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'Because they can get away with it': Why African Americans are blamed for crimes they didn't commit: Experts

By: CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A panicked white woman in New York City's Central Park calls 911 to say that a black man threatened her and her dog.A Florida mom claims two black men abducted her son, who had autism, and was later found dead.But the harrowing…... Read More

How some cities plan to increase outdoor dining as restaurants reopen

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- As restaurants begin to reopen across the country, owners and managers are faced with new challenges to keep staff and customers safe.Restaurant owners agree that the concept of limited dining capacity is simply not sustainable. Their businesses rely on volume of customers and…... Read More

Dragon soars in successful NASA-SpaceX launch

BY: CATHERINE THROBECKE AND ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- SpaceX, NASA launch US astronauts into spaceThe SpaceX Demo-2 successfully launched with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, and is making its way to the International Space Station.NASA and SpaceX made history Saturday as they successfully launched…... Read More

Lake of the Ozarks Memorial Day partygoer tests positive for COVID-19

BY: CRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (ST. LOUIS) -- Health officials in Missouri are alerting those who attended Memorial Day weekend parties at the Lake of the Ozarks that a partygoer there has tested positive for the novel coronavirus."Camden County Health Department has been notified of a Boone County resident who…... Read More

NASA-SpaceX launch forecast includes possible thunderstorm, lightning

BY: DANIEL MANZO AND WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) -- Weather again could throw a wrench in the planned launch for NASA's SpaceX mission to the International Space Station Saturday afternoon.The forecast for NASA's SpaceX launch in Cape Canaveral Saturday, unfortunately, calls for scattered thunderstorms, including lightning. While…... Read More

Veterinarian, a COVID-19 survivor, on trying to care for pets, her staff and herself

BY: JINSOL JUNG, HALLEY FREFER AND ALEXANDRA MYERS, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- At 12 years old, Erin Kulick looked on in wonder as she watched a cow receive surgery for a prolapsed uterus after giving birth to a calf. It was her first day volunteering at a mixed animal…... Read More

Wife of Derek Chauvin, officer charged with murder in George Floyd's death, files for divorce

BY: WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) -- The wife of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is now filing for divorce, according to her attorneys."This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr.…... Read More

Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck for nearly 9 minutes, complaint says

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) -- Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with third-degree murder in connection with the death of George Floyd, had his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes -- including almost three minutes while Floyd was unresponsive -- according to court documents.Video of Chauvin…... Read More

George Floyd remembered by friends and family as hardworking 'gentle giant'

By IVAN PERREIRA, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) -- George Floyd's life had its highs and lows, but his friends and family said he was "a gentle giant."Floyd spent most of his life in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the Third Ward. While attending Yates High School, Floyd, who stood 6…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: CDC cites evidence of limited early spread in US in early 2020

By WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 361,000 people worldwide.Over 5.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center…... Read More

What the National Guard can and can't do in Minneapolis

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN and  MATT SEYLER, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Images of armed Minnesota National Guardsmen on the streets of Minneapolis and President Trump's controversial tweet suggesting a further military role have raised questions about what Guardsmen can do to control the violence in Minneapolis and whether the active…... Read More