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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Protesters are demanding that France apologize and make reparations for its 1961 massacre of Algerians.

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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 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.

"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: 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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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.

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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 .

Viola Fletcher was 7 when a white mob destroyed her all-Black neighborhood in Tulsa and killed 300 Black people. 100 years later, she and other survivors are still demanding justice.

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