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9:25 AM ET, May 29, 2020


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Jason Hanna / CNN:
A CNN crew has been arrested while covering Minneapolis protests, and the governor has apologized  —  Minnesota police arrest CNN team on live television  —  (CNN)A CNN crew was arrested by Minnesota state police Friday morning while giving a live television report in Minneapolis …
New York Times:
Twitter Warns that Trump Tweet Could Spur Violence  —  The move by the social media platform is likely to spur more threats from the White House and criticism from the president's supporters.  —  Twitter said early Friday that a tweet from President Trump suggesting that protesters …
Star Tribune:
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey calls Minneapolis unrest ‘unacceptable’; President Donald Trump promises action  —  Mayor Jacob Frey also said he decided to evacuate a police station later set ablaze: “The symbolism of a building cannot outweigh the importance of life.”  Earlier, President Donald Trump tweeted about the unrest.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter: Trump's Minnesota tweet violated rules on violence  —  Twitter said Friday morning that a tweet from President Trump in which he threatened shooting in response to civil unrest in Minneapolis violated the company's rules.  The company said it was leaving the tweet up in the public interest.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’  —  Warning on ‘when looting starts, shooting starts’ post risks further escalation of row between firm and president  —  Twitter has hidden one of Donald Trump's tweets behind a warning that it “glorifies violence” …
Marisa Fernandez / Axios:
CNN crew released after being arrested live on air while reporting on Minneapolis protests  —  CNN's Omar Jimenez and his crew were released after being arrested Friday by Minneapolis state police while reporting on the protests that followed the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in the city.
Discussion: WCMH-TV, KDFX-TV and The Daily Beast
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Minneapolis meltdown spreads  —  Riots, looting, arson, vandalism, violence, destruction, and robbery continued for a third night in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd at the of hands of the Minneapolis police.  We have quickly moved beyond “protests” to the shame and disgrace …
Kathryn Krawczyk / Yahoo News:
Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints  —  George Floyd's death in police custody is  —  renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record.  —  Before she became a senator and a top contender …
Jamie Ross / The Daily Beast:
Black CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez Arrested Live on TV in Minneapolis
Discussion: Mediaite and New York Post
Associated Press:
Trump tries a new response after George Floyd's death
Discussion: WTRF-TV
The White House:
Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship  —  By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:  —  Section 1.  Policy.  Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Twitter Has Little to Fear From Trump
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:
The Most Mendacious President in U.S. History  —  On Trump, his Twitter lies, and why it's getting worse.  —  On Sunday, on Tuesday, and again on Wednesday, President Donald Trump accused the TV talk-show host Joe Scarborough of murder.  On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday …
Joe Scarborough / Washington Post:
Lori deserves better. So does America.
Josh Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
The Covid Political Earthquake  —  Subsidies will soon end.  Americans will then feel the economic pain—and revolt.  —  The political press is preoccupied with the electoral implications of the virus crisis, and pundits insist the 2020 election will be about the Trump daily soap opera.
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 …
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?
Discussion: The Nation and Christianity Today
David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
Has the Pandemic Peaked?  —  Has the pandemic peaked?  COVID-19 has a way of humbling any prediction, whether clinical or epidemiological, sanguine or alarmist.  And, nationally, this remains a “patchwork pandemic,” in the memorable language of the Atlantic's Ed Yong, with different regions …
Manu Raju / CNN:
GOP's no-mask caucus: ‘Can you smell through that mask?’  —  (CNN)Call them the no-mask caucus.  —  A contingent of House Republicans continues to defy the recommendations of public health experts and Congress' top physician to wear face coverings to limit the spread of Covid-19 …
Discussion: Raw Story
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Fight Over G.O.P. Convention Escalates in North Carolina  —  In a letter to the state's Democratic governor, top Republicans suggested safety measures to avoid spreading the coronavirus.  President Trump has pushed state leaders to hold the kind of event he wants.
Discussion: Raw Story
Washington Post:   Republicans pressure North Carolina officials to confirm August convention by Wednesday
Gabrielle Fonrouge / New York Post:
Amy Cooper allegedly stalked ex-love interest, slammed him for Obama vote  —  The white dog-walker, who called 911 on a black man when he asked her to leash her cocker spaniel in Central Park, allegedly stalked a former love interest and chided him for voting for President Barack Obama, The Post has learned.
Discussion: TheGrio
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Temperature Checks and Desk Shields: C.D.C. Suggests Big Changes to Offices  —  Temperature checks, desk shields and no public transit: The guidelines would remake office life.  Some may decide it's easier to keep employees at home.  —  Upon arriving at work, employees should get a temperature and symptom check.
Discussion: Axios
Michelle L. Price / Associated Press:
Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday that she's not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden.  —  Cortez Masto, who in 2016 became …
Associated Press:
Trump ally Stone must surrender to prison by June 30, won't need to go to quarantine site  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — By the end of June, he'll be Inmate No. 19579-104.  —  But Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, will start his prison sentence without needing to comply …
Discussion: CNN
Picking Up The Pieces  —  A Minneapolis Case Study  —  When Officer Rod Webber quickly approached the car that Hamza Jeylani was sitting in, the 17-year-old hit record on his cell phone.1 Moments earlier, Jeylani and three friends were pulled over by the officer after making a U-turn …
Alayna Treene / Axios:
First look: Trump courts Asian-American vote amid coronavirus  —  The president's re-election campaign debuts its “Asian Americans for Trump” initiative in a virtual event tonight, courting a slice of the nation's electorate that has experienced a surge in racism and harassment since the pandemic began.
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The Never Trumpers might finally be on to something  —  The quandary of the “Never Trump” Republicans has always been that although they get plenty of attention from the media, their success in persuading rank-and-file members of their party to reject this president has been negligible at best.
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
This former intelligence official was a hero.  He's now the target of a brutal campaign by MBS.  —  For intelligence officers, there's a special horror at abandoning colleagues who helped fight common enemies.  There's a sense of moral betrayal and shattered trust — a violation of the unwritten rules of the spy trade.
Washington Post:
Administration initially dispensed scarce covid-19 drug to some hospitals that didn't need it  —  Officials describe early missteps that delayed treatment to critically ill patients.  —  The Trump administration mishandled the initial distribution of the only approved coronavirus medication …
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Jon Hamilton / NPR:
Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Laura Ingraham to Black Americans: Trump Understands Police Violence Because of Russia Probe
Matthew Vann / ABC News:
Politicizing vote-by-mail efforts amid COVID-19 could disenfranchise some voters: Experts
PLA expels US warship illegally trespassing into S.China Sea
Discussion: Task & Purpose
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Trump's refusal to address racism threatens the identity of our country
 Earlier Items: 
Leia Idliby / Mediaite:
Journalists React to Shocking Layoff of CBS News White House Legend Mark Knoller: ‘An Irreplaceable Institution’
Washington Post:
Former Romney strategist Stuart Stevens joins Lincoln Project
Discussion: The Hill
New York Times:
F.B.I. Once Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser's Ties to Egypt
Amy Walter / The Cook Political Report:
For Trump, It's Never Been About the Economy
Washington Post:
White House and CDC remove coronavirus warnings about choirs in faith guidance
The Charleston Chronicle:
Rep. Moore: “We Are In The Valley”
Craig Brandhorst / University of South Carolina:
1 tweet, 1 sandwich, 1 beer