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The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America

Omar Wasow is a researcher who works in a world of charts and data. But his analytical reserve cracked after watching a video of George Floyd dying while being arrested by police. “I cried,” says Wasow, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. “I’m not without deep empathy for people’s anger. I feel that…MORE

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

William Bryan told investigators he heard Travis McMichael use a racial epithet after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent testified Thursday during preliminary hearings. Bryan told police McMichael said “f***ing n***er” after three blasts from McMichael’s shotgun left Arbery dead in February the streets of the Satilla…MORE

5 reasons why experts say we should be wary of the ‘outside agitator’ narrative

5 reasons why experts say we should be wary of the ‘outside agitator’ narrative

As protests over police brutality and systemic racism sweep the nation, authorities have partly blamed incidents of property destruction and violence on people they deem ‘outside agitators.’ Federal law enforcement officials pointed to groups including anarchists, white supremacists and far-left extremists, while President Donald Trump has focused just on Antifa and the far left. Other…MORE

Wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuations in northern California

Wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuations in northern California

A California fire department is battling a four-alarm wildfire near the Suisun City Wildlife Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Firefighters responded immediately to a call received at 3:26 p.m. local time Wednesday, according to Suisun City Fire Chief Justin Vincent. When the fire department arrived, there were people trying to evacuate as many…MORE