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Biden says 'much more work to be done' on economy after surprising jobs report

By James Oliphant DOVER, Del. (Reuters) - Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden on Friday criticized Republican President Donald Trump for prematurely celebrating a better-than-expected jobs

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Trump touts job gains as 'greatest comeback in American history'

By Alexandra Alper and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated a stunning U.S. employment report that showed more than 2.5 million jobs were added last month

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U.S. appeals court blocks White House from suspending reporter's press pass

By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) - The White House unlawfully suspended the press credentials of a reporter who got in an argument with a supporter of President Donald Trump at a public event, a U.S.

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Floyd death sparks Democratic, Republican calls in U.S. Congress for action on policing

By Richard Cowan and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody and the protests that followed have stirred both Democrats and Republicans in the

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Chinese and Iranian hackers targeted Biden and Trump campaigns, Google says

By Christopher Bing WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the U.S. presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official

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A triple whammy of crises tests Trump's support ahead of November's election

By James Oliphant and Chris Kahn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Battered by crisis after crisis, President Donald Trump appears to be in political peril as never before.

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Facebook pulls ad from gun-toting Georgia candidate taking on Antifa: 'Big Tech censorship of conservatives must end'

A Georgia GOP congressional candidate is claiming Facebook "censorship" after the social media giant took down her campaign video where she holds an AR-15 gun and warns Antifa to "stay the hell out of Northwest Georgia."

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AOC supports Defund the Police demands in wake of George Floyd's death

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw her weight behind a movement to defund police departments that's become a rallying cry from some protesters in the wake of George Floyd's death.

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Thousands of protesters gather in DC for largest George Floyd demonstration yet

Washington D.C. is readying for its largest day of protests yet as Black Lives Matter demonstrators aim for one million people to march on the capital to protest after the death of George Floyd. 

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Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

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.

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Anti-Trump GOP group targets president over coronavirus

A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is going up with a new ad on Saturday that spotlights the president's comments in March that he didn’t “take responsibility at all” for a widespread lack of coronavirus testing Americans faced at a time when the pandemic was spreading across the nation.

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De Blasio can no longer 'hide behind' his black wife, children, NYC official says

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams just made his criticism of Bill de Blasio’s handling of Big Apple protests personal — accusing the mayor of using his biracial family as a political shield.

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Anatomy of a political comeback: How Biden earned nomination

BALTIMORE (AP) — It seemed easy to write off Joe Biden. The former vice president came across as easily blindsided at debates. The crowds at his presidential campaign speeches were far from stadium size.

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Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worse

Jobs with state and city governments are usually a source of stability in the U.S. economy, but the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has forced cuts that will reduce public services — from schools to trash pickup.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's alternate reality in time of anguish

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Vicious dogs.” “Ominous weapons.” Injured police. Gagging protesters. Shattered storefronts. Armed personnel at centers of power and landmarks.

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No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — At the end of one of his most turbulent weeks in office, President Donald Trump was eager on Friday to boast of a better than expected jobs report to argue the country is poised for a booming recovery.

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By the numbers: Trump reads economic boom into jobs data

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has always been a big numbers guy. He’s proved adept at taking even the grimmest numbers and giving himself a pat on the back or relying on a creative use of data to make himself look good.

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Barr says he didn’t give tactical order to clear protesters

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

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Facebook Resignations Add Pressure on Trump Posts

Mark Zuckerberg's defense of allowing President Trump's post about shooting looters, and the CEO's refusal to budge during an employee town hall Monday, have only increased the anger inside Facebook. There have been a handful of resignations this week, with one departing employee, Recode reports, posting on an internal site,...

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Biden Rips Trump for Calling It a 'Great Day' for George Floyd

Invoking the name of a black man killed by white police officers, who's become a symbol of police brutality and racial injustice, in celebrating an economic report didn't go over well with Joe Biden. President Trump had cited George Floyd earlier in the day Friday at the White House, saying...

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Black Lives Matter Doesn't Like DC Mayor's Big Move

About 4am Friday, artists and work crews started to paint a message on two blocks of 16th Street NW, a stretch that runs up to Lafayette Square and the White House. Just after 11, a worker put up a new street sign, and the cheering began, as Andra Day's "Rise...

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Biden: Some Americans Are 'Just Not Very Good People'

Joe Biden says he wants to bring Americans together—or up to 90% of them, anyway. In a remark that the New York Times likens to Mitt Romney's assertion in 2012 that 47% of Americans are "dependent on government" and Hillary Clinton's 2016 comment about putting half of Trump voters...

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DC Mayor Says White House Is Being 'Walled Off'

The White House is being "walled off," according to Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser. Extra fencing was erected around the White House complex Thursday, adding to an 8-foot barrier that went up around the entrance to Lafayette Park earlier in the week and prompting jokes that President Trump is finally...

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'Stunning Reversal' From NYT on Op-Ed That Sparked Outrage

The New York Times is officially reversing course. After Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican, published an op-ed in the paper Wednesday that was met with outrage , the NYT on Thursday said Cotton's column—which advocated for the federal government using the military to suppress protests over the deaths of black...

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