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Rep. Steve King, shown here during a news conference in August 2019, faced criticism for his comments on abortion, including when he questioned whether there would be "any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Iowa Rep. Steve King, Known For Racist Comments, Loses Reelection Bid

After years of racist comments, King was largely abandoned by party leaders. He was defeated on Tuesday by state Sen. Randy Feenstra.

Protesters across the country have been demanding police reform since the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Minnesota Files Discrimination Complaint Against Minneapolis Police Department

"This is not a friendly action, but this is the necessary action," Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan told NPR. The Department of Human Rights will lead an investigation "to make deep, systematic change."

Military members joined police officers in clearing Lafayette Park while, across the street at the White House, President Trump said he would send soldiers to U.S. cities if local officials don't end unrest. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Democrats In Congress Tell Trump Not To Send Military To Stop Protests

Calling out active duty troops to quell widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd is an option congressional Democrats are warning would only make matters worse.

Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson and her son, Shawn, stand outside the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, Minn. She represents areas south of St. Paul, about 15 miles from where George Floyd was killed. Laylah Amatullah Barrayn for NPR hide caption

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How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World

Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson doesn't want her teenage son, a track athlete, to go running outside. "You can't do the same things that your white friends do," she remembers telling him.

How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World

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Students wearing masks are outside a school in the Israeli city of Modiin on May 17. Israeli students in all grades went back to school last month. Xinhua News Agency/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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After Reopening Schools, Israel Orders Them To Shut If COVID-19 Cases Are Discovered

At least 244 students and school employees have tested positive for the coronavirus in recent weeks, according to the education ministry. At least 130 cases occurred in a single school in Jerusalem.

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Routine physical exams — such as this one in pre-pandemic days — involved fewer gloves, masks and other safety measures. Today, doctors' offices and hospitals are taking many more precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It Safe Yet To Get Your Physical Or A Dental Checkup?

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Most preventive medical care that can't be handled via telehealth has taken a back seat in recent months, but that's starting to change. Here's what to ask when you schedule an in-person appointment.

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As Casinos Reopen In Las Vegas, Stakes Are High And Union Calls For Transparency

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Casinos is Las Vegas are reopening Thursday, after being shuttered for more than two months. Workers there are eager to start getting paid again, but they're also worried about their health.

This image from the Twitter account of President Donald Trump shows a tweet he posted on Friday, May 29, 2020, after protesters in Minneapolis. On Tuesday, the Center for Democracy and Technology sued Trump over the president's executive order aimed at limiting a legal protection long enjoyed by tech companies like Twitter. AP hide caption

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Lawsuit Says Trump's Order Against Tech Companies Will 'Chill Future Online Speech'

The Center for Democracy and Technology argues that Trump's executive order attempting to strip tech companies of a key legal protection was retaliatory and violates the First Amendment.

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D.C. Protesters Hail The Hero Of Swann St., Who Sheltered Them From Arrest

"They unleashed sheer hell on peaceful protestors right outside my stoop," says Washington, D.C., resident Rahul Dubey.

D.C. Protesters Hail The Hero Of Swann St., Who Sheltered Them From Arrest

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Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young address a news conference Monday at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Prosecutors have filed charges against the six officers involved in their arrest Saturday night. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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6 Atlanta Officers Charged After Release Of 'Disturbing' Arrest Video

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced the assault and battery charges Tuesday, after the release of a video showing two black young adults tased and yanked from their car.

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Louisville Police Release Video It Says Shows David McAtee Firing At Officers

Police released security footage a day after McAtee, a business owner, was shot and killed by law enforcement. There is no sound, but police say it appears, based on the video, that he fires first.

HBO Max's new competition series Legendary is an exuberant, compelling look at the ballroom scene, complete with barn-burning performances. Zach Dilgard/HBO Max hide caption

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A Guide To HBO Max

HBO Max is part HBO, part Warner Brothers — and it's where you can now stream all the episodes of Friends. There's a modest slate of original programming as well. Is it worth your while?

A Guide To HBO Max

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