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In this image made from video released by Karina Brown, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, right, stands at a fence guarding a federal courthouse as tear gas drifts by early July 23, 2020, in Portland Oregon, during another night of protest against the presence of federal agents sent by President Donald Trump to quell unrest in the city. (Karina Brown via AP)

Portland mayor unleashes police on violent demonstrations

- The Washington Times

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who for weeks had blamed President Trump for fueling riots in his Oregon city, on Thursday acknowledged that the violence has continued even after the federal presence was curtailed, and told peaceful protesters to stay home.

Black Lives Matter protesters march through Portland, Ore. after rallying at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between demonstrators and officers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) **FILE**

Shots fired at latest Portland riot

- The Washington Times

Shots were fired early Wednesday morning as violent protests continued to rock Portland, Oregon, with demonstrators breaking into the Portland Police Association’s offices and setting it on fire.

Black Lives Matter protesters march through Portland, Oregon, after rallying at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Sunday. Marches near the federal courthouse have calmed down while protests have migrated east across the Willamette River. (Associated Press)

Portland protests continue as feds curtail presence

- The Washington Times

Federal officers have curtailed their presence in Portland but violent protests have continued in the Oregon city, with police saying they had to declare a riot Monday night after demonstrators invaded the perimeter of a city office building.

An Oregon State Police officer, right, stands watch as fellow officers extinguish a fire lit by protesters behind the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on Sun, Aug. 2, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Following an agreement between Democratic Gov. Kate Brown and the Trump administration to reduce federal officers in the city, nightly protests remained largely peaceful without major confrontations between protesters and officers. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Portland protests grow violent as feds step back

- The Washington Times

With federal officers taking a lower profile in Portland, Oregon, protesters are turning their ire on local police, using the same tactics of throwing bottles and firing lasers into officers’ eyes, as Black Lives Matter demonstrations enter their 10th week.

In this July 25, 2019, photo, flowers and other items lay near a memorial plaque in the sidewalk near the spot where Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer five years ago in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Black prosecutor will not reopen Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, Missouri

- Associated Press

St. Louis County’s top prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of minorities.

Federal officers are surrounded by smoke as they push back demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Oregon governor blinks in Portland protest standoff with feds

- The Washington Times

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown agreed Wednesday to send in state police to protect the federal courthouse in Portland, and Homeland Security said it will remove its additional officers and agents, signaling a possible solution to months of violent clashes that have stained the city.

An image of George Floyd is projected on a screen in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue, Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Change.org and the George Floyd Foundation officially launched "A Monumental Change: The George Floyd Hologram Memorial Project" in Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

George Floyd’s family gathers in Virginia to unveil hologram

Associated Press

The family of George Floyd witnessed the unveiling of a hologram in Virginia Tuesday night, where flickering lights came together to create an image of Floyd’s head and shoulders transposed over the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.

A demonstrator throws a tear gas canister back at federal officers during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

ACLU wants DHS secretary punished over Portland violence

- The Washington Times

The ACLU asked a federal judge on Tuesday to hold the top brass at the Department of Homeland Security in contempt of court after federal agents used chemical agents and other means to clear protesters from around a courthouse in Portland, catching journalists in the crossfire.