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8:55 PM ET, June 6, 2020

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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 …
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 …
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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
Washington Post:   Trump's bad breakups: Mattis is the latest official to go from hero to zero in the president's telling
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 …
Discussion: Fox News and Slate
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, NPR and Raw Story
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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.
Jimmy Vielkind / Wall Street Journal:   Buffalo Police Officers Plead Not Guilty Over Charges of Assaulting 75-Year-Old Protester
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.  —  Below is our live shot of the area of Washington, D. C. , near the White House, where the local city governmentpainted Black Lives Matter on the street Friday, and renamed the area “Black Lives Matter Plaza. ”
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
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Wall Street Journal:   Federal Agents Lacking Insignia in Protests Raise Accountability Concerns
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:   Flash bangs and fury: Behind the fortress walls in a defining week for Trump and the country
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 …
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” …
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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 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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Washington Post:
‘Vicious dogs’ versus ‘a scared man’: Trump 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: CNN
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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
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Trump approves plan to withdraw one-third of U.S. troops from Germany
Discussion: UPI and The Hill
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
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
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
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.
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Over 1,000 health professionals sign a letter saying, Don't shut down protests using coronavirus concerns as an excuse  —  Protesters march Thursday, June 4, 2020, in San Diego.  Protests continue to be held in U.S. cities, sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died …
Discussion: Breitbart and The Daily Caller
Chrissy Clark / Washington Free Beacon:
University to Investigate Lecturer for Reading MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail  —  UCLA politics department condemns white lecturer for reading n-word, showing documentary addressing lynching  —  The University of California Los Angeles has launched an inquiry into a teacher …
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
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Scientists funded by Zuckerberg sent him a letter calling Facebook's practices ‘antithetical’ to his philanthropic mission  —  More than 140 scientists funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative urged Mark Zuckerberg to enforce stricter policies around the spread of misinformation and incitements to violence.
Brian Resnick / Vox:
What public health experts want critics to know about why they support the protests  —  Demonstrators take part in a protest in Chicago, Illinois, on June 1.  Chris Dilts/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images  —  “For black folks, their cost of not doing something is a lot greater than potentially getting a virus.”
Glenn C. Loury / City Journal:
I Must Object  —  A rebuttal to Brown University's letter on racism in the United States  —  Last week, in the aftermath of the national fury that has erupted, and continues, over the apparent killing by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man, George Floyd, while he was being taken into custody …
 
 
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Associated Press:
As Trump blames antifa, protest records show scant evidence
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
Emily Shugerman / The Daily Beast:
'Don't Forget the White Women!': Members Say Racism Ran Rampant at NOW
Gerry Shih / Washington Post:
Chinese soccer superstar calls for ouster of Communist Party, stunning nation
Jeff McCausland / NBC News:
General Mattis' statement on Trump reveals America's constitutional crisis
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
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Deto / Pittsburgh City Paper:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette removes protest and police brutality stories from website following protests from union members
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:
No ‘silver lining’: Trump faces voter backlash amid crises
Washington Post:
Amid reopenings and street protests, coronavirus transmission remains high in much of the U.S.
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.
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