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Barack Obama said this summer's protests against racial inequality made him "optimistic about young people." He wants them to vote to turn that momentum into "laws and policies that can actually change the country for the better."

More Americans voted for Democrats in the Senate, but Republicans ended up in control. Here's why that happens:

@Ocasio2018  joined a long line along with many others to vote early in the Bronx. She pointed out that the extended lines seen outside polling sites across the country suppress people's vote.

Nigerian protesters have discovered three government warehouses holding tons of #COVID19  relief materials that were never distributed. By the time people had gotten to the food, some of it had gone bad.

Poland's highest court has ruled that abortion is now only legal in cases of rape or incest or to protect the mother's life.

It is now cheaper to generate electricity from solar than fossil fuels in most countries, according to a report. But the solar industry is not as green as it could be.

Family of #WalterWallaceJr , a Black man shot and killed by Philadelphia police during a mental health crisis, says they called for an ambulance — not police. His mother says police knew he was in crisis as they went to the house 3 times that day: "They stood and laughed at us."

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Philadelphia police arrested over 90 people at protests over the police killing of #WalterWallaceJr  . On Tuesday, they were filmed beating some with batons. 1 activist said: "You cannot retrain hatred... They routinely get away with doing things to us, there's no accountability. "

A Black man in DC was killed as police chased him for allegedly riding a moped on the sidewalk without a helmet. Family say police hit him and want body cam video. #KaronHylton  was 20. His mother protested at a police station for answers and was reportedly pepper-sprayed.

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BREAKING: The police officer who shot and killed #RayshardBrooks  has been charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. He faces a possible sentence of life without parole for murder.

BREAKING: The 3 other officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd 's killing will be charged with aiding and abetting murder, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder.

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"Why didn't you stay in Mexico?" A Latino dad was harassed by a white man at a school meeting in Michigan organized to address recent racist incidents in the district.

BREAKING: The three men accused of killing #Ahmaud Arbery have been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia and formally charged with 9 counts each, including malice murder and felony murder. Arbery died after being shot while jogging in February.

America, meet your new president: Donald J. Trump.

BREAKING: Cyntoia Brown was just granted clemency from a life sentence in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16. She'll be released on parole supervision on August 7.

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A Black doctor in Miami who has been testing the homeless for COVID-19 was detained outside his home while he was unloading his van. Police say they thought he was illegally offloading trash.

Police have arrested at least 1,669 people across the U.S. during protests over police brutality, according to an @AP  tally. They have not arrested: 3 of the 4 officers involved in the killing of #GeorgeFloyd . Any officers involved in the killing of #BreonnaTaylor .

Today is #BreonnaTaylor 's birthday. She would be 27. In March, police killed her when they stormed her home while she was sleeping, looking for a man who did not live there. 84 days later, no officers have been charged.

Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.

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