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|Former Justice Department official says Trump is 'basically calling for the shooting of protesters'
Vanita Gupta, head of the department's Civil Rights Division in the Obama administration, said the Minneapolis Police Department was on her “radar” during her tenure.
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 4:43 PM
|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
|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
|Denmark and Norway cut coronavirus-hit Sweden out of free travel deal
The governments of Denmark and Norway have cut Sweden out of a deal allowing each other's tourists to travel freely between the two countries — citing their Nordic neighbour's higher levels of coronavirus infection. The deal, announced at parallel press conferences in Oslo and Copenhagen on Friday afternoon, showed Sweden has failed in its diplomatic efforts to be included in the first stage of a Nordic travel bubble. Under the deal, people from Denmark will from June 15 be allowed to enter Norway without needing to quarantine, while tourists from Norway will be able to enter Denmark, so long as they have booked accommodation for at least six days. As she announced the agreement, Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen acknowledged that it would be difficult for many Swedes. “Danes and Swedes have family, lovers, and holiday homes across the border,” she said. “Denmark and Sweden are at different places in relation to the coronavirus [epidemic], and this has a bearing on what we can decide in relation to the border.”
POSTED MAY 29, 2020 11:21 AM
|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
|Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest
Kentucky’s governor on Saturday called in the National Guard to “help keep the peace” in Louisville after a second night of protests sparked by the police shooting of a black woman led to widespread damage. Gov. Andy Beshear said he didn’t want to silence protesters but decided to activate the Guard to quell the actions of “outside groups” that are “trying to create violence.” Police said six people were arrested during Friday’s protest, which began peacefully but grew more destructive as the night went on.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 3:43 AM
| 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
|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
|Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed
Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a disabled Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, prompting furious condemnation from the Palestinians. The incident happened in the alleys of the walled Old City near Lions' Gate, an access point mainly used by Palestinians. "Police units on patrol there spotted a suspect with a suspicious object that looked like a pistol," an Israeli police statement said.
POSTED MAY 30, 2020 3:53 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