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Trump unfit to be U.S. president, Democrat Pelosi, conservative Bolton agree

President Donald Trump came under attack from both sides of the American political spectrum on Thursday as liberal Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and former White House aide and conservative hawk John Bolton both declared him unfit to lead the country.

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California orders residents to wear masks in ‘most settings outside the home’

California on Thursday ordered residents to wear masks in “most settings outside the home,” saying the new rule was necessary because too many Californians were neglecting to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trump pledges new list of conservative Supreme Court contenders

President Donald Trump, hit by a second U.S. Supreme Court loss in four days, said on Thursday he plans to issue an updated list of potential conservative nominees to the high court after the justices halted one of his hardline immigration policies.

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Mexico’s foreign ministry says it will monitor U.S. DACA program developments

Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Thursday it would monitor the continuity of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program in the United States after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Donald Trump’s bid to abolish it.

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U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.

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What is next for immigrant ‘Dreamers’ after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

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U.S. prison riot teams faulted for injuring staff during exercises

U.S. Bureau of Prisons riot teams that helped protect the White House during protests earlier this month injured employees by deploying flash bang grenades and pepper spray during exercises last year, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog has found.

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Trump says process to deal with Dreamer immigrants must start all over

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said a legal solution was needed to address the hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamer immigrants after the nation’s top court blocked his earlier effort to end their protections, but gave no other details on how he planned to proceed.

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Trump to release new list of conservative Supreme Court nominees

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to release a new list of conservative nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court dealt him a major setback on his hardline immigration policies.

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Thousands evacuated in Arizona as wildfires scorch U.S. Southwest

Over 2,000 people were evacuated from three large wildfires in Arizona on Thursday as dry conditions and gusty winds whipped blazes across the U.S. Southwest.

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Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.

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Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to fill SEC Democratic commissioner slot

The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Atlanta officer says he is not ‘state’s witness’ in Rayshard Brooks case

Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.

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Ex-U.S. counterterrorism analyst sentenced to 2.5 years over media leaks

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to serve two and a half years in prison for leaking classified material about a foreign country’s weapons system to two journalists, the Justice Department said.

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Pelosi urges Senate to take up ‘Dreamers’ bill after top court ruling

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called “Dreamers” now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump’s effort to end their protections.

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Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not ‘fit’ to be president

Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump’s behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

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Cuomo slams federal government for coronavirus response

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slammed the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic and said he was considering a quarantine for travelers from Florida due to fears they could spread the virus.

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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.

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New York Governor Cuomo slams federal government for coronavirus response

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slammed the federal government’s handling of the coronavirus and called it an “undeniable mistake.”

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Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to serve as Democratic SEC commissioner

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope

Boarded-up shops, a depressing sight for New Yorkers after looters infiltrated anti-racism marches in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods, are being transformed into canvases of hope with paintbrushes wielded by a small army of artists.

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Top Pentagon official Wheelbarger resigns as critics accuse Trump of seeking ‘loyalists’

Kathryn Wheelbarger, one of the Pentagon’s most prominent and respected policy officials, is resigning after three years in the job at a time when critics have accused President Donald Trump of prioritizing perceived “loyalists” for top national security posts, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

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Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is urging writers, dancers, poets and other artists to help make the names of abusive police officers as well known as their victims.

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Pelosi says Trump ‘ethically unfit’ for presidency, will continue oversight

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president’s behavior.

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Atlanta officer says not ‘state’s witness’ in Rayshard Brooks case, contradicting prosecutor

Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.