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Suspect ID'd in Madeleine McCann case
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:40:15 -0400
Germany authorities say a man suspected of killing British toddler Madeleine McCann in 2007 is already in jail for another crime. CBS News' Charlie D'Agata has the latest on this long-cold case that grabbed the world's attention.
History professor on how white backlash controls American progress
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:40:14 -0400
Civil rights movements have been met with resistance from conservative white groups dating back to America's Reconstruction era. Now it's playing out across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death. Lawrence Glickman, a history professor at Cornell University, joined CBSN to his latest piece in the Atlantic, entitled "How White Backlash Controls American Progress."
Rand Paul holds up passing bill that would ban lynching
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:38:20 -0400
Paul said he wanted more discussion "make the language the best that we can get it"
Mourners converge in Minneapolis for George Floyd memorial service
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:31:54 -0400
Protests across the nation over Floyd's death and racial injustice are continuing.
Watch live: George Floyd memorial service to be held in Minneapolis
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:30:09 -0400
Family members and prominent leaders will speak at the service at North Central University's sanctuary in downtown Minneapolis.
Cuomo: Protesters should assume they've been exposed to COVID-19
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:29:05 -0400
He urged protesters to act as if they have been exposed by telling those that they live with, and getting tested.
CBS News poll: 67% of Americans say U.S. is on the wrong track
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:27:29 -0400
A new CBS News poll finds two-thirds of Americans say the U.S. is on the wrong track, as the nation deals with three major crises: the coronavirus pandemic, record unemployment, and protests over police brutality. Karen Tumulty, a Washington Post columnist covering national politics, joined CBSN to discuss what this all means for the 2020 presidential election.
3 charged in Ahmaud Arbery's death appear in court via video
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:25:08 -0400
A hearing for the three men charged in the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia got underway Wednesday morning. Reverend Tim McDonald joined CSBN to discuss his hopes for the outcome of this case and why it is important to be politically active at this moment.
1.9 million more Americans apply for unemployment benefits
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:25:01 -0400
The Department of Labor says unemployment claims hit 1.9 million last week, but that's down 249,000 since the prior week. IRC Wealth CEO David Ragland joins CBSN to discuss the significance of those numbers, and why the stock market continues to stay afloat.
Madeleine McCann case becomes a murder investigation - with a suspect
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:18:57 -0400
13 years after the British toddler disappeared from her family's vacation apartment, German authorities announce the first major break in the case.
Dallas man loses eye to "non-lethal" police round at protest, attorneys say
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:13:09 -0400
Brandon Saenz was in a crowd protesting police brutality Saturday when he says he became a victim of it.
Small businesses face struggle to rebuild after lootings
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:08:09 -0400
"My dream was taken from me," said one black business owner after looters ransacked her clothing boutique.
"Now is the time," John Boyega tells London Black Lives Matter protest
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:05:44 -0400
Hollywood star says speaking out could negatively impact his career, but "this is very vital. Black lives have always mattered."
Agent: Man who shot Ahmaud Arbery said racial slur over his body
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 13:00:00 -0400
Arbery 25, was shot and killed in February.
Democrats sound alarm over unidentified law enforcement patrolling D.C. protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:42:36 -0400
Virginia Congressman Don Beyer, a Democrat, said he is working on legislation after photos emerged of unidentified, armed federal law enforcement near the White House.
Twitter says fake "Antifa" account was run by white supremacists
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:39:22 -0400
The social media company says the accounts were used by white supremacists to encourage violence.
"People just don't want to be killed. Period.": Anti-apartheid leader on protests
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:37:36 -0400
"People are feeling exhausted about us talking about racism. Try living it," says U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka​,
Virginia governor announces removal of Robert E. Lee statue
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:37:00 -0400
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans to remove the monument Thursday.
Graham delays vote on authorizing subpoenas in Russia probe
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:32:29 -0400
The Senate Judiciary Committee is probing the origins of the Russia investigation.
Amazon workers sue after allegedly bringing COVID-19 home
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:25:22 -0400
Warehouse workers claim retailer is failing to provide protections against the disease, putting themselves and families at risk.
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House Democrat moves to cut Attorney General Barr's budget by $50 million
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 16:52:10 -0400
House Democrat moves to cut Attorney General Barr's budget by $50 millionNew York Representative Jerrold Nadler said he would move to reduce funding for Barr's personal office as a response to what he called "continued defiance of Congress and improper politicization of the Department of Justice." Nadler said he was making this move and others in the wake of Barr's refusal to appear before his committee. Passing such a cut would require approval of both the Democratic-controlled House and the Republican-controlled Senate.
The trucker who drove through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis was once arrested for domestic assault
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 05:52:00 -0400
The trucker who drove through a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis was once arrested for domestic assaultBogdan Vechirko drove an empty tanker through a crowd of George Floyd protesters in Minneapolis on Sunday. No one was hurt.
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigil
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:09:45 -0400
Hong Kong: Tens of thousands defy ban to attend Tiananmen vigilIt comes as lawmakers approve a controversial bill criminalising insulting China's national anthem.
10 Years Ago Today, SpaceX's Falcon 9 Blasted Off for the First Time
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:36:00 -0400
Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed in Gulf of Mexico and may approach US by weekend
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:31:36 -0400
Tropical Storm Cristobal has formed in Gulf of Mexico and may approach US by weekendTropical Storm Cristobal is the third named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, which began Monday. It's forming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Iran Frees U.S. Navy Vet after Two Years in Prison
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 11:54:40 -0400
Iran Frees U.S. Navy Vet after Two Years in PrisonA U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran for the past two years has been freed.Michael White, 48, was detained in July 2018 after traveling to Iran to see a woman he had met online and fell in love with. White was sentenced to 10 years in prison in March 2019, in part for insulting Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.In March 2020 White was hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms and was furloughed along with other prisoners after the pathogen swept through Iranian jails. White's release to the U.S. is part of a prisoner swap the details of which will be released on Thursday, U.S. officials told the Associated Press."I am blessed to announce that the nightmare is over, and my son is safely in American custody and on his way home," White's mother Joanne said in a statement. "I am incredibly grateful to the Administration, especially the team at the State Department for their work on Michael’s case."The Navy veteran was on a Swiss government plane to Zurich as of Thursday morning, and from there he will be flown to the U.S. with the Trump administration's special envoy to Iran Brian Hook. Switzerland maintains an embassy in Tehran and often acts as a go-between for negotiations between Iran and the U.S.There are currently at least three other American citizens held in Iran.
At least 39 injured in knife attack at China kindergarten
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 01:31:27 -0400
Brazil is easing restrictions even though coronavirus deaths are at their highest, with President Bolsonaro saying death is 'everyone's destiny'
Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:24:50 -0400
Brazil is easing restrictions even though coronavirus deaths are at their highest, with President Bolsonaro saying death is 'everyone's destiny'COVID-19 deaths in Brazil reached record highs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Its president has so far refused to take the illness seriously.
NYPD Says Looters Are Stashing Bricks. Brooklyn Locals Say Otherwise
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:57:06 -0400
NYPD Says Looters Are Stashing Bricks. Brooklyn Locals Say OtherwiseOn Wednesday morning, New York Police Department Commissioner Dermot F. Shea tweeted a low-resolution video of an unidentified officer picking up blue plastic crates on a city street corner. The crates, which appeared to be filled with chunks of masonry, had apparently been left next to a garbage can near Avenue X and West 3rd Street in Gravesend, a neighborhood by the water on Brooklyn’s south end that’s been largely untouched by the protests elsewhere in the borough and the city."This is what our cops are up against: Organized looters, strategically placing caches of bricks & rocks at locations throughout NYC," Shea wrote. On Wednesday afternoon, the White House included that clip in a video compilation of footage it claimed showed “Antifa and professional anarchists... invading our communities.”But Shea didn’t explain why organized looters would have left bricks in a quiet, mostly residential Brooklyn neighborhood, and conversations with people who work and live in the area suggest the NYPD’s Twitter bulletin threatened to stoke tensions for no reason.Cops Reclaim New York in Massive Show of ForceAn officer in Sector B of the 61st Precinct, which covers Gravesend, said he could not explain or discuss the details of the brick discoveries. NYPD coordinators for the neighborhood did not respond to requests for comment. A detective at the Office of the NYPD Deputy Commissioner, Public Information said he did not know anything about the incident. “The city is going through an unprecedented issue with looting and protesting,” he told The Daily Beast. “The normal people who would answer your questions are out trying to protect the city. So that’s why you’re not getting answers to your questions.”In the week of protests since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, cops and politicians alike have been quick to point to “organized looters” and “outside agitators” fomenting unrest. But the claims often come with little evidence, and seem to buckle under scrutiny. Last week, after NYPD vehicles were filmed driving into a crowd of protestors, Mayor Bill De Blasio claimed that “a small set of men… came to do violence in a systematic organized fashion.” And there have been reports of protesters throwing bricks at police in New York. But New York City Council Member Mark Treyger, who represents the Gravesend area, disagreed with the idea that external troublemakers were making mischief in his turf. In a phone call with The Daily Beast, Treyger said he became aware of the discovery of containers of suspect materials at two locations in his district when a constituent messaged him over social media, and that he confirmed the finding with the 61st Precinct. However, Treyger said that the NYPD acknowledged to him the containers might simply contain construction debris. The councilman said that he had not seen protests in the area or any signs of organized looting—and pointed out that at least one set of the containers were found near a construction site, suggesting that the bricks came from there. He called his conclusion “simple math.” "There is literally a construction site and construction fencing and signage. And they found five or six containers of what appears to me to be construction debris,” Treyger told The Daily Beast. “I believe that [Shea’s] tweet about my district is not responsible. Because he did not give the full set of facts and the full picture, especially when his own department says the discovery was still under investigation,” Treyger added, warning that such rumors could cause division in the racially diverse neighborhood. “The police commissioner needs to be very mindful with his words, because they could incite violence.”The commissioner’s claims about the crates in Gravesend were especially remarkable because they were nowhere near the locus of protests Tuesday, which is when five employees of local businesses told The Daily Beast the bins were removed.Employees at two businesses—Knapp Pizza II and New Fortune Wine & Spirit—on the block in question told The Daily Beast police had removed the crates on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s protests in Brooklyn were centered closer to the Barclays Center, nearly five miles away. A woman who asked to be identified only as Sabrina R. said that the medical offices next to the apparent site of the bins did have security cameras, but that they were blocked from a view of the corner. An employee at nearby New Fortune Wine & Spirit said they had heard about the bricks, but had seen no protest. She said that while the store was outfitted with security cameras, that they belonged to the landlord, who could not be reached by press time.Violent Social-Distancing Arrest Videos Go Viral, Putting NYPD on DefensiveAt Smart Choice Pharmacy, which sits across from the site where the crates appeared to be collected, a staff member told The Daily Beast the street has been very quiet. “We haven’t seen anything like that,” she said. “It was very quiet yesterday. We didn’t see anything like that… There was no protest in Gravesend last night.” An employee at the Dunkin Donuts across the intersection from the site in question told The Daily Beast they had not noticed the bricks at all. An NYPD spokeswoman told the Daily Beast no complaint report had been filed about the containers. “No one called it in to complain,” she said. “It wasn’t taken as a complaint report… Because it’s not a crime. [The crates were] just left there.”In a media availability Wednesday morning, Commissioner Shea discussed the issue with Mayor De Blasio. “So in terms of the tweet today, unfortunately it’s not an isolated incident,” Shea said. “That was two locations, one was in Brooklyn, one was in Queens, where pre-staged bricks are being placed and then transported to quote unquote peaceful protests—which are peaceful protests—but then used by that criminal group within to sow fear.” Shea did not provide any details on the incident in Queens or specify how NYPD had come to the conclusion that the debris containers were associated with protests, given that no major protests had been reported in that area. He did concede that they might have come from construction sites. “We’ve had construction sites burglarized in recent days in Manhattan,” Shea said. “It’s interesting. Construction site burglary is not that uncommon, but during a riot it’s interesting what was taken—bricks.” Shea also mentioned a pattern of protestors throwing water bottles filled with cement at police officers, but did not provide specific instances of when such incidents had occurred, or evidence that any of those had been  “an orchestrated attack.” “I do believe that the police commissioner needs to be clear in his messaging that this debris was found near a construction site,” Council Member Treyger said. “And as of this afternoon, I have not heard of organized looting in my district.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Powerful video from 1986 resurfaces showing Biden’s passionate speech against apartheid
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:54:00 -0400
Powerful video from 1986 resurfaces showing Biden’s passionate speech against apartheidA powerful video of then-Senator Joe Biden speaking about apartheid South Africa has resurfaced.The clip, taken from C-Span coverage of a Senate committee in 1986, shows Mr Biden passionately speaking out in support of the majority black population of South Africa, and against the oppressive apartheid regime.
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