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Handling of street protests creates crisis for Pentagon boss

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is facing the most politically charged crisis of his tenure, criticized for calling protester-filled streets a military “battle space” and accused of failing to keep the military out of politics.

Pentagon-Trump clash breaks open over military and protests

President Donald Trump’s Pentagon chief shot down his idea of using troops to quell protests across the United States.

Protests large but peaceful after new charges in Floyd case

Demonstrations across the U.S. to condemn racism and police abuses remained large but mostly without the violence of previous nights on the eve of a Thursday memorial service for George Floyd.

Bus strikes roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan; 9 killed

A roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday killed nine passengers travelling on a bus through Kandahar province, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.

With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday.

The Latest: DC National Guard probes low-flying helicopters

National Guard probes low-flying helicopter during DC protests; thousands gathered peacefully in St. Paul, Minn. – and other news.

Acquitted Iranian scientist, deported from US, returns home

An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. and acquitted in a federal trade secrets case returned to his homeland on Wednesday morning, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported.

BAE Systems Selected to Provide Autonomy Capabilities for DARPA's Squad X Program

Squad X prime contractor Lockheed Martin has awarded BAE Systems a contract to provide key autonomy and artificial intelligence capabilities that aim to advance the effectiveness of tactical robotic air and ground vehicles.

Khodorkovsky Warns Putin After Date Is Set For Presidential Power Grab Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin can be expected to face protests over his decision to push forward with a vote on constitutional amendments that could keep him in power until 2036.

Death Toll Grows In National Protests

National protests: The death toll and circumstances surrounding the killings are still being sorted out in many cities, but the toll is growing.