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Friday, May 29, 2020

[Department of Homeland Security's inspector general Joseph] Cuffari's PhD from California Coast University is in management, and it was conferred by a school that was unaccredited at the time. In 2004, two years after Cuffari received the degree, the Government Accountability Office prominently featured California Coast University in a report on unaccredited "diploma mills" that required no classroom instruction and issued degrees for low flat fees. read more


Rep. Val Demings: As a former woman in blue, let me begin with my brothers and sisters in blue: What in the hell are you doing? We all know that the level of force must meet the level of resistance. We all can see that there was absolutely zero resistance from George Floyd. read more


President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in China and will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government's imposition of a new security law in the semi-autonomous city. read more


Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Friday that New York City, one of the global centers of the coronavirus pandemic, would begin reopening on June 8, the first step in ending one of the country's strictest lockdowns. read more


[Trump] has been dishonest about testing. He has been dishonest about his travel restrictions. He has been dishonest about the supplies his predecessor left him, about what his opponents have said about the pandemic, even about what he has said himself. read more


The Trump administration mishandled the initial distribution of the only approved coronavirus medication, delaying treatment to some critically ill patients with covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to nine current and former senior administration officials. read more


One farm in Tennessee distributed Covid-19 tests to all of its workers after an employee came down with the virus. It turned out that every single one of its roughly 200 employees had been infected. read more


Last Friday, the administration released pandemic guidance for faith communities after weeks of debate flared between the WH and the CDC. By Saturday, that version was replaced by updated guidance that no longer includes any reference to choirs or congregant singing and the risk for spreading virus. The altered guidance also deleted a reference to "shared cups" among items, including hymnals and worship rugs, that should not be shared. The updated guidelines also added language that said the guidance "is not intended to infringe on rights protected by the First Amendment." read more


The former Minneapolis police officer seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd's neck has been arrested and faces charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. read more


Former President Barack Obama on Friday weighed in on the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody that has sparked protests across the country. read more


Facedown on his grandmother's grassy Texas lawn, a young black man cried as officers pointed guns at him for his alleged failure to heed a stop sign. His 90-year-old grandmother, dressed in a cream-colored nightgown, exited her brick home and stood by her wailing grandson with a walking stick in her left hand. read more


A viral and incendiary social media accusation against a St. Paul, Minnesota, police officer is false, the police department said in a statement. The situation shows how quickly information can spread on social media, ricocheting around the web and damaging people's reputations, especially in a fast-moving situation like the unrest in the Twin Cities. read more


Master Sgt. David Royer stood upright with his interlocking hands in front of him Thursday as he matter-of-factly recounted how he rammed his truck into an active shooter before heading home to hug his kids, mow the grass and have dinner. read more


Twitter has flagged a tweet from President Donald Trump early Friday morning, saying it violated its rules about "glorifying violence" after he tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in regards to the ongoing unrest in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. read more


Rowaida Abdelaziz: The new religious freedom adviser at the U.S. Agency for International Development once called Islam a "barbaric cult" and shared a meme that said people should be forced to eat bacon before purchasing a gun, among other racist posts. read more


Reuters' does an analysis of the 110 publicly traded companies that each received $4 million or more in emergency aid from U.S. taxpayers: "Of those subject to taxes, 12 of the companies recently used offshore havens to cut their tax bills, the analysis found. All together, these 12 received more than $104 million in loans from U.S. taxpayers. Seven of them paid no U.S. tax at all for the past year." read more


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