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  ‘Hate just hides’: Biden vows to take on systematic racism

Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware Monday morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address exploding racial tensions that have begun to reshape the upcoming presidential election.

  GRAPHIC: George Floyd’s brother pleads for peace, Trump takes combative tone

  Trump slams governors as ‘weak,’ urges crackdown on protests

  Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet

Legendary Auburn coach Pat Dye dies at age 80

  Semi driver accused of driving into Minneapolis protesters charged

  Lockdowns ease in Florida, Europe with new tourism rules

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Gilead says drug helped moderately ill coronavirus patients

Sylvester Stallone narrates upcoming ‘Rocky’ documentary

  Italy loosens travel restrictions, reopens to tourism

Pier 1 closing all stores; bankruptcy approved

  States, cities plead for virus aid as Congress faces crises

  George Floyd’s son: Violent protests solve nothing

  Artist with autism thanks essential workers with balloon sculptures

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the balloon artist has used his sculptures to express gratitude to grocery store workers, mail carriers and healthcare workers.

  GRAPHIC: Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

Years of festering frustrations over the mistreatment of African Americans at the hands of police boiled over in expressions of rage met with tear gas and rubber bullets.

  Remains of Mont. veteran who died from coronavirus lost in mail for months

The Air Force veteran and his wife had been on a trip abroad for their 41st anniversary when he became ill, later dying in the intensive care unit at a Spanish hospital.

GRAPHIC: 2 Atlanta officers fired in ‘excessive force’ arrests, mayor says

Atlanta’s mayor says two police officers have been fired and three others placed on desk duty pending review over what authorities describe as excessive use of force during a weekend protest incident.

  World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

  Massive protests worldwide raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

Unrest demonstrates Biden’s challenge in breaking through

  Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies

Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects, has died. He was 84.

  Mississippi mayor apologizes for tweets on George Floyd

A white Mississippi mayor who caused an outrage with his tweets about the death George Floyd in Minneapolis is apologizing but says he won't resign.

  SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.

Hundreds of protestors march through streets of New Orleans amid death of George Floyd

Hundreds of masked protesters gathered at Duncan Plaza to shed light on racial injustice amid the death of George Floyd.

  Trump says US will designate Antifa as a terrorist organization amid protests

As protests over the death of George Floyd grow in cities across the U.S., government officials have been warning of the “outsiders” -- groups of organized rioters they say are flooding into major cities not to call for justice but to cause destruction.

  Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for coronavirus

Hurricane season officially starts Monday, though Tropical Storms Arthur and Bertha arrived early. Forecasters are expecting a busier-than-normal season.

  Michigan sheriff joins protesters during march over George Floyd’s death

In a show of solidarity, Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson joined the crowd and walked side by side with them. The peaceful protest lasted several hours.

  NY governor signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits in coronavirus fight

Dozens of police officers, public health workers, transit workers and paramedics have died of COVID-19 in the months since New York became the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States.

  Tear gas and burning cars in US cities as unrest over police killings continues

The unrest followed the killing in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody.

  Attorney: Wife of former officer charged in Floyd death files for divorce

The former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck as he begged for air was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

Democrats and some Republicans are seeking to find out more about President Trump’s recent moves to sideline several independent government watchdogs.

Trump postpones G7 meeting, seeks expansion of members

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he will postpone until the fall a meeting of Group of 7 nations he had planned to hold next month at the White House despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. And he said the group's membership should include Russia, Australia, South Korea and India.

  News reporters injured at demonstrations across US

A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

  Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

Protests erupted in Minneapolis and spread across the country after the police killing of George Floyd.

  SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

Forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

US food prices see historic jump, are likely to stay high

Big fluctuations in food prices began in March, when the coronavirus pandemic began to sink in for U.S. consumers.

  LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter, photographer during Louisville protest

WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photojournalist James Dobson were struck by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville on Friday night.

  US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

As some countries have effectively lowered the rate of infections, they have been moving ahead with relaxing restrictions but are keeping a very close eye on developments.

Trump, N.C. governor speak about GOP convention details

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Trump spoke by phone, during which they discussed the scheduled August convention in Charlotte.

Supreme Court rejects challenge to limits on church services

The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday.

  Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks tests positive for COVID-19

Health officials are seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19.

  George Floyd protests: National Guard mobilized in Atlanta; fatal shooting in Detroit

Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities.

  Minneapolis officer charged with George Floyd’s death as protests flare

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

  Mother of Louisville police shooting victim calls for peace

Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical tech, was shot eight times on March 13 after Louisville narcotics detectives knocked down the front door. No drugs were found in the home.

  Minnesota governor apologizes for arrest of CNN crew

Following the arrest of a CNN crew on live television by police on Friday, an apologetic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised that journalists would not be interfered with in reporting on violent protests following the death of George Floyd.

Transcripts released of Flynn’s calls with Russian diplomat

Transcripts of phone calls that played a pivotal role in the Russia investigation were declassified and released Friday.

  Take 2 for SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch with more storms; separate prototype test explodes in Texas

Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the U.S., before the threat of lightning forced a delay.

  Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Martin Folsom and his mother have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years at A. Philip Randolph Career Academies.

Chris Young among performers Saturday night at Grand Ole Opry

Chart-topping country music stars are once again returning to perform at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night for a live concert at the empty venue.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

In the news conference, Trump also said the U.S. would sanction Chinese officials responsible for the eroding autonomy of Hong Kong.

  Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis ‘thugs’ post

President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to take action to bring the city of Minneapolis “under control,” calling violent protesters outraged by the death of a black man in police custody “thugs” and saying that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer.

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

That means anyone in the U.S. who thought they had the virus in December or early January probably had the flu, public health researchers said.

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

  Biden: George Floyd’s death shows ‘open wound’ of US racism

“This is time for real leadership," he said.

Ruling means Missouri’s last abortion clinic stays open

The decision means Missouri will not become the first state without a functioning abortion clinic since 1974.

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

Germany is among several countries experimenting to see whether sewage could be a COVID-19 early warning system.

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods to reopen all stores in next month

TJX Companies temporarily closed its 4,400 locations on March 19 and began to reopen them on May 2.

  Twitter obscures, warns on Trump tweet ‘glorifying violence’

Trump has been railing against the company since earlier this week, when it for the first time applied fact checks to two of his tweets. Those were about mail-in ballots.

  Secrecy on legislator’s COVID-19 illness roils Pa. statehouse

A bitter partisan fight over a Pennsylvania lawmaker’s decision to wait a week before disclosing his COVID-19 diagnosis spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state attorney general declined to investigate.

Sheriff: Texas constable mistakenly killed by deputy

Authorities say a Texas deputy mistakenly shot and killed another responding officer while investigating a report of a suspicious person.

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

The money, included in a government relief package enacted in March, is set to expire July 31.

Hey, there’s a moose in your swimming pool

Paul Koch found a moose taking a dip in his pool Friday morning.

  US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession.

Probe: US Interior official used office for personal gain

The Interior Department's Inspector General found that Assistant Interior Secretary Douglas Domenech reached out to a senior EPA official in person and later by email in 2017 to advocate for Domenech's son-in-law when he was seeking a job at the agency.

JCPenney to begin reopening stores after declaring bankruptcy

The clothing retailer shut down brick-and-mortar locations due to COVID-19, but now as the U.S. begins to reopen, they plan to begin opening their stores.

  Protesters set Minneapolis police station afire

The protests that began late Wednesday and stretched into Thursday morning were the most destructive yet since the death of George Floyd, who was seen on video gasping for breath during an arrest in which an officer kneeled on his neck for almost eight minutes.

Police across US speak out against Minneapolis custody death

Authorities say George Floyd was detained Monday because he matched the description of someone who tried to pay with a counterfeit bill at a convenience store, and the 46-year-old resisted arrest.

Chase Elliott ends week of misery with overdue Cup victory

Elliott won Thursday night in the rain-delayed event at Charlotte Motor Speedway to close a brutal 12 days for NASCAR. The event, postponed Wednesday night, was the fourth Cup race since the series resumed racing May 17.

NSA: Russian agents have been hacking major email program

The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating 2017 malware attack has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier.

UN chief warns leaders pandemic may cause historic famine

The U.N. chief on Thursday warned the largest gathering of world leaders since the coronavirus pandemic began that it will cause “unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world,” with historic levels of hunger and famine and up to 1.6 billion people unable to earn a living.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.

  Ohio state troopers chase runaway SUV on wild ride

A 20-year-old woman called the Washington County Sheriff’s Office saying her vehicle wouldn’t stop or even slow down.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Washington officials say the state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims.

‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

“Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

  Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

Sweden took a relatively soft approach to fighting the coronavirus, one that attracted international attention. Large gatherings were banned, but restaurants and schools for younger children have stayed open.

Trump escalating war on Twitter, social media protections

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets.