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The mayor and police chief are 'honored' by Trump's visit to Tulsa, Okla. But Black residents fear violence: "Tulsa is not prepared." LA Times
VOA VIEW: Trump is not going to let the left stop him.
8,000-plus Hong Kongers have resettled in Taiwan since early 2019, seeking shelter from political turmoil as China cracks down on their home city. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China is destroying Hong Kong.
This founder’s no keeper as far as these New York City Council members are concerned. A group of Big Apple local elected officials on Thursday formally asked Mayor Bill de Blasio to remove the statue of Thomas Jefferson from City Hall as the fallout from the George Floyd killing continued to mount. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dumb!

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in the race for the White House, as majorities say racism, unemployment, and coronavirus pose a major threat to the stability of the country, according to the latest Fox News Poll. Biden supporters are far more likely to say fear that Trump might win... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems fear how big their loss will be.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 91,000 Jeep Cherokees because of a rollaway and loss of power risk.        USA Today
Italian lawmakers pressed Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte late Thursday over the planned sale of two frigates to Egypt even though Cairo has refused to hand over suspects in the torture and killing of a graduate student or fully cooperate in the investigation. A special parliamentary commission investigating ... Washington Times
President Donald Trump called this week's decisions by the court "horrible & politically charged," while Democrats such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi have praised the rulings. ABC
VOA VIEW: It was a nothing decision that Showed Roberts a traitor, again.
The U.S. Naval Academy has opened an investigation into social media posts allegedly made by a cadet that suggested police should shoot unarmed protesters and that Breonna Taylor received “justice” when she was shot and killed by police in Kentucky ABC
VOA VIEW: The Naval Academy should not fear the left.
Dozens of retired black narcotics agents say the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has discriminated against its African-American employees for decades ABC
VOA VIEW: Expected from blacks.

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Kathy Lueders, the first woman to run NASA's human spaceflight directorate, says "the team is trying" to reach that goal. CBS
"The entire police function in this country has been built on this model of using force unnecessarily," Professor Angela Davis told "Face the Nation"s Margaret Brennan in an interview CBS
VOA VIEW: Total leftwing madness.
President Trump says his administration won't even consider renaming several military bases that were named for Confederate generals, despite his own top military aides stating they were open to the idea. Meanwhile, the White House says Mr. Trump is reviewing proposals from Capitol Hill on police reform, along with weighing their own executive order. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
As protests against police brutality and racism continue, black police officers are often caught between the crossfires of their racial identity and profession. Jamie Yuccas reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: True and tuff.

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The ads contained red downward-pointing triangles, which the Nazis used to mark political prisoners. CNBC
The Supreme Court ruled against President Donald Trump on Thursday in a set of cases over his effort to end the Obama-era immigration program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Roberts showed his weakness.
Within eight weeks, 81% of the asymptomatic people saw a reduction in neutralizing antibodies compared with 62% of symptomatic patients. CNBC

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Trump raged against recent Supreme Court decisions that he said were "horrible & politically charged" and "shotgun blasts" into Republicans and conservatives. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Shame in Roberts.
Several Republican lawmakers lambasted Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday, criticizing the Supreme Court's top member for issuing an opinion earlier in the day blocking the Trump administration's effort to end an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. CNN
VOA VIEW: Roberts is no real conservative.
The Department of Education is continuing its fight to exclude undocumented college students from receiving coronavirus relief grants despite a ruling from a federal court judge Wednesday that temporarily strikes down the agency's policy on funding eligibility. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good!
In a previously unannounced visit Thursday afternoon, first lady Melania Trump toured the United States National Archives, specifically to view the Emancipation Proclamation and the Charters of Freedom, which include the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. CNN
Former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe and Officer Devin Brosnan both surrendered themselves to law enforcement on Thursday, one day after charges were filed against them by the Fulton County District Attorney over the death of Rayshard Brooks.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad, wrong.

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Nashville’s police chief is reportedly stepping down amid calls for his resignation in the wake of nationwide protests against police after the death of George Floyd. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Text messages sent to NYPD members encourage officers to take sick days on July 4th. FOX News
VOA VIEW: NYC will have a major problem
California on Thursday instituted a statewide order requiring people to wear face coverings in most situations while outside of their homes as COVID-19 cases surge in the state and other parts of the nation. UPI

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Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Pentagon's top official overseeing international security affairs, resigned Thursday after the White House canceled her nomination for a prominent senior role, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Liberals must go.
The Department of Defense will assemble an internal board and an external advisory committee on diversity and inclusion in the military, Secretary Mark Esper announced Thursday. UPI
The Supreme Court on Thursday fast-tracked an appeal by four federal death row inmates challenging Attorney General William Barr's efforts to resume federal executions. UPI
VOA VIEW: Executions must go forward.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday ordered that four portraits of former speakers who served in the Confederacy be removed from the U.S. Capitol in honor of Juneteenth. UPI
VOA VIEW: Shameful!
Beginning Thursday, passengers on United Airlines are required to wear face coverings on all aircraft, and those who don't comply can be banned from flying in the future. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
Japan's prime minister said Thursday Tokyo is working with the United States on potential plans to "safeguard" Japanese citizens on the Korean Peninsula. UPI
The Atlanta Police Department saw a rise in officer absences early Thursday amid word of a planned walkout to protest criminal charges against two officers in the death of Rayshard Brooks. UPI
VOA VIEW: Just the beginning.

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