And 60 Other Protagonists And Observers. All presidencies are historic. The president still managed to get a ridiculous amount done, advancing an unusually progressive agenda. But however Americans end up remembering the Obama years decades from now, one thing we can say for sure is that it did not feel, at the time, like an unmitigated liberal triumph. It felt like a cold civil war. Or a never-breaking political fever. There was the tea-party rage and Occupy Wall Street.
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This live briefing has ended. Click here for the latest updates. Barr who ordered officers to clear Lafayette Park on Monday in time for Mr. Trump to walk to a historic church and have his picture taken there. On Tuesday night, more than 1, protesters remained near the park after a 7 p. But the crowd remained peaceful in a mood that appeared to be taking hold in other cities, too.
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This briefing has ended. Follow our continuing coverage of Atlanta, Black Lives Matter and police protests here. Clyburn said. But no, you fire bullets into his back. And so I think the mayor is right, this did not call for lethal force.
After a period of time without a team, last week the NHL approved the sale of the where the Kings lost in a controversial series to the Los Angeles Lakers. Brooklyn Dodgers/New York Giants (MLB)—These two teams could have made the list. Stanley Cup Finals run in that led to the team’s demise in Minneapolis.
Policymakers must break free of the false dichotomy of America as either a nation of immigrants or a nation of laws, and advance an immigration system that is fair, humane, and actually works. For too many years, the conversation has been predicated on a false dichotomy that says America can either honor its history and traditions as a nation of immigrants 1 or live up to its ideals as a nation of laws by enforcing the current immigration system.
Debates over a liberal immigration policy actually predate the start of the nation itself; they infused the drafting of the U. Indeed, it is precisely because these two visions of the country are intertwined that America cannot be a nation of laws if those laws are antithetical to its history and ideals as a nation of immigrants.
Put another way, the U. This report sets out a framework for immigration policymaking that brings together the two visions of America, with the goal of building a fair, humane, and well-functioning immigration system in which the rule of law is restored. Additionally, it makes the case for why immigration proponents can and should reclaim the rule of law narrative frame from immigration restrictionists who frequently misappropriate the term to drive law and order policies that demonize immigrant communities and communities of color and only worsen the dysfunctionality and cruelty of the current system.
The report begins by laying out what the rule of law is, how it has been distorted by opponents of immigration, and the degree to which the current immigration system makes a mockery of American history and ideals—of an America that is both a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.
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Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane further restrained Floyd, while officer Tou Thao prevented bystanders from intervening. The following day, after videos made by witnesses and security cameras became public,    all four officers were fired. Two autopsies found Floyd’s death to be a homicide. The three other officers were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
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Earlier this week, Seattle police took down barricades near the East Precinct on Capitol Hill and boarded up the building. The following graphic shows what this portion of Capitol Hill looks like now. What has being out there meant to you? Click here to let us know. Protesters are still sitting at the corner of 12th Avenue and Pine Street in the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, cheering — and staying silent at times — as Black poets and artists voice the love, pain and fear they continue to feel.
Community organizer Nikkita Oliver helped facilitate the teach-in, according to multiple livestreams, introducing each artist one by one. Rio Chanae stepped into the circle of protesters to perform a number of spoken word poems, touching on the terror that exists in catcalling culture and the necessity of “showing up when you’re tired. Another artist, Christopher Lee , reminded the crowd the gathering was not a party.
At any point They could take this building right back from us. The next poet, Mattie, spoke about their experience as a first-generation child of African immigrants.
The death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died, has caused outrage in the city of Minneapolis. What started as mostly peaceful protests in the beginning of week had turned into chaos by Friday. Charges have been filed against one of the four officers at the scene, who were all fired, however, the Department of Justice has said a full investigation of the incident is a “top priority.
This story will be updated as protests continue throughout the country.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It was a prime-time moment for Amy Klobuchar. Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential.
Among the top coronavirus news out today are: The number of COVID cases have now surpassed 24 million worldwide and deaths have reached more than , For other info: U. On Friday Aug. The change has been widely criticized since it appeared on the CDC’s website earlier this week, Live Science previously reported. What’s more “this abrupt change has caused confusion, consternation and undermined the credibility of the agency with public health professionals and the public alike,” the letter said.
The letter urged the agency to “pull the revised guidance and revert back to the previous consensus policy where people who may have been exposed to COVID are encouraged to get tested, know their status, and do all they can to physically distance and stop the spread. Recently, a wastewater sample from one of the dorms came back positive, prompting staff to test all people who live in the dorm, the Post reported. Two students tested positive, but were still asymptomatic. The university quickly quarantined the students to prevent further spread.
Richard Carmona, a former U. Hurricane Laura made landfall in Texas and Louisiana early Thursday as a Category 4 storm, flooding roadways, scattering debris, leaving people without power and sending thousands to shelters, according to NPR. Though the storm was less catastrophic than predicted, it still significantly damaged communities, according to NPR.
Protesters Hail Charges Against Police but Seek Broader Change
Standing in the glare of television lights at a Democratic presidential debate last fall, she was asked about her years as a top Minnesota prosecutor and allegations she was not committed to racial justice. Yes, she was tough on crime, Klobuchar said, but the African American community was angry about losing kids to gun violence. And she responded. She told a story that she has cited throughout her political career, including during her campaign for the U.
Senate: An year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet while doing homework at her dining room table in
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Not sure where to start? Everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting in every state in the age of COVID, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the election. Source: Johns Hopkins University. At least , more people have died than usual since March — about 60, higher than the number of deaths that have been directly linked to the coronavirus.
New York Times. Cyrus Vance urged the 2nd U. Oral arguments are scheduled for Sept. Postal Service to turn over documents and information about USPS service changes that could undermine mail-in voting. District Judge Stanley Bastian gave the administration 10 days to comply with the order, which is tied to a lawsuit brought by 20 states over the changes made by Postmaster General Louis Dejoy.
The Justice Department opposed the request, arguing that responding to the requests would be burdensome and that much of the information is already part of the public record. Among the information sought by the states is a list of all mail sorting machines identified for decommissioning, including their locations, and whether they will be reinstalled if they have already been decommissioned. Trump, meanwhile, has presided over the deaths of , Americans with nearly 30 million people out of work from the coronavirus, and civil unrest over racial injustice that he has repeatedly and consistently stoked.
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By Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman. In a minute phone call this week, Mr. Trump struggled to describe how he has changed in office.
On May 25, , George Floyd, a year-old black American man, was killed in Minneapolis, Date, May 25, () An autopsy report by Hennepin County medical examiner on George Floyd stated that he was positive obtained by The New York Times after the May 25 killing along a Minneapolis street.
Growing up in Grand Rapids, Minn. The filmmaker is now making up for lost opportunities. What separates their six-part series from other documentaries on the same subject is how it tackles the hot-button issue from various perspectives, notably ones from employees of U. Since the project debuted this month, much has been made of scenes in which certain agents round up people living in the U. But the directors also spotlight agents who show compassion for those being arrested.
But the directors were pleasantly surprised to get the green light shortly after President Donald Trump came into office. Immigration Nation. The administration appears to have regretted its decision. Any policing is a hard job, but especially one that had to shift so quickly under political pressure.
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The Trump administration has stepped up prosecutions of news sources, interfered in the business of media owners, harassed journalists crossing U. A special report of the Committee to Protect Journalists. When President Donald J.
This report details two strains of concern stemming from US covert drone Air War Over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story, Minneapolis: Zenith Press, 6 See e.g. “CIA Chief: ‘Disrupted’ Al Qaeda Is ‘On the Run’,” Fox News, March 18, “Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants in Bin Laden Raid,” The New York Times.
It was a sunny day, but the shades were mostly drawn. Takeout containers of hummus and carrot sticks were set out on the kitchen table. His wife, Franni Bryson, was stuck in their apartment in Washington, D. But the place felt like the kind of man cave where someone hides out from the world, which is more or less what Franken has been doing since he resigned, in December, , amid accusations of sexual impropriety. But Franken had experienced one of the most abrupt downfalls in recent political memory.
America had ghosted him. Only two years ago, Franken was being talked up as a possible challenger to President Donald Trump in In Senate hearings, Franken had proved himself to be one of the most effective critics of the Trump Administration.
America Is a Tinderbox
After a period of time without a team, last week the NHL approved the sale of the Atlanta Thrashers to a group that plans on returning a franchise to Winnipeg, Manitoba—a team that was robbed of its franchise back in the mids. Unlike the Atlanta Thrashers, last month the NBA’s worst owners—the Maloof brothers—threw the Sacramento Kings a bone when they decided to keep the Sacramento Kings in the city for one more year.
However, Sacramento is not out of the dark yet. In the Maloofs’ mind, ARCO Arena’s lack of suites and declining season ticket sales thanks to the slashing of the payroll over the last few years doesn’t stack up to Anaheim’s abundance of luxury boxes and millionaire residents.
A special report of the Committee to Protect Journalists. His re-election campaign sued The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN.
This live briefing has ended. Click here for the latest updates. Minnesota officials charged three more former police officers on Wednesday in the death of George Floyd and added an upgraded charge against the former officer who pressed his knee to Mr. There need to be convictions. There needs to be systemic change.
Floyd was arrested last month. Some protesters expressed disappointment that the officer who pressed on Mr. At a protest on the North Side of Chicago, Jonathan Mejias said he was gratified by the news — to a point. There are too many more out there. He said he had seen countless surges of outrage over police brutality against black men, only to have it happen again.
Cierra Sesay reacted to the charges at a demonstration in the shadow of the State Capitol in Denver. On Wednesday, he distributed bottled water at what he said was his first demonstration, but one that would not be his last. What would stop him from protesting?