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Donald Trump: 'This is a great day' for George Floyd – video

Donald Trump: 'This is a great day' for George Floyd – video

Donald Trump has claimed it is a ‘great day’ for George Floyd, after the US posted better than expected job numbers. ‘Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying: “This is a great thing
Joe Biden says '10-15%' of Americans 'are just not very good people'

Joe Biden says '10-15%' of Americans 'are just not very good people'

Democrat also said ‘vast majority of the people are decent’ in online town hall while Trump campaign used footage to attackFormer vice-president Joe Biden has said “probably anywhere from 10% to 15%”
NASA Astronaut Calls Out ‘Propaganda’ in Space-Themed Trump Ad That Broke NASA Rules

NASA Astronaut Calls Out ‘Propaganda’ in Space-Themed Trump Ad That Broke NASA Rules

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign team has removed a political ad, titled “Make Space Great Again,” after the U.S. president was accused of falsely taking credit for the recently completed SpaceX
NASA Astronaut Calls Out ‘Propaganda’ in Space-Themed Trump Ad That Broke NASA Rules

NASA Astronaut Calls Out ‘Propaganda’ in Space-Themed Trump Ad That Broke NASA Rules

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign team has removed a political ad, titled “Make Space Great Again,” after the U.S. president was accused of falsely taking credit for the recently completed SpaceX
Al Sharpton accuses Trump of using Bible as a prop during George Floyd eulogy – video

Al Sharpton accuses Trump of using Bible as a prop during George Floyd eulogy – video

The Rev Al Sharpton gave a eulogy at a memorial service for George Floyd in Minneapolis and hit out at Donald Trump for posing with a Bible in front of a church in Washington DC. 'We cannot use Bibles

14 state and local bills currently being considered that address police reform and systemic racism

Swift action from Congress is unlikely, but there are already a number of bills in local legislatures targeted at systemic racism and police reform that could theoretically be passed immediately.
HANSON: China isn’t letting a pandemic go to waste

HANSON: China isn’t letting a pandemic go to waste

George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last week when a police officer used brutally excessive force to arrest him. It was the latest in a string of high-profile cases nationwide in which citizens,
'Slide to illiberalism': ex-general joins chorus of condemnation of Trump

'Slide to illiberalism': ex-general joins chorus of condemnation of Trump

John Allen warns that politicisation of the military could be the beginning of the end of ‘the American experiment’George Floyd killing – latest US updatesSee all our George Floyd coverageThe retired
Ukrainian prosecutors find no evidence against Hunter Biden

Ukrainian prosecutors find no evidence against Hunter Biden

Audit probed energy company Burisma, of which Biden was a board member from 2014-2019An audit of thousands of old case files by Ukrainian prosecutors found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of
Trump hankers for roar of the crowd while Biden takes campaign virtual

Trump hankers for roar of the crowd while Biden takes campaign virtual

Despite the pandemic, the president can’t wait to get back packed rallies while his Democratic rival practices caution. Each thinks he has a winning strategyDonald Trump wants to be nominated by a
George Floyd protests: civil rights groups sue Trump and Barr for use of teargas outside White House – live

George Floyd protests: civil rights groups sue Trump and Barr for use of teargas outside White House – live

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Can Joe Biden convince protesters he'd be a 'transformational' president?

Can Joe Biden convince protesters he'd be a 'transformational' president?

‘It’s not enough to just be better than Trump’, Democratic hopeful told, amid anti-racist uprising sparked by killing of George FloydHours before peaceful protests against police brutality were
New York Times under fire over op-ed urging Trump to 'send in the troops'

New York Times under fire over op-ed urging Trump to 'send in the troops'

Decision to run opinion piece from Republican senator Tom Cotton sparks criticism from staff who say it puts people in dangerThe New York Times’ decision to run an op-ed from the Republican senator
FATAH: The American uprising

FATAH: The American uprising

America is on fire, at the cusp of a much-awaited and much-needed change, one that is not just about race, but also about wealth and how we define theft. The question is, will this change take place

The RNC was expected to bring Charlotte $188 million, but now Trump has changed his mind

A Republican official confirmed that the event would be held in another city, but did not say where.

Julián Castro urges the Biden campaign to work with local politicians to draw in protesters

How do Democrats channel momentum that is demanding immediate action into an event nearly half a year away?
Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention

Trump says Republicans ‘forced’ to seek new state to host national convention

North Carolina governor refused to guarantee event could be held without size restrictions due to coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump said he
George Floyd killing: reports over 10,000 arrested; ex-defense secretary denounces Trump – live

George Floyd killing: reports over 10,000 arrested; ex-defense secretary denounces Trump – live

James Mattis accuses Trump of dividing US and ordering military to violate constitutional rights of AmericansJames Mattis accuses Trump of dividing US Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks out over George
'How did we get here?': Trump has normalised mayhem and the US is paying the price

'How did we get here?': Trump has normalised mayhem and the US is paying the price

More than 100,000 have died in a pandemic and troops are on the streets. The rate of fresh affronts has outpaced the ability to digest themGeorge Floyd killing – latest US updatesSee all our George
List: 100+ times law enforcement violently assaulted journalists in US at George Floyd protests

List: 100+ times law enforcement violently assaulted journalists in US at George Floyd protests

A comprehensive list of at least one hundred separate incidents in the past week where law enforcement was violent with press at protests over the police killing of George Floyd. Over the past few