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States diverge on police reforms after George Floyd killing

By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press Maryland repealed its half-century-old Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights. Washington state reformed use-of-force policies and created a new agency...

Biden Administration to Appoint Kristen Clarke to Key Civil Rights Post

Clarke’s appointment adds even more diversity to an incoming administration that has kept its campaign promise to ensure that top staff and cabinet members reflect all of America. “Our first-rate nominees to lead the Justice Department are eminently qualified, embody character and judgment that is beyond reproach, and have devoted their careers to serving the American people with honor and integrity,” Biden said in a statement.

Federal Appeals Court Hearing Concludes in Challenge to Florida Law Obstructing Voting Rights Restoration

Written by NNPA The court’s ultimate ruling may enable hundreds of thousands of Floridians to vote in November’s general election ATLANTA – A federal appeals court hearing in a...