Mar 31, 2017

Hillary Clinton: Trump's budget is "a grave mistake"

Hillary Clinton took aim at the Trump administration Friday while giving a speech on the importance of women in politics at Georgetown University. The crowd ate it up, standing and chanting "HILLARY!" "HILLARY!" when she stepped onto the stage. "Wow, Let's do that again!" she joked:

  • Trump's budget proposal: "We are seeing signals of a shift that should alarm us all. This administration's proposed cuts to international health, development and diplomacy would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake for our country... turning our backs on diplomacy won't make our country safer."
  • Trump's relationship with truth: "Studies show — here I go again talking about research, evidence and facts," she laughed, and the crowd roared with cheers in response. "When women are included in peace negotiations, agreements are less likely to fail and more likely to last."

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Al Sharpton says Floyd family will lead march on Washington in August

The family of George Floyd is teaming up with Rev. Al Sharpton to hold a march on Washington on Aug. 28 — the 57th anniversary of the civil rights movement's March on Washington — to call for a federal policing equality act, Sharpton announced during a eulogy at Floyd's memorial service in Minneapolis Thursday.

Why it matters: The news comes amid growing momentum for calls to address systemic racism in policing and other facets of society, after more than a week of protests and social unrest following the killing of Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

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Medical journal retracts study that fueled hydroxychloroquine concerns

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The Lancet medical journal retracted a study on Thursday that found that coronavirus patients who took hydroxychloroquine had a higher mortality rate and increased heart problem than those who did nothing, stating that the authors were "unable to complete an independent audit of the data underpinning their analysis."

Why it matters: The results of the study, which claimed to have analyzed data from nearly 96,000 patients on six continents, led several governments to ban the use of the anti-malarial drug for coronavirus patients due to safety concerns.

George Floyd updates

Text reading "Demilitarize the police" is projected on an army vehicle during a protest over the death of George Floyd in Washington, D.C.. early on Thursday. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

All four former Minneapolis police officers have been charged for George Floyd’s death and are in custody, including Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, who were charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

The latest: A judge Thursday set bail at $750,000 for each of three ex-officers, AP reports.