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Joe Biden's ad campaign comes as most voters disapprove of President Trump's response to both the coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden ads are losers.
In this week’s episode of things we were told would never happen, members of the New York City Council, including the speaker, are demanding that a statue of Thomas Jefferson be removed from City Hall. Not Jefferson Davis, but Thomas Jefferson, the guy who wrote the Declaration of Independence. First they came for the Confederate... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Jefferson monument must hold.
Trump appeared to be referencing US Department of Labor stats showing a gradual improvement in the worst employment crisis since the Great Depression. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Better than most thought.

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From Minneapolis to Buffalo, Homeland Security officials dispatched drones, helicopters and airplanes to monitor Black Lives Matter protests. New York Times
Al Sharpton said Juneteenth needed to be a federal holiday. He attended a Tulsa event ahead of Trump's visit to the city.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Swap MLK day for another black holiday - there is no white holiday.
Ohio Republicans on Friday censured a former party head who has drawn scorn for campaigning against Donald Trump’s reelection and asking GOP voters to pick Democrat Joe Biden ABC
VOA VIEW: Goodbye!
As a lawsuit opposing the president's event is dismissed, Tulsa is bracing for possible protests. BBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
A new report from the CDC is giving us a better understanding of who is falling ill from COVID-19. There's also new research showing use of a steroid drug can help reduce deaths in severely ill patients. Dr. Dyan Hes joined CBSN to discuss the latest developments. CBS
President Trump signed an executive order on police reform Tuesday that he said will reduce crime and raise the standards for police conduct. But critics say the president is focused more on law and order than on reforming systemic racial bias in the police system. CBS
VOA VIEW: There is no systemic racial bias.

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The Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration on Thursday, putting a stop to President Trump's move to end the DACA program that was started under President Obama. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad conservative vote.
Doctors in England say they've discovered the first drug that could dramatically reduce deaths in coronavirus patients. This comes as cases continue to rise across the U.S. Manuel Bojorquez has the latest.  CBS
The U.S. Treasury Department and Small Business Administration said on Friday they would disclose names and other details about businesses that take Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or more. CNBC
The U.S. Navy announced Friday that it will not reinstate Capt. Brett Crozier, who sounded the alarm about a growing coronavirus outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier, a reversal from a previous recommendation. CNBC

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Earlier this month, several top Trump campaign advisers gathered for a virtual strategy session to address a political reality they could no longer ignore: The President was in serious trouble. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal news said the same in 2016.
On a crisp winter day two years ago, Kim Yo Jong took her first step to becoming the powerful politician her father thought she would be. CNN
Crime statistics released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday, showed a rise in the city's murder rate during the month of May, as protests and riots continued following the death of George Floyd.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: NYC will face police backlash.

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The Air Force became the first U.S. military branch to select a woman to serve as the highest-ranking non-commissioned officer in the military on Friday. FOX News
As President Donald Trump readies for his first rally since the coronavirus pandemic shut down large, public gatherings, the city of Tulsa, Okla., is preparing for the health implications of such an event. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems and the liberal press are concerned.
President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to continue his effort to dismantle the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program one day after the Supreme Court blocked his attempts to do so. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
Four U.S. Air Force planes will be deployed to Curacao for counter-narcotics operations, the U.S. Southern Command announced on Friday. UPI
The U.S. Navy completed tests of a missile designed to destroy enemy radar and communications systems, maker Northrup Grumman announced on Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good news.

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