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                                A protester is led away by Cottonwood Heights police officers during a march Sunday in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. The protest was a “March for Justice” focused largely around Zane James, who was fatally shot by police in Cottonwood Heights in 2018.
Dueling protesters including armed men face off in Utah

Groups of dueling protesters that included police supporters carrying rifles and flags supporting President Donald Trump faced off outside a suburban Salt Lake City police department in response to use of force by officers at a demonstration the night before that resulted in the arrest of eight people. Read more

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                                The packaging of Trader Ming’s Kung Pao Chicken is shown in Salt Lake City. The popular grocery chain Trader Joe’s says it won’t be changing ethnic-sounding labels on its line of Mexican, Chinese and other international foods, adding they are not racist.
Trader Joe’s defends product labels criticized as racist

Weeks after admitting that some of its international-themed product labels might have fallen short of an “attempt at inclusiveness,” the grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is rejecting criticism of the labels — some with names like Trader José and Trader Ming’s — as racist. Read more

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                                Members of the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz kneel together around the Black Lives Matter logo on the court during the national anthem before the start of today’s game.
Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

Black players were next to white players. Coaches from one team were next to their compatriots from the opposing side. Many locked arms with the man next to them, some shut their eyes tightly, a few including LeBron James briefly raising a fist into the air or pointing skyward. Read more

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                                Federal officers deployed tear gas and crowd control munitions at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse, Tuesday, in Portland, Ore.
Federal agents to start leaving Portland

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement the plan negotiated with Gov. Kate Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland. Read more

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                                The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers line up together for the national anthems before an exhibition NHL hockey game today in Toronto.
Racial equality statements begin to unfold amid NHL restart

Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins players lined up shoulder to shoulder during the U.S. and Canadian anthems before the first exhibition game of the NHL’s restarted season, while members of the Boston Bruins plan to lock arms for the songs to promote racial equality. Read more


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