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Officials clash over use of troops

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/02/20, 05:04 pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday for rejecting his offer to bring in the National Guard: “The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that.” The mayor extended an 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. EDT curfew through the rest of the week as protests intensified in response to last week’s death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Primaries proceed across the country

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/02/20, 04:40 pm

Many voters sent in mail-in ballots as eight states and the District of Columbia forged ahead with primary contests on Tuesday. Results are unlikely to come in overnight in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Washington, D.C. Some are concerned that protests over the death of George Floyd and the resulting citywide curfews may impede voters’ access to the polls.

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China stalled on pandemic details

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/02/20, 01:41 pm

The World Health Organization publicly praised China in January for its response to the coronavirus outbreak despite growing frustration behind the scenes. Recordings from the agency’s internal meetings released on Tuesday showed Chinese government labs only shared the genome of the virus after another lab published the details on Jan. 11.

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