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Eight shot after 'inebriated' man turned away from Texas bar
Police say gunman claimed to be ‘UFC fighter from California’ San Antonio chief: shooter at large but no danger to public A man who was turned away from a bar in Texas on Friday night shot and wounded at least eight people in the parking lot, police said. Police were searching for the gunman, who fled the scene, the San Antonio police chief, William McManus, said at a briefing early on Saturday.
Trump gives West Point address amid tensions with military leaders
President’s visit to military academy also faces protest over bringing graduates back during coronavirus pandemic At West Point on Saturday Donald Trump will deliver a speech controversial by its very occurrence and due to tensions between the president and leaders of the US armed forces. With New York state only beginning its reopening after the coronavirus outbreak, Trump will address graduates
Melania doesn't need to be #Freed and she's not an enigma – she's an opportunist | Arwa Mahdawi
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Donald Trump to deliver West Point speech as protests continue – live
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Clemson to strip name of John C Calhoun from honors college
College will also drop tribute to ‘Pitchfork’ Ben Tillman South Carolina trustees cite protests over killing of George Floyd Clemson University trustees voted on Friday to rename its honors college, stripping the name of former vice-president John C Calhoun, a leading defender of slavery in the years before the American civil war. Related: 'He just doesn't get it': has Trump been left behind by A
William Sessions, FBI director fired by Bill Clinton, dies aged 90
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Sessions was fired in 1993 Former judge praised for commitment to affirmative action William Sessions, a former federal judge who was appointed by Ronald Reagan to head the FBI and fired by Bill Clinton, died on Friday at his San Antonio home. He was 90. Sessions died of natural causes not related to the novel coronavirus, said his daughter, Sara Sessions Naughton. Con
19 dead in a decade: the small American city where violent police thrive
Police killed Sean Monterrosa amid protests against brutality. His death is part of a fatal pattern in Vallejo, California At 12.30am on 2 June, as protests for George Floyd raged across California, a Vallejo policeman fired five shots through the windshield of his unmarked car, fatally striking an unarmed young man kneeling in a parking lot. The death of Sean Monterrosa sparked national outrage

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It's time to kick police unions out of the labor movement. They aren't allies | Hamilton Nolan
Let’s put police unions on a raft and set them adrift. They can reapply for solidarity if they stop abusing the rest of us The ultimate power of the labor movement lies in solidarity. Together, working people are strong. So what can the movement do in this moment of national struggle against racism and police violence? The obvious answer is to deny the power of solidarity to police unions, which
Germany confronted its racist legacy. Britain and the US must do the same | Susan Neiman
Germans have a word for ‘working off the past’. Though not a vaccine against racism, facing history is a necessary beginning It wasn’t surprising that the anger first exploded in the US. The Black Lives Matter demonstrations weren’t only sparked by the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Poverty and poor health in black communities – the reason why African Americans have died from Covid-
Black candidates and political groups see a surge of support amid US protests
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As Fifa urges action against inequality, how is Qatar 2022 looking these days? | Barney Ronay
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'He just doesn't get it': has Trump been left behind by America's awakening on racism?
The killing of George Floyd has been a turning point for for everyone but the president – who has seldom been so isolated from his own party and the public Longtime observers of Donald Trump have often compared him to an old man sitting at the end of a bar, holding forth with crazed opinions, overwhelming self-assurance and taboo-busting shock value guaranteed to draw a crowd. Now, perhaps for th
Donald Trump delays Oklahoma election rally to avoid Juneteenth slavery date
US president pushes back gathering by a day after requests from ‘many of my African American friends’ to respect significance of the day Donald Trump has postponed his planned election rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the scene of one of the worst race massacres in US history – amid outcry over its clash with the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of US slavery. The gathering – which had also caused al
Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah says LA police kneeled on his neck
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Trump administration reverses health protections for transgender people
Friday’s announcement came on the fourth anniversary of the Pulse shooting that killed 49 people at a gay nightclub The Trump administration has finalized a regulation rolling back Obama-era protections for transgender Americans against sex discrimination in health care. According to the new version of the policy, the Department of Health and Human Services will be “returning to the government’s
Trump says chokeholds sound 'innocent and perfect' and compares himself to Lincoln
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Antonio Brown pleads no contest to felony burglary with battery in Florida
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Los Angeles county sees homelessness rise 13%, even before the coronavirus impact
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Rory McIlroy charges up leaderboard with second round 63
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NBA gives players more detailed schedule for Disney World restart
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NFL will recognize Juneteenth as company-wide holiday, Goodell says
Commissioner says Juneteenth will be company-wide holiday 19 June commemorates abolition of enslaved Africans in US NFL pledged $250m fund to social justice causes on Thursday NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in an internal memo to staff that the league will recognize 19 June, popularly known as Juneteenth, as a permanent company-wide holiday in support of racial diversity. Juneteenth commemor
'Trump thought I was a secretary': Fiona Hill on the president, Putin and populism
She was the White House’s top Russia expert catapulted to fame by Trump’s impeachment. She reflects on her journey from County Durham to Washington In the last days before Washington was locked down, Fiona Hill was standing on the street on her phone dealing with a domestic crisis. Hill’s daughter had become ill, it was unclear whether it was coronavirus (it later turned out to be regular flu) an
'Illegal': mayor says Trump cannot disband Seattle's 'autonomous zone' – video
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Bolton book claims Trump committed other ‘Ukraine-like transgressions’
Ex-national security adviser also describes attempts to ‘raise alarms about them’, according to press release about memoir Donald Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is set to claim in a bombshell book that the president has committed “Ukraine-like transgressions” across his entire foreign policy, far beyond the alleged misconduct he was impeached for. He will also describe his a
Starbucks reverses stance and allows staff to wear Black Lives Matter clothing
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Melania Trump used White House move to renegotiate prenup, book claims
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The US is still segregated – but is our democracy up to the challenge? | Wynton Marsalis
We’re seeing the same problems with race that Abraham Lincoln once complained about, but blackness is threaded into the heart of America’s identity and can never be erased With the crescendo of public outcry around the killing of George Floyd, I fear there’s little need for another person voicing a commonly held opinion. I also believe that these now commonplace tragedies should be addressed when

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