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What We’re Reading Today: No End To Riots, Top FBI Lawyer Fired, China-U.S. Cold War … And More

'Reading: Portrait Of Edma Morisot," Berthe Morisot, Cleveland Museum of Art

Some headlines that caught our eye.

George Floyd Demonstrations, Riots Continue

Trump To Designate Antifa As Terrorist Organization After Violent Protests — Ronn Blitzer, Fox News

Protests Over Death Of George Floyd, Police killings Spread To London, Berlin, Toronto — William Booth And Loveday Morris, Washington Post

Trump’s Right – Antifa Hijacked Protests Of George Floyd’s Death, Turned Them Into Riots — Jim Hanson, Fox News

California Gov. Newsom Declares State Of Emergency For L.A. County Amid Violence in U.S.’ Second-Largest City — Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek

Trump Lauds Use Of National Guard In Minneapolis, Urges Other Cities To Follow Suit — Justine Coleman, The Hill

Russia Scandal Deep-State Corruption

Top FBI Lawyer, Dana Boente, Ousted For Role In Flynn Investigation — Julia Ainsley And Pete Williams, NBC News

Sen. Ron Johnson: There Was ‘Total Corruption’ In Transition Between Obama And Trump Administrations — Andrew O’Reilly, Fox News

More Bad Economics From D.C.

‘Economics Major’ Rep. AOC Says Basic Economics Is Racist And Dehumanizing — Tim Worstall, Washington Examiner

China, China, China

China’s ‘Nervous’ Xi Risks New Cold War, Last Hong Kong Governor Says — Guy Faulconbridge, Reuters

China, Iran Mock U.S. Amid Ongoing Riots: ‘I Can’t Breathe’ — Sam Dorman, Fox News

U.S. Businesses Brace For Damage As Tensions Grow Over Hong Kong — Newley Purnell, Wall Street Journal

U.S., China Face Off As Coronavirus, Trump-Xi Row Roil Ties — Linette Lopez, Business Insider

Three Reasons Why U.S. Should Welcome Hong Kong Political Refugees – Helen Raleigh, Fox News

Business & The Economy

Infected Workers, Parts Shortages Slow Auto Factory Restarts – Associated Press

Congress Repeats Critical Mistake From 2008 Crisis Today – Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Business Insider

China’s Shift Away From Hard Economic Growth Targets Hits Domestically And Globally – Jonathan Cheng, Wall Street Journal

Small Signs Of Life Return To U.S. Economy – Brooke Fox And Fan Fei, Financial Times

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