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Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts
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Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’, ‘I Can’t Breathe’ shirts

Tennessee law doesn't allow voters to wear items bearing the name of a candidate or a political party in a polling place, but doesn't prohibit statements such as ‘Black Lives Matter’

Portland protestors deface, knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in ‘rage’ against Columbus Day
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Portland protestors deface, knock down Roosevelt, Lincoln statues in ‘rage’ against Columbus Day

Dubbing the day as the ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day of Rage’, protestors smashed windows at the Oregon Historical Society and damaged a quilt sewn by 15 Black women in the 1970s

‘Hurts to sleep, eat, breathe’: Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since Kenosha police shooting
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‘Hurts to sleep, eat, breathe’: Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since Kenosha police shooting

The officers who were present at the time of the shooting were placed on administrative leave, but none of them have been charged

US Open 2020: Coco Gauff, 16, who lost her learner's permit but found voice in fight for racial justice
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US Open 2020: Coco Gauff, 16, who lost her learner's permit but found voice in fight for racial justice

Coco Gauff has a tough assignment in her first-round match at the US Open, facing 31st-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, a 30-year-old from Latvia who was a semifinalist in New York two years ago.

US charges 18 Portland protesters with arson, trespassing as it sends tactical police to Seattle
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US charges 18 Portland protesters with arson, trespassing as it sends tactical police to Seattle

The arrests came this week during clashes with specially equipped federal police agents sent to Portland, where 56 straight days of anti-racism demonstrations have captured national attention

US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby
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US watchdog to probe use of force in Portland; federal agents to Seattle on standby

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office will investigate allegations federal agents used excessive force against peaceful protesters in Portland

Portland protests: In another night of unrest in US city, tear gas hits mayor Ted Wheeler
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Portland protests: In another night of unrest in US city, tear gas hits mayor Ted Wheeler

Protests against racial injustice and police brutality have rocked Portland every night for weeks, with security forces often tear-gassing and clubbing demonstrators

One dead after man opens fire in Kentucky park at epicentre of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd protests
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One dead after man opens fire in Kentucky park at epicentre of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd protests

Video posted on social media appeared to show a man opening fire into the park in Louisville, Kentucky as people scrambled for cover. The footage later showed at least one person bleeding profusely on the ground

Donald Trump signs Executive Order on police reform even as he presses for 'law and order' after weeks of protests against racial injustice
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Donald Trump signs Executive Order on police reform even as he presses for 'law and order' after weeks of protests against racial injustice

President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices even as he pressed for 'law and order' nationwide.

From social media to US streets: Boogaloo movement makes its presence felt during George Floyd protests
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From social media to US streets: Boogaloo movement makes its presence felt during George Floyd protests

Often seen wearing Hawaiian shirts, possessing guns and bent on starting a civil war, followers of the anti-government Boogaloo movement have also been seen at the protests against police brutality and George Floyd's death.