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Biden condemns ‘institutional racism,’ Floyd death as he reignites campaign

  By Elodie Cuzin WILMINGTON, DEL. (AFP) — Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump and denounced “systemic racism” Monday as he sought to reignite his White House campaign after weeks of coronavirus sequestration. Biden, who had …

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Minneapolis businesses hammered by pandemic and protests

  By Charlotte Plantive MINNEAPOLIS (AFP) — The Fehrenkamp brothers were excited to reopen outdoor seating on their pub’s patio on Monday, when Minneapolis began easing COVID-19 lockdown restrictions — but before that could happen rioters set their restaurant ablaze. …

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Hawaiian Airlines’ airport teams adjust day-to-day operations in preparation for the “new normal”

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – After suspending numerous routes and temporarily retiring most of its fleet, Hawaiian Airlines (HA) has had to rethink every aspect of its daily operations while continuing to protect the …

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Hawaii Governor approves lifting quarantine requirement for inter-island travel starting June 16

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Governor David Ige announced on Monday, June 1, that the state will be lifting the 14-day mandatory self-quarantine requirement for inter-island travelers, effective on Tuesday, June 16. The Hawaii …

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Trump announces plans to use military to stop looting and vandalism in Washington

  WASHINGTON (Eagle News) — After a another night of violent protest in Washington DC, crowds gathered again in front of the White House Monday afternoon. As the 7:00 p.m. curfew came about, President Donald Trump made a statement in …

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#EBCphotojournalism: Protesters converge on White House, call for end to police brutality

      WASHINGTON (Eagle News) — After another night of protests, that sometimes included looting, vandalism and violence, demonstrations that weren’t as violent but nonetheless passionate continued in the the nation’s capital on Monday afternoon, June 1, 2020. Protesters …

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Hawaii’s Congressional delegates pursue first national forest for the Aloha State

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Congressman Ed Case (Democrat representing Honolulu urban Oahu), and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (Democrat representing rural Oahu and Neighbor Islands) jointly introduced on Saturday, May 30, a bill to pursue …

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US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission

By Issam Ahmed WASHINGTON (AFP) — NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise. The hatch opened …

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Journalists covering US protests find themselves under attack

  NEW YORK (AFP) — Journalists covering nationwide protests over the death of a black man at police hands in Minneapolis have found themselves under attack, by police and at times by protesters. The arrest and handcuffing Friday of a …

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Curfews announced in LA, Philadelphia, Atlanta after anti-police riots

  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Atlanta were among several US cities to announce curfews Saturday in a bid to stem violent anti-police protests breaking out across America. A nighttime curfew was also implemented in Louisville, Kentucky …

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Honolulu Mayor comments on nationwide protests over alleged police killing of unarmed black man in Minneapolis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Mayor Kirk Caldwell took to Twitter on Saturday morning, May 30, “Watching what unfolded around our country last night felt like looking through a window into another reality. The …

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US officer charged with murder over unarmed black man’s death

  By Joy Powell / Gilles Clarenne (AFP) — The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a handcuffed African American man was charged with murder Friday as authorities declared a curfew after three nights of violent protests left parts of …

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