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Minneapolis unrest shakes up VP shortlist

*/ ]]> Law enforcement credentials once offered an appealing and protective sheen to a handful of the top prospects in contention to be Joe Biden’s potential running mate. But three of those candidates — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. [...]

Photo gallery: Washington D.C. protesters descend on the White House

Photo Gallery Tensions escalated between police and protesters who swarmed around the White House grounds for the second straight day Saturday in the wake of George Floyd’s death. About Us Advertising Breaking News Alerts Careers Credit [...]

The most volatile swing state of all

*/ ]]> Minnesota, the longtime Democratic presidential stronghold that Donald Trump nearly won in 2016, has suddenly become ground zero in a campaign that already promised to inflame racial and cultural divides. The shockwaves from [...]

Barr threatens to bust ‘far-left extremist groups’ in Floyd unrest

Attorney General William Barr. | Doug MIlls-Pool/Getty Images By JOSH GERSTEIN and EVAN SEMONES 05/30/2020 03:25 PM EDT Updated: 05/30/2020 04:04 PM EDT */ ]]> Attorney General William Barr announced Saturday that he won’t [...]

African-American congresswoman pepper-sprayed during racism protest

*/ ]]> Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and several top African-American local officials were pepper sprayed by Columbus, Ohio, police during protests Saturday afternoon over the death of George Floyd. Beatty was marching with Columbus [...]

Racial wounds rip open under a president with a history of exploiting them

*/ ]]> President Donald Trump has spent much of his adult life building his brand around racial divisions. So much of Trump’s business and political career has hinged on moments of racial strife: from the full-page ads he took out [...]

Trump exults in rocket launch as chaos unfolds around the country

President Donald Trump talks on the rooftop of the Operational Building at NASA after the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. | Saul Martinez/Getty Images */ ]]> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On a day of chaos across the country, President [...]

SpaceX makes history with launch of astronauts

*/ ]]> KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida — Elon Musk’s SpaceX made history Saturday with the maiden launch of two NASA astronauts into orbit aboard a commercially-owned spacecraft. The Crew Dragon lifted off from Kennedy Space [...]

Thousands ignore Minneapolis curfew as U.S. protests spread

A group of protesters rallies around the Fifth Police Precinct on Friday in Minneapolis. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images By ASSOCIATED PRESS 05/30/2020 07:10 AM EDT */ ]]> MINNEAPOLIS — Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew [...]

Trump warns protesters after White House partially locked down by Floyd demonstration

A U.S. Secret Service officer stands inside the fence at the White House as demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo */ ]]> President Donald Trump on Saturday morning warned protesters who forced [...]