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Park Police spokesman acknowledges chemical agents used on Lafayette Square protesters are similar to tear gas

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:18 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

A spokesman told Vox that it was “a mistake” to deny that the agency employed tear gas. Hours later, the acting chief reiterated his statement that …

Buffalo police officers suspended after man, 75, shoved and hurt on video

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:17 PM ET Politics Chicago Tribune  

Prosecutors were investigating Friday after a video captured police in Buffalo shoving a 75-year-old man who then fell and cracked his head, a …

As Trump touts increased production, coronavirus swabs made during his Maine factory tour will be tossed in the trash

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:06 PM ET Politics USA TODAY  

Trump's trip to Maine is the latest effort the White House is making to call attention to companies that are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. …

Is It Safe to Go to a Pool During Coronavirus?

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:04 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

Worry less about the water, more about the person standing next to you in a crowded locker room or wading in the deep end as you swim …

Many in tech cheered when Twitter added labels to President Trump’s tweets. But civil libertarians caution that social media companies are moving into uncharted waters.

Jun 5, 2020 • 5:00 PM ET Politics Chicago Tribune  

The existential question that every big tech platform from Twitter to Google to Facebook has to wrestle with is the same: How responsible should it …

People Are Marching Against Racism. They’re Also Reading About It.

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:59 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

Books on the subject have soared up best-seller lists as protests continue across the …

Appeals Court Blocks White House From Suspending Reporter’s Press Pass

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:50 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

The ruling came with assurance that the White House could remove any “rogue, mooning journalists” if such a disruption were to …

President Trump allows commercial fishing in marine conservation area, rolls back protections at an area off the New England coast

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:47 PM ET Politics Chicago Tribune  

President Trump rolled back protections Friday at a marine conservation area off the New England coast. …

Black cops feel the conflicting pain of George Floyd’s death, duty to their uniform

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:44 PM ET Politics Chicago Tribune  

Black police officers find themselves torn between two worlds: They feel the pain of seeing yet another black man killed at the hands of fellow …

White House forces reporters to ditch social distancing because ‘it looks better,’ according to the aide who ordered it

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:34 PM ET Politics Chicago Tribune  

The White House abandoned social distancing for reporters attending President Donald Trump's Rose Garden event Friday because “it looks better,” …

Joe Biden Warns Trump Against Declaring the Economic Crisis Over

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:29 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

“A president who takes no responsibility for costing millions and millions of Americans their jobs deserves no credit when a fraction of them return,” …

Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt censured over protest concert

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:26 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) - The Kaysville City Council has unanimously censured Mayor Katie Witt after she was heavily criticized for her support last …

Trump says Drew Brees shouldn't have apologized for criticizing NFL players who kneel during anthem

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:21 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

President Trump said Friday that NFL quarterback Drew Brees shouldn't have apologized for criticizing players who kneel in protest during the …

Biden denounces Trump comment at jobs event that George Floyd would be “happy” today

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:16 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

The former vice president said Trump’s ‘crowing’ at better unemployment numbers disturbed …

A third of Trump’s support in 2016 came from evangelicals — and he hasn’t lost them yet

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:15 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

Trump might want to start worrying about Catholic enthusiasm, …

To Reach a Single A.T.M., a Line of Unemployed Stretches a Block

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:09 PM ET Politics The New York Times  

“It’s terrible,” said a woman who spent 45 minutes traveling from her Brooklyn home to the A.T.M. It took her more than two-and-a-half hours to reach …

Trump-connected lobbyist ends coronavirus contract with D.C. due to Bowser, White House feud

Jun 5, 2020 • 4:08 PM ET Politics The Washington Post  

President Trump and Mayor Bowser have battled in recent days over military presence in the city. On Friday, the city finished painting 16th Street to …

Rev. Al Sharpton takes shots at President Trump during George Floyd memorial

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:54 PM ET Politics USA TODAY  

Reverend Al Sharpton's impassioned speech at George Floyd's memorial took a few not-so-subtle shots at President Donald Trump.              …

Newsom calls for new California restrictions on police use of force following death of George Floyd

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:53 PM ET Politics Los Angeles Times  

Gov. Gavin Newsom vowed to work with the California Legislative Black Caucus, community leaders and law enforcement officials on new use-of-force …

Federal judges rule in favor of reporter suspended by White House

Jun 5, 2020 • 3:37 PM ET Politics The Washington Times  

The White House can't suspend a journalist's press pass over an altercation with a former Trump aide in the White House Rose Garden, a three-judge …