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8:20 PM ET, June 5, 2020

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Maki Becker / The Buffalo News:
57 members of Buffalo police riot response team resign  —  Police with batons and riot helmets arrive to clear Niagara Square of protestors as the curfew takes effect, Thursday, June 4, 2020.  (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)  —  All 57 of the members of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency …
Discussion: Axios, WBFO, Bloomberg and Mother Jones
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Ali Ingersoll / Investigative Post:
Police crowd-control unit resigns in protest  —  A special squad on the Buffalo Police Department — the Emergency Response Team — has resigned from their posts, according to the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association.  —  The announcement comes one day after two members were suspended without pay …
Maki Becker / The Buffalo News:
Protester pushed to ground by police is longtime peace activist from Amherst  —  Martin Gugino at an event from June 2019.  (Photo provided by Terrence Bisson)  —  The protester who was pushed to the ground by Buffalo police Thursday night in front of City Hall in a video seen …
Michael Balsamo / Associated Press:
Barr says he didn't give tactical order to clear protesters  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give …
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Peter Baker / New York Times:
Security Concerns Give the White House a Fortified New Look  —  It increasingly resembles a Washington version of the Green Zone that sheltered American and Iraqi officials in Baghdad.  —  WASHINGTON — President Trump was furious when news got out last weekend that as protesters gathered outside …
Eddie Scarry / Washington Examiner:
Ivanka Trump's commencement speech was canceled because social justice is a disease
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Sarah Westwood / CNN:
Former White House chief of Staff John Kelly: ‘I agree’ with Jim Mattis on Trump
Discussion: The Guardian and fox8.com
Morgan Phillips / Fox News:
DC readies for Saturday protests as police chief says it may be 'largest we've had in the city'
Discussion: Associated Press and DCist
Jesse Pound / CNBC:
The recovery from the coronavirus sure looks V-shaped, going by these charts  —  The U.S. economy added a record number of jobs in May as it appeared to bounce off the bottom of the coronavirus recession, and now the chart of jobs gains and losses is starting to look like a “V.”
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Tyler Clifford / CNBC:   Jim Cramer: The pandemic led to ‘one of the greatest wealth transfers in history’
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
George Floyd protests created a surge in voter registrations, groups say
Discussion: Washington Post and Politico
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Rebecca Kheel / The Hill:   Esper, Milley won't testify before House panel on military response to protests
Ryan J. Reilly / HuffPost:
Federal Agents Release Coronavirus Masks Seized From Black Lives Matter Protesters  —  The U.S. Postal Inspection Service claimed it suspected that boxes of cloth masks meant to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 “contained non-mailable matter.”  —  WASHINGTON ― …
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Washington Post:
In giant yellow letters, D.C. mayor sends message to protesters, and to Trump  —  D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser renamed the street in front of the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” on Friday and emblazoned the slogan in massive yellow letters on the road, a pointed salvo in her escalating dispute …
Washington Post:
Pentagon disarms guardsmen in Washington, D.C., in signal of de-escalation  —  The Pentagon has told the District of Columbia National Guard and guardsmen from other states who have arrived in the nation's capital as backup to not use firearms or ammunition, a sign of de-escalation …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Fox News
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HuffPost:
As They Scream Voter Fraud, Trump And His Press Secretary May Have Voted Illegally  —  Kayleigh McEnany was living in Washington, but voted in Florida.  Trump used an address he promised Palm Beach officials would not be a residence.  —  WASHINGTON - Even as they both attack the idea of voting by mail …
Jana Winter / Yahoo News:
Exclusive: Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid protests  —  WASHINGTON — A leaked Trump administration document details the federal law enforcement and military personnel squaring off against protestors in Washington, D.C. …
Discussion: New York Times
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Wall Street Journal:
Trump Directs U.S. Troop Reduction in Germany  —  The move would reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany by 9,500  —  President Trump has directed the Pentagon to remove thousands of U.S. troops from Germany by September, U.S. government officials said Friday.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
The Inside Story of the Tom Cotton Op-Ed that Rocked the New York Times  —  The Cotton team explains how the explosive piece got accepted and edited.  —  When a newspaper publishes a bombshell op-ed, it doesn't want the chief casualty to be its own credibility.
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Laura Wagner / VICE:
‘New York Times’ Staffers Grill Leadership Over Tom Cotton Op-Ed During All-Hands
Harry Enten / CNN:
The Electoral College won't save Trump if this keeps up  —  (CNN)We've learned the lesson multiple times in the last few decades: There is no national presidential election.  Candidates can get fewer votes and win, if they win enough states containing a majority of electoral votes.
Discussion: East Bay Times and Slate
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Domenico Montanaro / NPR:
Poll: Two-Thirds Think Trump Made Racial Tensions Worse After Floyd Was Killed
Discussion: ABC News and PBS NewsHour
Molly Crane-Newman / New York Daily News:
Manhattan DA won't prosecute protesters amid mass NYC arrests, commends New Yorkers exercising civil rights at George Floyd demonstrations  —  Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Friday said his office will decline to prosecute marchers arrested for breaking the city's 8 p.m. curfew …
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Ali Watkins / New York Times:
‘Kettling’ of Peaceful Protesters Shows Aggressive Shift by N.Y. Police  —  Officers have charged and swung batons at demonstrators after curfew with seemingly little provocation.  The mayor said he would review any reports of inappropriate enforcement.  —  It was about 8:45 p.m. in Brooklyn …
Discussion: The Crime Report
Heather Cherone / WTTW News:
Police Board President: Officers Struck Me 5 Times With Their Batons During Protest  —  Chicago officers struck Chicago Police Board President Ghian Foreman five times on his legs with their batons during a protest on Sunday in Hyde Park that turned violent, Foreman told WTTW News.
John Frank / The Colorado Sun:
John Hickenlooper violated Colorado's gift ban, independent ethics commission rules  —  Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper violated the state's constitutional gift ban by accepting private flights aboard company jets owned by his friends and during an overseas trip, an ethics panel decided Friday.
 
 
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Samantha Schmidt / Washington Post:
Teens have been gassed and hit with rubber bullets at protests. They keep coming back.
Mark Maske / Washington Post:
Roger Goodell says NFL was wrong, encourages players ‘to speak out and peacefully protest’
Discussion: HuffPost, Axios and The Wrap
Los Angeles Times:
L.A. police union, angry over Garcetti's ‘killers’ comment, calls mayor ‘unstable’
Discussion: Breitbart and American Greatness
Chad Sanders / New York Times:
I Don't Need ‘Love’ Texts From My White Friends
Discussion: Althouse
Julia Marsh / New York Post:
Jumaane Williams to de Blasio: ‘You can no longer hide behind your black wife and children’
Discussion: Gothamist and Breitbart
CNN:
Susan Collins to stay in DC as Trump visits Maine
Jon Cohen / Science:
Top U.S. scientists left out of White House selection of COVID-19 vaccine short list
Discussion: LifeNews.com and FactCheck.org
 Earlier Items: 
Faith Karimi / CNN:
Over 1,000 coronavirus deaths reported in the past 24 hours.  Officials fear protests will drive up numbers
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Postpones Return to Office Again Amid Pandemic (Exclusive)
Washington Post:
Facebook employees said they were ‘caught in an abusive relationship’ with Trump as internal debates raged
Sister Toldjah / Redstate:
Paul Krugman Caught in Hilarious Self-Own After Furiously Spinning Conspiracy Theories About Good Jobs Report
Discussion: Breitbart
Nick Miroff / Washington Post:
People are sawing through and climbing over Trump's border wall. …
Discussion: Breitbart, Fronteras and Eschaton