George Floyd and BLM Protests Today: Live Updates

Protests continue across Europe. Thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against police brutality and racism in European cities like London and Paris on Saturday, after a week in which statues linked to slavery and colonialism were targeted across the continent and calls intensified for scrutiny of policing and of a history of racial discrimination. As protesters on the continent have shown solidarity with those marching in the United States in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd

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Trump is getting his reopening even as the virus takes another swipe

Trump says the virus is now reduced to just the “embers” and “ashes” of a spent pandemic as patience for nationwide lock downs fades and states aggressively open up. The facts say the opposite. Another 1,299 Americans died on Tuesday and more than 112,000 people in the US have died from the disease. The President has cajoling for reopenings for weeks, banking on the ebbing patience of a gregarious and industrious people who don’t take well to being told to

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Poll puts Trump down 14 points to Biden in general election showdown

A new national poll indicates that President Trump’s approval rating is dropping and that he trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by double digits if November’s presidential election were held today. According to a CNN survey released on Monday, the president’s approval rating stands at 38 percent, a dive of 7 percentage points from CNN’s previous poll, which was conducted in early May. And Trump’s disapproval rating jumped from 51 percent month ago to 57 percent now. BIDEN TOPS TRUMP IN

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

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What Will College Be Like in the Fall?

The Panelists Carlos Aramayo is president of the Boston chapter (Local 26) of the union UNITE HERE, which represents 14,000 dining-hall staff members at colleges and universities and other workers in industries including hotels, gaming and food service. Dr. Michael V. Drake is president of Ohio State University and a physician. He previously served as chancellor of the University of California, Irvine, and vice president for health affairs for the University of California system and was a professor of ophthalmology

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While Trump shelters in the White House, America cries out for leadership

Far from acting to restore calm, Trump’s instinct has been to exacerbate the sense of crisis and division — blasting the demonstrators as “THUGS,” calling for crackdowns and vowing to declare the coalition of Antifa anti-fascist and anarchist activists, which he sees as instigators of the protests, as a terror group. But the President’s threats to so designate a domestic group have no grounding in law and he has been more reticent to censure white supremacist groups in the same

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Grimes will legally sell her soul as part of a virtual art exhibit titled ‘Selling Out’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Grimes plans to legally sell her soul as part of an upcoming digital art exhibit. The singer and artist, whose real name is Claire Boucher, is opening a new exhibit titled “Selling Out” in which she’ll accept payment for a slew of artwork, including prints, drawings, photographs and more. However, according to Bloomberg, the most peculiar addition to the list of things going

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With just one ICU bed available, Montgomery, Alabama, is sending sick patients to Birmingham

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed said on Wednesday that of the four regional hospitals, one is short three ICU beds, two have no ICU beds, and one has just one bed. “Right now, if you are from Montgomery, and you need an ICU bed, you are in trouble,” Reed said at a press conference. “If you’re from central Alabama, and you need an ICU bed, you may not be able to get one.” The health care system is the state’s capital

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