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Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s top deputy has officially jumped ship, while another top educrat is joining a Department of Education exodus one observer likened to escaping the Titanic. Cheryl Watson-Harris, Carranza’s first deputy chancellor for just two years, is leaving to become schools superintendent in DeKalb County, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta with 99,000 students.... New York Post
President Trump is betting big on the primaries. With no serious challengers for the Republican Party nomination and high approval numbers among the GOP’s rank and file, Trump could have cruised through the spring campaign season like most incumbent presidents do. Instead, he traveled to 18 states for campaign rallies and spent more than $155... New York Post
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As President Trump plans a no-expense-spared, blow-out convention in Jacksonville, Fla., some Democrats are increasingly nervous their party’s pandemic-conscious gathering won’t be able to offer up a compelling alternative. “The nightmare scenario is [Trump] comes out and rallies his base and gives a speech to an insane crowd and it is covered on every channel... New York Post
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Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking to expand her “squad” in the House, putting her considerable firepower behind a slew of progressive primary challengers in New York Tuesday — but insiders say she’s been pulling her punches. Friends and allies of AOC as well as Democratic insiders say lawmakers who have gone the extra mile... New York Post
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Tulsa police arrested a woman in an "I can't breathe" shirt after she refused to leave the area near where President Trump's campaign rally is set to take place later Saturday. Police officers arrested the woman late Saturday morning, more than eight hours before the rally was set to start, ... Washington Times
President Trump's campaign announced Saturday that six staffers working on his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. "Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events. Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests ... Washington Times
Richmond police warned people to stay away from the Robert E. Lee monument. ABC
Authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, are investigating after motorists saw a startling scene Saturday morning as they drove along a Florida interstate: a mannequin dressed in a police uniform dangling from a rope at an overpass ABC
Vice President Mike Pence is set to meet with Black leaders in Tulsa ahead of a campaign rally with President Donald Trump ABC
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Francis Scott Key, who wrote the national anthem, was a slave owner. ABC
A US judge denies the Trump administration's bid to halt publication of John Bolton's memoir. BBC
Attorney General William Barr said earlier that Geoffrey Berman was stepping down — but Berman said "I have not resigned." CBS
The book "Superpower Showdown" tells the story of the monumental standoff between the U.S. and China, and how it defines both our world today and our future. Tensions between the two nations are at a new level amid a global pandemic, protests in Hong Kong and then upcoming U.S. presidential election. Jeff Glor speaks to the authors of the book, two reporters with deeply personal ties to the story. CBS
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Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan says the unemployment rate could be "as high as 8% or more" at the end of 2020. CBS
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Protests in Atlanta continued for a second night over the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, at a Wendy's parking lot on Friday night. The Fulton County district attorney said he's weighing potential criminal charges, including murder or felony murder, against the officer who shot Brooks. CBS
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When a mall goes dark, a community loses hundreds, if not thousands, of workers providing a significant amount of dollars to the local tax base. CNBC
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The much-anticipated legislation, which has provoked deep concerns in Washington and Europe, paves the way for the most profound change to the city's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule. CNBC
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President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee announced that they raised $74 million in the month of May. It was close to $6 million behind Joe Biden and the DNC's haul. CNBC
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A total of 11 Apple stores will close in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Arizona. CNBC
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham's announcement Saturday that he will honor tradition to let home-state senators sign off on a replacement for Geoffrey Berman's US attorney post means that it will be a tough climb to confirm anyone new to the job before the November elections, according to Senate sources. CNN
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A statue of former President Ulysses S. Grant-- the Union general who led his army to victory against the Confederacy during the Civil War-- was toppled on Friday as hundreds gathered in San Francisco to celebrate Juneteenth. FOX News
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The week-long session ended in frustration as neither party was willing to budge. FOX News
Protesters toppled the only statue of a Confederate general in the nation's capital and set it on fire Friday night. FOX News
The White House said in a statement Friday, they will be hosting a “2020 Salute to America” on the South Lawn for the Fourth of July. FOX News
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The Sheriff's office for Sacramento County announced on Friday that it will not enforce Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus order, forcing residents to wear masks or facial coverings, while they are out in public. FOX News
Crime statistics released by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on Thursday, showed a rise in the city's murder rate during the month of May, as protests and riots continued following the death of George Floyd. FOX News
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China's legislature on Saturday proposed a law that would set up a national security agency to crack down on dissent in the semi-autonomous zone. UPI
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