May 18, 2017

Pelosi: The world should be nervous to share intel with Trump

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At her weekly press briefing, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the federal government's Russia investigation a "good first step," but said an independent special commission is needed to "address the broader vulnerability of our elections."

  • Should foreign nations be nervous to share intel with the U.S.? "Wouldn't you? Wouldn't you be nervous?"
  • On talk of impeachment: Pelosi noted the "enthusiasm" of some members of the Democratic caucus, but brushed aside concerns that Dems might be overplaying their hand politically.
  • Trump's tweets: "Honestly, how did he spell 'witch hunt?'"

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

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Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, D.C. to Milwaukee and Denver to Louisville.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 5,923,432— Total deaths: 364,836 — Total recoveries — 2,493,434Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 1,745,930 — Total deaths: 102,808 — Total recoveries: 406,446 — Total tested: 16,099,515Map.
  3. Public health: Hydroxychloroquine prescription fills exploded in March —How the U.S. might distribute a vaccine.
  4. 2020: North Carolina asks RNC if convention will honor Trump's wish for no masks or social distancing.
  5. Business: Fed chair Powell says coronavirus is "great increaser" of income inequality.
  6. 1 sports thing: NCAA outlines plan to get athletes back to campus.