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Texas sees record uptick in COVID-19 cases as protests continue

Texas sees record uptick in COVID-19 cases as protests continue

Martin Holverda/iStockBY: CAMMERON PARRISH, ABC NEWS (DALLAS) — Two of Texas’ biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of George Floyd may be increasing the spread of the virus.Dallas County announced an additional 298 positive cases of the…

Hundreds expected at George Floyd funeral in North Carolina

Hundreds expected at George Floyd funeral in North Carolina

Courtesy Ben Crump LawBY: CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (RAEFORD, N.C.) — Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday to celebrate the life of George Floyd who died shortly after a former officer Derek Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck.The memorial services will be held at the…

Black riders join George Floyd protests on horses to spread message of justice

Black riders join George Floyd protests on horses to spread message of justice

Turkey Leg HutBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (HOUSTON) — Some activists brought signs to the George Floyd protests in Houston, while others offered chants and music. One group of black protesters, however, decided it was time to call in the cavalry.About 40 black activists showed up to Houston’s protest Tuesday on horseback wearing T-shirts with…

Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester

Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester

photobyphotoboy/iStockBY: AARON KATERSKY, MATT FOSTER AND CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Two Buffalo, New York, police officers are now facing criminal charges in connection with the graphic caught-on-video shove of a 75-year-old man during a protest, prosecutors said.Officers Aaron Torglaski and Robert McCabe were charged with second-degree assault during their video arraignments on…

School infrastructure report raises questions about returning to classrooms

School infrastructure report raises questions about returning to classrooms

recep-bg/iStockBY SOPHIE TATUM, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — A new report released Thursday reveals thousands of school buildings across the country could need critical repairs, raising more questions about what it will take for schools to ensure students can safely return to the classroom this fall.According to the report by the Government Accountability Office, a national…

Texas sees record uptick in COVID-19 cases as protests continue

Texas sees record uptick in COVID-19 cases as protests continue

Martin Holverda/iStockBY: CAMMERON PARRISH, ABC NEWS (DALLAS) — Two of Texas’ biggest cities are reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past several days as concerns mount over how protests sparked by the death of George Floyd may be increasing the spread of the virus.Dallas County announced an additional 298 positive cases of the…

Hundreds expected at George Floyd funeral in North Carolina

Hundreds expected at George Floyd funeral in North Carolina

Courtesy Ben Crump LawBY: CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (RAEFORD, N.C.) — Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday to celebrate the life of George Floyd who died shortly after a former officer Derek Chauvin was seen on video kneeling on Floyd’s neck.The memorial services will be held at the…

Black riders join George Floyd protests on horses to spread message of justice

Black riders join George Floyd protests on horses to spread message of justice

Turkey Leg HutBY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (HOUSTON) — Some activists brought signs to the George Floyd protests in Houston, while others offered chants and music. One group of black protesters, however, decided it was time to call in the cavalry.About 40 black activists showed up to Houston’s protest Tuesday on horseback wearing T-shirts with…

Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester

Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester

photobyphotoboy/iStockBY: AARON KATERSKY, MATT FOSTER AND CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS (BUFFALO, N.Y.) — Two Buffalo, New York, police officers are now facing criminal charges in connection with the graphic caught-on-video shove of a 75-year-old man during a protest, prosecutors said.Officers Aaron Torglaski and Robert McCabe were charged with second-degree assault during their video arraignments on…