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Black Lives Matter protesters gather in front of the Confederate carving in Stone Mountain Park on June 16, 2020 in Stone Mountain, Georgia News
Sunday, July 05, 2020
Stone Mountain, Georgia: The Flashpoint Now at Center of Confederate Monument Removals
The planet’s largest Confederate monument—Stone Mountain outside of Atlanta, Georgia—is the new national flashpoint in the growing campaign to rid public spaces of memorials to racist historical figures. On Saturday, a predominantly Black group of heavily armed protesters marched through the park,...
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New Florida Daily COVID-19 Infections to July 4, 2020 News
Sunday, July 05, 2020
'Completely Out of Control': China Says 'US Epidemic' Threat to Rest of the World
A Chinese state-controlled newspaper has blamed the Trump administration's mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic to cause the spread of the virus to go "completely out of control." Describing the disease as a "U.S. epidemic", the paper warned that the administration's failure poses a threat to the...
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Fireworks explode above the Mount Rushmore National Monument during Donald Trump's event in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. News
Saturday, July 04, 2020
With New Infections Soaring, The Trumps Host a July 4th Pandemic Party at the White House
Hundreds of thousands of people converged on a very hot Washington, DC Saturday afternoon, where U.S. President Donald Trump will host a private party in the midst of a pandemic. The Trumps are hosting a “2020 Salute to America” on the South Lawn of the White House. The "Salute" will include a...
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Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide while in police custody last year, and Ghislaine Maxwell, arrested by the FBI on Thursday, photographed together in 2005. (Photo: Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images) News
Thursday, July 02, 2020
With Epstein Suicide Looming, Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Assurances of Ghislaine Maxwell's Safety While in Custody
With last year's jailhouse suicide of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein—the billionaire and politically influential investor who killed himself after being arrested on federal sex trafficking charges—still looming in the air, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday said that the safety of...
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The name tag for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is placed as his area is sanitised before he arrives to testify before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Trump Administration's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 23, 2020. (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images) News
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
WATCH LIVE: Fauci and Redfield Testify Before Congress on Failures of Trump Response to Covid-19
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield will testify alongside other top public health officials Tuesday at a House oversight hearing on the Trump administration's response to the...
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Donald Trump supporters cheer and wave an American flag in the waiting area prior to a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on June 20, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trump is scheduled to hold his first political rally since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at the BOK Center on Saturday while infection rates in the state of Oklahoma continue to rise. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images) News
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Six Trump Campaign Staffers Setting Up for Tulsa Rally Test Positive for Covid-19
The public health impact of President Donald Trump's Saturday rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma is under heightened scrutiny after six Trump campaign staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. The campaign said Saturday that the staffers, who are part of the "advance team," were tested as part of "safety...
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A man walks by U.S. drone graffiti painted on a wall during a campaign against drones in Yemen on May 31, 2018 in Sana'a, Yemen. News
Friday, June 12, 2020
Amid Push to 'Sell More Weapons Overseas,' Report Indicates Trump Moving to Expand Drone Exports
New reporting from Reuters Friday reveals that the Trump administration is paving the path to sell armed drones to nations including Saudi Arabia and UAE by moving to "reinterpret" a three-decades old arms export control arrangement. At issue is the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), an...
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Members of the D.C. National Guard stand on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial monitoring demonstrators during a peaceful protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC. Protests continue to be held in cities throughout the country over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) News
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Overtly Racist Trump Brags No President Has Done More Than Him for Black Community 'Since Abraham Lincoln'
President Donald Trump has been an overtly racist political figure since before taking office and has continued that pattern since winning the election in 2016. Despite that record—which has been exhaustively documented (for starters here , here , and here )—Trump on Tuesday declared in a mid-...
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Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson alongside people in Flint, Michigan demonstrating against police violence and the kiling of George Floyd in neighboring Minnesota last week. "When we reached the police station, the officers were lined up and everyone immediately took a knee," said local photographer Leni Kei Williams who documented what transpired. "The Sheriff asked one question... 'We are mad too! What can we do?' and the crowd responded, 'Join us.'" And then they did. (Photo: Leni Kei Photography / U News
Sunday, May 31, 2020
'I Took the Helmet Off and Laid the Batons Down': Michigan Sheriff and Police Didn't Disperse Their Town's Protest—They Joined It
Amid a national wave of uprisings against police brutality in response to last week's brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota—but in contrast to a wave of aggressive and violent responses from law enforcement to those demonstrations —a scene in Flint, Michigan that played out...
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Secret Service police officers push back demonstrators outside the White House on May 30, 2020 in Washington DC, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes. - Demonstrations are being held across the US after George Floyd died in police custody on May 25. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP) (Photo by JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP via Getty Images) News
Saturday, May 30, 2020
'Insanity Outside the White House': After Trump Stokes Tensions, Fresh Clashes Between Police and Protesters in US Capitol
As protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd continued in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, a massive crowd gathered outside President Donald Trump's White House as demonstrators again turned their ire and demands for justice and healing towards the nation's most powerful...
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