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When Trump talks law and order, some Wisconsin voters listen

Alexis Arnold says she’s sympathetic toward protesters who have peacefully fought racial injustice this summer. But as some demonstrations spiral into violence, her anxiety is building. “Why are we so broken right now?” the 44-year-old art gallery owner wondered. The uncertainty is drawing her to whatever stability President Donald Trump can offer. He has spent

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Kenosha shooting strains tie between Black residents, police

Until the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the bedroom community of Kenosha had been largely untouched by the level of demonstrations that were seen in nearby Milwaukee and Chicago after the death of George Floyd. Like other places in America, Kenosha’s Black residents saw inequality in the way police treated them. But there had been

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AP PHOTOS: Unrest grips Wisconsin city after police shooting

Unrest has gripped Kenosha for three nights after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot by police in the southeastern Wisconsin city. On Tuesday night (8/25), two people were killed in an apparent vigilante attack after protests in response to Sunday’s shooting, which lawyers say has left Blake paralyzed and unable to walk. Protesters, who

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Lawyer says Blake paralyzed, protests erupt for 3rd night

Jacob Blake, the Black man shot multiple times by police in Wisconsin, is paralyzed, and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again, his family’s attorney said Tuesday, while calling for the officer who opened fire to be arrested and others involved to lose their jobs. The shooting of Blake on Sunday in

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On Portland’s streets: Anger, fear, and a fence that divides

The party at the Salmon Street Springs fountain, a riverfront landmark in the heart of Portland, was just getting started. Dozens of drummers beat out entrancing rhythms and a crowd of hundreds danced joyfully as the setting sun cast a soft pink glow on distant Mount Hood. Poster boards bearing the names of dozens of

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Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse, smash windows

A protest in Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when a small group of demonstrators wearing helmets and goggles and carrying large signs that doubled as shields set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers, authorities said. About 700 demonstrators participated in what

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