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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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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Successfully Docks With The International Space Station

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:55

The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center.

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What's It Like To Be Black In America Right Now?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:33

We want to hear your thoughts about recent high-profile incidents involving harm to black people.

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Should I Get Tested For Coronavirus Just For The Heck Of It?

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:18

Access to tests has improved significantly, and in some places, people can now get tested without having to demonstrate any symptoms. We asked experts how much you can really learn from the result.

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Navajo Nation Loses Elders And Tradition To COVID-19

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.

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Rep. Steve King Fights For His Seat As GOP Works To Push Him Out

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:00

King has a history of making offensive and racist comments. Now, some Republicans are worried that his district could be in jeopardy of getting picked up by Democrats.

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Grief, Outrage Over George Floyd Spreads Further

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:44

Officials in Minneapolis promised a stronger response to protests over the death of George Floyd as police and demonstrators across the nation continue to clash.

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European Union Leaders Urge U.S. To Remain In WHO

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 20:03

Top officials with the bloc encouraged Trump to rethink his plans to leave the international health agency. Trump's Friday announcement followed weeks of criticisms and threats to pull funding.

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Trump Takes Credit For Space Launch That Got Its Start A Decade Ago

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 18:42

The successful SpaceX launch has its roots in two previous administrations, but President Trump credited his own leadership.

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Pentagon Orders Military Police To Prepare To Deploy To Minnesota

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 17:03

The order follows a night of angry protests in Minneapolis and nationwide. As many as 800 personnel could move within four hours at the governor's request, a U.S. official told NPR.

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Minnesota To Deploy Record Guard Force To Contain Unrest Over Death Of George Floyd

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 14:32

Gov. Tim Walz is fully mobilizing the state's National Guard — "an action that has never been taken in [the guard's] 164-year history" — to prepare for a fifth night of protests.

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As Trump Targets Twitter's Legal Shield, Experts Have A Warning

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 11:36

While President Trump lashes out at Twitter, consensus is growing in Washington to repeal the decades-old law that shields tech platforms from lawsuits. Experts warn about unintended consequences.

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Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge To California's Coronavirus Rules

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:40

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state's limits on attendance discriminated against religion.

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As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 08:01

Many retail and food workers are losing temporary wage bumps they got during the pandemic. Some say their work hazards are only increasing, while their wage is lower than unemployment benefits.

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SpaceX And NASA Try Once More To Launch Astronauts

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:46

After an aborted launch attempt on Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX once more set their sights on the space station.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safer To Fly Or Drive? Is Air Conditioning A Threat?

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:06

They're not exactly easy questions to answer. In the first case, you must consider motel cleaning regimens and the hazards of driving vs. the risk of sitting next to a sneezy air traveler.

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As More Americans Prepare To Vote By Mail, Postal Service Faces Big Challenges

Sat, 05/30/2020 - 07:01

From Trump's tweets to funding issues, the U.S. Postal Service is under pressure as voters are set to turn increasingly toward mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.

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