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Sesame Street urges fans to 'speak out' against racism in poignant social media post

4 monthes ago   |   By Daily Mail

Sesame Street condemned racism in a post shared on its official Instagram page on Monday amid nationwide protests over George Floyd's death and police brutality.
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Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act to protect civil rights and enforce desegregation. Trump could use it to quell the protests against police brutality

Past presidents have used the Insurrection Act to protect civil rights and enforce desegregation. Trump could use it to quell the protests against police brutality

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump has threatened to deploy active duty military troops in states to quell George Floyd protests against police brutality.
In doing so, he would invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807, which grants the president the sweeping authority to use military force within the US if they deem it necessary to prevent an uprising that threatens a state or civil rights.
In its 213-year history, the act has been used dozens of times, often in situations pertaining to racism and segregation.
The last time the act was used was to quell the 1992 Rodney King protests in Los Angeles, after...
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Mattis unloads on Trump in blistering statement saying he's turning Americans against each other during nationwide protests

Mattis unloads on Trump in blistering statement saying he's turning Americans against each other during nationwide protests

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis issued a blistering statement on President Donald Trump and his handling of the current nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died at the hands of police last week.
Mattis, who previously kept his thoughts of the president to himself, accused Trump of trying to divide the country and even implied he's a threat to the US Constitution. "Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people -does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us," he wrote.
He said that "we...
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Employees, civil rights groups blast Facebook inaction on Trump statements

Employees, civil rights groups blast Facebook inaction on Trump statements

4 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Thousands of peaceful demonstrators holding banners gather in front of the White House for the fifth consecutive day to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis, on June 2, 2020 in Washington, DC, United States. (credit: Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images )
As enormous protests in support of black communities and against police brutality continue to sweep across the United States, Facebook is facing a protest of its own. The company and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, are facing criticism...
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WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about police brutality and civil rights amid nationwide protests over George Floyd's death

WATCH LIVE: Obama speaks about police brutality and civil rights amid nationwide protests over George Floyd's death

4 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Former President Barack Obama held a virtual town hall Wednesday about policing and civil rights.
The event comes amid widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
Scroll down to watch the town hall and see key updates from the event.
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Former President Barack Obama held a town hall Wednesday on policing and civil rights.
The event comes amid widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, a...
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