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Security Concerns Give the White House a Fortified 2020-06-05 23:13:12It increasingly resembles a Washington version of the Green Zone that sheltered American and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.

Trump Says Jobs Report Made It a ‘Great 2020-06-05 22:35:21The president’s comments on Mr. Floyd, who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes, were immediately criticized by

D.C.’s Mayor Fights for Control of Her City 2020-06-05 21:09:05Amid tensions with the president over his deployment of federal officers during protests, Washington’s mayor had “Black Lives Matter&rdquo

Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political 2020-06-05 20:10:29The military that Gen. Mark A. Milley represents is facing what could be the worst schism with the American public since the fractious Vietnam War yea

Urging Iran to ‘Make the Big Deal,’ Trump 2020-06-05 19:18:33The president’s invitation came as international inspectors were said to have found that Iran had boosted its stockpile of low-enriched uranium

Frustration and Fury as Rand Paul Holds Up 2020-06-05 19:10:11A dispute over legislation to make lynching a federal crime has grown fierce as Congress turns its attention to issues of race and law enforcement ami

Falling Jobless Rate Could Imperil Aid Underpinning the 2020-06-05 18:56:46A surprise jump in the number of people working may give Republican lawmakers less incentive to renew the very programs that have hastened the labor m

Trump Plans to Withdraw Some U.S. Troops From 2020-06-05 18:55:49The plan is a further blow to America’s weakening European alliances and likely to be welcomed by President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.

Trump’s False Claim That ‘Nobody Has Ever Done’ 2020-06-05 18:43:19The records of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson, among others, beg to differ.

What to Make of the Numbers in the 2020-06-05 18:18:15Many of the gains came in restaurant work as 2.5 million jobs were added in May and the unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent.

Joe Biden Warns Trump Against Declaring the Economic 2020-06-05 17:48:13“A president who takes no responsibility for costing millions and millions of Americans their jobs deserves no credit when a fraction of them re

Appeals Court Blocks White House From Suspending Reporter’s 2020-06-05 17:31:03The ruling came with assurance that the White House could remove any “rogue, mooning journalists” if such a disruption were to happen.

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Are outside agitators exploiting police brutality protests? 2020-06-04 17:51:00Rumors about extremist groups co-opting the demonstrations have abounded. So far, evidence suggests their involvement has been relatively minimal.

As nation reels, Trump’s focus is strength, not 2020-06-03 17:50:00Beset by crises – from the pandemic and economic catastrophe to massive racial unrest – Trump has made little effort to strike a note of h

Trump and the (not so new) battle over 2020-06-03 16:36:09Checks and balances: Everybody wants accountability in government. Except, at times, those governing, including President Trump.

The perilous choice of protesting during coronavirus 2020-06-03 15:26:29Even as states reopen, epidemiologists caution against mass gatherings. But what if respecting one public health emergency means ignoring another?

A bid for real change: Legislators examine police 2020-06-03 11:40:53Facing the flood of protests, legislators are renewing stalled efforts from 2014 to reform police training programs and regulate use of force. In the

Amid unusual primary voting, Biden closes in on 2020-06-03 11:39:28Tuesday's primaries offered a democratic test for both parties as voters navigated a pandemic, national unrest, and curfews. As Joe Biden closes on o

Vote by mail: Is it safe, fair, and 2020-06-02 17:49:17Several states already let the public vote by mail in elections. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, the debate over mail-in voting has new urgency.

Black female mayors lead deftly during Floyd protests 2020-06-02 12:02:06Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and other black female mayors are being praised as thoughtful leaders during an unpr

Can President Trump use the military to stop 2020-06-02 11:38:02Presidents have leeway to dispatch the U.S. military in states under the Insurrection Act, say legal experts. But in the past, troops were deployed wh

COVID, race, and a pivotal moment for America 2020-06-01 17:30:002020 is likely to go down in history as a pivot point, marked by a pandemic, protests over racially charged police killings, and deep economic stress.

Ohio governor’s science-based COVID-19 response wins bipartisan praise 2020-06-01 14:36:49Mike DeWine’s early action on the virus likely saved lives, say experts – and has catapulted the low-key, veteran politician onto the nati

Campaigns go virtual ahead of Tuesday's primary elections 2020-06-01 12:02:11The next big test for voting during a pandemic comes Tuesday when eight states will hold primaries. Unable to hold rallies, candidates have been writi

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Retraction of two "scientific" Covid-19 articles New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26On 5 June 2020, The Lancet withdrew an article it had published on May 22 , followed an hour later by the New England Journal of Medicine's retractio

Prisoner swap deal between US and Iran moves New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26Through Switzerland's good offices, the US and Iranian governments have reached a new deal on the exchange of their respective prisoners. On 7 Decemb

UE declaration on the latest developments in Venezuela, New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26The latest developments have further deepened the long-lasting institutional and political crisis in Venezuela and reduced the democratic and constitu

Authors of study discrediting hydroxychloroquine backtrack on own New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26On 2 June 2020, the medical journal The Lancet (Elsevier group) put out a cautionary notice regarding an article it had previously published on the da

German academics lambast management of health pandemic New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26On 9 May 2020, an employee of a German Interior Ministry department called unit KM4, in charge of protecting critical infrastructure, passed on to the

President Trump restores internet neutrality New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26On 28 May 2020, President Trump signed an executive order to reestablish social networks neutrality on the Internet. Hereafter, social networks (inclu

5G, the new track of the arms race, New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26While Canada has just authorized the extradition of Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of one of Huawei's leaders, to the United States, the U.S. Congression

Enough with the Consensus Already!, by Thierry Meyssan New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26In theory, politicians and doctors who have studied for a long time are scientists. But in practice, few have a scientific approach. No one today want

Mandatory confinement against Covid-19 turned out to be New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26According to the highly official Folkehelseinstituttet (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) Covid-19 results in the countries which resorted to a ma

Chinese army preparing to storm Taiwan's presidential palace New! 2020-06-06 09:13:26The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been training for the past five years to assault the Presidential Palace in Taiwan. A replica of the p

USA: Race riots and separatist temptations, by Thierry 2020-06-01 18:14:37The race riots that are spreading in the USA today do not threaten the integrity of the territory, but could pave the way for a cultural confrontation

US lawmakers threaten to recognize independence of Tibet 2020-06-01 18:14:37House Representative Scott Perry (Republican, California) introduced a bill on 19 May 2020 (HR6948) that would "authorize the President to recognize

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Protest Records Show Scant Evidence Of Trump's Bogus New! 2020-06-06 22:16:50Trump's claims that organized, radical-left thugs engaging in domestic terrorism are behind the nationwide protests have no basis in fact.

Factory Discarding COVID-19 Swabs Produced During Tour By New! 2020-06-06 20:19:27Trump visited a plant that produces sterile swabs and mingled with workers who wore white lab coats, masks, gloves, hair coverings, goggles and bootie

Scant Evidence For Trump Claim That Antifa Is New! 2020-06-06 14:22:30An Associated Press investigation into arrest records found that very few people were affiliated with organized groups.

New Jobs Report Diminishes GOP Appetite For More New! 2020-06-06 14:01:58Republicans already felt little urgency towards passing another coronavirus response bill. Now they're even less eager.

Marine Corps Bans Confederate Flag From Public Display New! 2020-06-06 12:48:42The hate symbol “presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security and good order and discipline,” the Marine Corps said.

The Labor Movement Faces A Reckoning Over Police New! 2020-06-06 11:11:50Law enforcement unions make up a small slice of the AFL-CIO, but progressive members are increasingly uncomfortable associating with them.

Trump Erupts After Attack Target Lisa Page Joins New! 2020-06-06 09:19:54The president frequently attacks the former FBI attorney, who played an early role in the Russia investigation.

Watchdog Calls For FBI Probe Into Medical And New! 2020-06-06 08:58:12Marc Short may have participated "personally and substantially in particular matters affecting companies in which he holds stock," according to the

Trump Tweet Gets Personal Fact-Check From Twitter CEO New! 2020-06-06 08:41:25The president whined after Twitter yanked a campaign video for copyright infringement — but Dorsey set the record straight.

Banksy's New Anti-Racism Artwork Sets Fire To The New! 2020-06-06 08:25:16The street artist used an analogy of a broken pipe flooding a downstairs apartment to explain why systemic racism "is a white problem."

The Fight To Fix Policing Begins At The New! 2020-06-06 08:00:21A District of Columbia election proves candidates who want to defund the police can win city council posts that give them direct power over police fun

Protest Cost Him His Career. Still, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf New! 2020-06-06 07:00:19The former NBA player talks about the anti-racism movement, demands for real change and how his faith keeps him grounded.