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Sharpton announced a march on Washington on August 28, the anniversary of the March on Washington where MLK made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. USA Today
VOA VIEW: A trouble maker fool will leady an MLK replica.
Politicians and celebrities who never met George Floyd — and family members who knew him best — gathered Thursday at a memorial service in Minneapolis that was less about his life than his death, which was retold as a parable for the history of black Americans. "George Floyd's story has ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A foolish show.
Former President Barack Obama urged young Americans on Tuesday to seek reforms following the death of George Floyd and the recent killings of other black Americans. All four living former presidents have now called for reform in the wake of Floyd's death. Ed O'Keefe reports. CBS
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Increasing repression from Beijing has united two generations in Hong Kong, those whose lives pivoted in 1989 and those who weren't even born then. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Beijing will lose the struggle.
Sen. Tom Cotton used his New York Times op-ed to call for using the Insurrection Act to "send in the troops" against nationwide civil unrest, prompting backlash from across the newsroom. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals are at a loss.
Paycheck Protection Program recipients say the Treasury Department shouldn't be able to change the rules after loans were made. LA Times
VOA VIEW: You can't change the rules after the game is started.
A Manhattan judge has denied the release of protesters, whose arraignments are overdue, as the city is experiencing “a crisis within a crisis” during protests and the coronavirus pandemic. The Legal Aid Society filed a petition Tuesday seeking the release of all defendants who had been arrested and were awaiting arraignment longer than 24 hours,... New York Post
This was bound to happen. When schools began opening up their campuses for voluntary football workouts, positive tests of the novel coronavirus were sure to follow. Early on, Alabama has been hit the hardest, with at least five players testing positive, 247Sports.com reported. The names of those players were not known, and it is uncertain... New York Post
At his first appearance before protesters, the mayor was soundly booed as he took the stage. New York Times
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Even as his team adds people of color, allies worry that a lack of diverse viewpoints at the top could come with a steep cost: the possibility of taking for granted his strength with black voters. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is a fake.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped below 2 million last week for the first time since mid-March, but remains astonishingly high as companies adjust to an environment that has been significantly changed by COVID-19. Rueters
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday warned American investors against 'fraudulent' accounting practices of China-based companies and said the Nasdaq's recent decision to tighten listing rules for such players should be a model for all other exchanges around the world. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Word to the wise.
Thursday's memorial for George Floyd is the first of several to honor the man whose death has sparked protests across the US over racial inequalities. USA Today
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An anti-lynching bill that Sen. Rand Paul has held up in the Senate for several months led to a heated and passionate battle on the Senate floor Thursday.
VOA VIEW: The bill should not pass - it's already against the law.
A conservative writer from Portland, Oregon, filed a lawsuit Thursday against purported elements of the nebulous, far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa, days after President Donald Trump blamed those groups for inciting violence at protests over police killings of black people. Washington Times
A majority of officers strongly disagree with core arguments of the protests. ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal Dems and blacks are pushing the Floyd death too far.
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Attorney General Barr an other department leaders addressed how the administration is coordinating its response to unrest across the country in remarks on Thursday. ABC
Democrats' new proposal seeks to encouraging police departments and agencies to adopt new training standards ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems are shamefully using the tragedy.
Pelosi questioned the deployment of unidentified federal law enforcement officers in the nation's capital. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has defended their taken a hands-off approach, Twitter's recent decision to attach warnings and fact-checks to presidential tweets has earned the platform a powerful enemy. New York Times technology reporter Mike Isaac joins CBSN to discuss his most recent article. CBS
VOA VIEW: Smart move by Zuckerberg.
Federal officers were spotted in downtown Washington, D.C., during protests this week but did not bear insignia or markings indicating the agency they worked for. CBS
VOA VIEW: Who cares about the so-called demands?
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Paul said he wanted more discussion "make the language the best that we can get it" CBS
The Department of Labor says unemployment claims hit 1.9 million last week, but that's down 249,000 since the prior week. IRC Wealth CEO David Ragland joins CBSN to discuss the significance of those numbers, and why the stock market continues to stay afloat. CBS
"My dream was taken from me," said one black business owner after looters ransacked her clothing boutique. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad that people suffer for the acts of looters and fools.
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CDC Director Robert Redfield said Thursday that he's "very concerned" the agency's public health message on the coronavirus isn't "resonating" with the public as the number of cases continues to rise across the U.S. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Only fools don't heed warnings.
Three now-former Minneapolis police officers were arraigned on charges of aiding and abetting a fourth cop in the alleged murder of George Floyd. CNBC
Many of the polls surveyed respondents after the death of George Floyd, which set off a nationwide protest movement against police brutality and systemic racism. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Only Dems, liberals and fools believe the poll.
Facebook announced that it will no longer allow state-controlled media outlets to run ads on its social networks, effective this summer. CNBC
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling on President Donald Trump to give over a list of agencies involved with policing protests in Washington. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is a big mouth idiot.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper warns of the "worrisome" characteristics of instability he is seeing in the US following President Donald Trump's threat to deploy military force to states. CNN
VOA VIEW: Clapper is a traitor.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is facing backlash after saying he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country" during an interview with Yahoo Finance. CNN
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., walked back criticisms of NYPD police officers for using force to restrain looters and rioters in recent days, instead of saying the violence against officers is "intolerable." FOX News
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is an idiot.
The mayor of Birmingham was slapped with a lawsuit from the state of Alabama Tuesday after starting the process of removing a Confederate monument already vandalized by crowds demanding justice for George Floyd over the weekend. FOX News
President Trump's surprise walk to St. John's Church Monday night was condemned by Democratic leaders and clergy in Washington, but praised by his most prominent evangelical supporter. FOX News
The Texas Department of Public Safety says it’s looking into links between Antifa and looting that has erupted at protests sparked by the death of George Floyd following an incident that authorities believe was organized by the extremist group. FOX News
VOA VIEW: They should be put in jail.
Hundreds of mourners in Minneapolis on Thursday remembered George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody set off a wave of nationwide protests that reached the doors of the White House and ignited a debate about race and justice. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Many will not speak their true feeling about the show.
Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday said he would seek to block two of Donald Trump's nominees in response to the president's firing of two inspectors general, citing the need for "checks and balances." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Foolish, is true.
State-backed hackers from China have targeted staffers working on the U.S. presidential campaign of Democrat Joe Biden, a senior Google security official said on Thursday. The same official said Iranian hackers had recently targeted email accounts belonging to Republican President Donald Trump's campaign staff. Reuters
VOA VIEW: They should be caught and punished.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday that foreign interests and "extremist agitators" affiliated with groups like Antifa have sought to widen divisions in U.S. society following the death of a black man at the hands of a white police officer. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It's time to take a hard stand.
Attorney General William Barr on Thursday said President Donald Trump asked him to lead the federal response to protests in the nation's capital. UPI
Hong Kong's Legislative Council passed a law Thursday that criminalizes insulting the Chinese national anthem, "March of the Volunteers," with a fine of up to $6,450 or a three-year jail term. UPI
Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named tropical system of the Atlantic hurricane season, is forecast to continue lashing Mexico and may approach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend. UPI
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Northam is a coward idiot. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration seeks input on a new location, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak before the governor’s announcement. The move comes amid turmoil across the nation and around the world over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving.
The Lee statue is one of five Confederate monuments along Monument Avenue in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy. It has been the target of vandalism during protests in recent days over Floyd’s death. The base was covered this week with graffiti, including messages that say “end police brutality” and “stop white supremacy.” It was not immediately clear when the statue would be removed.