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Fri, 29 May 2020 13:17:02 -0400
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Obama On George Floyd's Death And The 'Maddening' Normalcy Of RacismFormer President Barack Obama has responded to the Minneapolis death that has set off protests and drawn national attention, including President Trump's. Read his full statement.Fri, 29 May 2020 13:17:02 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/865295468/obama-on-george-floyds-death-and-the-maddening-normalcy-of-racism?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/865295468/obama-on-george-floyds-death-and-the-maddening-normalcy-of-racism?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/29/gettyimages-1135360706_wide-bc53d8ccd1fc6f2419fe1fdfde552c669aa696e9.jpg?s=600' alt='Former President Barack Obama, pictured at a town hall in Berlin in April 2019, has released a statement on the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minnesota.'/><p>Former President Barack Obama has responded to the Minneapolis death that has set off protests and drawn national attention, including President Trump's. Read his full statement.</p><p>(Image credit: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=865295468' />Dana Farrington
7 Shot At Louisville Protest Calling For Justice For Breonna TaylorIt's not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired weapons on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.Fri, 29 May 2020 11:08:11 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864775688/7-shot-at-louisville-protests-calling-for-justice-for-breonna-taylor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864775688/7-shot-at-louisville-protests-calling-for-justice-for-breonna-taylor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/29/ap_20150300262320_wide-3346985c9149f18c5f7a924edb9c9540876345b7.jpg?s=600' alt='Police officers gathered Thursday in downtown Louisville, Ky., as protesters demonstrated against the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot by police in her home in March.'/><p>It's not yet clear who shot people in the crowd. The mayor says no officers fired weapons on the demonstrations for the black woman killed by police in her home. Two victims required surgery, he says.</p><p>(Image credit: @mckinley_moore via AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864775688' />Brakkton Booker
Minneapolis Seethes Over George Floyd's Death As Trump Calls Protesters 'THUGS'Demonstrators set fire to a police precinct overnight during continued protests over the black man's death in custody. The president weighed in via Twitter, and police arrested a CNN crew.Fri, 29 May 2020 10:11:54 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864732088/minneapolis-seethes-over-george-floyds-death-as-trump-calls-protesters-thugs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864732088/minneapolis-seethes-over-george-floyds-death-as-trump-calls-protesters-thugs?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/29/gettyimages-1215994816_wide-9d7d87890e15411d7cbe438a6711875028e889a2.jpg?s=600' alt='Flames rise from a liquor store and shops near the Third Police Precinct on May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, who died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.'/><p>Demonstrators set fire to a police precinct overnight during continued protests over the black man's death in custody. The president weighed in via Twitter, and police arrested a CNN crew.</p><p>(Image credit: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864732088' />Colin Dwyer
Twitter Hides Trump's Tweet About Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies ViolenceThe president was responding to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."Fri, 29 May 2020 07:33:03 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864722348/twitter-hides-trumps-tweet-on-minneapolis-saying-it-glorifies-violence?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864722348/twitter-hides-trumps-tweet-on-minneapolis-saying-it-glorifies-violence?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/29/ap_20149704313644_wide-7ef4d80693a938ba5e4a1b374079a2db8a4f661e.jpg?s=600' alt='President Trump speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media companies in the Oval Office on Thursday.'/><p>The president was responding to violent protests days after the killing of a black man. He said he will send in the National Guard, adding: "When the looting starts, the shooting starts."</p><p>(Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864722348' />Krishnadev Calamur
Minneapolis Protesters Call For Justice Over George Floyd's DeathSmall fires are still burning in the city after violent protests Thursday night. Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed, died in police custody. Protests are expected to continue into the weekend.Fri, 29 May 2020 07:20:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864721183/minneapolis-protesters-call-for-justice-over-george-floyds-death?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864721183/minneapolis-protesters-call-for-justice-over-george-floyds-death?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Small fires are still burning in the city after violent protests Thursday night. Floyd, a black man who was handcuffed, died in police custody. Protests are expected to continue into the weekend.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864721183' />Adrian Florido
Cliven Bundy Armed Standoff Case Going Back To Court A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday will hear the government's appeal for a retrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Fri, 29 May 2020 06:13:14 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/863906893/cliven-bundy-armed-standoff-case-going-back-to-court?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/863906893/cliven-bundy-armed-standoff-case-going-back-to-court?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/28/ap_18055164360927_wide-0a17e35df48a08a86d370198db15c0a532ceb1d5.jpg?s=600' alt='Cliven Bundy listens to other speakers before giving the keynote address to the state convention of the Independent American Party of Nevada, in February 2018.'/><p>A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday will hear the government's appeal for a retrial in the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. </p><p>(Image credit: Scott Sonner/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=863906893' />Kirk Siegler
The Battle Between The Masked And The Masked-Nots Unveils Political RiftsWearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:10:29 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864515630/the-battle-between-the-masked-and-the-masked-nots-unveils-political-rifts?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864515630/the-battle-between-the-masked-and-the-masked-nots-unveils-political-rifts?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/28/ap_20133734620362_wide-de601fa98f2383247e04bd1b966cae3d5a22aa85.jpg?s=600' alt='Manager Mike Bonavita wears a protective mask as he cleans windows at the Quattro Italian restaurant in Boston on May 12 during the coronavirus pandemic. This month, Massachusetts' governor declared wearing masks mandatory.'/><p>Wearing a mask has become political as some state officials have faced backlash for mandating mask use during the coronavirus pandemic.</p><p>(Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864515630' />Tovia Smith
In Self-Isolation, A Doctor Deepens His Connection To His FamilyTo protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. "What carries me through is this family," he tells them.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:03:50 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/863429741/in-self-isolation-a-doctor-deepens-his-connection-to-his-family?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/863429741/in-self-isolation-a-doctor-deepens-his-connection-to-his-family?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/28/vargasnpr_wide-10743f5c92d8709b2c025655f8236a62dcec517b.jpg?s=600' alt='During a remote StoryCorps conversation this month from Stafford, N.Y., Dr. Roberto Vargas (left), his wife, Susan, and 10-year-old son, Xavier, talk about the challenges of staying safely distanced.'/><p>To protect his wife and four children, Dr. Roberto Vargas, who processes COVID-19 tests in Rochester, N.Y., is staying in their basement. "What carries me through is this family," he tells them.</p><p>(Image credit: Courtesy of the Vargas family)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=863429741' />Jud Esty-Kendall
Alabama Man Serves Homeless Community By Offering Laundry ServiceDavid Greene speaks with Patrick Aitken, missions coordinator at River City Church in Montgomery, Ala., about homeless outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:03:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699431/alabama-man-serves-homeless-community-by-offering-laundry-service?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699431/alabama-man-serves-homeless-community-by-offering-laundry-service?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>David Greene speaks with Patrick Aitken, missions coordinator at River City Church in Montgomery, Ala., about homeless outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864699431' />
Shots Fired At Louisville Protest Over The Death Of Breonna TaylorProtesters in Louisville, Ky., are demanding answers to the March killing of Breonna Taylor — a black woman shot by police conducting a no-knock raid on her residence. Seven protesters were wounded.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:03:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699424/shots-fired-at-louisville-protest-over-the-death-of-breonna-taylor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699424/shots-fired-at-louisville-protest-over-the-death-of-breonna-taylor?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Protesters in Louisville, Ky., are demanding answers to the March killing of Breonna Taylor — a black woman shot by police conducting a no-knock raid on her residence. Seven protesters were wounded.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864699424' />Amina Elahi
Controversial Iowa Congressman Faces Stiff Primary ChallengeU.S. Rep. Steve King, who's made racist remarks, next week faces a tight primary. His GOP challengers are focused on whether he can be effective now that he's lost his committee assignments.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:03:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699382/controversial-iowa-congressman-faces-stiff-primary-challenge?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699382/controversial-iowa-congressman-faces-stiff-primary-challenge?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>U.S. Rep. Steve King, who's made racist remarks, next week faces a tight primary. His GOP challengers are focused on whether he can be effective now that he's lost his committee assignments.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864699382' />Clay Masters
News Brief: Protests Escalate Across U.S., Trump Executive OrderViolence escalates over the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, and a black woman killed by police in Louisville. And, the president signs an order to weaken social media companies.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:03:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699375/morning-news-brief?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864699375/morning-news-brief?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<p>Violence escalates over the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, and a black woman killed by police in Louisville. And, the president signs an order to weaken social media companies.</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864699375' />Rachel Martin
Texas Voters Are Caught In The Middle Of A Battle Over Mail-In VotingEven as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they're scared of going to the polls.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:00:41 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864143739/texas-voters-are-caught-in-the-middle-of-a-battle-over-mail-in-voting?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/864143739/texas-voters-are-caught-in-the-middle-of-a-battle-over-mail-in-voting?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/28/ap_20063463410852_wide-4b919996fd8ea19587011f00c26924687e398e44.jpg?s=600' alt='An election worker in Dallas setting up a polling place ahead of the March 3 in Texas. Texas officials are resisting efforts to expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic and insisting that voters cast ballots in person in upcoming elections.'/><p>Even as many other states expand mail-in voting due to the pandemic, Texas officials say they may prosecute voters who ask for an absentee ballot because they're scared of going to the polls.</p><p>(Image credit: LM Otero/AP)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864143739' />Ashley Lopez
As America Socially Distances, The Army 'Tactically Disperses'The Army plans to resume large-scale combat training in the Mojave Desert in a few weeks, after a three-month hiatus. A recent simulation showed just how that will work<strong> </strong>with the coronavirus spread.Fri, 29 May 2020 05:00:41 -0400https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/862978934/as-america-socially-distances-the-army-tactically-disperses?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/862978934/as-america-socially-distances-the-army-tactically-disperses?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/27/bowmanarmy-edit_wide-9cc1308a16e1be3865d3bbc499c5cbd1c9183df9.jpg?s=600' alt='Gen. Jim McConville, the Army chief of staff, visiting Fort Irwin in California's Mojave Desert. The Army is working to get back to large-scale training after a three-month hiatus due to concerns about the coronavirus.'/><p>The Army plans to resume large-scale combat training in the Mojave Desert in a few weeks, after a three-month hiatus. A recent simulation showed just how that will work<strong> </strong>with the coronavirus spread.</p><p>(Image credit: Tom Bowman/NPR)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=862978934' />Tom Bowman
PHOTOS: Protests Over George Floyd's Death Escalate Into Violence, DestructionMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he will defend the right to protest over George Floyd's death but urges peaceful demonstrations, saying, "It is how we express pain, process tragedy, and create change."Thu, 28 May 2020 21:25:00 -0400https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2020/05/28/864559449/photos-protests-over-george-floyds-death-grow-violent-it-is-how-we-express-pain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=nationalhttps://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2020/05/28/864559449/photos-protests-over-george-floyds-death-grow-violent-it-is-how-we-express-pain?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=national<img src='https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2020/05/28/gettyimages-1215795833_wide-bd089b01f712fca7dceca4a0efe4dcd1e033b7a4.jpg?s=600' alt='Protesters react in front of police as they gather in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday to demonstrate George Floyd's death.'/><p>Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says he will defend the right to protest over George Floyd's death but urges peaceful demonstrations, saying, "It is how we express pain, process tragedy, and create change."</p><p>(Image credit: Agustin Paullier/AFP via Getty Images)</p><img src='https://media.npr.org/include/images/tracking/npr-rss-pixel.png?story=864559449' />Vanessa Romo