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As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response (Associated Press)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 18:00

Associated Press:
As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right.  —  He worked with the city's booming business community and the City Council.  He reached out to minority neighborhoods and advocated for affordable housing.

Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War (Tess Owen/VICE)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:50

Tess Owen / VICE:
Far-Right Extremists Are Hoping to Turn the George Floyd Protests Into a New Civil War  —  Far-right extremists are showing up, with guns, to the protests against police brutality that have exploded across the country.  —  Others are egging on the violence from behind their computers …

New York's nursing home horrors are even worse than you think (Betsy McCaughey/New York Post)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:50

Betsy McCaughey / New York Post:
New York's nursing home horrors are even worse than you think  —  Patricia Castillo remembers when the Newfane Rehab and Health Care Center, where her mother lived, notified her that a patient had just been admitted from a nearby Niagara County hospital with COVID-19.

Iowa Is Back in Limelight With Closely Watched Political Primaries (Siobhan Hughes/Wall Street Journal)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:40

Siobhan Hughes / Wall Street Journal:
Iowa Is Back in Limelight With Closely Watched Political Primaries  —  Can GOP Rep. Steve King fend off his party's effort to depose him?  —  WASHINGTON—Iowa returns to the center of the political stage on Tuesday, with a pair of closely watched primaries set to decide Democrats' challenger …

Trump has given record proportion of ambassador jobs to his own backers (Julian Borger/The Guardian)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:40

Julian Borger / The Guardian:
Trump has given record proportion of ambassador jobs to his own backers  —  President has used ambassadorships to reward rich, inexperienced supporters, figures show, including hotelier and designer  —  Donald Trump has gifted a record proportion of ambassadorial posts to political appointees …

Security Officers Gunned Down At Oakland Federal Building; One Dead, One Wounded (CBS San Francisco)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:35

CBS San Francisco:
Security Officers Gunned Down At Oakland Federal Building; One Dead, One Wounded  —  OAKLAND (CBS SF) — As tensions began to soar on the streets of Oakland Friday night, a gunman opened fired on two Federal Protective Service officers posted at the city's federal building …

From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump's decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks (CNN)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:35

CNN:
From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump's decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks  —  (CNN)Donald Trump has spent decades spreading and sowing dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks — from falsely suggesting AIDS can be transmitted through kissing to warning Americans …

Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs (Katie Glueck/New York Times)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:20

Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs  —  Mr. Kobach's polarizing presence in a race in a reliably Republican stronghold has party leaders worried that Kansas will become a high-stakes battleground for control of the Senate.  —  LEAWOOD, Kan. …

Minnesota Governor authorizes 'full mobilization' ... (Fox News)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 16:55

Fox News:
Minnesota Governor authorizes ‘full mobilization’ of state's National Guard, says protests no longer about death of George Floyd  —  Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Saturday he has authorized “full mobilization” of the state's National Guard - something that has never been done in the 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard.

Biden fails to condemn rioting in remarks on Minneapolis (Joseph Simonson/Washington Examiner)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 16:50

Joseph Simonson / Washington Examiner:
Biden fails to condemn rioting in remarks on Minneapolis  —  In his public statements about George Floyd's death in police custody, Joe Biden conspicuously left out any mention of the rampant civil unrest and mob violence plaguing Minneapolis and other cities across the country.

Gov. Walz to 'fully mobilize' the National Guard for Floyd riots (Patrick Condon/Star Tribune)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 16:35

Patrick Condon / Star Tribune:
Gov. Walz to ‘fully mobilize’ the National Guard for Floyd riots  —  The governor cites the presence outside agitators ‘to destabilize civil society.’  —  Shaken by another night of chaos that overwhelmed law enforcement, Gov. Tim Walz said Saturday he will fully mobilize the National Guard …

LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter during Louisville protest (Shellie Sylvestri/WAVE-TV)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 16:25

Shellie Sylvestri / WAVE-TV:
LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter during Louisville protest  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville.

CNN Arrest Is What Actual Censorship Looks Like (James Poniewozik/New York Times)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 15:55

James Poniewozik / New York Times:
CNN Arrest Is What Actual Censorship Looks Like  —  After days of presidential complaining about Twitter policies, the live-TV arrest of a CNN crew showed America an actual offense against the First Amendment.  —  For days, President Trump has been on a rampage against Twitter for its treatment of him, and it's easy to see why.

National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes (Sudhin Thanawala/Associated Press)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 15:40

Sudhin Thanawala / Associated Press:
National Guard summoned to aid cities amid police clashes  —  ATLANTA (AP) — Protesters burned businesses in Minneapolis.  They smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta, broke into police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and chanted curses at President Donald Trump outside the White House.

Trump confronts a culture war of his own making as election looms (Politico)

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 15:35

Politico:
Trump confronts a culture war of his own making as election looms  —  President Donald Trump is throwing himself into a culture war he has long stoked, and a battle for voters he has eagerly pursued, as he navigates national outrage over the brutal killings of two black men …

CDC issues guidelines for reopening offices: Masks, handshake bans and more (Ursula Perano/Axios)

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 05:20

Ursula Perano / Axios:
CDC issues guidelines for reopening offices: Masks, handshake bans and more  —  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines on Wednesday detailing how office buildings can reopen following months of social distancing amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

African-American activists escalating efforts to persuade Biden not to pick Klobuchar for VP (Paul Steinhauser/Fox News)

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:30

Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
African-American activists escalating efforts to persuade Biden not to pick Klobuchar for VP  —  African-American activists are escalating their efforts to persuade former Vice President Joe Biden not to name Sen. Amy Klobuchar as his running mate, arguing he needs to choose someone who would excite black voters.

You cannot keep from getting swept up in Trump's agenda without a firm grasp on your own (Jay Rosen/PressThink)

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:10

Jay Rosen / PressThink:
You cannot keep from getting swept up in Trump's agenda without a firm grasp on your own  —  The 2020 campaign is here.  Those who are covering it had better figure out what they are for, or they will end up as his enablers— as they were in 2016.  —  Not sure how long I'm going to be doing this.

'This invokes a history of terror': Central Park incident between white woman and black man is part of a fraught legacy (Errin Haines/Washington Post)

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:05

Errin Haines / Washington Post:
‘This invokes a history of terror’: Central Park incident between white woman and black man is part of a fraught legacy  —  When Amy Cooper called the police on a black man who asked her to leash her dog in New York City's Central Park over the Memorial Day holiday, the incident became …

The Boogaloo Movement Is Not What You Think (bellingcat)

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:05

bellingcat:
The Boogaloo Movement Is Not What You Think … On May 26th, crowds gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to protest the death of 46-year-old George Floyd at the hands of the city's police department.  Floyd was black.  Many of the protesters were people of color.

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