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When you advertise with a burning police car, you don’t plan a ‘peaceful rally’
It’s all too telling that much of the local media and many politicians are faulting the NYPD for its handling of Thursday night’s Mott Haven protest: They still refuse to recognize even obvious risks of violence. The event was organized by a group styling itself FTP — which doesn’t mean Friend The Police, as the...
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A 50-game MLB season would create many fantasy issues
Another week has passed and Major League Baseball has yet to move any closer toward resolving its issues and setting up a plan for the 2020 season. Given the lack of hope for a resolution, fantasy baseball commissioners are going to have to make numerous adjustments in the wake of a potential cancellation. In a...
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Sophia Bush Pushes Gun Control Amid Mass Rioting and Looting
Actress Sophia Bush is pushing stricter firearm regulation in the form testing, insurance, and other requirements, all of which would limit law-abiding citizens access to firearms amid mass rioting and looting in response to the police involved death of George Floyd. 
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Demonstrators say it's worth braving coronavirus to protest George Floyd's killing
People wearied by months of helpless isolation because of the Covid-19 pandemic welcomed a chance to take action by protesting against the police killing of George Floyd.
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Devin Clark takes knee, raises fist in the air during UFC 250 intro
Before winning at UFC 250, Devin Clark showed solidarity with George Floyd protesters and the Black Lives Matter movement.       Related StoriesDana White Q&A: On UFC's responsibility to black community, Bruce Lee significance, UFC 250UFC 250 'Embedded,' No. 5: Biggest key to cutting weight? 'Don't be a (expletive)'UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer live streaming watch-along with MMA Junkie Radio on SportsCastr 
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43 awesome Father’s Day gifts dads will actually use
Every year like clockwork, Dad tells you he doesn’t want anything for Father’s Day. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: Even the pickiest or most stubborn of fathers still want gifts for Father’s Day. The trick is to buy ones of the practical variety that will actually be useful on a daily...
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'Watters' World' exclusive: Pence hits Biden over silence on riot victims, defends Trump's church visit
Vice President Mike Pence addressed President Trump's visit earlier this week to St. John's Episcopal Church while appearing on Saturday's "Watters' World" for an exclusive interview, and he also slammed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for not addressing the victims of the looting and rioting.
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Latest Banksy art shows burning American flag in Floyd tribute
The mysterious artist has added his voice to the discussion despite initial reservations that it was not his fight.
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Philly police officer hits student protester in the head
A police inspector in Philadelphia is no longer on patrol after hitting a student protester in the head with a metal baton.
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Thousands cross NYC's Brooklyn Bridge as George Floyd protests continue
After more than a week of George Floyd protests, thousands of New Yorkers gathered Saturday for another day of demonstrations against police brutality and racial equality in the U.S.
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Giants owners take part in virtual team meeting on racial injustice
Football talk took a back seat this week, as new head coach Joe Judge on Friday used his virtual team meeting with the Giants to discuss the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ensuing protests around the nation railing against racial inequality and police brutality against African Americans. The meeting did not only...
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Thousands across globe protest racism, policy brutality to honor George Floyd
Wearing black, holding placards reading “Be the Change” or “I Can’t Breathe” and taking the knee, thousands of people on three continents turned out Saturday in an extraordinary global show of solidarity to honor George Floyd. Demonstrators showed up cities ranging from London, Paris and Berlin to Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul, among others, to stand...
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NYC awards $46M COVID-19 contract to controversial company
The city has awarded an emergency no-bid contract to MTX Group for up to $46 million for new COVID-19 contact-tracing technology.
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'I could have died too.' Voices from the streets of L.A. as protests spread across the city
As protests against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd spread across Southern California this weekend, here are a sample of the voices on the streets.
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Cuomo, under fire for coronavirus response, declares New York 'crushed' the curve
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Saturday that New York “crushed” the curve and “did the impossible” as the state begins to re-open after the peak of the coronavirus pandemic appears to have passed -- even as he faces criticism over his handling of the virus.
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U.S. protests prompt reflections on class, race and police violence in Mexico
The civil unrest north of the border has transfixed many in Mexico. Hundreds have gathered in sympathy outside the U.S. Embassy in recent days.
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Active-duty soldiers ordered to pull out of Washington D.C.
President Trump ordered them to D.C. just hours before he walked across Lafayette Park, using the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as a prop.
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1,200+ Health Professionals Sign Letter Approving of Floyd Protests - but Disapproving of Lockdown Protests
More than 1,200 health professionals have signed a letter saying that they approve of protests against racism during the Chinese virus pandemic, because it is "vital to the national public health." The health professionals added, however, that protesting lockdown orders is still dangerous, and is also "rooted in white nationalism." According to the letter, "White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19."
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NYC Democratic primary challengers fail to live up to ‘woke’ rhetoric
They're talking woke ... but not always walking woke.
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Iowa football strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle placed on administrative leave
Chris Doyle has been placed on administrative leave following accusations of racism in the Iowa football program, head coach Kirk Ferentz announced.       
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Taco Shop Employees Walk Off Job Rather than Serve Police Officers
Employees at one of the Columbus, Ohio, Condado Tacos walked off the job on Tuesday to avoid full a catering order for police officers.
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Drew Brees stands by apology for national anthem comments despite attack from Trump
President Trump criticized Drew Brees after the quarterback apologized for comments he made about players protesting during the national anthem, but Brees isn't backing down. Meanwhile, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has apologized for the league's previous stance on the protests following pressure from other players. Carter Evans reports.
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'They saved me': How protesters protected a lone cop, a moment captured in powerful photos
Five strangers formed a human shield to protect a Louisville metro police officer from angry protesters. Here's the story behind the powerful photos.        
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George Floyd's brother to testify before Congress on police accountability
George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, will testify before Congress on Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Policing Practices and Law Enforcement Accountability," a source familiar tells CNN.
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Protests against racism occur worldwide in the wake of George Floyd's death
There was an international display of support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement Saturday. Protesters took to the streets in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Roxana Saberi reports.
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Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to D.C. to deal with protests
President Trump initially wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to Washington D.C. following last week's protests over the death of George Floyd. High-ranking members of Mr. Trump's cabinet managed to dissuade him of the idea. Ben Tracy reports.
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Most troops sent to D.C. to quell protests have been pulled out
Most of the soldiers deployed to Washington D.C. to deal with the ongoing protests have been pulled out. Still, 150 troops remain on alert at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia. David Martin reports.
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Thousands of protesters continue to march through cities across the U.S.
Tens of thousands of protesters demanding change continued to pack the streets across the U.S. As some cities like Seattle responded by adopting less aggressive policing tactics, there is still a mixed reaction of hope and dissatisfaction amongst the protesters. Meg Oliver reports.
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Spurs’ Gregg Popovich: ‘Country is in trouble’ because of race
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Saturday issued an emotional statement about the death of George Floyd, saying the “country is in trouble” and that he is “embarrassed as a white person” to know that a black man can be still be “lynched”. Floyd’s death in Minneapolis last month after Derek Chauvin, a white...
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How Michaela Coel knew she was ready to write about her sexual assault
"I May Destroy You" premieres on HBO on June 7.
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Massive peaceful protests fill the streets of Washington, D.C.
From the Lincoln Memorial to the White House, protesters continued to march peacefully in the nation's capital while demanding change and social justice. Kris Van Cleave reports.
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George Floyd looters caught with Chanel sunglasses, Dior purses, Gucci shoes
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"Enough," says North Carolina sheriff at George Floyd's memorial service
At a memorial service for George Floyd held Saturday in North Carolina, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin told mourners, "don't let the life of George Floyd be in vain."
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Saturday, June 6, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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UFC 250: Best photos from Las Vegas
Check out these photos from the fights at UFC 250 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.        Related StoriesPhotos: UFC 250 official weigh-ins and faceoffsPhotos: Israel Adesanya joins Black Lives Matter protest in New ZealandUFC on ESPN 9: Official scorecards from Las Vegas 
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Senior Trump aide apologizes after promoting video of chainsaw-wielding man yelling racial slur
One of President Trump's senior campaign advisers has apologized after promoting a tweet praising a chainsaw-wielding man who used a racial slur while admonishing protests.
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Can you catch the coronavirus from a swimming pool?
Parts of America are already baking, even though summer doesn’t officially arrive for another two weeks. So with the heat on, everybody wants to know: Can you catch the coronavirus from the swimming pool? Well, the answer is a bit murky, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of now, there’s no evidence...
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DA declines to prosecute man arrested in St. Patrick’s Cathedral vandalism
Turns out desecration is no crime in New York City. The Queens man arrested for scarring the landmarked façade of St. Patrick’s Cathedral during a George Floyd protest is now free — because the Manhattan District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute him. Yadir Avila Rosas, 26, was taken into custody at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, an...
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An asteroid the size of six football fields will speed by Earth tonight
An asteroid estimated to be the size of six football fields will whiz past Earth Saturday night -- but no, you're not in danger.
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'We can't take much more': Protests swell in Washington and other cities
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in Washington and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demand an end to racism and brutality by U.S. law enforcement as protests over the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police entered a 12th day.
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Sheriff: Some Agencies Need to Update Training and Improve Supervision Models
On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Suffolk County, NY Sheriff Errol Toulon Jr. stated that “training and supervision” are the main reasons “why law enforcement agencies fail.” He added that some agencies used dated training
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Hundreds celebrate George Floyd’s life at a memorial service as protests continue worldwide
Mourners arrive to pay their respects to George Floyd at Cape Fear Conference B Church in Raeford, North Carolina, on June 6, 2020. | Ed Clemente/Pool/AFP/Getty Images A socially distant public viewing was held before a private service for friends and family was broadcast. Hundreds of people lined up outside a conference center in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday to attend a memorial service for George Floyd. When Floyd’s gold casket rolled into the building in Raeford — just outside of Fayetteville, where Floyd was born — crowds nearby reportedly shouted, “Black power! George Floyd!” For hours, the public walked through the center — socially distant, masked, and 10 at a time — to view Floyd’s body. Later in the day, at 3 pm ET, a service for the family was held, which was also broadcast online for all to take part in. Outside the conference building, people continued to honor Floyd by lining the streets with flowers and signs as the service proceeded. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper paid his respects by lowering the flags on state facilities to half-staff for the day. And some mourners even came from out of town, like Gregg Packer, who took an overnight train from Long Island to attend the memorial, the News & Observer reported. “I felt like I needed to come down here to support the protests and the family of George Floyd,” he told the News & Observer. “I hope that we can all get along with each other, that we can start treating each other the way we all should.” Mourners gather at makeshift memorial for George Floyd during his public viewing at Cape Fear Conference B Church in Raeford, North Carolina@logancyrus pic.twitter.com/u67JJrZY79— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 6, 2020 The service was held for about 125 people in a room where a painting of Floyd with a halo and angel wings stood. Family members, friends, and state officials gathered to not only celebrate the life of George Floyd but also to condemn the police violence that led to his death. Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin criticized his colleagues who abuse their power: “We, as law enforcement officers, don’t have the authority to bully, push people around, and kill them because we have on a badge and a gun,” he said. Peterkin added, “I don’t care how much you march with the groups, get on your knees and play with the children, It doesn’t mean nothing if you can’t say these six words, ‘We are part of the problem.’” US Rep. G.K. Butterfield also spoke to the guests to announce that the Congressional Black Caucus would unveil a legislative response to police violence against black people on Wednesday with the goal of preparing a floor vote by the end of June. The service is the second of three planned. The first was held on Thursday in Minneapolis, where Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a moving eulogy: “The reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed of being is you kept your knee on our neck,” Sharpton said, addressing the nation. “It’s time for us to stand up in George’s name and say, get your knee off our necks.” Another memorial service will be held on Monday in Houston, where Floyd grew up and lived most of his life. Protesters — both in the US and worldwide — continue to mourn the death of George Floyd The memorial came amid large protests scattered across the US, many of which proceeded peacefully following an end to curfews in cities across the nation. On Saturday, thousands gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial in the nation’s capital before marching toward the White House: Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Lincoln Memorial amid global Black Lives Matter protests over the death of George Floyd. https://t.co/hh7e6LX9nC pic.twitter.com/ZhgLpQCpsU— ABC News (@ABC) June 6, 2020 The protest is projected to grow to one of the largest in the city’s history, with hundreds of thousands expected to attend. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The DC Freedom Fighters raise a flag at the John A. Wilson Building, which hold the offices of the mayor and city council, on June 6, 2020. Protesters also continued to gather in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed. On Friday, more than a thousand people gathered at the offices of Attorney General Keith Ellison and demanded he review all recent police shootings, the Star Tribune reported. More protests are planned there for Saturday. Thousands marched in Philadelphia at the same time Floyd’s memorial service was held in North Carolina. The protests were peaceful as they shouted their demands for racial justice and budget cuts to the police department, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “If you’re silent right now you’re part of the problem,” protester Kolby Kent Nelson told the publication. Thousands also participated in demonstrations in Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando, and dozens of other cities and towns across the US. And protests were held across several different countries as well, including Germany, France, Japan, Iran, and Zimbabwe. In London, tens of thousands of people showed up at Parliament Square to walk toward the US embassy on Saturday afternoon despite a pandemic-related order banning more than six people from different households from gathering outside. The crowd silently knelt in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement for one minute, according to the New York Times. David Mbiyu/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images A crowd in London’s Parliament Square protests racism. Demonstrations in Australia also attracted thousands who protested police violence against indigenous Australians. Protesters chanted “I can’t breathe” — the dying words of both George Floyd and David Dungay Jr, an indigenous Australian who died while in police custody in 2015. William West/AFP/Getty Images Anti-racism protesters fill a street in Melbourne, Australia, on June 6, 2020. Hundreds also gathered in Paris, although authorities banned protests outside the US Embassy. Undeterred, protesters gathered at a public square near the embassy and held up their Black Lives Matter signs, Reuters reported. Although the protests are growing calmer than when they first started two weeks ago, they continue to grow and show no signs of stopping — a sign that recent police killings in the US have become a rallying call for people worldwide. 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Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter start over in New Zealand
A former spy and his daughter who were poisoned by Russian military intelligence agents have started a new life in New Zealand. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia settled in the country after spending more than a year ensconced in a British MI6 safe house, according to the Sunday Times of London. The two were...
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Influencer slammed for using Black Lives Matter protest as photo opp
Another white Instagram star is being slammed for treating Black Lives Matter protests like a Coachella photo opp. On Friday, the Twitter account Influencers in the Wild posted a video of Russian influencer Kris Schatzel — in a black sheer gown with Black Lives Matter sign — pulling on her hair and prancing up to...
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Mayor Frey Asks Trump for Help After Minneapolis Rioters Cause Millions in Damage
Mayor Jacob Frey (D) is seeking federal aid to help Minneapolis recover from the protests and riots that have wrecked the area.
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Madagascar minister sacked over $2M lollipop plan
An education minister in one of the world’s poorest countries has been sacked after a cockamamie plan to order $2 million in lollipops for schoolchildren.
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Opinion: Watch out Kansas, Arizona, LSU: Oklahoma State basketball penalties signal NCAA isn't messing around
The NCAA's surprisingly harsh penalties against Oklahoma State basketball could be bad news for the likes of Kansas, LSU, Arizona and more.       
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Activists Create Public Online Spreadsheet of Police Violence Videos
The videos from around the country during George Floyd protests illustrates the magnitude of police violence.
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