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Economy Jul 31Rent and other monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off
The coronavirus pandemic is entering a new month, meaning Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry about paying their rent. Many who lost jobs months ago are already behind on payments.
Nation Jul 04As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side
Some statues of figures from America’s slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a…
Nation Jun 15WATCH: Family of Rayshard Brooks pleads for justice and change after Atlanta killing
The family of a black man killed in a scuffle with Atlanta police outside a fast food drive-through is pleading for nonviolent protests and policy changes to end future deaths in police custody.
Nation Jun 14Atlanta shooting, statues new focal points for protests
A makeshift memorial popped up Sunday at a fast-food restaurant where a black man was fatally shot by a white Atlanta police officer, one of the latest deaths of black men that have ignited a new wave of anti-racism protests…
Nation Jun 13Atlanta officer fired after fatal shooting of black man
An Atlanta police officer was fired following the fatal shooting of a black man and another officer was placed on administrative duty, the police department announced early Sunday.
Nation Jun 04Testimony: Shooter used racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying
“Mr. Bryan said that after the shooting took place before police arrival, while Mr. Arbery was on the ground, that he heard Travis McMichael make the statement, ‘f------ [n-word],’” Dial said.
Nation Jun 04WATCH: Prosecutors describe racist slur as Ahmaud Arbery lay dying
Three men who were charged with murder months after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery appeared Thursday by a video link from jail for their probable cause hearing following a week of angry protests in the U.S. over law enforcement…
Nation May 22WATCH: Georgia prosecutor pledges to find justice in Ahmaud Arbery case
Gregory and Travis McMichael were arrested on murder and aggravated assault charges after a video spread on social media, more than two months after the slaying.
Nation May 21Man who filmed fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery arrested on murder charge
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan was arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.
Nation May 19WATCH: Political leaders, attorneys hold news conference on the death of Ahmaud Arbery
A video released Monday shows police in Georgia attempting to search Ahmaud Arbery's parked car in 2017 and when he refuses to let them and begins to walk back to the vehicle an officer tries to use a stun gun…