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A Black asst. police chief in DC says she was told to have an abortion or be fired when she was a cadet, reports @NBCNews . She is 1 of 10 Black women suing MPD. Others allege: ◾️retaliation for reporting anti-Black police bias ◾️systemic intimidation/hostility to women officers
Twitter says its algorithm amplifies right-leaning content and news outlets, but it doesn't know why. It has been accused of anti-right bias, but an internal study of users in 7 countries found the political right has more "algorithmic amplification" in 6, including the U.S.
A viral video of a California math teacher mocking Native American culture has led to community backlash. After donning a fake headdress and dancing around the classroom, the teacher was placed on leave pending a district investigation.
El Salvador banned mass gatherings citing #COVID19 , which critics say is a move to silence protests against Pres. Bukele. Protesters say Bukele, who changed his Twitter bio to "Emperor" and replaced top court members so he could seek another term, is increasingly authoritarian.
Benin lawmakers voted to legalize most abortions up to 3 months. If ratified, it would become at least the 6th African country where abortion is legally more accessible. Unsafe illegal abortions kill about 200 women in Benin every year, about 20% of all maternal deaths.
Protesters are demanding that France apologize and make reparations for its 1961 massacre of Algerians.
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.
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 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.
Over 400 people have been killed in Syria in the last five days. 150 of them were children.
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 .