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‘Al Capone Does My Shirts’ author Gennifer Choldenko talks Alcatraz and elephants

‘Al Capone Does My Shirts’ author Gennifer Choldenko talks Alcatraz and elephants Author Gennifer Choldenko, who writes for the 8-and-up crowd, is best known for her “Tales from Alcatraz” series, which has sold 2 million copies since its 2004 launch and earned the coveted Newbery Honor. The first book, “Al Capone Does My Shirts,” follows […]

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Hemet Valley Mall staff cleans up after looters break in

Hemet Valley Mall staff cleans up after looters break in The Hemet Valley Mall was struck by looters amid weekend protests over the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and long-simmering frustrations over the killings of others by police. A Hemet Police Department spokesman did not return two calls Monday morning, June 1, seeking information […]

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Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night By ASHRAF KHALIL, AARON MORRISON and TIM SULLIVAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near […]

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NBA voices continue to swell in support of protests for George Floyd

NBA voices continue to swell in support of protests for George Floyd Amid a crowd of thousands making their way down an Atlanta street on Saturday afternoon, Jaylen Brown might’ve looked relatively anonymous among the masked crowd in his hometown. But the Celtics forward wasn’t anonymous or innocuous as he rallied protesters to a memorial […]

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Whicker: Dale Earnhardt’s death devastated NASCAR and, ultimately, improved it

Whicker: Dale Earnhardt’s death devastated NASCAR and, ultimately, improved it Race car fans aren’t just there for the rubble, not any more than hockey fans are there for the fights. But it is easier, these days, to gawk at a guy like Ryan Newman, going grille-first into the wall at Daytona in February, then wearing […]

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Joe Biden and the Museum of American Politics

Joe Biden and the Museum of American Politics Joe Biden’s long career, now capped by a careening and testy performance as the soon-to-be Democratic nominee for president, is a virtual Museum of American Politics. We’ve been walking through the exhibits ever since last June’s Democratic debate, when Sen. Kamala Harris called Biden out for making […]

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Dismal cap and trade auction is another reason to nix high-speed rail project

Dismal cap and trade auction is another reason to nix high-speed rail project The results of the latest California cap and trade auction are in, and they are not good —especially for the state’s high-speed rail project. After February’s auction of pollution licenses brought $ 613 million to state coffers, the haul for the quarterly […]

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Hundreds protest George Floyd killing in Temecula

Hundreds protest George Floyd killing in Temecula Hundreds gathered at the Temecula Duck Pond Saturday, May 30, for a protest demanding justice for George Floyd. The protest, which began at 10 a.m., was peaceful. Nationwide protests have followed the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking […]

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Protests, some violent, spread nationally in wake of George Floyd death

Protests, some violent, spread nationally in wake of George Floyd death By SUDHIN THANAWALA The Associated Press ATLANTA >> Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his […]

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Inland police say unlikely a death like George Floyd’s would happen here

Inland police say unlikely a death like George Floyd’s would happen here Inland law enforcement agencies say they expect their use-of-force policies and training to prevent their officers from employing the restraint used by a Minneapolis cop — who pressed his knee to the neck of a motionless George Floyd for 9 minutes — before […]

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