Story of the Week: Talk of Police Reform, Defunding Takes Center Stage

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Calls to defund the police have rung out nationwide after George Floyd's death at the hands of law enforcement last month. Prominent Democrats recently introduced a bill aimed at significant police reform . Many...
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Story of the Week: George Floyd's Death in Police Custody Sparks Protests, Riots

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. George Floyd's death after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes last week has sparked massive civil unrest and outcry against police brutality, racism and criminal justice failures. The...
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Story of the Week: Twitter and Trump Clash After Company Adds Warning Tag to His Tweets

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. President Donald Trump and Twitter are feuding over the president's tweets and the social media platform's vetting of them. The president plans to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at reducing liability...
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Story of the Week: US Coronavirus Cases Top 1 Million; Pressure to Ease Restrictions Mounts

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. More than 1 million people in the United States have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, as the testing capacity and race to create a vaccine become the national focus. Meanwhile, political disputes are...
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Story of the Week: People Protest Lockdowns as Some States Eye Reopening

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Protests against lockdown measures and social distancing guidelines happened throughout the U.S. in the past week, as people grow restless with the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown. Some protesters still...
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Story of the Week: Coronavirus Projections say Over 100,000 Could Die in US

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Projections announced at a White House press briefing Tuesday estimate between 100,000 and 240,000 deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus in the United States. President Trump said the country is facing a "very,...
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Story of the Week: Congress, Trump Unite to Pass $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. Updated 3/27/2020 at 4:54 p.m. ET: President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill into law Friday afternoon, aimed at stabilizing the economy and American life amid the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak...
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Story of the Week: Coronavirus Response Poised To Cost Trillions

President Donald Trump's administration and Congress have been working to pass a series of stimulus packages and response measures to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus . The packages — which are likely to cost over $1 trillion in total — would account for hundreds of billions...
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Story of the Week: Spread of Coronavirus Grips US, Stuns Stock Market

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has sent shockwaves through the U.S., closing schools, suspending entire sporting seasons and contributing to a brutal week for the stock market. President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday, announcing a 30-day ban on...
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Story of the Week: Biden Shines On Super Tuesday

Fresh off a rejuvenating primary win in South Carolina on Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden won 10 of 14 states on Super Tuesday 2020, cementing himself as an apparent frontrunner for the Democratic nomination alongside Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Biden's surge was coupled with...
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Story of the Week: Attorney General William Barr Under Microscope

Attorney General William Barr has recently been the center of controversy, following several disputed decisions by the Justice Department and a disagreement about social media between President Donald Trump and Barr, the nation's chief law enforcement official. Public controversy began...
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Story of the Week: Bernie Sanders Wins NH Primary, Gains Momentum

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won Tuesday's Democratic primary in New Hampshire with 26% of the vote, building momentum as the party's apparent 2020 front runner. Sanders was followed closely by former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg (24%) after the two emerged neck-and-neck from...
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Story of the Week: Impeachment: Arguments For and Against Removing the President

House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump's defense team each concluded opening arguments before the Senate over the past week, setting the stage for a final questioning period Thursday before starting debates on calling witnesses and documents. Democrats and many on the...
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