Analysis: Former generals condemn Trump
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Japan to explore ‘simplified’ Olympic Games, Tokyo governor says
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday it may be necessary to stage a “simplified” Olympics next year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and that organizers were already discussing possible changes. Koike’s comments come after the Yomiuri newspaper reported that various options, such as mandatory coronavirus testing and having fewer spectators, were...
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New York Times writers condemn decision to run senator's op-ed calling for military mobilization
Sen. Tom Cotton used his New York Times op-ed to call for using the Insurrection Act to "send in the troops" against nationwide civil unrest, prompting backlash from across the newsroom.
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers protest amid anthem bill debate
Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong staged a protest in the Legislative Council on Thursday during a debate over a national anthem bill at which voting on amendments got underway.
Javier Castellano wins big at Belmont after coronavirus battle
Two months after testing positive for COVID-19, Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano came out on top as the biggest winner Wednesday at Belmont Park’s opening day. Riding on Rushing Fall, Castellano won the $100,000 Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes, going wire-to-wire in the 1 1/16 mile turf race. “So happy to be here,” the 42-year-old...
Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick says America must 'turn to God' to heal wounds of racism: 'We need a culture change'
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told "Fox News @ Night" Wednesday that former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis' criticism of President Trump was an unneeded "distraction" and that America must "turn to God" if it wants to overcome racism.
Former Defense Secretary Mattis Issues Stunning Rebuke Of Trump
Jim Mattis, who resigned as Trump's defense secretary nearly a year-and-a-half ago, accuses the president of dividing the nation and warns against "militarizing our response" to protests.
‘Frantic’ New Yorkers snatch up unwanted homes in the suburbs
A Connecticut house spent eight years on the market. It sold within weeks thanks to the COVID-19 exodus to the suburbs.
Stelter: Trump encourages people not to believe their eyes, ears or lungs
Don't believe what you read, hear or see. That's what the Trump White House and the pro-Trump media are relying upon: Disbelief.
2 NYPD cops reportedly shot in confrontation in Brooklyn, unclear if related to unrest
The New York City police department says a police officer has been shot in Brooklyn.
Mainstream media avoids on-air coverage of Rod Rosenstein hearing after years of pushing Russia collusion
After years of pushing the Russia collusion narrative, all of the major networks avoided on-air coverage of the Senate Judiciary hearing of former Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who testified about his involvement in the controversial investigation into President Trump's campaign.
HSBC, Standard Chartered publicly support China's national security law for Hong Kong
Two of Hong Kong's biggest retail banks are backing a controversial national security law that would drastically broaden China's power over the financial hub.
UPDATE 1-Hong Kong legislature starts voting on China national anthem bill
Hong Kong's Legislative Council started voting on a controversial bill on Thursday that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a criminal offence, amid heightened fears over Beijing's tightening grip on the city.
First elected black mayor of Ferguson says 'people will have a voice' and police need to work with communities
Ella Jones -- who was elected as the first black and first female mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday -- shared what her election symbolizes and where the nation should go next after George Floyd's death.
Lindsey Graham says Rosenstein hearing showed 'fox was guarding the henhouse' in Mueller investigation
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told "Hannity" Wednesday that the Mueller investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia was set up in such a way that the "fox was guarding the henhouse."
UPDATE 2-S.Korea seeks arrest of Samsung heir in succession probe
South Korean prosecutors have requested an arrest warrant against Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee, they said on Thursday, in the investigation of a controversial 2015 merger and alleged accounting fraud in a suspected bid to aid his succession plans.
Many Join D.C. Protests Over Tear Gas Use Denied by Police, Promoted by Democrats
Claims about the use of tear gas on "peaceful protesters" disseminated by Democrat leaders but denied by U.S. Park Police galvanized people to join the estimated 2,000 demonstrators who descended on the nation's capital on Tuesday, considered the most massive crowd yet.
Cara Delevingne announces she identifies as pansexual: 'I'm attracted to the person'
Cara Delevingne is opening up about her sexuality.
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.
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 US crackdowns undermine their mission
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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'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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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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