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Tropical Storm Cristobal forecast to re-strengthen before path reaches US

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Watch live: Cuomo gives update on pandemic and protests

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving an update Thursday on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and protests over George Floyd's death. He is speaking after New York City woke up from its third night under curfew, which saw dozens of arrests and clashes between police and protesters.

The 8 p.m. curfew is aimed at containing violence and looting in the aftermath of Floyd's death.

Cuomo said Wednesday that New York was on its 95th day of the coronavirus pandemic and 10th day of civil unrest after Floyd's death in police custody in...
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Strong earthquake shakes eastern Indonesia; no casualties

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A powerful undersea earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia, causing panic but no immediate reports of casualties or damage
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Police: Teen hurt in gunfire at rapper YFN Lucci video shoot

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Police in Atlanta say a 15-year-old boy was injured after gunfire rang out during the filming a music video in Atlanta
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Americans' views shift on racial discrimination - CBS News poll

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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As thousands protest, their message is getting across. Comparing views at this moment to decades of CBS News polling, today we see more people — both white and black — saying racial discrimination affects both treatment by police and chances of getting ahead. And a declining number see progress in getting rid of it.

Where Americans had once shown increasing optimism about ending discrimination against blacks, those sentiments have turned downward lately, back toward levels we saw in the 1990s.

Over the years, this poll has asked Americans if...
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A triple whammy of crises tests Trump's support ahead of November's election

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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lysisWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Battered by crisis after crisis, President Donald Trump appears to be in political peril as never before.

Since taking office in 2017, Trump has weathered storm after storm, always emerging with a fighting chance at being re-elected. After he survived an impeachment trial that saw him acquitted by the Republican-led Senate on Feb. 5, things looked up.

Now Trump’s Teflon shield is being put to an acid test as he faces a triple whammy - the biggest public health crisis in a century, the worst economic downturn in...
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Fundraisers say donations to Biden surge as George Floyd protests sweep country

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his allies have seen donations swell in recent days, several top fundraisers said, as protests against the police killing of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis roil U.S. cities.

President Donald Trump’s response to the demonstrations over George Floyd’s death - including on Monday when police drove peaceful protesters out of a park in Washington so Trump could pose for photos in front of a church - pushed new donors and even some Republicans to open their checkbooks, the fundraisers said...
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Hong Kong outlaws insulting China's national anthem

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Senate Dems push for end to 'qualified immunity' after George Floyd death

  • News source: Tyler Olson
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A group of Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced a resolution pushing for an end to "qualified immunity," a legal doctrine created by the Supreme Court with the aim of shielding government employees from frivolous lawsuits, but has been decried in recent years as allowing bad actors to escape accountability for violating peoples' rights.

The Democrats' resolution was in reaction to the death of George Floyd while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department, an event that has reignited fury against the doctrine on both sides of the aisle...
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Senators to announce sanctions bill on Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators will announce a bill this week expanding sanctions on Russia’s Gazprom-led Nord Stream 2 project, Senate aides said, targeting a pipeline Washington says will make Europe too reliant on Russian gas.

The Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act follows legislation signed by President Donald Trump last year, which prompted Swiss-Dutch company Allseas to halt undersea work.

Two Russian-owned pipe-laying vessels may now be used to finish the remaining 100 miles (160 km) of the project, led by state-run...
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George Floyd protest updates: Famous monument of Robert E. Lee to be removed

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The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.
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'I Didn't Deserve It': Pandemic Shut Down His Barbershop, Then A Fire Destroyed It

  • News source: Jim Zarroli
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Trevon Ellis spent years building up his north Minneapolis barbershop, the Fade Factory, luring customers with smart haircuts, snacks and friendly conversation.

It took just one terrible night to destroy it all.

"Inside is totally burned down," Ellis says. "Everything was burned to a crisp."

The recent wave of protests against police brutality has left a trail of chaos and destruction in many city neighborhoods, with countless businesses looted and damaged.

Among them are some African American businesses, which were already hard hit by the...
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