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(Matt Kiser) #1

Global: Total confirmed cases ~5,886,000; Total deaths: ~363,000; Total recoveries: ~2,469,000. (Johns Hopkins University)

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Excellent section title! :clap::clap::clap:


Protesters chanting in front of White House

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Gripped by disease, unemployment and outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis

A global pandemic has now killed more than 100,000 Americans and left 40 million unemployed in its wake. Protests — some of them violent — have once again erupted in spots across the country over police killings of black Americans.

President Trump, meanwhile, is waging a war against Twitter, attacking his political rivals, criticizing a voting practice he himself usesand suggesting that looters could be shot.

America’s persistent political dysfunction and racial inequality were laid bare this week, as the coronavirus death toll hit a tragic new milestone and as the country was served yet another reminder of how black people are killed by law enforcement in disproportionately high numbers. Together, the events present a grim tableau of a nation in crisis — one seared by violence against its citizens, plagued by a deadly disease that remains uncontained and rattled by a devastating blow to its economy.



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New York

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Curfew in effect

A must read :exploding_head:

Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

Trump made the request on a phone call from the Oval Office on Thursday night that included Esper, National Security Advisor Robert O’ Brien and several others. The president asked Esper for rapid deployment options if the Minneapolis protests continued to spiral out of control, according to one of the people, a senior Pentagon official who was on the call.

”When the White House asks for options, someone opens the drawer and pulls them out so to speak.” the official said.

The person said the military units would be deployed under the Insurrection Act of 1807, which was last used in 1992 during the riots in Los Angeles that followed the Rodney King trial.




19-year-old shot and killed during downtown Detroit protest

According to officials, a grey Dodge Durango pulled up and fired into the crowd, striking a 19-year-old man. The victim was transported to the hospital and was pronounced dead.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still being investigated.


Brutal day. Makes the heart ache :broken_heart:

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