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Many Black gun clubs across the U.S. have seen major growth in membership since George Floyd's death.

Aurora police detained these Black children at gunpoint after wrongfully accusing their family member of stealing a car. The police department has been under fire after Elijah McClain died in their custody in 2019.

A judge ruled it unconstitutional for the U.S. to deny Puerto Ricans access to federal welfare programs, calling it discriminatory. People in Puerto Rico pay federal taxes and are U.S. citizens, but were blocked from food stamps in 1981. The federal govt is expected to appeal.

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Greece reported 121 new #COVID19  cases, its highest daily figure in 3 months. Strict lockdown kept its outbreak small (only 209 deaths). But officials say cases are rising since it eased lockdown, with large gatherings flouting guidelines and new clusters linked to weddings.

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60% of Zimbabwe face food shortages this year due to #COVID19  , says the UN — worsening a crisis caused by unemployment, drought and the economy. Inflation is over 700%. Groups say the govt is using lockdown to arrest/torture critics, even arresting students for critical tweets.

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A Chainsmokers charity concert called “Safe and Sound” wasn’t so safe after all. 2,000 people came out to have a good time during a global pandemic.

@RepJayapal  is calling out the govt’s response to #BlackLivesMatter  protests ... and lack of response to armed protesters rallying against Michigan’s stay-at-home orders. "You are supposed to uphold democracy and secure equal justice under the law ..."

A man wearing a Colin Kaepernick shirt was attacked by dogs as part of a K-9 demonstration during an event at a Navy SEAL Museum in Florida. The U.S. Navy is launching an investigation into the incident from November 2019.

Why are strong female characters in film usually smoking a cigarette? And what does it have to do with women's liberation? @SanaSaeed  unpacks smoking as a power motif.

This Muslim father was dragged away from his dying daughter’s bedside by UK police. He’s suing the police for wrongful arrest and is considering suing the NHS.

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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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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.

"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.

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 .

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.

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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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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