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Thousands mourn George Floyd in Texas amid calls for reform

The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd has drawn thousands of mourners to a church in Houston, where he grew up

Push To Reform U.S. Police Intensifies Ahead Of George Floyd Funeral

Demonstrators’ anger over the May 25 death of Floyd is giving way to a growing determination to make his case a turning point.

Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Democrats Unveil Police Reform Bill

Mourners gathered to view George Floyd in Houston as the officer who knelt on his neck appeared in court, and calls for radical changes to policing are gaining steam.

Trump: There won't be any defunding of police

President Trump and his allies on Monday lashed out at activists and some Democrats for their support of the "defund the police" movement, seeking to draw a contrast with the administration's embrace of law enforcement amid nationwi

We Will Only Be America When Black Lives Matter | RealClearPolitics

We Will Only Be America When Black Lives Matter | RealClearPolitics

Biden Campaign Says He Doesn't Support Defunding The Police

Republicans seek to tie the former vice president to the movement against police funding, which they see as a winning issue in November.

America Is in a Cultural Civil War | RealClearPolitics

America Is in a Cultural Civil War | RealClearPolitics

'Very rare': WHO says coronavirus seldom spreads through asymptomatic carriers

People with asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 are not the driving force behind the spread of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization.

'Outlandish,' 'nonsense': McConnell blasts calls for defunding police

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said calls to defund police departments will be rejected by most of the public.

RNC tours Savannah center as possible venue for GOP convention

Officials with the Republican National Committee toured a convention center in Savannah, Georgia, which is being looked at as a possible location for President Trump to deliver his acceptance speech for the 2020 Republican nomination.

Professor under investigation for reading MLK's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' containing N-word

The University of California, Los Angeles has reportedly launched an investigation into a white professor who read Martin Luther King Jr.’s "Letter from Birmingham Jail,” which contains the N-word, to students.

Democrats call on Trump to take down fence closing off park near White House

House and Senate Democrats urged President Trump to remove the protective fencing around the White House and adjoining park that was installed after a nearby church caught fire during protests.

‘Very Empty Words’: McEnany Revisits Mitt Romney’s Lackluster Record Among Black Voters

Kayleigh McEnany called out Mitt Romney's "empty words" Monday after being asked if President Donald Trump agrees with Romney's "black lives matter" sentiment.

Eugene Robinson: ‘I thought I’d never see Mitt Romney’ march and say Black Lives Matter

Sen. Mitt Romney joined demonstrators Sunday marching to the White House in protest of George Floyd's death in the custody of Minneapolis police. Eugene Robinson says, “I thought I would never see Mitt Romney, the most rock ribbed Republican in creation, marching in a protest in Washington and saying Black Lives Matter. I did not think I would ever see that.”

Leftists Cheer On Destruction of Minority Neighborhoods | RealClearPolitics

Leftists Cheer On Destruction of Minority Neighborhoods | RealClearPolitics

McConnell blasts 'defund the police' movement as 'outlandish' amid George Floyd anger

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday slammed the growing liberal momentum behind the “defund the police” movement as “outlandish.”

Derek Chauvin's bail set at $1.25M in first court appearance in George Floyd death

Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is facing murder charges in the fatal arrest of George Floyd, was granted bail Monday at his first court appearance.

Unconditional Bail For Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Set At $1.25 Million

Chauvin, the former police officer charged with George Floyd's murder, made his first court appearance via video monitor from Oak Park Heights prison.

Joe Biden 'Does Not Believe' Police Should Be Defunded

Joe Biden's campaign said the presumptive Democrat nominee does not support defunding police, putting him at odds with Black Lives Matter. 

Joe Biden Masterfully Avoids Trump’s Trap While Backing Police Reform

The Biden campaign issued a statement where they support the new Democratic police reform bill but oppose defunding police departments.

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