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Minneapolis Unrest Brings $55 Million In Property Damage

Officials in Minneapolis said property damage due to looting and vandalism that followed protests over the death of George Floyd has caused at least $55 million in destruction. Around 220 buildings were damaged or set ablaze in the city where Floyd died in police custody on Memorial Day, according to officials cited by local news…

Americans Who Didn’t Get Stimulus Payment ‘Need to Take Action,’ Says Treasury

The Treasury Department said that Americans who didn’t receive a stimulus payment, included in March’s CARES Act, “need to take action” to claim it. The majority of stimulus checks have now been distributed, and more than 159 million Americans have received payments, said the Treasury Department. “These payments are an integral part of our commitment…

USS Theodore Roosevelt Is Back Operating in Pacific After CCP Virus Sidelined the US Warship

  The USS Theodore Roosevelt has returned to sea and is conducting military operations in the Pacific region after the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus sidelined the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for about 10 weeks. About a fifth of its 4,800 sailors got infected with COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The aircraft carrier made headlines in early April…

Black Lives Matter Sues Trump Administration Over Law Enforcement Measures Near White House

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups filed a lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter and a number of individuals against the Trump administration on Thursday, alleging that officials had violated the civil rights of protesters by carrying out law enforcement measures to disperse crowds of protesters near the White House on…

Remembering Tiananmen Square Anniversary With Creator of ‘Tank Man’ Documentary

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square student pro-democracy movement. The creator of the documentary “Tank Man” about the Tiananmen Square Massacre shared with The Epoch Times about the importance of the film and the difficulties he went through in making it. On June 4, 1989, students gathered at Tiananmen…

Grassley Places Hold on Two Trump Nominees, Pending Rationale for Watchdog Firings

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he’s placing holds on two of President Donald Trump’s nominees because he hasn’t received sufficient justification for the firing of two inspector generals. Grassley in a statement Thursday said he’s ramping up pressure on the president and top administration officials “until I get reasons” for the firings “as required by…

Mall Owner Sues Gap for Rent on CCP Virus-Shuttered Stores

People walk past a store in Miami Beach, Fla., on June 16, 2015. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) NEW YORK—Gap Inc. is being sued for refusing to pay rent for stores temporarily closed during the CCP virus pandemic. Mall owner Simon Property Group said in a lawsuit filed this week that the clothing retailer owes three months…

Chinese Dissident Xu Zhiyong to Be Honored by PEN America

NEW YORK—Xu Zhiyong, a prominent Chinese activist and legal scholar detained by the Chinese communist regime since earlier this year, is being honored by PEN America. The literary and human rights organization announced on June 4 that Xu is this year’s winner of the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, which recognizes those imprisoned for free…

Project Veritas Infiltrates Antifa, Reveals Organized Training in Violent Action

At least some parts of the anarcho-communist movement Antifa are highly organized, including initiation procedures, security protocols, and “lectures” on violent action, according to an undercover reporter who infiltrated one of the Antifa cells on behalf of Project Veritas, an investigative journalism nonprofit. The reporter, who concealed his face on camera and didn’t reveal his…

Huawei Hid Business Operation in Iran After Reuters Reported Links to CFO

LONDON/DUBAI—China’s Huawei Technologies acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear to Iran, after Reuters in 2013 reported deep links between the firm and the telecom-equipment giant’s chief financial officer, newly obtained internal Huawei documents show. Huawei has long described the firm—Skycom Tech Co Ltd—as…

Navy Veteran Michael White Released by Iranian Authorities: Trump

An American detained in Iran in 2018 was released by Iranian authorities and is headed back to the United States, President Donald Trump announced June 4. “I am to happy announce that Navy Veteran, Michael White, who has been detained by Iran for 683 days, is on a Swiss plane that just left Iranian Airspace….

New York Councilman Urges Trump to Revoke Benefits of People Arrested for Looting

New York councilman Joe Borelli has called on President Donald Trump to “immediately revoke” the $600 federal unemployment benefits for those who are arrested for looting amid mass protests throughout the city. Borelli said that several nights of looting and violence across the city, prompted by the death of African American man George Floyd last…

George Floyd’s Death Renews Calls to Revisit ‘Qualified Immunity’ for Police Misconduct

Nationwide protests against police violence are still persisting more than a week after George Floyd died while taking a knee to the neck by a Minneapolis police officer. His death has ignited more than just protests and riots—the ongoing debate on a Supreme Court-made legal doctrine that insulates police officers from civil liability has reached…

China’s Official Narrative on Wuhan Wet Market Contradicted by Leaked Document

The suggestion by the Chinese regime that the CCP virus originated from the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, which sold seafood, wild animals, and fresh produce, is contradicted by an internal investigative report dated Jan. 22 that was reviewed recently by The Epoch Times. While some of the city’s first cases were connected to…

Missing Mexican Lawmaker’s Body Found Following Abduction

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during the laying of the first stone of the “Tren Maya” tourist train, in El Ideal, Quintana Roo State, Mexico, on June 1, 2020. (Elizabeth Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images) MEXICO CITY—The body of a missing Mexican congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave…

Armed Man Dressed in Military Fatigues Arrested During Riots

A man dressed similar to National Guard forces was arrested in California after a member alerted police officers to the man’s appearance. Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers stationed at 1st and Main Street were told early Tuesday by a California National Guard member that a man dressed in military fatigues arrived downtown in a…

Pentagon Moves Troops Into Washington Region Amid Riots

The Department of Defense moved about 1,600 troops near Washington as rioting continued in multiple U.S. cities. The movement was described as “a prudent planning measure in response to ongoing support to civil authorities operations” by Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman. Movement took place by military aircraft. Infantry troops assigned to a force based at…

No Tear Gas Used Ahead of Trump’s Church Visit: Police

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Trump did not decide on how to secure his movement to the church Authorities did not use tear gas in efforts to hold back protesters, some of whom were violent, at Lafayette Park ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to St. John’s Church on Monday, according to the United…

Joe Biden Wins 7 States in Democratic Presidential Primaries

Former US Vice President and Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus, during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware on March 12, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) Joe Biden has scored a clean sweep of the seven states conducting Democratic presidential…

Minneapolis Department of Human Rights Files Civil Rights Charge Against Police

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced it filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis police in the wake of George Floyd’s death, according to the governor. The investigation will be carried out to deal with “systemic racism that is generations deep,” Gov. Tim Walz told reporters. That probe will go back 10 years…