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Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

The Pentagon says Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz hasn't asked the federal government to send troops to his state.

SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two Americans on a history-making flight to the International Space Station.

2 astronauts climb aboard SpaceX rocket for historic flight

Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts have climbed into their capsule for another attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by the SpaceX company.

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis ‘thugs’ post

President Donald Trump spent Friday walking back a midnight tweet in which he added to the outrage over the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis.

Protests, some violent, spread in wake of George Floyd death

Days after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, people took to the streets in protest in dozens of cities around the country.

Mother of Louisville police shooting victim calls for peace

The mother of a police shooting victim in Kentucky is calling on protesters to keep the peace while demanding justice.

Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlook worsens

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation.

Ex-Minneapolis officer faces 12-plus years on murder count

A former Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on George Floyd's neck could face the same 12 1/2-year prison sentence that was imposed against another former officer in his department if he's convicted of third-degree murder.

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

The Minneapolis officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday.

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials say the state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent...

For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus

For the spectators who gathered along Florida's Space Coast for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and a downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic.

History in the making as House casts proxy votes in pandemic

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill. For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy.
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