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Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay

Capitol Police chief appeals for National Guard to stay

WASHINGTON — Worried about continuing threats, the acting chief of the U.S.
House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund' clash

House OKs George Floyd Act as Democrats avoid 'defund' clash

WASHINGTON — House Democrats passed the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing nationwide, avoiding a potential clash with moderates in their own party who were wary of reigniting the “defund the police” debate they say hurt them durin
Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol

Police request 60-day extension of Guard at US Capitol

WASHINGTON — The Capitol Police have requested that members of the National Guard continue to provide security at the U.S. Capitol for another two months, The Associated Press has learned.
Alabama's Republican governor extends face mask mandate

Alabama's Republican governor extends face mask mandate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Breaking with other Southern GOP governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey extended her state’s mask order for another month Thursday but said the requirement will end for good in April.

Satan tries to get a date on the Boston subway system

BOSTON — The Prince of Darkness is apparently looking for a date on the Boston subway system. A 20-year-old woman approached transit police at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Forest Hills station at about 10:45 p.m.

Elusive artist Banksy confirms he's behind prison artwork

LONDON — Banksy appears to have thrown his support behind a campaign to turn a former prison in the English town of Reading into an arts venue, a town spokesman said on Thursday, after the street artist confirmed that artwork that appeared on a red b
Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting

Police: Rapper OMB Peezy charged in music video shooting

ATLANTA — An Alabama rapper was arrested in connection to a shooting at a music video set in downtown Atlanta, authorities said.
Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys - as Tyson Trax

Still divisive, Dr. Luke resurges at Grammys - as Tyson Trax

NEW YORK — With dark clouds looming behind him, controversial music producer and hitmaker Dr.
US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

US jobless claims tick up to 745,000 as layoffs remain high

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits edged higher last week to 745,000, a sign that many employers continue to cut jobs despite a drop in confirmed viral infections and evidence that the overall economy is improving
11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

11 killed in army helicopter crash in eastern Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey — An army helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey on Thursday, killing 11 military personnel on board and injuring two others, the Defence Ministry said. News reports said a high-ranking officer was among the victims.
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