US virus cases surge amid protests; pandemic hits poorest hard around globe

In the U.S., where a wave of protests is adding to concerns over possible additional outbreaks, new cases of the coronavirus have been surging just weeks after many businesses were allowed to reopen.
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  Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces for law enforcement duties in containing street protests.

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  Demonstrators take to Memphis streets for 8th night of protesting

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Cordova residents frustrated yet again with delays in trash pickup

An old problem is rearing its ugly head in Memphis. Residents in Cordova said they are tired of talking trash.
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  Floyd to be eulogized in Minneapolis memorial, first of 3

The calmer protests came on the same day that prosecutors charged three more police officers and filed a new, tougher charge against the officer at the center of the case.

  Mayor, MPD police director address recent protests in Memphis

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace on NBA’s return to play proposal

  Memphians hoping to spark change after a week of protesting

SCS reopening Central Nutrition Center, partnering with YMCA for summer food distribution program

  Officials probe whether COVID-19 uptick is start of surge or simply ‘new normal’

  DMVs to reopen Monday in Mississippi

Mike Miller stepping down as assistant coach for Memphis Tigers basketball

Report: Memphis Grizzlies among NBA teams expected to return in July

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Autopsy report shows Floyd had tested positive for COVID-19

The 20-page report released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office came with the family's permission and after the coroner's office released summary findings Monday that Floyd had a heart attack while being restrained by officers, and classified his May 25 death as a homicide.

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Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace on NBA’s return to play proposal

U of M quarterback Brady White responds to protests

Tiger Basketball players aren’t the only ones getting involved.

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More than 460 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Forrest City prison

  Memphis mayor extends city curfew for third night

Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on protests and COVID-19 in Arkansas

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

  16,322 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 782 deaths

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.
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  Prosecutors charge 3 more officers in Floyd’s death; curfews credited for calmer protests

The calmer night came as many cities intensified their curfews, with authorities in New York and Washington ordering people off streets while it was still daylight.

Dave and Buster’s reopening Memphis location

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MPD: Pedestrian hit, killed by car when shots fired at Orange Mound intersection

Memphis Tiger’s Quinones joins in protest for George Floyd death by police