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Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response

  • In a true Washington bombshell on Wednesday evening, former Defense Secretary James Mattis, a warrior revered by his troops, told Americans they must come together without the President.
  • He was referring to the order given to federal security forces on Monday to clear protesters from Lafayette Square before the President emerged from the White House to stand in front of St. John's Church and hold a Bible aloft.
  • They came after Jimmy Carter completed the roster of living ex-presidents who have stepped into a leadership void left by Trump as the nation experiences mass protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a pandemic that has killed 107,000 Americans and a consequent economic meltdown.
  • The message from Mattis broke on another extraordinary day in which it emerged that Esper may be on borrowed time after holding a news conference in which he said that regular troops should be used as law enforcement only as a last resort.

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Why Trump has the FBI, ICE and TSA patrolling Washington streets

  • In the nation's capital, Trump has been able to more easily direct troops and a range of federal authorities positioned across the city to respond to protests stemming from the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, in the custody of Minneapolis police officers.
  • Crackdowns on peaceful protesters have created "a lot of friction" between federal and local law enforcement, according to a law enforcement official frequently in touch with the DC police chief, adding that's not to suggest that they don't all view protesters as having the right to demonstrate peacefully.
  • Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that DC police and her office are comfortable with agents they regularly work with during large demonstrations in the capital, like the DEA and the FBI, but she could not speak to the other agencies' presence in the city.

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Across the country, young activists take different approaches in the name of justice for George Floyd

  • Kiazolu, the 19-year-old president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, had been in New York watching videos of protests in Minneapolis when she decided she could no longer sit back.
  • Kiazolu and her team had been working virtually with Black Lives Matter organizers in Minnesota, but she soon decided that her peers in Minneapolis needed help.
  • Tatiana Washington of Milwaukee took her work to a virtual space while Thandiwe Abdullah spoke out in Los Angeles.
  • Since the inception of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, activists around the country have adopted their own techniques and means for demonstrating in response to the events in their own communities.
  • Now 16, the young activist protested in Los Angeles over the weekend, and said Saturday's demonstration resembled those she had witnessed in Ferguson in 2014.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield plans sue CVS for overcharging them for generic drugs

  • The plaintiffs — which include Blues plans in Alabama, Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota and Kansas City — said CVS charged them a higher price for generic prescriptions than customers paid in cash.
  • Pharmacies are supposed to charge insurers the “usual and customary” price for generic medications, determined in a previous lawsuit against Kmart to be the standard cash price paid by customers.
  • The Blues plans would pay the price negotiated by their pharmacy benefit managers for drugs, unless the usual and customary price is lower than that negotiated rate.
  • The plaintiffs alleged that CVS misrepresented the usual and customary rate for these drugs by offering a much lower price to customers that participated in its cash discount programs.
  • The prices that the Blues plans were charged for these same medications was “significantly higher” than the cash prices paid by customers, the plaintiffs said.

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Religious members protest Trump visit to John Paul II shrine - Business Insider

  • Trump's visit to the shrine, after a night of unrest and tear-gassing of peaceful protests in DC, came ahead of him signing an executive order on religious freedom.
  • About 200 peaceful protesters chanted and held signs in opposition to President Donald Trump's visit to a shrine in Washington, DC, honoring Pope John Paul II on Tuesday morning, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and occasionally breaking out into song and prayer.
  • Trump's visit to the shrine comes on the heels of a dramatic night in Washington, where peaceful protesters were dispersed by tear gas and rubber bullets in front of the White House before Trump and some of his Cabinet took a photo in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.
  • The protesters mainly gathered on the grassy lawns of Brookland, a Northeast Washington neighborhood home to many religious institutions including Catholic University, Trinity Washington University, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and Theological College.

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Religious members protest Trump visit to John Paul II shrine - Business Insider

  • Trump's visit to the shrine, after a night of unrest and tear-gassing of peaceful protests in DC, came ahead of him signing an executive order on religious freedom.
  • About 200 peaceful protesters chanted and held signs in opposition to President Donald Trump's visit to a shrine in Washington, DC, honoring Pope John Paul II on Tuesday morning, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and occasionally breaking out into song and prayer.
  • Trump's visit to the shrine comes on the heels of a dramatic night in Washington, where peaceful protesters were dispersed by tear gas and rubber bullets in front of the White House before Trump and some of his Cabinet took a photo in front of St. John's Episcopal Church.
  • The protesters mainly gathered on the grassy lawns of Brookland, a Northeast Washington neighborhood home to many religious institutions including Catholic University, Trinity Washington University, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and Theological College.

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Trump vowed to disrupt Washington. Now it's really disrupted.

  • Until recently, and despite chaos inside the White House, the nation's capital has actually been a serene and lovely place to live, work and visit, at least for those who can afford it.
  • In recent nights, the streets around the White House have been clogged with thousands of protesters, demonstrating against the police killing last week in Minneapolis of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man.
  • One block away, on 16th Street NW, the national headquarters of the AFL-CIO labour union federation were set ablaze during protests on Sunday night.
  • Austin works for the city water department and said he had seen first-hand how privileged, predominantly white neighbourhoods like Georgetown received better service than poorer areas east of the Anacostia River.
  • During a live address from the White House, Donald Trump said he would mobilise all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting.

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