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Hong Kongers to mark Tiananmen anniversary with candles, online vigil
People in Hong Kong planned to light candles across the city on Thursday to commemorate the bloody 1989 crackdown by Chinese troops in and around Tiananmen Square, circumventing a ban on the usual public gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Two NYPD cops shot in confrontation with suspect in Brooklyn
Two police officers were shot in a confrontation with a suspect in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, police sources said. The officers were struck by gunfire near Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn soon before midnight, the sources said. The officers were rushed to Kings County Hospital after the shooting. Their...
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Angela Stanton-King says Obama, Biden should have done 'much more' to combat racism
Angela Stanton-King, goddaughter of Dr. Alveda King and Republican candidate to represent Georgia's 15th Congressional District told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday that former President Barack Obama and his administration should have done more to fight racism.
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Amy Cooper gets dog back after cops refuse to take it, rescue group says
The animal rescue group who confiscated Central Park Karen’s dog after her racist confrontation with a birdwatcher went viral last month said Wednesday that it will return the pooch. The rescue group, Abandoned Angels, said in a Facebook post that vets determined Amy Cooper’s dog was in good health and that law enforcement authorities refused...
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US President is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders over his response to mass protests
President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to mass protests and inflaming of racial divides.
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NYC Arsonists to Be Instantly Freed from Jail Thanks to 'Bail Reform' Law
Arsonists who set fires in New York City, New York, during multiple nights of riots will be instantly freed from jail if ever arrested thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-NY) bail reform law.
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DACA Illegal Aliens Among 200 People Arrested in Phoenix, Arizona Riots
At least three illegal aliens shielded from deportation by President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been arrested among hundreds in riots taking place in Phoenix, Arizona. 
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Newport Beach protesters scatter as car heads toward them; suspect in custody: report
A vehicle plowed toward a crowd of peaceful demonstrators in Southern California on Wednesday, sending people scattering for their lives, as protests continued throughout the U.S. following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
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Hall of Fame college coach Johnny Majors dies at age 85
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — College Football Hall of Famer Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, died Wednesday. He was 85. Majors died at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. “He spent his last hours doing something he dearly...
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US diplomats worry that crackdowns at home will undermine their mission abroad
Less than 24 hours after law enforcement officials violently dispersed peaceful protesters outside the White House with pepper balls and rubber bullets, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with survivors of China's brutal 1989 crackdown on the pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
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Nearly All Rioters Freed from Jail in D.C., Most Avoid Felony Riot Charges
Nearly all rioters have been freed from jail in Washington, D.C. and most have had felony riot charges dropped against them and they are now only facing burglary, destruction of property, and curfew violation charges.  
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'CMT Celebrates Our Heroes': The best moments from country's tribute to frontline workers
"CMT Celebrates Our Heroes" aired Wednesday night as a two-hour salute to healthcare workers and others on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.        
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One small reason to be optimistic after a week of protests
After a week of demonstrations and public outcry over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his efforts to villainize those marching against racial injustice.
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Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: Trump's threats of military force may be 'the beginning of the end of the American experiment'
A retired four-star Marine general on Wednesday excoriated President Donald Trump's threats to use the military on protesters and his controversial church photo op on Monday, writing that his actions "may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment."
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Californians are wary of reopening too quickly amid coronavirus crisis, new poll says
Fear of COVID-19 remains paramount to Californians, with a plurality of poll respondents saying it is the most important issue facing California today.
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New charges against Minneapolis policemen as protests continue
Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis policemen implicated in the death of a black man pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest that sparked more than a week of nationwide protest and civil strife.
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Chiara de Blasio was ‘really chill’ during her protest arrest, witness says
The first daughter kept her cool and didn't join in on the anti-NYPD chants coming from the others in the paddy wagon, a fellow arrestee tells The Post.
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Why Mattis' verdict on Trump is devastating
The legendary general President Trump picked as his defense secretary flamed the president in a statement Wedndesday, joining a growing number of retired military officers who accuse Trump of dividing the nation, writes Peter Bergen. Mattis' stature in the military and his time spent working with Trump give his comments particular heft.
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Trump: 'I Don't Think We'll Have to' Send Military to Cities
During an interview with Newsmax TV’s “Spicer and Co.” on Wednesday, President Trump said that he doesn’t think that sending the U.S. military into any cities to restore order will be necessary, but he has the power to do so,
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Autopsy: George Floyd Had Coronavirus Before Death
A report published Wednesday evening indicated George Floyd had coronavirus before his death, though multiple autopsies did not attribute his death to the illness.
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Earthquake in Southern California pegged at magnitude 5.5
A strong earthquake striking in Southern California on Wednesday evening was initially pegged at magnitude 5.5, according to a report. The epicenter was believed to be around Ridgecrest, 52 miles from Barstow, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the Los Angeles Times reported. The surrounding area has seen five quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater...
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Sean Hannity asks if protesters will 'demand justice' for victims of riots
Sean Hannity wondered aloud Wednesday whether those fighting for justice for George Floyd will also seek justice on behalf of the law enforcement officers killed and injured during the recent days of looting and rioting.
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Hong Kong legislature starts voting on controversial China national anthem bill
Hong Kong's Legislative Council started voting on a controversial national anthem bill on Thursday that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a criminal offence.
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'Star Wars' actor John Boyega speaks out on racism: 'I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this'
John Boyega is laying it all on the line.
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Books about race top Barnes & Noble's, Amazon's bestsellers
Children's books on how to talk to kids about race are some of the highest reads on the lists.
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Internet mocks Trump's Bible photo-op
Twitter users and comics can't stop roasting Trump for brandishing the Bible. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Los Angeles to slash up to $150B from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color,  women and “people who have been left behind."
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Texas man with 'assault rifle' at George Floyd protest allegedly plotted 'to off racists and MAGA people'
A Texas man carrying an “assault rifle” at a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday has been charged with making interstate threats, the Justice Department announced.
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Pennsylvania federal prosecutor says looters 'hijacking democracy', rips Philadelphia DA
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday that the liberal policies of Philadelphia's district attorney are hurting efforts to prevent criminals from inflicting more damage on the city.
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Column: Wish things would go 'back to normal'? Normal isn't good enough
Between the pandemic and the protests, it's going to take time, effort and creativity to rebuild. So let's not. Let's build something better.
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Seahawks’ Russell Wilson talks race after shunning football talk
RENTON, Wash. — Speaking to the media for the first time since the end of last season, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson didn’t care to talk about the game that’s helped make him famous. “To be honest with you, I don’t even want to talk about football right now,” Wilson said during a video conference...
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China Steps Back in Airline Dispute With the Trump Administration
Beijing will allow limited flights by international carriers to resume after the White House threatened to block Chinese passenger jets from flying to the U.S.
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Virginia governor to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans to remove the monument Thursday.
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Supreme Court's key choice on police wrongdoing
Sina Kian writes that the Supreme Court should decide to hear a handful of cases regarding the issue of qualified immunity, which prevents officers from being held liable or even taken to trial for misconduct unless it was already "clearly established" that their actions were unlawful, because it's been nearly impossible to hold officers accountable
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Feds charge 3 'boogaloo' adherents plotting violence at BLM protest
Three self-identified "boogaloo" adherents were arrested after plotting to incite violence at a Black Lives Matter demonstration.
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Houston police officers pay their respects to George Floyd at a mural in his hometown
A newly minted mural celebrating the life of George Floyd has become a vigil in his hometown and has even attracted the attention of Houston police officers.
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Donté Stallworth: Trump is throwing gas on the fire
CNN's SE Cupp turns this week's 'Unfiltered from Home' over to her friend Donté Stallworth. The former NFL star criticizes President Donald Trump's response to protesters across the US who have gathered in response to the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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MMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for May: A rematch delivers in spades
With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from May 2020.       Related StoriesCory Sandhagen glad 'annoying' Henry Cejudo retired, not bothered by Jose Aldo vs. Petr YanKelvin Gastelum vs. Jack Hermansson added to July 18 event on 'Fight Island'UFC 250 prelims pre-event facts: Why isn't Jussier Formiga higher on card with these stats? 
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Asian shares hit two-month high as economic optimism spreads
Asian shares rose to a two-month high on Thursday as government stimulus expectations supported investor confidence in an economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic.
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti to Cut $150 Million from Police; 'Reinvest' in 'Communities of Color'
LOS ANGELES, California -- Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday evening that the City of Los Angeles would cut up to $150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and "reinvest" the funds in the local black community.
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George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus in April, full autopsy reveals
George Floyd had tested positive for the coronavirus in April, though it was not a factor in his death, his full autopsy has revealed. Floyd was likely no longer symptomatic when four Minneapolis police officers killed him during an arrest on Monday, according to Dr. Andrew Baker, the chief medical examiner at Hennepin County. “Since...
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CBS Evening News, June 3, 2020
All 4 officers charged in George Floyd's death; Langston Hughes "Let America Be America Again" shows the nation's continued struggle of freedom and equality
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Jim Edmonds reveals his daughter is expecting his first grandchild
Jim Edmonds’ family is growing again.
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Lefty pols have put cops everywhere in peril: Devine
On Tuesday night, as Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN to lie to Chris Cuomo that all was “calm” in New York, the exhausted men and women of the NYPD were being bruised and battered for the fourth night by criminals running amok under the cover of George Floyd ­protests. “It’s been a good...
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NBAer Sefolosha, speaks out on police brutality
NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death
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NYPD enforce strict curfew with several arrests
NYPD enforce strict curfew with several arrests       
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Florida Highway Patrol trooper among 2 state employees fired for 'hateful, racist' comments about George Floyd protesters
The remarks in question were "reprehensible," the agency said.        
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NYPD cracks down on curfew-breaking protesters on seventh day of unrest
NYPD officers cracked down on curfew-breaking protesters in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Wednesday, making dozens of arrests on the seventh day of citywide demonstrations against police brutality. Cops were quicker to enforce the 8 p.m. curfew than they had been on Tuesday, when one group of protesters marched well past deadline, getting cut off by...
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