Family & Society
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Protest shooter says he acted in self-defense

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/31/20, 05:20 pm

U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry, a rideshare driver, didn’t know about an in-progress Black Lives Matter protest when he turned onto Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, on July 25, his attorneys said on Friday. Looking to correct what they called inaccurate news reports, they released a statement with Perry’s explanation of the events leading up to him shooting and killing a protester.

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Too few babies

Family | Experts warn of coming depopulation crisis
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 7/31/20, 03:32 pm

Americans are not having enough babies.

The United States is one of 91 countries with a fertility rate too low to replace the existing population. New research warns global fertility rates could collapse even further over the next century and cause dramatic population declines.

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Federal agents to leave Portland

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/29/20, 12:53 pm

Oregon State Police will have a “robust presence” in downtown Portland as part of a plan negotiated with Democratic Gov. Kate Brown over the last 24 hours, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said. Brown on Wednesday said federal agents will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city on Thursday.

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