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Live Updates and Video of George Floyd Protests in USStandoffs intensified across the country on Saturday. In Minneapolis, officials were anticipating a fifth night of unrest.NYC Protests Over George Floyd Death Block Traffic, Reach Trump TowerIn a third day of demonstrations, protesters also blocked the West Side Highway and scuffled with the police in Brooklyn.A Timeline of the George Floyd ProtestsDemonstrators in Minneapolis and across the country have poured into the streets since George Floyd died in police custody. Here’s how the protests have unfolded.Thousands of Complaints Do Little to Change Police WaysEfforts to hold problem officers accountable face resistance from unions, and juries are reluctant to second-guess.Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the ProtestThough a Bangladeshi family lost their business in the uproar over the death of George Floyd, they support demonstrators and helped medics treat them.What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police BrutalityFor those on the right whose usual instinct is to stand up for law enforcement, the stark video showing Mr. Floyd being fatally pinned by a police officer raises conflicting feelings about the incident.In Days of Discord, President Trump Fans the FlamesMr. Trump has presented himself as someone who seeks conflict, not conciliation, a fighter, not a peacemaker. And he has lived up to his self-image at a perilous time.Trump Threatens White House Protesters With ‘Vicious Dogs’ and ‘Ominous Weapons’The president also said that his base “loves the black people” before traveling to Florida to watch a rocket launch.
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More Protesters Across The Country Demand Justice For George FloydLarge swaths of people came out in North Carolina, Philadelphia and Salt Lake City,Trump Uses SpaceX Launch To Criticize Protesting ‘Thugs’ And ‘Angry Mobs’He threatened protesters, saying that "mob violence" would be stopped "cold."Cities Brace For Increasing Unrest, Set Curfews, Call in National GuardProtests against police violence enter their fifth night in the wake George Floyd'd death.The Deep Roots Of Louisville’s Rage Over The Police Killing Of Breonna TaylorFifteen years ago, one of America’s most segregated cities almost became “Ferguson before Ferguson.”NYC Transit Union Backs Bus Drivers Who Refuse To Transport Protesters For NYPDA viral video showed a bus driver apparently defying police orders to drive a group of people under arrest.GOP Effort To Oust Steve King Seems Determined Not To Mention His RacismThe Iowa congressman is facing the toughest primary challenge of his career, but it's not for his bigotry.Guest At Packed Memorial Day Weekend Pool Party Tests Positive For CoronavirusOfficials said the person was "likely incubating illness" while partying in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri.Trump Justice Department Killed Police Reform Programs That Could Have Helped MinneapolisInstead of helping cities change police practices, the DOJ is threatening to turn federal resources on protesters.
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Yes, there is misinformation in Minneapolis. No, it's not all Russia's fault.In coming hours and days you'll likely hear the claims: "outside forces," perhaps even Russians, are mobilizing online to inflame tensions and stoke violence as protests sweep America following the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died Monday at the hands of Minneapolis police officers .New video appears to show George Floyd being kneeled on by 3 officersGeorge Floyd was pronounced dead after Minneapolis police officers restrained him while he repeated, "I can't breathe!"A week of distractions from Trump shows a leader in crisisOn Monday, as the nation marked Memorial Day, President Donald Trump mocked his campaign rival for wearing a face mask. On Wednesday, as the national death toll from coronavirus reached a wretched milestone, Trump and his family flew to Florida in an attempted focus on space travel. By Friday, as smoke was lifting in Minneapolis after a night of racial unrest, he announced the United States would withdraw from the World Health Organization.He walked 1,250 miles in 10 days. India's lockdown left him no choiceRajesh Chouhan had walked 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) in five days. His legs were swollen and his blisters had burst. A piece of Styrofoam trash he'd found on the roadside was soaking up the pus seeping from his feet.The Asian billionaire who made a fortune from warWhen Stanley Ho Hung-sun, the man who made Macao a global gambling mecca, died at age 98 this week he was reportedly worth $14.9 billion.
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Rep. Emmer blasts Minnesota gov, Minneapolis mayor over response to riots, says they 'let the city burn'National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer, R-Minn., who represents the Twin Cities' northwestern suburbs, ripped local and state leaders Saturday for their handling of the Minneapolis riots following the death of George Floyd.Texas joins several other states in mobilizing National Guard amid unrest over George Floyd deathTexas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday night joined several other states in mobilizing the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.Philadelphia protests of George Floyd death turn violent as mayor enacts 'mandatory curfew'Public protests and demonstrations in Philadelphia in response to the death of George Floyd and against alleged police brutality began as peaceful assemblies but have since turned more violent as the evening continued.St. Paul mayor walks back claim that all arrested in riot were from out of state: ‘I take full responsibility’St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Saturday walked back a prior claim that all those arrested in city riots a day earlier were from out of state, reportedly saying he was given inaccurate police data.Chris Cuomo’s ratings plummet as Americans tire of brothers’ schtickAmericans have spoken with their clickers — and they’re sick of Chris and Andrew Cuomo show.Trump says he's postponing G7, wants to invite other countriesPresident Trump on Saturday said he is postponing the G7 until at least September and that he hopes to invite additional countries to participate in the summit.NYPD sergeant's union shoots back at de Blasio after mayor asks for 'light touch' with protestersRetired members of the NYPD shot back at Mayor Bill de Blasio over comments that he expects officers to use a “light touch” with protesters following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd.Clashes break out near White House between police, protesters as unrest extends into weekendClashes broke out Saturday near the White House between police and those protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody -- as tensions flared for yet another night in confrontations and unrest across the country.
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Mourning those lost to COVID-19100,000 livesDining out, literallyHow restaurants adaptStaying Apart, TogetherIt's hard right now. ☹️MoviesBest to binge 📺George Floyd protests in Minneapolis: 'Don't go out of your homes,' Walz warns; highways closedMinnesota Governor Tim Walz on Saturday joined a number of officials asking the public to stay home and observe an 8 p.m. curfew.WATCH LIVE: Tensions flare for the fourth night of George Floyd protestsThousands participated in dozens of protests nationwide Saturday, a day after a Minneapolis police officer was arrested and charged with the third-degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.'There are anarchists': Minnesota officials say 'outside agitators' are hijacking peaceful protestsMinnesota officials say outside agitators, not local residents, are responsible for the violence and riots.George Floyd protests continue nationwide as hundreds are arrested, cities issue curfewsMore national protests took place Saturday as demonstrators reacted to the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day.
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Police use pepper spray as protesters gather near White House after George Floyd's deathLaw enforcement officers ordered the crowds to clear the streets.Trump says military 'ready, willing and able' to deploy to Minneapolis amid protestsActive-duty forces are normally prohibited from taking part in domestic law enforcement, but the Insurrection Act of 1807 allows for a state legislature or governor to request assistance in the event of civil unrest.Floyd's brother: Trump 'didn't give me the opportunity to even speak'Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's brother, calls for the murder charge against former Officer Derek Chauvin to be changed to 1st-degree murder. He goes on to say President Trump didn't give him "the opportunity to even speak" during their conversation.Curfews go into effect in cities around the countryCurfews will be in effect Saturday evening in Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.Trump threatens 'vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons' could have been used on White House protestersThe president's tweeted remarks are a stark contrast to how he has called on other world leaders to respond during times of civil unrest.George Floyd's death was 'the last straw' for the black community“Black men in this city feel like targets. I feel like I could be next. It’s that bad.”The death of George Floyd - A timelineA timeline of the events that led to a one man's death, protests, arrests and riots across the country.SpaceX and NASA usher in new era of human spaceflight with successful launchThe launch of the Crew Dragon capsule into orbit marks the first time NASA astronauts traveled into space aboard a commercially built spacecraft and rocket.
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Russia Approves Flu Drug's Use Against Covid-19Russia’s Ministry of Health on Saturday approved a flu drug for use in fighting coronavirus after officials said preliminary testing showed hospitalized patients who took the pills recovered more quickly.Release Sought for Kidnapped Mali Opposition LeaderSoumaïla Cissé was taken amid a surge of killings and kidnappings during a detente between al Qaeda and Islamic State in West Africa.Trump's Policy Changes on China Likely to Draw PushbackPresident Trump’s recent moves to punish China over its treatment of Hong Kong and other issues are likely to harden Beijing’s resolve to push back.A Mayor Fights Covid-19 With Free Food as Colombia Faces Rising TollAs Latin America becomes a new center of the pandemic, the mayor of Soacha, Colombia, is fighting Covid-19 with extensive food handouts amid a stringent lockdown. The city of one million has had only four deaths, but residents are chafing against restrictions on movement.Trump Takes Steps to Punish Beijing Over Hong KongThe president launched efforts intended to push back on Beijing for tightening control over Hong Kong and for alleged misdeeds from espionage to its coronavirus response, in moves likely to heighten U.S.-China tensions.Beyond Hong Kong, an Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the BoundariesWith the U.S. and its allies distracted by the pandemic, China’s leader has taken bold steps on issues where he’s often faced international pushback, including Taiwan, the South China Sea and a disputed border with India.
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Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdogIt's part of their investigation into his abrupt firing by President Trump.Cleared of wrongdoing for Kansas trips, Pompeo turns to attack Dem requesting probeCleared of wrongdoing for Kansas trips, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo turns to attack the Democrat requesting the probe.FBI says its top lawyer is leaving the bureauDana Boente has been targeted by some conservative commentators.Why people are flouting life-saving social distancing precautionsHealth experts say the reports of ignoring COVID precautions aren't surprising as different forms of risk assessment play out during crises.Trump calls for delay in Group of 7 meeting, seeks expansionHe said the group should include Russia, Australia, South Korea and India.Wife of officer charged with George Floyd's murder files for divorceDerek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter Friday.Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' postPresident Donald Trump tried to explain that an early morning tweet was an attempt to warn against the risk of violenceSchools nationwide brace for cuts from new financial crisisMore than 13,000 public school districts face the possibility of sharp budget cuts as state tax revenues decline because of the COVID-19 pandemic
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BONOKOSKI: Meng Wanzhou; the story that keeps on giving … and givingMy trip into fantasyland Thursday where Meng Wanzhou was fictionally spirited away from house arrest in her $15-million Vancouver mansion to be tossed into a common detention centre among the unscrubbed from the city’s notorious Downtown Eastside certainly had the mail chute coming to life. The most offended readers seemed to believe that Meng, our […]EDITORIAL: China and Huawei bad deal for CanadaOnce again, China’s dictators are hurling insults at Canada because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t overturn a court decision in B.C. last week allowing the U.S. extradition case against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to proceed. The same dictators who arrested and imprisoned Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor 539 days ago on charges of spying […]CRIME HUNTER: Pedophile creep from central castingWARNING: Graphic content David Timothy Deakin is the twisted pedophile from central casting. Pale, sweaty, wearing over-sized outdated glasses and sporting a bulging belly. Every fibre of his being is drenched in unfathomable evil. Deakin, 57, will now spend the rest of his life in a Philippines prison along with a growing rogue’s gallery of […]SIMMONS: Odd circumstances surround Steve Nash’s Hall of Fame electionOne of the greatest athletes in Canadian history — and you can argue maybe the greatest — was elected to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame the other day, two years after he first became eligible. It barely made a headline that Steve Nash, two-time MVP in the NBA, is part of the Hall of Fame […]Letters to the Editor, May 31EDITOR’S NOTE: Many readers were upset by our front page on Thursday, finding it in poor taste. Here is a selection of their views. We meant no disrespect to murder victim Dimarjio Jenkins, a rising, young rap star whose stage name was Houdini. LACK OF COMPASSION The May 28 front page of your newspaper read […]MALCOLM: Has Trudeau really closed Canada’s borders during pandemic?Remember when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally closed Canada’s borders to stop the spread of coronavirus? Well, new figures released by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) show that the borders never really closed. According to new CBSA data — which was emailed to reporters and hardly received any media attention — 1.66 million travellers […]Thousands of protesters demand ‘Justice for Regis’ in downtown TorontoA passionate gathering to protest anti-black and anti-Indigenous racism, dubbed Justice for Regis, made its way through downtown Toronto on Saturday afternoon. Thousands of people, some carrying signs that read, “Stop killing us,” and, “Black Lives Matter,” while chanting, “Shame, shame,” and, “Say her name,” gathered after high-profile police-involved deaths of black people in both […]Donato, May 31Andy Donato
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Coronavirus lockdown to be eased for 2.2million vulnerable people shielding since MarchFamilies across England will finally be able to see their elderly relatives again tomorrow, as millions of vulnerable people 'shielding' are allowed to spend time outdoors as the lockdown is eased.UK announces 215 more Covid-19 deaths, taking the number of victims to 38,376Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced the figure tonight at Downing Street's daily press conference. It marks the lowest Saturday total since March 21, when 56 deaths were recorded.Grieving dentist sues Matt Hancock over his father's death from Covid-19Dr Minesh Talati launched the legal action after his 80-year-old father Navin succumbed to the disease at the Royal London Hospital after battling it for 28 days.Protests turn violent in Chicago as George Floyd demonstrations erupt across the nationCrowds of thousands gathered in the Harlem section of Manhattan, Philadelphia, Chicago and at least 35 other cities on Saturday afternoon, chanting slogans and listening to speeches.'Don't tear the pants out of it!' Government adviser Prof Van-Tam warns not to abuse libertiesEngland's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van Tam gave his colourful instruction as sun-seekers jumped the gun on Monday's easing of restrictions and crowded on to the nation's beaches.Knife anarchy returns to streets of London as three people are stabbed near Hyde ParkFootage shows three armed police officers rushing through lanes of traffic towards Marble Arch station after a stabbing. Police confirmed that three people were stabbed and nobody was injured.Britain abandoned Covid test and track because officials could only handle FIVE cases per weekDocuments from the Sage advisory committee reveal that routine testing and tracing of contacts of people with the virus was stopped because Public Health England was facing a shortage of capacity.Police want to talk to owner of drone who may have captured footage of angler before he diedPolice want to talk to the owner of a drone who may have captured footage of two yobs throwing stones at angler Charlie Hilder, 66, before he died on Thursday in Eysnford, Kent.
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