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George Floyd’s brother to testify in House hearing on police brutality

George Floyd’s brother to testify in House hearing on police brutality

Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesBY: BENJAMIN SIEGEL AND KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hear testimony on Wednesday from Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, in the first House hearing on policing reforms since Floyd’s death, two congressional sources involved in planning for the hearing told ABC News.It’s not clear if…

Biden wins delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination

Biden wins delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBY: MOLLY NAGLE AND JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has officially secured the majority of delegates needed to formally be named the Democratic presidential nomination, according to ABC News’ delegate count.The delegate count officially sets up a face-off between Biden and President Donald Trump in November’s general…

DC mayor unveils ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on streets of capital

DC mayor unveils ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on streets of capital

WJLA-TVBy ABBY CRUZ, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Muriel E. Bowser on Friday renamed a street outside the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” after ordering city crews to paint the message in gigantic yellow letters down 16th Street.A major street in the heart of Washington, D.C, leading to the White House, has been painted with big,…

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: ‘Look harder’ at who you elect

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: ‘Look harder’ at who you elect

Mark Theiler/Pool/Getty ImagesBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Former White House chief of staff John Kelly is the latest former senior official to criticize President Donald Trump after he threatened to use active-duty military to deal with raging protests over police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd late last month.Kelly reacted…

Trump calls improved jobs numbers ‘great day’ for George Floyd

Trump calls improved jobs numbers ‘great day’ for George Floyd

Official White House Photo by D. Myles CullenBy BEN GITTLESON, ELIZABETH THOMAS and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — As he touted surprising new jobless numbers showing unemployment had improved in May despite getting worse as predicted, President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped George Floyd was “looking down” from heaven “and saying, ‘This…

Trump to hold news conference touting surprising jobless numbers

Trump to hold news conference touting surprising jobless numbers

Official White House Photo by D. Myles CullenBy BEN GITTLESON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced Friday morning that he would hold a 10 a.m. news conference to tout May’s surprising jobless numbers out less than two hours earlier. The unemployment rate last month declined to 13.3 percent — it didn’t rise to near…

Biden blasts Trump, says ‘10 to 15%’ out there ‘just not very good people’

Biden blasts Trump, says ‘10 to 15%’ out there ‘just not very good people’

ABC NewsBy JOHN VERHOVEK and MOLLY NAGLE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden praised America as an overwhelmingly “decent” nation Thursday night, but said that there are “10 to 15% of the people out there” that are “just not very good people.”“The words a president says matter. So…

Questions arise over Special Forces guarding Donald Trump from protests

Questions arise over Special Forces guarding Donald Trump from protests

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBy JAMES GORDON MEEK, LUIS MARTINEZ and MATT SEYLER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — On Wednesday night, after five days of at-times violent confrontations between police and thousands joining protests near the White House, a group of U.S. Army special operations soldiers for the first time fell into formation to face off with the angry…

George Floyd’s brother to testify in House hearing on police brutality

George Floyd’s brother to testify in House hearing on police brutality

Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesBY: BENJAMIN SIEGEL AND KATHERINE FAULDERS, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to hear testimony on Wednesday from Philonise Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, in the first House hearing on policing reforms since Floyd’s death, two congressional sources involved in planning for the hearing told ABC News.It’s not clear if…

Biden wins delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination

Biden wins delegates needed to clinch Democratic nomination

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesBY: MOLLY NAGLE AND JOHN VERHOVEK, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has officially secured the majority of delegates needed to formally be named the Democratic presidential nomination, according to ABC News’ delegate count.The delegate count officially sets up a face-off between Biden and President Donald Trump in November’s general…

DC mayor unveils ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on streets of capital

DC mayor unveils ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on streets of capital

WJLA-TVBy ABBY CRUZ, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Muriel E. Bowser on Friday renamed a street outside the White House “Black Lives Matter Plaza” after ordering city crews to paint the message in gigantic yellow letters down 16th Street.A major street in the heart of Washington, D.C, leading to the White House, has been painted with big,…

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: ‘Look harder’ at who you elect

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly to voters: ‘Look harder’ at who you elect

Mark Theiler/Pool/Getty ImagesBy JOHN PARKINSON, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Former White House chief of staff John Kelly is the latest former senior official to criticize President Donald Trump after he threatened to use active-duty military to deal with raging protests over police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd late last month.Kelly reacted…

Trump calls improved jobs numbers ‘great day’ for George Floyd

Trump calls improved jobs numbers ‘great day’ for George Floyd

Official White House Photo by D. Myles CullenBy BEN GITTLESON, ELIZABETH THOMAS and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — As he touted surprising new jobless numbers showing unemployment had improved in May despite getting worse as predicted, President Donald Trump on Friday said he hoped George Floyd was “looking down” from heaven “and saying, ‘This…