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A bill to permanently fund conservation efforts and reduce maintenance backlogs across public lands will soon be up for a vote in the U.S. Senate.

From Los Angeles To Washington, D.C: The Latest On The Protests

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Protests against police brutality are continuing across the nation in cities like Atlanta, New York and more.

Earlier this week, peaceful protesters were teargassed and flashbanged by authorities in Washington D.C. outside of the White House as President Donald Trump made his way to a nearby church for a photo opportunity.

Elsewhere in the city, military helicopters were flown close to the ground in an attempt to disperse protesters.

The Past And Present Of Protests In America

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As protesters demand an end to police brutality, demonstrations continue in cities across the country, while law enforcement and officials disperse crowds and enforce curfews. Amid a national conversation about policing tactics, the protests have led to talks about who gets to protest, how they protest, and the First Amendment.

The pandemic has beef markets on a roller coaster, and Shohone, Idaho's Amie Taber is among the ranchers along for the ride.

 


At the end of June, several thousand National Guardsmen from 15 states will descend on Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert for two months. The Army is already gaming out how to keep them healthy and able to train during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Facebook is facing an unusually public backlash from its employees over the company's handling of President Trump's inflammatory posts about protests in the police killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis.

At least a dozen employees, some in senior positions, have openly condemned Facebook's lack of action on the president's posts and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's defense of that decision. Some employees staged a virtual walkout Monday.

Senate Republicans have launched politically loaded investigations into the Obama administration and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that are expected to carry on into the fall.

On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee begins the first of a planned series of hearings on the origins of the FBI's 2016 Russia investigation into possible ties with the Trump campaign. Republicans are particularly interested in the decision-making inside the Obama-Biden administration.

A little boy in an orange shirt walks up to a grab-and-go meal site at an elementary school in Salt Lake City, Utah. A school worker wearing a mask uses a bullhorn to let kitchen staff know the boy's there. Then a staffer sets a bag lunch and some extra strawberries on a table and backs away.

 


As the United States prepares for a general election complicated by the coronavirus pandemic, a new national survey finds that most Americans support making it easier to vote by mail in November.

 


Six years ago, in July of 2014, a Black man in New York City was forced to the ground by police. A passerby filmed the incident. On the tape, you can hear the man say, “I can’t breathe.”

His name was Eric Garner. And he died in police custody after an officer wrapped his arm around his neck.

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