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U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threats

1 hour ago   |   National Post   |   10 articles

WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now...
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Pentagon Chief Rejects Trump's Threat To Use Military To Quell Unrest

1 hour ago   |   NPR   |   10 articles

In a public break with President Trump, Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he does not support invoking the 1807 Insurrection Act and deploying troops to American streets.
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On 4th anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death, his wife says we still need his voice

On 4th anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death, his wife says we still need his voice

1 hour ago   |   WLKY

June 3 marks the fourth anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death.
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Active-duty troops deployed to DC region start to leave

1 hour ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation's capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more...
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Music industry gives voice to Blackout Tuesday

2 hours ago   |   Reuters

Major broadcasters, celebrities and music streaming companies including Apple Music and Spotify turned off or made changes to their services on Tuesday to mark their solidarity...
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Trump Narrows Search for Coronavirus Vaccine to Five Firms

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

The White House is eager to project progress, but the public-private partnership it has created still faces scientific hurdles, internal tensions and questions from Congress.
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Poll: Biden opens up 11-point lead on Trump nationwide

Poll: Biden opens up 11-point lead on Trump nationwide

2 hours ago   |   Politico   |   2 articles

Former Vice President Joe Biden's lead over President Donald Trump has grown despite his absence from the campaign trail, a new poll released Wednesday shows, putting the...
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper: 'I Do Not Support Invoking The Insurrection Act'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper: 'I Do Not Support Invoking The Insurrection Act'

2 hours ago   |   The Huffington Post   |   10 articles

President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to use the law to deploy the military to police U.S. cities.
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Trump Rips Media, Mobs Amid Rising Criticism of Deploying Military

3 hours ago   |   FOX News   |   2 articles

Howie Kurtz on Secretary of Defense Mark Esper breaking from the president on using the military against protesters, the continuing backlash of dispersing a peaceful protest...
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Defense Secretary Supposedly Didn't Know He Was Joining Trump's Authoritarian Photo Op

3 hours ago   |   Vanity Fair   |   2 articles

Under fire for the Pentagon's response to nationwide protests, Mark Esper pleads ignorance over the church stunt-“I didn't know where I was going”-and says he opposes deploying...
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3 more Minneapolis police officers charged over death of George Floyd as...

3 more Minneapolis police officers charged over death of George Floyd as Chauvin's charge raised to 2nd degree murder

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NYPD cancels officers' regular days off amid George Floyd protests

NYPD cancels officers' regular days off amid George Floyd protests

The New York Police Department is canceling officers' regular days off as protests continue across New York City. The protests have been mostly peaceful although instances of... Read more ...

Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes Trump on use of military in riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes Trump on use of military in riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that he opposes the use of the military to quell violence in US cities, a stance that runs counter to President Trump's vow to... Read more ...

Study: Same-sex weddings have boosted economies by $3.8 billion since gay...

Study: Same-sex weddings have boosted economies by $3.8 billion since gay marriage was legalized

Same-sex weddings have been a boon for the wedding industry since gay marriage was legalized in 2015 - and in the years since, it's boosted state and local economies by $3.8... Read more ...

AMC Theatres has 'substantial doubt' it can remain in business

AMC Theatres has 'substantial doubt' it can remain in business

The world's biggest movie theater chain said it has "substantial doubt" it can remain in business after closing locations across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Trump administration to ban Chinese passenger airlines from US

Trump administration to ban Chinese passenger airlines from US

The Trump administration said Wednesday it will ban Chinese passenger carriers from flying in and out of the US starting June 16, ramping up pressure on Beijing to allow... Read more ...

Trump's Pentagon chief opposes Insurrection Act, says sending in active-duty...

Trump's Pentagon chief opposes Insurrection Act, says sending in active-duty troops to tackle unrest should be 'last resort'

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper spoke out Wednesday against invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty US military inside the country to respond to unrest following... Read more ...

First black mayor elected in Ferguson, nearly six years after protests...

First black mayor elected in Ferguson, nearly six years after protests solidified Black Lives Matter movement

The Missouri city where the death of a black teen set off weeks of nationwide protests and outrage in 2014 elected its first woman and first black mayor Tuesday night. Read more ...

National coronavirus updates: Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few...

National coronavirus updates: Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections

Chinese officials identified just 300 positive cases, all of whom had no symptoms. Read more ...

COVID-19 UPDATE: 6 deaths, 60 new cases reported in Iowa

COVID-19 UPDATE: 6 deaths, 60 new cases reported in Iowa

On Wednesday, IDPH reported 6 deaths and 60 new cases. Read more ...