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Fires, arrests, curfews, confrontations: George Floyd protests continue nationwide
More national protests took place Saturday as demonstrators reacted to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.        
(Sun, 31 May 2020 02:53:27 +0000)

George Floyd protests in Minneapolis: 'Don't go out of your homes,' Walz warns; highways closed
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Saturday joined a number of officials asking the public to stay home and observe an 8 p.m. curfew.        
(Sun, 31 May 2020 02:18:10 +0000)

Police, protesters clash over Floyd's death
Police, protesters clash over Floyd's death       
(Sun, 31 May 2020 01:45:55 +0000)

SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit
A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station. (May 30)       
(Sun, 31 May 2020 00:40:41 +0000)

Mayor in Mississippi receives death threats after George Floyd comments, but won't resign
Petal Mayor Hal Marx said his comments on George Floyd's death - which went viral and many consider racist - were 'taken out of context.'        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 23:47:37 +0000)

AP Top Stories May 30 P
Here are the top stories for Saturday, May 30th: Damage and clean up after Minneapolis protests; NY protesters demand justice for George Floyd; Historic SpaceX rocket launch from Florida to ISS; 21-storey downtown Richmond building implodes.       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 23:30:49 +0000)

SpaceX sends US astronauts to space station
A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station. (May 30)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 21:26:17 +0000)

Damage and clean up after Minneapolis protests
Emergency services and volunteers began clearing damage in Minneapolis on Saturday after violent unrest the previous night saw businesses left burnt out and ransacked. (May 30)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 21:10:43 +0000)

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(Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:56:23 +0000)

NASA and SpaceX make history by launching Americans into space from US soil
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on a roughly 19-hour journey to the International Space Station. It's a mission nearly a decade in the making.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 20:45:49 +0000)

NYPD arrests hundreds after violent Floyd protest
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says protesters and police officers will be held accountable for acts of violence at a demonstration in Brooklyn that left people bloodied and vehicles burned. (May 30).       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 19:46:19 +0000)

SpaceX successfully launches humans into orbit
The mission marks the first time a private company has launched humans into space. It's the first time since 2011 the US has sent humans into orbit.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 22:01:02 +0000)

NY Gov. laments failure of US justice system
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has lamented the failings of the US justice system following violent nationwide protests demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck. (May 30)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 19:20:39 +0000)

NY protesters demand justice for George Floyd
NY protesters demand justice for George Floyd       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 19:10:38 +0000)

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 16:48:07 +0000)

'There are anarchists': Minnesota officials say 'outside agitators' are hijacking peaceful protests
Minnesota officials say outside agitators, not local residents, are responsible for the violence and riots.        
(Sun, 31 May 2020 00:11:08 +0000)

Police van burns in Brooklyn protest
Police van burns in Brooklyn protest       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 18:25:44 +0000)

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms makes plea to protesters: Not a protest, it's chaos
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms had an emotional message for violent protesters who brought 'chaos' to her city.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 17:36:56 +0000)

George Floyd death protesters spread violence, destruction across U.S. cities
Protests across America turned violent as demonstrators expressed anger over George Floyd's death by police.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 17:42:16 +0000)

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid protest
Georgia's governor declares a state of emergency to activate the state National Guard as violence flares in Atlanta and in dozens of cities nationwide following the death in Minnesota of George Floyd. (May 30)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 14:36:12 +0000)

'Black history is this country's history': George Floyd protests intensify across US; hundreds arrested; 1 dead in Detroit
Outrage over George Floyd's death in Minneapolis sparked protests, both peaceful and contentious, in cities across the nation on Friday night.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 18:54:58 +0000)

Communal spoon still used in Greek communion
One by one, the children and adults line up for the centuries-old ritual of Holy Communion, trying to keep a proper social distance. (May 30)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 12:21:00 +0000)

These states have the most underreported COVID-19 deaths
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on the number of excess deaths due to coronavirus nationwide and in each state.       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 11:00:14 +0000)

Gov. Beshear to send National Guard to Louisville after second night of Breonna Taylor protests
As protests over the death of Breonna Taylor took over downtown Louisville again, officials blamed much of the ensuing vandalism on "out-of-towners."        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 14:58:38 +0000)

Today in History for May 30th
Highlights of this day in history: Clean-up ends at New York's Ground Zero, months after the Sept. 11th attacks; France's Joan of Arc burned at the stake; Baseball's Cal Ripken, Jr. begins his games streak; Bandleader Benny Goodman born. (May 30)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 10:11:10 +0000)

'You got to put this to an end': State, city leaders plead for peace as George Floyd protests bring 'chaos' in Minneapolis
Protests in the wake of George Floyd's death continued in Minneapolis and nationwide following the arrest of fired police officer Derek Chauvin.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 09:28:16 +0000)

'This is not a protest ... This is chaos': Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms pleads for peace amid fiery George Floyd protests
Images and videos showed fiery demonstrations in Atlanta on Friday night, prompting an impassioned plea for peace from Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 17:41:11 +0000)

Protesters clash with police in NYC
Demonstrators took to New York City streets on Friday for a second day in protest of the death of George Floyd, the black Minnesota man killed in police custody, and invoked the names of other black people who died at police hands. (May 29)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 03:05:57 +0000)

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested, charged with murder in George Floyd's death: Updates
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday days after video circulated of him holding his knee to George Floyd's neck.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 02:26:26 +0000)

Ricky Martin makes 'Pausa' to channel newly found anxiety
The world paused and for the first time in his life, Ricky Martin felt anxiety. He channeled it into a four-song EP. (May 29)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 02:10:45 +0000)

Protest near White House over George Floyd's death
Hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park near the White House after marching in the nation's capital to protest against the death of George Floyd while in police custody. (May 29)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 02:00:50 +0000)

Protests erupt across US after black man's death
Protests spread across the U.S. Friday, fueled by outrage over George Floyd's death and years of police violence against African Americans. The white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck was arrested and charged with murder. (May 29)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 01:55:36 +0000)

Thousands rally for Houston native George Floyd
Thousands rallied in Houston for George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed after being restrained with a knee on his neck by a white police officer. Floyd grew up in Houston. (May 29)       
(Sat, 30 May 2020 00:11:07 +0000)

In CA: It's showtime as the biggest U.S. county starts reopening. Is L.A. ready?
Los Angeles County gets the go-ahead to reopen restaurants, barbershops and hair salons, even as it remains the center of the state's coronavirus outbreak. And to help ease the state's budget woes, two lawmakers offer a help in two words: sports betting. Plus, bike riding is having a moment.        
(Sat, 30 May 2020 01:04:18 +0000)

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