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NYU doc urges health care workers to use these preparations for second coronavirus wave
At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, all four New York University hospitals in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island were filled to the brim with infected patients. Over the course of the pandemic, the hospital system added 189 beds in their two Manhattan hospitals alone. Dr. Fritz Francois, chief medical officer at NYU Langone Health,...
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Company studying hydroxychloroquine employs sci-fi writer, adult content model
The World Health Organization and several world governments have changed their coronavirus policies and resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine because they got questionable data from a small US healthcare company — with a science fiction writer and an adult content model on staff. The company, Surgisphere, whose employees include an unidentified sci-fi author and adult model...
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NBA is reportedly expected to approve a plan to continue the season with 22 teams
The NBA's return is imminent -- but it could only be with 22 teams.The Board of Governors is expected to approve the proposal Thursday.
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‘Persevere Through the Highs and Lows.’ What We Can Still Learn From the Suffragists Who Fought for the Right to Vote During the 1918 Flu Pandemic
"If the suffragists can do what they did, we can get through this"
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Commissioner Dermot Shea says NYPD ‘stands with’ George Floyd’s family
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea offered his condolences Wednesday, saying his “heart goes out to the entire Floyd family” — after speaking with George Floyd’s brother on the phone. “On behalf of the entire NYC police department, the nation’s largest police department, we stand with the Floyd family, we condemn what took place in Minneapolis,” Shea...
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Newsom says California would 'reject' Trump's attempts to send military into major cities
Gov. Gavin Newsom said California will reject President Donald Trump's threats to send military into states to control protests following the death of George Floyd.
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James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution
James Mattis, the esteemed Marine general who resigned as secretary of defense in December 2018 to protest Donald Trump’s Syria policy, has, ever since, kept studiously silent about Trump’s performance as president. But he has now broken his silence, writing an extraordinary broadside in which he denounces the president for dividing the nation, and accuses him of ordering the U.S. military to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens.“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.” He goes on, “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”[Adam Serwer: Trump gave police permission to be brutal]In his j’accuse, Mattis excoriates the president for setting Americans against one another.“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”He goes on to contrast the American ethos of unity with Nazi ideology. “Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that ‘The Nazi slogan for destroying us … was “Divide and Conquer.” Our American answer is “In Union there is Strength.”’ We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better than our politics.”Mattis’s dissatisfaction with Trump was no secret inside the Pentagon. But after his resignation, he argued publicly—and to great criticism—that it would be inappropriate and counterproductive for a former general, and a former Cabinet official, to criticize a sitting president. Doing so, he said, would threaten the apolitical nature of the military. When I interviewed him last year on this subject, he said, “When you leave an administration over clear policy differences, you need to give the people who are still there as much opportunity as possible to defend the country. They still have the responsibility of protecting this great big experiment of ours.” He did add, however: “There is a period in which I owe my silence. It’s not eternal. It’s not going to be forever.”[Eliot A. Cohen: America’s generals must stand up to Trump]That period is now definitively over. Mattis reached the conclusion this past weekend that the American experiment is directly threatened by the actions of the president he once served. In his statement, Mattis makes it clear that the president’s response to the police killing of George Floyd, and the ensuing protests, triggered this public condemnation.“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.”He goes on to implicitly criticize the current secretary of defense, Mark Esper, and other senior officials as well. “We must reject any thinking of our cities as a ‘battlespace’ that our uniformed military is called upon to ‘dominate.’ At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society. It erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society they are sworn to protect, and of which they themselves are a part. The appropriate response to law-breaking rests with state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them.”[From the July/August 2020 issue: History will judge the complicit]Here is the text of the complete statement.In Union There Is StrengthI have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled. The words “Equal Justice Under Law” are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.We must reject any thinking of our cities as a “battlespace” that our uniformed military is called upon to “dominate.” At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict—a false conflict—between the military and civilian society. It erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society they are sworn to protect, and of which they themselves are a part. Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them.[From the June 2020 issue: We are living in a failed state]James Madison wrote in Federalist 14 that “America united with a handful of troops, or without a single soldier, exhibits a more forbidding posture to foreign ambition than America disunited, with a hundred thousand veterans ready for combat.” We do not need to militarize our response to protests. We need to unite around a common purpose. And it starts by guaranteeing that all of us are equal before the law.Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that “The Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.’ Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength.’” We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis—confident that we are better than our politics.Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.[Mike Mullen: I cannot remain silent]We can come through this trying time stronger, and with a renewed sense of purpose and respect for one another. The pandemic has shown us that it is not only our troops who are willing to offer the ultimate sacrifice for the safety of the community. Americans in hospitals, grocery stores, post offices, and elsewhere have put their lives on the line in order to serve their fellow citizens and their country. We know that we are better than the abuse of executive authority that we witnessed in Lafayette Park. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. At the same time, we must remember Lincoln’s “better angels,” and listen to them, as we work to unite.Only by adopting a new path—which means, in truth, returning to the original path of our founding ideals—will we again be a country admired and respected at home and abroad.James Mattis
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Among California reopenings: Pickleball courts. So, what's pickleball?
Parks and other facilities are reopening in California, including pickleball courts. Here's what pickleball is, how to play and where to find equipment.
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Virginia governor to announce removal of Robert E. Lee statue
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into...
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Ben Carson says Trump considering 'national listening tour' to engage with black community
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday that President Trump is weighing embarking on a "national listening tour" to engage with and hear the concerns of minority communities.
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Trump's church visit, response to unarmed black man's death frustrate some advisers
President Donald Trump's bellicose response to the racial unrest engulfing the United States and his controversial visit to a church after the forced clearing of peaceful protesters have sparked divisions and frustration among some White House staff.
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Ducks' Bob Murray expects 'big step forward' after disappointing season
Ducks general manager Bob Murray isn't happy that the team missed the playoffs for the second season in a row, but he anticipates a 'big step forward' next year.
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Harvard experts worry over infections at protests
Harvard public health experts worried that COVID-19 infections could spike in communities from large, nationwide protests seeking to end white-on-black brutality like the deadly arrest of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer (June 3).       
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A heavily armed extremist group is showing up at protests
Benjamin Ryan Teeter was at his home in Hampstead, N.C., when the call to action came. It was an alert from the heart of the raging protests in Minneapolis, posted on an online forum by a fellow member of the Boogaloo movement, a loosely knit group of heavily armed, anti-government extremists.
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Pilgrim's Pride CEO indicted for price-fixing
The alleged scheme by the poultry company's top executive and others may have hit major customers like Chick-fil-A.
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George Floyd protester in Pennsylvania has coronavirus but didn’t wear mask
A Pennsylvania man arrested during a violent protest over the death of George Floyd says he has the coronavirus — and officials now worry he may have sparked an outbreak of the disease. Julio V. Torres disclosed that he was COVID-positive during his arraignment Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault, rioting and resisting arrest, Lancaster...
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The president is a danger to the US military
Police forces and National Guard vehicles block 16th Street near Lafayette Park and the White House on June 3 in Washington, DC. | Win McNamee/Getty Images “The president is trying to associate our military with his dangerous policies,” an expert told Vox. When President Donald Trump looks at the military he leads, he doesn’t see a diverse group of Americans doing their jobs to protect and defend the country. He sees a massive force at his disposal solely to satisfy his personal and political whims — even if it means tarnishing the reputation of the institution he claims to love. Since protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police last week, the president has failed — or, more accurately, refused — to heal the nation. Larger and larger demonstrations sprang up in every American state and many cities, most dramatically outside the White House. Last Friday, Trump’s security detail rushed him to the mansion’s bunker for safety despite no immediate threat, prompting Trump to bristle that he looked weak in a crisis. In response, Trump reached for the military to bolster his image and ego, brandishing force to quash the violence and looting accompanying peaceful protests against police brutality. To do so, he’s pushed for out-of-state National Guard members to patrol the streets of Washington, DC, against the mayor’s will; deployed 1,600 active-duty troops on the capital’s doorstep; and threatened to send more forces around the country to arrest vandals. That’s perhaps no surprise, as he tweeted on Monday that Republican Sen. Tom Cotton was “100% Correct” for suggesting violent activists would cower before a US Army presence. 100% Correct. Thank you Tom! https://t.co/axdLX7kGNn— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2020 Trump, in essence, sees the military as his personal plaything, little toy soldiers to move around on the map of America. Granted, it’s his right to do so as the commander in chief, and he has yet to order the military to do anything illegal. But just because he can deploy hundreds of troops to curb protests doesn’t mean he should, current and former troops say. “As a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, it’s been heartbreaking to see President Trump using the military to intimidate protestors and inflame tensions,” Paul Scharre, a former soldier and Pentagon official now at the Center for a New American Security think tank in Washington, told me. “The military exists to protect America against its enemies, which are not our own people.” Should Trump follow through with employing active-duty troops in his protest response, some contend relations between Americans and their military could drop to a Vietnam-era low. “I’m worried about it really doing serious damage to the reputation of the military,” Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a House Armed Services Committee member and former top Pentagon official, told me. “The president is trying to associate our military with his dangerous policies” Trump’s actions are understandable in one sense: Polls show most Americans support using the military to help police control the protests. But Trump’s show of force has turned the military into a political tool, more than a policing one. On Monday, as law enforcement outside the White House cleared a group of protesters with tear gas and pepper balls just so the president could later walk to a nearby church and pose for photos holding a Bible, Trump threatened to send active-duty military around the country to stop rioters. “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” Trump said in a short speech delivered from the White House Rose Garden. He has the authority to do that using the Insurrection Act of 1807 which, when invoked, allows the president to deploy the military to put down civil unrest. The law has been used several times before, most recently in 1992 when California’s governor requested the US military’s help to stop riots in Los Angeles. The irony, though, is most have presidents invoked the law to uphold civil rights, not work against them. For example, in 1957, then-Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus refused to follow federal integration laws after the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education ruling three years earlier. As a result, President Dwight Eisenhower sent soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock to escort nine black high school students into the all-white Central High School despite protests against them. Even so, using the law is still seen as immensely controversial. After all, it’s the president brushing aside both state laws and the authorities of governors. As the Naval War College’s Lindsay Cohn told me, President George W. Bush made an offhand comment in 2005 about using federal forces to quarantine regions of the country suffering from avian flu. In response, “Everyone lost their minds,” she said. In this case, Trump has gone much further than Bush did, publicly floating multiple deployments of American military power to subdue activists. Such a consideration could only come from someone with no appreciation for using armed forces as intended. “The president is trying to turn the American military against American citizens who are peacefully protesting on domestic soil,” Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a Tuesday statement announcing a proposed amendment to prohibit the use of military force against peaceful protests. “This is not what the United States military is for.” Indeed, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Wednesday morning dramatically announced he wouldn’t support invoking the Insurrection Act, very openly breaking with Trump. Hours later, though, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Trump “has sole authority to invoke the Insurrection Act” and that he’ll do so if he sees fit. Big moment here: Two days after Trump threatened to send active-duty troops to deal with violent protests, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he opposes the move pic.twitter.com/daKEK7YF8I— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) June 3, 2020 But that’s not all. Esper, with Trump’s support, requested for states by Tuesday to send hundreds of their National Guard personnel to perform law enforcement functions in Washington, DC, which already had about 1,300 activated members in the district. Those requests, which were denied by some governors and accepted by others, were made over the objections of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. “We don’t want the armed National Guard, armed military, and we don’t want any of those things on DC streets,” she told reporters this week. But she couldn’t stop the federal government from requesting such support because she isn’t a governor. That means Trump and his team have essentially unfettered authority to build up a National Guard presence in the city, despite Bowser’s wishes. It’s unclear whether DC’s police forces even needed the extra assistance. But what is clear is that the Trump administration’s decision led to stunning scenes on Tuesday of National Guard members standing sentinel at the Lincoln Memorial to keep demonstrators out. Your Lincoln Memorial this evening. pic.twitter.com/QByGgWeDDm— Martha Raddatz (@MarthaRaddatz) June 3, 2020 That was hard for many US military experts, like the American Enterprise Institute’s Kori Schake, to see. “It broke my heart to see military posted so aggressively at the Lincoln Memorial, a sacred place of racial protest in our country,” she told me. “This militarization of response to protests will taint public attitudes in ways so damaging to the institution of the military.” “The president is trying to associate our military with his dangerous policies,” she continued. Trump, however, wasn’t satisfied. On Tuesday night, top Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman announced Esper authorized the movement of active-duty military police and infantry to the “National Capitol Region” — a local term for DC and its surrounding areas. Setting aside whether or not Washington needed such support — and, per Mayor Bowser, it didn’t — such a move reminded some experts of what the US military does ahead of invading a foreign city. “That’s exactly what this looks like,” Van Jackson, a former Pentagon official now at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, told me. This is “how you prepare a battle space before you launch an invasion and occupation. It’s actual, no-shit war.” It also worried others. “As a former active duty infantry soldier, I’m deeply disturbed by reports that the Pentagon has moved an active duty infantry unit to the national capital region,” CNAS’s Scharre said. “Deploying an active duty combat unit to an American city would be dangerous and unwarranted.” The administration seems committed to keeping them around. The Associated Press reported on Wednesday — less than 24 hours after the Pentagon’s announcement — that some of the active-duty troops had already started to return to their home bases. But just hours later Esper reversed that decision, forcing them to stay nearby. That the administration — namely, Trump — would even risk the optics of sending an invading force outside the nation’s power center shows he’d prefer to play war than deftly manage America’s military. “He doesn’t seem to see a problem breaking with American norms and very cavalierly using active-duty forces in American cities,” Rep. Slotkin told me. “The fact that he doesn’t see a problem with it scares me more than anything.” The Pentagon isn’t blameless during all this. During Monday’s photo op, Esper and Army Gen. Mark Milley, chair of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, outfitted in his battle dress uniform, trailed Trump on the walk to the church. Esper actually ended up standing next to the president and other top administration officials during the stunt, placing the nation’s top defense chief smack in the middle of a political moment. That was just hours after he labeled American cities a “battle space” during a call alongside Trump with state governors. "I was not aware a photo op was happening"@EsperDoD right now. Photo from the op he was not aware of. pic.twitter.com/ABZC6aYwGK— Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) June 3, 2020 Milley was also found walking Washington’s streets on Monday to check in on National Guard members as if he were some war-time commander. But he’s not: as Trump’s top military adviser, he isn’t in the chain of command and has no direct responsibility for the forces out in the city. “These are images we cringe at in places like Hong Kong and Venezuela,” a former US Navy officer told me on the condition of anonymity to speak on a sensitive subject. “We are supposed to be more measured, more responsible than this.” General Milley, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, walking the streets of Washington DC right now. Briefly spoke to say he is observing the situation. pic.twitter.com/fHcYOTYMzN— Shabtai Gold (@velvetart) June 2, 2020 But Trump, as commander in chief, is ultimately responsible for what he does with the nation’s military. It’s clearly being misused — mainly to soothe the president’s fragile ego — and this falls squarely on his shoulders. “He’s trying to demonstrate strength by exercising the military,” said an active-duty Air Force pilot, who wasn’t authorized to speak on the issue publicly. “His moves are less powerful, more pandering. Less doctrine, more doctoring.” Support Vox’s explanatory journalism Every day at Vox, we aim to answer your most important questions and provide you, and our audience around the world, with information that has the power to save lives. Our mission has never been more vital than it is in this moment: to empower you through understanding. Vox’s work is reaching more people than ever, but our distinctive brand of explanatory journalism takes resources — particularly during a pandemic and an economic downturn. 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Pentagon pushing back on reports active-duty troops being pulled out of DC area
The Pentagon is pushing back on reports that active-duty troops are being pulled out of the Washington, D.C., area amid widespread protests over the death of George Floyd.
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'I thought I might be killed' -- college student recalls traumatic encounter with Atlanta police
Taniyah Pilgrim says she feared she might not survive when police used a Taser on her friend Messiah Young and pulled Pilgrim from a vehicle the pair were riding in during street protests in Atlanta on Saturday.
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Coty names Simona Cattaneo head of Kylie Cosmetics
Coty has tapped a new head of Kylie Cosmetics in the wake of explosive allegations that the unit’s 22-year-old founder, Kylie Jenner, has been lying about her sales in a desperate attempt to be named a billionaire. The parent of CoverGirl and OPI brands this week named Coty insider Simona Cattaneo to oversee Kylie Cosmetics’...
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Seth Rogen tells 'All Lives Matter' Instagram commenters to unfollow him
Seth Rogen is the latest celebrity to use his platform to both support "Black Lives Matter" and criticize those who respond with "All Lives Matter."       
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RNC spokesperson: We shouldn't have to compromise election security to vote in November
Liz Harrington writes that Democrats are trying to scare us into choosing their liberal voting agenda, allegedly for the sake of our health, by exporting ballot harvesting to the rest of the country and placing the fate of elections in the hands of paid political activists.
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K-pop fans flood social media to support Black Lives Matter and combat racism
Fans swarmed police tip lines and white-supremacist hashtags with clips of K-pop groups BTS and Blackpink to make them useless.
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Florida state troopers fired for alleged ‘hateful, racist’ remarks about protesters, report says
Two Florida state troopers were fired this week for allegedly making racist and threatening remarks on social media against protesters, according to a report.
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The National Guard has a long history of being called out during protests - but not in numbers like this
Here's a breakdown of what the National Guard is and what its members do -- including in moments of civil unrest.
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CES: The show will go on in January 2021, in person
Many conferences have been canceled in the wake of the coronavirus, but the Consumer Technology Association, which stages CES, plans to forge ahead       
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'WOW MAN!!': LeBron James Blasts Drew Brees for Disagreeing with Anthem Protests
Drew Brees didn't agree with Colin Kaepernick's anthem protests in 2016. This week, he announced that he still doesn't agree with kneeling during the national anthem.
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Mary Pat Gleason, 'Mom' actress, dead at 70
Actress Mary Pat Gleason has died, Fox News has confirmed. She was 70.
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Whether or not there's money for food, the kids still get hungry
With coronavirus threatening work, Meliton Salvador struggles to keep his family fed       
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Why You Should Think Twice Before Donating Your Sephora Points
The National Black Justice Coalition is a good cause, but there's a better way to donate to it.
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Stacey Abrams: Echoes of 1992 riots felt today
Georgia voting rights activist Stacey Abrams is demanding protesters' voices be heard in the aftermath of George Floyd's death. Abrams draws parallels between current protests and 1992 riots after officers were acquitted in Rodney King's beating. (June 3)       
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speaks with Lakers about George Floyd's death
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the guest speak during a conference call with Lakers players, coaches and staff regarding George Floyd's death and ensuring civil unrest.
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Democrats demand Trump administration explain decision to clear protesters from Lafayette Square
House Democrats are demanding that four federal agencies explain the decision on Monday to clear protesters out of Lafayette Square ahead of President Donald Trump's walk to St. John's Church for a photo-op.
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Cop bashed in head with fire extinguisher during mayhem in Manhattan
Video shows an NYPD police officer being bashed over the head with a fire extinguisher as he tried to make an arrest during unrest in Manhattan, police said Wednesday. Cops were struggling with a man they were trying to arrest around 10 p.m. Monday in front of 1284 Broadway in Herald Square when another man...
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Drug touted by Trump fails to prevent COVID-19 in study
The first large study of whether the drug could prevent people from getting infected finds it's no better than a placebo.
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Def. Sec. Esper reverses course, will keep troops near DC for protests
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reversed course and decided not to return active-duty troops to their home bases after they were deployed near Washington for possible action in suppressing violent protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Wednesday afternoon that Esper changed his mind after a meeting at the White...
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Donald Trump Appears to Have Committed Felony Voter Fraud
By the president’s own standards, prosecutors should throw the book at him.
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Former ‘Glee’ producer says male actors were as bad as Lea Michele
"On GLEE there were LOTS of bad actors. Who were NOT women."
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Former UAW President Gary Jones Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement, Racketeering
In the latest update to a UAW corruption scandal, Jones admits he conspired to embezzle more than $1 million of union money, in addition to pleading guilty to racketeering and tax evasion.
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Warriors' Steve Kerr praises 'younger generation' amid George Floyd protests: 'The hope that we all need'
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr shared his praise for the “younger generation” amid the protests following the death of George Floyd, saying their example provides “the hope that we all need.”
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Black bear strolls through New Jersey suburb
A brazen black bear caused a major up-roar in a New Jersey suburb of the Big Apple when it was spotted ambling through residents’ backyards and driveways. The four-legged intruder stunned neighbors who spotted it sniffing around homes in Cliffside Park Tuesday evening, said Inga Bondarenko, who snapped photos of the critter looking out over...
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Jim Acosta clashes with McEnany, suggests MLK 'likely would not have approved' of clearing DC protesters
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended the Trump administration Wednesday after CNN reporter Jim Acosta accused it of gassing and pummeling protesters in Lafayette Park earlier in the week.
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Pediatricians say kids should be in school despite coronavirus risk
Research suggests that the risks of COVID-19 transmission among children are lower than for adults.
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McEnany compares Trump's church visit to Churchill moment
The White House pinned responsibility for clearing out the perimeter near the White House squarely on Attorney General Bill Barr.
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On 'The Talk,' Eve calls 'uncomfortable' race conversations with white husband 'a beautiful thing'
During Monday's "The Talk," rapper Eve said having a difficult dialogue on racism with her husband, who is white, is what the nation "has to do."        
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Senate fails to pass House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill
The Senate on Wednesday failed to pass a House-passed Paycheck Protection Program reform bill in the chamber, a sign that members from both parties still have not come to agreement over how to green-light fixes to the program.
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Emma Watson says she's 'still learning' after backlash over Blackout Tuesday posts
"Little Women" actress Emma Watson shared a series of messages about racism and privilege on Instagram after drawing criticism for her Blackout Tuesday posts.
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Jimmy Carter on George Floyd protests: 'Silence can be as deadly as violence'
Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that "silence can be as deadly as violence," and called on Americans in positions of "power, privilege, and moral conscience" to fight racial discrimination in his first public reaction to the nationwide unrest surrounding the police killing of George Floyd.
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