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12:55 PM 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 …
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KSTP-TV:
George Floyd, fired officer overlapped security shifts at south Minneapolis club  —  A former club owner in south Minneapolis says the now-fired police officer and the black man who died in his custody this week both worked security for her club up to the end of last year.
Associated Press:
Minneapolis police station torched amid George Floyd protest  —  MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station that the department abandoned as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd …
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.
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.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Minneapolis meltdown spreads
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Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Trump just threatened to have looters shot.  Biden urged calm.  That says it all.  —  We need to more fully come to terms with an unpleasant truth.  It begins here: Donald Trump simply does not accept that he has any institutional obligation of any kind as president to use …
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 …
Discussion: Tony Schwartz and Raw Story
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.
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?
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LZ Granderson / Los Angeles Times:
Police put a gun to my head at 12. Tired of reading about racism? I'm tired of living it
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Post:
Racial tragedies stoke pressure on Joe Biden to pick a nonwhite running mate
Discussion: Althouse
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 …
Discussion: The Week and Louder With Crowder
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.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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NBC News:   Despite Trump's threats, Charlotte convention preparations continue
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Exclusive: Cruz calls for criminal investigation of Twitter  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), in a letter Friday to the Justice and Treasury departments, is calling for a criminal investigation of Twitter over allegations the company is violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.
Gabriel T. Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Biden Campaign Drops Fundraiser With Former Top Prosecutor on Mueller's Team  —  Trump campaign had criticized plans for event, saying Andrew Weissmann had tried to take down Trump's presidency; some GOP donors ask Mike Pompeo to run for open Senate seat in Kansas
Discussion: Breitbart and The Hill
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.”
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.
Discussion: The Week, The Sun and Page Six
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: Axios and Law & Crime
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Katelyn Polantz / CNN:
Roger Stone ordered to report to prison by June 30
Discussion: The Hill
Courier-Journal:
7 shot in downtown Louisville at Breonna Taylor protest.  Here's what we know  —  Louisville, Ky. — At least seven people were shot as hundreds of protesters in downtown Louisville gathered Thursday night to demand justice for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old ER tech who was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police in March.
Discussion: CBS News and Breitbart
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.
Matthew Continetti / Washington Free Beacon:
Trump in Trouble  —  President Trump was disappointed.  Bad weather on Wednesday forced a delay in SpaceX's planned launch of the Dragon spacecraft, robbing the president of a prized photo opportunity.  He plans to attend the next launch window, scheduled for May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT …
Reuters:
Biden losing economic argument to Trump as U.S. begins to re-open  —  WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is trusted more than Democratic nominee Joe Biden to handle the economy, polls show, even with more than 40 million Americans filing jobless claims and growth stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Discussion: NB Blog
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.
Daniella Silva / NBC News:
Wisconsin reports record number of new coronavirus cases, deaths  —  Wisconsin saw a record number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported in a single day on Wednesday, two weeks after the state's Supreme Court struck down its statewide stay-at-home order.
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.
Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:
Twitter needs to fact-check these tweets from prominent liberals  —  This week, for the first time, Twitter “fact-checked” one of President Trump's opinions and redirected users to coverage from that paragon of fairness and objectivity, CNN (don't laugh).  —  Twitter announced the introduction of the new feature earlier this month.
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
 
 
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Sen. Bob Casey:
Casey Pledges to Donate Plasma to Aid COVID-19 Patients Following Positive Antibody Test
Discussion: The Hill
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
Mailing of ballots to all voters in Las Vegas area puts sharp focus on election safeguards
Michael Stratford / Politico:
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Hans von der Burchard / Politico:
Michel Barnier: UK needs to get real if it wants a Brexit deal
Wyatt DobrovichFago / FOX News Radio:
“You keep Government As Far Away From It As You Possibly Can”: Sen. Mike Lee On Regulating Social Media
Discussion: National Review
Jon Hamilton / NPR:
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David Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
Has the Pandemic Peaked?
Justin Baragona / The Daily Beast:
Laura Ingraham to Black Americans: Trump Understands Police Violence Because of Russia Probe
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ACLU:
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Leia Idliby / Mediaite:
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Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
The Never Trumpers might finally be on to something
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else
Discussion: KDFX-TV and Washington Post
New York Times:
F.B.I. Once Investigated Trump Campaign Adviser's Ties to Egypt