May 1, 2017

Trump says Bannon and Priebus will probably stay on

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Asked by Bloomberg if Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus will remain in their current roles in the coming months, President Trump said, "I think so."

While Trump said "I like our group," he did not rule out the possibility of changes, saying: "probably people are going to get job offers."

On in-fighting in the WH: "...for a while it was a little testy, I guess for some of them, but I said they've got to get their acts together." Trump said Jared Kushner and Bannon are getting along "fine."

The alt-left wing: Trump said Bannon was "a very decent guy" who was "getting a bad rap." He described his chief strategist's ideology not as alt-right but "alt-left." His explanation: Bannon is "more of a libertarian than anything else."

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Police officer in George Floyd killing arrested

A protester with a sign with George Floyd's last words. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer involved in the killing of George Floyd, was taken into custody Friday by Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, according to the Star Tribune's Briana Bierschbach.

The state of play: Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said that there was no additional charging information yet, as that decision is in the jurisdiction of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

Trump forces fateful choices on Twitter and Facebook

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President Trump's war with Twitter is confronting social media platforms with a hard dilemma: whether to take fuller responsibility for what people say on their services, or to step back and assume a more quasi-governmental role.

The big picture: Facebook is trying to be more like a government committing to impartiality and protecting free speech and building mechanisms for arbitration. Twitter, pushed by Trump's inflammatory messages, is opting to more aggressively enforce conduct rules on its private property, like a mall owner enforcing rules inside the gates.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 5,851,494 — Total deaths: 362,238 — Total recoveries — 2,445,181Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 1 p.m. ET: 1,729,185 — Total deaths: 101,706 — Total recoveries: 399,991 — Total tested: 15,646,041Map.
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