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|Twitter flags Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests for 'glorifying violence'
The social media platform added a warning to his tweet encouraging violence against unarmed civilians protesting the death of George Floyd.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 7:43 AM
|How should the U.S. respond to China's Hong Kong power grab?
The Chinese government passed a law giving it sweeping new powers to stamp out dissent on the semiautonomous island of Hong Kong. Should the U.S. and others nations push back?
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 3:46 PM
|Can you contract coronavirus from a surface or object?
The CDC says that it may be possible to contract COVID-19 by coming in contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it, but you're much more likely to get the coronavirus through person-to-person transmission.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 6:48 PM
|FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation
Boente was asked to resign on Friday and two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss him said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 6:43 PM
|EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO
The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "In this context, we urge the U.S. to reconsider its announced decision," they said a day after President Donald Trump announced the move, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also condemned the move and pledged intensive talks with Washington on the issue.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 9:20 AM
|George Floyd death: Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis
An ex-police officer in Minneapolis is detained over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 10:05 PM
|Lessons from Japan on containing coronavirus could help U.S. reopen safely
In many ways, Japan’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic has paralleled America’s, and yet Japan’s outbreak has stalled — at much lower levels of infection and death.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 12:01 PM
|SpaceX heading for ISS on historic private crewed flight
A SpaceX rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts was headed for the International Space Station on Saturday on the first ever crewed flight by a private company, ushering in a new era in space travel. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off flawlessly in a cloud of bright orange flame and smoke from Florida's Kennedy Space Center for the 19-hour voyage to the orbiting space station. "Let's light this candle," Hurley, the spacecraft mission commander, told SpaceX mission control in Hawthorne, California, before liftoff at 3:22 pm (1922 GMT) from NASA's fabled Launch Pad 39A.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 6:58 PM
| Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket launches into space
A Falcon 9 rocket with two U.S. astronauts aboard lifted off Saturday en route to the International Space Station. It had been nine years since NASA astronauts had been sent into space.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 4:16 PM
|George Floyd autopsy shows no signs of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation, attributes death to 'being restrained, his underlying health conditions, and any potential intoxicants in his system'
Floyd was "non-responsive" for nearly three minutes before the police officer took his knee off his neck, the report said.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 10:58 AM