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Monday, 08 June 2020

Democratic Party lawmakers are calling Monday for the biggest overhaul of the country’s policing laws in decades, setting up a new clash with President Donald Trump, who is demanding tough law enforcement.

On This Day in American History
On June 8, 1968, James Earl Ray is arrested in London, England, and charged with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Two months earlier, on April 4, 1968, the civil rights icon was fatally wounded by a sniper’s bullet as he stood on a balcony outside his second-story motel room in Memphis. Ray was convicted after pleading guilty and was sentenced to 99 years. He died in prison in 1998.

VIDEO: Protesters around the globe march on, rallying against racism and police brutality nearly two weeks after George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As VOA reports, the protests come amid memorial services for Floyd in North Carolina and planning for his funeral in Texas.

Humanitarian aid groups operating in southern Bangladesh say if there’s a major outbreak of COVID-19 in the weeks or months ahead, they may face a shortage of staffing, supplies and equipment. This, they say, could force health rationing where only the most severely ill patients get treatment.

Over the past week, K-Pop fans around the world have commandeered the #whitelivesmatter hashtag, as well as #alllivesmatter and #bluelivesmatter, as a way to drown out racist posts that have also used those labels.

U.S. envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with leaders of the Taliban in Qatar to review the implementation of a peace deal with the Islamist insurgency aimed at ending nearly two decades of Afghan conflict.

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