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July 24, 2020 - 5:39 am
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (AURORA, Colo.) -- Five attendees of a rally and vigil for Elijah McClain held last month in Aurora are suing the Colorado city and its interim top cop over what they say was an unconstitutional police response that "terrorized" peaceful protesters. On June 27,...
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July 24, 2020 - 5:39 am
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- California State University voted to make ethnic and social justice studies a requirement for graduation amid ongoing calls for related reforms in the wake of national unrest. The university's Board of Trustees approved the measure on Wednesday, marking the...
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July 24, 2020 - 5:06 am
By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 633,000 people worldwide. Over 15.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for...
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July 23, 2020 - 7:30 pm
BY ASHAN SINGH, DEBORAH KIM, and ALLIE YANG, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- For almost a year now, Taylor Cassidy has been creating TikToks. However, her short, creatively edited videos have been so much more than viral dance challenges. One of Cassidy’s latest videos posted to her nearly two million...
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ABC News
July 23, 2020 - 4:22 pm
BY: IGNACIO TORRES, JESSICA HOPPER, and ALLIE YANG (HOUSTON) -- For years, the highlight of Candido’s day has been returning home from work to his wife and children, Caleb and Emma. He has carried the pride of his job as an essential worker in the construction industry. That was until he brought...
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July 23, 2020 - 3:18 pm
BY: ELLA TORRES (PHILADELPHIA) -- A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with three counts of simple assault after video purportedly showed him spraying peaceful, kneeling protesters with pepper spray during protests against police brutality, officials said. Philadelphia District Attorney...
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July 23, 2020 - 3:00 pm
BY: CHRISTINA CARREGA (MINNEAPOLIS) -- The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd is also facing multiple felony charges of tax evasion. Derek Chauvin and his estranged wife, Kellie May Chauvin, were charged on Wednesday by Washington County prosecutors with failing to...
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Motorists take part in a caravan protest in front of Senator John Kennedy's office at the Hale Boggs Federal Building asking for the extension of the $600 in unemployment benefits to people out of work because of the coronavirus in New Orleans, La. Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Max Becherer/The Advocate via AP)
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July 23, 2020 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation got another dose of bad economic news Thursday as the number of laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits rose last week for the first time since late March, intensifying concerns the resurgent coronavirus is stalling or even reversing the economic recovery. And an...
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July 23, 2020 - 11:19 am
By AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former attorney, will be released from a federal prison and return to home confinement in Manhattan. Cohen, who is serving a three-year sentence for violating campaign finance laws and lying to...
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July 23, 2020 - 10:01 am
By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- The funeral for civil rights pioneer Rev. C.T. Vivian, known for helping end segregation in the South and his close allyship with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will be laid to rest Thursday. Vivian died last Friday at the age of 95. His funeral begins at 11 a.m...
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