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Belarus president remains defiant as protest strikes grow

More workers in Belarus joined a widening strike Tuesday to press for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has extended his 26-year rule in an election the opposition says was rigged.

Portland prepares for U.S. agents to step back from protests

The Trump administration and Oregon leaders declared victory after it was announced that U.S. agents guarding a federal courthouse during violent demonstrations in Portland will pull back, but it wasn't clear the agreement will reduce tensions that have led to more than two months of protests.

Police forced to retreat at Seattle protests

SEATTLE – Seattle police retreated to a precinct early Sunday, hours after declaring a riot during large demonstrations in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood near where weeks earlier, people set up an “occupied protest zone” stretching for several blocks.

House leaders ‘alarmed’ federal officers policing protests

Protesters broke into a building, set it on fire and started dumpster fires late Saturday night in Oregon's largest city, police said, as demonstrations that have been taking place since the death of George Floyd intensified for another night in Portland.

As racism protests roil U.S., Florida revisits dark past

On Election Day a century ago, a white mob swept through a tiny Florida citrus town after a black man showed up at the polls to vote. Over two days of terror, the mob set fire to homes and drove black residents from their community.

The Police Chief and NAACP president

Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl and Kurtis Robinson, president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP have a frank discussion about the tension between police and the Black community, the reason for the protests and what might be accomplished through them.

LA mayor announces end of curfews for 2nd largest US city

Widespread peaceful conduct across California at demonstrations to protest the death of George Floyd brought an end to curfews in Los Angeles and other Thursday while other cities kept restrictions in place as a precaution against looting and violence.

Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canadians are watching what’s unfolding in the United States with “horror and consternation” and he paused for 21 seconds when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump and the use of tear gas against protesters to clear the way for a photo opportunity.

Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control

Protests erupting across the nation over the past week – and law enforcement’s response to them – are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway.

Officials see extremist groups, disinformation in protests

U.S. officials sought to determine Sunday whether extremist groups had infiltrated police brutality protests across the country and deliberately tipped largely peaceful demonstrations toward violence – and if foreign adversaries were behind a burgeoning disinformation campaign on social media.

Protests again close I-5; looting, vandalism in Bellevue

Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle was closed Sunday afternoon because of George Floyd protest activity, the second day in a row the main north-south freeway on the West Coast was shut down because of violence and looting in the Northwest’s largest city.

U.S. cities assess protest damage, await another day of unrest

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California.