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What We’re Reading Today: Shooting Outside White House, More Stimulus Talks?, Seattle, Chicago Riots . . . And More

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Some headlines that caught our eye.

Politics & Violence

Secret Service escorts Trump from press briefing after shooting outside White House — The Guardian

Trump abruptly escorted out of White House press briefing, returns to say there was a ‘shooting’ outside — Fox News

The ‘Golden’ State

California Gov. Gov. Gavin Newsom Addresses Major Data Issues Amid Resignations, Ethics Complaint About $1B Deal: ‘I’m Governor, The Buck Stops With Me‘ — Deadline.com

California’s public health director resigns in wake of coronavirus data errors — Los Angeles Times

Stimulus Talks Coming Back?

What Trump’s weekend action on unemployment shows about what he wants from the next stimulus package — Business Insider

Trump says Schumer, Pelosi ‘want to meet to make a deal’ on coronavirus relief — Fox News

Liz Peek: Trump’s big win on relief orders – here’s why Pelosi, Schumer are so unhappy — Fox News

Chicago, That Toddlin’ Town

More than 100 arrested after massive looting in Chicago — WTN, Via YouTube

Widespread looting in Chicago caught on video after police-involved shooting — Fox News

Chicago protests: Restrictions imposed after chaotic night of unrest — BBC News

Seattle’s Downward Spiral

Seattle City Council approves plan to defund police department, slashes jobs and salaries — Fox News

Taking Protest to the Streets, and the Mayor’s Front Door — New York Times

That ‘Virus’ Thing

WHO: Coronavirus unaffected by seasonal changes — The Hill

WHO sees ‘green shoots of hope’ in coronavirus fight as global cases near 20 million — CNBC

Bikers Gonna Ride, COVID-19 Or No

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally draws large crowds as the U.S. tops 5 million coronavirus cases — The Guardian, Via YouTube

China Gets Madder

China sanctions 11 U.S. citizens including Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — The Guardian

China sanctions Rubio, Cruz and other US officials for ‘Hong Kong-related issues’ — CNN

Bonus: Gearing Up For School

As Distance Learning Pushes Parents Into Pods, Some Look for Ways to Make the Model More Inclusive — The 74 Million.org

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