Israeli Warplanes Strike Tunnels In Gaza, Some Unions Criticize CDC Mask Guidance, New NPR Poll On Policing And Race

Published May 17, 2021 at 8:26 AM EDT
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An excavator clears the rubble of a destroyed building in Gaza City's Rimal residential district on May 16, 2021, following massive Israeli bombardment on the Hamas-controlled enclave.

  • Israeli warplanes overnight attacked underground tunnels that they say Hamas uses to move its fighters and rockets in Gaza. Palestinian officials say the violence which has now entered a second week has killed 197 people. Israel says that eight Israelis are dead. Here's the latest.
  • More Americans started to bare their faces over the weekend after the CDC issued guidance that vaccinated people don’t need to wear masks in most settings. The head of the union that represents frontline grocery and retail store workers is criticizing the decision, saying they don’t want to be policing the situation.
  • Exclusive: A new NPR poll details the starkly different views of Black and White Americans on race and policing. The findings underscore the sharp differences Americans have when it comes to policing.

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