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Sister of Iowa woman shot dead blames protesters in heartbreaking video
A teenage sister of the Iowa woman killed at a George Floyd protest recorded a heartbreaking video hours after hearing the news — screaming, “You’re so mad at the police, you guys killed my sister!” “I hope y’all know what the f–k y’all did,” Jasmine Kelly, 19, raged on the Facebook live video filmed just...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 10:00:11 -0400)

Wall Street donors reportedly favor Biden over Trump in 2020 election
Joe Biden, who has campaigned as “Middle Class Joe,” is raking in the Wall Street cash. Security industry employees, composed of stockbrokers, bond dealers and brokerage houses that characterize Wall Street, have donated $29,703,244 to the former vice president’s 2020 campaign or to political committees that back his White House run, according to numbers from...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:29:15 -0400)

What is the Insurrection Act of 1807 that Trump threatened to invoke?
The 1807 law that President Trump said he would invoke to deploy the US military against rioters if governors fail to control the violence was last used in 1992 to stem the riots that broke out in Los Angeles after four cops were acquitted of beating Rodney King. Addressing the riots that began last week...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 09:11:25 -0400)

Nickelodeon honors George Floyd by going off air for 8 minutes, 46 seconds
Nickelodeon went off air earlier this week to play an eight-minute, 46-second video in protest of George Floyd’s police-involved death. The kids’ channel announced it was going off the air Monday “in support of justice, equality and human rights.” The entirety of the video is accompanied by the sound of a person breathing and includes...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:55:23 -0400)

Thousands of Parisians protest George Floyd’s death as global outrage mounts
Nearly 15,000 people in Paris defied the government’s orders restricting large gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic to protest the killing of George Floyd, racial injustice and police abuse of power around the globe, according to reports. The demonstrators took a knee and raised their fists Tuesday while firefighters fought to snuff out several blazes as...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:45:09 -0400)

Trump says ‘National Guard is ready’ to take action in NYC
The president made the statement in reaction to a tweet by podcast host Buck Sexton that included an image of boarded-up storefronts along Fifth Avenue.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:37:58 -0400)

Woman charged with inciting riots after posting Facebook Live video
A Michigan woman faces up to 10 years behind bars for encouraging others to loot and throw bricks at buildings in a Facebook Live video, according to a report. Alexandria “Ally” Lyons posted the livestreamed video over the weekend during riots in Grand Rapids that left more than 100 businesses damaged, MLive.com reported. In the...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:29:58 -0400)

Woman with bike stops looters from raiding California jewelry shop
The woman, only identified as Olivia, stood in front of Bubar’s Jewelers in Santa Monica for two hours Sunday, helping to keep lawbreakers away from the shop.
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:27:09 -0400)

Pope Francis speaks out at Vatican about George Floyd killing
Pope Francis reacted Wednesday about the “tragic” death of George Floyd, saying “we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism” and called for a national reconciliation amid the violent protests that have roiled the US since the killing. “Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 08:00:57 -0400)

Police officer fatally shot at Alabama motel; two in custody
A police officer was fatally shot Tuesday night when responding to a call at a motel in Alabama, local news outlets reported. He was identified as Moody Police Sgt. Stephen Williams, 23, who had spent three years with the department, news outlets reported. He was shot shortly before 9:30 p.m. and taken by ambulance to...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 03:00:16 -0400)

Missouri students who appear to mock George Floyd’s death withdraw
COLUMBIA, Mo. — Two incoming Missouri college students who participated in a video that appeared to mock the killing of George Floyd have withdrawn. The students were supposed to attend the University of Missouri and Missouri State University in the fall before taking part in a video on social media in which they appear to...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 02:19:59 -0400)

Two charged for allegedly hurling Molotov cocktails into Minneapolis courthouse
Two men were charged with arson and possession of Molotov cocktails after they threw them at a Dakota County Government building, located south of Minneapolis, Friday. U.S. Attorney’s Office announced a federal criminal complaint against Garrett Patrick Ziegler, 24, and Fornandous Cortez Henderson, 32, Tuesday – a formal detention hearing has been scheduled for Thursday....
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 01:26:25 -0400)

Controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King loses primary race
Iowa’s conservative congressman Steve King has been voted out of the House. The longtime incumbent known for his controversial remarks lost Tuesday’s primary race to state Sen. Randy Feenstra, according to a local NBC affiliate. King was shunned by many on both sides of the aisle over the course of last year for his “Western...
(Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:35:47 -0400)

Trump to move Republican National Convention out of North Carolina
President Trump plans to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina over the state’s refusal to lift coronavirus social-distancing guidelines. Trump tweeted that he is now “forced” to look for another state to host the event after the state’s governor, Roy Cooper, said it was “unlikely” that guidelines would be loosened in time...
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:30:47 -0400)

Joe Biden sweeps all seven presidential primaries
Joe Biden has scored a clean sweep of the seven states conducting Democratic presidential primaries on Tuesday, not at all a surprise given that the presumptive Democratic nominee has no active opposition. Yet the delegate haul is important to Biden’s goal of gaining enough delegates to claim the Democratic nomination before the party’s summer convention....
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 23:22:31 -0400)

Minneapolis school board unanimously votes to terminate city police contract
The Minneapolis school board unanimously voted Tuesday to terminate its contract with the city’s police department over the killing of George Floyd. Minneapolis Public Schools will stop any further talks with the police department, with the superintendent responsible for coming up with a new plan to keep schools safe by its meeting next month. “I...
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:25:08 -0400)

Sheriff confirms will of ‘Tiger King’ star Carole Baskin’s dead husband was forged
A Florida sheriff has confirmed wild rumors that the will of Don Lewis, the missing millionaire husband of “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin, was forged. “They had two experts deem it 100 percent a forgery. But, we knew that … we knew that before,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister told WTSP. Chronister had also previously...
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 22:20:34 -0400)

George Floyd family’s lawyer slams local autopsy
The attorney for George Floyd’s family slammed the local medical examiner’s findings that detailed fentanyl in Floyd’s system, calling it an attempt to assassinate the man’s character. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday announced it has classified Floyd’s death a homicide, ruling his heart stopped when police compressed his neck in the widely...
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 21:39:02 -0400)

SUNY Chancellor Johnson to step down amid pandemic, budget woes
State University of New York Chancellor Kristina Johnson is stepping down after just three years at the helm to take the top job at Ohio State University, sources told The Post Tuesday. Her resignation as the $560,000 head of the sprawling 64-college system is expected to be made official on Wednesday, sources said. Robert Megna,...
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 20:26:42 -0400)

SAT drops plans for home exam amid internet access concerns
The company that administers the SAT college entrance exam is scrapping plans to provide a home version of the test this year, saying it can’t guarantee all students would have access to the needed technology. The College Board announced Tuesday that it’s pausing plans for the remote exam but still hopes to make it possible...
(Tue, 02 Jun 2020 19:59:10 -0400)