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We condemn this disrespectful act and are working with the relevant authorities and the Embassy of India to rectify the situation: US State Department Spokesperson to ANI on the desecration of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC

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George, 29, slaps hands with Mikaela, 3, in front of a police barricade on a street leading to the front of the White House on Wednesday.⁠ ⁠ 📷 Roberto Schmidt / AFP

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FBI Director Christopher Wray says he understands why protesters are speaking out and feel let down by law enforcement: "Non-violent protests are signs of a healthy democracy, not an ailing one"

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’s “struggling” on whether to back Trump in November

BREAKING: The Michigan Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would require police to be trained on implicit bias and de-escalation techniques.

"I can really make opportunities for Namibia and show Namibia to the world." Latoya Mwoombola, aka @Nezzy_Doe , has been working tirelessly as a doctor in Namibia, which has seen very few cases of Covid-19. She spoke to 's #BBCWhatsNew  a @Yvethiout  her other passion - rapping.

Man U-turns in road to stop his car and confront #BLM  activists with blades stuck to his arm. #Queens  #NewYork  MORE:

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has declared a state of emergency in a region in northern Siberia after 20,000 tons of diesel spilled into a river. The oil spill has turned a river crimson and is a threat to the Arctic environment.

"It's his opinion": Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis

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Scoops of the Day

‼️ KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHILE PROTESTING: A THREAD ‼️

Important story: A Florida officer who knocked over a seated protester just before a peaceful protest against police abuse turned violent has been reviewed by internal affairs for using force 79 times in his roughly three-and-half years on the force.

In the space of one tweet, Trump manages two falsehoods. He says he fired Mattis (actually he resigned) and says he "changed" Mattis's nickname to "Mad Dog" (he did not, that nickname long preceded Trump, though Mattis did not care for it).

ARBERY SHOOTING HEARING: We're live at a preliminary hearing for father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael, and William Bryan Jr, on murder and aggravated assault charges relating to the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.

President Trump and some of his supporters are claiming authorities did not use tear gas against people in a crackdown outside the White House this week. An @APFactCheck  finds evidence that they did.

White supremacists and racists are literally the joke of the internet right now <3

Breaking News: Virginia's governor plans to order the removal of a monument to the Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, an official said.

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My hot take: James Mattis just made it a lot easier for many, many other respected defense officials and Republican lawmakers to criticize the president.

NEW: The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Las Vegas PD announce charges against 3 alleged members of the right-wing extremist group "Boogaloo" with violating state & federal laws, "for conspiracy to cause destruction during protests in Las Vegas", prosecutors say.

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Scoops of the Week

BREAKING: An independent autopsy ordered by George Floyd's family finds he was killed by "homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain," according to early findings from the examination.

Trump is hiding in an underground bunker rn. No joke.

Breaking: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer just announced every single officers' body camera was NOT ACTIVATED during the shooting last night that resulted in DavidMcAtee’s death. Not one.

Today Trump declared war on the people of the United States, threatening states that if the did not request federal troops in their states, the troops would be deployed forcibly. That’s illegal, and it would invoke a civil war.

BREAKING: The 3 other officers involved in #GeorgeFloyd 's killing will be charged with aiding and abetting murder, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Derek Chauvin's charge will be elevated to second-degree murder.

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Here is what was happening outside the White House as President Trump was giving his Rose Garden address and saying he is an “ally of all peaceful protestors.” Peaceful protestors being tear gassed outside of the WH gates. I confirmed because I was teargassed along with them.

We’re drowning in videos of police abuse: cops cars running over protestors, an officer shoving a petite woman so hard she had a seizure, cops shooting rubber bullets at reporters on live TV. It’s clear who is escalating violence.

Amazing scene unfolding in Flint, Twp, Michigan. Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson has joined protesters in a peaceful march. Read More: @MichStatePolice  @gretchenwhitmer 

What would Jesus do? I’m guessing he wouldn’t target people with tear gas and rubber bullets so he could get a photo op holding a Bible upside down. Just a wild hunch.

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