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Berkeley to consider removing police from traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The politically liberal city of Berkeley in Northern California is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers in a bid to curb racial profiling and reduce law [...]

What We’ve Learned from 101 Years of American Unrest

*/ ]]> When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a slate of criminal justice reforms this spring, he reminded his audience that George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis policeman was just the latest in a line of Black victims of [...]

Trump’s campaign to open schools provokes mounting backlash even from GOP

*/ ]]> President Donald Trump has been on a rampage against public schools and colleges all week, threatening to use the power of the federal government to strong-arm officials into reopening classrooms. But his effort is now creating [...]

In Tackling Coronavirus, Scotland Asserts Its Separateness From England

EDINBURGH, Scotland — There was nothing particularly festive about Nicola Sturgeon’s recent visit to the Cold Town House, a newly reopened Edinburgh pub, but maybe that was the point. Sipping coffee and surveying plexiglass dividers, [...]

Detroit immigrants will get a share of $750,000 from group

DETROIT (AP) – Immigrants living in Detroit without legal permission will get a chance to apply for a share of $ 750,000 given by a New York-based philanthropy, officials said Thursday. “We know we are a stronger city when everyone [...]

TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests

“We believe freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and support the right of people to express themselves without fear for their safety or other repercussions,” the statement added. The suspension of data reviews also applies [...]

From Gingrich to Trump, the origins of Trumpism with Julian Zelizer

Princeton professor Julian Zelizer joins us to talk about his new book, “Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party.” Zelizer’s premise for the book, and our discussion today, [...]

How California went from model student to pandemic problem child

Customers of the Buckhown Grill dine outdoors in Walnut Creek, Calif. | AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> SAN FRANCISCO — California was long the nation’s shining star on the coronavirus, heralded by [...]

Roger Taney, Supreme Court chief justice, name stripped from Pearl Harbor warship

BALTIMORE — The name of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who had ruled before the Civil War that free Black people and enslaved persons were not U.S. citizens is being removed from a historic warship. Roger B. Taney’s name [...]

European Union Bars Travelers from US, Formalizes Reopening

BRUSSELS — The European Union will open its borders to visitors from 15 countries as of Wednesday, but not to travelers from the United States, Brazil or Russia, putting into effect a complex policy that has sought to balance health [...]