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Judge rules California's ban on assault weapons unconstitutional
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Friday struck down California's ban on assault weapons as unconstitutional but left plenty of time for the state to file an appeal.

Protest erupts again over man killed by Minnesota deputies - ABC

Manchin's homegrown bipartisanship comes up against a changing world - CNN

G7 nations near historic deal on taxing multinationals - Reuters

Democrat says Trump counsel recounted ‘troubling events’ - AP

A favored Biden timeline for politically-charged decisions: Later - NBC

‘There is stuff’: Enduring mysteries trail US report on UFOs - AP

Did Mike Pence just doom his 2024 chances? - CNN

Latvian woman charged in US with role in cybercrime group - AP

Watch: Fierce debate over upcoming Biden-Putin June 16 summit - FOX

Police want a share of pandemic relief funds. Activists find that 'offensive.' - NBC

Far-right troll charged in Capitol riots avoids house arrest - AP

How UFO Sightings Went From Conspiracy Theory To A Serious Government Inquiry - NPR

Judge grants delay in civil rights case over Floyd's death - ABC

Biden admin formally ends Trump's 'Remain in Mexico' immigration policy - FOX

It was a rallying cry for democracy. Now June 4 showcases China's tightening grip. - NBC

Why unemployed Americans just got their tax refund - CBS

Federal Unemployment Aid Is Now a Political Lightning Rod - News Chant (NY Times article)

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans say life is at least somewhat back to pre-pandemic normal - CNN

Xi wants to make China more lovable around the world. He may have a tough job - NBC

G7: Rich nations confident on reaching tech tax deal - BBC

ASEAN envoys meet Myanmar junta leader to press for dialogue - AP

Senate sergeant-at-arms says cyber threat, not another insurrection, keeps her up at night - CNN

Nigeria to suspend Twitter 'indefinitely' - BBC

The global impact of George Floyd: How Black Lives Matter protests shaped movements around the world - CBS

New Mexico Dem governor slams protesters as 'lizard people' as she announces reelection bid - FOX

Ready to set sail? Royal Caribbean announces summer cruises from Texas, Florida ports - USA Today

USDA sending $1B in funding to country’s food bank networks - AP

Space Force to study rockets for sending cargo around the world - CBS

San Diego detectives killed in crash identified as married couple - ABC

Putin sees 'double standard' in US Capitol riot prosecutions - BBC

The Political Price for Peace in Hong Kong - Bloomberg

Crashing crypto prices spooked some new investors. Others are doubling down - CNN

The box office's successful weekend was a relief for studio execs. Will the fervor last? - NBC

NRA drops federal lawsuit against New York AG - The Hill

Delta Air Lines flight diverted to New Mexico after passenger tries to breach cockpit - Reuters

Caitlyn Jenner says California has declined, calls Newsom beholden to special interests - FOX

UN: Unprecedented Taliban violence in 2020 carries into 2021 - AP

FDA approves treatment doctors say is the most effective weight loss drug on the market. But can it really make a difference? - USA Today

Twitter CEO tells Miami audience of 15,000: Bitcoin ‘changes absolutely everything’ - Miami Herald

El Salvador's façade of democracy crumbles as president purges his political opponents - Westport News

UN: Famine is imminent in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region - AP

Toddler dies in California after being left in sweltering car while mom tends to marijuana plants, police say - USA Today

Ahead of final verdict, Mladic’ bloody legacy divides Bosnia - AP

Dispute over Flint scan device heats up water case - ABC

Nebraska attorneys reprimanded for scheme to banish from state individuals charged with felonies - FOX

Human error led to no matching Bing images for Tiananmen 'tank man,' Microsoft says - NBC

Harrison Twp. man indicted on 20 child porn charges after Google reports account - Tribune Publishing

Man sentenced who killed wife, propped body in front of kids - AP

Malala Yousafzai's Interview In 'British Vogue' Sparks Anger In Her Native Pakistan - NPR

Coronavirus News and Updates:

Florida officials halt daily updates on COVID-19 cases - AP

Fauci: Personal attacks are 'distorted' and 'misleading' - Politico

GOP sees opening to revive attacks on Fauci in email trove - AP

U.S. administers 299.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines - CDC - Reuters

More teens are ending up in the hospital with COVID-19, now the CDC is urging parents to get them vaccinated - BI

Taiwan says it is discussing making COVID-19 vaccines for U.S. firms - Reuters

Want To Mix 2 Different COVID-19 Vaccines? Canada Is Fine With That - NPR

The Latest: UN chief welcomes US vaccine donation to COVAX - AP

Gaetz: McGahn 'confirmed' Mueller interviewed for FBI job - Wash. Examiner

Fewer Americans blame COVID for preventing them from seeking work - Reuters

CDC director 'deeply concerned' over rise in teens hospitalized with Covid - NBC

Amid brutal case surge, Afghanistan hit by a vaccine delay - AP

Putin says foreigners can get vaccinated against Covid in Russia for a fee - CNBC

Brazil to get 3 million J&J COVID-19 shots early - Reuters

Hawaii sets vaccine thresholds for lifting travel quarantine - AP

Australia's Victoria state reports five new COVID-19 cases, Delta cluster grows - Reuters

JPMorgan resumes political giving, freezes out Republicans who contested 2020 election - CNBC

Cruise ships restart in Venice; protesters decry their risks - AP

'Probably a net-plus for him': Pence leans into 2020 row with Trump - Wash. Examiner

Obama Presidential Center expected to break ground this fall after years of opposition, concern - USA Today

Amish reaction to vaccine mirrors that of rural neighbors - AP

Why this governor is key to GOP Senate majority in 2022 - Wash. Examiner

Asia-Pacific trade ministers mull pandemic, recovery - AP

Pilgrims return to Spain’s ‘El Camino’ paths after pandemic - AP

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