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Tom Petty’s Family Condemns Trump Campaign’s Use of Late Musician’s Song

By VOA News The family of late rock musician Tom Petty has filed a cease and desist motion after President Trump’s campaign played a song by Petty at a campaign rally. Trump played the song “I won’t back down” at his campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday. Hours later, Petty’s family posted a statement condemning the use of the song on social media. “Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,” the statement said. The family said Petty wrote the 1989 song “for the underdog, for the common…
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Ordenan investigar 10 años del Departamento de Policía de Minneapolis

La investigación contra el proceder y la política del Departamento de Policía en Minneapolis, entra dentro del gran racimo de demandas de quienes han salido a protestar en todo por la muerte del afroamericano George Floyd. BY VOA NEWS MIAMI, FLORIDA - El gobierno de Minnesota dio este martes un paso que se enfila hacia las demandas de quienes protestan desde hace una semana por la muerte del afroamericano George ; El departamento de Derechos Humanos del estado ordenó iniciar una investigación sobre el departamento de Policía de Minneapolis (MPD), la ciudad donde ocurrió el hecho el pasado 25 de…
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Officials Worry Protest Crowds May Spread Coronavirus

VOA News By Steve Baragona Anger over the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has exceeded fear of COVID-19 infection, as thousands have crowded into city streets across the country to ; But public health officials are worried that these demonstrations may have given the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the upper ;  More than 100,000 people in the United States have died of the disease so ;  People in close proximity transmit the virus through droplets they release when they breathe, talk, cough and ;  For months, officials have canceled concerts, theater performances and large gatherings of all kinds to avoid creating conditions that…
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La NASA intenta de nuevo el lanzamiento del Falcon 9 de SpaceX

Por Voz de América La misión «Demo 2» despegará desde Cabo Cañaveral. Se trata de un hecho doblemente histórico puesto que es la primera vez que una empresa privada lleva astronautas a la Estación Espacial Internacional y porque es el primer lanzamiento realizado en suelo estadounidense desde hace casi una década. La Administración Nacional de Aeronáutica y el Espacio (NASA) está a punto de lanzar la histórica misión 'Demo 2', en la que dos astronautas, a bordo de una nave de la compañía SpaceX, abandonarán la tierra rumbo a la Estación Espacial Internacional. El pasado miércoles, la misión fue suspendida en…
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El gobernador de Minnesota moviliza a toda la Guardia Nacional para frenar a los agitadores

Por Voz de América El gobernador del estado de Minnesota movilizó a parte de la Guardia Nacional el jueves, una acción que fue secundada por el presidente Donald Trump. Ahora será este contingente en pleno, es decir, unos reservistas, el que patrullará las calles de las 'ciudades gemelas': Minneapolis y Saint Paul. El gobernador de Minnesota, Tim Walz, llamó el sábado a la movilización total de la Guardia Nacional para hacer frente a lo que llamó un grupo "fuertemente controlado" de manifestantes procedente de otros estados, que han protagonizado saqueos e incendios, así como otros actos de violencia en las ciudades de Minneapolis…
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Amateur Videos Are Increasingly Forcing US Police Accountability

VOA News By Rob Garver WASHINGTON - Fires raged in Minneapolis Thursday night and protests broke out in major cities across the United States as the videotaped death of George Floyd while in police custody became the latest example of how ubiquitous phone cameras and social media have combined to become a powerful mechanism of accountability for alleged mistreatment of minorities by both police and private ;The Minneapolis Police Department originally had put out a press release saying that Floyd, a 46-year-old African American who died Monday afternoon, had experienced a “medical incident during police interaction.” But a video captured by a…
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Minnesota Governor to Mobilize National Guard to Confront Agitators

By VOA News The governor of Minnesota called Saturday for the full mobilization of the National Guard to confront what he called a “tightly controlled” group of outside protestors who have engaged in looting, arson and other acts of violence in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The violence erupted in Minneapolis and its twin city of St. Paul for a fourth night Friday into Saturday morning in protest of the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in the custody of a white police officer. The officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck as Floyd lay on the ground…
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Rubio nombrado presidente interino de Comisión de Inteligencia del Senado

By Voz de América El senador republicano por Florida Marco Rubio ha sido elegido como presidente interino de la influyente Comisión de Inteligencia del Senado de Estados Unidos. El legislador fue nombrado el lunes por el líder de la mayoría del Senado, Mitch McConnell, para reemplazar a Richard Burr, de Carolina del Norte, quien está siendo investigado por acusaciones de que utilizó información anticipada para vender millones de dólares en acciones en febrero, semanas antes de que la pandemia de coronavirus causara una crisis de Mercados financieros mundiales. Burr renunció a su cargo la semana pasada después de que agentes del FBI confiscaron…
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Trump’s Use of Malaria Drug Likely To Be Welcomed in India

VOA News By Associated Press NEW DELHI - President Donald Trump's declaration that he was taking a malaria drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump's previous endorsement of hydroxychloroquine catalyzed a tremendous shift in the South Asian country, spurring the world's largest producer of the drug to make much more of it, prescribe it for front-line health workers treating the virus and deploy it as a diplomatic tool, despite mounting evidence against using the drug for COVID-19. Trump said Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine as a measure of protection against the virus.…
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Pandemic Worsens ‘Food Deserts’ for 23.5 Million Americans

VOA News By Matt Haines NEW ORLEANS, LA. - Maintaining a balanced diet has never been easy in Desire, a predominantly African American neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, but it has become nearly impossible during the pandemic.   “We’ve always had inequality problems to deal with, but coronavirus has made it worse,” high school junior Chrishana Simon said. “The stakes are so much higher now.”  Desire Development, New Orleans Despite being a hub of gastronomic pursuits much celebrated for its Cajun cuisine, Louisiana ranks near the bottom of states in providing its residents access to healthy and affordable food, according to…
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