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Colorado Governor Orders Probe Into 2019 Death Of Elijah McClain After Police Encounter

On Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the 2019 death of an unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative. The state’s attorney general, Phil Weiser, will probe the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, who died following an encounter with police who applied a chokehold on him. During the incident, paramedics injected him with ketamine and he lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered. ...Read more

House Passes Wide-Ranging Police Reform Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a wide-ranging Democratic police reform bill on Thursday, sending the measure to the Senate despite opposition from President Donald Trump and other Republicans in Congress. The Democratic-controlled House voted 236-181 roughly along party lines to adopt the legislation.  The reform bill comes one month to the day after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody sparked weeks of worldwide protests over police brutality. Democrats named their legislation “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.” ...Read more

Atlanta Hawks’ Vince Carter Retires After 22 Years In NBA

Vince Carter confirmed that he has retired from the NBA after a 22-year career. 43-year-old Carter announced his retirement on the “Winging It With Vince Carter” podcast, saying he is “officially done playing basketball professionally.” After signing a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks last year, Carter announced that 2019-20 would be his final season in the NBA. But since the NBA season was suspended March 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic, he had not addressed his playing status. ...Read more

Disneyland Reopening Scheduled For July 17 Is Delayed Indefinitely

On Wednesday, Disneyland in Anaheim, California reversed its plans to reopen July 17, indefinitely delaying the reopening of the theme park. In a statement, the company blamed the state for the delay while also implying that ongoing union negotiations are a factor: “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date. “ ...Read more

2020 New York City Marathon Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

According to New York City officials and New York Road Runners, the New York City Marathon has been canceled due to health and safety concerns. The marathon was set to take place on the first Sunday in November, and is now rescheduled to Nov. 7, 2021. Registered runners will be able to request a refund or defer their entry within the next three years. There will also be the option to participate in the race virtually, with organizers releasing more details in July. ...Read more