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House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

By Sarah N. Lynch and Marisa Taylor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected

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Young Minneapolis mayor in spotlight after police killing, protests

By Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) - Shaken and angry, Minneapolis' telegenic young mayor stood in front of television cameras over and over this week - first to decry the police killing of George Floyd,

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Trump ex-adviser Flynn asked Russia to avoid 'tit-for-tat,' new transcript shows

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn asked Russia's ambassador to help avoid an escalation in diplomatic sanctions during a call between

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Trump orders his administration to begin eliminating Hong Kong privileges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was directing his administration to begin the process of eliminating special treatment for Hong Kong, in response to China's plans

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U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children's privacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree

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Democrats want interviews with Trump admin officials over watchdog firing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers said on Friday they want to conduct closed-door interviews with officials from President Donald Trump's administration about the surprise firing of

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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.

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Trump says he's postponing G7, wants to invite other countries

President Trump on Saturday said he is postponing the G7 until at least September and that he hopes to invite additional countries to participate in the summit.

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Clashes break out near White House between police, protesters as unrest extends into weekend

Clashes broke out Saturday near the White House between police and those protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody -- as tensions flared for yet another night in confrontations and unrest across the country.

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Ohio Dem rep, other officials pepper-sprayed during protest in Columbus

Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and other local Ohio officials were sprayed with pepper spray Saturday in Columbus during protests that broke out in response to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody.

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Trump vows to stop 'mob violence' amid riots over George Floyd death

President Trump on Saturday vowed to stop “mob violence,” as he condemned riots that have broken out amid what originally were protests across the country in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custody earlier this week.

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Minneapolis mayor says 'white supremacists,' 'out of state instigators' behind protests, but arrests show different story

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said Saturday that state officials think "white supremacists" and "out-of-state instigators" could be behind the protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, but a report showed that "about 86 percent" of arrests so far are mostly of in-state residents.

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FBI says its top lawyer is leaving the bureau

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, who has spent nearly 40 years with the Justice Department but has been targeted for criticism over the last year by some conservative commentators and supporters of President Donald Trump for his role in the Russia investigation, is leaving the bureau.

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Launch provides Trump moment to relish during difficult week

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated on Saturday the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, marveling at the power of the rocket ship and the danger faced by its passengers as they soared into the stratosphere and provided a moment of triumph as the country raged and mourned.

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Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov.

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As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right. He worked with the city's booming business community and the City Council.

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Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

ATLANTA (AP) — When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace.

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Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

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'We've Gotta Change,' Biden Says

Joe Biden has assured George Floyd's family that he'll do everything he can to bring justice in the Minneapolis man's death. The former vice president made the disclosure in a five-minute video livestreamed Friday, in which he addressed Floyd's death and racism in the nation generally, USA Today reports. The...

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Klobuchar: I Should Have Handled Police Cases Differently

With Joe Biden considering her for his running mate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is being questioned about her record. That includes her tenure as a prosecutor in Minneapolis. In her seven years, Klobuchar handled cases not unlike the one tearing apart the city now. When presented with cases against police officers...

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Trump: 'Haters' Are Distorting My Tweet About Looters

President Trump's fight with Twitter has escalated further now that the site has restricted one of his tweets for "glorifying violence." Background and related coverage about the controversy: The tweet: Early Friday, Trump was tweeting about the violence in Minneapolis . "....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and...

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Obama Weighs In on George Floyd

President Obama has weighed in on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "This shouldn't be 'normal' in 2020 America," he wrote in a statement posted online . "It can't be 'normal.' If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals,...

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Trump Fires Back After Twitter Hides Tweet

President Trump fired back Friday morning after Twitter hid one of his tweets behind a warning for "glorifying violence." He accused Twitter of enforcing its rules unevenly to target conservatives and renewed his call to regulate social media companies more stiffly. "Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then,...

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Mayor Refuses to Resign Over George Floyd Remarks

A Mississippi mayor whose remarks about the death of George Floyd in police custody drew condemnation is resisting calls to resign, including from his own town's board of aldermen. "Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today?” Petal Mayor Hal Marx tweeted...

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