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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he will defend the right to protest over George Floyd's death but urges peaceful demonstrations, saying, "It is how we express pain, process tragedy, and create change."

Illinois is joining many other Midwest states in reopening some retail shops, restaurants, salons and other businesses Friday. The mayor is delaying until the middle of next week.

We don't always behave the way economic models say we will. We don't save enough for retirement. We give money to charity. This week, why we act in ways that go against our "rational" self-interest.

Nearly 41% of jobs in the state's food and accommodation industry have been lost. The overall levels are comparable to the Great Depression, says David Schmidt, a state economist.

Here are some key points about what the latest moves by Beijing and Washington may mean for Hong Kong.

President Trump signs an executive order aimed at limiting the broad legal protections enjoyed by social media companies days after Twitter fact-checked two of his tweets.

All participants who were set to run in the event initially slated for April 20 and later pushed back to Sept. 14 will have the opportunity to participate in an online alternative.

Richard Collins III was given the honorary promotion to first lieutenant, three years after he was stabbed to death on the campus of University of Maryland in 2017.

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has spent weeks under strict restrictions. But the mayor says up to 400,000 people will likely return to their jobs soon — with some conditions.

Friends and loved ones say George Floyd, who died after an encounter with four Minneapolis police officers Monday, was an athlete, a former rapper and someone who was fun to be around.

The World Food Programme estimates that the number of people experiencing severe food insecurity in this area, where the coronavirus is spreading quickly, could quadruple in 2020.

"You don't want to wear a mask — fine," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. "But you don't have a right to then go into that store if that store owner doesn't want you to."

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