Mattis ‘angry and appalled’ as he unloads on Trump, says president ‘does not try to unite the American people’

James Mattis, who served as President Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday — urging Americans to “reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.” Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, […]

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First-Time Gun Owners at Risk for Suicide, Major Study Confirms

The decision to buy a handgun for the first time is typically motivated by self-protection. But it also raises the purchasers’ risk of deliberately shooting themselves by ninefold on average, with the danger most acute in the weeks after purchase, scientists reported on Wednesday. The risk remains elevated for years, they said. The findings are […]

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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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K-pop fans troll #WhiteLivesMatter posts to drown out racist tweets

On Wednesday morning, #WhiteLivesMatter was trending on Twitter — but not for the reason many first assumed. K-pop fans are mobilizing online this week for the #BlackLivesMatter movement by drowning out racist posts with flashy, cheerful “fancam” videos of BTS and other Korean performers. BTS’s so-called ARMY and fans of other K-pop artists are known […]

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Contact Tracing Could Be Much Easier — but There Are Tradeoffs

The handshake came first. Then the high-five, fist bump and more recently, the elbow touch. Canadian researchers are now working on a new greeting, the CanShake. It is not a mere salutation. The CanShake — which involves people shaking their phones at each other upon meeting to transmit contact information — is one of many […]

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Barack Obama to address George Floyd’s death for first time on camera

Former President Barack Obama will address the death of George Floyd for the first time on camera in a virtual town hall Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET. The town hall, hosted by a branch of the Obama Foundation called the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, will focus on “Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police […]

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Trump Denies, Then Admits, Going to White House Bunker During Protest

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday first denied and then acknowledged that he had gone to a secure bunker in the White House over the weekend as protesters demonstrated nearby but said he went there for an “inspection,” not because of concerns over his safety. “Well, it was a false report,” Mr. Trump said during […]

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Ferguson elects first black mayor as new protests roil US

Ferguson voters have elected Ella Jones as the city’s first black mayor as protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of black communities roil the nation. pic.twitter.com/Rp4ZMzlmVk — Ella Jones (@Ella4Ferguson) May 21, 2020 Jones, a city council member who also will be first woman to lead the St. Louis suburb, beat […]

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Bank of England tells banks to be ready for no-deal Brexit

© Reuters. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London LONDON (Reuters) – Banks should prepare for the possibility of a no-deal in post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and the European Union, the Bank of England said on Wednesday. […]

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Bank of England tells banks to step up no-deal Brexit plans – Sky

© Reuters. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey has told banks to step up their plans for the risk of Britain failing to reach a post-Brexit trade deal […]

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Bank of England warns banks about no-deal Brexit risk: Sky

© Reuters. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey has warned banks about the risk of Britain failing to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union before […]

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Ella Jones Is Elected First Black Mayor of Ferguson

Ella Jones became the first African-American and first woman elected mayor in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday, nearly six years after the city erupted in protests after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager. The victory for Ms. Jones, a Ferguson City Council member, came as another night of protests unfolded […]

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Rod Rosenstein testifying on Capitol Hill Wednesday about Russia probe: What to know

Former acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will be the first witness to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe on Wednesday. Rosenstein will testify about “new revelations contained in the Horowitz report concerning the FISA warrant applications and other matters,” according to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, who chairs […]

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George Floyd’s Ex Roxie Tearfully Reveals How He ‘Loved’ Their Daughter, 6: He Was A ‘Good’ Father

For the first time since George Floyd’s horrifying death, his ex and their now fatherless child emerged for a public appearance. Roxie, in addition to NBA star Stephen Jackson, reflected on how George always ‘provided’ for his family. When George Floyd died while being restrained by police officer Derek Chauvin despite his desperate pleas, George […]

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Lea Michele Accused of Making Life “Hell” for Costar | E! News

Samantha Ware calls out Lea Michele for making her first TV job on "Glee" a " living hell." Take a look. Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1158028/lea-michele-accused-of-making-glee-a-living-hell-for-co-star-samantha-ware #LeaMichele #ENews #CelebrityNews #SamanthaMarieWare Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports […]

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The Joe Biden We’ve Been Waiting For

Twenty-four hours. Two visions of American leadership that could not be more different. The first was the sitting president, Donald Trump, glowering in front of a church with a borrowed Bible in one hand, posing for a staged photo op made possible by the tear-gassing, assaulting, and violent removal of protesters, journalists, and clergy. The […]

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Jalen Rose on the role sports can play in moving the country forward | First Take

Jalen Rose joins First Take to discuss how sports can have a major impact on moving the country forward after the death of George Floyd. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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Stan Van Gundy on the NBCA establishing a racial injustice & reform committee | First Take

Former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy joins First Take to discuss the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) establishing a committee on racial injustice and reform, including coaches like Gregg Popovich, Steve Kerr, Doc Rivers and more. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe […]

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Tiger Woods speaks out for first time since George Floyd’s death

Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now. The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account Monday night. “I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement,” […]

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First lady Melania Trump condemns riots, urges ‘everyone to protest in peace’

First lady Melania Trump on Monday condemned the riots that broke out across the nation over the weekend, and urged protesters to do so “in peace.” “Saddened to see our country & communities being damaged & vandalized,” the first lady tweeted. “I ask everyone to protest in peace & focus on taking care of one […]

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Michael Wilbon on talking to his son about George Floyd’s death & the nation’s response | First Take

Michael Wilbon joins First Take and reacts to the death of George Floyd and the protests happening worldwide. #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on YouTube TV: http://es.pn/YouTubeTV ESPN on Social Media: […]

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Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck’s passionate response to the death of George Floyd | First Take

Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck joins First Take to discuss George Floyd’s death and shares how he is supporting his players during this time. #FirstTake #CollegeFootball ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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Malcolm Brogdon discusses his protesting efforts in the wake of George Floyd’s death | First Take

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon joins Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman on First Take to discuss his protesting efforts in the wake of George Floyd’s death and actions that should be taken by the Committee on Racial Injustice & Reform, which was formed by the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA). #FirstTake ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ […]

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