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Georgia, Texas join several other states in mobilizing National Guard amid unrest over George Floyd death

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday night joined several other states in mobilizing the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out across the country in response to George Floyd’s death in Minn...

St. Paul mayor walks back claim that all arrested in riot were from out of state: ‘I take full responsibility’

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Saturday walked back a prior claim that all those arrested in city riots a day earlier were from out of state, reportedly saying he was given inaccurate police data.“I take full responsibility for that,” he said, accordi...

De Blasio promises ‘independent review’ after anti-cop riots in New York City

New York CIty Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised an “independent review” after anti-cop riots in Brooklyn saw hundreds arrested and an NYPD van set on fire -- part of protests and riots across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd.“We ne...

Trump warns White House protesters would have been met by ‘vicious dogs’, ‘ominous weapons’ if they breached fence

President Trump on Saturday praised the Secret Service for its protection of the White House during protests in Washington D.C. on Friday night, calling them “very cool & very professional” -- and warned that any protesters who breached the fence&n...

Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Friday, urging them to open a criminal investigation into Twitter for violating sanctions on Iran.Twitter’s platform enables Ayatollah Ali Khamene...

Chicago mayor tells Trump ‘F-U’ after tweet about Minneapolis looting

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted President Trump and invoked an expletive Friday in response to his tweet after three days of protests in Minneapolis, Minn., when he called the protesters "THUGS" and tweeted that "when the looting starts,...

Minnesota AG says don’t treat National Guard ‘the way you might react to’ police

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison cautioned residents on Friday not to treat the National Guard the way they might treat the Minneapolis Police department, with whom they "associate unfair conduct."Ellison was speaking at a press confe...

How Bernie changed Texas

Stories of struggleBelieving in Bernie Sanders in Texas was once — and still can sometimes feel like — a lonely pursuit. Republicans called him radical — too extreme. Democrats argued that h...

Rep. Demings calls actions by police officers in Floyd’s death ‘stupid, heartless and reckless’

Democratic Rep. Val Demings of Florida – who served nearly three decades in law enforcement and who’s under consideration as the running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden -- is taking aim at the police officers in Minn...

GOP lawmakers push bill to stop states giving stimulus payments to illegal immigrants

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would stop money being sent to states issuing coronavirus-related stimulus checks or other cash payments to illegal immigrants -- even as efforts to do just that are being pr...
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India, Australia obligated to keep Indo-Pacific free and open: Australian envoy

Ahead of the first virtual summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on June 4, the Australian high commissioner Barry O’Farrell on Monday said the two countries have an obligation to keep Indo-Pac...
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White House press secretary pushes back on calls for Trump to address nation amid riots, protests

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday pushed back on calls for President Trump to address the nation amid the riots and protests that broke out across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custo...

New York Mayor de Blasio calls for investigations into police misconduct during Floyd protests while defending ‘vast majority’ of NYPD

Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses media after he and First Lady Chirlane McCray donated blood during COVID-19 pandemic at New York Blood Center on 67th street.Lev Radin | Pacific Press | Getty ImagesNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said reports of polic...

Supreme Court upholds Obama appointment of oversight board dealing with Puerto Rico’s financial crisis

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the authority of a special government board with oversight to deal with Puerto Rico’s debt restructuring, which came after a devastating financial crisis.The court unanimously ruled that the board members were not fed...

‘I am not a threat’: Black people react on social media

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Many take to Twitter to express sentiments of self-worth as the country faces mass protests over fatal police brutality against the minority group.