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DC National Guard asks for investigation into use of helicopter to target protesters

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The District of Columbia National Guard has asked for an investigation into the use of a helicopter in the city to disperse crowds protesting the killing of George Floyd, officials told The Hill."Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, District of Columbia National Guard Commanding General, has directed an investigation into a June 1 low-flying maneuver conducted by one of our rotary aviation assets," D.C. National Guard spokeswoman Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis told The Hill in a statement."Our highest priority is the safety of our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen who support civil authorities as they perform their duties,” the spokeswoman
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Why it’s important for teens to learn about politics

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Generally speaking, teens often don't have very extensive knowledge when it comes to politics since it's not typically something that keeps them busy. However, it can't be stressed enough how important it is to get a good picture of how the government functions exactly and to understand what politics in the broad sense of the word is all about, especially when you're a teen! Rights & Duties First of all, you'll find that by learning about the government and politics, you'll know better what types of rights and freedoms you're actually entitled to in your day-to-day life. Additionally, you'll also
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Why it’s important for Gen Z to vote in this year’s election

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The outcome of the upcoming presidential election is important for everyone, but especially when it comes to Gen Z in general and how they can impact this year's election. Namely, it's crucial that the diverse and often educated youngergeneration has a chance to speak up about the actual political debate, and voting is the perfect way to do that. Thus, if you feel particularly addressed, you should keep reading to find out why it's so important to cast a vote in this year's election, especially when you're young! Implications For The Future For starters, it should be noted that the
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Read Air Force top enlisted leader’s emotional post on racial injustice

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The US Air Force's top enlisted airman wrote an emotional and passionate post on Monday expressing not only his outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week, but also his desire to make positive change."I am George Floyd," Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright wrote, revealing that his greatest fear is not that he, a black man, might one day be killed by a white police officer but "that I will wake up to a report that one of our Black Airmen has died at the hands
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De Blasio’s daughter arrested in NYC protest: reports

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Chiara de Blasio, the 25-year-old daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOcasio-Cortez rips de Blasio after police cruiser drives into crowd of protestors Cuomo calls Brooklyn clashes 'disturbing,' asks attorney general to review NYPD officer under investigation following video of female protester being shoved MORE (D), was arrested during a protest in the city over the weekend, according to local reports. The New York Post and WABC, both citing local law enforcement sources, reported on Sunday that the mayor’s daughter was arrested for unlawful assembly the night before. She was allegedly arrested after she and other protesters refused to
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Trump calls Floyd’s death ‘grave tragedy,’ vows to ‘stop mob violence’

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President Donald Trump discussed the death of George Floyd and the rioting across the country on Saturday, in his remarks from Florida for SpaceX's launch of two NASA astronauts.Trump said Floyd's death was "a grave tragedy" and "should never have happened."He also blamed violence and riots on Antifa and "radical left-wing groups," and vowed to "stop mob violence, and we'll stop it cold."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump on Saturday issued lengthy remarks on George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who was killed on Monday when police officer knelt on his neck for roughly eight minutes. He
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Louisville police shoot reporter, cameraman with pepper balls in middle of live broadcast

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Louisville protests have focused largely on Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, after Taylor was allegedly shot by police in her own home and died. Taylor, an EMT, was allegedly shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police Department officers in her apartment on March 13. Plainclothes officers were executing a search warrant in a drug case, according to officials. However, the warrant was allegedly for a man who did not live in the building and who was already in custody at the time of the shooting.The FBI has opened an investigation into Taylor's death.On Friday morning, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer (D) urged against any further violence."I
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Trump claims mail-in voting will ‘LEAD TO THE END’ for Republicans

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President Donald Trump cruised on caps lock in a tweet to fuel his unfounded allegations that "MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE.""IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY," Trump claimed.Despite the Trump administration's alarming characterization of voter and mail-in voting fraud, real-life cases have been scant.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump cruised on caps lock in a tweet on Thursday evening to fuel his unfounded allegations that "MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE."In his tweet, Trump exclaimed that voting by mail would contribute to the
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Pelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat

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House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response MORE (D-Calif.) yanked a vote scheduled for Wednesday night on a bill reauthorizing lapsed surveillance programs after opposition from Republicans and progressives made it unclear if it could pass. “Members are advised that votes are no longer expected in the House tonight,” House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerLawmakers urge Trump to cancel DC's July 4 event: 'Impossible to put on safely' McCarthy urges
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Sweden touts lockdown-free COVID-19 strategy despite high death rate

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Swedish officials praised the success of the country's controversial lockdown-free coronavirus strategy on Tuesday, saying that the relaxed policies have helped slow the transmission of COVID-19. At a press briefing in on Tuesday, Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde said: "Transmission is slowing down, the treatment of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is decreasing significantly, and the rising death toll curve has been flattened."But the wider picture of the country's coronavirus response is a bit more complicated. Some Swedish experts have said the country's methods will eventually yield positive results, while others have acknowledged serious pitfalls in the risky strategy.Visit Business Insider's homepage
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