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- Today’s Top Stories: May 19, 2020Today’s Top Stories is brought to you by My Daily Grind News. The Lede Trump probably lied about taking malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine. (CNN) The fragile foundation of evidence-based reality shoring up Donald Trump’s life and presidency just got even more tenuous.Trump’s admission that he was dosing up on hydroxychloroquine, an unproven and possibly harmful therapy to ward off the coronavirus, appears to conflict with the codes of medical science and is a stunning development given his position. “Here’s my evidence: I get a lot of positive calls about it,” Trump told shocked reporters when he made the disclosure about […]
- Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has been defeated in the Republican primary in Iowa’s fourth congressional district, according to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.
- “When the history of the Trump presidency is written, the clash with protesters that preceded President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square may be remembered as one of its defining moments.” […]
- Televangelist Pat Robertson joined the religious leaders criticizing President Trump for his “law and order” response to the nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd in the custody of […]
- “President Trump’s vow to ‘dominate’ demonstrators protesting police brutality has mobilized the full might of federal law enforcement, from border agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration to F.B.I. hostage rescue […]
- Defense Secretary Mark Esper told NBC News he had no advance notice before President Trump led him and other senior administration officials to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a widely […]
- Live updates: As protests push past curfews and troops descend, CIA veterans say U.S. similar to collapsing nationsViolent confrontations between police and the public were reported in cities including St. Louis, Las Vegas, New York, Buffalo and Seattle.
- Live updates: Trump says Republicans will pull convention from Charlotte; U.S. coronavirus cases pass 1.8 millionDemocratic Gov. Roy Cooper has declined so far to authorize the convention, a gathering of 19,000 people, as the number of coronavirus cases in the country soars past 1.8 million.
- Even in parts of the country that haven't been hit hard by the virus, hospitals are at risk of bankruptcy.
- Police say they have been shot, hit by rocks and targeted by cars in recent days.
- Amid tumult, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts apologizes for calling black leaders ‘you people.’
Late Breaking News…
- A massive crowd of protesters ignored the Washington curfew and gathered outside the White House on Tuesday, a day after U.S. Park Police, the Secret […]
- Top Republican senators defended the move to use force to clear out peaceful protesters near the White House in order for President Donald Trump to […]
- Carrie Lam's comments referred to the contrast between Western support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong last year, and the response to recent anti-police […]
- A Washington DC neighborhood offered shelter to dozens of protesters boxed in by police who were being pepper sprayed and hit. One man took in […]
- Twenty minutes after leaving his job at a Brooklyn hospital on Saturday night, 32-year-old Rayne Valentine was lying in the fetal position on the sidewalk. […]
- The PM is accused of "winging it" by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and risking a new wave of infections.
- Many defied curfews but the violence was not on the scale of Monday night.
- India's most populous city – and its financial capital – has already been badly hit by the virus.
- Official figures show the economy contracted even before the full impact of the virus pandemic.
- The search engine giant says it is upfront about what data is collected when users browse incognito.
- Contractors for Trump’s Controversial $3 Billion Food Aid Program Have Hired a Longtime Lobbyist to Tout Their Workby Isaac Arnsdorf ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Companies receiving taxpayer dollars as part of President Donald Trump’s signature food aid program hired a longtime lobbyist to push back on criticism that the government is relying on unqualified […]
- Senior Citizens in Subsidized Housing Have Been Dying Alone at Home, Unnoticed Because of Coronavirus Distancingby Mick Dumke and Haru Coryne ProPublica Illinois is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to get weekly updates about our work. Someone needed to check on Leonard Graves. The 57-year-old lived alone in a senior building on Chicago’s North Side, and no one had seen him in at least two […]
- by Justin Elliott, Lydia DePillis and Robert Faturechi ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have become the public faces of the $3 trillion federal coronavirus bailout. Behind the scenes, […]
- by Anne Raup, Anchorage Daily News, and Agnes Chang, ProPublica ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Anchorage Daily News, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. Every portrait in Unheard was different. […]
- by Adriana Gallardo and Nadia Sussman ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. This story was co-published with the Anchorage Daily News, a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. In the course of reporting Unheard and interviewing dozens of […]
- New York Times: N.Y.C. Protests Are Peaceful as Authorities Vow to Control Looting: Live Updates — It was too early to say whether an earlier curfew had avoided a repeat of Monday night's widespread looting. Scattered break-ins were reported. — Here's what you need to know:
- Jennifer Medina / New York Times: Ella Jones Is Elected First Black Mayor of Ferguson — Ms. Jones is also the first woman to lead the Missouri city, which erupted in protests in 2014 after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, a black teenager. — Ella Jones became the first African-American …
- After George Floyd's death, Trump administration told military's service chiefs to remain quiet about unrest (Dan Lamothe/Washington Post)Dan Lamothe / Washington Post: After George Floyd's death, Trump administration told military's service chiefs to remain quiet about unrest — A week after the killing of George Floyd, the Air Force's top enlisted member took to Twitter to say that he too is a black man, “who happens to be Chief Master Sergeant of […]
- Andrew O'Reilly / Fox News: Controversial Rep. Steve King loses Iowa GOP primary battle — Rep. Steve King, the controversial nine-term Republican congressman from Iowa, lost a heavily contested primary race on Tuesday night to a well-funded state Sen. Randy Feenstra. — King's loss in Iowa's Republican primary contest marks …
- Trump demands journalists correct stories on the use of tear gas. According to the CDC, it was tear gas. (Abigail Hauslohner/Washington Post)Abigail Hauslohner / Washington Post: Trump demands journalists correct stories on the use of tear gas. According to the CDC, it was tear gas. — President Trump's reelection campaign sent a message out to news organizations Tuesday night, demanding a correction to articles that described security forces' use of tear gas …
- Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez prevailed over former CIA operative Valerie Plame in the crowded Democratic primary for New Mexico's 3rd District to replace Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.).Leger Fernandez, a Yale and S…
- Democrat Kathleen Williams and Republican Matt Rosendale won their primaries Tuesday night to face off for Montana's at-large House seat.Williams, who lost her bid for the seat in 2018, beat her nearest challenger…
- Iowa Republican state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks will face Democrat Rita Hart in the race to replace retiring Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) in the state's 2nd District.Miller-Meeks lost to Loebsack three times bef…
- Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) won the GOP primary in Montana's gubernatorial race on Tuesday, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hard-fought battle to lead the state.Gianforte beat out Tim Fox, his near…
- Indiana Democrat Frank Mrvan and Republican Mark Leyva won their House primaries in Indiana's 1st Congressional District on Tuesday and will face off against each other to replace retiring Rep. Pete Visclosky (D).M…
- Markets shrug off US protests as China services survey hits 10-year-high 7.42am BST Good morning and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, eurozone and businessMarkets are still riding on a wave of economic optimism, boosted by a strong survey of China’s services sector, which hit a near-10-year high last […]
- US troops from 82nd airborne division moved from Fort Bragg – reportsFloyd’s family: ‘I want justice for him because he was good’Biden says Trump ‘is part of the problem and accelerates it’Washington archdiocese: ‘Reprehensible’ to allow Trump visitTrump’s threat to deploy military raises spectre of fascismAre you taking part in US protests after the death […]
- Coronavirus live update: Josh Frydenberg says Australia's economy in recession as GDP falls 0.3% in March quarter – latest newsABS reports growth slowed to 1.4% through the year as industrial relations roundtables prepare an agenda to regrow the jobs lost during Covid-19. Follow liveABS releases latest national accountsFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 7.52am BST My colleague Martin Farrer reports:Councils around Australia have […]
- UK prime minister says all eligible for BNO passport can apply if China cuts freedomsBoris Johnson has opened the path to what he called one of the “biggest changes” ever to the British visa system, stating he was ready to offer a right to live and work in the UK to any of the nearly […]
- Yemen aid funding falls short by US$1bn; Australian treasurer admits first slump in 30 years is inevitable; global cases pass 6.3mIndia evacuates 100,000 from homes, virus hospital ahead of cycloneGlobal report: Germany eases travel ban and cafe culture returns to ParisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 7.36am BST […]
- Thousands of protesters remain on streets of New York City, Washington DC, Atlanta and other cities despite curfews.
- India's infections crossed 200,000 and a peak could still be weeks away in the world's second most populous country.
- At least 100,000 people, including coronavirus patients, moved to safety as India's west coast braces for rare cyclone.
- In an op-ed for the Telegraph, UK's home and transport ministers defend plans to quarantine international arrivals.
- Changes would mean 12-month visa-free access to British National Overseas passport-holders, path to citizenship.
News & Guts
- The United States is not on the verge of collapse. I say this not to minimize the dangers of this moment. They are great. I say this not to negate the pain. It is deep. I say this not to normalize the injustices. They are real and have been festering for far too long. But […]
- George W. Bush is out with a statement about the killing of George Floyd and the unrest that has followed. He is also asking “A long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society?” In addressing the protests, some of which have turned violent, the 43rd president wrote, “We know that lasting […]
- In any normal election year, Tuesday would have been a pretty big deal. It’s presidential primary election day in eight states from Pennsylvania to New Mexico, plus D.C. — and the last big warm-up for the national election on Nov. 3. But it’s being conducted in the strangest of times. The nation is still partially […]
- A handful of Republican lawmakers are speaking out against the president’s actions yesterday in having protestors teargassed so he could hold a photo opp across the street from the White House. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), “I did not think that what we saw last night was the America I know.” Politico adds: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) told Politico that […]
- Donald Trump has said he will be “forced to find… another Republican National Convention site” if North Carolina’s governor doesn’t give in to his demands for the convention. In tweets back in May, Trump said he needed a “guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena.” Today, in a move that […]