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Former President Obama: 'Let's Not Excuse Violence ... Or Participate In It'

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 13:31

The former president writes in response to protests — some that have turned violent — after the killing of George Floyd.

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WHO's Measured Reaction To Trump's Pledge To Cut U.S. Ties To The Agency

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 13:25

On Friday, President Trump said he would sever ties — and funding — to the World Health Organization because of its relationship with China. On Monday, WHO offered its first official response.

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Hurricane Season Collides With Coronavirus, As Communities Plan For Dual Emergencies

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 06:01

In Florida, officials fear widespread confusion when stay-at-home policies conflict with evacuation orders, and they worry about coronavirus spreading in crowded shelters

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Little Progress Made In Trump's Plan For Private Retailers To Test For Coronavirus

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:03

The White House promised widespread COVID-19 testing at CVS, Target, Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide. But months later, testing is being offered at only a tiny fraction of their stores.

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Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:03

Loosened quarantine restrictions have given some people an opportunity to flee violence at home, but cyberstalking and high unemployment have also made it harder to completely escape after moving out.

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Restaurant Owner Whose Business Burned Calls For Justice For George Floyd

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:00

Somali immigrant Safia Munye opened the Minneapolis restaurant Mama Safia's Kitchen with her retirement savings. It was destroyed. "This can be replaced. George's life cannot," she says.

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Trump Seems Likely To Use Law And Order As A Wedge Issue After George Floyd's Killing

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:00

President Trump called Floyd's death a "grave tragedy" that "should never have happened." But once he was back on Twitter, he again inflamed tensions, with machismo and politics at the forefront.

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2 Tribal Casinos In Connecticut Roll The Dice And Reopen

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:00

Gov. Ned Lamont says it's too soon, but the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes say they are taking numerous steps to ensure that Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun are safe for patrons.

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Who Dares To Rent A Dress Now? Coronavirus Upends The Sharing Economy

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:00

How do you share your car, home or clothing with other people during a pandemic? Companies from Airbnb to Rent The Runway face big challenges convincing customers their services are safe.

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Need A Witness For Your Mail-In Ballot? New Pandemic Lawsuits Challenge Old Rules

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 05:00

Among the main targets are requirements such as signing a ballot envelope, or getting a witness or notary to sign it. Small details matter a lot and could affect the outcome in November.

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Violence Escalates As Protests Over George Floyd Death Continue

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 01:30

In Minneapolis, where Floyd died, a semitractor-trailer drove into a crowd of peaceful protesters marching on an interstate. Elsewhere, there were reports of police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

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George Floyd Reverberates Globally: Thousands Protest In Germany, U.K., Canada

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 21:54

The killing of George Floyd has sprung a global movement against inequality and racism; protests were seen over the weekend in the U.K., Germany and Canada.

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Christo, Famous For His Monumental Works Of Art, Dies At 84

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 20:48

The artist Christo died at his home in New York City on Sunday. He's known for major outdoor art installations that often involved wrapping buildings and elements of nature in fabric.

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Biden Leaves Home To Visit Delaware Protest Site

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 19:22

Former Vice President Joe Biden left his house for the second time in a week to visit the location of protests last night. Posting about the unannounced trip, Biden wrote "We are a nation in pain."

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Former NAACP Head Cornell Brooks Blames Derek Chauvin For Violence At Protests

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 18:00

"There would be no protests, there would be no demonstrations, had Derek Chauvin not killed George Floyd," former NAACP President Cornell Brooks tells All Things Considered.

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Target Says It Will Temporarily Close Stores In Several States As Protests Continue

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 15:15

The move comes after several Target stores were ransacked and damaged during protests.

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Trump Lays Blame For Clashes On 'Radical-Left Anarchists'

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 14:49

As overlapping crises convulse an anxious nation, Trump seeks to cast blame for widespread protests gripping cities on "radical-left anarchists" like Antifa.

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Photos: Protests In Response To The Death Of George Floyd Shake The Nation

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 13:21

Photos show demonstrators and police clashing as anguish and rage swept through cities across the nation in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody.

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Ohio Congresswoman Pepper Sprayed While Demonstrating Against Death Of George Floyd

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:27

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) about the recent protests surrounding the death of George Floyd.

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Tech Startups, Shut Out From Federal Stimulus Loans, Seek Aid From Congress

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:13

Some members of Congress want to let tech startups access federal stimulus loans. But venture-capital-backed startups aren't like other small businesses — they fail even in good economic times.

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