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Spokane Symphony administrator resigns when confronted about racist, conspiratorial tweets

UPDATED: Wed., July 8, 2020

In since-deleted tweets uncovered by KHQ, Bethany Schoeff-Cotter referred to the Black Lives Matter movement as "a disease on this country" and suggested the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is a hoax designed to influence this year's elections. Schoeff-Cotter also called those who wear masks to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus "idiots" and accused Microsoft founder Bill Gates of a plot to force vaccines and microchips on the American public.
News >  Nation/World

Federal charges filed for 7 protesters in Portland, Oregon

UPDATED: Tue., July 7, 2020

PORTLAND — The U.S. Attorney in Oregon announced federal charges Tuesday against seven protesters who are accused in court papers of defacing a federal courthouse and assaulting federal officers during protests in Portland, Oregon against racial injustice and police brutality.

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