Man who drove into Virginia protest is KKK leader, prosecutor says

Man who drove into Virginia protest is KKK leader, prosecutor says

(Reuters) – Virginia prosecutors said on Monday a man facing charges for driving his pickup truck into racial equality protesters is a local leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Harry H. Rogers, 36, was charged with assault and battery, malicious wounding and felony vandalism, the Henrico County police department said in statement on Monday. The … Read more

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William Barr stands by decision to clear DC protesters

William Barr stands by decision to clear DC protesters

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr on Monday said he stood by his decision to forcefully clear protesters outside the White House last week with pepper balls and smoke canisters. In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Barr said not enough attention had been given to the arson and violence that proceeded Monday’s decision … Read more

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Eliot Engel lashes out at AOC for endorsing his primary opponent

Eliot Engel lashes out at AOC for endorsing his primary opponent

New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel on Sunday scolded firebrand lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for backing his progressive primary challenger — going so far as to accuse her of acting like a dictator. Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday broke with her veteran House Democrat colleague, 73, and backed former middle school teacher Jamaal Bowman whose Justice Democrats-backed campaign … Read more

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Factbox: What’s in Democrats’ police reform and racial justice bill?

Factbox: What's in Democrats' police reform and racial justice bill?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats on Monday introduced a sweeping bill intended to address longstanding complaints about racial injustice in U.S. policing, following two weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stands with members of the Congressional Black Caucus during a news conference … Read more

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Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus appears to be ‘very rare’

Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus appears to be 'very rare'

People who have the coronavirus but don’t display symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the pandemic, World Health Organization officials said Monday. “From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis … Read more

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