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Former Justice Department official says Trump is 'basically calling for the shooting of protesters'

Former Justice Department official says Trump is 'basically calling for the shooting of protesters'

Vanita Gupta, head of the department's Civil Rights Division in the Obama administration, said the Minneapolis Police Department was on her “radar” during her tenure.

How should the U.S. respond to China's Hong Kong power grab?

How should the U.S. respond to China's Hong Kong power grab?

The Chinese government passed a law giving it sweeping new powers to stamp out dissent on the semiautonomous island of Hong Kong. Should the U.S. and others nations push back?

Can you contract coronavirus from a surface or object? 

Can you contract coronavirus from a surface or object? 

The CDC says that it may be possible to contract COVID-19 by coming in contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it, but you're much more likely to get the coronavirus through person-to-person transmission.

Obama on George Floyd’s death: ’This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America’

Obama on George Floyd’s death: ’This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America’

Former President Barack Obama on Friday weighed in on the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was seen on video gasping for breath as a white officer held him down with a knee on his neck for close to eight minutes in Minneapolis, Minn., on Memorial Day.

Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump’s Hate for the Press Has Spread

Journalists Under Attack Show How Trump’s Hate for the Press Has Spread

Journalists have been attacked all over the world while on the job covering protests for years, but never like they were this week in the United States during the George Floyd protests.At least half a dozen incidences of arrests and attacks were reported in protests across the United States this...

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem: spokesman

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian in Jerusalem: spokesman

Israeli police officers fatally shot a Palestinian they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the man was later found to have been unarmed, Israeli media reported. Palestinian officials said the man killed suffered mental health...

Letters to the Editor: Stacey Abrams lost in Georgia, but she could lift Biden as his VP.

Letters to the Editor: Stacey Abrams lost in Georgia, but she could lift Biden as his VP.

Even with alleged voter suppression, Stacey Abrams came very close to winning in Georgia. She would make a great VP pick for Biden.

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after two months amid tensions

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after two months amid tensions

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, reopened Sunday after a more than two-month-long coronavirus lockdown, but tensions marred the event which came hours after a deadly police shooting. Before dawn, worshippers in protective masks waited outside chanting...

Night of rage on Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters clash with Secret Service in front of the White House

Night of rage on Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters clash with Secret Service in front of the White House

Hundreds of protesters marched through the nation’s capital and engaged in hours of violent clashes with Secret Service officers.

Cuomo says N.Y. attorney general will review night of violent protests

Cuomo says N.Y. attorney general will review night of violent protests

Violent clashes between police and civilians took place during protests in Brooklyn on Friday.

As Australia clashes with China, the European Union lays low

As Australia clashes with China, the European Union lays low

A trade war with Beijing is no fun for anyone, but it’s especially problematic for Canberra.

Could smoking be banned in Nevada casinos in wake of COVID-19? Don't count on it.

Could smoking be banned in Nevada casinos in wake of COVID-19? Don't count on it.

Banning smoking in Nevada casinos is not up to gaming authorities. Lighting up at card tables and slot machines is protected by law.

Fire and Fury: Crowd Attacks CNN Center in Atlanta

Fire and Fury: Crowd Attacks CNN Center in Atlanta

CNN Center, the cable network’s Atlanta headquarters, came under attack Friday night during protests over police brutality sparked by the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.A largely peaceful demonstration erupted first in vandalism, then in violence. Cops used pepper spray, and then some...

Pope presides over virus prayer in hint normalcy returning

Pope presides over virus prayer in hint normalcy returning

Pope Francis prayed Saturday for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and the development of a vaccine as he presided over an outdoor gathering that signaled a semblance of normalcy returning to the Vatican after a coronavirus lockdown lasting more than two months. Francis was joined in the Vatican...

Coronavirus quietly started spreading as early as January, CDC says

Coronavirus quietly started spreading as early as January, CDC says

By early February, there was "cryptic circulation" of the virus.

Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed

Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed

Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a disabled Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, prompting furious condemnation from the Palestinians. The incident happened in the alleys of the walled Old City near Lions' Gate, an access point mainly used...

Former top Justice Department official warns Trump may 'not cede power'

Former top Justice Department official warns Trump may 'not cede power'

A former top Justice Department official told Yahoo News she is deeply worried that President Trump could “delegitimize a lawful election" this November "and not cede power."

Louisville police shoot reporter with pepper bullets on TV

Louisville police shoot reporter with pepper bullets on TV

Kaitlin Rust could be heard screaming "I've been shot!" while covering a protest near Louisville City Hall on Friday.

Louisville police appear to shoot pepper rounds at reporters

Louisville police appear to shoot pepper rounds at reporters

Footage from Wave 3 local news in Louisville, Ky., appears to show police shooting pepper rounds directly at news crew.

Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill dozens' at cattle market in Kompienga

Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill dozens' at cattle market in Kompienga

The gunmen arrived on motorbikes, shooting into the crowded market, reports say.

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques with strict regulations for worshippers

Saudi Arabia reopens mosques with strict regulations for worshippers

Saudi Arabia's mosques opened their doors to worshippers on Sunday for the first time in more than two months as the kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, eased restrictions imposed to combat the coronavirus. "It is great to feel the mercy of God and once again call people for prayers at...

How Germany tackled the coronavirus: 9 people tell us they are thankful for good leadership and a robust health system

How Germany tackled the coronavirus: 9 people tell us they are thankful for good leadership and a robust health system

Germany's Chancellor Merkel, a former scientist, instilled confidence. A national tendency to follow rules also helped mute the effects of COVID-19.

Labour whip resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet married boyfriend

Labour whip resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet married boyfriend

A Labour MP has stepped down from her front bench position as whip after admitting she broke lockdown rules to meet her married lover. Rosie Duffield met her boyfriend for a long walk in April, while it was still against the lockdown rules to meet people from different households, the Mail on...

Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death

Israeli defense minister apologizes for Palestinian's death

The shooting of Iyad Halak, 32, in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, drew broad condemnations and revived complaints alleging excessive force by Israeli security forces. Benny Gantz, who is also Israel's “alternate” prime minister under a power-sharing deal, made the remarks at the...

Trump’s campaign tries to recapture its magic on the virtual campaign trail. Will it succeed? 

Trump’s campaign tries to recapture its magic on the virtual campaign trail. Will it succeed? 

Trump's virtual campaign rallies feature a 3D animated venue designed to make a big splash, in contrast to Biden's rec room. But Biden is still ahead in the polls.

Policing in the US is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy

Policing in the US is not about enforcing law. It’s about enforcing white supremacy

Police treatment of two CNN reporters at a George Floyd protest shows the US has opposite systems of justice – one for white people, one for people of color On Friday the CNN journalist Omar Jimenez was arrested on live television as he covered protests of police brutality in Minneapolis,...

Brazil virus death toll hits 28,834, surpassing hard-hit France

Brazil virus death toll hits 28,834, surpassing hard-hit France

Brasília (AFP) - Brazil on Saturday reached 28,834 coronavirus fatalities, authorities said, surpassing hard-hit France and becoming the country with the world's fourth-highest death toll. At the epicenter of South America's coronavirus outbreak, Brazil also saw an increase of 33,274...

Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID.

Florida’s Seen a ‘Statistically Significant’ Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It’s Likely COVID.

Since the beginning of this year, Florida has experienced an uptick in the number of pneumonia and influenza deaths, according to data from the Centers for Disease and Control. Experts and Trump administration officials responsible for keeping tabs on mortality rates across the country believe that...

India coronavirus: Why is India reopening amid a spike in cases?

India coronavirus: Why is India reopening amid a spike in cases?

India's caseload continues to rise even as restrictions ease across the country.

Italy records 111 new coronavirus deaths, 416 new cases

Italy records 111 new coronavirus deaths, 416 new cases

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 111 on Saturday, against 87 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases fell to 416 from 516 on Friday.

Hundreds of schools in South Korea reopened, only to close again as the country sought to avoid a spike in coronavirus cases

Hundreds of schools in South Korea reopened, only to close again as the country sought to avoid a spike in coronavirus cases

On May 28, Korean health officials announced 79 new coronavirus cases. Of those, 69 were reported at a distribution center in Bucheon.

Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest

Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest

Kentucky’s governor on Saturday called in the National Guard to “help keep the peace” in Louisville after a second night of protests sparked by the police shooting of a black woman led to widespread damage. Gov. Andy Beshear said he didn’t want to silence protesters but decided to activate the...

Airlines schedule major increase in flights in July as pressure mounts on ministers to ease quarantine

Airlines schedule major increase in flights in July as pressure mounts on ministers to ease quarantine

Airlines have scheduled a dramatic increase in flights in July in anticipation that Governments will lift travel restrictions for holidaymakers and save the industry from potential collapse, according to data seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The companies which have already laid off tens of thousands...

Flynn and Russian ambassador transcripts released

Flynn and Russian ambassador transcripts released

In one of their exchanges, Flynn asked the Russian ambassador to take "reciprocal" actions and not escalate tensions with the Obama administration.

‘If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing’: Mississippi mayor faces backlash over George Floyd comments

‘If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing’: Mississippi mayor faces backlash over George Floyd comments

A mayor in Mississippi is facing fierce backlash and calls to resign after saying that he “didn’t see anything unreasonable” about the death of George Floyd.Mr Floyd, who was black, died while in police custody in Minneapolis after a white officer was filmed pinned him to the ground by his neck for...

Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways

Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police Ways

In nearly two decades with the Minneapolis Police Department, Derek Chauvin faced at least 17 misconduct complaints, none of which derailed his career.Over the years, civilian review boards came and went, and a federal review recommended that the troubled department improve its system for flagging...

Cemeteries braced for surge in Covid-19 dead as Mexico readies to reopen

Cemeteries braced for surge in Covid-19 dead as Mexico readies to reopen

The president says the pandemic has been tamed but experts, and those who must bury the dead, fear an alarming rise in casesFour generations of Enrique Ruvalcaba’s family have worked at the Mezquitán cemetery in the Mexican city of Guadalajara. None of them ever saw anything like this. Before the...

Los Angeles restaurants reopen as virus lockdown eases

Los Angeles restaurants reopen as virus lockdown eases

Los Angeles restaurants and hair salons were granted permission to reopen immediately Friday, as restrictions were eased despite fears the city has become a coronavirus hotspot. Restaurants in Los Angeles county -- which has suffered more than half of California's virus deaths -- will be...

Several Target stores temporarily closing in the Bay Area amid protests

Several Target stores temporarily closing in the Bay Area amid protests

TARGET CLOSURES: Target has announced it is temporarily closing 22 Bay Area stores due to protests.

U.S. high court rejects church challenges to state pandemic rules

U.S. high court rejects church challenges to state pandemic rules

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges on Friday to curbs on religious services in California and Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic. In the California dispute, the nine justices split 5-4 in rejecting a bid by South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista to block the rules issued...

IS claims Afghan bus attack; civilians killed in new clashes

IS claims Afghan bus attack; civilians killed in new clashes

The Islamic State group took responsibility Sunday for a deadly roadside bombing against a bus belonging to a local TV station in the Afghan capital, while renewed fighting in nearby provinces killed at least seven civilians, including a woman and several children. In a statement on an...

Thirteen years later, mother of Fort Drum soldier found dead after disappearing from bar seeks answers

Thirteen years later, mother of Fort Drum soldier found dead after disappearing from bar seeks answers

Patrick Rust, 24, was last seen on March 16, 2007, at a bar in Watertown, New York, called “Clueless.” The soldier had just finished two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was stationed in New York at Fort Drum and had just received news he was being assigned to Fort Lewis, Washington, where...

Newly released transcripts show Michael Flynn asking the Russian ambassador not to 'box us in' before Trump's inauguration

Newly released transcripts show Michael Flynn asking the Russian ambassador not to 'box us in' before Trump's inauguration

"When we come in, we can then have a better conversation about where, where we're gonna go, uh, regarding uh, regarding our relationship," Flynn said.

Woman drives vehicle into protesters at George Floyd rally in Denver

Woman drives vehicle into protesters at George Floyd rally in Denver

The black SUV entered a street that had been closed. A man jumped on the hood to avoid being run over, then jumped off and was later struck.

Coronavirus: Norway wonders if it should have been more like Sweden

Coronavirus: Norway wonders if it should have been more like Sweden

On Wednesday night, Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg went on Norwegian television to make a startling admission: she had panicked. Some, even most, of the tough measures imposed in Norway's lockdown now looked like steps too far. "Was it necessary to close schools?" she...

Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’

Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in ‘shock and horror’

Prime minister condemned racism and called on Canada to ‘stand together in solidarity’ against racial hate as protests continue in US * George Floyd killing – follow live updatesCanadians are watching unrest and police violence in the United States in “shock and horror”, Justin Trudeau said on...

South Carolina’s Biggest Paper Forcing ‘Terrified’ Reporters Back to Office Even as Confirmed COVID Cases Rise

South Carolina’s Biggest Paper Forcing ‘Terrified’ Reporters Back to Office Even as Confirmed COVID Cases Rise

On the same day that South Carolina had its largest number of coronavirus deaths, the company that owns the Post & Courier had a message for the newspaper’s staff: You’re all coming back to the office next week.When confronted about the decision, Evening Post Industries would not provide a...

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