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9:55 PM ET, June 1, 2020

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Washington Post:
Live updates: Trump urges governors to ‘dominate’ protesters after another night of unrest  —  After pockets of the United States descended into chaos — following more protests over the death of yet another black man in police custody, leading to another night of fire and fury …
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Ed O'Keefe / CBS News:
Trump tells “weak” governors they “have to dominate” as civil unrest divides the nation  —  President Trump unloaded on the nation's governors Monday morning, calling them “weak” for failing to more aggressively enforce law and order over the weekend, as some of the nation's biggest cities burned …
CNN:
Trump declares himself the ‘law and order’ president as peaceful protesters are dispersed  —  (CNN)President Donald Trump declared himself “your president of law and order” during remarks Monday as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas …
Shia Kapos / Politico:
Illinois governor butts heads with Trump on conference call
Discussion: Washington Post, Breitbart and The Hill
Nick Boykin / wusa9.com:
Crews put out fire at DC's historic St. John's Church
Discussion: Vox and NBC News
Jaclyn Reiss Globe / The Boston Globe:
Baker didn't hold back on what he thinks about Trump's message on protests
Discussion: Raw Story
Courier-Journal:
'My son didn't hurt nobody:' David McAtee, Louisville business owner, killed by authorities  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David McAtee, the owner of YaYa's BBQ in western Louisville, was shot and killed by law enforcement officers early Monday morning, an incident that's now under state and local police investigation.
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Courier-Journal:
Investigation launched into LMPD, National Guard fatal shooting of West End restaurant owner  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said Monday afternoon that the police officers involved along with National Guard personnel in the early morning shooting of the owner …
John P. Wise / WKYT-TV:
Louisville mayor fires police chief  —  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday announced that LMPD Chief Steve Conrad has been fired.  —  Sunday marked the fourth straight night of citywide protests — some of the violent through the weekend.
Discussion: Raw Story
George Will / Washington Post:
Trump must be removed.  So must his congressional enablers.  —  This unraveling presidency began with the Crybaby-in-Chief banging his spoon on his highchair tray to protest a photograph — a photograph — showing that his inauguration crowd the day before had been smaller than the one four years previous.
NBC News:
Trump considering a move to invoke Insurrection Act  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the internal White House discussions.
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Alexi McCammond / Axios:
Trump threatens to deploy military amid national unrest
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
Trump Is Out of Control and Capable of Anything
Discussion: Axios, The Hill and Raw Story
Barack Obama / Medium:
How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change  —  As millions of people across the country take to the streets and raise their voices in response to the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing problem of unequal justice, many people have reached out asking how we can sustain momentum to bring about real change.
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Washington Post:
As Trump's smearing of protesters gets worse, Adam Schiff raises a red flag  —  As protests against police brutality spread across the country, President Trump looked impotent, unable to offer anything reassuring and tweeting angrily from inside a White House under siege.
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Erin Banco / The Daily Beast:
LISTEN FOR YOURSELF: Trump's ‘Unhinged’ Rant to Governors on Protests  —  ‘BUNCH OF JERKS’  —  President Trump on Monday told the nation's governors that they needed to get “much tougher” in responding to the protests breaking out across the country.  He said the lack of response has so far made state officials look weak.
Discussion: Blue Virginia
The Daily Beast:   ‘Unhinged’ Trump Demands Mass Arrests, Flag-Burning Laws
Washington Post:   Full call audio: Trump berates governors over protests
NBC News:
White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on twitter  —  A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.
Discussion: Mother Jones
Robert A. George / New York Daily News:
End it: NYC protests have exposed a truth Cuomo and de Blasio have missed; the lockdown is over  —  End it.  —  Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio: End it.  —  End New York City's lockdown.  Not next Monday, now.  Not a piecemeal “Phase One” ending that means construction and manufacturing can resume, along with curbside retail.
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Elizabeth Kim / Gothamist:
Citywide Curfew Will Go Into Effect At 11 P.M. Tonight
Discussion: New York Post
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
U.S. police have attacked journalists more than 100 times in the past four days  —  As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country one week after a white police officer allegedly murdered a black man, George Floyd, it's becoming clear that attacks by police on journalists are becoming …
Discussion: Breitbart, 444 and Roll Call
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New York Times:
Facebook Employees Stage Virtual Walkout to Protest Trump Posts  —  While Twitter started labeling some of the president's inflammatory posts, Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, has said his company should leave them alone.  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of Facebook employees …
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Twitter adds warning label to Gaetz tweet on antifa for glorifying violence  —  Twitter on Monday added a warning label to a tweet by Rep. Matt Gaetz that called for members of the radical activist group antifa to be hunted down like “terrorists” for violating the company's policies …
Discussion: Florida Politics
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Politico:
DOJ urges appeals court to force dismissal of Flynn case  —  The Justice Department on Monday urged a federal appeals court to force a lower-court judge to dismiss the prosecution of President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.  —  District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan …
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Washington Post:   Judge Sullivan says he is not required to ‘rubber stamp’ DOJ's bid to dismiss Flynn case
Ken Suarez / FOX 13 Tampa Bay:
Polk County curfew in effect Monday 8 p.m. after more ‘civil unrest’ Sunday  —  LAKELAND, Fla. - After protests turned to “civil unrest” in parts of Polk County Saturday and Sunday, the county issued a local state of emergency and a curfew Sunday and extended it to Monday at 8 p.m., until 5 a.m. Tuesday.
Selena Simmons-Duffin / NPR:
White House Coronavirus Testing Czar To Stand Down  —  The Trump administration's testing czar announced Monday that he will be leaving that position in mid-June.  —  Adm. Brett Giroir told a meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS that he will be “demobilized” …
Crispian Balmer / Reuters:
New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says  —  ROME (Reuters) - The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday.  —  “In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” said Alberto Zangrillo …
Discussion: Mediaite and The Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Danielle Schulkin / Just Security:
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The Daily Beast:
Omaha Bar Owner Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Black Protester
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Andrew C. McCarthy / The Hill:
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