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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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Hong Kong legislature passes controversial China national anthem bill
Hong Kong's Legislative Council passed a controversial national anthem bill on Thursday that would make disrespecting China's national anthem a criminal offence, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the city.
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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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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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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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Cruz calls Obama, Biden actions in Russia probe 'much, much worse' than 'everything Richard Nixon did'
Senate Judiciary Committee member Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told "Hannity" Wednesday that the actions of former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden in the early days of the Russia investigation were "much, much worse" than Richard Nixon's during the Watergate scandal.
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The Louisville Community Who Loved David McAtee Has Questions About His Death
McAtee is remembered as a family man and the owner of Yaya's BBQ. He was shot and killed at his business Monday when police and National Guard were dispersing a crowd after curfew.
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Some George Floyd looters took cars to NYC, carried crowbars, report says
The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now investigating a series of burglaries they believed were carried out under the cover of the George Floyd protests.
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Pink slams Trump supporters, says president doesn't 'represent half of our country': 'That's not America'
Pink is posing a question.
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George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus but showed no symptoms, autopsy reveals
Autopsy reveals new information about Floyd's state at the time of his death.
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Ben Shapiro on new charges against Minneapolis police in George Floyd case: 'Very risky to overcharge'
Ben Shapiro on Wednesday cautioned Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison that "it is very risky to overcharge" in the case involving four officers facing charges after the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd in police custody May 25.
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Rob Smith: George Floyd protests and America's lost black boys and young men
Young black people are angry, hurt and afraid.
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Lauren London speaks out on gun violence, healing from loss of late partner Nipsey Hussle
During Wednesday's "Red Table Talk," Lauren London opened up about Nipsey Hussle's legacy and the trauma of gun violence.        
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Justice for George Floyd gets a step closer
Elie Honig writes that Attorney General Keith Ellison did the right thing, and the necessary thing, by upgrading the top charge against Derek Chauvin, and by bringing serious charges against the other three officers as well. Still, much still lies ahead.
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Cuomo: Trump doesn't even pretend to try and unite Americans
CNN's Chris Cuomo says the US needs a new normal in America and President Donald Trump needs to start working for the country instead of for himself.
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The many chapters marked by racism in George Floyd's family history
George Floyd's ancestors lost land, education and their lives to racist U.S. policies
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Allen West: Facebook and Twitter Help Antifa While Censoring Everyday Americans Protesting Lockdowns
Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) highlighted Facebook and Twitter's politically-driven and arbitrary censorship of information, contrasting the platforms' facilitation of operations executed by Antifa and Black Lives Matter while censoring disagreement with public health authorities' positions.
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Stanford to alter academic calendar, offer mix of online and in-person instruction next year
Stanford University will reopen to students and teachers in the fall with an earlier start date, less student housing and continuing online education.
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latimes.com
Vallejo police shoot, kill man that officer mistakenly thought had a gun. He had a hammer
Vallejo police revealed Wednesday that an officer had shot and killed a 22-year-old robbery suspect who was carrying a hammer in his waistband.
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Tucker bashes America's leaders, says they 'feel nothing as our nation descends into anarchy'
Tucker Carlson opened his show Wednesday night by reflecting that many of America's political leaders appear "exhilarated by" the widespread violence gripping America's cities -- and deaf to the pain it has inflicted upon civil society and individual residents and business owners.
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Video shows car drive through crowd of protesters in California
A man was arrested Wednesday night after ramming his Mini Cooper through a crowd of protesters peacefully demonstrating in California after the death of George Floyd, video shows. Dozens of people are heard screaming “Oh my God” as the car, which had Arizona plates, speeds through the Newport Beach Pier protest, video taken by KTTV...
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George Floyd unrest: Victims of violence include ex-college athlete, retired police captain
There have been many victims of violence at protests that have roiled American cities in the week since the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded for air as a white Minneapolis officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes.
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Fauci weighs the pros and cons of reopening schools this fall amid Covid-19
The idea of keeping schools closed in the fall because of safety concerns for children might be "a bit of a reach," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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Mysterious ‘New Federal State of China’ banners seen on planes over NYC
A mysterious fleet of propeller planes was spotted flying banners over New York Wednesday congratulating a “New Federal State of China.” Puzzled and exasperated New Yorkers spotted the banners from Manhattan, flying over the Hudson, and down over Red Hook in Brooklyn. “I officially have no idea what the f–k is happening anymore,” one person...
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Unidentified FC Dallas player tests positive for COVID-19, team training suspended until further notice
An unidentified player for Major League Soccer team FC Dallas has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Wednesday.        
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Malcolm Jenkins rips Drew Brees’ comments in two emotional social media posts
New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins ripped Drew Brees’ national anthem comments in an interview about George Floyd’s death in two emotional social media posts on Wednesday. In the first video post, which Jenkins later deleted, he said Brees has not “stepped up to the plate” on social issues and that his criticism of certain...
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Arizona cops recover over $46G in products looted from mall in George Floyd riots
Police have arrested almost two dozen people and recovered $46,000 in property days after a wild night of “unprecedented” looting and rioting in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to local reports.
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NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death
Thabo Sefolosha knows far too well about police brutality against black people.
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Horse racing brings healing, hope back to New York sports world
Mike Piazza didn’t hit a memorable New York home run Wednesday afternoon, and neither did Aaron Boone, and there was no forever roar rising to the heavens from inside Belmont Park. There was, of course, no roar at all. The best sports could offer us on Wednesday was a temporary healing and a temporary hope...
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'Abhorrent' and 'dangerous': Sen. Cotton's call for military response to protests receives criticism
The editorial, titled "Send In the Troops" went viral and drew sharp criticism following high tensions surrounding the protests.       
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Trump defends his ‘photo op’ while visiting fire-damaged Washington church
President Trump on Wednesday defended as “very symbolic” his visit to a fire-damaged church near the White House. But Trump said he didn’t know anti-police-brutality protesters, who had occupied the area for days, would be cleared out of the way ahead of the visit. “Now, when I said, ‘Go to the church’, I didn’t know...
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow's ratings slide continues despite unprecedented news cycle
MSNBC’s most popular program, “The Rachel Maddow Show,” continued in May its extended nosedive in the cable news ratings, and some critics say it’s because the show's eponymous host has spent the past several years misleading viewers.
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Reimagining the world after Covid
The challenge for those of us who understand that climate change threatens people for generations to come, is to remember that things can be different. It would be awful if a deadly pandemic is what we need to see it, writes John Sutter. But one hopeful outcome of this tragedy could be the public's realization that the right technologies and clean-energy policies could make cleaner skies a fixture of modern life.
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Rod Rosenstein’s admission exposed heinous plot against Trump
One could be forgiven amidst the protests and continuing coronavirus crisis for forgetting that in Washington, DC, this week, Congress is looking into serious allegations that Barack Obama’s Department of Justice was spying on the Trump campaign. In normal times, it would be the biggest news story in America, and Wednesday’s shocking admissions by former...
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Ex-Alabama gymnast Tia Kiaku details racist incidents during time in Crimson Tide program
"I want every black girl who goes through Alabama's doors to not go through what I went through," former Crimson Tide gymnast Tia Kiaku said.       
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usatoday.com
Whoopi Goldberg urges end to looting: 'You've destroyed too many people's dreams'
Whoopi Goldberg had a direct message to looters who have caused havoc in recent days following the death of George Floyd. 
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