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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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Colorado restaurant owners who reopened to large crowds in defiance of state order sue governor

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The owners of C&C Coffee and Kitchen, a restaurant in Castle Rock, Colo., that drew widespread attention after it opened its doors on Mother’s Day in defiance of state coronavirus mandates, is reportedly bringing a legal challenge against the state’s governor and various health departments. According to a local ABC affiliate, an attorney representing the owners, Jesse and April Arellano, filed the suit on their behalf in the Douglas County District Court over the weekend. The lawsuit specifically calls out Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisSunday shows - Trump trade adviser knocks Obama, whistleblower, CDC Colorado governor predicts mix of online, in-person
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Two Missouri hairstylists may have exposed 140 clients to coronavirus

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A Great Clips hair salon in Springfield, Missouri, has become a potential hot spot of COVID-19 transmission after two hairstylists came into work while symptomatic, potentially exposing more than 140 people to the virus, according to local officials.Springfield-Greene County Health Department director Clay Goddard said at a press conference Friday that a Great Clips stylist worked on eight days between May 12 and May 20, during which the stylist came into contact with 84 clients and seven coworkers while showing symptoms.On Saturday, the health department said in a statement that a second stylist had tested positive for the coronavirus and
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Biden slams Trump in new ad: ‘The death toll is still rising.’ ‘The president is playing golf’

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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOn The Money: Jobless rate exceeds 20 percent in three states | Senate goes on break without passing small business loan fix | Biden pledges to not raise taxes on those making under 0K Trump to attend SpaceX launch in Florida Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers demand answers on Chinese COVID hacks | Biden re-ups criticism of Amazon | House Dem bill seeks to limit microtargeting MORE released a political attack ad against President TrumpDonald John TrumpREAD: The Hill's interview with Anthony Fauci Trump's routing number revealed as press secretary announces he's donating quarterly salary to HHS:
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Trump’s Press Secretary may have revealed private bank account number

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President Donald Trump's press secretary may have revealed his private bank account and routing numbers while displaying a check during a Friday press briefing, The New York Times reported. Kayleigh McEnany was displaying a check that showed Trump's quarterly salary donations. This time, the president donated $100,000 to the Department of Health and Human Services. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. During a briefing on Friday, President Donald Trump's Press Secretary may have shown his private bank account and routing numbers, while displaying a check he donated to the Department of Health and Human Services, The New York Times noted. The photos
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McConnell: Next coronavirus bill ‘not too far off’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: GOP senators heed Fed chair's call for more relief | Rollout of new anti-redlining laws spark confusion in banking industry | Nearly half of American households have lost employment income during pandemic McConnell: Beefed up unemployment benefits will not be in next coronavirus bill GOP senators: More relief needed now MORE (R-Ky.) signaled Thursday that the Senate GOP's decision to pause before starting work on another coronavirus relief bill could be nearing an end. "I think there's a high likelihood that we'll do another rescue package. ... We're not quite ready to
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Police investigating Medal of Honor recipient Gary Gordon’s gravestone

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Police officers from Maine are investigating a possible vandalism case of a gravestone belonging to US Army Master Sgt. Gary Gordon.Godron, 33, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Mogadishu.The Lincoln Police Department said that while it may have been a case of vandalism, it also could have also been a "work in progress" with gold lettering on the engravings.However, it added that the family "was never notified that this was happening."Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Law enforcement officers from Maine are investigating a possible vandalism case of a gravestone belonging
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