As many of America's cities burn and our democracy feels like it's unraveling, attacks on Confederate monuments in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis may seem incongruous to those who believe that these protests are only about what happened there. Yet the uprisings in American cities since Floyd's death, and the vandalizing and tearing-down of statues dedicated to men who fought for the perpetuation of human slavery share a common foe: white supremacy.

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CNN's Don Lemon discusses the image of peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates dispersed with tear gas, flash bangs and rubber bullets, apparently so Trump could visit a nearby church.

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With the sound of flash bang explosions and tear gas being fired in the background, President Donald Trump spoke the words of a tyrant Monday, delivered from a teleprompter in the Rose Garden, vowing to use military force -- as he was doing at that very moment to peaceful demonstrators -- to put down protests across the country touched off after the death of a Black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis.

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As America cried out in anguish over the death of George Floyd and the problem of abusive policing, the president retreated to the White House bunker on the advice of his security team. In his mind, he seems to think it's the riots of the 1960s all over again, and his reaction appears both terrified and angry. "LAW & ORDER!" was the response he voiced via Twitter on Sunday and again in a public address on Monday.

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• 3 videos piece together Floyd's last moments

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• Why the 3 other officers in Floyd's death have not been charged • Louisville police chief fired after protest shooting death • As US awaits another night of protests, families of those killed condemn violence

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In February 2001 near the end of my tour as CNN's Beijing Bureau Chief, I was in an elevator heading up to an interview when two Chinese government officials stepped in. "It's that CNN woman," one said to the other in Mandarin, assuming I didn't understand. "She's so reactionary." "Reactionary" is a term used in mainland China to describe critics of the Chinese Communist Party. I had been reporting frequently that winter on Chinese government human rights violations: They frequently occurred, and my job was to report news.

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday excoriated President Donald Trump's "bitterness, combativeness and self-interest" as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.

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Doctors are fighting not only to save lives from Covid-19, but also to protect patients' brains.

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First, he said "I can't breathe."

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Federal authorities have charged an Illinois man for civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices associated with recent clashes between violent protesters and police in Minneapolis.

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When conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said he did not believe in white privilege, the hosts of popular radio show "The Breakfast Club" pushed back.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most prominent members of the White House coronavirus task force, said on Monday that he has not spoken to or met with President Donald Trump in two weeks.

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President Donald Trump said Monday that he'd support laws criminalizing flag burning, saying in a call with governors that it's time for the Supreme Court to take up the issue again as nationwide protests have intensified over the death of George Floyd.

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