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New York Times staffers revolt over publication of Tom Cotton op-ed

New York Times staffers revolt over publication of Tom Cotton op-ed

Staffers at The New York Times expressed dismay Wednesday over the newspaper’s decision to publish an op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order. The op-ed was published in The Times opinion section, but staffers from both opinion…MORE

Minneapolis schools cut ties with police over George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis schools cut ties with police over George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis Public Schools is ending its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department following George Floyd’s death. The Minneapolis Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to terminate the district’s contract with MPD, which provided school resource officers at school buildings. “George Floyd died on the street slowly and deliberately strangled and our children watched,” Jenny…MORE

Spat over NYC protests reignites long running feud between Cuomo and de Blasio

Even against the backdrop of the fiery rhetoric coming from the White House this week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s trial balloon set off alarms amid protests roiling New York City in response to the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minnesota. On Tuesday, the Democratic governor said during a press conference…MORE

Johnny Majors, famed college football coach, dies at 85

Johnny Majors, famed college football coach, dies at 85

Johnny Majors, the college football coach who led the University of Tennessee to three SEC championships and the University of Pittsburgh to a national championship, has died. He was 85. Majors died early Wednesday at his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to his wife, Mary Lynn. “It’s with a sad heart that we make this…MORE

Fact-checking the Rosenstein hearing about the Russia probe

Senators rehashed the Russia investigation Wednesday at a testy hearing with former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who defended special counsel Robert Mueller, but disavowed misconduct related to surveillance of an ex-Trump campaign adviser. The partisan backdrop was intriguing: Republicans on the panel asked the most aggressive questions of Rosenstein, a Republican who was appointed…MORE

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