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12:45 AM ET, May 31, 2020


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Theo Keith / FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul:
Jail records show most arrested in Minneapolis riots have Minnesota addresses  —  MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - The overwhelming majority of people arrested in connection with the Minneapolis unrest have Minnesota addresses, a search of the online Hennepin County Jail log shows.
Brandon Stahl / KARE-TV:
KARE 11 Investigates: Records show arrests so far are mostly in-state  —  Hennepin County Jail records show the vast majority of those arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly and burglary are Minnesotans.  —  MINNEAPOLIS — In casting blame on those responsible for the worst damage from the riots …
Mia Bloom / Just Security:
Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests: Indicators of White Supremacists  —  When anyone studies the Middle East for as long as I have, you become practically immune to conspiracy theories.  The word in Arabic “muamarrat” is pervasive and after hearing my whole adult life …
Sally Jenkins / Washington Post:   This is why Colin Kaepernick took a knee
USA Today:   Attorney General Barr: Peaceful protests over George Floyd ‘hijacked’ by ‘far left extremist groups’
New York Times:
What Top Conservatives Are Saying About George Floyd and Police Brutality
Discussion: The Daily Beast, Vox and Axios
Trump confronts a culture war of his own making as election looms
Peter Baker / New York Times:
In Days of Discord, a President Fans the Flames  —  Mr. Trump has presented himself as someone who seeks conflict, not conciliation, a fighter, not a peacemaker.  And he has lived up to his self-image at an inopportune time.  —  WASHINGTON — With a nation on edge, ravaged by disease …
Maggie Haberman / New York Times:
Trump Threatens White House Protesters With ‘Vicious Dogs’ and ‘Ominous Weapons’  —  The president also said that his base “loves the black people” before traveling to Florida to watch a rocket launch.  —  A day after claiming he didn't mean to suggest that law enforcement officials …
Discussion: Reuters
CBS News:
Minneapolis protesters defy curfew in fourth night of unrest
Ken Klippenstein / The Nation:
Exclusive: The US Military Is Monitoring Protests in 7 States  —  A National Guard member says they're ill-equipped to respond to civil unrest.  —  The US military is monitoring protests in at least seven different states, according to Defense Department documents obtained exclusively by The Nation.
Discussion: Raw Story
Associated Press:
As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response
Discussion: Politico and The Week
Shane Harris / Washington Post:
Officials blame outsiders for violence in Minnesota but contradict one another on who is responsible
Discussion: Redstate, Axios and NBC News
Sergei Klebnikov / Forbes:
Every Person Arrested In Saint Paul Last Night Was From Out Of State, Mayor Says
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Daily Kos
NBC News:
FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation  —  After a 38-year career with the Justice Department, the FBI's top lawyer Dana Boente was asked to resign on Friday.  Two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss Boente said it came …
Discussion: Redstate, CNN and The Gateway Pundit
Jill Colvin / Associated Press:
Trump calls for delay in Group of 7 meeting, seeks expansion  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group's membership because he considers it an outdated group …
Discussion: The Hill
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report  —  President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.  —  Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea.
Jason Gruenauer /
COVID survivor receives $840,000 statement for treatment, with more on the way  —  CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Robert Dennis spent weeks in the hospital, fighting and beating the coronavirus.  He's now back at home, working his way through recovery, but he's not done with the virus entirely just yet.
Federal officer shot, killed in connection with George Floyd protest in Oakland identified, per ABC7 source  —  OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — 53-year-old Patrick Underwood from Pinole, Calif has been identified as the Federal Protective Service officer who was shot and killed Friday night in Oakland, a source confirms to ABC7 News.
CBS San Francisco:
Security Officers Gunned Down At Oakland Federal Building; DHS Official Calls Gunman ‘An Assassin’
Discussion: Disrn and New York Post
Rep. Joyce Beatty, Columbus City Council President Hardin pepper-sprayed during protest  —  COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin says he, Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty were sprayed with mace or pepper spray during a protest in downtown Columbus Saturday morning.
African-American congresswoman pepper-sprayed during racism protest
Discussion: The Hill and WCMH-TV
Marina Koren / The Atlantic:
SpaceX Pulled It Off  —  For nearly a decade, if Americans wanted to leave the planet, they had to do so from a launchpad in Kazakhstan.  Now they need only go as far as Florida.  —  Two astronauts launched into space this afternoon, departing from the sandy shores of Cape Canaveral …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Verge
Gabby Orr / Politico:
Trump exults in rocket launch as chaos unfolds around the country
Discussion: Breitbart
Biden staff donate to group that pays bail in riot-torn Minneapolis  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city's police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer.
Discussion: American Greatness and Townhall
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Think Outside the Box, Jack  —  Trump, Twitter and the society-crushing pursuit of monetized rage.  —  WASHINGTON — C'mon, @Jack.  You can do it.  —  Throw on some Kendrick Lamar and get your head in the right space.  Pour yourself a big old glass of salt juice.
Discussion: Raw Story
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Advantage Biden, with risks; Trump disapproval grows: POLL  —  Biden holds a lead over Trump among registered voters.  —  Joe Biden holds a 10-point lead over President Donald Trump among registered voters in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, but that's sliced in half among those certain to vote …
Greg Wilson / Fox News:
Fox News crew harassed, chased by angry mob while reporting on protests outside White House  —  An angry mob of rioters stoked by the death of a black man at the apparent hand of a Minneapolis cop turned its rage on a Fox News crew early Saturday, chasing and pummeling the journalists outside …
Bob Brigham / Raw Story:
Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president's building  —  Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.  —  State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police …
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Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Trump has sown hatred of the press for years.  Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike.
Discussion: KDFX-TV
Greg Bluestein / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Atlanta orders curfew, Kemp says authorities won't ‘back down’ as new protests loom
Keith Griffith / Daily Mail:
CNN host Chris Cuomo's viewership has plunged by HALF since he contracted coronavirus after segments …
Discussion: Instapundit and New York Post
 Earlier Items: 
Katie Glueck / New York Times:
Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs
Washington Post:
All U.S.  —  The number of people reported to have died …