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A flag is raised in Daley Plaza on June 1, 2021, to mark the beginning of Pride Month in Chicago.

A Florida couple put up a Pride flag. A homeowners group said take it down

The Eastland Cove Homeowners Association in Broward County, Fla., said it was not on a list of approved flags. The couple face an initial fine of up to $50.

In this Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, protesters gathered on the street, in Wauwatosa, Wis., after District Attorney John Chisholm refused to issue charges against Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah for the Feb. 2, 2020, fatal shooting of 17-year-old Alvin Cole at Mayfair Mall.

Family seeks another chance at charging officer in man’s death

A judge will decide this week whether to charge a Wisconsin police officer who killed a man sitting in a parked car, after the man’s family invoked a rarely used legal process in a bid to get around prosecutors who cleared the officer.

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) logo is displayed on a door at its headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Three Vermont groups get EPA money for ‘brownfields’ cleanup

The money will go to the Mount Ascutney Regional Commission, the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.

The US Flag flies at half mast Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Camp Hill, Ala., at the Alabama Sheriff's Girls Ranch which suffered a loss of life when their van was involved in a multiple vehicle accident Saturday, resulting in eight people in the van perishing.

Nine children and one adult are killed in Alabama crash

Ten people died in Alabama on Saturday afternoon when a van of children returning from a beach vacation and a car collided and the van burst into flames, authorities said.

Parade participants walked away as police investigated the scene where a pickup truck drove into a crowd of people at a Pride parade on June 19, 2021 in Wilton Manors, Florida.

Deadly Pride parade crash appears unintentional, officials say

A member of a men’s chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group’s director said Sunday, correcting initial speculation that it was a hate crime directed at the gay community.

Police and firefighters respond after a truck drove into a crowd killing one person during The Stonewall Pride Parade and Street Festival in Wilton Manors, Fla., on Saturday.

Officials say deadly Pride parade crash was not intentional

The driver who slammed into spectators at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one person and seriously injuring another, did so accidentally, local officials and the leader of one of the groups involved in the parade said Sunday.

1 killed and 5 wounded in shooting in Oakland; motive sought

A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, though it wasn’t known whether the violence was connected with the event, police said.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks during a press conference on June 15, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, District of Columbia.

The push for LGBTQ civil rights stalls in the Senate as advocates search for Republican support

The long march toward equal rights for gay, lesbian, and transgender Americans — whose advocates have eyed major advances with complete Democratic control in Washington — has run into a wall of opposition in the US Senate.