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Doctor who advised Homeland Security testifies against COVID-19 protocols in immigration detention

Erin Scott-Pool/Getty ImagesBy QUINN OWEN, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- A doctor contracted by the Department of Homeland Security to advise on detention health conditions appeared before Congress on Tuesday to personally criticize the Trump administration as COVID-19 continues to spread through civil immigration detention centers.Dr. Scott Allen, an independent health expert and medical school professor, told lawmakers that the novel coronavirus' persistence in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities was in part due to "some gaping holes" in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines."And the fact ...

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Mother of George Floyd's young daughter speaks out as friends march through Houston

Sergio Flores/Getty ImagesBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS(HOUSTON) -- As family and friends of George Floyd flooded the streets of his hometown in Houston, Texas on Tuesday to spread a message of hope, the mother of his young daughter addressed the public for the first time since his death.Although 6-year-old Gianna Floyd did not speak, her mother, Roxie Washington, and their attorney, Chris Stewart, talked about the impact that her father's death has had on the family and the community.Floyd died on Memorial Day after a ...

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Congressional Black Caucus to propose police reforms after George Floyd's death

uschools/iStockBy BENJAMIN SIEGEL, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) -- The Congressional Black Caucus is at work on a package of reform bills the House could advance later this month in response to the death of George Floyd, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., the chair of the caucus, told ABC News.A federal chokehold ban, a review of police training standards and a reform of the legal doctrine that shields police officers from legal liability are some of the proposals circulating among the group, which House Democratic leaders have tasked with ...

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Twitter removes account of white nationalist group posing as Antifa online

iStock/Andrei Stanescu(SAN FRANCISCO) -- BY: JOSH MARGOLIN and CATHERINE THORBECKETwitter has disabled an account that appeared to represent a violent Antifa group after it was determined to be a bogus front for a white nationalist group.The news comes amid mounting reports of disinformation being spread online amid the protests over the killing of George Floyd.The account, with the handle @ANTIFA_US, was traced back to be a false facade for the white nationalist group Identity Evropa. It was specifically called out by U.S. law enforcement as ...

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Nationwide protests return focus to why George Floyd was initially detained

iStock/ChiccoDodiFC(WASHINGTON) -- BY: IVAN PEREIRAAs protests continue around the country in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis in late May, there's been further examination of why he was stopped by police in the first place.The events leading up to Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers stemmed from a call to police about a phony $20 bill.Around 8 p.m. on May 25, an employee of the Cup Foods convenience store called 911 alleging that a customer used the counterfeit bill to ...

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Pentagon defends defense secretary's call to 'dominate the battle space' in response to civil unrest

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN and LUIS MARTINEZThe Pentagon is defending Defense Secretary Mark Esper's use of the term "battle space," following criticism from retired military officers and congressional leadership about the term and the possible domestic deployment of the active duty military.In a call with President Donald Trump and governors on Monday -- a recording of which was obtained by ABC News, Esper urged states "to dominate the battle space" so that civil unrest "dissipates and we can get back to the right ...

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AG Barr ordered protesters to be cleared from park before Trump visit: Officials

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN and KATHERINE FAULDERSAttorney General William Barr personally ordered the expansion of the security perimeter around Lafayette Park Monday just before President Donald Trump's visit to St. John's Episcopal Church, a senior DOJ official and senior White House official confirmed to ABC News.The officials said that the decision to expand the perimeter was made either late Sunday night or early Monday morning based on vandalism that had been carried out against buildings in the area over the weekend.When Barr ...

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YTMT Logo The media should tell the truth — about themselves.

The only sensible thing for the media to do now is just admit to the bias and be proud of it.

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