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U.S. judge no 'mere rubber stamp' in case of ex-Trump aide Flynn, lawyers say

By Sarah N. Lynch and Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. judge in the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former adviser Michael Flynn defended himself on Monday, saying it was

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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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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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Los Angeles to slash up to $150M from LAPD budget, reinvest into communities of color

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that he tasked the city to “identify $250 million in cuts” to invest more money into the black community, communities of color,  women and “people who have been left behind."

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Obama-era ex-intel official secures bail for NYC lawyer suspected of hurling Molotov cocktail in George Floyd unrest

A former high-level Obama administration intelligence official has guaranteed the $250,000 bail for the New York City lawyer who allegedly firebombed an unoccupied NYPD police cruiser early Saturday, calling the suspect her "best friend," Fox News has confirmed.

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DC Mayor Bowser vows to 'push back' on federal presence in wake of George Floyd unrest

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser made it clear Wednesday that the Metropolitan Police report to her, and that she does not believe additional National Guardsmen are needed in the nation’s capital to assist in maintaining order during the George Floyd protests.

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GOP convention site in limbo: Here’s where party could go

The search is on as the Republican National Committee (RNC) begins to scout out new locations to hold its August presidential convention.

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Trump fires back after Mattis condemns his 'mockery' of Constitution: 'Glad he is gone!'

James Mattis, who served as President Trump's first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in an interview with The Atlantic published on Wednesday -- urging Americans to "reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution."

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Obama 'heartened' to see police march alongside protesters, says 'vast majority' want to protect and serve

Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was "heartened" to see law enforcement marching alongside protesters and showing restraint, adding that a "vast majority" of them want to protect and serve.

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Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding presidential power that gives wide latitude to the White House, legal experts said Monday.

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DC Episcopal bishop: 'I am outraged' by Trump church visit

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for staging a visit to the historic St.

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Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress convened Monday with protests outside its door and across the nation, the Capitol already struck by the COVID-19 outbreak now confronting a deepening crisis over the treatment of black people in the United States.

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'Hate just hides': Biden vows to take on systematic racism

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden vowed to address institutional racism in his first 100 days in office as he sought to elevate his voice Monday in the exploding national debate over racism and police brutality.

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Judge: Justice Department reversal in Flynn case 'unusual'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday defended his decision not to quickly approve the Justice Department's request to dismiss its own criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying that the department's reversal was unusual and he wanted to consider the request carefully before ruling on it.

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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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James Mattis Takes the Gloves Off in Trump Statement

Silent, no longer. Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis ripped into President Trump on Wednesday in a statement brimming with anger, the Atlantic reports. Mattis had declined to criticize the president after resigning from the administration in 2018 over Trump's Syria policy, saying it was inappropriate for an ex-general to...

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Obama Addresses George Floyd Protests

Barack Obama is still calling for hope and change. In his first on-camera remarks about the killing of George Floyd and nationwide protests, the former president said that when despair strikes, "I see what is happening with young people all across this country"—and it makes him feel "as if...

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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...

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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...

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Esper Disagrees With Trump on Use of Insurrection Act

Breaking with President Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday he opposes using military forces for law enforcement in containing current street protests. Esper said the Insurrection Act, which would allow Trump to use active-duty military for law enforcement in containing street protests, should be invoked in the United States...

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Trump: I Was Only Inspecting That Bunker

President Trump is disputing reports that he was rushed to an underground bunker as protests raged outside the White House Friday. The president told Brian Kilmeade on Fox New Radio that he only visited the bunker for a brief "inspection" during the day. "I went down during the day and...

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