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Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2020 by WLRH News

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Hand washing stations now share the casino floor with slot machines at the Bellagio. It's part of a move to ramp up hygiene protocols ahead of the establishment's reopening on June 4.

Casinos is Las Vegas are reopening Thursday, after being shuttered for more than two months. Workers there are eager to start getting paid again, but they're also worried about their health.

Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson and her son, Shawn, stand outside the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, Minn. She represents areas south of St. Paul, about 15 miles from where George Floyd was killed.

Minnesota state Rep. Ruth Richardson doesn't want her teenage son, Shawn, a track athlete, to go running outside. "You can't do the same things that your white friends do," she remembers telling him.

Pope Francis says he is praying for George Floyd "and of all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism." He's also calling for reconciliation in the U.S. Here, Sister Quincy Howard, center, a Dominican nun, protests the arrival of President Trump to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington Tuesday.

"We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life," the pope said.

Police advance on demonstrators who are protesting the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For many Americans, it goes without saying that the police help maintain public safety. But many others — especially black Americans — see the police as more of a threat than a protective force.

Commuters drive along Marine Drive amid heavy rainfall in Mumbai on Wednesday as cyclone Nisarga neared landfall on India's west coast.

Severe Cyclonic Storm Nisarga was spinning wind gusts up to 75 mph as it made landfall south of the megacity on India's west coast.

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