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  • Virginia governor to announce removal of Lee statue (Demolition of Monuments Avenue begins)

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration seeks input on a new location, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak before the governor’s announcement.
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper Says He Was Not Aware He Was Accompanying Trump to St. John’s for a ‘Photo Op’

    06/03/2020 1:59:30 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 50 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/03/2020 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Pentagon reporters at a briefing Wednesday morning that he was not aware he would be accompanying President Trump to St. John’s church for a “photo op” on Monday.
  • A mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, Dutch authorities believe

    06/03/2020 1:14:30 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 20 May 2020 | Mick Krever and Rob Picheta
    (CNN)Dutch authorities believe a mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, and are instituting mandatory testing at all mink farms in the Netherlands. "On the basis of new research results from the ongoing research into Covid-19 infections at mink farms, it is plausible that an infection took place from mink to human," the Dutch government said in a statement late Tuesday night. "It also appears from this research that minks can have Covid-19 without displaying symptoms." The government said antibody testing of minks would be expanded to "all mink farms in the Netherlands and will become mandatory." The government...
  • Pat Robertson condemns Trump over 'law and order' response to protests

    06/03/2020 10:06:54 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 3, 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Christian Broadcast Network founder Pat Robertson on Wednesday condemned President Trump’s “law and order” response to nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis police custody. “You just don't do that, Mr. President," Robertson said on the 700 Club Tuesday, referring to Trump’s threat to invoke military troops to U.S. cities are facing protest.
  • Greta Thunberg ‘Devastated’ by U.S. Riots: Calls for ‘Global Change’

    06/03/2020 9:29:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 6/3/2020 | Simon Kent
    Teenage climate worrier Greta Thunberg has been watching the tumultuous riots that have erupted across America over the past week and voiced disappointment at what she sees. Late Sunday night she took to Twitter to register her displeasure and issue a call for “global structural change”: Greta Thunberg ✔ @GretaThunberg Devastating to see the development taking place in the USA. Centuries of structural and systematic racism and social injustice won’t go away by itself. We need a global structural change. The injustices must come to an end. #BlackLivesMatter
  • Bush Administration Officials Launch Pro-Biden Group

    06/03/2020 7:11:16 AM PDT · by RandFan · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2nd June | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    Former George W. Bush administration officials have launched a super PAC in support of former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, according to newly available filings with the Federal Election Commission. The group, named 43 Alumni For Biden, was created Monday. Documents list former Treasury Department official Karen Kirksey as its custodian of records and group’s treasurer. The super PAC, nor Kirksey have issued a statement regarding the effort to propel the presumptive Democrat nominee to the White House.
  • BLM & ANTIFA rioters are paid professionals

    06/02/2020 10:12:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 35 replies
    Tulsa Today ^ | Tony Elliott
    On the surface, it looks like BLM and ANTIFA have hundreds of thousands of members across the United States and more than a million strong when you count those who riot internationally. These numbers are as misleading as the purpose of the civil unrest and riots perpetrated by these two organizations who have proven themselves to be nothing more than terrorist organizations since the Ferguson Riots. The truth is over 90% of the people who show up in all the protests in the US are literally paid protesters hired by Leftist political companies such as Crowds on Demand and a...
  • Anti-Fascist, Trump protesters applaud speech comprised entirely of Hitler quotes

    06/02/2020 10:04:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 2, 2017 4.7K 110 SHARE SAVE | Shad Daley
    At the Impeach Trump March in Chicago 7/2/17. A group of protesters applaud a speech comprised almost entirely of Adolf Hitler quotes
  • Douglas County Attorney calls death 'senseless, but justified', no charges in shooting of protester

    06/02/2020 8:00:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KETV ^ | June 2, 2020 | KETV
    OMAHA, Neb. — Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced Monday that there would be no charges against Jake Gardner in the shooting death of 22-year-old James Scurlock, a black man who was killed amid protests in the Old Market Saturday night. "Douglas County is a community of people I truly love. And I've been very proud of and very proud to serve as the county attorney in this this great county that we live in," he began his remarks. Kleine said the death of Scurlock was "senseless," because the situation stemmed from what was meant to be peaceful protests. Kleine...
  • VIDEO: NBC Reporter Hit with Flash Bang Grenade During Broadcast

    06/02/2020 6:48:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An NBC News reporter covering the riots over George Floyd’s death in Seattle was hit with a flash-bang grenade during a live broadcast on Monday night. A video of the incident showed the moment the reporter, Jo Ling Kent, was hit in the arm by the firework, which forced her and her camera crew to relocate and seek shelter immediately. “Oh my gosh,” Kent yelled as she’s ushered off-camera by a security team, while someone else yelled, “****.” Kent later tweeted that she and her production team were fine.
  • Tiffany Trump joins in on ‘Blackout Tuesday’ Instagram trend

    06/02/2020 2:46:04 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 73 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 2, 2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    iffany Trump joined in on a viral social media trend dubbed “Blackout Tuesday” and called for justice for George Floyd. President Trump’s daughter posted a black square on her Instagram, with the Helen Keller quote, “Alone we can achieve so little; together we can achieve so much.” Hashtags #blackoutTuesday and #justiceforgeorgefloyd accompanied her post. Similar all-black posts flooded Instagram and Twitter Tuesday in a show of solidarity against police brutality against black people.
  • 32 guns stolen from Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville, $5K reward offered

    06/02/2020 1:43:08 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 22 replies
    KXAN Austin ^ | 6/2/2020 | Kate Winkle
    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information about a burglary of an indoor range in Pflugerville in which three suspects stole 32 guns. Officials suspects forced their way into Red’s Indoor Range at 1908 West Pecan St. at 3:32 a.m. Monday. They took both handguns and long guns. The Pflugerville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are involved in the investigation....
  • Wuhan doctor, 42, whose skin turned dark due to coronavirus treatment 'dies after battling the deadly disease for nearly five months'

    06/02/2020 1:11:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2020 | Billie Thomson
    A Chinese doctor whose skin suddenly turned dark after falling critically ill with COVID-19 has reportedly died after fighting the killer infection for nearly five months. Dr Hu Weifeng, who caught the virus through work in January, passed at a hospital in the former epicentre Wuhan, Chinese news website The Paper reported today. . . . One of Dr Hu's colleagues, Dr Yi Fan whose skin also turned dark due to COVID-19, has fully recovered after falling ill at the same time as Dr Hu, according to the spokesperson.
  • Dr. Fauci says meetings with President Trump have 'dramatically decreased' as masses of protesters forget social distancing

    06/02/2020 9:37:26 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 21 replies
    the Blaze ^ | 06/02/2020 | Aaron Colen
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading public health expert on the White House coronavirus task force, admitted that he and President Donald Trump aren't meeting as often recently, even as thousands of people across the nation totally disregard the previously essential social distancing and lockdown rules that have defined the last few months.
  • &pizza restaurant chain offers paid time off for activism amid George Floyd protests

    06/02/2020 7:57:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2 June 2020 | Janine Puhak
    Pizza chain &pizza is offering its employees paid time off for activism following the death of George Floyd last week. The fast-casual restaurant announced the news on Sunday. “For those in this pain. For those in this fight. We stand with the Black Community against racial hate and injustice,” &pizza tweeted. “In memory of George Floyd & in UNITY always. From this day forward, @andpizza will be giving its employees paid time off for activism.”’ SNIP The custom-pie restaurant chain, based in Washington, D.C., employs about 700 people across 40 locations in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. The...
  • Tiger King: Joe Exotic's former zoo handed to rival Carole Baskin

    06/02/2020 5:50:21 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | June 2, 2020 | BBC
    A zoo formerly owned by the star of Netflix documentary Tiger King is to be handed over to the woman he was convicted of trying to have killed. A federal judge has given Carole Baskin control of Joe Exotic's old zoo in Oklahoma as part of a ruling in a $1m (Ł800,000) trademark dispute. Joe Exotic is currently serving a 22-year sentence for his involvement in a murder-for-hire plot and animal abuse. The zoo's current operator has been ordered to leave within 120 days.
  • Victim's family names woman killed overnight in Davenport unrest [Heartbreaking Video]

    06/02/2020 12:41:24 AM PDT · by Main Street · 34 replies
    qctimes ^ | Jun 1, 2020 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    22-year-old woman was killed early Monday in an apparently random shooting as she was leaving a protest against police brutality in Davenport, her relatives said. Italia Marie Kelly was one of two people fatally shot overnight in civil unrest. Kelly joined a protest over the death of George Floyd after getting off work Sunday night, according to her aunt, Amy Hale of Atchison, Kansas. Kelly, who is biracial and went by the last name Impinto, and a friend were getting in a vehicle to leave around midnight because the protest outside a Walmart had turned unruly, Hale said. That's when...
  • The Country Is Under Attack By A Terrorist Army And The FBI Is Busy Celebrating Gay People.

    06/01/2020 5:21:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/01/2020 | Mark Dice
    The country is under attack by a terrorist army and the FBI is busy celebrating gay people. 
  • This Lady Stopped Someone Boarding Up A Store In Santa Monica So She Could Hold The Drill For A Picture, Then Drove Away

    06/01/2020 4:55:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/01/2020
    This lady stopped someone boarding up a store in Santa Monica so she could hold the drill for a picture, then drove away. Please don’t do this. 
  • Over 300 Doctors Sign Letter Stating "White Supremacy is a Lethal Public Health Issue that Predates and Contributes to COVID-19"

    06/01/2020 2:41:42 PM PDT · by The Accused · 53 replies
    Open Letter ^ | May 31, 2020 | infectious diseases, public health, and medical professionals
    Open letter advocating for an anti-racist public health response to demonstrations against systemic injustice occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic.