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8:05 PM ET, May 29, 2020


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Val Demings / Washington Post:
My fellow brothers and sisters in blue, what the hell are you doing?  —  Val Demings, a Democrat, represents Florida's 10th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.  —  As a former woman in blue, let me begin with my brothers and sisters in blue: What in the hell are you doing?
WCCO | CBS Minnesota:
Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd's Death  —  MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested four days after George Floyd's fatal arrest that sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation …
Jason Hanna / CNN:
CNN crew released from police custody after they were arrested live on air in Minneapolis  —  (CNN)A CNN crew was arrested while giving a live television report Friday morning in Minneapolis — and then released about an hour later — as the crew covered ongoing protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd.
Washington Post:
Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder and manslaugther in death of George Floyd  —  Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday afternoon.
Philip Kennicott / Washington Post:
Through the lens of a CNN camera on the ground, a view of American disintegration  —  When the camera is rolling, you don't see the camera.  —  The illusion is as old as Thomas Edison and the Lumière brothers: The camera is your eye, it roams the world, seeing and recording it transparently …
Discussion: Redstate and Twitchy
The Bulwark:
Protest in downtown Columbus broken up after demonstrators breach Ohio Statehouse
Emily Haavik / KARE-TV:
Former Minneapolis police officer arrested in George Floyd death
Associated Press:
Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested
New York Times:
Protests in Minnesota Renew Scrutiny of Klobuchar's Record as Prosecutor
Maggie Astor / New York Times:
Watch Joe Biden's Remarks on the Death of George Floyd
Washington Post:   Transcripts of calls between Flynn, Russian diplomat show they discussed sanctions
Steven Nelson / New York Post:   Transcripts of Michael Flynn's calls with Russian ambassador releasedNEW!
Mark Zuckerberg:15 minutes ago
This has been an incredibly tough week after a string of tough weeks.  The killing of George Floyd showed yet again that for Black people in America, just existing means risking your life.  This comes weeks after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, and in the midst of Covid having …
Zeynep Tufekci / The Atlantic:
Trump Is Doing All of This for Zuckerberg
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Leaked posts show Facebook employees asking the company to remove Trump's threat of violence  —  “If we fail the test case here, history will not judge us kindly”  —  Facebook's decision not to take action against recent posts about mail-in ballots and the Minnesota protests by President Trump …
Rebecca Shabad / NBC News:
Where does the phrase ‘When the looting starts, the shooting starts’ come from?  —  WASHINGTON — Twitter said early Friday that a post by President Donald Trump about the protests overnight in Minneapolis glorified violence because of the historical context of his last line: “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
Barbara Sprunt / NPR:
The History Behind ‘When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts’
CBS Philly:
Reading Native Taylor Swift Says President Trump Is ‘Stoking The Fires Of White Supremacy’ With Shooting Looters Tweet
Discussion: Spectator USA, Vox and The Daily Wire
Merkel rebuffs Trump invitation to G7 summit  —  US president wants landmark event but chancellor ‘cannot agree’ to travel due to ongoing pandemic.  —  BERLIN — Angela Merkel has rebuffed Donald Trump's invitation to attend a G7 summit, which the U.S. president is keen to portray as a symbol …
Andrew Havranek / KYTV-TV:NEW!
A positive COVID-19 case from out of the area visited the Lake of the Ozarks pool bars on Memorial Day Weekend  —  CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. — The Camden County Health Department said Friday a Boone County resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited the Lake of the Ozarks during Memorial Day Weekend.
news-leader:   Boone County resident positive for COVID-19 after visiting Lake of the Ozarks pool party venue
NBC News:
Troll farms from Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook  —  One of the largest publishers of coronavirus disinformation on Facebook has been banned from the platform for using content farms from Macedonia and the Philippines, Facebook said on Friday.
Sky News:
Coronavirus: Monkeys ‘escape with COVID-19 samples’ after attacking lab assistant  —  One of the primates was reportedly later spotted up in a tree, chewing one of the sample collection kits.  —  Created with Sketch.  —  A gang of monkeys attacked a laboratory assistant and escaped …
Loren Grush / The Verge:
SpaceX loses another Starship prototype in massive explosion  —  Another Starship bites the dust  —  A fourth prototype of SpaceX's next generation Starship rocket exploded right after a test at the company's south Texas test site on Friday.  Shortly after SpaceX ignited the engine on the test rocket …
Discussion: Mediaite
Brooke Singman / Fox News:
Gunshot fired into Republican field office during local Trump campaign event, RNC says  —  EXCLUSIVE: A gunshot was fired through a window of a Republican National Committee office in Mohave County, Arizona during a Trump Victory event Thursday night, GOP officials tell Fox News.
Washington Post:   North Carolina officials push RNC to provide a detailed safety plan for conventionNEW!
Chase Peterson-Withorn / Forbes:
Inside Kylie Jenner's Web Of Lies—And Why She's No Longer A Billionaire  —  Earlier this year, Kylie Jenner sold half of her cosmetics company in one of the greatest celebrity cash-outs of all time.  But the deal's fine print reveals that she has been inflating the size and success of her business.
Jake Zuckerman / Ohio Capital Journal:
Police say suspect threatened to kill father of ranking house Dem unless she resigned  —  Democratic House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes received a call from an unknown man on May 23 calling from her father's phone number, threatening to kill him if she didn't “step aside” politically, according to a police report released Friday.
Discussion: Raw Story
Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis  —  Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is flying a Predator drone, military technology used for surveilling and killing terrorists abroad, over Minneapolis as protesters continue to demonstrate against police brutality …
Trump announces U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization  —  President Donald Trump on Friday said he would make good on his threat to withdraw from the World Health Organization — an unprecedented move that could undermine the global coronavirus response and make it more difficult to stamp out other disease threats.
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
Joe Biden sees surge in health-care industry fundraising as Trump slumps in polls over coronavirus responseNEW!
Fox News:
US, UK call for action at UN Security Council over China's Hong Kong crackdown15 minutes ago
Congressman Matt Gaetz:
Congressman Matt Gaetz Hits Twitter with FEC Complaint, Accuses Platform of “Domestic Election Interference”
Femke Colborne / Agence France-Presse:
German virus ‘guru’ in crosshairs of lockdown critics
James Rogers / Fox News:
SpaceX, NASA astronauts make preparations for second attempt at historic launch
Fact check: Breaking down Trump's 654 false claims over 14 weeks during the coronavirus pandemic
 Earlier Items: 
Denise Roland / Wall Street Journal:
Blood of Recovered Covid-19 Patients Is Becoming a Hot Commodity
Discussion: The Hill
Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Inside an Extraordinary G.O.P. Event: ‘Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies’ Again
Discussion: Raw Story
Matthew Brown / Associated Press:
Investigators: US official used office to get son-in-law job
Discussion: Mediaite
7 shot in downtown Louisville at Breonna Taylor protest. Here's what we know
Discussion: CBS News, Breitbart and The Root
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Trump in Trouble
Discussion: Fox News
Gabriel T. Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Campaign Drops Fundraiser With Former Top Prosecutor on Mueller's Team