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More people were killed in Louisville this year than ever before in the city’s history

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After four people were shot and killed over a bloody weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, the city reached a new record -- 121 murders so far this year. The number of homicides is the most the city has ever seen, accord...

Philadelphia mayor fires city’s treasurer after he is arrested on federal charges

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney fired the city's treasurer on Friday after he was arrested and federally indicted for embezzling money from clients at his previous job as a financial adviser. Christian Dunbar also fac...

Decades after Klansmen killed 5 during protest, a North Carolina city’s apology comes too late for some

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Rev. Nelson Johnson remembers marching in Greensboro in 1979 and the protest's deadly outcome. That's why he's been fighting for decades for an apology. Over 40 years later, the North Carolina city has formally apo...

New York City’s Rockefeller Center gets its Christmas tree

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Even in a year where the global pandemic has drastically disrupted everything from grocery shopping to weddings, some traditions stay the same -- like a Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. And on Saturday morning,...

Atlanta’s mayor just appointed the city’s first LGBTQ affairs director

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced the city's first director of LGBTQ Affairs, her office said Friday. Lifelong Atlanta resident and LGBTQ advocate Malik Brown will take on the newly-created position,...

Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city’s first African American mayor, dies at 93

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Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, the city's first African American mayor, has died at age 93. Dinkins died Monday evening at his residence on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, the New York City Police Depar...

Hong Kong protester gets 21 months in prison for throwing eggs as city’s judiciary comes under pressure to take hard line

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Hong Kong A 31-year-old man has been jailed for 21 months for throwing eggs at a police station, the latest tough sentence handed down by a Hong Kong court as the authorities move to clamp down on political dissent i...

New York City’s iconic 21 Club is closing down

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New York City's famed 21 Club restaurant will be "indefinitely ceasing operations," a restaurant union president told CNN. Bill Granfield, president of the Unite Here Local 100 labor union, says he received a letter...

Hong Kong’s new Chief Justice has vowed to uphold the city’s judicial independence. Can he?

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Hong Kong The ceremonial beginning to Hong Kong's new legal year took place, as everything does these days, over video. Sat in the city's Court of Final Appeal, wearing a black robe, ruffed white collar and white fa...

Brazil will vaccinate an entire city’s adult population to test the effect on Covid-19 infection rate

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Brazil's Butantan Institute kicked off a campaign on Wednesday to vaccinate all of the adult population of a city to see if it's possible to reduce the number of cases. The study will involve the city of Serrana, in...

Minneapolis wanted to hire social media influencers to help with the city’s message during Derek Chauvin’s trial

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Minneapolis had floated a plan to hire six social media influencers to help share information during the upcoming murder trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. But th...

China’s plans to ‘improve’ democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city’s opposition

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Hong Kong As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this week, state-run news agency Xinhua noted "there is no perfect democracy, only democracy that fits best." Hong Kong may be...

Protests break out in Montreal after the city’s latest Covid curfew

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Protests broke out Sunday night in Montreal after the city's latest curfew went into effect due to spikes in Covid-19 cases. The curfew began at 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the Quebec government website. The stricte...

Yes, Andrew Yang could be New York City’s next mayor

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Coney Island, New York With 10 weeks to go before New York City Democrats vote in their primary for mayor, the question dominating Big Apple politics is simple: Can Andrew Yang actually win this thing? The answer, to...

The Siege of Sarajevo lasted for years — now the city’s battle with Covid-19 is dragging on with no end in sight

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina In the hills above Sarajevo, thousands of uniform white headstones line the slopes, marking the graves of just some of the victims of the Bosnian War. They're a constant reminder of t...

A 330-ton fatberg is clogging an English city’s sewer, and it won’t move for weeks

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London A massive fatberg, weighing more than 300 tons, is clogging a sewer in an English city -- and authorities say it is unlikely to move for weeks. The mammoth mass of waste stretches to more than half a mile in l...

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