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Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Most Americans say race was a 'major factor' in George Floyd's death, but opinions on protests are split

Sun, 31 May 2020 15:39:51 -0400

Americans are largely united in seeing racism at play in the killing of George Floyd and in policing more generally, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll. ....
On all sides, fears of 'outside agitators' in Floyd protests 

Sun, 31 May 2020 14:46:06 -0400

In the Twin Cities, the epicenter of the protests, there was support for the idea that many, or even most, of the violence was committed by outsiders.....
Minneapolis mayor and police chief deal with a crisis years in the making

Sun, 31 May 2020 13:27:44 -0400

The city of Minneapolis is under siege after five nights during which thousands of protesters have been marching in the streets, demanding justice in the name of George Floyd.....
No one can breathe: The view from the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., as protests roil the nation

Sun, 31 May 2020 11:20:19 -0400

In cities across the U.S. on Saturday, chants and shouts — and breaking glass and sirens and gunshots — filled downtown streets in a fifth night of protest over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-ol....
Protesters tear through D.C. after National Guard troops and Secret Service keep them from the White House

Sun, 31 May 2020 08:50:54 -0400

Downtown Washington, D.C., was filled with flames and broken glass in the early hours of Sunday morning as large groups of protesters moved through the city for the second straight night. ....
Trump tweets do little to calm a nation on edge, as more violent protests rock cities

Sun, 31 May 2020 00:02:18 -0400

President Trump’s tweets over the past week have continued to raise questions about his leadership.....
George Floyd protests: Full coverage

Sat, 30 May 2020 19:53:28 -0400

Protests against police violence and systemic racism continued across the United States on Saturday night following the death of a Minnesota man.....
Trump vs. Twitter: Making sense of the fact-check fight

Sat, 30 May 2020 16:37:28 -0400

President Trump signed an executive order aimed at changing one of the most important laws governing speech on the internet. Will the move change the way social media companies treat his posts?....
Night of rage on Pennsylvania Avenue as protesters clash with Secret Service in front of the White House

Sat, 30 May 2020 15:00:27 -0400

Hundreds of protesters marched through the nation’s capital and engaged in hours of violent clashes with Secret Service officers.....
Trump’s campaign tries to recapture its magic on the virtual campaign trail. Will it succeed? 

Sat, 30 May 2020 05:00:25 -0400

Trump's virtual campaign rallies feature a 3D animated venue designed to make a big splash, in contrast to Biden's rec room. But Biden is still ahead in the polls.....
Former top Justice Department official warns Trump may 'not cede power'

Fri, 29 May 2020 21:05:38 -0400

A former top Justice Department official told Yahoo News she is deeply worried that President Trump could “delegitimize a lawful election" this November "and not cede power."....
Can you contract coronavirus from a surface or object? 

Fri, 29 May 2020 18:48:40 -0400

The CDC says that it may be possible to contract COVID-19 by coming in contact with a surface or object that has the virus on it, but you're much more likely to get the coronavirus through person-....
Former Justice Department official says Trump is 'basically calling for the shooting of protesters'

Fri, 29 May 2020 16:43:51 -0400

Vanita Gupta, head of the department's Civil Rights Division in the Obama administration, said the Minneapolis Police Department was on her “radar” during her tenure.....
Trump severs ties with WHO, blasts China for 'smothering Hong Kong's freedom'

Fri, 29 May 2020 16:26:43 -0400

President Trump on Friday announced that the U.S. is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization while separately sanctioning China for a lack of transparency about the coronavirus....
George Floyd death puts spotlight on 'warrior training' for police

Fri, 29 May 2020 15:56:40 -0400

After the killing of George Floyd, the controversial practice of imbuing police cadets with a readiness to kill, known as “warrior training,” receives fresh scrutiny.....
How should the U.S. respond to China's Hong Kong power grab?

Fri, 29 May 2020 15:46:43 -0400

The Chinese government passed a law giving it sweeping new powers to stamp out dissent on the semiautonomous island of Hong Kong. Should the U.S. and others nations push back?....
 Trump's 'looting' and 'shooting' remark draws outrage from all sides

Fri, 29 May 2020 15:18:33 -0400

Trump attempted to walk back his comments on Friday afternoon but not before receiving condemnation from a far-right group and a pop star.....
Biden demands justice in George Floyd death

Fri, 29 May 2020 14:43:56 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday called for justice in the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody that has inspired days-long, citywide protests.....
Immigrant detainees say ICE is using coronavirus disinfectant sprays that cause bleeding, burns and pain

Fri, 29 May 2020 13:04:26 -0400

The detainees’ names were not included in the complaint due to concerns about potential retaliation.....
Obama on George Floyd's death: 'It can't be normal' in America

Fri, 29 May 2020 12:54:03 -0400

Former President Barack Obama on Friday weighed in on the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was seen on video gasping for breath as a white officer held him down with a knee on his neck ....
Lessons from Japan on containing coronavirus could help U.S. reopen safely

Fri, 29 May 2020 12:01:05 -0400

In many ways, Japan’s experience of the coronavirus pandemic has paralleled America’s, and yet Japan’s outbreak has stalled — at much lower levels of infection and death.....
Twitter flags Trump tweet on Minneapolis protests for 'glorifying violence'

Fri, 29 May 2020 07:43:34 -0400

The social media platform added a warning to his tweet encouraging violence against unarmed civilians protesting the death of George Floyd.....
Police arrest CNN reporter during live broadcast of Minneapolis riots

Fri, 29 May 2020 07:29:24 -0400

Omar Jimenez was arrested during the network's Friday morning broadcast after respectfully offering to move his position in conversations with state patrol.....
National Institutes of Health chief says he understands why coronavirus guidelines confused Americans

Fri, 29 May 2020 05:00:16 -0400

Francis Collins of the NIH says the shifting guidance on face masks reflects earlier efforts to preserve enough masks for first responders and a growing understanding of how the virus spreads.....
Can Joe Biden beat the internet?

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:06:13 -0400

Instead of playing whack-a-mole with everything that pops up online, the Biden campaign’s emphasis has been to try to control the election narrative in the mainstream press.....
White House encourages hydroxychloroquine use for coronavirus again

Thu, 28 May 2020 17:03:55 -0400

Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany strongly endorsed the “prophylactic” use of hydroxychloroquine: that is, to prevent contracting the coronavir....
Police chiefs condemn knee-on-neck killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis cop

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:34:23 -0400

Law enforcement officials around the country are publicly condemning the death of an unarmed black man who was seen on video gasping for breath as a white officer held him down with a knee on his neck....
Defense secretary says coronavirus vaccine will be available within months, but experts skeptical

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:30:02 -0400

Pentagon leaders expressed strong confidence Thursday that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by January, and possibly as early as this fall — claims that were met with skepticism by scientific e....
Republican lawmakers accused of hiding positive COVID-19 test result from Democrats, who call it 'immoral'

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:54:30 -0400

Democratic lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are demanding answers after learning that one of their Republican colleagues tested positive for COVID-19, shared that information wit....
Trump's draft executive order targeting social media companies sparks battle inside the White House

Thu, 28 May 2020 14:34:06 -0400

The Trump White House has been embroiled in a vigorous internal debate over whether to issue an executive order aimed at punishing social media companies for perceived political bias.....
Trump and Churchill: A new book looks at both, and chooses Trump

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:29:02 -0400

Donald Trump, as described in a new book with the grandiloquent title “Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization,” purports to show how an untested, bombastic real estate speculator grew ....
Longtime public defender on Central Park video: 'The cops are inclined to believe a white accuser and the other person gets arrested.'

Wed, 27 May 2020 19:16:40 -0400

Longtime Manhattan public defender Eliza Orlins says incidents like the one recently recorded in Central Park over a dog leash and other “hysterical 911 calls” need to stop because lives are being rui....
Coronavirus is a 'racial pandemic,' doctors and scholars warn

Wed, 27 May 2020 18:40:21 -0400

Even as President Trump and many of his allies are rushing to reopen the nation from a months-long pandemic lockdown, that pandemic continues to devastate communities of color, a raft of witnesses war....
Biden marks 100,000 coronavirus deaths: 'A milestone we should have never reached'

Wed, 27 May 2020 18:40:07 -0400

Former Vice President Joe Biden marked the grim milestone of 100,000 U.S. deaths with a video message he directed at the family members of those who had perished. that also offered a sharp rebuke of P....
Over 100,000 Americans have now died of the coronavirus

Wed, 27 May 2020 17:50:54 -0400

The United States on Wednesday passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a grim figure that the White House initially warned might be the final toll.....
Ann Coulter doesn't know if she will vote for 'defective man' Donald Trump

Wed, 27 May 2020 17:29:02 -0400

Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter told Yahoo News she may cast a write-in vote for former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rather than vote to reelect Trump.....
One of Trump's favorite pollsters shows his approval plummeting

Wed, 27 May 2020 14:39:59 -0400

President Trump’s approval rating has plummeted since late February, according to the Rasmussen daily tracking poll, which the president frequently cited during his first three years in office.....
Here are the likely contenders on Biden's vice president shortlist

Wed, 27 May 2020 13:27:24 -0400

While Joe Biden has committed to selecting a female running mate, few further details are confirmed. Here's a look at five women in the picture.....
Can an army of contact tracers help contain coronavirus?

Wed, 27 May 2020 13:12:24 -0400

Public health experts have called for the U.S. to hire 100,000 or more contract tracers to track the spread of coronavirus. Will this strategy help contain the outbreak?....
Coronavirus infections are rising as states reopen, potentially signaling a second wave

Wed, 27 May 2020 11:48:47 -0400

Twenty states reported an increase in new infections during the week ending May 24, up from 13 states the week before.....
Trump threatens to crack down on social media after Twitter posts a fact check of his tweets on voting by mail

Wed, 27 May 2020 09:35:21 -0400

The president's threat came one day after Twitter declined to remove his tweets demanding an investigation into the death of a Florida woman after her widower's request.....
Twitter employees 'very unhappy' the platform won't correct Trump falsehoods about Scarborough and staff member

Tue, 26 May 2020 20:12:36 -0400

Twitter employees are outraged by the company’s refusal to stop President Trump from using the platform to promote a conspiracy theory involving Joe Scarborough and a former staffer, according to tech....
Trump, for some reason, compares coronavirus death toll (over 98,000) to that of swine flu (under 20,000)

Tue, 26 May 2020 17:43:26 -0400

On a day when the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic neared 100,000, President Trump sought to direct the nation’s attention back to the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic as a way to smear the r....
Tragic video highlights systemic problem: Minneapolis police kill black people 13 times more than white people

Tue, 26 May 2020 16:51:52 -0400

“I can’t breathe” were some of the last words that a handcuffed George Floyd said as he was pinned on the ground, while a white Minneapolis police officer held a knee to his neck for several minutes o....
Calls in Congress for probe on how former Trump aide won $3 million respirator contract

Tue, 26 May 2020 15:54:01 -0400

Before leaving the Trump administration, Zachary Fuentes was a deputy to John Kelly, the retired Marine general who was Trump’s second chief of staff.....
Stuck in coronavirus lockdown without your yacht? Coping strategies of the 0.01 percent

Tue, 26 May 2020 15:05:54 -0400

Private planes, second homes, yachts and million-dollar bunkers are among the ways the wealthy have dealt with the pandemic.....
Is the $600 unemployment bonus helping or hurting?

Tue, 26 May 2020 13:30:10 -0400

Congress boosted unemployment benefits substantially in response to the pandemic, but the extra funds are set to run at the end of July. Should the program be extended or is it preventing people from ....
Twitter 'deeply sorry' about Trump tweets on death of Scarborough staffer, but won't remove them

Tue, 26 May 2020 11:14:46 -0400

The president continues to suggest without evidence she was murdered.....
Former head of pandemic response team speaks out: 'I'm frankly scared'

Sat, 23 May 2020 12:31:25 -0400

“Isolating cases, tracking contacts, all of those things we’re talking about now, we really should have been talking about in January,” Beth Cameron said on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast.....
PHOTOS: The eerie beauty of underwater caves

Sat, 23 May 2020 07:00:26 -0400

These photographs, taken by master diver Martin Broen, show the beauty of underwater caves.....