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Trump tweeting to identify Andrew Jackson statue vandals

President Trump on Friday tweeted an FBI poster featuring 15 suspects authorities believe vandalized anda statue ofAndrew Jackson that protesters unsuccessfully tried to bring down during clashes with police in Washington D.C.

Pompeo: China waging disinformation campaign to drive wedge between US and Europe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Friday that China is behind a"fear in Europe" as Beijing aggressively continues to spread itsinfluence across the world through economic initiatives and cyber disinformationcampaigns that areforcing Europeans to choose between China and the United States.

Chicago mayor tells Trump 'F-U' after tweet about Minneapolis looting

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasted President Trump and invoked an expletive Friday in response to his tweetafter three days of protests inMinneapolis, Minn., when he called the protesters "THUGS" and tweeted that "when the looting starts, the shooting starts.

YouTube stars under fire for giving up adopted autistic toddler

A popular YouTuberwho adopted a special needs child fromChinawith her husband and detailed the process in a series of videos announced Tuesday that the boy was placed in another home over behavioral issues, leading to a swift backlash on social media.

Tulsi Gabbard drops defamation suit against Hillary Clinton

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, dropped her defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton Wednesday, ending a brief legal battle over comments made by the former secretary of state suggesting the congresswoman had ties to Russia.

Whitmer extends Michigan's stay-at-home order until June 12

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extended her stay-at-home order Friday to June 12, her fifth extension of a mandate that has put her at odds with Republican lawmakers and has been the subject of mounting criticism and anti-lockdown protests.

Supreme Court blocks House Dems' efforts to get Mueller grand-jury info released

The Supreme Court temporarily denied a motion Wednesday from House Democrats to obtain grand-jury testimony and other documents from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigationas they conduct what they've referred to as an "ongoing presidential impeachment investigation" into President Trump.

Michigan man accused of making death threats against governor, state AG

A Detroit man is facing criminal charges after allegedly making death threats againstembattled Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and stateattorney general Dana Nessel over COVID-19-related restrictions that have prompted several demonstrations in recent weeks.

Zoom steps up efforts to deter 'Zoombombing' amid security issues

In the weeks since governments across the country have forced businesses, churches, schools and hoards of other industries to transition to telecommuting, reports of hackers interrupting video conferences hosted by Zoom as it has become the default platform for millions to connect.

Who is Brett Giroir, Trump's coronavirus testing czar?

Several Trump administration officials tasked with combating the coronavirus pandemic in the United Stateshave seen their notoriety elevated in recent weeks, mostly from speaking during daily press briefings

GOP memo advises candidates to 'attack China' over coronavirus

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has sent various GOP campaigns a memo encouraging attacks on China in relation to the coronavirus pandemic and guidance on howto link their Democratic rivals to Beijing.

IRS rule requiring tax returns for coronavirus rebates sparks pushback

Congressional lawmakersare criticizing anInternal Revenue Servicerequirement that seniors and other groupsfile a "simple" tax return in order to receive economic reliefpayments in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has forcedmassive layoffs and furloughed millions of workers.

Dr. Deborah Birx: Coronavirus data not matching extreme predictions

The White House response coordinator for the coronavirus task force said Thursday that extreme predictions about the pandemic don't line up with the incoming data, while also pushing back against unfounded rumors that could alarm the public.

Barr says DOJ will go after coronavirus price gougers, hoarders

The Trump administrationon Monday vowed to go after price gougers and those who hoard crucial medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic that has seen store shelves emptied and the cost of basic necessities skyrocket in some areas.

'Chinese' written over 'coronavirus' in Trump notes, photo shows

A photo of President Trump's notes during Thursday's coronavirus task force briefing shows "Corona" crossed out and replaced with "Chinese," a label he continues to use despite criticism that it encourages anti-Asian sentiment.