WATCH LIVE: President Obama addresses ‘continued police violence’ in virtual town hall

This screen grab from a video released by BidenForPresident shows former President Obama endorsing Joe Bidens White House bid through a video message on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. – Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden on April 14, 2020, in a video message in which he explains why he believes his former running mate […]

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Biden and Trump all tied up in Texas: poll

It’s been nearly half a century since a Democratic presidential candidate carried Texas. You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1976. But a new poll in the Lone Star State suggests that Texans are split right now between President Trump and Democrat challenger Joe Biden, with five months to go until the […]

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Congressional Black Caucus chair rejects call to defund police, but pushes for June vote on reforms

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus rejected growing demands from activists for a national defunding of police departments but said the House is forging ahead with passing police reforms as soon as this month. In a video press conference Wednesday, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., said she personally doesn’t favor the #DefundthePolice movement that Black Lives […]

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Curfews continue: Major cities tell Americans to stay home for yet another night

As racial tensions simmer in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, major American cities are instituting curfews again Wednesday night in an effort to keep peace in their streets following violent unrest in recent days. Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and more […]

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McEnany reads list of fallen police officers during White House briefing

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany in her Wednesday briefing called attention to the 45 police officers who have been killed in the U.S. so far this year, including the late St. Louis officer David Dorn. McEnany said that before the former Missouri police officer was shot and killed by looters in St. Louis, he served […]

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Conservative activist turns tables on Dems over claims of voter suppression

The head of a conservative watchdog group on Wednesday sought to turn the tables on Democratic allegations of voter suppression amid the coronavirus pandemic, appearing to use the ongoing George Floyd protests to support his point. Democrats have pushed for increased mail-in absentee voting so people can avoid going out to the polls, and Republicans […]

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Akiem Hicks says Colin Kaepernick lost career over kneeling, adds ‘We signed Mike Glennon’

Hicks is an eight-year veteran who has always been willing to speak freely on issues that go beyond football. | AP Photos It was a throwaway line at the end of a long answer about Kaepernick’s saga, but he didn’t backtrack when pressed on it later. With four words, Bears defensive tackle Akiem Hicks left […]

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Zoominfo aims to price IPO above target in largest 2020 tech listing

Zoominfo Technologies is looking to price its initial public offering on Wednesday above its upwardly revised target range in what is set to be the largest US technology listing so far this year, people familiar with the matter said. A B2B data-seller, Zoominfo — not to be confused with Zoom Video Communications, the firm that […]

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Jufu Is A Self-Made Social Media Visionary: Why His Debut EP Is Not Just About The Music

Jufu, who boasts 2.7 million TikTok followers, launched a music career right from his room. The multi-genre artist explains how he utilized comedy content on social media to eventually branch out with his ‘very diverse’ debut EP. More than 500,000 TikToks have been filmed to the catchy tune of “Who R U” — with Will […]

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Lauren London Reveals Nipsey Hussle Is Still ‘Touching People’ 15 Mos. After His Death: ‘It Fills Me Up’

Lauren London revealed in a new interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on ‘Red Table Talk’ that her late partner Nipsey Hussle is still impacting people. Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Lauren London on the June 3 episode of Red Table Talk to discussed the legacy of late rapper Nipsey Hussle. In March 2019, Lauren lost […]

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Oprah Then & Now: From Her Talk Show Days, To Her Acting Credits, Philanthropy & Beyond  

Oprah has been a pillar of style and strength in Hollywood since the ’80s! Her talk show successfully ran on national television for 25 years, before she moved onto business, film and philanthropic efforts. Take a look at her evolution through the years! When you go by a singular name in Hollywood, you know you’ve […]

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Tou Thao: 5 Things To Know About Cop Charged With Aiding & Abetting In George Floyd’s Death

After a week of protests, all four cops involved in George Floyd’s death have been charged. Tou Thao now faces 40-years in prison after being hit with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder and aiding and abetting 2nd-degree manslaughter. Former Minneapolis Police Department officer Tou Thao was charged for his role in the death of George […]

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Thomas Lane: 5 Things About Officer Charged With Aiding & Abetting After George Floyd’s Death

All four cops involved in the death of George Floyd have been charged – including Thomas Lane. The ex-officer now faces 40+ years in prison after getting charged with aiding and abetting 2nd-degree murder. Following the wave of peaceful protests (and violent police clashes) over the May 25 death of George Floyd at the hands […]

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Cannes 2020: Pixar’s ‘Soul,’ Wes Anderson’s ‘French Dispatch’ lead 2020 lineup

Pixar’s “Soul,” Wes Anderson’s star-packed “The French Dispatch” and Steve McQueen’s “Mangrove” and Lover’s Rock” are among the 56 movies which will receive a Cannes 2020 label as part of the festival’s eclectic Official Selection. Also included in this year’s lineup, are Cannes regulars such as Francois Ozon’s anticipated “Summer 85,” Naomi Kawase’s “True Mothers” […]

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‘Shirley’ review: Boring, East Coast academics have problems, too

A film about horror author Shirley Jackson turns into “Tales of East Coast Liberal Arts College Professors” in “Shirley,” Elisabeth Moss’ high-on-itself new schlep. The slow drama fictionalizes several months in the life of Shirley Jackson (Moss), the writer who gave us “The Haunting of Hill House,” as a smiley young couple comes to stay […]

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Obama Will Address George Floyd Protests in Online Town Hall

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday will make his first on-camera comments about the killing of George Floyd and protests over police brutality sweeping the country — but he will not attend the memorial planned for Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis on Thursday, contrary to a published report, according to people familiar with his […]

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Man Shelters Over 70 Protesters Fleeing Arrest in His Washington Home

A man in Washington, D.C., is being widely praised after he took in more than 70 protesters who were being pursued by police officers with pepper spray after breaking curfew on Monday night. The demonstrators were protesting the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man who died last week after a white Minneapolis police […]

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Kings sign 2019 draft picks Arthur Kaliyev and Jordan Spence

Though it’s unclear when Kings prospects will be able to return to the ice, the team on Wednesday signed two more of their up-and-coming players, 2019 draft picks Arthur Kaliyev and Jordan Spence, to entry-level contracts. Both are coming off of strong junior-hockey seasons. Kaliyev, an early second-round pick last summer, was a finalist for […]

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It’s not fair! – Brian Windhorst on the NBA’s 22-team format to finish the 2019-20 season | The Jump

Brian Windhorst and Chiney Ogwumike join Rachel Nichols on The Jump to react to the NBA Board of Governors’ plans to approve commissioner Adam Silver’s 22-team format as a restart to the 2019-20 NBA season at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Florida on July 31. #TheJump #NBA ✔️Subscribe to […]

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Arrest warrants issued for 3 more cops in George Floyd death

Prosecutors charged a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with a new more serious charge of second-degree murder on Wednesday, and for the first time leveled charges against three other officers at the scene, according to criminal complaints. The updated criminal complaint against Derek Chauvin says the officer’s actions […]

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The Latest: Oegon coronavirus reopening plan to begin Friday

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. —— SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s phase 2 coronavirus reopening plan will begin as early as Friday and includes loosening current restaurant […]

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Daily COVID-19 cases dip under 1,000, but officials warn it could take 2 weeks to see if protests prompt uptick

Protesters hold signs at the corner of Chicago Ave. and Washington Street in Naperville on Monday | Mark Welsh/Daily Herald, via AP The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday warned that there is a higher risk of being exposed to the virus “anytime people are in crowds,” and especially if “masks are not used […]

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Coalition doesn’t want public money going to private companies to tackle COVID-19 in the city

A group of community activists Wednesday called for Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady to oversee contact tracing rather than a private company. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file The People’s Response Network held an online rally Wednesday, saying they want city’s Department of Public Health to oversee contact tracing project. A coalition of community […]

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Trump has had no side effects from hydroxychloroquine treatment, White House doctor says

President Trump suffered no ill effects from his hydroxychloroquine treatment a few weeks ago, the president’s physician said in a letter released Wednesday on Trump’s most recent physical exam. “Following the diagnosis of COVID-19 in two West Wing staffers this past May, as a preventative measure, the president took a two-week course of hydroxychloroquine with zinc and […]

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