Clint Eastwood turned 90 on May 31, and it seems that the Hollywood legend has finally found peace. In 2014, he met Christina Sandera and they hit it off — six years later, the couple is stronger than ever, and the same is true of Eastwood's other family relationships. Sandera has stabilized his life, and […]
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May's jobs numbers left economists' jaws on the floor. Here's a roundup of what someone of them said about the unexpected gains.
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The New York Police Department said it is aware of the video and that the matter is under internal review.
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Protesters in a rural Indiana city who took to the streets to condemn racism and police killings of black people encountered bystanders who were holding rifles during the demonstration. Eight of the bystanders held firearms, an act Crown Point Police Chief Pete Land said is protected under state law.
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Prominent Reporters Falsely Accuse Trump of Suggesting George Floyd Would Be Happy about Jobs Numbers
A number of prominent political reporters misrepresented comments President Trump made about George Floyd during his Friday press statement, falsely claiming that the president suggested Floyd would be happy with the May job numbers that had been released hours earlier.Trump spoke at length about the release of May’s unexpectedly positive job numbers, which showed 2.5 million jobs added and a dip in the unemployment rate, calling it “probably . . . the greatest comeback in American history.” He then pivoted to a discussion of the importance of equality in policing, and it was in this context that he mentioned Floyd, an African American man whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police last week set off a wave of riots across the country."Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender or creed. They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement," Trump said. “We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, 'this is a great thing that's happening for our country.' This is a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody, this is a great, great day in terms of equality."While some reporters quoted Trump's comments verbatim, others immediately cast Trump's reference to Floyd as part of his celebration of the positive economic outlook, rather than as a suggestion that Floyd would be pleased with the country's focus on progress toward a more equitable law enforcement environment. During his press conference on the jobs numbers, Trump says, "Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying there’s a great thing happening for our country. It’s a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody." -- Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 5, 2020 Trump says he hopes George Floyd is "looking down" and seeing today's jobs numbers as "a great day for him" pic.twitter.com/CnNfYeYpOW -- David Pakman (@dpakman) June 5, 2020 Trump invokes GeorgeFlyod while touting job numbers: “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.’ This is a great day for him … this is a great great day in terms of equality.” -- Will Steakin (@wsteaks) June 5, 2020 Trump imagining George Floyd’s reaction to the jobs numbers: “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. This is a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody.” pic.twitter.com/YLBSkk9Wk7 -- Adam Cancryn (@adamcancryn) June 5, 2020The conflation led to a false headline in ABC News — “Trump calls improved jobs numbers 'great day' for George Floyd" — and other outlets. While heralding Friday's strong jobs data, Trump said “it’s a great day for" George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody has sparked massive protests https://t.co/Ai88IXQfjs -- Bloomberg (@business) June 5, 2020 Trump suggests George Floyd is 'looking down' from heaven and appreciating the US' strong May jobs report: 'It's a great day for him' https://t.co/NeN9HX0dfG -- Business Insider (@businessinsider) June 5, 2020 President Trump said at a news conference about improved job numbers that he hoped George Floyd was "looking down right now and saying, 'This is a great thing that's happening for our country.'" https://t.co/640ZsaGAyr pic.twitter.com/lsfgUpILwG -- CBS News (@CBSNews) June 5, 2020Peter Baker of the New York Times originally tweeted, “Trump suggests that George Floyd would be happy about the jobs numbers,” but later deleted the tweet. Politico’s Gabby Orr also tweeted that Trump said “Floyd is marveling at today’s jobs numbers from Heaven,” but appears to have deleted the comment.Trump also touched on a variety of other topics during the Friday address, including his administration’s response to coronavirus and the use of the National Guard to keep the peace amid ongoing protests over Floyd’s death. “Don't be proud. Get the job done. You'll end up looking much better in the end. Call in the National Guard. Call me. We'll have so many people,” he said, apparently addressing the nation’s governors.
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Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leak into Arctic river due to climate change
Vladimir Putin declared a state of emergency after more than 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilled into a river in the Russian Arctic. Several miles of the Ambarnaya river were turned red after a fuel tank at a power plant in Norilsk, an industrial city in northern Siberia, collapsed on Friday. Mr Putin berated regional officials for their slow response in a Zoom call broadcast on state television on Wednesday. "Why did government agencies only find out about this two days after the fact?" he asked Sergei Lipin, the head of the subsidiary that runs the plant. "Are we going to learn about emergency situations from social media?" Yevgenny Zinichev, the head of the Emergencies Ministry and and Alexander Uss, the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai said that they only learnt about the spill on May 31, two days after it occurred and established a true picture of the situation "only after information on social media." Mr Uss said officials were considering burning the oil off, but that there was no precedent for attempting to do so on such a large scale and it was not clear if it would succeed. The power plant is a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium. The company said in a statement that no one had been hurt by the accident and that it had deployed emergency teams to clean up the spill. It said the spill appeared to have been caused by "a sudden sinking of supporting posts in the basement of the storage tank" and that it was reviewing the threat of melting permafrost at other storage facilities. Russia's investigative committee, its rough equivalent of the FBI, has opened a criminal investigation. The head of the power plant has been taken into custody but has not been charged.