New York Times wins Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of COVID-19. AP awarded two Pulitzer Prizes for photography.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis won the breaking news award for its reporting following George Floyd's killing. And the Pulitzer Prizes awarded a special citation to Darnella Frazier, the teen who filmed his killing.
Louise Erdrich has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for "The Night Watchman." Other winners for books included the late Les Payne and daughter Tamara Payne for for their Malcolm X biography “The Dead Are Arising.”
The Pulitzer Prizes awarded a special citation to Darnella Frazier, the teenager who pulled out her cellphone and recorded the police restraint and death of George Floyd. That video helped launch a global movement against racial injustice.

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11 Jun
.@AP photographers win two Pulitzer Prizes for coverage of racial injustice protests in the U.S., and the pandemic's toll on the elderly.
.@EmilioMorenatti, @AP's chief photographer in Spain, won the feature photography Pulitzer Prize. He patiently built trust with elderly people to document the toll of the pandemic.
A group of 10 @AP photographers won the breaking news Pulitzer for their work capturing the drama and raw emotion of protests that roiled U.S. cities after the May 2020 death of George Floyd.
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26 May
The mayor of San Jose said several people were being treated for injuries after police and sheriff's officials responded to reports of a shooting at a railyard. Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a tweet that “the shooter is no longer a threat."
A sheriff's spokesman says there are multiple fatalities and injuries in a shooting at a San Jose, California railyard and that the suspect is dead.
BREAKING: Eight people were killed in shooting at a railyard in San Jose, California, authorities say. The suspect is also dead and a number of people were injured.
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New AP-NORC poll: A majority of Americans across racial and ethnic groups believe discrimination has worsened in the last year against Asian Americans, who became the target of attacks after being unfairly blamed for the coronavirus pandemic.
The AP-NORC poll finds 60% of Americans say discrimination against Asian Americans has swelled in the U.S. in the last year. That includes 71% of Asian Americans as well as majorities of Black, white and Hispanic Americans.
As documented Asian-targeted hate crimes rose substantially in 2020, the poll finds close to half of Americans “very” or “extremely” concerned that the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increase in violent acts against Asian Americans.
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, will soon begin marking the centennial of its storied and deadly race massacre. In 1921, a white mob carried out a scorched-earth campaign against a city business and residential district known as Black Wall Street.
Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, a mob of white Tulsans leveled over 35 city blocks, destroyed an estimated 191 Black businesses, and displaced roughly 10,000 Black residents from the neighborhood where they’d lived, learned, played, worked and prospered.
The Tulsa Race Massacre is just one of the starkest examples of how Black wealth has been sapped by racism and racist violence. It forced generations to start from scratch while shouldering the burdens of being Black in America, @aaronlmorrison reports.
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18 May
The Fourth Israel-Hamas War:

• Israel carries out a wave of airstrikes, levelling a six-story building in Gaza City.
• Palestinian armed groups fire dozens of rockets into Israel.
• More than 210 Palestinians killed, 10 in Israel, since war began.
Palestinians in Israel, Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank observed a general strike to protest the war and other Israeli policies that some rights groups say constitute an overarching system of apartheid. Israel rejects that characterization,
BREAKING: Israeli medics say 10 people wounded, 4 seriously, in attack in southern Israel.
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BREAKING: The Israeli military says it has targeted the home of Gaza's top Hamas leader after nearly a week of heavy airstrikes and rocket fire into Israel from the territory ruled by the Islamic militant group
BREAKING: Gaza Health Ministry says 23 killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza City in deadliest single attack since fighting began.
Gaza medics say Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City have flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people. It was the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory’s militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago.
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