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The George Floyd killing has pushed black journalists to their emotional limits: 'I walked six miles today trying to beat back the sorrow and depression.' LA Times
VOA VIEW: Completely exaggerated.
Hong Kongers are preparing for a new reality as China moves to impose new national security powers over Hong Kong that are seen by many as a "death knell" for the former British colony's freedoms. LA Times
VOA VIEW: HK is lost, for now.
The Big Apple is boarding up — just as it was preparing to reopen. After three days of violence and looting in cities across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in police custody, many Big Apple retailers — including Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdales and Uniqlo — have boarded up their... New York Post
VOA VIEW: As they should.
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High-end stores along Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan battened down the hatches Monday as though a hurricane were on the way, boarding up windows in advance of another expected night of protests and looting. Cartier, Versace and Saks Fifth Avenue were among the retailers covering up along the famed shopping stretch, one day after what... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Another night of madness should be stopped by any legal means necessary.
“I’ve really never seen anything like this”: Reporters and news photographers describe being roughed up, arrested and shot with projectiles while covering demonstrations across the country. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over the death of a black man in police custody that have engulfed the nation's major cities, as local officials extended curfews that have so far failed to stop looting and vandalism. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Do they stay weak?
The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China's push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks released on Monday. Rueters
Any responsible government has to take measures against violence, the Chinese ambassador to London said on Monday, when asked about Beijing's response to protests in Hong Kong against it imposing national security laws on the city. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China is guilty.
The White House on Monday said additional federal assets will soon be deployed to respond to protests across the country over the death of a black man, George Floyd, while in police custody. Rueters
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Protesters of George Floyd's death have targeted Confederate monuments and other symbols of racism across several states. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Sick people pretending to be just.
The Justice Department said Monday that a federal judge doesn't have the authority to deny its request to dismiss the case against Michael Flynn because the Executive Branch makes the prosecutorial decisions. "Simply, put the district court has no authority to reject the Executive's conclusion that those reasons justify a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It should end soon.
National Guard troops were moved onto the White House grounds on Monday evening. Several trucks filled with soldiers drove down Pennsylvania Avenue early Monday evening and arrived near Lafayette Park in front of scores of chanting demonstrators. The D.C. National Guard troops were shown on CNN taking up positions on ... Washington Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — Facebook employees are using Twitter and Facebook's internal communications tools to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot. Twitter flagged and demoted Trump's tweet about the protests when he used ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook employees a liberal fools.
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Kentucky's governor has called for the release of police video from a deadly shooting in Louisville ABC
VOA VIEW: Rioters should be dealt with harshly.
American factories contracted for the third straight month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic ABC
High blood pressure, a common disease affecting about 45% of Americans, is sometimes called the 'silent killer' because it can lead to early death even without symptoms. ABC
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Only four migrants have been allowed to request refuge in the U.S. under a public health order, according to data obtained by CBS News. CBS
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
The days since Floyd died during an arrest in Minneapolis have seen protests nationwide, many marked by clashes with police. CBS
President Trump addressed the ongoing protests that have cropped up across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd. Mr. Trump suggested Saturday on Twitter that the protesters were "professionally managed." Nikole Killion reports. CBS
One participant on the call described it as "unhinged." CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
A family attorney has disputed preliminary findings from a county medical examiner that found no evidence of strangulation CBS
VOA VIEW: And the truth is ...
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"Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change," Jordan said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Very little will change after this unrest ends.
The former president wrote that the protests "represent a genuine and legitimate frustration," and hailed those who are marching peacefully. CBS
VOA VIEW: Little will change.
Says the younger generation has to "cross the finish line" in demanding action to address ingrained racist attitudes: "They have to step up and organize and vote." CBS
VOA VIEW: The biggest racists are those who are anti whites.
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Attorney General William Barr is deploying riot teams to Miami and Washington, D.C. CBS
Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized President Donald Trump for his comments on the George Floyd protests. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More liberal BS.
A global pandemic, racial strife, political upheaval — and a rising stock market amid the chaos. While it sounds a lot like 2020 it also has echoes all the way from 1968. CNBC
The family for George Floyd and their lawyer called for a first-degree murder charge to be filed against ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin after a new independent autopsy found that Floyd died as the result of asphyxiation from sustained pressure on his neck. CNBC
The company's CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can't move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook should not be the arbitrator of what is violence.
Will Republicans get behind the idea of a second round of stimulus checks? They might, due to pressure from the president and the fact that more Americans are careening toward financial disaster. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The big companies would be biggest beneficiaries.
Facebook employees on Monday staged a "virtual walkout" in protest of the company's policies regarding recent posts by President Donald Trump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It shows are many liberals work at Facebook.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that appointments to Puerto Rico's financial oversight board were constitutional. CNBC
"Now is the time to go big" to keep America from dividing into two separate and unequal societies, Robert Johnson said in a CNBC interview. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Blacks seek a free ride over and over - endless.
During a Trump campaign rally in Minnesota in October, Lt. Bob Kroll, president of the Minneapolis Police Union, attacked the Obama administration for "the handcuffing and oppression of the police" and praised President Trump for "letting the cops do their jobs." CNN
Dozens of residents in South Philadelphia banded together in a show of solidarity to protect their local Target from looters on Sunday night. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Great action by smart people.
The official start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season arrived on Monday with forecasters already looking at what could be the third possible named storm of the season in the western Gulf of Mexico. FOX News
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday moved to further reopen the Midwest state's economy, largely rescinding a stay-at-home order in place since March and allowing retailers and restaurants to open back up over the next week. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A turn around in attitude.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged state governors to crack down on protests over racial inequality that have engulfed the nation's cities, as officials extended curfews to prevent a seventh night of looting and vandalism. Reuters
Public health experts and government officials, including New York's governor, are warning that large street protests over racial inequities and excessive police force could worsen the spread of the novel coronavirus. Reuters
VOA VIEW: They may be right for once.
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 President Donald Trump - even if he wins the legal battle. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dreamers should not prevail.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres urges Americans protesting racial inequities and excessive police force to do so peacefully and calls on U.S. leaders and authorities to listen to them and show restraint, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: No need for outside fools and agitators to tell the US what to do.
Facebook Inc and Snapchat developer Snap Inc became the latest U.S. companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across major cities over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody in Minneapolis last week. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Leftwing fools.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden told African-American leaders Monday he would fight institutional racism and re-establish a Justice Department police oversight body if elected president. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
U.S. stocks rose Monday to begin the month of June after two consecutive weeks of solid growth. UPI
Federal and state officials are issuing updated emergency management plans as the Atlantic hurricane season officially begins Monday amid a substantially different environment the close of the 2019 season saw last fall. UPI
Several major retailers are closing stores and limiting hours in locations affected by looting and vandalism during nationwide protests related to the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minnesota. UPI