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9:55 PM ET, June 6, 2020

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Jonathan Martin / New York Times:
Vote for Trump?  These Republican Leaders Aren't on the Bandwagon.  —  Former President George W. Bush and Senator Mitt Romney won't support Mr. Trump's re-election, and other G.O.P. officials are mulling a vote for Joe Biden.  —  WASHINGTON — It was one thing in 2016 for top Republicans …
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Analysis: White House, Pentagon tensions near breaking point  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions between the White House and Pentagon have stretched to near a breaking point over President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against street protests triggered by George Floyd's death.
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CNN:
White House wanted 10k active duty troops to quell protesters  —  (CNN)The White House wanted to have 10,000 active duty troops on the streets of Washington and other cities earlier this week to quell protesters, but Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint of Chiefs …
CNN:   Flash bangs and fury: Behind the fortress walls in a defining week for Trump and the country
Marc Caputo / Politico:
Chainsaw-wielding racist gets boosted by a top Trump aide as race protests sweep the nation  —  President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that's now rocking …
Craig R. McCoy / The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Stan Wischnowski to resign as The Philadelphia Inquirer's top editor … Stan Wischnowski, the top editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer, has announced his resignation, days after discontent among the newspaper's staff erupted over a headline on a column about the impact of the civil unrest following …
New York Times:
Huge Crowds Around the Globe March in Solidarity Against Police Brutality  —  Tens of thousands turned out in Australia, Britain, France, Germany and other nations in support of U.S. protests against the death of George Floyd, while denouncing racism in their own countries.
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Joe Biden / Los Angeles Times:
Op-Ed: Joe Biden: No one can stay silent.  No one can ignore injustice  —  In every corner of this country this weekend, George Floyd's words, which were the words of Eric Garner before him, are echoing from millions of voices in our streets and in our hearts.  —  “I can't breathe.”
WJLA-TV:   WATCH LIVE: Racial justice protest draws thousands to D.C.
Madison Carter / WKBW-TV:
EXCLUSIVE: Two Buffalo Police ERT members say resignation was not in solidarity with suspended officers  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — “It went bad.  It went bad.”  —  Two officers of the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team spoke with 7 Eyewitness News under the condition their names not be used.
Discussion: Balloon Juice, Raw Story and NPR
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ABC News:
Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester  —  The push was caught on camera.  —  Two Buffalo, New York, police officers are now facing criminal charges in connection with the graphic caught-on-video shove of a 75-year-old man during a protest, prosecutors said.
Washington Post:
‘Vicious dogs’ versus ‘a scared man’: Trump's feud with Bowser escalates amid police brutality protests  —  The first night of major unrest in Washington had exploded in chaos on May 29, with protesters and Secret Service officers battling outside the White House.
Discussion: DCist and CNN
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Washington Post:
Protesters pack nation's capital
Discussion: UPI
NBC News:
In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up  —  About 200 protesters came to Sugarman's Corner, the local hotspot in downtown Klamath Falls, Oregon, last Sunday night to protest the killing of George Floyd.  —  Like in many of the protests that have recently sprung …
New York Times:
Pentagon Ordered National Guard Helicopters' Aggressive Response in D.C.  —  The high-profile episode, after days of protests in Washington, was a turning point in the military's response to unrest in the city.  —  WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials ordered National Guard helicopters …
Discussion: Washington Post
CNN:
Ivanka Trump's commencement speech canceled over backlash to President's response to George Floyd's death  —  (CNN)Wichita State University Tech, an affiliate of Wichita State University in Kansas, canceled Ivanka Trump's virtual graduation speech amid backlash over President Donald Trump's response …
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The Guardian:
Ivanka Trump complains of ‘cancel culture’ after university cancels her speech  —  WSU Tech stops first daughter's commencement speech amid criticism of Donald Trump's response to George Floyd protests  —  Ivanka Trump has hit out at “cancel culture and viewpoint discrimination” …
Miriam Berger / Washington Post:
Pittsburgh paper accused of barring black reporters from covering protests, censoring stories  —  Photojournalist Michael Santiago was part of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette team that in 2019 won the paper a Pulitzer Prize, journalism's highest accolade, for its breaking news coverage of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.
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Ryan Deto / Pittsburgh City Paper:   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette removes protest and police brutality stories from website following protests from union members
USA Today:
Americans' perceptions of police drop significantly in one week as protests continue, survey finds  —  WASHINGTON - The perception of police by white Americans has dropped by double digits in just one week, as police continue to target peaceful protestors, bystanders and even journalists amid …
The Daily Beast:
Trump World Thrilled That Their Terrible Poll Numbers Aren't Worse  —  The current president hasn't hit George W. Bush levels of unpopularity.  And his team is pleased by that.  —  Under siege for his management of a deadly pandemic, a c ratered U.S. economy, and mass protests across the country …
Discussion: Raw Story
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Washington Post:   Trump's bad breakups: Mattis is the latest official to go from hero to zero in the president's telling
The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Philadelphia Police Inspector Joseph Bologna will face assault charges in the beating of a Temple student at a protest  —  A high-ranking Philadelphia police official will be charged with assault after video surfaced of him beating a Temple University student with a baton during a protest Monday along …
Discussion: Raw Story, Daily Kos, The Daily Dot and WHYY
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The Texas Tribune:
Conspiracy theories and racist memes: How a dozen Texas GOP county chairs caused turmoil within the party  —  On Friday morning, five GOP county chairs were facing backlash for sharing racist social media posts.  The Texas Tribune identified seven other GOP county chairs across the state who shared similar posts.
Mallika Kallingal / CNN:
Cyclist caught on video assaulting 3 people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter arrested  —  (CNN)Police in Maryland have arrested and charged the cyclist who was caught on video Monday accosting three people posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter.
Discussion: New York Times, The Hill and Gothamist
Washington Post:
White House almost completely surrounded by more than a mile of fencing  —  Protesters arriving in the nation's capital for the ninth consecutive day of demonstrations found the White House encircled by more than a mile of tall metal fencing.  —  The previous day, work crews had erected enough fencing …
Kelly Crow / Wall Street Journal:
Saudi Arabia's Secret Plans to Unveil Its Hidden da Vinci—and Become an Art-World Heavyweight  —  Since buying the world's most expensive painting three years ago, Saudi Arabia has kept it out of sight.  Now, answers are emerging—alongside its big-league art ambitions.  —  Text  —  Riyadh
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
'Don't Forget the White Women!':  Members Say Racism Ran Rampant at NOW  —  BAD FEMINIST  —  “They don't want to truly engage with young women of color or people of color.”  —  Monica Weeks knew she was taking a risk when she ran for vice president of the National Organization for Women.
Bloomberg:
Trump's Troop Plan Stuns Germany and Rocks the Postwar Order  — U.S. troops have been the glue binding two key NATO allies  — Merkel caught off guard in sign of disconnect with Washington  —  President Donald Trump's directive to pull 9,500 troops from Germany hits home hard …
Discussion: Raw Story
Yoav Gonen / THE CITY:
De Blasio's Staff Taking to the Streets Over His Handling of George Floyd Protests  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers the State of the City address on the Upper West Side, Jan. 10, 2019.  Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY  —  Current and former employees of the de Blasio administration distressed …
New York Times:
How Trump's Demands for a Full House in Charlotte Derailed a Convention  —  After a high-stakes and public feud with Democratic officials in a state he won four years ago, Mr. Trump and the Republican officials are moving to largely shift convention proceedings to another state.
Discussion: Raw Story
Bret Stephens / New York Times:
Donald Trump Is Our National Catastrophe  —  With malice toward all; with charity for none.  —  This spring I taught a seminar (via Zoom, of course) at the University of Chicago on the art of political persuasion.  We read Lincoln, Pericles, King, Orwell, Havel and Churchill, among other great practitioners of the art.
Discussion: Mother Jones
 
 
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Associated Press:
As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
Chrissy Clark / Washington Free Beacon:
University to Investigate Lecturer for Reading MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail
Orion Rummler / Axios:
CDC: Some people are drinking and inhaling cleaning products in attempt to fight coronavirus
RFE / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Report: German Neo-Nazis Training At Russian Terrorist Camp
Discussion: VICE and Al Jazeera
Tina Nguyen / Politico:
Conservatives charge liberals with social-distancing hypocrisy
Discussion: Instapundit and Raw Story
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Chinese soccer superstar calls for ouster of Communist Party, stunning nation
 Earlier Items: 
Morgan Gstalter / The Hill:
Drew Brees responds to Trump: ‘We must stop talking about the flag’ and focus on ‘real issues’
Discussion: Breitbart, The Wrap and Deadline
Brian Resnick / Vox:
What public health experts want critics to know about why they support the protests
Associated Press:
No ‘silver lining’: Trump faces voter backlash amid crises
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Why Ta-Nehisi Coates is hopeful
Neil Irwin / New York Times:
Don't Lose the Thread. The Economy Is Experiencing an Epic Collapse of Demand.
Glenn C. Loury / City Journal:
I Must Object  —  A rebuttal to Brown University's letter on racism in the United States
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republicans fear Trump may cost them Senate
Dan Noyes / ABC7:
Man who trains San Jose police about bias severely injured by riot gun during George Floyd protest
Discussion: East Bay Times