Jun 9, 2017

Greg Gianforte to plead guilty to assault

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Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter on the day before his election to the House, per AP. A prosecutor said Gianforte will enter his plea at a sentencing hearing on Monday. He made national headlines after Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the Guardian, said Gianforte knocked him to the ground when he tried to ask a question, an account corroborated by witnesses.

Why it matters: The plea may help put an end to the episode, which drew national attention to the hostility other reporters have been facing. His spokesman initially denied the incident, but Gianforte has tried to make amends, issuing a public apology to Jacobs and pledging to donate $50,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN on the president's quasi-offer: "Thank you but no thank you," and accused Trump of "calling out the American military for a photo opportunity."

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.