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Police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte spark divergent responses

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In the past week there have been two more high-profile shootings of black men in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina. Despite anger and protests over both killings, there are differences in how the two cities have reacted. What lessons can cities learn from how officials have handled the shootings and the impact that’s had on public reaction?

Then, the MacArthur Foundation announced its 2016 ‘Genius’ grant recipients Thursday, and half of the 23 honorees come from California. Press Play spoke with two of them.

Also, Mark Zuckerberg thinks we can cure, prevent or manage all diseases by the end of the century, and he and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Wednesday that they’ll give $3 billion over the next decade toward the effort. What happens when billionaires’ private foundations get into the “business” of eradicating disease?

Next, President George W. Bush signed the National Museum of African American History and Culture Act in 2003, establishing that there would be a national museum dedicated to African American history and culture. The museum will finally open in DC on Sept. 24th.

And finally, the Calif. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case of a business that wants to force Yelp to take down a negative review.

Photo courtesy of Nick Oxford. 

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