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It's official: Joe Biden has clinched the Democratic nomination for president in the 2020 election

In early April, Biden became the presumptive nominee after Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign.

An angry nation prepares for a weekend of protests over George Floyd
An angry nation prepares for a weekend of protests over George Floyd's death
  • US
  • 2020-06-06 02:44:22Z

Daily demonstrations against police attacks on black men show little sign of abating.

Police arrest cyclist who confronted youngsters posting U.S. racial injustice flyers
Police arrest cyclist who confronted youngsters posting U.S. racial injustice flyers
  • US
  • 2020-06-06 02:34:43Z

A cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice on a nature trail outside Washington drew widespread attention has been arrested and charged, police said late Friday. The cyclist appears to then wrestle papers out of her hand before charging the person shooting the footage with his bike.

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
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  • 2020-06-06 02:25:20Z

Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. The former vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. Biden reached the threshold three days after the primaries because several states, overwhelmed by huge increases in mail ballots, took days to tabulate results.

Cops Are Finally Being Disciplined-but Is Anybody Buying It?
Cops Are Finally Being Disciplined-but Is Anybody Buying It?

Nearly two weeks into protests against the killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis police custody, a slew of different cities across the country have been forced to confront the brutal methods used by their own police officers as videos emerged of harrowing incident after harrowing incident. And on Friday, it seemed a reckoning of sorts was in the air: Police officers in multiple cities were suspended, hit with charges, or stripped of their powers after they were caught on camera treating peaceful protesters like combatants. In New York City, where earlier this week authorities had praised the police department's "restraint" amid protests despite video evidence to the contrary,...

In CA: Hoses to septic tanks could work on rioters, longtime cop posts
In CA: Hoses to septic tanks could work on rioters, longtime cop posts

The elected official apologizes for his social media post that rioters should be sprayed with septic tank-connected hoses amid growing calls for his resignation. Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for the end of the type of a long-criticized restraint as part of a broader array of criminal justice reforms.

75-year-old man pushed to ground by Buffalo police
75-year-old man pushed to ground by Buffalo police 'comes from a peace tradition'

Gugino - 75 of Amherst, New York, - tried to bring the community together and stand in quiet solidarity for peace, friends and his lawyer said Friday.

Trump Backs Drew Brees, Insists Americans Shouldn
Trump Backs Drew Brees, Insists Americans Shouldn't Protest The Flag

Trump defended Brees's remarks on the national anthem protests, even after Brees apologized and vowed to be an ally to the Black community.

Climate Point: Black birders step into the spotlight, while oil scores more aid
Climate Point: Black birders step into the spotlight, while oil scores more aid

And another thing: Does nature discriminate?

French forces kill leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
French forces kill leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

French forces have killed the leader of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Algerian Abdelmalek Droukdel, in northern Mali, French officials said Friday. Droukdel was killed on Thursday near the Algerian border, where the group has bases it uses to carry out attacks and abductions of westerners in the sub-Saharan Sahel zone, French Defence Minister Florence Parly said.

Cristobal turns north, sets sights on Gulf Coast states for a potential weekend landfall
Cristobal turns north, sets sights on Gulf Coast states for a potential weekend landfall

After dropping two feet of rain on parts of Mexico, Cristobal set to bring heavy rain, tropical-storm force winds and storm surge to the Gulf Coast

Barr says he didn
Barr says he didn't give tactical order to clear protesters
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  • 2020-06-05 23:43:27Z

Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision. Barr's comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday were his most detailed explanation yet of what unfolded outside the White House earlier this week. Shortly after officers aggressively pushed back demonstrators, President Donald Trump - accompanied by Barr, Pentagon leaders and other top advisers - walked through Lafayette Park to pose for a photo at a nearby church that had been damaged during...

Federal immigration agents detain Floyd protester in NYC
Federal immigration agents detain Floyd protester in NYC
  • US
  • 2020-06-05 23:33:36Z

"The fact that he's a man of Puerto Rican descent is really concerning because it raises questions about racial profiling," said Terry Lawson, of the Immigrant Defense Project.

Texas GOP condemns George Floyd posts by its local leaders
Texas GOP condemns George Floyd posts by its local leaders

Three promoted a Facebook post suggesting George Floyd's death was staged. Another shared a Martin Luther King Jr. quote over a picture of a banana. A fifth nudged followers to consider that liberal billionaire George Soros pays black people to riot to keep "race wars" flaring.

Donald Trump Screams "No Kneeling", Slams Drew Brees Over QB Revising His Anti-Protest Stance After Outraged Blowback
Donald Trump Screams "No Kneeling", Slams Drew Brees Over QB Revising His Anti-Protest Stance After Outraged Blowback

In another display of Executive Time in action, Donald Trump today blared back out on the field of the NFL and race relations to condemn New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees for apparently changing his mind on fellow players taking a knee in protest. After already slobbering all over the memory of George Floyd and […]

Buffalo cops resign from unit in protest after two of their own are suspended for injuring 75-year-old
Buffalo cops resign from unit in protest after two of their own are suspended for injuring 75-year-old

All 57 members of the Buffalo, N.Y., Police Department's Emergency Response Team quit the unit after two officers were suspended for pushing an elderly protester to the ground.

Buffalo police riot squad quit to back officers who shoved man
Buffalo police riot squad quit to back officers who shoved man

The police union says the two officers who pushed over an elderly man "were simply doing their job".

Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France
Al-Qaeda chief in north Africa Abdelmalek Droukdel killed - France
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  • 2020-06-05 21:08:12Z

France announces it has killed leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa, Abdelmalek Droukdel, in an operation in Mali.

Fact check: CDC
Fact check: CDC's estimates COVID-19 death rate around 0.26%, doesn't confirm it

Current CDC estimates put the "best estimate" for COVID-19 at 0.26%. The claim that CDC confirmed the coronavirus death rate is partly false.

Trump declares America back after good jobs report
Trump declares America back after good jobs report

President Donald Trump declared the US economy in "rocket" mode Friday after data showed a surprising recovery in the coronavirus-ravaged jobs market -- lifting his own sinking reelection chances in the process. "This is a rocket ship," Trump said in a hastily convened celebratory statement in the White House's Rose Garden. Where markets had been bracing for yet another worsening in the unemployment rate, the Labor Department said that 2.5 million jobs were instead added in May. That brought the jobless rate from 14.7 to 13.3 percent -- not up to the feared 20 percent or higher.

Delta says it will stop flying to 11 US cities indefinitely - here
Delta says it will stop flying to 11 US cities indefinitely - here's the full list

Delta is continuing to shrink its route network amid a slow-going recovery and subpar summer season with daily passenger numbers still below 500,000.

Biden: Trump
Biden: Trump 'despicable' for invoking George Floyd

Mr Trump said the slain African American man was "looking down" and "saying this is a great day".

Dana White: Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones don
Dana White: Jorge Masvidal and Jon Jones don't have to fight! (UFC 250 Scrum)

* * *The world has been turned upside down in 2020. According to UFC president Dana White, some people seem to have not realized it yet.White addressed the media following Friday's UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer weigh-ins. He fielded questions about the status of the currently vacant men's bantamweight championship, his verbal battle with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Jorge Masvidal demanding more money for a fight with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, and more.Perhaps most significantly, White displayed a range of emotion while addressing the UFC getting its schedule back on track as other sports try to determine if they can even operate under pandemic conditions.UFC 250 features...

Donald Trump says Warren Buffett makes a mistake selling airline stocks
Donald Trump says Warren Buffett makes a mistake selling airline stocks

Trump made his assessment at the White House, shortly after the U.S. Labor Department reported an unexpected surge in May jobs, and five weeks after Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway Inc sold its airline stakes. "Warren Buffett sold airlines a little while ago," Trump said.

One of the officers charged in George Floyd
One of the officers charged in George Floyd's killing was hired despite having a criminal record and slew of traffic violations
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  • 2020-06-05 18:53:53Z

Lane, who was charged this week with aiding George Floyd's killing, had been charged with damaging property, disobeying police, and other offenses.

Biden says
Biden says 'much more work to be done' on economy after surprising jobs report
  • US
  • 2020-06-05 18:23:05Z

Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden on Friday criticized Republican President Donald Trump for prematurely celebrating a better-than-expected jobs report, saying the battered U.S. economy still faces an arduous rebuilding. Biden said the government's surprising May report showing the addition of 2.5 million jobs in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic was just a first sign of recovery from a deep and broad recession. Trump, who has been counting on a quick economic turnaround to boost his chances against Biden in the Nov. 3 election, was quick to take credit at a White House news conference, and said the economy could regain all of its lost jobs by next year.

Gargling with bleach? Americans misusing disinfectants to prevent coronavirus, survey finds
Gargling with bleach? Americans misusing disinfectants to prevent coronavirus, survey finds
  • US
  • 2020-06-05 18:07:39Z

Washing food with bleach, using household cleaning or disinfectant products on bare skin, and intentionally inhaling or ingesting these products were some of the most commonly reported "high-risk" practices in a May 4 online survey of 502 U.S. adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported. The survey's lead author said it was undertaken following a "sharp increase" in calls to poison control centers for exposure to cleaners and disinfectants during the pandemic. In late April, Trump asked scientists during one of his coronavirus task force briefings whether inserting disinfectant into the bodies of people infected with the virus might help clear the disease,...

Cuomo: Buffalo police video "disturbs your basic sense of humanity"
Cuomo: Buffalo police video "disturbs your basic sense of humanity"
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  • 2020-06-05 17:53:11Z

"Who are we? How did we get to this place?" he said of the video.

Trump
Trump's use of religion follows playbook of authoritarian-leaning leaders the world over
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  • 2020-06-05 17:49:09Z

It was a striking moment: Donald Trump, Bible in hand, posing for photos in an apparent moment of political theater made possible by the dispersal of protesters through the use of tear gas.The president's visit to St. John's Episcopal Church, known as "the Church of the Presidents," came immediately after giving a Rose Garden speech framing himself as "your president of law and order" and threatening to send federal troops to "restore security and safety in America." The next day, Trump made another high-profile visit to a place of worship, this time Washington's St. John Paul II National Shrine. Coming at a time of social turbulence, critics accused Trump of following...

Trump hails jobs numbers and "equality," says it
Trump hails jobs numbers and "equality," says it's a "great day" for Floyd

President Trump declared victory over improving unemployment numbers and a week of protests, saying the George Floyd is looking down on the progress.

Buffalo officers
Buffalo officers' shoving 75-year-old to ground decried by governor: 'Where was the threat?'
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  • 2020-06-05 17:09:00Z

Video shows one or two officers appearing to push the man, who stumbles backward and falls to the ground. Seconds later, a pool of blood can be seen near his head.

China could lose 95% of ballistic, cruise missiles under strategic arms control pact, says new analysis

China could stand to lose almost all of its ballistic and cruise missiles if it were to sign a new strategic arms control treaty, according to the IISS think tank.

Trump
Trump's chief of staff of 2 years says he agrees that Trump is bad for the country

"I'm not qualified to comment on stable or unstable or whatever," John Kelly said of whether Trump is a "very stable genius."

Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death
Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of Floyd death
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  • 2020-06-05 15:53:40Z

Negotiators for the city of Minneapolis agreed with the state Friday to ban the use of chokeholds by police and to require officers to report and intervene anytime they see an unauthorized use of force by another officer. The changes are part of a stipulation posted online between the city and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights, which launched a civil rights investigation this week in response to the death of George Floyd. The agreement would require any officer, regardless of tenure or rank, to immediately radio or phone in from the scene the use of any neck restraint or chokehold to their commander or their commander's superiors.

Exclusive: Marriott says Trump administration orders it to cease Cuba hotel business
Exclusive: Marriott says Trump administration orders it to cease Cuba hotel business
  • US
  • 2020-06-05 15:43:29Z

The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente. Starwood Hotels, now owned by Marriott, four years ago became the first U.S. hotel company to sign a deal with Cuba since the 1959 revolution in the mark of the normalization of relations pursued by former President Barack Obama.

UN agency: Iran violating all restrictions of nuclear deal
  • World
  • 2020-06-05 15:33:50Z

Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of its deal with world powers, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported the finding in a confidential document distributed to member countries and seen

Corrupt Cop Linked to Trump Tower Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya Exposes Russian Ops
Corrupt Cop Linked to Trump Tower Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya Exposes Russian Ops

LONDON-A corrupt former police officer who was caught working with Trump Tower lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has revealed in a Swiss court how Russia's complex foreign influence campaign targets justice systems in Western countries. The former consultant to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office was sacked and convicted after his entanglement with Veselnitskaya and the Russian prosecutor general's office was exposed. He reportedly told a court in Switzerland this week that he discussed a high-profile corruption case against Russia with Russian officials during an all-expenses-paid hunting trip to Siberia. On the visit to the spectacular Kamchatka Peninsula and Lake Baikal, the official, who...

This supercut of LeBron James
This supercut of LeBron James' "signature" move proves MJ would have smoked him like a brisket

With the confirmation of the NBA's 22-team return on Thursday, questions abound. Can the Lakers triumph in the memory of Kobe Bryant? Assuming the world is still here to play basketball upon, we'll have the answers to those questions soon enough, but that last one brings us to our true purpose here today: This supercut of LeBron's "signature" move, which proves once and for all that that MJ would smoke LBJ like a 12-pound brisket.

Defying predictions of historic losses, economy gains 2.5M jobs and unemployment eases to 13.3% as businesses start to reopen amid COVID-19
Defying predictions of historic losses, economy gains 2.5M jobs and unemployment eases to 13.3% as businesses start to reopen amid COVID-19

The U.S. economy added 2.5M jobs in May as the U.S. economy reopened businesses shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. 8 million job losses were forecast.

'Black Lives Matter' mural painted in DC near the White House at direction of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser

The "Black Lives Matter" mural on 16th Street was commissioned by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in an area that has been the site of huge protests.

'It's affirmation of all the work we've been doing': Trump touts jobs numbers amid protests, coronavirus

Trump's press conference comes on the same day he is going to Maine to tour a factory that makes medical swabs used in coronavirus testing.

Unemployment rate falls to 13.3 percent as economy gains surprise 2.5 million jobs despite coronavirus
Unemployment rate falls to 13.3 percent as economy gains surprise 2.5 million jobs despite coronavirus

The stock market soared after the job reports shocker, with Dow futures rising by almost 800 points.

Many mayors say police officers won
Many mayors say police officers won't be immediately fired for attacking Americans during George Floyd protests

Dozens of videos have shown police officers using excessive force during the George Floyd protests, but many mayors across the country said they won't be fired.

Combat drone to compete against piloted plane
Combat drone to compete against piloted plane

The US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in tests.

Biden Says
Biden Says '10 to 15 Percent' of Americans 'Not Very Good People' While Slamming Trump's Divisiveness

Former vice president Joe Biden estimated Thursday that about "10 to 15 percent of the people out there" are "just not very good people" and accused President Trump of dividing the nation, adding that as president he would bring Americans together."The words a president says matter, so when a president stands up and divides people all the time, you're going to get the worst of us to come out," Biden said during a Young Americans discussion with a group of black supporters that was moderated by actor Don Cheadle."Do we really think this is as good as we can be as a nation? I don't think the vast majority of people think that," the presumptive Democratic nominee...

Mama June Lands a New Job Delivering Airport Luggage:
Mama June Lands a New Job Delivering Airport Luggage: 'It's Called Real Life'

On Friday's From Not to Hot: Family Crisis, the troubled We tv reality star appears for the first time during the season - and reveals she is employed

Chinese Hackers Target Email Accounts of Biden Campaign Staff, Google Says
Chinese Hackers Target Email Accounts of Biden Campaign Staff, Google Says
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  • 2020-06-05 12:27:40Z

WASHINGTON -- Chinese hackers are targeting the personal email accounts of campaign staff members working for former Vice President Joe Biden, Google said Thursday, while confirming previous reports that Iran has targeted President Donald Trump's campaign.In disclosing the attempts, Google's chief of threat analysis, Shane Huntley, who oversees the tracking of state-sponsored, sophisticated hacking, said there was no evidence yet that the Chinese hackers had pierced Biden's campaign. The attacks appear to be conventional spear-phishing attacks, similar to the Russian breach of John Podesta's personal emails in 2016, when he was Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.But Google's announcement...

Twitter disables Trump campaign
Twitter disables Trump campaign's George Floyd video tribute

The social media company last month slapped fact-check warnings on two tweets from the president's own account.

Teens posting signs calling for racial justice assaulted on Maryland trail
Teens posting signs calling for racial justice assaulted on Maryland trail
  • US
  • 2020-06-05 11:26:25Z

The altercation on the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda was caught on video.

Trump visits Maine: Protests will greet him, a Republican senator won
Trump visits Maine: Protests will greet him, a Republican senator won't

The state's Democratic gov has told the president to watch his words while he's in her state.

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