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The European Union says U.S. President Donald Trump as host of an upcoming Group of Seven summit can invite who he wants but that Russia should not be allowed permanently back into the fold ABC
VOA VIEW: Trump should listen to the concerns of the EU.
COVID-19 has made food insecurity worse in Puerto Rico; a local food bank doubles the amount of food given out. ABC
VOA VIEW: PR leadership has failed the people.
Joe Biden gave an emotional speech in Philadelphia Tuesday condemning President Trump and speaking to the nationwide protests following George Floyd's death. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
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Over 2,800 deaths linked to virus in most recent week, but total fatalities still higher than normal. BBC
The protests come after Mark Zuckerberg opted not to take action against President Trump's inflammatory posts about protests. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook employees are a bunch a liberal whiners.
The social media company says the accounts were used by white supremacists to encourage violence. CBS
VOA VIEW: Twitter is defending Antifa - a joke.
Mostly peaceful demonstrations were contrasted by clashes and looting, and several police officers have been shot. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Governors better do their jobs - protect the people and property.
Trump tweets are seen as divisive by Americans, according to latest CBS News poll. CBS
Judge Emmet Sullivan argued in a brief submitted to the federal appeals court that he should have the right to review the Flynn case before ruling on it. CBS
VOA VIEW: There is nothing to defend.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Mr. Trump's "fanning of the flames of discord, bigotry and violence is cowardly, weak and dangerous." CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are fools.
Investors continued to focus on the progress of economic reopenings, bidding up shares of airlines, retailers and cruise line operators. CNBC
The move follows Wells Fargo's retrenchment from parts of the mortgage market as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the U.S. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Former vice president Joe Biden is expected to attend the funeral next week of George Floyd, the black man who died at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer, a lawyer for Floyd's family said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A political photo op
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"As much as we want the conditions surrounding COVID-19 to be favorable enough for you to hold the Convention you describe in late August, it is very unlikely," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said in a letter to Republican officials. CNBC
Investors are placing bets that the stock market could have a massive sell-off following the election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Dems will not sweep.
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The leaders said Zuckerberg gave "incomprehensible explanations" for not taking action against President Trump's "looting ... shooting" post. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal idiots.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday for not deploying enough police officers to stem looting in the state's most populous city after a night of widespread property destruction and hundreds of arrests. CNBC
VOA VIEW: De Blasio hurts NYC.
President Trump thanked himself on Twitter for what he said was relative peace on the streets of Washington and Minneapolis after days of protests over George Floyd's death. CNBC
Democratic governors in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware turned down requests from Defense Secretary Mark Esper to offer National Guard troops to help with security in Washington, DC. CNN
It's Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted by activists to observe, mourn and bring about policy change in the wake of the death of George Floyd. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds, sometimes tagging the posts with #BlackLivesMatter. CNN
VOA VIEW: Typical stupidity.
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Santa Monica Police Chief Cynthia Renaud is facing calls to resign after local television footage showed officers standing idly by as looters ransacked more than 80 stores in the city’s downtown area. FOX News
VOA VIEW: He should resign.
Concerns have sharply risen this week, one government intelligence source told Fox News, that rioters are purporting to move their storms of destruction – which take place after the peaceful protests and typically involve a different set of people coming in – into more suburban areas, drumming up extra anxieties and fears of pushback by those defending their properties and families. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The sooner the better.
Influential evangelical leaders and churches are supporting Black Lives Matter amid the protests and racial unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd detained by police in Minneapolis, Minn. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Fools, if true.
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted state governors for not embracing his proposal to send in the U.S. military to quell unrest, hours after five officers were shot and wounded in an escalation of tensions between law enforcement and crowds protesting the killing of a black man in police custody. Reuters
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that New York City police failed in their duty to stop looting and other criminal activity during protests the previous night, and that the city's mayor had refused help from the National Guard. Reuters
VOA VIEW: They were not support by the mayor.
An independent autopsy that found George Floyd died solely from asphyxiation could actually bolster the defense of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing him, legal experts said. Reuters
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday promised legislation on racial profiling and other issues raised by the police killing of George Floyd, while other lawmakers warned against using troops to quell protests sweeping across the United States. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Trash that won't pass Senate or Trump veto.
The Trump administration said this week it will temporarily allow some impurities in alcohol-based hand sanitizer to ensure access to the product during the coronavirus pandemic, reversing course after having tightened restrictions in April. Reuters
Southwest Airlines Co on Monday extended buyout packages and temporary paid leaves to employees in what its chief executive said was an effort to "ensure survival" as the carrier braces for a slow recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents detailing the packages that were seen by Reuters. Reuters
Tropical Storm Cristobal, the third named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, formed over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon. UPI
U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, chair of the House Armed Services Committee, on Tuesday called for a hearing on potential domestic deployments of the U.S. military in response to protest activity in the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: The House fools.
The Trump administration Tuesday sanctioned four companies and their oil tankers for conducting business with the Venezuelan government under embattled President Nicolas Maduro. UPI
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaking Tuesday in his first public speech since March, criticized President Donald Trump's response to national unrest and called it a "wake-up call" for America. UPI
Bank of America said Tuesday it's giving $1 billion to address economic and racial inequality in the United States, amid national protests that have shaken just about every major U.S. city. UPI
China warned against excluding Beijing from major world organizations. UPI
VOA VIEW: Few care what China thinks.
U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Russia's future re-admittance to the G7 economic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call between the two leaders, reports from the Kremlin and White House said. UPI
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Agitators don't have a life and only seek to loot and cause chaos. As violence intensified in cities across the nation, some in the movement worry that their protest movement has been hijacked.