Demonstrators protest at the Lincoln Memorial June 6, 2020, in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

5 national stories of the week

Fauci’s hope for a vaccine by late 2020 or early 2021, Americans wanting change to the nation’s criminal justice system, the police reform bills in Congress, election primaries in Kentucky and New York and President Donald Trump’s proposed executive order to protect monuments make up this week’s five national stories.



The sun forms crescent during solar eclipse in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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5 international stories of the week

COVID-19 updates from around the world, fashion brands challenged to confront racist attitudes, the mourning of victims of a suspected terror attack in England, poaching in Asia and Africa and a solar eclipse on the eastern hemisphere make up this week’s five international stories.


Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns, in a campus-wide email March 24, 2020, detailed new guidelines for university employees as part of Ball State's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, he addressed concerns regarding paid leave for non-essential employees who are unable to work remotely. Scott Fleener, DN File
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Ball State president details budget plans for FY 2021

At its June 19 meeting, Ball State’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution authorizing Ball State to continue operations after July 1, and continue spending thereafter at the same levels the Board approved for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, according to an email sent out by President Geoffrey Mearns.




A crowd of demonstrators march to the Capitol. The NAACP March to the Capitol coincided with the restart of the Georgia 2020 General Assembly Monday, June 15, 2020 in Atlanta. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
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5 national stories of the week

A poll reflecting the unhappiness in the U.S. in 2020, Atlanta mayor’s vow to change use of force by police officers, changes to policing being sought by President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans, a partial rebound for U.S. retail sales and the Academy Awards being delayed make up this week’s five national stories.


President Donald Trump speaks during an event on police reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Trump signs executive order on police reform

Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing Tuesday that would encourage better police practices and establish a database to keep track of officers with a history of excessive use-of-force complaints.



A waiter walks to serve customers at a restaurant, June 15, 2020, in Paris. Paris is rediscovering itself, as its cafes and restaurants reopen for the first time since the fast-spreading virus forced them to close their doors March 14. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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5 international stories of the week

Countries reopening as a possible resurgence of the virus is detected in China, France testing stun guns for wider use by the police, an American sentenced for spying in Russia, the Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial and a Philippine journalist being convicted for libel make up this week’s five international stories.








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