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Fired officer Derek Chauvin is now facing a second-degree murder charge, and three other ex-officers are charged with aiding and abetting. LA Times
VOA VIEW: What will be the end results?
Hong Kong authorities have banned the annual Tiananmen Square massacre commemoration this year. But some are determined to remember — and resist. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The situation is sad.
Some public health experts are bracing for a spike in COVID-19 cases in the wake of protests against police brutality. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The word "police" should not be an indictment of all.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday 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... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Northam is a coward idiot.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has reversed course and decided not to return active-duty troops to their home bases after they were deployed near Washington for possible action in suppressing violent protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Wednesday afternoon that Esper changed his mind after a meeting at the White... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's smart not to go against the boss.
The former president said the wave of protests convulsing the country after the killing of Mr. Floyd was “unlike anything I have seen in my lifetime,” and predicted an “awakening.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: Obama is an idiot and fool.
Minnesota Attorney General Ellison said on Wednesday that if the prosecution gets evidence to support a first-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd case it will be presented to a jury. Rueters
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis blasted Trump as failing to unite the country and militarizing the response to protests of George Floyd's death.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees says taking a knee disrespects the flag and military, reviving a misinformed idea and angering many.
VOA VIEW: It shows that USA Today is leftist.
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President Trump is undefeated in endorsements so far this year, going 64-0 after Tuesday's primaries, his campaign said. "Undefeated. Unprecedented," campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted Wednesday. "The enthusiasm is real and it is with President Trump." A total of 23 Trump-endorsed candidates for House and Senate won their GOP primaries ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As he should be.
Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio is apologizing for suggesting discrimination and racism aren’t problems in the NFL. “After reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to the players this morning, I realize what I said regarding racism and discrimination in the NFL was wrong,” Fangio said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: No apology necessary.
Activists of the far-left Antifa movement began planning to foment a nationwide anti-government insurgency as early as November as the U.S. presidential campaign season kicked off in earnest, according to a law enforcement official with access to intelligence behind the shadowy group. The radical left-wing movement has emerged as a ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Antifa must be denounced as a terror group.
Pennsylvania county commissioner Joe Gale urged to resign after calling Black Lives Matter a 'radical left-wing hate group' ABC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts liberals.
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Republicans say they are moving President Trump's acceptance speech out of the city of Charlotte, amid a standoff with the state's Democratic governor. ABC
VOA VIEW: NC will look bad and Dems will lose big.
The CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride is one of four current and former chicken company executives who have been indicted on charges of price-fixing ABC
VOA VIEW: They should pay big.
Severe weather has moved through a wide swath of land overnight all the way from Colorado to New York. ABC
VOA VIEW: It may come back in Gulf.
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The White House released results from President Donald Trump's annual physical on Wednesday with Dr. Sean Conley saying he found "no interval change" in Trump's health. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems hate the good news.
Most demonstrations Tuesday stood in stark contrast to the violence-marred protests of previous nights. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberals want to cause dissension.
The disturbing number of cases of black people killed by police raises questions about hiring practices in police departments across the country. Jennifer Cobbina, an associate professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University, joined CBSN to discuss whether recruiting more officers of color could be key to reducing police violence in black communities. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.
The storm could bring heavy rain to Louisiana and its neighbors this weekend. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The former deputy attorney general is testifying in a contentious hearing before Congress about the origins of the government's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. CBS
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Protests from Spain to New Zealand look and sound a lot like those in the U.S., but it's not just solidarity, it's parallel anger. CBS
VOA VIEW: Because of the liberal media.
Esper's comments contradicted President Trump, who threatened to deploy the military to quell protests on Monday. CBS
Stocks rose on Wednesday as markets continued to rally on optimism over economies emerging from coronavirus-led shutdowns. CNBC
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Three former Minneapolis police officers were criminally charged Wednesday in connection with the death of George Floyd in their custody, according to court records. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The end results will be known later.
Facebook's Oversight Board, an independent body that can overturn the company's own content moderation decisions, announced on Wednesday that it is not yet operational, so won't review a controversial post from President Donald Trump that the company has refused to take down or moderate. CNBC
The measure comes after China hasn't allowed U.S. passenger airlines to return to China. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
"As of right now, Secretary Esper is still Secretary Esper, and should the president lose faith, we will all learn about that in the future," White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said. CNBC
The retailer's CEO Doug McMillon said Wednesday that some of its stores have been looted and damaged. CNBC
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he does not support President Trump's plan to enact the Insurrection Act amid protests and unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody. CNN
VOA VIEW: Don't believe CNN.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday that most of the state can enter Phase 2 of its coronavirus reopening, which further eases restrictions on gyms, bars and movie theaters, among other businesses. FOX News
U.S. private payrolls fell less than expected in May, suggesting layoffs were abating as businesses reopen, though the overall economy's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will be slow. Reuters
Republican allies of President Donald Trump attacked the FBI's probe of his 2016 presidential campaign on Wednesday, but failed to get a key witness to agree that former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was unfounded. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd is being represented by a new lawyer in the racially charged case that has sparked protests across the United States over police brutality, according to people involved in the case. Reuters
The top United Nations human rights official called on U.S. leaders on Wednesday to "condemn racism unequivocally" and take actions that truly tackle inequalities in the country rocked by a week of protests after the death of George Floyd. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The UN should stay out of US policies.
More U.S. adults now believe that the coronavirus situation in the United States is getting better, but more than 50 percent believe the disruption to normal life caused by it will last to the end of the year or longer. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should be.
Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday he wouldn't have renewed a warrant to surveil a member of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign if he'd knew there were questions about FBI flaws in the case. UPI
VOA VIEW: The facts bare the truth.
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