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Photos: Thousands Peacefully March in D.C. in Response to Police Crackdown on Protests

A massive crowd assembled outside the White House on Tuesday, one day after authorities used jaw-dropping force there to clear one of the many peaceful protests against systemic police brutality and racism triggered by the May 25 police killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd.Read more...
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Paulette Jordan Wins Idaho Senate Democratic Primary

The Native American former state legislator is making a historic run against Republican Sen. Jim Risch.
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Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

TOKYO — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8% to 5,882.60. South Korea's Kospi surged 2.6% to 2,141.28.Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1% to 5,894.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.1% at 24,258.49, while the Shanghai Co...
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Joe Biden calls out President Trump's decisions regarding protests and violence

Speaking in Philadelphia, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden vowed to create a police oversight body within the first 100 days of his presidency; Jacqui Heinrich reports.
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Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries.On Tuesday, voters across America were forced to navigate curfews, health concerns and National Guard troops — waiting in line hours after...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Montana, Washington, White House, America, West Virginia, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Philadelphia, Associated Press


Protesters defy curfew, shake fencing around White House

Demonstrators in Washington, D.C. out after dark for fifth night in a row; Kevin Corke reports.
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Trump’s threats, actions against protesters condemned

There was widespread condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump's threat of military intervention to stop protests, and of having cleared protesters with force for a photo opportunity.
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Pat Robertson Attacks Donald Trump’s Stance On Sending Troops Against Protesters: “It Isn’t Cool”

In what has to be among the oddest recent moments on The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson today called out President Donald Trump's vow to use the military to quell protests around the country. Watch the clip below. "He issued a heads-up," Robertson said of on-air of Trump -- a man the nonagenarian host has supported […]
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Trudeau avoids criticism of Trump’s actions during protests

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau avoided directly criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump for deploying the military against protesters as he balances a delicate relationship with the president and his own complicated history with race.
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The scene in D.C.

People in Washington gathered Tuesday near the White House despite an earlier curfew.
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Official resigns from Pentagon advisory board over Esper's perceived support for clearing protest outside White House

A former top policy official at the Pentagon, James Miller, resigned from his role on the Defense Advisory Board due to what he said was Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's visible support for law enforcement officers' clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday.
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Black Lives Matter Protesters March to White House

Protesters marched toward the White House on June 2, to demonstrate against police brutality following the officer-involved death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.Protesters could be heard chanting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now,” as they marched through the streets of Washington, DC.The protest was one of many, sometimes violent, demonstrations held across the United States and the world against police killings of black people. Credit: Monica Schneider via Storyful
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United States: Suspension Of Entry To The US Of Brazilians Under Presidential Proclamation - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

On May 24, 2020, the White House issued a proclamation that temporarily bars persons who have been in Brazil from entering the United States, beginning at 11:59 pm on May 28, 2020...
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Black Lives Matters protesters being met with opposition — a new trend?

Southern California protesters demanding justice for George Floyd recently have been met by opposition, some counterprotesters carrying weapons, others engaging in fisticuffs — a trend that will continue in the days ahead, one expert says. “Yes, over the past few days we are seeing more of an escalation” of conflict between groups at demonstrations, marches and rallies, said Lowell Smith, chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice at La Sierra University in Riverside. In Upland on Monday eve...
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Civilization 101

Amid the present nationwide rioting, some fundamentals of civilization have been overlooked, and a restatement may be helpful. In a well-functioning society, citizens are able to live their lives in safety and security.   They do not need to worry about criminal violence.   Nor do they worry about police abuse.   Nor do they need to worry, more generally, about unpredictable assaults from the state. In the past few days, we have seen multiple failures along these dimension...
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George Floyd Protests Tonight: Live Nationwide Updates and Video

Attorney General William P. Barr gave the order to clear demonstrators from a park near the White House before President Trump’s visit to a church on Monday.
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‘Uncomfortable Mission’: Pentagon Tries to Retreat From Trump’s Call to ‘Dominate’ Protests

Less than 24 hours after President Trump said he was prepared to send troops into cities across America, senior officials in the Pentagon began to try to distance themselves from those words and from the idea itself, underscoring that not one governor had requested additional military assistance from Defense Secretary Mark Esper.Trump has for days pushed state leaders to take a tougher stance against “antifa” protesters, saying on a call with governors Monday that if they did not mass arrest pro...
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'No way I was staying home': Trump's response leads more protesters to White House

Protesters ignored Tuesday's 7 p.m. curfew and a large group took a knee a day after they were forcefully removed to clear a path for President Donald Trump.
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Official resigns from Pentagon advisory board over Esper's support for clearing protest outside White House

A former top policy official at the Pentagon, James Miller, resigned from his role on the Defense Advisory Board due to what he said was Secretary of Defense Mark Esper's visible support for law enforcement officers' clearing of protesters from Lafayette Square on Monday.
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George Floyd protest: halt UK riot gear sales to US police, says Labour

Tory government must act as exports are prohibited if used for internal repression, says Emily ThornberryLabour has called on the UK to suspend the sale of riot control equipment to the United States and review whether any British-made teargas or crowd control guns were being used against demonstrators across the United States.Emily Thornberry, the shadow international trade secretary, has written to her opposite number, Liz Truss, arguing it would “be a disgrace” if the UK supplied material tha...
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James N. Miller quits Defense Science Board, citing Defense Secretary Mark Esper's "blatant violations" of oath to "support and defend the Constitution"

The Washington Post reports that "James N. Miller, undersecretary of defense for policy from 2012 to 2014, provided The Washington Post with a copy of his resignation letter, which he submitted to Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper on Tuesday evening." Dear Secretary Esper, I resign from the Defense Science Board, effective immediately. When I joined the Board in early 2014, after leaving government service as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, I again swore an oath of office, one familiar to y...
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Trump threatens to unleash military in US

Not since one of President Donald Trump's heroes, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, led a mounted charge in 1932 to disperse an encampment of homeless veterans just outside the White House has the country seen such an application of violence against unarmed protesters outside "the People's House." On Monday evening police, with National Guard troops in reserve, attacked peaceful protesters gathered outside the White House with rubber bullets and tear gas. It's the kind of scene we associate with dictators...
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Inside the White House scramble that turned a peaceful protest into a violent confrontation

When President Donald Trump first raised the idea Monday morning of emerging from the 13-foot gate that surrounds the White House, aides were skeptical.
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60 minutes of mayhem: How aggressive politics and policing turned a peaceful protest into a violent confrontation

When President Donald Trump first raised the idea Monday morning of emerging from the 13-foot gate that surrounds the White House, aides were skeptical.
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Boris Johnson lays out visa offer to nearly 3m Hong Kong citizens

UK prime minister says all eligible for BNO passport can apply if China cuts freedomsBoris Johnson has opened the path to what he called one of the “biggest changes” ever to the British visa system, stating he was ready to offer a right to live and work in the UK to any of the nearly 3 million Hong Kong citizens eligible for a British National Overseas passport.Ministers have been ambivalent since last Thursday on whether the government’s offer of an extendable 12-month visa would be available o...
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Former Joint Chiefs chairman rips Trump's threat of military force

Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has rebuked President Donald Trump's threats to use the military on protesters, writing that "our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so."
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Former Joint Chiefs chairman rips Trump's threat of military force: 'Our fellow citizens are not the enemy'

Retired Adm. Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has rebuked President Donald Trump's threats to use the military on protesters, writing that "our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so."
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Attorney General Barr ordered park protesters cleared before Trump's visit to St. John's church

Attorney General also promises a bigger show of force after criticism for aggressive tactics in clearing protesters near the White House on Monday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Barr reportedly made order that led to violent removal of peaceful protesters – live

Attorney general demanded perimeter around White House be extended, according to a Washington Post reportBiden says Trump ‘is part of the problem and accelerates it’Washington archdiocese: ‘Reprehensible’ to allow Trump visitTrump’s threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascismAre you taking part in US protests after the death of George Floyd?Sign up to our First Thing newsletter 12.22am BST US troops from the 82nd Airborne Division have been moved from their base in Fort Bragg, North ...
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Former President Bush, contrasting Trump approach, says protesters should be heard

Without mentioning the president by name, Bush suggested it was out of step with the country's values to have driven protesters from Lafayette Square across from the White House on Monday just before Trump walked through for a photo opportunity. "The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving,” Bush said in a statement.
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