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9:55 AM ET, June 1, 2020

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New York Times:
As Protests and Violence Spill Over, Trump Shrinks Back  —  The president spent Sunday out of sight, berating opponents on Twitter, even as some of his campaign advisers were recommending that he deliver a televised address to an anxious nation.  —  WASHINGTON — Inside the White House, the mood was bristling with tension.
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Associated Press:
Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Politico
Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Trump privately scolded, warned by allies  —  Over the past couple of days, numerous advisers both inside and outside the White House have urged the president to tone down his violent rhetoric, which many worry could escalate racial tensions and hurt him politically.
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
As cities burned, Trump stayed silent — other than tweeting fuel on the fire  —  In cities across America on Sunday, people awoke to see shattered glass, charred vehicles, bruised bodies and graffiti-tagged buildings.  Demonstrators gathered again in peaceful daytime protest of racial injustice.
NBC News:
Trump dismissing advice to tone down rhetoric, address the nation  —  WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has dismissed advice from his allies urging him to tone down his rhetoric and held back so far on a formal address to the nation as cities across the country faced another night of fiery protests.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and MSNBC
Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: What is President Trump thinking?
Washington Post:
Night of destruction across D.C. after protesters clash with police outside White House
Discussion: INSIDER, The Week and DCist
Stephen Collinson / CNN:   While Trump shelters in the White House, America cries out for leadership
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
Trump envisioned ‘American carnage.’ Now, he's got it.
NBC News:
Minneapolis police rendered 44 people unconscious with neck restraints in five years  —  Several police experts said that number appears to be unusually high.  “By using this tactic, it's a self-fulfilling tragedy,” said one.  —  Since the beginning of 2015, officers from the Minneapolis Police Department …
Discussion: The Hill
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Wall Street Journal:   The Minneapolis Police Chief Promised Change. He Got a Disaster.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
An American Uprising  —  Who, really, is the agitator here?  —  “A riot is the language of the unheard.”  This is how Martin Luther King, Jr., explained matters to Mike Wallace, of CBS News, in 1966.  —  That language is now being heard across the United States with an uprising that began …
Discussion: Althouse
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Miranda Devine / New York Post:   Nationwide George Floyd riots are the price of liberalism
The Boston Globe:
America's willful ignorance about Black lives
Discussion: Washington Post and New York Times
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 …
Natasha Khan / Wall Street Journal:
Hong Kong Police Ban Tiananmen Massacre Vigil  —  Officials cite health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, but organizers see a political move  —  HONG KONG—Police denied an application by organizers of an annual candlelight vigil to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre …
Discussion: National Review
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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Record Ratings and Record Chaos on Cable News  —  Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis.  Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right.  CNN is defined by Jeff Zucker, and he may run for mayor.  —  Last week, Fox News's anchors competed …
New York Daily News:
Pair of Brooklyn lawyers including Ivy League corporate attorney charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD cruiser  —  Two Brooklyn lawyers, including an Ivy League graduate corporate attorney, are facing federal charges for tossing a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle early Saturday morning during …
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New York Times:   Two Lawyers Arrested in Molotov Cocktail Attack on Police in Brooklyn
Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
On the Ground … The collapse of the rule of law across the country, intensified by Antifa radicals, is terrifying.  —  Public safety  —  Savagery is spreading with lightning speed across the United States, with murderous assaults on police officers and civilians and the ecstatic annihilation of businesses and symbols of the state.
Discussion: Washington Post
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New York Post:
Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara, arrested at Manhattan protest  —  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter was arrested at a Manhattan protest on Saturday night, law enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.  —  Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m …
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New York Times:
Police Cars Rammed Protesters. Here's What de Blasio's Response Tells Us.
Discussion: Vox
Jim Acosta / CNN:
Anti-Trump Republican group attacks Trump on race in new ad  —  Conservative group's ad garners angry Trump tweet  —  (CNN)The anti-Trump Republican group, The Lincoln Project, is planning to air a new attack ad blasting President Donald Trump's record on race relations in the US.
Discussion: Raw Story
ABC News:
Hesitancy to resume activities marks reopening challenges: POLL  —  Nearly 6 in 10 are unready to resume pre-pandemic activities.  —  With two-thirds of Americans worried about a second wave of the coronavirus, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds nearly 6 in 10 people are unready …
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Washington Post:   Despite widespread economic toll, most Americans still favor controlling outbreak over restarting …
Associated Press:
Use of force criticized in protests about police brutality  —  As protests grip the nation, officers have doused crowds with pepper spray, struck protesters with batons, steered police cars into throngs, shoved demonstrators and screamed curses.  Some police action has been directed …
New York Times:
Facing Protests Over Use of Force, Police Respond With More Force  —  Videos showed officers using batons, tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets on protesters and bystanders.  —  Demonstrations continued across the United States on Sunday as the nation braced for another grueling night …
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Roni Caryn Rabin / New York Times:
Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?
Discussion: Fox News and Slate
Ted Hesson / Reuters:
Trump faces election risks in looming Supreme Court ruling on ‘Dreamers’  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision expected in the coming weeks on the fate of the young immigrants known as “Dreamers” could cause an election-year headache for President Donald Trump - even if he wins the legal battle.
Kurt Bardella / NBC News:
Trump vs. Biden?  This coronavirus mask photo may be 2020's best Rorschach test  —  Fox's Brit Hume looked at Biden in a mask and perceived something negative, perhaps even unpresidential.  But what do others think?  I decided to conduct a very unscientific poll.
Mattathias Schwartz / New York Times:
William Barr's State of Emergency  —  The attorney general has long held an expansive view of presidential power.  With multiple crises converging in the run-up to the 2020 election, he is busy putting his theories to work.  —  On the first Monday in May, the Department of Justice headquarters …
Discussion: The Guardian
Politico:
Trauma and gaffes crash Biden's VP selection process  —  Joe Biden's choice of a running mate is getting more treacherous with each news cycle.  —  Real-life events — from the outcry over the killing of black men in Minnesota and Georgia, to a mundane request for boating privileges in Michigan …
Discussion: The Daily Beast
 
 
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The Reliably Racist Cherry-Picking of the Word “Riot”
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