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Floyd Protests Suppressed In NYC As Police Enforce Curfew

NEW YORK (AP) — Peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd continued Wednesday in New York City, but an early curfew, drenching rain and refined police tactics appeared to ha...

AP Report Raises Concerns About China And Who; China Denies

At least two U.S. senators said Wednesday that China hid data from the World Health Organization that could have altered the course of the coronavirus outbreak, even as a Chinese o...

Ex-defense Chief Mattis Rips Trump For Dividing Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary rebuke, former defense secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday denounced President Donald Trump's heavy-handed use of military force to quell protes...

Rumor That A Los Angeles Chabad Is Fueling Antifa Gets Brief White House Amplification

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — A Los Angeles synagogue found itself having to deny misinformation about the George Floyd protests after a rumor spread — and was briefly amplified by the White...

White House: Trump Church Visit Akin To Churchill WWII Role

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s visit to a nearby church where he held up a Bible was a “leadership moment” akin to Winston Churchill...

Snapchat To Stop ‘Promoting’ Trump Amid Uproar Over Tweets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Snapchat will stop “promoting” President Donald Trump on its video messaging service, the latest example of a social media platform adjusting how it treats t...

Walmart Moves Guns, Ammunition In Some Stores To Secure Area

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at some of its stores in the wake of the killing of George Floyd that has set off sometimes violen...

Newspaper: Minnesota AG To Upgrade Murder Charge Against Officer In Floyd Case, Charge 3 Other Officers With Abetting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time ...

Esper Opposes Using Insurrection Act For Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes use of the Insurrection Act, which would allow President Donald Trump to use active-duty military forces fo...

ADL: There Are Now 500,000 Negative Tweets About George Soros Every Day. Many Claim He’s Funding George Floyd Protests.

WASHINGTON (JTA) - Right-wing conspiracy theorists are increasingly claiming that George Soros is funding recent protests and riots across the United States in the aftermath of the...

Pompeo Hints At ‘Series Of Announcements’ Coming Against ICC Over Israeli Policy

WASHINGTON (JNS) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo forewarned on Monday that “a series of announcements” from the Trump administration will be issued against the International ...

Trump Administration To Block Chinese Passenger Airlines From Traveling To US

DALLAS (AP) — The Trump administration moved Wednesday to block Chinese airlines from flying to the U.S. in an escalation of trade and travel tensions between the two countries. ...

AP Sources: White House Softens On Sending Troops To States

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after threatening states that he would dispatch the military to quell protests, President Donald Trump appeared to be privately backing off his threat to de...

Widow: Retired Police Captain Died Protecting Friend’s Store

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired police captain who died during a night of violent protests was trying to protect his friend's pawn shop, his widow said. David Dorn's last moments wer...

Facebook Shuts Down Far-Right Group Discussing Bringing Weapons To Protests

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Social media giant Facebook announced Tuesday that it had shut down pages and accounts associated with what it claimed was a hate group, whose members were dis...

Iowa Voters Oust Rep. King, Shunned For Insensitive Remarks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in northwest Iowa ousted Rep. Steve King in Tuesday’s primary, deciding they’ve had enough of the conservative lightning rod known for making in...

Researchers: Coronavirus May Affect The Brain More Than We Thought

CINCINNATI, OHIO (VINnews) —University of Cincinnati researchers in conjunction with three Italian universities studied neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVI...

Biden Moves Closer To Formally Winning Democratic Nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested...

AP: False Claims Of Antifa Protesters Plague Small U.S. Cities

CHICAGO (AP) — In the days since President Donald Trump blamed antifa activists for an eruption of violence at protests over police killings of black people, social media has lit u...

Trump Says GOP Is Pulling Convention From North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the eve...