Social issues

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Los Angeles. If James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2020 - 3:34 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — If basketball icon LeBron James gets his way, NBA arenas and other sports venues around the country will be mega polling sites for the November general election. James and his voting rights group, formed this spring with other black athletes and entertainers, are joining with other...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian wearing a mask walks past a reader board advertising a job opening for a remodeling company, in Seattle. U.S. companies added nearly 2.4 million jobs in June, according to a private survey, a large gain that still leaves the job market far below its pre-pandemic levels. The payroll company ADP said that small businesses reported the largest gain, adding 937,000 jobs. Construction firms and restaurants and hotels also posted big increases in hiring. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 01, 2020 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the viral outbreak worsening and unemployment at Depression-era levels, the government on Thursday will issue what will almost surely be another remarkable jobs report. Hiring in June might have reached the highest monthly total on record — 3 million. Yet so deep were the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020 file photo, 21 Savage attends the Tom Ford show during NYFW Fall/Winter in Los Angeles. The rapper will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner announced his new Bank Account At Home nationwide initiative on Wednesday. His efforts will include a partnership with Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to provide free Wi-Fi and tablets for underserved inner-city students. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
July 01, 2020 - 3:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper 21 Savage will be launching a free online financial literacy education program for youth sheltered at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The Grammy winner announced his new Bank Account At Home nationwide initiative on Wednesday. His efforts will include a partnership...
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Protesters stand holding up their arms in front of a road blocked by police in the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone early Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Seattle. Police in Seattle have torn down demonstrators' tents in the city's so-called occupied protest zone after the mayor ordered it cleared. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 01, 2020 - 2:16 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police turned out in force early Wednesday at the city's “occupied” protest zone, tore down demonstrators' encampments and used bicycles to herd the protesters after the mayor ordered the area cleared following two fatal shootings in less than two weeks. Television images...
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FILE -This April 29, 2016, file photo, shows a patch and badge on the uniform of a San Francisco police officer in San Francisco. The San Francisco Police Department will stop releasing mugshots of people arrested unless they pose a threat in an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the police chief announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
July 01, 2020 - 12:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city's police chief announced Wednesday. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott said...
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July 01, 2020 - 12:20 pm
COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish authorities said Wednesday that the motive behind the slaying of a biracial man on a Baltic Sea island was a personal relationship gone wrong rather than a racially motivated killing. The 28-year-old victim, who had Danish and African roots, was found in the woods on the...
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July 01, 2020 - 11:49 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Accusations that a group of soldiers sexually assaulted two young Indigenous girls in rural Colombia have sparked protests outside army bases and rekindled fears about the military’s human rights record, especially in parts of the country still recovering from decades of...
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FILE - This April 18, 2019, file photo shows a sign for Zoom Video Communications ahead of the company's Nasdaq IPO in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 01, 2020 - 11:05 am
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered steam in the U.S., a largely unheralded video-conferencing service suddenly found itself in the spotlight. And just as quickly as Zoom became a household name for connecting work colleagues, church and school groups,...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2013, file photo, Ed Henry, Chief White House Correspondent for Fox News, applauds during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington. Fox News has fired news anchor Ed Henry after it received a complaint about workplace sexual misconduct by him. Fox said the current complaint was based on an incident that happened ‘years ago.’ (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 01, 2020 - 9:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News on Wednesday fired daytime news anchor Ed Henry after he was charged with sexual misconduct in the workplace. The network said it had received a complaint on June 25 from an attorney about the misconduct. An outside investigator was hired and, based on the results of that...
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A man displays the Hong Kong colonial flag on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China from Britain in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just one day after China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01, 2020 - 8:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary has announced that residence rights for Hong Kongers eligible for British National Overseas passports will be extended to five years. Dominic Raab told the House of Commons on Wednesday that the new rules will allow up to 3 million Hong Kongers the right to...
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