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South Africa’s State Insurer to Raise Cover for Unrest Following Riots

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s only insurer covering political violence will increase its premiums to cover a rise in reinsurance costs following some of the worst unrest in decades, the head of the state-owned company told Reuters. More than 300 people …

In Minneapolis, Armed Patrol Group Tries to Keep the Peace

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — As protests intensified in the Minneapolis suburb where a police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a group of Black men joined the crowd intent on keeping the peace and preventing protests from escalating into violence. …

Clues From Unexploded Firebomb Lead to Charges in Portland, Ore.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — During a Black Lives Matter protest on Sept. 21, a Portland police officer was sitting in a vehicle used to broadcast warnings and loud noise at protesters when he saw a burning object sailing through the …

Portland Leaders Condemn Ongoing Violence by ‘Anarchists’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders and elected officials in Portland, Oregon, came together Monday to demand an end to violence, criminal destruction and intimidation by “anarchists” as destructive protests continue in the city. For nearly nine months protesters have called …

Who Were They? Records Reveal Trump Fans who Stormed Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — They came from across America, summoned by President Donald Trump to march on Washington in support of his false claim that the November election was stolen and to stop the congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden as …

Statehouses in U.S. Shut After Trump Rioters Storm Capitol

Violent and chaotic protests at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday led several states to close their own legislative buildings, though protests outside Washington remained mostly peaceful. Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump broke through the gates of the Washington …

Church Vandalism Exposes Divisions Over Faith and Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vandalism at four downtown Washington churches after rallies in support of President Donald Trump is exposing rifts among people of faith as the nation confronts bitter post-election political divisions. Among the damaged houses of worship were two …

Peaceful Protest Gives Way to More Unrest in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off unrelated pilfering of stores on the other side of the city. The death of …

Feds Want Deal With North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate a settlement with North Dakota for more than $38 million that the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. In a letter …

Viewpoint: The Black Lives Matter Movement is Changing Us for the Better

The first half of 2020 has been unprecedented. There has been some good, a lot of bad and even some ugly. But when I step back and think of one word that sums it all up, it is change. Looking …