Robert E. Lee street must be renamed ‘immediately’

Robert E. Lee street must be renamed 'immediately'

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he’d renew efforts to change a street named after Robert E. Lee in Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton military base — as one of his deputy mayors revealed his ancestors were slaves on the Confederate general’s family plantation. “Nothing should be named after Robert E. Lee at this point in history,” de … Read more

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U.S. House Republicans will put forward their own police reform plan, Republican leader McCarthy says

U.S. House Republicans will put forward their own police reform plan, Republican leader McCarthy says

FILE PHOTO: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing to discuss police brutality and racial profiling, in Washington, DC, U.S. June 10, 2020. Greg Nash/Pool via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Republicans will be putting forward their own proposal on police reform, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said … Read more

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Patient has double lung transplant due to coronavirus

Patient has double lung transplant due to coronavirus

A Chicago woman received a double lung transplant after a bout with coronavirus wreaked damage on the organs, the hospital announced Thursday. The patient, a Hispanic woman in her 20s, was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for six weeks before her life-saving operation Friday, according to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The woman had been otherwise … Read more

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Pregnant South African woman found dead hanging in tree

Pregnant South African woman found dead hanging in tree

A pregnant South African woman was found hanging from a tree after she vanished last week from her home, according to a report. Tshegofatso Pule, who is eight months pregnant, was discovered dead Monday with chest stab wounds near Florida Lake in Roodeport, a suburb in Johannesburg, the South African outlet Sowetan Live reported. The … Read more

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Biden says military would intervene if Trump loses election but refuses to leave

Biden says military would intervene if Trump loses election but refuses to leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he worries President Donald Trump will try to “steal” the November election but he is confident soldiers would escort Trump from the White House if he loses and doesn’t recognize the result. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during … Read more

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NJ cop charged with assault in ‘appalling’ use of pepper spray

NJ cop charged with assault in 'appalling' use of pepper spray

A New Jersey police officer caught on video pepper-spraying two people allegedly without provocation, is facing assault charges, prosecutors said. Woodlynne Police Officer Ryan Dubiel, 31, was charged Wednesday with two counts of simple assault in a June 4 confrontation that was caught on video as he deployed oleoresin capsicum spray, the Camden County Prosecutor’s … Read more

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Ohio Senator asks if ‘colored’ people get coronavirus easier

Ohio Senator asks if 'colored' people get coronavirus easier

An Ohio state senator sparked outrage after asking a black health expert if “the colored population” gets hit harder by the coronavirus because they “do not wash their hands as well.” Sen. Stephen Huffman — who is also a doctor — shocked the state Senate Health Committee Tuesday, ironically during a debate over whether racism … Read more

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NYPD lieutenant apologizes for kneeling alongside protesters

NYPD lieutenant apologizes for kneeling alongside protesters

A Manhattan NYPD lieutenant sent an email to his fellow officers apologizing for kneeling alongside George Floyd protesters late last month — telling them that “the cop in me wants to kick my own ass.” In a June 3 email obtained by The Post Thursday, Lt. Robert Cattani of the Midtown South Precinct said he … Read more

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