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Posted: Mon-Jun-2020



Tyler Huffhines, 20, was charged with possession of THC with intent to distribute, maintaining a place for drug trafficking and other crimes, court records show.

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Trump threatens to deploy military unless states halt violent protests
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U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened the nation's governors that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests. His announcement came as police forced back peaceful demonstrators with tear gas so he could walk to a nearby church and pose with a Bible.

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Medical examiner rules George Floyd's death a homicide
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A Minnesota medical examiner on Monday classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and suppressed his neck, in a widely seen video that has sparked protests across the nation.

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'Mark is wrong': Facebook employees stage walkout in protest of site policy on political speech
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Some Facebook employees critical of chief executive Mark Zuckerberg's decision not to act on President Donald Trump's inflammatory comments about U.S. protests went public on Twitter, praising the rival social media firm for acting, and rebuking their own employer.

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Tropical storm Amanda kills at least 17 in Central America
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Rains from tropical storm Amanda left at least 17 dead and seven missing while causing extensive damage across El Salvador and Guatemala, pushing thousands of people into shelters amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Monday
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Britain has begun cautiously easing lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 is still too great. And in South Korea, the top infectious disease expert has pleaded with people over 65, pregnant women and other medically vulnerable individuals to stay at home as officials struggle to trace and stem the spread of the coronavirus amid increased public activity.

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First SpaceX astronauts had 'smooth' ride to the International Space Station
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history as they successfully arrived on the ISS Sunday, becoming the first to do so on a commercial spacecraft.

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Putin sets July 1 for vote to extend his rule for years
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that could allow him to further extend his rule will be held on July 1.

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Canada, Britain not interested in Russia attending G7 despite another Trump trial balloon
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Britain's government would not support readmitting Russia as a member of the G7, but it is up to the host country of any summit to decide which leaders it invites as a guest, a spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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2 dead after shooting at North Dakota air force base
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A shooting early Monday has killed two airmen at the Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, the U.S. military says.

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NYC mayor proud of daughter, who was among those arrested in weekend protests
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Hundreds of people were arrested in New York City protests during the weekend over the death of George Floyd, including Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter, Chiara.

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Hong Kong police block vigil to mark Tiananmen Square crackdown
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Hong Kong police rejected an application Monday for an annual candlelight vigil marking the anniversary this week of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, as residents rushed to apply for passports that could allow them to move to the United Kingdom.

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U.S. cities fear protests may fuel new wave of outbreaks
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The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

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Scientists find oldest fossil of a land animal
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A fossilized millipede-like creature discovered in Scotland may represent the oldest-known land animal, a humble pioneer of terrestrial living 425 million years ago that helped pave the way for the throngs that would eventually inhabit Earth's dry parts.

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Unrest overshadows peaceful U.S. protests against police killings of black people
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Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that quickly ravaged parts of cities from Pennsylvania to California.

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Christo, creator of ambitious public art projects, dead at age 84
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The Bulgarian-born artist Christo has died. He and his wife were known for their attention-grabbing but ephemeral public art projects, which involved wrapping fabric around iconic structures such as the Reichstag in Berlin or the Pont-Neuf in Paris or erecting large fabric installations in natural environments.

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Jets' player and Minnesota native Blake Wheeler says 'America is not OK' amid protests
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Winnipeg Jets forward and Minnesota native Blake Wheeler joined a growing list of athletes speaking out following the death of George Floyd in the U.S., writing "we need to stand with the black community and fundamentally change how the leadership in this country has dealt with racism."

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Minibus in Somalia hits roadside bomb, 8 killed
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At least eight people were killed on Sunday when a minibus struck a roadside bomb near the Somali capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.

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Trump says postponing G7, calls for expanding membership
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U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will postpone a meeting of Group of 7 nations until fall and called for an expansion of the group's membership because he considers it an outdated group that doesn't properly represent what's taking place in the world.

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One dead and a police officer injured as violent clashes unfold on the streets of Detroit
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One person was killed in downtown Detroit after someone in an SUV fired shots into a crowd of people protesting George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis custody, a Detroit police spokeswoman said Saturday.

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'Vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons': The politics behind Trump's latest protest threats
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In his response to the protests against the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police officers that have erupted in several U.S. cities, U.S. President Donald Trump is doubling down on a bet rooted in history: that when civil-rights protests turn riotous, Americans will favour the iron fist.

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Congo Faces 2nd Ebola Outbreak In Northern Province
The health crisis comes as the African country battles COVID-19 and the world’s largest measles outbreak. ... read more


Left Without Work In The Lockdown, This Car Cleaner Became A TikTok Dance Sensation
Arman’s dancing was limited to local competitions and weddings until social media turned him into a celebrity. ... read more


Lockdown Trapped Women In Violent Relationships. Their Abusers Might Kill Them When It Ends
Domestic abuse campaigners have warned women could die if abusive men lash out as coronavirus restrictions are lifted. ... read more


Europe’s Landmark Coronavirus Package Puts Divisions Aside
While America’s response to the pandemic has been mired in partisan squabbling, European leaders have rallied around an economic rescue plan. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Fauci Says Meetings With Trump On COVID-19 Have ‘Dramatically Decreased’
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Hong Kong Police Reject Application For Tiananmen Square Vigil
Police said the vigil would violate coronavirus social distancing rules. ... read more


Anti-Racism Protesters Around The World Demand Justice For George Floyd
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London, Berlin and Copenhagen over the weekend, chanting "Black lives matter" and "say his name." ... read more


11 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week
Scenes from Memorial Day, protests in Minneapolis and Hong Kong, and life during the coronavirus round out this week's best images. ... read more


Trump: U.S. Is Terminating Relationship With World Health Organization
Trump said the U.S. would be “redirecting” money to “other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” without providing specifics. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Rich Torontonians Eyeing An Exodus From City After Pandemic: Agency
The shift to working from home opens up possibilities, especially for wealthier people. ... read more


Europe’s Grand Reopening Begins With a Whimper
Hopes that reopening restaurants and bars would provide an economic boost have been dashed as customers stay away and businesses fight for survival. ... read more


Artist Hijacks London’s Eerily Empty Tourist Sites With Tribute To Frontline Workers
Paul Insect's brightly painted street benches honor the workers "who have kept England running" during the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more


Despite Global Censure, China's Parliament Approves Hong Kong National Security Law
Activists have warned the law could quash civil liberties and pave the way for Beijing to strip the territory of its autonomy. ... read more


Pompeo Declares Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China
It now falls to Trump to decide to end some, all or none of the economic privileges Hong Kong currently enjoys. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: New York Sets Tentative Phased NYC Reopening Date
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Boris Johnson Won't Sack His Top Aide For Breaking Lockdown. Here's Why.
The relationship between the prime minister and Dominic Cummings has been forged in victory after improbable victory, but now Johnson is facing an open revolt from his party. ... read more


7 Big Little Lies Of The Modi Government’s Coronavirus Economic Relief
HuffPost India spoke to experts and read the fine print to find the Modi government has failed to put its money where its mouth is. ... read more


Coronavirus Has Renewed Our Addiction To Plastic
Environmental activists are sounding the alarm as city streets become littered with masks and gloves, and single-use plastics get a new lease on life. ... read more


France Bans Hydroxychloroquine To Treat COVID-19 Amid Safety Concerns
It’s the first ban by a country since the World Health Organization said it was pausing a large trial of the malaria drug due to safety concerns. ... read more


G7 leaders reject Russia's return after Trump summit invite
The UK and Canada oppose Russia's readmission, as Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to a summit. ... read more


Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in Moscow after nine weeks
Parks and shopping centres reopen and people are allowed out for walks, as cases continue to rise. ... read more


Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim apologises for Spanish lockdown party
Prince Joachim, who contracted coronavirus after attending a party in Spain, "regrets" his actions. ... read more


Christo: Bulgarian-born artist who famously wrapped landmarks dies at 84
The Bulgarian-born artist, known for his monumental projects, dies at his home in New York. ... read more


Red Hugh: Spanish dig for the bones of 'Fighting Prince of Donegal'
The Irish chieftain was buried in the same Spanish chapel as Christopher Columbus. ... read more


Coronavirus: Germany divided as states lift lockdown
Different states are easing lockdown at different rates, and some fear infections could rise again. ... read more


How Europe's art world is welcoming back visitors
Some of Europe's best known art museums are reopening but it will be far from business as usual. ... read more


Libya conflict: Russia and Turkey risk Syria repeat
Gen Haftar's forces have been beaten back from Tripoli but that does not mean peace is at hand. ... read more


Coronavirus: Belgian zoo comes back to life from lockdown
After two months without visitors, Pairi Daiza is welcoming the public back, but in smaller numbers. ... read more


Coronavirus: How Turkey took control of Covid-19 emergency
Even without imposing a total lockdown, Turkey seems to have handled the outbreak well. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nightmare spreads through Russia's care homes
Carers reveal the hidden spread of Covid-19 and official numbers appear not to tell the whole story. ... read more


Coronavirus: How lockdown is being lifted across Europe
As the UK alters its restrictions, how are other European countries reopening after lockdown? ... read more


Coronavirus: Is Putin's relaxing of restrictions for political gain?
Russia's coronavirus infection rate is one of the highest but tight restrictions are beginning to be lifted. ... read more


SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts welcomed to the space station
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have floated into the International Space Station. ... read more


Letter from Dunkirk soldier arrives 80 years later
The family of Pte Cole who died in World War Two says receiving his final letter was "unbelievable". ... read more


Denmark embraces live music drive-ins
Mads Langer performs a drive-in concert for music fans in Copenhagen while social distancing. ... read more


Coronavirus: Nature bounces back in Turkey under lockdown
The air quality in Turkish cities has improved since Covid-19 restrictions were imposed. ... read more


Boy, 12, followed down mountain by brown bear
Alessandro was hiking with his family in northern Italy when they realised he was being followed. ... read more


Blood and air cut off to George Floyd's brain, causing death, according to independent autopsy
The independent autopsy commissioned by Floyd's family contradicts a county examination. ... read more


Special Report: Trump threatens military action against protesters
Watch NBC News' Full Special Report of President Trump delivering a statement in the White House Rose Garden amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. ... read more


Trump stands in front of St. John's Church holding Bible after threatening military action against protesters
President Trump walked from the White House, crossed Lafayette Square, and stood in front of St. John's Church holding a Bible moments after telling reporters he would deploy the military if state officials could not contain protests across the nation. ... read more


Curfews not enough to keep the peace with protests, arrests coast to coast
Police fired tear gas outside the White House and in Philadelphia as looting, small fires were reported in New York City. ... read more


On Trump's watch, all crises 'should never have happened'
Analysis: The president has a distancing refrain for crises that occur during his presidency, whether it's George Floyd's death or the coronavirus or rising international tensions. ... read more


Police, National Guard clash with protesters to clear streets before Trump photo op
Trump vowed to use the military "to stop rioting and looting" before he posed with a Bible in front of a church that was damaged by fire in Sunday's protests. ... read more


White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter
Other misinformation and misleading claims spread across Twitter on Sunday night and into Monday related to the protests. ... read more


George Floyd's death ruled a homicide by medical examiner
The report's release came hours after pathologists hired by Floyd's family concluded that he died after blood and air flow was cut off to his brain. ... read more


Social distancing is most effective way to slow COVID spread
The findings come amid a national urge to congregate, which may lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. ... read more


NYPD officer appears to brandish gun at protesters in video
The incident follows others that have come under scrutiny, including video of two NYPD SUVs plowing into a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn. ... read more


Omaha prosecutor says white bar owner killed black protester in self-defense
James Scurlock, 22, was shot while protesting the death of George Floyd. ... read more


In new filing, Justice Department pushes for end to Flynn case
AG Barr has decided that Trump's former national security adviser's false statements to the FBI were not material. ... read more


Facebook workers go public in dispute with Zuckerberg over Trump
"I work at Facebook and I am not proud of how we’re showing up. The majority of co-workers I’ve spoken to feel the same way," tweeted one Facebook employee. ... read more


Taliban has kept close ties with al Qaeda despite promises to Trump admin, U.N. report says
U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said the Taliban has taken some steps to break with al Qaeda but did not offer details. ... read more


SexyJet owner changes course, says he will reject PPP loan subsidy
The decision comes after NBC News reported that Clay Lacy Aviation offered its clients account credits related to the taxpayer-backed loan program ... read more


Pride started with 'revolutionary riots': Advocates point to movement's radical roots
"Right now we are reminded that the 1st #Pride wasn’t a party or celebration, it was a RIOT," one LGBTQ advocacy group wrote.  ... read more


'Stop making everything about you': Billie Eilish denounces 'All Lives Matter' cause
"The slogan 'Black Lives Matter' does not mean other lives don't," Eilish wrote. It is "calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don't f------ matter." ... read more


A classic check scam finds new life as unemployed Americans look for freelance work
An elaborate and updated version of a classic check scam that has found renewed life on freelancing platforms. ... read more


A comic book showcases our real superheroes: Essential workers
"El Peso Hero" will be in a supporting role to real-life heroes, helping a nurse bring medical masks to agricultural workers, says creator Hector Rodriguez. ... read more


Best LGBTQ books to read this summer
The 2020 Lambda Literary Awards — or Lammy Awards — highlight the 25 best LGBTQ books this year, chosen out of more than 160 finalists. ... read more


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Blood and air cut off to George Floyd's brain, causing death, according to independent autopsy
The independent autopsy commissioned by Floyd's family contradicts a county examination. ... read more


Special Report: Trump threatens military action against protesters
Watch NBC News' Full Special Report of President Trump delivering a statement in the White House Rose Garden amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd. ... read more


Trump stands in front of St. John's Church holding Bible after threatening military action against protesters
President Trump walked from the White House, crossed Lafayette Square, and stood in front of St. John's Church holding a Bible moments after telling reporters he would deploy the military if state officials could not contain protests across the nation. ... read more


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Curfews not enough to keep the peace with protests, arrests coast to coast
Police fired tear gas outside the White House and in Philadelphia as looting, small fires were reported in New York City. ... read more


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On Trump's watch, all crises 'should never have happened'
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Police, National Guard clash with protesters to clear streets before Trump photo op
Trump vowed to use the military "to stop rioting and looting" before he posed with a Bible in front of a church that was damaged by fire in Sunday's protests. ... read more


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White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter
Other misinformation and misleading claims spread across Twitter on Sunday night and into Monday related to the protests. ... read more


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George Floyd's death ruled a homicide by medical examiner
The report's release came hours after pathologists hired by Floyd's family concluded that he died after blood and air flow was cut off to his brain. ... read more


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Social distancing is most effective way to slow COVID spread
The findings come amid a national urge to congregate, which may lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. ... read more


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NYPD officer appears to brandish gun at protesters in video
The incident follows others that have come under scrutiny, including video of two NYPD SUVs plowing into a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn. ... read more


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Omaha prosecutor says white bar owner killed black protester in self-defense
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In new filing, Justice Department pushes for end to Flynn case
AG Barr has decided that Trump's former national security adviser's false statements to the FBI were not material. ... read more


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Facebook workers go public in dispute with Zuckerberg over Trump
"I work at Facebook and I am not proud of how we’re showing up. The majority of co-workers I’ve spoken to feel the same way," tweeted one Facebook employee. ... read more


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Taliban has kept close ties with al Qaeda despite promises to Trump admin, U.N. report says
U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said the Taliban has taken some steps to break with al Qaeda but did not offer details. ... read more


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Pride started with 'revolutionary riots': Advocates point to movement's radical roots
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'Stop making everything about you': Billie Eilish denounces 'All Lives Matter' cause
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