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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Sunday marked the 94th birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Monday is the federal holiday honoring him. Since the 1990s, Martin… Read More
Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.
The Trump administration called for five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations. Just one facility in Texas will cost taxpayers $44 million per year.