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Protests elevate Bottoms and Demings as possible Biden running mates

By Michael Martina (Reuters) - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and U.S. Representative Val Demings of Florida have risen in prominence amid protests against police brutality as Joe Biden weighs

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U.S. Senate leader hopes for quick passage of House coronavirus small business bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he hoped the Senate would soon pass legislation already passed by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives

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Trump faces election risks in looming Supreme Court ruling on 'Dreamers'

By Ted Hesson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision expected in the coming weeks on the fate of the young immigrants known as "Dreamers" could cause an election-year headache for

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Trump's push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's effort to regulate social media companies' content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously said

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Former Chinese official extradited to U.S. on money laundering, fraud charges: DOJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former Chinese official and fugitive has been extradited from Sweden to Los Angeles to face charges of money laundering and immigration fraud, the U.S.

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Exclusive: Philadelphia's new voting machines under scrutiny in Tuesday's elections

By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Pennsylvania holds primary elections on Tuesday, some election security advocates will be watching closely to see if more than 2,000 new voting machines

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Trump vows to mobilize federal resources in address to nation, makes surprise trip to church that caught fire

President Trump said during a statement in the Rose Garden on Monday that he is “taking immediate action” and “mobilizing all available federal resources” to stop riots and looting across the country, threatening to deploy the military if states don’t send in the National Guard to protests.

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Biden says police should be trained to ‘shoot 'em in the leg instead of the heart’

Joe Biden said Monday that police should be trained to “shoot ‘em in the leg instead of the heart,” amid five straight days of protest following the death of George Floyd.

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Virginia Dems blame 'volunteer' for tweet praising rioters after night of mayhem across America

The Fairfax, Virginia Democratic Party is claiming that a "volunteer" was responsible for posting a message to the party's official Twitter account on Sunday praising riots as an "integral part of this country's march towards progress."

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Biden meets with community leaders in Delaware, faces criticism for his support of '94 crime bill

Joe Biden met with African American community leaders in Wilmington, Delaware, where he faced criticism for his support of the 1994 crime bill and a call to pick a black female vice president. 

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Trump campaign staffers donate to help Minneapolis firefighter rebuild bar destroyed by rioters

Minneapolis firefighter Korboi “KB” Balla dreams to open a sports bar were almost extinguished. But thanks to a GoFundMe page that ignited with contributions – and assist by members of President Trump’s re-election campaign, Balla’s dreams may still come true.

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Judge's lawyers hint at 'reason to question' DOJ's motives in new Michael Flynn case filing; DOJ fires back

Washington, D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan's lawyers issued an exceedingly rare response on his behalf to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, explaining that the judge hadn't dismissed the case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn -- as requested by both federal prosecutors and Flynn's lawyers -- in part because "unusual developments" provided a "reason to question" the Justice Department's motives.

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Egypt's former PM faces torture allegations in Washington DC

CAIRO (AP) — After his arrest in 2013 for documenting the deadliest crackdown on protesters in Egypt’s modern history, Mohammed Soltan landed in a notorious prison where he says he was brutally tortured for 21 months.

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Nearly 26,000 COVID deaths in nursing homes spur inspections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 26,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19, the government reported Monday, as federal officials demanded states carry out more inspections and vowed higher fines for facilities with poor infection control.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump claim of saving space program off base

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making claims on space that are off course from reality. Over the weekend, he took full credit for the government's role in the launch of SpaceX, the first-ever private spacecraft to attain orbit with astronauts on board.

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A look at the antifa movement Trump is blaming for violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blamed antifa activists for violence at protests over police killings of black people, but antifa isn’t an organization and targeting it isn’t simple.

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With Pompeo out, GOP looks to Rep. Marshall in Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The passing of Monday's deadline to file to run for Kansas' open Senate seat confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won't be a candidate, and a major anti-abortion group threw its support behind Rep.

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Supreme Court upholds Puerto Rico financial oversight board

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the oversight board established by Congress to help Puerto Rico out of a devastating financial crisis that has been exacerbated by the coronavirus outbreak, recent earthquakes and damage from Hurricane Maria in 2017.

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New Poll Suggests Trouble for Trump

The last time that an ABC News/ Washington Post poll surveyed Americans, Joe Biden held a slim 2-point lead. That was two months ago. In a new poll released Sunday, Biden widened his lead to 10 points, 53% to 43% among voters registered nationally, reports the Post . The big wild...

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Next Role for CNN's Jeff Zucker: NYC Mayor?

CNN President Jeff Zucker is a busy man these days, given the George Floyd riots and the pandemic. But in an interview with media writer Ben Smith in the New York Times , Zucker suggests he's considering a big career switch. At the end of the article, Smith writes that he...

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After Weekend of Protest Arrests, a Trump Accusation on Biden

After a tumultuous weekend of protests across America over the death of George Floyd , police departments nationwide reported multiple arrests . On Monday morning, President Trump made an allegation against his presumptive challenger in November on those people behind bars. "Biden's people are so Radical Left that they are working to...

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One Arrested NYC Protester Has an Unusual Address

The NYPD arrested nearly 350 people in the George Floyd protests Saturday night, and one of them provided an address of 181 East End Ave., reports ABC7 . The reason that's unusual? It just happens to be Gracie Mansion, the mayor's residence. As it turns out, the 25-year-old daughter of Mayor...

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Officials: Extremist Groups Are Infiltrating Protests

As officials warned that extremist groups may have infiltrated the protests over George Floyd's death , President Trump on Sunday asserted that the US would declare antifa a terrorist group. "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization," he tweeted , after days of tweets about " LAW...

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GOP Women Make History

More Republican women than ever are seeking House seats this year thanks to a reenergized recruitment effort after their limited ranks in Congress diminished even further in the 2018 election. But any gains in November could be modest, the AP reports. Many of these roughly 200 candidates are running in...

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