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Demonstrators gather at Floyd Light City Park Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 in Portland, Ore. State legislatures across the U.S. are pushing an array of policing reforms after the demonstrations related to the death of George Floyd last spring, from banning chokeholds to making it easier to hold officers legally accountable for their actions. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
States race to pass policing reforms after Floyd's deathThe death of George Floyd and widespread protests over racial injustice have prompted several states to move at a lightning pace to pass significant policing reform proposals that in some cases have languished for years, with other states on the verge of taking similar action
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This photo taken and provided by Georges de La Tremoille of Mu Press shows a containment boom collecting oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that recently ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius declared a “state of environmental emergency” late Friday after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. (Georges de La Tremoille/MU Press via AP)
Mauritius scrambles to counter oil spill from grounded shipAnxious residents of the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius are stuffing fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves to create makeshift oil spill barriers as tons of fuel leak from a grounded ship
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, Paul Adamus, 7, waits at the bus stop for the first day of school in Dallas, Ga. As schools reopen around the country, their ability to quickly identify and contain coronavirus outbreaks before they get out of hand is about to be put to the test. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Schools face major virus test as student return to classroomReopening schools will be easy
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Profit up 87% at Buffett's firm but virus slows businessesWarren Buffett’s company reported an 87% jump in its second-quarter profit as the value of its investment portfolio increased with the stock market
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A lawn flamingo turns its back on an equally colorful sunset as the Tittabawassee River cuts a channel through the bed of what was once Wixom Lake near Edenville, Mich,., July 30, 2020. Nature is returning to a string of mid-Michigan lakes that drained in May after two dams failed during torrential rains. (AP Photo/Jeff McMillan)
Plants cropping up in lost Michigan lakes where dams failedA nonprofit organization wants to gain ownership of four Michigan dams, including two that failed in storms on May 19
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bollier is pitching herself as a “voice of reason” with a decade's worth of working with lawmakers from both parties (AP Photo/John Hanna File)
Kansas Democrats excited about ex-GOP lawmaker's Senate bidDemocrats are pinning their unusually high hopes for winning a Senate seat in Kansas on a retired doctor and former lifelong moderate Republican who's vexed conservatives during a decade in the Legislature
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Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, poses outside the hospital, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. Martin founded the organization "VotER" to provide medical professionals voter registration resources for patients who are unregistered voters. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration effortsDoctors, hospitals and medical students are ramping up efforts to register voters as part of a nationwide campaign this month
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A pro-China supporter burns a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against the U.S. sanctions outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. The U.S. on Friday imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, accusing them of cooperating with Beijing's effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in the former British colony. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong, Chinese officials jeer at US sanctionsHong Kong’s leader and China’s top representative in the city took pot shots at the United States on Saturday after the Trump administration sanctioned them and nine other officials for allegedly cracking down on freedom and undermining the local autonomy of the former British colony
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Bob Garick stands by the entrance to his home Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oviedo, Fla. Garick was looking forward to being a field supervisor during the door-knocking phase of the 2020 census, but as the number of new coronavirus cases in Florida shot up last month, he changed his mind and decided not to take the job. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Census Bureau drop-outs complicate door-knocking effortsThe Census Bureau has another challenge as widespread door-knocking for the 2020 survey begins next week
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