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Jonathan Landay

Black cops say discrimination, nepotism behind U.S. police race gap

02 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON Thomas Boone has spent 22 years as a police officer in Prince George's County, Maryland, a predominantly Black suburb of Washington, proudly wearing his uniform and driving his patrol car to coach kids' football and basketball teams.

Trump: U.S. intelligence doubted Russia urged Taliban to kill U.S. troops

02 Jul 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was not told about a reported Russian effort to get the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers because many U.S. intelligence officials doubted its veracity, a stance contradicted by four U.S. and European sources and by its inclusion in a widely read CIA report in May. | Video

Trump's troop cut in Germany blindsided senior U.S. officials, sources say

09 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's decision to cut U.S. troop levels in Germany blindsided a number of senior national security officials, according to five sources familiar with the matter, and the Pentagon had yet to receive a formal order to carry it out, Reuters has learned.

Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers

06 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON As protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag off the street and stuffed it into a shoulder sack.

Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers

06 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON As protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag off the street and stuffed it into a shoulder sack.

D.C. mayor wants Trump's out-of-state troops gone from U.S. capital

05 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Thousands of National Guard troops and federal officers in riot gear and masks ringed the White House and monuments in the U.S. capital this week, evoking comparisons to an occupying force.

From power lunches to plywood: Vandalized Washington boards up business

04 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON Days after outbursts of arson and vandalism struck downtown Washington following peaceful protests against police brutality, the largely deserted heart of the U.S. capital resembles a city girding for a hurricane.

On the streets of Washington, pleas for change met with batons and rubber bullets

02 Jun 2020

WASHINGTON (Editors note that some readers may find language in paragraph 12 offensive)

Trump says protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House fence breached

31 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been "greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen." | Video

Trump says protesters would have met 'vicious dogs' if White House fence breached

30 May 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said demonstrators protesting the death of a black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck would have been "greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen." | Video

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