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Cuomo: Mass Protests Could Lead To New Coronavirus Outbreak

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the mass protests in New York City and in upstate cites over the past few nights have been “counterproductive” to the cause of racial justice, and may even reignite the spread of the coronavirus. Cuomo says he’s talking with the mayor of New York City about imposing a curfew, saying the looting, acts of violence and alleged misconduct by the police in some instances is “unacceptable.”

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New Haven Police Call For Calm After Molotov Cocktails Hit Substations

Officials in New Haven, Connecticut, called for unity after two police substations were attacked with Molotov cocktails during weekend protests.

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An ice cream parlor in Port Jefferson could face fines of $2,000 a day if it continues to display a banner calling for the impeachment of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


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New York imposes curfews in order to quell violence. Protests form around the region against racial discrimination in policing.

Updated at 10:52 p.m. ET

Facebook is facing an unusually public backlash from its employees over the company's handling of President Trump's inflammatory posts about protests in the police killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis.

At least a dozen employees, some in senior positions, have openly condemned Facebook's lack of action on the president's posts and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's defense of that decision. Some employees staged a virtual walkout Monday.

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET

President Trump on Monday called governors weak and urged them to "dominate" to prevent further violent demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

This story was updated on June 1 to include WHO's reaction from its daily press conference.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said he learned of President Trump's intentions of "terminating" the decades-long U.S. relationship with WHO through Trump's press briefing on Friday.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Saturday that will provide death benefits to the families of frontline government workers who died from the coronavirus.

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A hundred thousand Connecticut homeowners and more than 170,000 tenants are at risk of missing mortgage or rent payments because of job losses related to COVID-19. That’s according to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

As police continued to battle protesters across the nation Sunday, Connecticut’s black pastors preached non-violence, and even as they decried the deaths of George Floyd and other African Americans at the hands of white law enforcement, they pleaded with parishioners to stay calm.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s asked the state’s Attorney General to look into what he says are “disturbing” videos of police conduct during Sunday night’s protests and unrest in New York’s cities, including one of an NYPD police cruiser driving into a crowd of people. He says he’s also sending state police to assist upstate cities where demonstrations occurred, and has the state’s National Guard on standby.

Matt Rourke / AP

Many eligible voters for the June 23 primary in New York are receiving applications for absentee ballots in the mail, as the state tries to make it easier for people to avoid physically going to the polls during the COVID-19 pandemic. But voting rights advocates say more needs to be done.


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