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Today in History 06/19/2021 08:00pm • Today in History Today is Sunday, June 20, the 171st day of 2021. There are 194 days left in the year. This is Father’s Day. Summer begins at 11:32 p.m. EDT. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 20, 1967, boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refu Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power 06/19/2021 06:09am • COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granting greater powers to officers, making it harder to discipline them and expanding their authority t AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab AP FACT CHECK: Putin's twisted tale on rival; Biden GOP jab 06/19/2021 04:42am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting President Joe Biden in Geneva, Pu Today in History 06/18/2021 08:00pm • Today in History Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021. There are 195 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over, and that all remaining slaves in Texas were free — an event Judge denies bid to move trial over white nationalist rally Judge denies bid to move trial over white nationalist rally 06/18/2021 02:55pm • CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move the trial in a lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally out of Charlottesville. U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon first floated the idea of moving the trial during a telephone confer What we know about the 'unprecedented' Capitol riot arrests What we know about the 'unprecedented' Capitol riot arrests 06/18/2021 02:45pm • ▶ Watch Video: Capitol Police assistant chief resigns amid investigation into January 6 riot America watched as hordes of rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6 — crushing through windows, pressing up stairways, and sending lawmakers and NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance 06/18/2021 02:37pm • BERLIN (AP) — American filmmaker Laura Poitras, known for her award-winning 2014 documentary on former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and his revelations about the National Security Agency, has once again turned her camera on the watchmen. In an exhibition that opened Friday in Berlin Lawmakers mark Juneteenth by reviving ‘abolition amendment’ Lawmakers mark Juneteenth by reviving ‘abolition amendment’ 06/18/2021 10:27am • As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring the end of the enslavement of Black people, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for those convicted of some crimes — to thrive. Oregon Sen. Jeff Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash 06/18/2021 09:58am • IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned police from searching people’s uncollected trash without a warrant, outlawing an investigative technique that had been used for decades. The court ruled 4-3 that officers commit an unreasonable search and seizure under the Iowa Senator: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases Senator: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases 06/18/2021 03:28am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her yearslong campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military chain of command. But getting over the finish line may depend on whether she can overcome wariness about broader changes she’s seeking to the milit Biden's silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray Biden's silence on executions adds to death penalty disarray 06/18/2021 02:05am • CHICAGO (AP) — Activists widely expected Joe Biden to take swift action against the death penalty as the first sitting president to oppose capital punishment, especially since an unprecedented spate of executions by his predecessor ended just days before Biden took office. Instead, the White Hous Missouri responds defiantly to Justice Dept. over gun law 06/17/2021 02:33pm • COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican governor and attorney general said in a defiant letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday that they stand by the state's new law that would ban police from enforcing federal gun rules. Gov. Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote t Migrants will replace inmates in a South Texas prison 06/17/2021 01:58pm • DALLAS (AP) — Texas is transferring inmates from a state prison to make room for migrants detained by state authorities, a prison system spokesman said Thursday. The prison system began moving inmates from the Dolph Briscoe Unit prison in Dilley to other prisons Wednesday, Texas Department of Crim Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason' Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason' 06/17/2021 01:57pm • WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden's policies on energy production and climate change. Beaud UK government 'ashamed' at poor rape conviction rates 06/17/2021 01:30pm • LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government has apologized to rape victims for declining conviction levels, with senior Cabinet ministers saying they're “deeply ashamed” by the downward trend in bringing sexual offenders to justice. The government’s Rape Review, published Thursday, said the situat
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