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PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Take to Charlotte Streets for Breonna Taylor

The largest city in NC, Charlotte, was one of many cities with a Black Lives Matter protest to demand action on Breonna Taylor's death.

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protests Erupt After Grand Jury Declines to Press Charges for Breonna Taylor’s Death

Anger and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police for Breonna Taylor's death poured into protests in US streets Wednesday.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.

People gather in Jefferson Square awaiting word on charges against police officers, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Grand Jury Indicts Only One of Three Cops Involved in Breonna Taylor Case—and Not for Her Death

Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison was indicted on three counts of “wanton endangerment” in Breonna Taylor's killing.

Judge Barbara Lagoa with Gov. Ron DeSantis after he picked her for for the Florida Supreme Court in 2019. Lagoa is considered one of Trump's top picks for the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
A Look at the Judges on Trump’s Supreme Court Shortlist

Here are the details on some of Trump's potential picks, who could sway the Supreme Court to the right for years to come.

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The Military Could Finally See Sweeping Changes Under the ‘I Am Vanessa Guillén’ Act

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced the bipartisan bill in honor of the late SPC Vanessa Guillén, who was killed in April.