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SpaceX presses ahead in historic 1st launch of astronauts

Despite more storms in the forecast, SpaceX is pressing ahead in its history attempt to launch astronauts for NASA, a first by a private company

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Schools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisis

More than 13,000 public school districts face the possibility of sharp budget cuts as state tax revenues decline because of the COVID-19 pandemic

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Virus created the country's shortest commercial jet flight

Coronavirus created the shortest commercial jet flight in the country in Colorado

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

Last year's rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Kenya: Police kill 2 children, fetus trying to catch father

A human rights group says two children and their unborn sibling have been killed in a Kenyan police operation to catch their father

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Before Floyd death, activists saw progress on police reforms

Activists say years of dialogue about criminal justice reforms in Minneapolis had improved the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement — before George Floyd's death this week

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

In unusual move, US embassies in Africa speak up on Floyd

As Minneapolis burns over the police killing of George Floyd and shock and disappointment in Africa grow, some U.S. embassies on the continent have taken the unusual step of issuing critical statements, saying no one is above the law

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

$10 billion bailout for Germany's Lufthansa passes hurdle

German flagship airline Lufthansa has agreed to a compromise worked out between the government and European Union, overcoming a major hurdle toward final approval of a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) bailout from Berlin

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Merkel won't attend G7 summit in person if US goes ahead

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman says she will not personally attend a meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world’s major economies if President Donald Trump goes ahead with it, unless the course of the coronavirus spread changes by then

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as U.S. protests spread

Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of a forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for the fourth straight night, as the anger that began with the death of George Floyd in police custody spread to more cities across the U.S.  The Pentagon on Saturday ordered the Army to put military police units on alert to head to the city on short notice at President Donald Trump’s request, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest

Louisville police have apologized on the heels of video that showed a police officer firing what appeared to be pepper balls at a news crew during a live television broadcast

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Italy's seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water

Preliminary results from a survey of seawater quality during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown indicate a sharp reduction in pollution from human and livestock waste in the seas off Rome

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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