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Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:33pm

U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured.

Biden looks to clinch nomination as 7 states, DC vote

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:27pm

Joe Biden could seize the number of delegates needed to formally clinch the Democrats' presidential nomination on Tuesday as seven states and the District of Columbia push through a pandemic and exploding racial tensions to host the largest slate of primary elections in almost three months.

A look at the antifa movement Trump is blaming for violence

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump has blamed antifa activists for violence at protests over police killings of black people, but antifa isn’t an organization and targeting it isn’t so simple.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s move to quit WHO cites flawed facts

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 10:03pm

President Donald Trump spread a number of false and misleading claims about the World Health Organization in announcing his decision to cut U.S. ties with the agency over the coronavirus epidemic.

Here’s what Utah’s top state and federal candidates have to say about George Floyd death, protests and riots

Carter Williams, KSL.com and Graham Dudley, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 1st - 9:26pm

Candidates seeking party nominations for Utah’s top state and federal positions took to the debate stage Monday, weeks ahead of the primary election for state and federal elections slated for June 30.

Presidents have leeway to use military for domestic purposes

Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:40pm

President Donald Trump's warning that he would deploy the United States military to any state that refuses to take aggressive action against rioting rests on a longstanding presidential power that gives wide latitude to the White House, legal experts said Monday.

GOP 4th District candidates differ over wearing masks, curfews

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jun 1st - 6:58pm

The four Republicans running in this month’s 4th Congressional District primary to take on Utah’s only Democrat in Congress sparred during their first debate Monday.

Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

Darlene Superville, Tim Sullivan and Aaron Morrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 5:12pm

Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement came as police under federal command forced back peaceful demonstrators with tear gas so he could walk to a nearby church and pose with a Bible.

Judge: Justice Department reversal in Flynn case 'unusual'

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 3:27pm

A federal judge on Monday defended his decision not to quickly approve the Justice Department's request to dismiss its own criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying that the department's reversal was unusual and he wanted to consider the request carefully before ruling on it.

A look at the antifa movement Trump is blaming for violence

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 2:47pm

President Donald Trump has blamed antifa activists for violence at protests over police killings of black people, but antifa isn’t an organization and targeting it isn’t so simple.

With rare candor, employees protest Facebook's Trump policy

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:52pm

Facebook employees are using Twitter and Facebook's internal communications tools to register their frustration over CEO Mark Zuckerberg's decision to leave up posts by President Donald Trump that suggested protesters in Minneapolis could be shot.

With Pompeo out, GOP looks to Rep. Marshall in Kansas race

John Hanna and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:14pm

The passing of Monday's deadline to file to run for Kansas' open Senate seat confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo won't be a candidate, and a major anti-abortion group threw its support behind Rep. Roger Marshall to keep immigration hardliner Kris Kobach from the GOP nomination.

Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deported

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 8:04pm

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Iran's foreign minister says on Instagram that Iranian scientist imprisoned in US is now on his way back to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 7:57pm

Iran's foreign minister says on Instagram that Iranian scientist imprisoned in US is now on his way back to Iran.

Trump makes surprise visit to damaged church near White House, walking through park violently cleared of protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 5:09pm

Trump makes surprise visit to damaged church near White House, walking through park violently cleared of protesters.

President Trump threatens to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 4:52pm

President Trump threatens to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests.

Police fire tear gas, deploy flash bangs to disperse peaceful protest near White House ahead of Trump speech

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 4:41pm

Police fire tear gas, deploy flash bangs to disperse peaceful protest near White House ahead of Trump speech.

Trump to speak from Rose Garden as protesters demonstrate outside White House ahead of curfew

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 4:14pm

Trump to speak from Rose Garden as protesters demonstrate outside White House ahead of curfew.

Federal health officials say nursing homes have reported nearly 26,000 deaths among residents from COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:14pm

Federal health officials say nursing homes have reported nearly 26,000 deaths among residents from COVID-19.