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Festival or tragedy: The Portland protests

Cities | Events in 1970 show us what could happen in 2020
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/28/20, 02:54 pm

I’m trying to get to the heart of what’s happening in Portland—60-plus straight nights of downtown demonstrations—and is apparently spreading to other cities. How violent are they? What do protesters want and when do they want it? What’s the endgame? Here’s what I’ve put together based on stories filed by two journalists—WORLD correspondent Andrew Shaughnessy with the protesters, Mike Balsano of the Associated Press with the federal agents—and my own experience.  

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Summer sequels

News analysis | The coronavirus spiked the movie blockbuster season, but drama is playing out in real life
by Michael Reneau
Posted 7/02/20, 06:33 am

In June and July, Americans usually fill movie theaters and gobble up hulking tubs of popcorn. But this year the coronavirus derailed a spate of Hollywood sequels and reboots: another James Bond movie, Disney’s live-action Mulan, at least three comic book spinoffs, and even a Top Gun sequel—34 years after the original.

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“This is what we do over here”

Police | Camden, where police and neighborhood ministries and businesses have rebuilt trust following high crime and police corruption, shows a path forward for other police departments in need of reform
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/08/20, 11:09 am

The week that demonstrators around the United States displayed outrage over the police-instigated death of George Floyd, Camden, N.J., resident Brenda Antinore got an email from a captain in the Camden County Police Department. 

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