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Democrats fight for chance to take on GOP Sen. Ernst in Iowa

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:53am

Four relatively unknown Iowa Democrats are competing in a primary Tuesday to take on Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, an endeavor viewed as a long shot when better-known prospects last year took a pass on running.

Civil unrest could influence Biden's search for running mate

Alexandra Jaffe and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 1st - 12:05am

Joe Biden’s search for a running mate could be reshaped by the police killing of George Floyd and the unrest it has ignited across the country, raising questions about contenders with law-and-order backgrounds and intensifying pressure on the presumptive Democratic nominee to select a black woman.

Unrest demonstrates Biden's challenge in breaking through

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 11:54pm

Joe Biden is facing some stiff competition in getting his campaign message out.

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 11:45pm

Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.

Trump took shelter in White House bunker as protests raged

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 8:09pm

Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades.

Unrest demonstrates Biden's challenge in breaking through

Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 6:57pm

President Donald Trump spent much of Sunday using Twitter as a bullhorn to urge “law and order” and tougher action by police against protesters around the country. Joe Biden quietly visited the site of protests in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, and talked to some of the demonstrators. Earlier, he wrote a post on Medium expressing empathy for those despairing about the killing of George Floyd.

What we do and don't know about the extremists taking part in riots across the US

Jeremy Herb, Evan Perez, Donie O'Sullivan and Mark Morales, CNN  |  Posted May 31st - 6:08pm

Law enforcement and federal officials say outside elements from both far-right and far-left groups are helping fuel the violent and damaging confrontations that have marred protests across the country in recent days, despite President Donald Trump's focus just on Antifa and the far left.

US sends Brazil malaria drug unproven for COVID-19 treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:25pm

The U.S. has sent to Brazil more than 2 million doses of a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as potentially protecting against and treating the coronavirus, even though scientific evidence has not backed up those uses.

Top opposition figure detained in Belarus

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 9:37am

A human rights group in Belarus said Sunday that more than 30 people have been detained amid demonstrations against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for another term.

World alarmed by violence in US; thousands march in London

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 7:00am

Nations around the world have watched in horror at the civil unrest in the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed his knee on his neck until he stopped breathing.

More GOP women seeking office, but winning still in question

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 5:54am

More Republican women than ever are seeking House seats this year thanks to a reenergized recruitment effort after their limited ranks in Congress diminished even further in the 2018 election. But any gains in November could be modest.

Protests flare again in US amid calls to end police violence

Tim Sullivan and Aaron Morrison, Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 3:03am

Protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with violence flaring in pockets of largely peaceful demonstrations fueled by the killings of black people at the hands of police. A truck driver — apparently deliberately — drove into demonstrators in Minneapolis nearly a week after George Floyd pleaded with an officer pressing a knee into his neck that he could not breathe.

Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

Mary Clare Jalonick and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 2:53pm

Members of three House and Senate committees will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of an investigation by House Democrats into his abrupt firing by President Donald Trump.

Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

Steven Sloan and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 2:11pm

When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate and deeply personal plea for protesters to go home.

Multiple fires set near the White House as protests in Washington escalate ahead of curfew

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 8:43pm

Multiple fires set near the White House as protests in Washington escalate ahead of curfew.

Turkey opens new hospitals as daily coronavirus cases drop

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 12:51pm

Two hospitals for coronavirus patients were opened in Istanbul on Sunday as Turkey’s daily number of new cases fell to its lowest since the peak of the outbreak.

Protesting lawyers detained in Moscow for violating lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 31st - 11:17am

Moscow police on Sunday detained demonstrators who were holding one-person pickets outside the headquarters of Russia’s main criminal investigative agency.

President Trump says he will postpone meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall, calls for expansion.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 5:54pm

President Trump says he will postpone meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall, calls for expansion.

FBI says its top lawyer is leaving the bureau

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 30th - 4:37pm

The FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, who has spent nearly 40 years with the Justice Department but has been targeted for criticism over the last year by some conservative commentators and supporters of President Donald Trump for his role in the Russia investigation, is leaving the bureau.