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Protests Erupt Across The U.S. In Response To Killing Of George Floyd By Police

Protesters angry at the killing of a black man during an arrest by Minneapolis police raged across multiple cities in the U.S. over the weekend. How are leaders there and police responding? We check in with reporters in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

Protests Erupt Across The U.S. In Response To Killing Of George Floyd By Police

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Cop Arrested In George Floyd's Death, Protests Continue, Trump Rails Against China

The police officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Protests continued and turned violent in several cities, including Minneapolis. Amid a blistering verbal attack on China, President Trump says he's pulling the U.S. out of the World Health Organization even as the country is in the middle of a pandemic.

Cop Arrested In George Floyd's Death, Protests Continue, Trump Rails Against China

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Violent Protests In Minneapolis, 7 Shot In Louisville, Trump Order On Social Media

Chaos gripped the Twin Cities again Thursday night into Friday as peaceful protests gave way to spasms of looting and fire-setting. Also, seven people were shot at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky related to the killing of a black woman by police. And, President Trump signed an executive order Thursday aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies.

Violent Protests In Minneapolis, 7 Shot In Louisville, Trump Order On Social Media

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100,000 U.S. Coronavirus Deaths, Hong Kong Security Law, Minneapolis Protests

COVID-19, the highly infectious viral disease that has been spreading across the globe, has taken more than 100,000 American lives. Also, the rift between the U.S. and China is growing as the U.S. State Department says they no longer consider Hong Kong to have significant autonomy under Chinese rule. And, violent protests broke out in Minneapolis and other parts of Minnesota overnight in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody.

100,000 U.S. Coronavirus Deaths, Hong Kong Security Law, Minneapolis Protests

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Black Man Dies In Police Custody, Twitter Fact Checks Trump, Texas Testing Disparity

Protests erupted and now four Minneapolis police officers have been fired after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. Also, Twitter adding fact-check warnings to two tweets by President Trump in which he claimed without evidence that mail-in voting was fraudulent. And, an NPR investigation found that some communities of color in Texas don't have as much access to coronavirus testing as white communities.

Black Man Dies In Police Custody, Twitter Fact Checks Trump, Texas Testing Disparity

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Coronavirus: Unemployment Benefits, Voting Issues In 2020 Election, School Funding

The unemployment benefit meant to keep many afloat during the pandemic is set to expire at the end of July and lawmakers need to decide what to do next. Also, the pandemic poses challenges to voting in the upcoming presidential election. And, many public schools are facing financial meltdown due to state budget cuts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Unemployment Benefits, Voting Issues In 2020 Election, School Funding

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U.S. Bans Travel From Brazil, New Hong Kong Protests, Florida Voting Law Struck Down

The U.S. has banned travel from Brazil after a surge in coronavirus cases there. Also, protests sparked on Sunday in response to China's plans to tighten its control over Hong Kong through security legislation. And, a federal judge has ruled that a Florida state law that would have required felons to pay any outstanding court fees and fines before they can register to vote is unconstitutional.

U.S. Bans Travel From Brazil, New Hong Kong Protests, Florida Voting Law Struck Down

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BONUS: How One Woman Inspired The Design For The N95 Mask

The N95 respirator has become one of the most coveted items in the world, especially by medical professionals. But how did this seemingly simple mask become the lifesaving tool it is today? In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast, Throughline, we follow the curious history of one of the most important defenses in our fight against COVID-19.

BONUS: How One Woman Inspired The Design For The N95 Mask

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Alabama Re-opens, Value of Antibody Tests, Hong Kong Braces For Crackdown

Alabama is reopening despite a shortage of intensive care beds in Montgomery. A surge in demand for antibody tests runs the risk of giving people and employers a false sense of security. As Beijing tightens its grip, Hong Kong reacts.

Alabama Re-opens, Value of Antibody Tests, Hong Kong Braces For Crackdown

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Hong Kong Security Law, Re-Opening Colleges, Coronavirus And Guantánamo Bay

Beijing has signaled it will push through sweeping national security legislation for Hong Kong, its most aggressive effort yet to exert its control over the semi-autonomous city. Also, the Centers for Disease Control has new recommendations for colleges and universities preparing to welcome back students during the coronavirus pandemic. And, legal proceedings have come to a virtual standstill at the U.S. military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay due to the pandemic. So what happens now?

Hong Kong Security Law, Re-Opening Colleges, Coronavirus And Guantánamo Bay

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