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What happened when Black Lives Matter came to a notorious KKK town in Texas

The town of Vidor, in east Texas, has a reputation. It’s the kind of reputation that causes its residents to pause when someone asks where they’re from. For years it was known as a sundown town — a place where non-whites were threatened with violence if they stayed after dark, and where they were barred […]

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California police shoot and kill suspect wanted in Central California shooting spree

(Reuters) – Police shot and killed a man wanted in a Central California “shooting spree”, and three law enforcement officers were wounded in the shoot-out at vineyard where he was tracked down on Thursday afternoon, sheriffs officials said. Mason James Lira, 26, whom sheriff’s documents list as a transient, is suspected of shooting and wounding […]

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Explainer: What’s at stake in Supreme Court fight over Trump financial records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democratic-led House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trump’s financial records. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Charlotte, […]

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Beaches eyed as United States takes steps toward reopening

(Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heat wave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the United States the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. People walk up and down Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the […]

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Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Using a mobile launcher at a new launch site, the Guard said it put […]

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

(Reuters) – Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic. Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of […]

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Coronavirus sweeps across New York, California fears it could be next

NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staggering hospitals at the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, as California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, the densely packed home […]

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NASA and private sector have big plans for space travel — and they’re recruiting

Amid all the coronavirus worries, here’s a positive development: NASA this month began taking applications for new astronauts. You probably won’t qualify: Candidates must have STEM backgrounds, and the odds of being accepted in the last round were 50 times worse than those for Harvard applicants. Plus NASA’s at least four years away from getting […]

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Indian Wells tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday, over concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California. “There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding […]

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