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Outrage over George Floyd’s death could tip fortunes in Joe Biden’s VP search

Outrage over George Floyd’s death could tip fortunes in Joe Biden’s VP search

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 30, 2020, 1:02 AM UTCBy Mike Memoli and Kristen WelkerWASHINGTON — As Joe Biden’s moves into a new, more concentrated phase, external events appear likely to intensify a public pressure campaign on the nominee over whom he should chose, particularly over the long-simmering debate over race.The death of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has thrust issues of criminal justice to the forefront, and revived one of the surrounding Biden’s choice: will...

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George Floyd death tests Minneapolis police chief

George Floyd death tests Minneapolis police chief

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 30, 2020, 12:44 AM UTCUpdated May 30, 2020, 1:13 AM UTCBy Corky SiemaszkoThe Minneapolis police chief thrust into the spotlight by the George Floyd killing was promoted to his post after another racially charged death that involved an officer — the fatal shooting of .Chief Medaria Arradondo, then a 28-year veteran of the force, became the city’s first black police chief after resigned amid harsh criticism for failing to cut short a vacation and return to Minneapolis after Damond...

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Queen's secret letters related to firing of Australian PM to be revealed

Queen's secret letters related to firing of Australian PM to be revealed

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 29, 2020, 11:23 AM UTCUpdated May 29, 2020, 12:58 PM UTCBy Linda GivetashLetters revealing potential involvement in the controversial dismissal of an Australian prime minister in the 1970s will finally be made public, the country's highest court ruled on Friday.A political crisis was sparked when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was fired by the queen's representative, Governor-General Sir John Kerr, in 1975. The incident was seen by some as massive overreach of the monarch’s powers...

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Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

Troll farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 29, 2020, 7:23 PM UTCBy Ben Collins and Brandy ZadroznyOne of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from North Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said on Friday.The publisher, Natural News, was one of the most prolific pushers of the viral “Plandemic” conspiracy video, which falsely claimed that the coronavirus is part of an elaborate government plot to control the populace through vaccines,...

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Video shows new angle of George Floyd’s arrest with multiple officers

Video shows new angle of George Floyd’s arrest with multiple officers

Cell phone video appears to show George Floyd on the ground with three officers, while another officer stands next to a police vehicle.Read More

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Police chiefs across U.S. condemn force used in Floyd death

Police chiefs across U.S. condemn force used in Floyd death

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 29, 2020, 4:14 PM UTCBy Phil HelselThe leaders of several large police departments across the country are decrying the use of force by the officers involved in the arrest of George Floyd, the black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for eight minutes.Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown said that Floyd's death was "caused by the unacceptable actions of a police officer.""What took place in Minneapolis earlier this week is absolutely...

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France elects its first transgender mayor

France elects its first transgender mayor

May 26, 2020, 6:17 PM UTCBy Gwen AvilesMarie Cau made history Saturday when she was elected mayor of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, a small village in the north of France, becoming the country's first known openly transgender mayor, according to ."What's surprising is that this is surprising," Cau told. "They didn’t vote for me or against me because I’m transgender; they voted for a program and for values."Cau, 55, has an educational background in agriculture and horticulture and ran on a platform of environmental sustainability. She and her fellow "Deciding Together" candidates were elected on...

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'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

'Racist president': Democrats accuse Trump of inciting violence in Minneapolis

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 29, 2020, 2:53 PM UTCUpdated May 29, 2020, 3:50 PM UTCBy Rebecca ShabadWASHINGTON — Democrats on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for what they said was inciting violence against protesters who were while he was in police custody., the apparent 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, tweeted, "I will not lift the President's tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I'm furious,...

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Trump warns 'when looting starts, shooting starts' as fires burn in Minneapolis

Trump warns 'when looting starts, shooting starts' as fires burn in Minneapolis

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 29, 2020, 6:00 AM UTCUpdated May 29, 2020, 7:34 AM UTCBy Doha MadaniAs fires set by protesters outraged over the death of George Floyd burned in Minneapolis early Friday, President Donald Trump warned, "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."He threatened to call in the National Guard, labeled the protesters thugs and criticized Mayor Jacob Frey for losing control over the city.“Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts,”...

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The NSA has a warning: Russia's most infamous hackers are still active

The NSA has a warning: Russia's most infamous hackers are still active

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 28, 2020, 3:58 PM UTCBy Kevin CollierThe same Russian intelligence unit that leaked Democrats' files in 2016 is engaged in an ongoing email hacking campaign, the National Security Agency .Hackers in Russia's GRU, its military intelligence agency, regularly target email accounts, as is common for many with robust cyber capabilities. But this is the first time that the NSA has issued a direct public alert that named the agency and warned of an ongoing hacking campaign.Get breaking...

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California readies for 'realistic' nightmare — raging wildfires during a pandemic

California readies for 'realistic' nightmare — raging wildfires during a pandemic

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 28, 2020, 12:50 PM UTCBy Tim StellohCalifornia is bracing for the possibility of a devastating wildfire season amid the coronavirus pandemic.One nightmare sequence of events could have California hospitals filled with patients from a resurgent coronavirus while a wildfire in the north forces the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents and blankets vast areas in smoke — potentially making people more susceptible to the respiratory symptoms of COVID-19.Adding to this are the...

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Mississippi mayor under fire over comments on George Floyd's death

Mississippi mayor under fire over comments on George Floyd's death

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 28, 2020, 2:29 PM UTCUpdated May 28, 2020, 2:36 PM UTCBy Ben KesslenA Mississippi mayor is under fire for comments about the in-custody death of George Floyd, including his remark, “if you can talk, you can breathe.”Floyd, 46, who was black, died in Minneapolis police custody after a white officer pinned him to the ground and put his knee on his neck for about eight minutes. Video footage shows him saying "I can't breathe" while on the ground.Hal Marx, mayor of Petal, about 90...

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Protests, looting erupt again in Minneapolis area following death of George Floyd

Protests, looting erupt again in Minneapolis area following death of George Floyd

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 28, 2020, 8:35 PM UTCUpdated May 28, 2020, 11:36 PM UTCBy Gabe Gutierrez and David K. LiMINNEAPOLIS — A second day of shut down mass transit in the Twin Cities as lawmakers pleaded for peace.Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order Thursday activating the Minnesota National Guard. A statement from the governor's office said the order was needed after "extensive damage to private property occurred and peaceful protests evolved into a dangerous situation for protesters and first...

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Mexico’s coronavirus death toll feared much higher than reported

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll feared much higher than reported

A watchdog group says the Mexican government’s COVID-19 count vastly underestimates the death toll there. NBC News’ Richard Engel reports from Mexico City, where workers at one crematorium say they’re receiving four times as many bodies as before the pandemic.Read More

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China in the global spotlight as its annual political congress gets underway

China in the global spotlight as its annual political congress gets underway

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 21, 2020, 7:06 PM UTCUpdated May 22, 2020, 12:28 PM UTCBy Adela Suliman, Dawn Liu and Eric BaculinaoThe huge and highly choreographed set piece of the Chinese political calendar got underway Friday with around 3,000 Communist Party officials and military delegates descending on Beijing.Officials who donned face masks and have been tested for the filled the Great Hall of the People — built under — as party leaders hold court amid the pandemic to pass major legislation for the year...

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Two prominent Republicans call out Trump for repeating baseless conspiracy theory about MSNBC host

Two prominent Republicans call out Trump for repeating baseless conspiracy theory about MSNBC host

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 27, 2020, 5:43 PM UTCBy Allan SmithTwo prominent Republicans said Wednesday that President Donald Trump should stop tweeting about that claims that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was involved in the death of an intern in his congressional office decades ago.The deceased woman's family this week pleaded with Twitter to take down Trump's tweets, saying the posts were causing them great pain."I know Joe Scarborough," Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, a frequent critic of the president, . "Joe is...

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'Justice will be served!': Trump weighs in on George Floyd case

'Justice will be served!': Trump weighs in on George Floyd case

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 28, 2020, 12:23 AM UTCBy Dareh GregorianPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday called the "very sad and tragic" and said "justice will be served" in the Minnesota man's case.Floyd, 46, died Monday night after apinned him by the neck with his knee for more than eight minutes. Video of the incident shows Floyd pleading "Please, please, please, I can't breathe," before he died.While in Florida for the of a SpaceX flight to the International Space Station, Trump was asked by NBC News'...

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SpaceX launch postponed by weather, rescheduled for Saturday

SpaceX launch postponed by weather, rescheduled for Saturday

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 27, 2020, 1:51 PM UTCUpdated May 27, 2020, 4:37 PM UTCBy Denise ChowBad weather thwarted the much-anticipated launch of SpaceX's first astronaut crew Wednesday, a flight that would have marked the return of human spaceflight from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley had been scheduled to lift off aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the International Space Station at 4:33 p.m. ET, but cloudy...

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Trump will return to Florida on Saturday for rescheduled SpaceX launch after lightning delay

Trump will return to Florida on Saturday for rescheduled SpaceX launch after lightning delay

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 27, 2020, 3:27 PM UTCUpdated May 27, 2020, 10:22 PM UTCBy Lauren Egan and Shannon PettypieceWASHINGTON — It was suppose to be a moment for President Donald Trump to tout the nation's ingenuity and promote his narrative of an American come back story. Instead, it was a trip cut short after lightning delayed the launch of the .Trump scrapped a speech he had planned to give at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday and headed back to Washington shortly after the launch was...

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Senate Democrats take on GOP court-packing in blistering new report

Senate Democrats take on GOP court-packing in blistering new report

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 27, 2020, 10:12 PM UTCBy Julie TsirkinWASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Wednesday on Republican efforts to pack the courts with conservative-leaning judges and the outsized influence of one conservative activist."Our report exposes a twisted web of dark money, and special interest groups who behind the scenes are investing millions and millions to plant ideological activist judges completely remake the courts, and ultimately rewrite the Constitution," said Senate Majority Leader...

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Minneapolis mayor: 'Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?'

Minneapolis mayor: 'Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?'

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 27, 2020, 6:52 PM UTCUpdated May 27, 2020, 8:26 PM UTCBy Elisha FieldstadtMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for charges to be filed swiftly against the officer who for more than eight minutes pinned George Floyd's neck under his knee before Floyd died."Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?" Frey asked. "If you had done it or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.""We cannot turn a blind eye," Frey said, calling on Hennepin County Attorney...

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Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong as tensions boil over

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.May 27, 2020, 11:27 AM UTCUpdated May 27, 2020, 12:49 PM UTCBy Justin Solomon and Yuliya TalmazanHONG KONG ⁠— Simmering tensions over spilled over in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with police firing pepper pellets into crowds of protesters and arresting more than 300 people.Riot police flooded central Hong Kong as people of all ages took to the streets to protest the territory's legislators preparing to debate another bill, one that would make it illegal to insult or abuse the Chinese...

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