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A black birdwatcher asked a white woman to leash her dog in Central Park – she called the police instead

Christian Cooper was birdwatching deep in the woods of Manhattan's Central Park when he noticed a rogue cocker spaniel digging up the shrubbery around him. Many of the birds he spots come for the dense plants, so he approached the dog's owner early on Monday with a request: Could she leash up the canine, as the park rules required? Amy Cooper said she would be calling the police instead.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: What they see when they see us

This miniseries needs to be seen and internalized. It’s not just a story of justice denied. It is also the story of a harsh truth most dark-skinned people are forced to learn at some point.

One dead in Spokane Valley condo fire

One person is dead and several residents were displaced as a result of a fire Sunday night at the Central Park Condominiums in Spokane Valley.

Nearly 2 tons of seized ivory to be crushed in Central Park

Nearly two tons of trinkets, statues and jewelry crafted from the tusks of at least 100 slaughtered elephants are heading for a rock crusher in New York City’s Central Park to demonstrate the state’s commitment to smashing the illegal ivory trade.

Harrop: Trump as Caesar: They protest too much

I’m not taking bets that either side will sit down and read the play. But that could help any interested parties decide for themselves whether the presentation was unfair, unbalanced and irresponsible or merely, as the critic saw it, “great, nasty fun.”

Woman who stormed stage during ‘Julius Caesar’ is arrested

A New York production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: an activist who stormed the stage, yelling, “Do you want Trump to be assassinated?”