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Protesters demand that cities ‘defund the police.’ Politicians are starting to listen.Leaders in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and San Francisco are considering downsizing their police departments. Will the movement continue to gain momentum?


Bootstrapping gear for coronavirus tests: How companies innovated to solve a critical shortageThe NP swabs are not your typical Q-tip. All these requirements make manufacturing NP swabs complicated. Origin, a California-based 3D printing company, was one of the four manufacturers whose swab prototype was clinically validated by Arnaout’s team.


Floyd protests and Trump's response gave Washington a week it won't soon forgetWhatever does happen next, one thing is clear: Washington has never seen a week like this one.


'Stay mad as hell,' says last surviving author of famous report on 1967 riotsThe last living member of a commission on the civil unrest of 1967 believes today’s protests are indicative of a broader awareness in American society and could finally lead to lasting improvement in race relations.


New arms race taking shape amid a pandemic and economic crisis. What could go wrong?Three decades after the Cold War ended without a long-feared nuclear cataclysm, arms control experts are starting to think the sigh of relief heard around the world then might have been premature.


What does social media activism accomplish?As Americans protest the killing of George Floyd, activists brought demonstrations online. However, the execution and effectiveness of these campaigns have drawn scrutiny.


Former Mattis speechwriter says he was surprised by the retired general's attack on TrumpGuy Snodgrass, who worked as a top aide to former Defense Secretary James Mattis, says that while he was surprised that Mattis recently issued a rare public criticism of President Trump, he also believes he was eager to speak up.


Biden pins pandemic job losses on 'failure in leadership' by TrumpFormer Vice President Joe Biden skewered President Trump on Friday, saying recent job losses and higher rates of unemployment in black and brown communities are attributable to the White House’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.


Trump says the economy will cure the 'very sad problem' of police killing blacksOver the past two days, President Trump has twice been asked how he plans to try to fix the daunting problem of systemic racism in police departments across America and both times he has made clear that he believes a healthy economy will do the trick.


Trump praises success against coronavirus in states that are seeing cases spike“Look at what’s going in Florida, it’s incredible,” Trump said at one point. “The job the governor of Florida’s done, it’s incredible. The numbers they’re doing ... you gotta open it up.” Much like Florida, Georgia has had the integrity of its coronavirus numbers questioned.


Tired of troops on the streets, Washington, D.C., names 'Black Lives Matter Plaza' outside the White HouseMayor Muriel Bowser announced the change Friday morning, but a local Black Lives Matter group called it "a performative distraction."


Trump says he hopes George Floyd 'is looking down' and celebrating jobs report: 'This is a great day for him'In a stream-of-consciousness speech in the Rose Garden, the president touted news that the unemployment rate fell last month as nearly 3 million people who had been furloughed due to the coronavirus returned to work. But the unemployment rate for black Americans actually increased.


Exclusive: Leaked document reveals details of federal law enforcement patrolling Washington amid protestsThe growing military and law enforcement presence in Washington, D.C., has sparked concern from lawmakers, protesters and the press. And the White House has provided scant information about it.


'Boogaloo' arrests in Nevada portray extremists using protests to incite civil war Two men charged with conspiring to incite violence and civil unrest at protests over the killing of George Floyd previously sought to do the same thing at protests against coronavirus lockdowns, federal prosecutors say.


Trump vows to help oust GOP senator after criticism: 'Get any candidate ready'Donald Trump wrote Thursday that he would campaign against Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski over her praise of comments made by Gen. James Mattis.


Sharpton mocks Trump's Bible photo op at George Floyd memorialThe Rev. Al Sharpton, the longtime activist and political commentator, took his turn mocking President Trump's widely criticized photo op in front of St. John's Church earlier this week.


Barr defends use of non-identified officers in D.C. as Democrats demand answersDemocrats have called for a special prosecutor to look into Attorney General William Barr’s handling of law enforcement’s attack on protesters.


Under questioning, Barr says Trump's Bible photo op was 'entirely appropriate'Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that it was “entirely appropriate” to forcibly remove protesters from the area surrounding the White House ahead of President Trump’s seemingly impromptu photo opportunity in front of St. John’s Church.


Pentagon intelligence employees raise concerns about supporting domestic surveillance amid protestsThe government’s increasingly militarized response to nationwide protests has sparked concern among employees of a Pentagon intelligence agency, who fear they might be compelled to help conduct surveillance on American demonstrators, sources tell Yahoo News.


Does violence undermine the message of protests?Protests in response to the killing of George Floyd have reignited a longstanding debate over whether nonviolent resistance is the only path to creating change.


Nation 'not prepared' for next pandemicAt a congressional hearing, Dr. Robert Redfield, head of the CDC, issued stark warnings about the potential for future pandemics.


Trump was once a huge fan of Gen. Mattis — and here's the video to prove itThe president responded to stinging criticism by his former defense secretary by calling him "the world’s most overrated General." But a review of Trump’s comments over the years show the president publicly lauded Mattis at virtually every turn.


Activist DeRay Mckesson on the protests, the election and what young people can do to spur changeIn spite of the ongoing protests against police brutality, the COVID-19 pandemic and an upcoming presidential election, DeRay Mckesson – one of the nation’s most prominent and recognizable civil-rights activists – says it’s important to focus on the crisis at hand and work from there.


Amazon whistleblowers say company-produced news segment is 'brainwashing in plain sight'An Amazon ad packaged as a news segment touting the company’s safety practices has the company under fire for manipulating the news.


Retired top general joins Mattis dissent from Trump, warns of 'beginning of the end' for democracy if troops are used against protests“The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020,” retired Marine Gen. John Allen wrote in a scathing op-ed. “Remember the date.”


Rep. Raskin: AG Barr should be disbarred for helping Trump crack down on Floyd protestsRep. Jamie Raskin told Yahoo News' "Skullduggery" podcast that he believes Attorney General William Barr should be disbarred for the role he has played in helping the president crack down on protesters outraged by the police killing of George Floyd.


Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?As people across all 50 states continue to gather to protest police brutality and systemic racism, the question is whether this will spark a COVID-19 resurgence right when the U.S. seemed to be getting its epidemic under control.


Floyd case sheds light on the power of police unions to thwart justiceTime and again, victims’ families and the many others who’ve come out to mourn and protest their deaths, have watched as officers involved in such incidents remain on the job and escape criminal prosecution for months or years.


Site of mass arrests, Washington street epitomizes the complexities of George Floyd protestsSwann Street was the site of dialogue between police and demonstrators that touched on the complex and emotional issues at the core of the intense protests.


Sen. Tim Scott says an 'unjust system' leads to a 'society of chaos'Sen. Tim Scott said that he sees a change in the way that white Americans are discussing race and racism, and believes there will be lasting change resulting from the outcry over the killing of George Floyd.


Homeland Security claims 'drug trafficking' groups are using George Floyd protests as coverHomeland Security is claiming “drug trafficking organizations” are using the George Floyd protests as a facade for criminal activity, prompting law enforcement to respond with nonlethal weapons, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.


Obama praises George Floyd protests and sees hope for police reform, racial progressFormer President Barack Obama said he feels hopeful that the protests over the killing of George Floyd can "bring about real change."


Gen. Mattis says he’s 'angry and appalled' at Trump's response to protestsPresident Trump’s first Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, who resigned last year, spoke out against his former boss for the first time Wednesday, saying he is “angry and appalled” at the White House’s response to the protests over the death of George Floyd.


As protests rock cities, Rand Paul holds up passage of anti-lynching billSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is holding up passage of an anti-lynching bill with broad bipartisan support — the latest delay in an effort to pass a federal law against lynching that goes back over a century.


After breaking with Trump, Esper is still secretary of defense 'as of right now'White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany did not go out of her way Wednesday to assure reporters that Donald Trump still had confidence in his defense secretary, who earlier in the day broke with the president over whether to use U.S. troops to quell protests on the streets of American cities.


Cities remove racist monuments before protesters can topple themAs the protests following the death of George Floyd in some cities have turned to targeting racist iconography, officials are trying to preempt them.


Live: Obama hosts 'reimagining policing' town hall in wake of George Floyd's deathFormer President Barack Obama will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET to address police violence amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd.


A group of D.C. protesters now has a list of demandsAs protests continue to erupt around the country, a group of three young African-American activists is attempting to link the demonstrations to a list of demands.


As tensions rise, police push back, sometimes literally, on protestsMultiple officers across the country have been disciplined for misconduct in responding to the George Floyd protests, with many more investigations pending after viral videos and complaints.


Counties in Florida, Iowa worry CDC as emerging coronavirus 'areas of concern'A document created by the CDC and reviewed by Yahoo News lists nine counties and one city with rising infection levels, many in states that have eased lockdown restrictions.


Atlanta mayor: Trump needs a Dr. Fauci figure to speak for him on raceAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told Yahoo News on Wednesday that President Trump lacks the credibility on race relations needed to unite the country following George Floyd’s death.


Live event: The Media’s Role in Engendering Trust and Giving Voice to Underrepresented CommunitiesTune in tonight at 6 p.m. EST for an hour-long panel discussion on the Media’s Role in Engendering Trust and Giving Voice to Underrepresented Communities. The event is organized by the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association and hosted by media partner Yahoo News.


Trump claims 'most religious leaders loved' his church photo op President Trump on Wednesday dismissed criticism from religious leaders who condemned the use of tear gas on peaceful protesters outside the White House Monday evening to clear the way for him to walk across the street to be photographed holding a Bible in front of a church.


A 'Me Too' moment in the struggle for racial justiceOn Memorial Day, as America began to lift more restrictions, COVID-19’s foot remained disproportionately on the chest of blacks and law enforcement had its knee on George Floyd’s neck.


Iowa congressman Steve King loses Republican primaryKing, whose long history of racist comments had alienated GOP allies and nearly cost him the seat in 2018, lost to state Sen. Randy Feenstra in a five-way race.


Trump plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals and alarms Democrats in CongressRetired top generals reacted with alarm Tuesday to President Trump’s plan to use active-duty military to patrol cities where police have failed to contain violence, while Democrats in Congress said they would seek to block funding for any domestic troop deployment.


On coronavirus vaccine, don't hold your breath, experts sayInfectious disease specialists and vaccine developers interviewed by Yahoo News said that even accepting some encouraging research at face value, it is unclear if or when an effective vaccine will be available.


ICE lacks coronavirus tests for immigrant detaineesA top immigration official for the Trump administration admitted on Tuesday that immigrants are not systematically tested for the coronavirus when they are apprehended.


Religious leaders condemn teargassing protesters to clear street for TrumpGOP lawmakers have been mostly silent on the use of tear gas and rubber bullets to make way for the president’s church photo op.


In wake of Floyd killing, black lives matter to us too, police around the country are sayingTuesday marks one week since the harrowing video of George Floyd pinned to the ground beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee went viral on social media. As activists call for the arrest of the other officers who were on the scene, police nationwide are lining up to denounce what some are frankly calling “murder.”


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