Lightfoot likens George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis to police shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago

Protesters outside the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis on Wednesday. It was the second night of protests over the killing of George Floyd, an African American man who was handcuffed while a policeman held him to the ground by placing a knee on Floyd’s neck. Four officers who were fired after Floyd’s death worked in […]

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Senate Dems raise alarm on ‘captured’ federal courts as Trump, Republicans keep judicial confirmations coming

Senate Democrats released a 50-plus page report Wednesday sounding alarm bells over the rate at which Senate Republicans and President Trump have confirmed federal judges during the president’s first term as Republicans are working on shepherding along even more lifetime-appointed federal judges. The account calls GOP-appointed judges “politicians in robes,” rails against the Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court, slams […]

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Mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged in […]

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Violence again rocks Minneapolis after man’s death; 1 killed

Protests rocked Minneapolis for the second straight night Wednesday after a man’s death in police custody By DOUG GLASS Associated Press May 28, 2020, 6:44 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a […]

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Case against Huawei CFO for fraud will go forward in June, Canada judge rules

A judge in Canada ruled on Wednesday in favor of the U.S. as it attempts to extradite the daughter of Huawei founder, Meng Wanzhou, for fraud charges. The decision to allow the case to go forward could further fray relations with the two western countries as Huawei has been the target of America in its trade battle with […]

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Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

Cheyenne Frontier Days was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the event billed as the world’s largest outdoor rodeo has been called off in its 124-year history. City and state officials announced the decision. Event organizers decided the risk of spreading the virus was too great for the more than […]

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2nd night of violent protests over Minneapolis man’s death

Protests rocked Minneapolis for the second straight night Wednesday after a man’s death in police custody By The Associated Press May 28, 2020, 4:43 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MINNEAPOLIS — Violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody broke out in […]

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Biden camp denies ex-VP confused D-Day with Pearl Harbor Day during fundraiser

Joe Biden’s campaign on Wednesday denied that the former vice president had confused the date of the D-Day invasion of northern Europe in World War II with the date of Pearl Harbor Day during a fundraiser. During a livestreamed discussion with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Biden appeared to switch the June 6 anniversary of the […]

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Bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien files for bankruptcy

The US arm of Le Pain Quotidien, an upscale bakery chain known for its chocolate-filled pastries, on Wednesday filed for bankruptcy protection, a victim of coronavirus lockdowns that have idled stores. The company, however, hopes to stave off liquidation via a $3 million sale to Aurify Brands LLC. The deal would allow for 35 of […]

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U.S.-based stock funds post $3.2 billion weekly inflow: Lipper

(Reuters) – U.S.-based stock funds posted $3.2 billion in inflows in the week ended on Wednesday, according to Lipper. U.S. taxable bond funds attracted $10.35 billion, the fifth straight weekly inflow, while money market funds drew $20.3 billion, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained […]

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Trump Pointedly Criticizes Fauci for His Testimony to Congress

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Wednesday criticized congressional testimony delivered a day earlier by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, who had warned against reopening the country too quickly and stressed the unknown effects the coronavirus could have on children returning to school. “I was surprised by his answer,” Mr. Trump […]

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Santa Anita gets permission to resume live horse racing Friday

One of the first steps in sports returning to Southern California came Wednesday when Santa Anita was given permission to resume live horse racing on Friday. The track has been closed to live racing since March 27 when the Los Angeles Department of Public Health closed the track for racing, but allowed morning training. The […]

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Republicans Release Names of Obama-Era Officials in ‘Unmaskings’ That Revealed Flynn

WASHINGTON — Republican senators on Wednesday released the names of some Obama administration officials who made requests during the presidential transition to see fuller versions of classified intelligence reports, immediately prompting accusations that President Trump’s allies were wielding the information for his political benefit. The list compiles the names of officials who had inquired about […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Stay-at-Home Order

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court rejected the extension of a stay-at-home order by Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday, siding with Republicans in a high-profile challenge of the emergency authority of a statewide official during the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Evers, a Democrat, had extended the prohibition on most travel and operations of nonessential businesses until May 26. But […]

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Biden campaign downplays Flynn ‘unmasking’ disclosures: ‘All normal procedures were followed’

The Biden campaign on Wednesday shrugged off the revelation that Joe Biden was one of a number of officials who purportedly sought to “unmask” Flynn, saying “all normal procedures were followed,” amid accusations from President Trump and his allies that then-President Obama and his top deputies targeted the incoming Trump administration. “These documents have absolutely nothing to do with […]

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Judge Sullivan appoints third party to ‘present arguments’ against Flynn, consider holding him in contempt

D.C. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a head-turning order Wednesday that appointed a third party “to present arguments in opposition to the government’s motion to dismiss” the case against Michael Flynn — and to consider whether the court should hold Flynn in contempt for perjury. The precise reasons for the perjury review were not clear in Sullivan’s order. Last […]

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Grenell won’t testify despite Rand Paul request in wake of Flynn ‘unmasking’ revelations

Despite an invitation from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Wednesday to testify before a Senate subcommittee about possible privacy and unmasking abuses perpetrated by Joe Biden and the Obama administration, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell will not be appearing before Congress to discuss the issue, Fox News has learned. A senior administration official with knowledge of the […]

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Supreme Court Seems Ready to Curb ‘Faithless Electors’

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed ready on Wednesday to allow states to require members of the Electoral College to cast their votes for the presidential candidates they had pledged to support. In two arguments concerning “faithless electors” from the states of Washington and Colorado, several of the justices focused on the practical consequences of […]

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Senate rejects FISA amendment to bar warrantless surveillance of web browser history

The Senate on Wednesday narrowly rejected an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which would have prohibited law enforcement officials from monitoring people’s web browsing or internet search history without obtaining a warrant first. The Senate voted 59-37 in favor of the amendment, which would have tacked on measures to a FISA reform bill that already passed […]

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Read: Documents listing names of Obama-era officials who sought to ‘unmask’ Michael Flynn

GOP Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa released documents on Wednesday listing the declassified names of Obama-era officials who sought to “unmask” former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read the documents here. APP USERS CLICK HERE

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Preckwinkle offers plan to delay fees on late property tax bills

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled a plan Wednesday that would waive two months of late fees for property tax payments. | Sun-Times file photo Property taxes are due in early August, but the plan would waive fees for two months until October. Homeowners would get a two-month waiver of fees on late property […]

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Pelosi defends $3T price tag of coronavirus relief bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the $3 trillion price tag of the latest coronavirus relief bill, saying that “the American people are worth it.” Pelosi, D-Calif., in an interview with The Associated Press said the newly proposed coronavirus stimulus package was needed to confront the “villainous virus” that is coronavirus, which has caused the country’s […]

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Supreme Court hears arguments over whether ‘faithless electors’ can ignore states’ popular vote

The Supreme Court sought Wednesday to resolve a time-sensitive dispute over a unique aspect of American democracy — the Electoral College — with several justices expressing skepticism at the unfettered discretion of a select group of individuals to ignore the will of voters. At issue is whether so-called “faithless electors” are bound to support the popular winner […]

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Chinese hackers may be stealing coronavirus research, FBI says

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber division warned on Wednesday that hackers backed by the Chinese government may be attempting to steal the work of researchers dealing with the response to the coronavirus outbreak. Both the FBI and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that health care and pharmaceutical researchers […]

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Grassley, Johnson request information on ‘unmasking,’ as Grenell, Barr weigh release of files

GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson requested information Wednesday on the “unmasking” of U.S. citizens by Obama administration officials during the time of the 2016 election and the presidential transition in 2017. Grassley, R-Iowa, and Johnson, R-Wis., penned a letter to acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell and Attorney General Bill Barr regarding the declassification of […]

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Germany’s Merkel accuses Russia of hacking her email account

German Chancellor Angela Merkel revealed Wednesday that she has been targeted by hackers believed to be from Russia’s military intelligence agency. Merkel made the admission in parliament after being asked about a recent report from Der Spiegel magazine claiming hackers obtained emails from her constituency office in 2015. “I can honestly say that it pains me. Every day I try to build […]

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