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Ohio police release graphic bodycam footage in fatal shooting of Jayland Walker
Black Lives Matter · Akron

Ohio police release graphic bodycam footage in fatal shooting of Jayland Walker

48% Center coverage: 154 sources
Jayland Walker, 25, was shot and killed by police in Akron, Ohio, on June 27. Police Chief Steve Mylett confirmed new details Sunday, including that Walker was unarmed when eight officers shot at him. He also said investigators found a gun inside Walker's vehicle following the chase.See the Story
Google to delete location history of visits to abortion clinics
Google · California

Google to delete location history of visits to abortion clinics

50% Center coverage: 151 sources
Google will delete location data showing when users visit an abortion clinic, the online search giant said on Friday, following concern that a digital trail could inform law enforcement if an individual terminates a pregnancy illegally. As state laws limiting abortions set in after the U.S. Supreme Court decided last month that they are no longer guaranteed by the constitution, the technology industry has fretted police could obtain warrants for customers’ search history, geolocation and other information revealing pregnancy plans.See the Story
Lisa Cook confirmed to Fed board as Harris breaks tie
US & Canada · Washington

Lisa Cook confirmed to Fed board as Harris breaks tie

Coverage: 53 sources
Lisa Cook is the first Black woman to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors. Her approval was on a narrow, party-line vote of 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the decisive vote. Republicans argued that she is unqualified for the position, saying she doesn't have sufficient experience.See the Story

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US & Canada · Jackson

Mississippi sues Favre, wrestlers, over welfare misspending

40% Center coverage: 33 sources
The suit was filed less than two weeks after a mother and son who ran a nonprofit group and an education company in Mississippi pleaded guilty to state criminal charges tied to the misspending. The lawsuit demands repayment of $2.1 million in welfare grant money that was improperly paid to the two companies in 2019.See the Story
US & Canada · Washington

Boy helps Brown put new spin on ‘Let’s go, Brandon’ chant

53% Center coverage: 19 sources
Brandon Brown's first career NASCAR victory inadvertently fostered a chant that has been used to insult President Joe Biden. Brown found that new message thanks to the family of an 8-year-old boy with autism. Brandon Brundidge of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, was on a spring-break trip to Houston in March.See the Story
US & Canada · Los Angeles

Black Jewish leader works to boost community, inclusiveness

62% Center coverage: 16 sources
Nate Looney is the director of community, safety and belonging for the Jewish Equity Diversity and Inclusion team at the Jewish Federations of North America. He believes he can channel his painful personal experiences into healing divisions and changing perceptions. A Pew Center survey in 2021 showed just 8% of U.S. Jews identify as Hispanic, Black or Asian.See the Story
US & Canada · Austin

Court Must Reconsider Case of Woman Sentenced to 5 Years for Voter Fraud

60% Left coverage: 10 sources
Crystal Mason has insisted that she did not know she was ineligible to vote when she cast a ballot in Texas. She was sentenced to five years in prison, but a court on Wednesday raised questions about the conviction.See the Story

Editorial: Celebrate the day when we vowed 'All men are created equal'

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
As our Independence Day holiday arrives, our persistent political divisions and often too-course public discourse have called some to wonder if the United States can really stay united or instead is headed toward some sort of second civil war. We…See the Story
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For now, wary US treads water with transformed COVID-19

67% Left coverage: 3 sources
COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of Americans each day, but it is not nearly as dangerous as it was last fall and winter. Repeat infections are increasingly likely, and a sizeable share of those infected will face the lingering symptoms of long CO VID-19. As many as 8 out of 10 people in the U.S. have been infected at least once.See the Story

Jayland Walker’s body was handcuffed when he arrived at coroner’s office

100% Left coverage: 2 sources
Eight officers fired dozens of bullets at Walker after he led the cops on a car chase and then took off on foot in the early morning of June 27 in northeast Ohio. Walker was dead at the scene, but officers still handcuffed him before he was transferred to the Summit County medical examiner. Ohio state police are investigating the shooting.See the Story

Black TikTok warns travelers about current-day sundown towns

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Historically known as predominantly white towns that forbade African Americans from being out past dark, sundown towns are still a reality.See the Story

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