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Trump Encourages Governors To 'Dominate' Protesters, Blames Democrats For Unrest

President Trump on Monday called governors weak and urged them to "dominate" to prevent further violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

Trump Encourages Governors To 'Dominate' Protesters, Blames Democrats For Unrest

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Twitter Hides Trump's Tweet About Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence

President Trump responded to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."

Twitter Hides Trump's Tweet About Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence

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The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

The Justice Department says it has made the investigation into George Floyd's death "a top priority," after furor over a video depicting a white police officer kneeling on his neck spilled over into widespread protests for a second night.

The Death Of George Floyd Sparks Outrage From Both Sides Of The Aisle

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Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation

Twitter has placed a fact-checking warning on a pair of tweets issued by President Trump in which he claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. The label comes in the middle of a series of tweets from the president touting a conspiracy theory.

Twitter Adds Warning To Trump's Tweets As He Spreads Misinformation

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Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

President Trump has threatened to relocate the Republican National Convention, which has been scheduled to take place in Charlotte, N.C., in August. He is objecting to the governor's safety measures.

Trump Threatens To Move The Republican National Convention

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Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting

The coronavirus has reshaped how voting may happen for the 2020 elections, and Democrats and Republicans are battling in courts across the country trying to get the upper hand in November. But because the landscape has changed so quickly, neither party is sure what exactly gives them an advantage.

Republicans And Democrats Battle Over The Future Of Voting

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Joe Biden Faces Backlash After Comments On Popular Black Radio Show

In an at-times tense exchange on the radio show Breakfast Club, former Vice President Joe Biden said, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black." The comments drew widespread criticism.

Joe Biden Faces Backlash After Comments On Popular Black Radio Show

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Trump And Biden Wage An Uneven Virtual Campaign

The president with a major social media presence is facing a Democratic challenger with fewer digital resources. Biden's strategy counts on real-world conditions overcoming Trump's virtual dominance.

Trump And Biden Wage An Uneven Virtual Campaign

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Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 2020

Hoping to build on the party's success in 2018, the Democratic Party will take aim at federal challengers who want to repeal Obamacare and state candidates who resist Medicare expansion.

Democrats Think Prioritizing Health Care Will Give Them Wins In 2020

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Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy

Members of the Senate Banking Committee squabbled Tuesday over how quickly the U.S. economy can rebound from the coronavirus shutdown and whether the federal government is doing enough to support struggling families and businesses in the meantime.

Senators Clash Over How Soon To Reopen The Economy

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