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The History Behind 'When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts'

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 13:13

In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweets a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tensions in Miami.

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People Can't See It, But This Grocery Worker Still Wears Lipstick Under Her Mask

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:36

As a low-wage worker, Yesenia Ortiz wishes she would get paid more during the pandemic because of the extra level of risk she is exposed to.

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7 Shot At Louisville Protest Calling For Justice For Breonna Taylor

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:08

It's not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.

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As Brazil's COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb, Some Areas Prepare To Ease Restrictions

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:53

Brazil has the world's second-highest number of COVID-19 cases after the U.S. The rise in cases comes as São Paulo, the state with the highest number of deaths, prepares to ease some restrictions.

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New Zealand Now Has Just 1 Active COVID-19 Case

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:48

"For the seventh day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand," the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

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4 Takeaways From Beijing's Hong Kong Power Grab

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:12

Hong Kong is supposed to be a semiautonomous enclave of China, "one country, two systems." But China is moving to impose a sweeping national security law on the city, which critics say is illegal.

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Minneapolis Seethes Over George Floyd's Death As Trump Calls Protesters 'THUGS'

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:11

Demonstrators set fire to a police precinct overnight during continued protests over the black man's death in custody. The president weighed in via Twitter, and police arrested a CNN crew.

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Climate Change And Deforestation Mean Earth's Trees Are Younger and Shorter

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 07:41

A new study finds rising temperatures and climate-driven disasters are helping transform the very makeup of the world's forests. This has major implications for biodiversity and more warming.

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Twitter Hides Trump's Tweet About Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 07:33

The president was responding to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

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Cliven Bundy Armed Standoff Case Going Back To Court

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 06:13

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday will hear the government's appeal for a retrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy.

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For Opioid Users, Pandemic Means New Dangers, But Also New Treatment Options

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 06:01

Relaxed regulations in response to the pandemic means more access to addiction treatment medications. But recovery programs are accepting fewer people, and the danger of overdose remains high.

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The Battle Between The Masked And The Masked-Nots Unveils Political Rifts

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 05:10

Wearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Colleges Face Student Lawsuits Seeking Refunds After Coronavirus Closures

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 05:03

The legal cases argue that online classes don't have the same value as on-campus ones.

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Texas Voters Are Caught In The Middle Of A Battle Over Mail-In Voting

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 05:00

Even as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they're scared of going to the polls.

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As America Socially Distances, The Army 'Tactically Disperses'

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 05:00

The Army plans to resume large-scale combat training in the Mojave Desert in a few weeks, after a three-month hiatus. A recent simulation showed just how that will work with the coronavirus spread.

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IRS Rule Shift Lets Workers Make Benefits Changes Midyear — If Their Employer Agrees

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 05:00

The new guidance amounts to a midyear open-enrollment period and applies to firms that buy health insurance to cover their workers as well as to those that self-insure — paying claims on their own.

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PHOTOS: Protests Over George Floyd's Death Grow Violent: 'It Is How We Express Pain'

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 21:25

Gov. Tim Walz says he will defend the right to protest but urges peaceful demonstrations, saying, "It is how we express pain, process tragedy, and create change."

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Illinois Is Reopening But Chicago Isn't Because Of Coronavirus Cases

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 20:59

Illinois is joining many other Midwest states in reopening some retail shops, restaurants, salons and other businesses Friday. The mayor is delaying until the middle of next week.

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Theory Vs. Reality: Why Our Economic Behavior Isn't Always Rational

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 18:02

We don't always behave the way economic models say we will. We don't save enough for retirement. We give money to charity. This week, why we act in ways that go against our "rational" self-interest.

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'The Sheer Volume Is Hard To Capture': Unemployment In Nevada Soars To Historic High

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 17:43

More than 41% of jobs in the state's food and accommodation industry have been lost. The overall levels are comparable to the Great Depression, says David Schmidt, a state economist.

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