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As violence intensified in cities across the nation, some in the movement worry that their protest movement has been hijacked. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Agitators don't have a life and only seek to looy and cause chaos.
Just hours after violent protests over the death of George Floyd rocked the city leading to hundreds of arrests, NYPD officers in Queens took a knee beside demonstrators on Sunday, as civilians read the names of black people killed by cops. Video posted on Facebook shows at least three officers kneeling in the street at... New York Post
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed outside groups for lighting fires during the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. “In Minneapolis, we have marched, we have protested, we have organized. And when we see people setting our buildings and our businesses ablaze, we know those are not people who are interested in protecting black... New York Post

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50 Cent endorsed Andrew Cuomo for president after one of the governor’s coronavirus briefings that also addressed the demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A very foolish thought.
Major U.S. cities feared another night of violent protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody, cleaning up streets strewn with broken glass and burned out cars as curfews failed to stop confrontations between activists and law enforcement. Rueters
VOA VIEW: If police were able to be more aggressive, protesters would end the looting.
Mark Janus' name is now enshrined in the annals of American law as the Supreme Court plaintiff who took on and beat public-sector unions. He wants to do it again. The 2018 ruling known simply as Janus freed nonunion public employees from being forced to pay union dues, which the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A double hitter would be good.
Texas cities braced Sunday for the possibility of another night of unrest, as officials instated a curfew and readied reinforcements to try to prevent a repeat of the violence that broke out at weekend protests over the death of George Floyd and the treatment of black people ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Getting tough would end the madness.
Lady Gaga accused not only President Trump of being a racist fool, but called it a "fact" that ordinary Americans are racist also. In a three screen-page statement posted to Twitter on Sunday, in reaction to the nationwide rioting over police brutality cases, the pop star who was born Stefani ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Gaga is an idiot.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware Gov. John Carney toured Wilmington Sunday to survey extensive damage left behind from protesters responding to the death of George Floyd. Carney said he understands the rage that is fueling the protests but said the ransacking that occurred on some city blocks “isn't the way ... Washington Times

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Officials across the U.S. South are scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans around the coronavirus pandemic ABC
VOA VIEW: The so-called plans are nothing put guess work.
New York City's mayor is calling for an investigation after NYPD SUVs overnight drove through a Brooklyn crowd where people were holding a metal barricade. ABC
Biden holds a lead over Trump among registered voters, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal bias foolish poll.
Confederate monuments have become a target of protesters demonstrating against the police killing of George Floyd ABC
VOA VIEW: Waste of time.

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Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken complete their 19-hour flight to the orbiting laboratory. BBC
VOA VIEW: Great!
Protests against the death of George Floyd and other African-Americans by law enforcement have erupted in dozens of cities. CBS
VOA VIEW: Anyone starting chaos should be prosecuted for terror.
New vehicle sales to rental car companies accounted for about 10%, or 1.7 million vehicles, last year. That demand came to a grinding halt due to the coronavirus crisis. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The numbers look bad.

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VOA VIEW: Good!
Chicago will pursue more extreme measures to combat the continuing protests and violent riots that have erupted following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in police custody. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Troops will deploy across the country to reinforce police efforts. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Five days too long.
A police officer in Atlanta was seriously injured after being hit by an ATV during a second night of demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, according to officials. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Those involved should be charged with attempt murder.
Britain will not look away from its responsibilities to Hong Kong, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday, repeating London's offer of extended visa rights in response to China's push to impose a new law in the former British colony. Reuters

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The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer, Dana Boente, had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump. Reuters
VOA VIEW: There may be some guilt.
Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday. Reuters
The number of deaths and cases in two Latin American nations -- Brazil and Mexico -- are climbing exponentially as other places in the world, including Europe and Asia, are reporting data at a fraction from weeks ago. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should be more alert.

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     Cuomo has gone mad - no madder.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to shine a light on the disciplinary history of cops.  He said he would immediately sign into law any measures to reform a state regulation that prohibits the disclosure of prior disciplinary actions against a police officer.  But any such measure will meet with strong resistance from the city’s cops.

     “It is inconceivable that Governor Cuomo would want to arm those extremists with confidential police personnel records, so that they bring their weapons to our front doors,” PBA President Patrick Lynch said. “We cannot protect New York if politicians won’t even provide the bare minimum protections for us and our families.” The governor was asked about the regulation, called 50a, after a video showed a police officer throwing a demonstrator to the ground during protests in Brooklyn Friday night.

     Cuomo, foolishly speaking Saturday at a press briefing, said if the state Legislature convened “by Zoom” and drafted the bill “I would sign it today.”