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    Politico

    North Carolina governor rejects GOP's demand for full-fledged convention

    Trump and Republicans want a 50,000-person event.

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    National Review

    Viral Photo of White House ‘Going Dark’ That Was Shared by Dems Is from Before Trump Presidency

    A viral photo showing the White House with its lights off, shared by numerous Democrats during demonstrations in Washington, D.C., is at least five years old and was edited to make it seem darker, the Associated Press reported on Monday.The image can be found in Getty Image's stock photo collection. The original photo shows the lantern on the White House portico and several lights around the fountain in the lawn as lit, while in the doctored image these lights are blacked out.Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was among those who shared the image, along with Representative Bill Pascrelli (D., N.J.) and former Obama strategist David Axelrod. Elections matter. https://t.co/77jquAhp1x pic.twitter.com/AM5Z42pzyk -- Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2020The New York Times reported that the White House shut its external lights off during demonstrations early Monday morning, while Daily Beast editor Molly Jung-Fast also wrote that the lights were down. In fact, the lights at the White House are turned off at 11 p.m. every night. As someone who has done many late night live shots, the lights at the White House go off every night around 11 p.m. -- Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2020The AP noted that other Twitter users claimed that the president had been moved to a bunker on Sunday night, and that the lights going off had signaled the move. This was not the case, although Trump was reportedly moved to the bunker on Friday night.Protesters and Rioters gathered outside the White House throughout the weekend, leading Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday to declare a two-day curfew beginning at 7 p.m. The president addressed the nation on Monday night with police dispersing demonstrators just outside the White House fence."“I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights," Trump said in his address. "These are not acts of peaceful protest. These are acts of domestic terror.

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  • U.S.
    Good Morning America

    Coronavirus updates: US reports over 21,000 new cases amid mass protests

    A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 375,000 people worldwide. Over 6.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

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  • Business
    Reuters

    Rental fleet collapse drags down U.S. vehicle sales

    The collapse of air travel has pushed big car rental companies to cancel orders for new vehicles, punching a hole in sales for nearly a dozen U.S. automakers' including the Big Three in Detroit. Hyundai Motor Co's U.S. sales arm said Tuesday that its sales to fleets, including rental companies, fell by 79% in May, while retail sales grew by 5%. Automakers could lose up to 12% of their annual U.S. vehicle sales in 2020 as car rental companies slammed by the coronavirus pandemic slash fleets and restructure, according to Jefferies.

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    The Wrap

    Meghan McCain Says Neighborhood Looks Like ‘War Zone,’ ‘Full Frontal’ Writer Tells Her ‘It’s Fine’

    The co-head writer of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” wasn’t having it from “The View” co-host Meghan McCain Tuesday afternoon.McCain, a conservative voice on ABC’s women-focused daytime talk show, tweeted about the mass protests that have been taking place in New York and other cities since George Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day: “My neighborhood in Manhattan is eviscerated and looks like a war zone. DeBlasio and Cuomo are an utter disgrace. This is not America. Our leaders have abandoned us and continue to let great American cities burn to the ground and be destroyed. I never could have fathomed this.”Kristen Bartlett, who writes for TBS’ late-night program, responded, “Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine.”Meghan, we live in the same building, and I just walked outside. It’s fine. https://t.co/ZvwNrjL6P7— Kristen Bartlett (@kristencheeks) June 2, 2020Also Read: Fox News Wins Total Viewers for Weekend Protest Coverage, CNN Tops Key DemoA representative for Bartlett was unavailable to return a request for comment as their company is observing BlackoutTuesday in honor of Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. Representatives for McCain didn’t immediately return a request for comment on the state of the neighborhood or to confirm if McCain and Bartlett are neighbors.The protests have been an enduring topic of conversation as they have continued for the past week. Commentators and journalists have been using their platforms to share information from the ground since the beginning. In some cases, journalists are even documenting their own targeting by police as they cover the events.Read original story Meghan McCain Says Neighborhood Looks Like ‘War Zone,’ ‘Full Frontal’ Writer Tells Her ‘It’s Fine’ At TheWrap

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