The Daily Populous

Thursday June 4th, 2020 morning edition

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Asked if the military has to be sent into American cities to restore law and order, President Trump said “I don’t think we’ll have to.".

Trump said he has “very strong powers to do it” and said he might go beyond the National Guard “if it was necessary.".

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States.

"The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort, and only in the most urgent and dire of situations.

We are not in one of those situations now.

I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act," he told reporters.

Trump said while the nation needs healing, there also needs to be “safety in our cities. »

James Mattis Denounces President Trump, Describes Him as a Threat to the Constitution

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Mattis reached the conclusion this past weekend that the American experiment is directly threatened by the actions of the president he once served.

“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago,” he writes, “I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution.

Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them. »

LeBron’s Message For Saints QB Drew Brees Is Going Viral

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Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, LeBron accused Brees of not understanding the purpose behind kneeling in the first place.

He also pointed out that his father-in-law was in the military, too, and he disagreed with Brees’ stance.

Has absolute nothing to do with the disrespect of (the flag) and our soldiers (men and women) who keep our land free. »

Missing Mexican congresswoman's body found a month after abduction

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The body of a missing Mexican congresswoman has been found in a shallow grave more than a month after she was abducted by armed men while raising awareness about the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year more than 100 clandestine cemeteries were found there containing the bodies of those who had dared cross the cartels.

During a 2018 interview Tecomán’s mayor, Elías Lozano, blamed the bloodshed blighting the region on “the lack of honest politicians”. »

Amazon drops $2 coronavirus pay rise for warehouse workers as CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune nears $150 billion

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This week, Amazon warehouse workers lost a $2 pay bump brought in to reward them for coming in during the coronavirus pandemic.

CEO Jeff Bezos maintains his position as the world's richest person, with his fortune nearing $150 billion.

Several Amazon warehouse workers who spoke with Business Insider said the pay cut wouldn't make much of a difference to their livelihoods. »