Violence

FILE - In this June 18, 2019 file photo Dravon Ames, holding microphone, speaks to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as his fiancee, Iesha Harper, right, holds 1-year-old daughter London, at a community meeting, in Phoenix. The Phoenix City Council will vote Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 on a settlement for the Black couple who had police officers point guns at them in front of their children last year after their young daughter took a doll from a store without their knowledge. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
August 26, 2020 - 5:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council agreed Wednesday to pay a settlement to a Black couple who had police officers point guns at them in front of their children last year after their young daughter took a doll from a store without their knowledge. Iesha Harper said at a news conference that she...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2020, file photo the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown. The killing of an inmate who was beaten to death at a federal lockup in Indiana is under investigation by the FBI, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, about an attack that revives questions about safety in the beleaguered federal prison system.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 25, 2020 - 11:01 am
The killing of an inmate who was beaten to death at a federal lockup in Indiana is under investigation by the FBI, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press about an attack that revives questions about safety in the beleaguered federal prison system. An autopsy determined the May...
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Owner Ali Nervis displays books on race relations at his bookstore Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 in Phoenix. Black-owned bookstores across the U.S. have seen increased sales following the police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, and store owners are now asking people who have read about Black history and culture to take action against the systems that have enabled racism. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 23, 2020 - 8:56 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A renewed focus on social justice in the wake of police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd has seen sales soar at Black-owned bookstores around the country as customers seek out knowledge from their own communities. The stores have always served as a community space for...
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August 23, 2020 - 8:13 am
In the year since Elijah McClain died after being stopped by police in suburban Denver on his way home from a store, the number of people calling for justice to be done in his case has grown to millions of people around the world. Like his family and activists who have been protesting over the...
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People watch Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speak at a watch party for the Democratic National Convention at Dunkin' Donuts Park, home of the minor league baseball team the Hartford Yard Goats, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
August 20, 2020 - 8:15 pm
Joe Biden is vowing to unite an America torn by crisis and contempt. Biden accepted the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, achieving a pinnacle in an unfinished quest that has spanned three decades and been marred by personal tragedy, political stumbles and more dynamic rivals. The...
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August 20, 2020 - 6:02 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A suburban Seattle police officer with a long history of using force, including three fatal shootings, was charged with murder and assault Thursday for one of those killings, the first case brought against an officer since Washington voters made it easier to prosecute police for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks after Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduced her as his running mate during a campaign event at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. After following her career for years, Harris' extended family in Jamaica is elated at their relative’s rise to a historic nomination. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 19, 2020 - 8:50 pm
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Wednesday night that American democracy may not survive if Donald Trump is reelected, delivering a scathingly remarkable assessment of his successor at the Democratic National Convention. Then delegates broke a historic barrier by...
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Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 19, 2020 - 8:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris has made history night as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket. In her highly anticipated address capping the third night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, Harris mixed her polish as a former prosecutor with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle made by Remington Arms, the same make and model of the gun used by Adam Lanza in the December 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee in Hartford, Conn. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, a lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims accused Remington Arms of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out the families' lawsuit against the company over how it marketed the rifle used in the massacre. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
August 18, 2020 - 12:48 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for some of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims' families accused Remington Arms on Tuesday of using its new bankruptcy case to try to wipe out their lawsuit over how the company marketed the rifle used in the massacre. An attorney for Remington denied the...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2020 file photo, the Rev. Al Sharpton addresses the crowd at a Juneteenth rally in Tulsa, Okla. A national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. This comes amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans. Although many marchers will arrive via charter buses from surrounding communities on Aug. 28, the Rev. Al Sharpton will ask others to join satellite marches in states that are considered hot spots for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 18, 2020 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia. Although many marchers will arrive via...
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