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The Daily BeastJun 05, 2020
Trump: George Floyd Is ‘Looking Down' and Celebrating ‘This Great Day'
Chip SomodevillaAfter President Donald Trump celebrated unexpectedly good jobs numbers on Friday, and then briefly alluded to a fight for "equal justice under the law," he said he hoped George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, was "looking down" and celebrating "this great day." 

The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 13.3 percent in May, according to government figures—however the rate for African-Americans rose to 16.8 percent, according to a report published Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest rate was for Latino workers, with 17.6 percent out of work.

Despite this, Trump called it "a tremendous tribute to equality," nodding at the return of millions of jobs that disappeared during the coronavirus pandemic before pivoting to the recent protests against police brutality.

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Washington Post PoliticsJun 05, 2020
The Finance 202: Billionaires are giving a tenth of a percent of their wealth to coronavirus pandemic relief
Their paltry giving comes as millions continue joining the jobless rolls.

The Energy 202: How carbon levels hit a record high even as emissions fell during coronavirus pandemic (Washington Post Politics)
Tennessee Must Allow Vote By Mail For All Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Judge Rules (Huffington Post Politics)

Reuters PoliticsJun 05, 2020
Trump says jobs data shows 'greatest comeback in American history'
President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated a stunning U.S. employment report that showed more than 2.5 million jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted the battered economy will recover all of its lost jobs by next year.

PoliticoJun 05, 2020
Surprise unemployment drop sparks debate over how fast the economy will rally
The rate reflects parts of the economy reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fox PoliticsJun 04, 2020
CDC Director: George Floyd protests could be coronavirus 'seeding event'
CDC Director Robert Redfield expressed concern that the mass protests that have been taking place in the aftermath of George Floyd's death could exacerbate the coronavirus pandemic, as crowds of people gather in close proximity, often without masks.

Fox PoliticsJun 04, 2020
Tennessee must let all registered voters cast ballots by mail amid coronavirus, judge rules
A Davidson County Judge on Thursday ruled that the state of Tennessee must provide its 4.1 million registered voters with a mail-in voting option, in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic 
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