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Former Defense Secretary Mattis publishes a surprising Trump rebuke: NPR

President Donald Trump in October 2018 with, from the left, Army Chief of Staff General Mil Mil, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chief of Staff Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford and Marine Corps Commander Robert Neller. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP hide caption activate / deactivate caption Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP President Donald Trump in October 2018 with, from …

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What matters: a small reason to be optimistic after a week of protests

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To have it in your inbox, sign up for free here. The rest of the country – and the world – are getting closer to reality and embracing the calls to action. “I know enough about that story to say: there is something different here,” former President Barack Obama …

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The staff goes wild in the collapse of the Bernie world

Wong called Shakir and Weaver “nerds”, adding: “He doesn’t give a damn about the base. They care about their political careers INSIDE the ring road. Naming the enemy is a must and I just did it.” Shakir replied: “I hate to commit myself, but this is ridiculous. Trump is gassing the protesters, but I’m the real enemy. For what? Trying …

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Another man who said “I can’t breathe” died in custody. An autopsy calls it murder.

SEATTLE – A black man who called “I can’t breathe” before he died in police custody in Tacoma, Washington state, was killed because of the oxygen deprivation and physical restraint that was used to him, according to details of a medical examiner’s report published Wednesday. The Pierce County coroner office concluded that the death of the man, Manuel Ellis, 33, …

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New charges for former Minneapolis police officers as protests persist

A private autopsy conducted by doctors hired by Mr. Floyd’s family determined that Mr. Floyd died not only from the knee to his neck, but also from the pressure exerted by other agents on his back. The cause of death was listed as mechanical asphyxiation, a murder, according to the autopsy. The Hennepin County coroner also found out that the …

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Tensions cool between Cuomo and New York, police and protesters

Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio. | Getty Images NEW YORK – Wednesday caused tensions between demonstrators and the police to cool, as did Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City police department. Cuomo reportedly privately apologized to the NYPD brass after disdaining police commissioner Dermot Shea’s disdain on Tuesday when the governor accused the police of not containing …

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says curfew will end after tonight – Deadline

4th UPDATE, 6.45pm: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in his press conference on Wednesday evening that, subject to a setback, curfews in Los Angeles would be stopped after tonight. Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva characterized Tuesday night as much more peaceful than previous nights. Without a doubt, this has helped officials make this decision. …

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