When Trump Goes, Can the Democrats Hold It Together?

An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

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A Simple Theory of Why Trump Did Well

Elections are complicated, but the money the government sent to more than 150 million Americans didn’t hurt.

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Nigeria Goes on Offensive Against Youth Protesting Police Brutality

Young people staged the biggest anti-government uprising in a generation, triggered by relentless police brutality. Rattled, politicians are promising reforms, but using repressive tactics, large and small.

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An Early Test for Biden: Managing a Divided Democratic Party

Moderates and progressives were mostly united during the campaign. Their deep differences will now present a significant challenge for the president-elect.

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Managing a Divided Democratic Party is a Test for Joe Biden

Moderates and progressives were mostly united during the campaign. Their deep differences will now present a significant challenge for the president-elect.

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

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Police Reform Is on the Ballot

When it comes to curbing violence by law enforcement, local elections matter most.

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After a Summer of Racial Reckoning, Race Is on the Ballot

The coronavirus and battered economy are focal points in national campaigns. But in many local elections, systemic racism and police reform have emerged as dominant themes.

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In a State of Violence

The people of Nigeria are standing up to a government that seems to hate us.

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Nigerian Forces Fire on Demonstrators Protesting Police Brutality

The toll was unclear, but witnesses said several people were shot during escalating protests in Lagos. The governor said ‘miscreants’ had hijacked mostly peaceful demonstrations.

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Nigerians Demand End to Police Squad Known for Brutalizing the Young

The government said it would bow to the demands of Nigerians protesting police abuses, but skeptical protesters vowed to keep the pressure on.

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In a Small Alabama Town, Suddenly All Politics Is National

The race for mayor in Montevallo used to be low-key and nonpartisan. In the Trump era, one candidate learned the hard way that’s no longer the case.

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Daniel Prude Was in ‘Mental Distress.’ Police Treated Him Like a Suspect.

Rochester officers followed their training in restraining Mr. Prude, who was incoherent, but did little to calm him down or defuse his anger.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #police, #police-department-rochester-ny, #police-reform, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #treatment-advocacy-center

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The Truth About Today’s Anarchists

“Insurrectionary anarchists” have been protesting for racial justice all summer. Some Black leaders wish they would go home.

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Americans Mostly Agree on Policing. The Difference Is Priorities.

Democrats prioritize banning chokeholds, and Republicans are focused on not defunding the police.

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How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

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The Field: Policing and Power in Minneapolis

Could a push to transform the police in the city where George Floyd was killed become the issue that defines the presidential election?

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Corey Johnson Drops Out of 2021 Race for N.Y.C. Mayor

Mr. Johnson, the City Council speaker, was one of the front-runners to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, but the recent rigors of his job had worn on him.

#city-council-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #johnson-corey, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #race-and-ethnicity

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Some Protests Against Police Brutality Take a More Confrontational Approach

The protests are moving into white residential neighborhoods, where activists demand that people choose a side.

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Breonna Taylor’s Family Receives $12 Million Settlement From Louisville

In the aftermath of the botched police raid in which Ms. Taylor was killed, the city also agreed to institute changes in policing.

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New York City Council, Don’t Roll Back Police Reforms

Officials might weaken a law that bans chokeholds and other police maneuvers that restrict airflow.

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Black Police Chiefs, Feeling Squeezed, Face Criticism on All Sides

As police departments are scrutinized for racist policing practices, African-American chiefs find themselves caught between skeptical residents and officers.

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Reform the Police? Guess Who Funds My State’s Officials

If the protests are to translate into laws, contributions for politicians from law enforcement must become toxic rather than coveted.

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To Get Police Reform, ‘Defund the Politicians’

If the protests are to translate into laws, contributions for politicians from law enforcement must become toxic rather than coveted.

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It Is Possible to Reform the Police

How to end the racial disparity in vehicle stops.

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Trump Moves to Cut Federal Funding From Democratic Cities

The president directed officials to identify “anarchist jurisdictions” and move to withhold funds as he tries to build his campaign around the unrest that has accompanied racial justice protests.

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For Biden to Win, Listen to Minneapolis

Not everyone is for defunding the police. Especially those in communities that would be most affected.

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The Future of Black Politics

Sanitation workers on strike. Mothers occupying vacant houses. These are our leaders.

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Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Fatally Shoot a Black Man They Say Had a Gun

The man, who had been stopped riding a bicycle, was shot several times when a fight broke out, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

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Rival Themes Emerge as Race Enters Final Weeks: Covid vs. Law and Order

The national political conventions over the last two weeks set the battle lines for the election’s remaining weeks. Joe Biden is focusing on President Trump’s virus management, while the president is hammering a law-and-order message.

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Kenosha Shooting: NBA to Resume Playoffs

The Justice Department deployed 200 federal agents and marshals to Wisconsin, and said it will investigate the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Wisconsin’s attorney general gave new details about the altercation.

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Republicans Insist Only Trump Can Stop This Chaos. But He’s in Charge Now.

The convention seems engineered to prove that the president is in control of the good and not responsible for the bad, worthy of praise for the nation’s successes and exoneration for its struggles.

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Live Updates: Jacob Blake Had Knife at Time of Police Shooting, Officials Say

Wisconsin’s attorney general also identified the Kenosha officer who shot Mr. Blake multiple times as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran.

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The Democrats Are United to Fight Trump, but Policy Fights Are Looming

The Democratic National Convention showcased Joe Biden’s goals on issues like health care, climate change and the economy. But there is plenty of daylight between his plans and what progressives want to see.

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A Surge in Shootings

Gun violence in the U.S. typically rises in summer, but the problem has been especially fierce this year. Why?

#crime-and-criminals, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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Biden Said, ‘Most Cops Are Good.’ But Progressives Want Systemic Change.

Joe Biden’s comment at the convention that “most cops are good” and that the bad ones need to be prosecuted struck an array of activists as discordant at a moment when many are calling for transformational change.

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Texas Governor Proposes Freezing Taxes in Cities That ‘Defund’ Police

Reacting to a vote in Austin to cut millions from its police budget, Gov. Greg Abbott is backing legislation to deprive cities of control over a major revenue source if they follow suit.

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Trump Ads Attack Biden Through Deceptive Editing and Hyperbole

We reviewed all of the Trump campaign’s television ads since June. Two-thirds contained clearly misleading claims or videos.

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Carmelo Anthony Calls Push for Social Justice a ‘Lifelong Fight’

Anthony’s career seemed to be over not long ago. But he has reclaimed the spotlight with the Portland Trail Blazers, and he’s using it for something personal: speaking out about police brutality.

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Seattle Police Chief to Resign as Council Pursues Ambitious Plan to Cut Budget

Carmen Best announced her retirement on Monday night, hours after the City Council approved cuts to the police budget.

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Who Opposes Defunding the N.Y.P.D.? These Black Lawmakers

Several Black City Council members have lashed out at progressives, comparing calls to defund the police to “colonization” and “political gentrification.”

#black-lives-matter-movement, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform

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In the Wake of Protests

Some of what we saw was people cosplaying consciousness — symbolism that cost nothing and shifted no power.

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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police

Senator Harris is speaking out amid the police reform movement. But how did she oversee police misconduct as a district attorney and attorney general?

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Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure

What is it like when a city abandons a neighborhood and the police vanish? Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #durkan-jenny-a, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-reform, #seattle-wash, #small-business

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Milwaukee Police Chief Demoted After Questions Over Protest Response

Officers’ use of tear gas against protesters was among the issues that led to Alfonso Morales’s removal from his post.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #milwaukee-wis, #police-department-milwaukee-wis, #police-reform

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A Family Cries ‘Justice for Hannah.’ Will Its Rural Town Listen?

People in rural areas are killed in police shootings at about the same rate as in cities, but victims’ families and activists say they have struggled to get justice or even make themselves heard.

#fizer-hannah, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #rural-areas, #sedalia-mo

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Distrust of the Minneapolis Police, and Also the Effort to Defund Them

Residents on Minneapolis’s North Side, which has a majority Black population, have mixed opinions on the City Council’s effort to significantly reduce the police force.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

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I’m the Police Chief in Portland. Violence Isn’t the Answer.

As a Black man and a public servant, I see that spectacle is drowning out the voices that need to be heard to make positive change.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats in Testimony, Defending Protests Response

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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Barr Clashes With House Democrats, Defending Responses to Protests and Russia Inquiry

The deployment of federal agents to confront protesters and rioters and attacks on the Russia investigation highlighted a contentious hearing.

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