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Iowa Rep. Steve King Ousted In GOP Primary, AP Projects
After years of incendiary comments on race, King was largely abandoned by GOP leaders. He was defeated in Tuesday's primary by state Sen. Randy Feenstra, according to the Associated Press.
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Canada's Trudeau At A Loss For Words On Trump's Handling Of Unrest In U.S.
When a reporter asked the Canadian prime minister what he thought of President Trump's actions to quell protests across the U.S., Trudeau fell silent for 21 seconds before answering.
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Trump Wants Show Of Force To Cure National Crisis
Even in calmer times, Trump has spoken of having military parades in Washington, such as on his Inauguration Day or the Fourth of July, in the style of those held by the French on the Champs d'Elysee.
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Governors Push Back On Trump's Threat To Deploy Federal Troops To Quell Unrest
In a Rose Garden address and on a conference call with governors on Monday, the president threatened to send troops to states that didn't crack down sufficiently on demonstrations.
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Don't Send U.S. Military To Protests, Hill Democrats Warn Trump
Calling out active-duty troops to quell widespread unrest over the death of George Floyd is an option congressional Democrats are warning would only make matters worse.
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Tracking The Pandemic: How Quickly Is The Coronavirus Spreading State By State?
View our map and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing the fastest and which are leveling off.
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Russian-American Masha Gessen Sees Putin In Trump, Trouble In Future
The New Yorker journalist says Putin and Trump were elected president without really wanting the job. They ran "not for president but for autocrat," and did not expect to settle for anything less.
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D.C. Protesters Hail The Hero Of Swann St., Who Sheltered Them From Arrest
"They unleashed sheer hell on peaceful protesters right outside my stoop," says Washington, D.C., resident Rahul Dubey.
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'He Did Not Pray': Fallout Grows From Trump's Photo-Op At St. John's Church
"He did not pray. He did not offer a word of balm or condolence to those who are grieving," says the bishop who oversees the church. Washington's mayor was more direct: "Shameful!"
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Louisville Police Releases Video It Says Shows David McAtee Firing At Officers
Police released security footage a day after McAtee, a business owner, was shot and killed by law enforcement. There is no sound, but police say it appears, based on the video, that he fires first.
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'He Thinks Division Helps Him': Biden Condemns Trump's Protest Response
Speaking in Philadelphia, the presumptive Democratic nominee says President Trump's actions show he "is more interested in power than in principle."
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Indian Teen Bikes 700 Miles With Injured Dad, Is Hailed As Hero — And Sparks Debate
Her father worked in the city and got injured. His daughter came to care for him and took him home via bike. Ivanka Trump is among her admirers. But some ask: Why this was her only option?
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Minnesota Files Discrimination Complaint Against Minneapolis Police Department
"This is not a friendly action, but this is the necessary action," Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan told NPR. The Department of Human Rights will lead an investigation "to make deep, systematic change."
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Music Companies Promise A Tuesday 'Blackout' For Black Lives
Record labels and other organizations will participate in a daylong moratorium on "business as usual," though some argue the actions don't do enough to address the industry's history of exploitation.
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Protests Continue Despite Curfews Across The Country
Demonstrators came out, despite orders that many cities hoped would calm nighttime streets.
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'Barely Holding It Together': Stresses Of An Early Child Care Center That Stayed Open
A center in Spokane, Wash., has been operating at one-third capacity under pandemic guidelines. Co-owner Luc Jasmin III says it has been tough to turn away parents, many of whom are essential workers.
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Senate Republicans Launch Committee Investigations Involving Joe Biden
Two Senate committees will spend the summer investigating allegations against the Biden family and the Obama administration's role in the FBI's 2016 Russia investigation.
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Understand Protests As 'Acts Of Rebellion' Instead Of Riots, Marc Lamont Hill Says
Political commentator Marc Lamont Hill says the term "rebellion" — not "riot" — speaks to the political and organized dimension of this moment.
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Confederate Monument Removed After Birmingham Mayor's Vow To 'Finish The Job'
In Birmingham, Ala., protesters had felled one monument and were targeting another when Randall Woodfin stepped in, saying he'd ensure it came down. Still, its permanent removal is in question.
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Tuesday's Primaries: Races To Watch And Live Results
Iowa Rep. Steve King faces a strong GOP primary challenger, after years of incendiary comments put him on the outs with his party. Eight states and the District of Columbia vote on Tuesday.
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'First Super Tuesday' Of The COVID-19 Era: Voting Amid Protests, Pandemic
Despite the health risks and political unrest, Tuesday is still an election day in eight states and Washington, D.C. In some cities, curfews conflicted with polling hours.
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Sports Figures Add Their Voices To Those Of Angry Protesters
In the days since George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minnesota, sports figures have started speaking out, too. Some even joined the demonstrations that have swept the nation.
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Indonesia Cancels Hajj Pilgrimage, Citing Risks Of Travel During Pandemic
"Our religion teaches us that saving lives is an obligation. That is the consideration in this policy," Minister of Religious Affairs Fachrul Razi says.
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How To Get Sleep In Uneasy Times
Many people are struggling with insomnia like never before. Specialists explain why these times put an extra strain on our ability to get needed rest — and what to do about it.
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6 Atlanta Officers Charged After Release Of 'Disturbing' Arrest Video
District Attorney Paul Howard announces assault and battery charges Tuesday after the release of a video showing officers using stun guns on two black young adults and yanking them from their car.
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Minneapolis Ranks Near The Bottom For Racial Equality
Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money's newsletter. You can sign up here. Last week, we shared findings showing how the COVID-19 crisis is making racial inequality worse. Since we published that newsletter, protests erupted in Minneapolis
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Catholic Archbishop Criticizes Trump's Visit To St. John Paul II Shrine
"I find it baffling and reprehensible that any Catholic facility would allow itself to be so egregiously misused and manipulated," says Washington Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory.
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Despite Curfews And Heavy Police Presence, Protests Persist Across The Country
Protesters outraged over police brutality and systemic racism have spilled into the streets across the country, from Minneapolis to New York and in smaller cities such as Omaha, Neb.
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Pelosi Asks Black Caucus To Come Up With Police Reforms Following Protests
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are pushing a wide range of proposals such as banning chokeholds as a response to the protests across the country following the death of George Floyd.
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What We're Reading About The Past Week Of Protests
Here are some of the most illuminating stories that we've read this week about the uprisings across the nation, and what brought the country to this moment.
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