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Republican senators shrug off Mattis’ criticism of Trump: ‘It’s his opinion’

Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis, the latest sign that Republicans by and large are showing unwavering support for the leader of their party during this high-stakes election year. Mattis, who has widespread support among Senate Republicans for his long military service…MORE

The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America

Omar Wasow is a researcher who works in a world of charts and data. But his analytical reserve cracked after watching a video of George Floyd dying while being arrested by police. “I cried,” says Wasow, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. “I’m not without deep empathy for people’s anger. I feel that…MORE

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

US Navy veteran detained in Iran has been released

Michael White, an American detained in Iran, was released on Thursday after more than a year in custody, according to White’s mother and a person familiar with the negotiations. White, a US Navy veteran, traveled to Iran in July 2018. In January 2019, the Iranian government confirmed that White had been arrested in the city…MORE

American Airlines expands its US flight schedule for July

American Airlines expands its US flight schedule for July

The airlines’ summer travel season won’t be as busy or profitable as last year’s. But it’s looking less dire than expected. American Airlines is seeing “improving demand for air travel,” the company said Thursday, prompting it to plan a sizable increase in flights for July. American will fly 55% of its normal domestic schedule next…MORE

Dwayne Johnson makes powerful plea for leadership

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson posted a video calling out President Donald Trump in the wake of George Floyd’s death. The actor stated in a video post on his social media channels that the United States is “crippled” and “on its knees begging to be heard and pleading for change.” The video message which was posted…MORE

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

William Bryan told investigators he heard Travis McMichael use a racial epithet after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent testified Thursday during preliminary hearings. Bryan told police McMichael said “f***ing n***er” after three blasts from McMichael’s shotgun left Arbery dead in February the streets of the Satilla…MORE