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UN report says Taliban is maintaining relations with al Qaeda despite deal with US

UN report says Taliban is maintaining relations with al Qaeda despite deal with US

A new United Nations report says that the Taliban assured al Qaeda that it would maintain their close links despite the “peace” deal with the organization which the Trump administration has touted as signifying a break between the Taliban and the terror group responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks. “The senior leadership of Al-Qaida remains…MORE

An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters

An agitated Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters

President Donald Trump, agitated and distressed after three nights of violent protests in dozens of cities across the country, including outside of his home, told the nation’s governors in a video teleconference Monday to aggressively target violent protesters he said would only respond to a show of force. “You have to dominate or you’ll look…MORE

Obama condemns violence and calls for change in wake of George Floyd protests

Obama condemns violence and calls for change in wake of George Floyd protests

Former President Barack Obama on Monday condemned violence amid protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality and called for political solutions to address protesters’ grievances about criminal justice. The message from Obama, who previously decried Floyd’s death last week when he said the killings of black men at the hands of police…MORE

As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations

As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations

During the Obama administration, high-profile police shootings of black men like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Laquan McDonald in Chicago helped spark sweeping federal investigations and reforms of biased policing practices. Now, a trio of wrenching deaths has again refocused the nation’s attention on the racial prejudices ingrained in the country’s justice system. Protesters…MORE

While Trump shelters in the White House, America cries out for leadership

Under siege in the White House, President Donald Trump is aggravating America’s latest racial anguish in a nation now simultaneously beset by violence-wracked cities, a deadly disease and staggering economic deprivation. After being briefly moved to an underground bunker during Friday night’s protests outside the White House, Trump spent Sunday night again sheltered as violence…MORE

Anti-Trump Republican group attacks Trump on race in new ad

Anti-Trump Republican group attacks Trump on race in new ad

The anti-Trump Republican group, The Lincoln Project, is planning to air a new attack ad blasting President Donald Trump’s record on race relations in the US. The TV spot, backed by a $500,000 ad buy, will air in the key battleground states of Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan as well as in Washington, DC. The ad,…MORE

What we do and don’t know about the extremists taking part in riots across the US

What we do and don’t know about the extremists taking part in riots across the US

Law enforcement and federal officials say outside elements from both far-right and far-left groups are helping fuel the violent and damaging confrontations that have marred protests across the country in recent days, despite President Donald Trump’s focus just on Antifa and the far left. Although interference in this way may be happening, federal and local…MORE

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