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Beneath the fury over George Floyd's death lie longstanding economic inequities that have plagued California's 2.6 million black people. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Blacks create their own problems.
State Department certifies Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala for millions in U.S. aid, despite lack of progress on human rights and good governance. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It pays to do right.
New York City braced for its 10th straight night of protests Friday, with rallies planned throughout the city despite a steady rain and a looming 8 p.m. curfew. By sunset, a group of more than 1,000 soggy protesters were already marching past dozens of cops stationed on Court Street and onto Atlantic Avenue in Cobble... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Fools need to be dealt with a strong hand.


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. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal crap.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encourages them to peacefully protest. One day after 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and several of his peers released a video demanding the league condemn racism, Goodell made ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Goodell is an idiot.
Tropical Depression Cristobal's path headed toward Gulf Coast, storm surge expected ABC
VOA VIEW: Big or small, time will tell.
School infrastructure report raises questions about returning to classrooms. Ensuring ventilation works properly is part of the CDC’s K-12 guidance for reopening schools. ABC
VOA VIEW: A major dilemma.
President Donald Trump on Friday called improved jobs numbers announcement a "great day' for George Floyd. ABC
Giant Black Lives Matter Letters Painted on DC street near White House ABC
VOA VIEW: A Black racist act.


The World Health Organization it has new evidence that this can help stop the spread of the virus. BBC
VOA VIEW: WHO is unreliable.
"I notice you're starting to get much closer together — looks much better, I must say," the president told reporters. CBS
Blacks and Latinos occupy many of the frontline service-sector jobs that saw higher unemployment in recent weeks. CBS
VOA VIEW: Black always have higher unemployment rates.
Mayor Muriel Bowser also officially named the section of 16th Street in front of the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza." CBS
VOA VIEW: Bowser is a black racist fool.

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"We are done dying from all of the structural racial institutions that impose a heightened level of burden on African Americans," NAACP President Derrick Johnson said. CBS
VOA VIEW: NAACP is a divisive organization.
Trump floated ideas such as a payroll tax cut and stimulus checks, while Democrats want state and local relief and unemployment insurance. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are mad.
Stocks rallied after a historic and surprising gain in U.S. jobs raised hope the economy is starting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC


The coronavirus has infected more than 6.75 million people around the world as of Friday, killing at least 393,383 people. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fauci has never been right.
A Marriott spokeswoman said the U.S. Treasury Department had ordered the company to wind down its operation of the Four Points Sheraton in Havana by Aug.31. CNBC
White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci made his comments Friday on CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Another false statement made by Fauci.
Officers who risk their lives every day now face legal vulnerabilities should new reform bills pass. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
After George Floyd's death at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, people around the world have been inspired to donate to the cause breaking previous records. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A waste of funds.

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An unexpected jump in U.S. employment sent world equities and oil surging on hopes that the global economy has started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, pulling investors out of perceived safe havens like government bonds and gold. Reuters
More than a third of Americans misused cleaners and disinfectants to try to prevent infection by the coronavirus, according to a survey taken shortly after President Donald Trump publicly asked whether injecting such products could treat COVID-19. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Fools!
In cities across the United States this past week, protesters have been confronted by police carrying shields and batons and hulking armored vehicles that might look to some people like a scene straight out of a war zone. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The police need the equipment.

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The Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington, D.C., area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back to their home bases, a U.S. official told Reuters. Reuters
VOA VIEW: If the President approved.
The program to replace the presidential helicopter has been delayed to address communications-related issues, a General Accountability Office report said. UPI
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill loosening restrictions on how small businesses can spend stimulus loans without having to pay them back. UPI
The U.S. economy gained 2.5 million jobs during the month of May, the Labor Department said Friday in its monthly jobs report -- a major surprise to economists and the first labor increase since February. UPI

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June 05, 2020

     Northam is a coward idiot.  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration seeks input on a new location, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak before the governor’s announcement. The move comes amid turmoil across the nation and around the world over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving.

     The Lee statue is one of five Confederate monuments along Monument Avenue in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy. It has been the target of vandalism during protests in recent days over Floyd’s death. The base was covered this week with graffiti, including messages that say “end police brutality” and “stop white supremacy.” It was not immediately clear when the statue would be removed.