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Breonna Taylor's family demands to see Kentucky grand jury evidenceA lawyer for Breonna Taylor's family on Friday demanded Kentucky's state attorney general release the evidence presented to a grand jury that decided against charging police officers with homicide in her death during a botched raid.
Protests erupted in Louisville and several other U.S. cities following the announcement on Wednesday that the grand jury would not bring murder charges against three police officers involved in the March 13 shooting of Taylor in her home during the execution of a search warrant.
Suspected Islamists kill at least 11 in attack on convoy in northeast NigeriaSuspected Islamist militants killed at least 11 people in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on a security convoy that was taking people displaced by an insurgency back to their homes, police and security sources said on Saturday.
Islamic State, to whom a breakaway faction of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram pledged allegiance in 2016, said on its Amaq news agency that 30 police officers and soldiers were killed in the attack on Friday on a road leading to the strategic fishing town of Baga in Borno state.
Trump pledges to make Juneteenth federal holiday in bid for Black votersPresident Donald Trump made a series of promises at a campaign event in Atlanta on Friday in a bid to woo Black voters, including establishing Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of U.S. slavery, as a federal holiday.
Trump, who announced the promises less than 40 days before the November presidential election, also pledged to designate two groups as terrorist organizations: the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan and the amorphous movement known as antifa that opposes fascism.
Teenager charged with killing two Kenosha protesters fights extraditionKyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two protesters and injuring another during demonstrations about race and justice in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will fight extradition from Illinois, his lawyer told a court hearing on Friday.
Rittenhouse, 17, has been charged by Kenosha County's district attorney with six criminal counts in connection with the shooting of three people who tried to subdue or disarm him during protests on Aug. 25, two of whom died.
A dry and warm weekend across the U.S.
The relief from wildfires that have been pushing into the Pacific Northwest for the past few days will come to an end over the weekend as a band of warm, dry air takes its place on the West Coast.
Some showers will linger close to the coast of the Northwest, but Washington and Oregon will not see the widespread rain of the last few days. Across the nation, the East Coast will see the last remnants of Tropical Storm Beta moving out into the Atlantic Ocean with some showers lingering from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic.
Democrats prepare bill limiting U.S. Supreme Court justice terms to 18 yearsDemocrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan warring over vacancies and preserve the court's legitimacy.
The new bill, seen by Reuters, would allow every president to nominate two justices per four-year term and comes amid heightened political tensions as Republican President Donald Trump prepares to announce his third pick for the Supreme Court after the death on Sept.
Justice Department asks judge to allow U.S. to bar WeChat from U.S. app storesThe U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge in San Francisco on Friday to allow the government to bar Apple Inc <AAPL.O> and Alphabet Inc's Google <GOOGL.O> from offering WeChat for download in U.S. app stores pending an appeal.
The filing asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler to put on hold her preliminary injunction issued Saturday. That injunction blocked the U.S. Commerce Department order which was set to take effect late on Sept.
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