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Tuesday's Primaries: Races To Watch And Live Results

15 hours 11 min ago

Iowa Rep. Steve King faces a strong GOP primary challenger, after years of incendiary comments put him on the outs with his party. Eight states and the District of Columbia vote on Tuesday.

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Sports Figures Add Their Voices To Those Of Angry Protesters

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In the days since George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minnesota, sports figures have started speaking out, too. Some even joined the demonstrations that have swept the nation.

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How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times

15 hours 12 min ago

Many people are struggling with insomnia like never before. Specialists explain why these times put an extra strain on our ability to get needed rest — and what to do about it.

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Trump's Unannounced Church Visit Angers Church Authorities

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 23:50

U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops used tear gas to remove protesters in front of the church and clear a way for the president to walk to the church from the White House.

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Park Police Tear Gas Peaceful Protesters To Clear Way For Trump Church Photo-Op

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 23:50

After U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops pushed demonstrators out of Lafayette Park, President Trump walked from the White House to St. John's Church where he posed for pictures with a Bible.

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Nearly 26,000 Nursing Home Residents Have Died From COVID-19, Federal Data Show

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 21:14

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says about 80% of nursing homes nationwide reported data to the CDC as required. The remaining 20% could face fines if they don't comply.

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What Is The Insurrection Act That Trump Is Threatening To Invoke?

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 21:00

The 213-year-old law allows a president to "call forth the militia for the purpose of suppressing" an insurrection. Trump threatened to deploy the military to states that don't quell violent protests.

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White House Coronavirus Testing Czar To Stand Down

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 20:26

Adm. Brett Giroir says he will be "demobilized" from his role overseeing coronavirus testing at FEMA in mid-June and going back to his regular job at the Department of Health and Human Services.

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U.K. Schools Begin Reopening Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 20:00

Grade schools reopened Monday for the first wave of children allowed in school since late March, despite some parent and teacher fears that reopening is not yet safe.

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'None Of This Is True': Protests Become Fertile Ground for Online Disinformation

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 19:47

A "well-funded" and elaborate social media disinformation campaign played out online Sunday night, showing how polarization creates situations where lies go viral.

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Mexico's President Touts Reopening With The Country Mostly In Coronavirus Red Zone

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 19:02

Mexicans are left with mixed messages of a national lifting of social distancing measures but a government map showing most of the country still unready to reopen.

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USC Professor On How Protests Have Changed Since LA Riots In 1992

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 19:01

USC law professor Jody David Armour tells All Things Considered that in 1992, people viewed police who beat Rodney King as "bad apples." But now, "we see a persistent and pervasive pattern."

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Trump Says He'll Deploy Military To States If They Don't Stop Violent Protests

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 18:21

President Trump labeled violence that has accompanied many protests against police killings of black people as "acts of domestic terrorism."

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'It's Like A Nightmare': Options Dwindle For Renters Facing Economic Distress

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 17:56

Even as the unprecedented rate of unemployment continues to climb, protections for renters are running out, as extra unemployment benefits and suspension of evictions expire.

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Louisville Police Chief Fired After Black Man Is Shot To Death

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 17:30

Officers didn't have their body cameras turned on, and Police Chief Steve Conrad was later dismissed. National Guard members were also part of the incident and fired shots.

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From Jobs To Homeownership, Protests Put Spotlight On Economic Divide

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:59

Police brutality has sparked days of civil unrest. But the sparks have landed in a tinderbox built over decades of economic inequality, now exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.

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George Floyd Independent Autopsy: Homicide By Asphyxia

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:53

The findings contradict a report by county officials that partly blames "underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system," not just pressure on his neck and back.

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Protests Over Racism Versus COVID-19 Risk: 'I Wouldn't Weigh These Crises Separately'

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:46

"White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19," public health experts say in an open letter as large protests erupt in cities across the United States.

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Facebook Employees Revolt Over Zuckerberg's Hands-Off Approach To Trump

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:33

Employees are publicly criticizing CEO Mark Zuckerberg and organizing a virtual walkout amid a growing internal backlash over the company's tolerance of the president's posts.

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Hong Kong Police Block Tiananmen Square Vigil, Citing Coronavirus Concerns

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 16:30

The rally has been held each year since 1990 to commemorate the protest in Tiananmen Square, where the Chinese military opened fire on citizens who were calling for economic and democratic reforms.

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