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Press produces news related books? Here's what's new and upcoming. First pet, presidential dogs, cats and other critters. Deadly force, fatal confrontations with police. The Hubble telescope, a universe of new discovery and many more. Visit ap org slash books to purchase or visit Amazon, barnesandnoble .com or iBooks. I'm Ben Thomas with an AP News Minute. Justice The Department has issued a scathing assessment of Minneapolis police alleging racial discrimination and excessive force went unchecked before George Floyd's killing because of inadequate oversight and unwieldy an process for investigating complaints. Attorney General Merrick Garland. We observed many MPD officers who did their difficult work with professionalism, courage and respect, but the patterns and practices we observed made what happened to George Floyd possible. The city and its police department have agreed to a consent decree and former President Trump's one -time personal lawyer Michael Cohen has lost his bid for early release from probation after federal prosecutors he's said lying again, writing in a book that he did not engage in tax fraud and was threatened by prosecutors to plead guilty. Cohen is the key witness against Trump in his New York State criminal case. I'm Ben Thomas. For the third straight game, the Atlanta Braves hammered Colorado, this time by a score of 10 to 2. The Braves have outscored the Rockies 26 to 6 in the first three games of their four -game series. Atlanta had four home runs with Matt Olson's first inning grand slam the opening salvo. It's always good to be the team scores first. Seems like we've been doing it at a pretty good clip this year and kind of sets the tone for the game. Ozzie Albies, Eddie Rosario, and Orlando Garcia also had roundtrippers. Bryce Elder pitched six innings giving up a run on four hits and picking up his fifth win of the season for the Braves. Gary McKellips, Atlanta. Hunter Green allowed two runs over six innings as the won Reds their seventh straight game beating the Astros 10 to 3. Green limited the Astros to five his second win of the season. A couple rocky innings but man being able to still keep the team in it you know it was really good and the guys came out swinging I mean even finished strong at the plate so really nice to see and we man have such a good thing going so it's been really fun fun baseball. Will Benson finish three for three with two RBI for the Reds while Elie De La Cruz Spencer Steir and Tyler Stevenson collected to his. Adam Spillane Houston. Steele Justin fresh off the injured list picked up the victory as the Cubs defeated the Orioles three to two. Felt really good I felt like I had command for the most part of all my pitches throughout the outing yeah I felt like into I was a getting groove as it was going on too it was getting more and more comfortable out there but um felt really good to get back out there. Steele allowed two over runs his five innings improving to seven and two on the season. Offensively the Cubs got a two -run double from Nico Horner and a sack fly from Mike Tuchman as they recorded a season -high fifth straight victory in front of 40 ,000 plus. David Shuster, Chicago. Thank you for listening to the AP Radio Network. Did you know that you can purchase prints of AP's photography for your personal or small business use? Every day AP's photographers capture

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