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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   ... Read More

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.,   ... Read More

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.,   ... Read More

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

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN and LUIS MARTINEZ

The 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   ... Read More

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

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN and KATHERINE FAULDERS

Attorney 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   ... Read More

Lawmakers react to crackdown on George Floyd protests

iStock/krblokhin(WASHINGTON) -- BY: JOHN PARKINSON and ALLISON PECORIN

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer painted an ugly image of President Donald Trump "descending the dictatorial ladder" as he lay in bed at the White House Monday night with military helicopters   ... Read More

What is the Insurrection Act and why has it been invoked before?

iStock/FourOaks(WASHINGTON) -- BY: LIBBY CATHEYWhen President Donald Trump threatened Monday to use the active duty military to deal with nationwide violent protests over the last week, he was suggesting he might invoke a law more than 200 years   ... Read More

Trump praises ‘overwhelming force’ and ‘domination’ in DC morning after peaceful protest broken up for photo op

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy JORDYN PHELPS and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- It was a made-for-TV moment.

President Donald Trump, Bible in hand, posing in front of the historic St. John’s Church a block   ... Read More

Biden to address nationwide Floyd protests, condemn Trump church photo op in Philadelphia speech

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBy JOHN VERHOVEK and MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News

(PHILADELPHIA) -- Following a week of nationwide unrest and protests following the death of George Floyd, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden is set to   ... Read More

POLL: 27% unlikely to be vaccinated; Republicans, conservatives especially

ABC NewsBy STEVEN SPARKS and GARY LANGER(NEW YORK) -- Unpersuaded by more than 100,000 pandemic deaths in the United States, 45% of strong conservatives, four in 10 Republicans and nearly as many evangelical Christians say they’d be unlikely   ... Read More

Crowded primaries set to come to a close Tuesday, as the election cycle begins again

3dfoto/iStockBy MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With the presidential primary all but wrapped, attention is turning to down-ballot races across the country where outside spending has made its mark and as candidates adapt to campaigning from home.

A   ... Read More

Police used tear gas, pushed back peaceful protesters for Trump church visit

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy BEN GITTLESON and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Police reinforced by National Guard troops forcefully pushed back protesters outside the White House Monday evening to clear a way for President Donald Trump to   ... Read More

Tuesday primaries, amid dual crises, restart election transformed by coronavirus

liveslow/iStockBy KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In the middle of dual crises confronting the country, voters in eight states and the nation's capital head to the voting booth on Tuesday -- for the single-biggest day of voting since   ... Read More

Senate Republicans keep mostly quiet on Trump’s comments on George Floyd protests

drnadig/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Shortly after several truckloads of D.C. National Guard troops arrived near Lafayette Park, where large groups of protesters had fought with police for the past three nights, President Donald Trump addressed the   ... Read More

Why DOJ officials say labeling antifa as a terrorist group is ‘highly problematic’

YinYang/iStockBy MIKE LEVINE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- As fits of violence overshadowed peaceful protesters seeking justice for George Floyd, the black man who died after being kneed on the neck by a Minneapolis police officer, President Donald Trump has   ... Read More

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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   ... Read More

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.,   ... Read More

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.,   ... Read More

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

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN and LUIS MARTINEZ

The 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   ... Read More

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

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN and KATHERINE FAULDERS

Attorney 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   ... Read More

Lawmakers react to crackdown on George Floyd protests

iStock/krblokhin(WASHINGTON) -- BY: JOHN PARKINSON and ALLISON PECORIN

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer painted an ugly image of President Donald Trump "descending the dictatorial ladder" as he lay in bed at the White House Monday night with military helicopters   ... Read More

What is the Insurrection Act and why has it been invoked before?

iStock/FourOaks(WASHINGTON) -- BY: LIBBY CATHEYWhen President Donald Trump threatened Monday to use the active duty military to deal with nationwide violent protests over the last week, he was suggesting he might invoke a law more than 200 years   ... Read More

Trump praises ‘overwhelming force’ and ‘domination’ in DC morning after peaceful protest broken up for photo op

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. BoghosianBy JORDYN PHELPS and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- It was a made-for-TV moment.

President Donald Trump, Bible in hand, posing in front of the historic St. John’s Church a block   ... Read More

Biden to address nationwide Floyd protests, condemn Trump church photo op in Philadelphia speech

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBy JOHN VERHOVEK and MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News

(PHILADELPHIA) -- Following a week of nationwide unrest and protests following the death of George Floyd, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and former vice president Joe Biden is set to   ... Read More

POLL: 27% unlikely to be vaccinated; Republicans, conservatives especially

ABC NewsBy STEVEN SPARKS and GARY LANGER(NEW YORK) -- Unpersuaded by more than 100,000 pandemic deaths in the United States, 45% of strong conservatives, four in 10 Republicans and nearly as many evangelical Christians say they’d be unlikely   ... Read More

Crowded primaries set to come to a close Tuesday, as the election cycle begins again

3dfoto/iStockBy MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- With the presidential primary all but wrapped, attention is turning to down-ballot races across the country where outside spending has made its mark and as candidates adapt to campaigning from home.

A   ... Read More

Police used tear gas, pushed back peaceful protesters for Trump church visit

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty ImagesBy BEN GITTLESON and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Police reinforced by National Guard troops forcefully pushed back protesters outside the White House Monday evening to clear a way for President Donald Trump to   ... Read More

Tuesday primaries, amid dual crises, restart election transformed by coronavirus

liveslow/iStockBy KENDALL KARSON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In the middle of dual crises confronting the country, voters in eight states and the nation's capital head to the voting booth on Tuesday -- for the single-biggest day of voting since   ... Read More

Senate Republicans keep mostly quiet on Trump’s comments on George Floyd protests

drnadig/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Shortly after several truckloads of D.C. National Guard troops arrived near Lafayette Park, where large groups of protesters had fought with police for the past three nights, President Donald Trump addressed the   ... Read More

Why DOJ officials say labeling antifa as a terrorist group is ‘highly problematic’

YinYang/iStockBy MIKE LEVINE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- As fits of violence overshadowed peaceful protesters seeking justice for George Floyd, the black man who died after being kneed on the neck by a Minneapolis police officer, President Donald Trump has   ... Read More

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