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Iowa Rep. King's defeat marks moment of unity for GOP, Dems

Iowa Rep. Steve King became a unifying force in American politics the longer he served in Congress

WHO To Reportedly Resume Hydroxychloroquine Trial

The WHO will resume a key trial.

Who Is Sowing Chaos At The George Floyd Protests?

Authorities are pointing fingers at the far right and far left as domestic terrorism becomes more partisan in the United States.

Derek Chauvin Charged With More Than Manslaughter

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison upgraded charges Wednesday against the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck as he died, the Star Tribune reports. Derek Chauvin is now accused of second-degree murder, and three other officers at the scene are charged with aiding and abetting murder. Sen....

Rapper Bun B on his distant musical ties to…

Grammy nominated recording artist Bun B speaks on his distant musical ties to George Floyd who rapped on a few mid ‘90s DJ Screw mixtapes. Screw’s iconic Houston collective, the Screwed Up Click, introduced the "screwed" sound to hip-hop and is still heard today through artists like Beyonce, Travis Scott, Drake and more. (June 3)

Cuomo Apologizes to NYPD

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Portland, Oregon, city of protest, reels from…

Portland, Oregon, is known for protests that can descend into chaos, but even the liberal city is reeling from the nightly unrest spreading from peaceful demonstrations over George Floyd's death

Ella Jones Becomes First African American Mayor…

Ella Jones Becomes First African American Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri Jones topped fellow councilwoman Heather Robinett to win the race. According to St. Louis Public Radio, she won by just 138 votes. Ella Jones, via St. Louis Public Radio Ferguson gained national attention back in 2014 after 18-year-old black man Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer. Demonstrations followed, contributing to the growing Black Lives Matter movement. Since 2014, Ferguson's town council has been mostly comprised of African- American members, including Jones. Jones will now vacate her town council spot and take over for Mayor James Knowles III. Jones adds that making history in Ferguson means she has work to do. Ella Jones, via St. Louis Public Radio

Companies Offering Work From Home Allowances

Madeleine McCann Development Is 'Biggest Since…

After 13 agonizing years, the parents of Madeleine McCann may finally get some answers. In what friends of Kate and Gerry McCann say is the biggest breakthrough in the case since the 3-year-old disappeared in Portugal in 2007, a German man has been identified as a suspect, the Telegraph reports....

Get a look inside Tropical Storm Cristobal

Ride along with the Hurricane Hunters as they fly through Tropical Storm Cristobal at 2,500 feet to collect weather data on June 3.

Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO

Trump Announces US Will Cut Ties With the WHO In a press conference, Trump said the World Health Organization (WHO) has not made reform changes requested by the U.S. President Donald Trump, via press conference Trump has repeatedly criticized the organization for its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The president added that the U.S. will now send funds that would normally go to the WHO to other global health needs. Trump has also alleged that the WHO helped China cover up information regarding the coronavirus. He's even said that China, where the virus originated, controls the WHO. The withdrawal comes soon after the U.S. COVID-19 death toll crossed the 100,000 mark.

OBJ a "model guy" during Browns' virtual…

Odell Beckham is staying as close as he can to the Browns this offseason

Floyd family thanks prosecutors, demands justice

The attorney for George Floyd's family expressed gratitude to Minnesota prosecutors for filing a tougher charge against the police officer at the center of the case and charging three others. Still, Ben Crump says it's too early to celebrate. (June 3)

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America Is on Fire. Here are Solutions

Protests have rocked the country and left a trail of smoldering ruin, but to what end? That end—in terms of specific policy demands—is finding a voice on media and activist websites. Writing at the Guardian , Cornel West decries "another black person killed by the US police" and a...

Trump photo op, talk of military force amp up GOP challenge

Republicans are working harder to dodge questions about whether they support President Donald Trump

WH Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Refuses To…

The White House held a briefing.

Should Police Reform Start With Union Contracts?

Unions help police negotiate higher pay and better working conditions. But critics say they also shield members from accountability.

Snapchat Makes Big Move on Trump Account

Another social media giant has decided to take action against President Trump. Snap Inc. says it isn't going to ban Snapchat content from the president, or add warnings to certain bits of it, as Twitter has done—but it will stop promoting his account on the app. The company says...

Protesters fill streets of Georgia town

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of Decatur on Wednesday, chanting the name of George Floyd and demanding justice for those now charged in his death. (June 3)

Trump Administration Bans Chinese Passenger…

Senate likely to approve fix for small-business virus aid

Legislation to add new flexibility to a coronavirus relief program for small businesses could soon be on its way to President Donald Trump

Lil Nas X Says Blackout Tuesday Was the 'Worst…

Lil Nas X Says Blackout Tuesday Was the 'Worst Idea Ever' Celebrities, corporations, music labels and sports stars showed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by participating in Blackout Tuesday. Blackout Tuesday saw various celebrities post blank, black images on their social media channels, which Lil Nas X thinks was the "worst idea ever." The rapper insists now is the time to speak out as loudly as possible about racial discrimination. Lil Nas X has proposed another way to take a stance.

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Walmart Removes Firearms From Sales Floor

Feds Plan to Block Chinese Flights to US

The Trump administration says it is going to block all commercial flights to the US by Chinese airlines on June 16—or sooner, at the president's discretion. The Transportation Department says the move is a response to China's refusal to allow American carriers including Delta and United to resume flights...

Overnight lightning storm flashes above Toronto

Residents of Toronto, Ontario, were treated to an electrifying lightning storm that illuminated the night sky on June 2.