The Top Stories on the internet Today (Wednesday June 3)

June 3, 2020

Here are some of the day’s top stories.

Live updates: George Floyd protests across America

Law enforcement in Saint Paul, Minnesota arrested 66 protesters Monday night during a peaceful protest outside the State Capitol, police said. Demonstrators marched from the governor’s mansion to the Capitol to protest the death of George Floyd. Those who refused to leave after the 10 p.m.

Pentagon officials express concern as Trump threatens to use military to ‘dominate’ protestors

Defense officials tell CNN there was deep and growing discomfort among some in the Pentagon even before President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to deploy the military to enforce order inside the United States.

Trump threatens military force if violence in states isn’t stopped

Declaring himself “your president of law and order,” President Donald Trump vowed Monday to return order to American streets using the military if widespread violence isn’t quelled, even as peaceful protesters just outside the White House gates were dispersed with tear gas, flash grenades and rubber bullets.

White supremacists pose as Antifa online, call for violence

A Twitter account that tweeted a call to violence and claimed to be representing the position of “Antifa” was in fact created by a known white supremacist group, Twitter said Monday. The company removed the account.

Five dead in newest Ebola outbreak in Congo, UNICEF says

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said.

India hit with worst locust invasion in almost 30 years

As India continues its battle with the coronavirus pandemic a new kind of invasion is threatening to destroy vital crops and vegetation — the worst locust swarm the country has seen in almost 30 years.

Dr. Anthony Fauci hasn’t spoken with Trump in two weeks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the most prominent members of the White House coronavirus task force, said on Monday that he has not spoken to or met with President Donald Trump in two weeks.

George Floyd’s last words fly across the skies of US cities

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN Contributors Ananda Pellerin, CNN The final words of George Floyd, the African American man who died after being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer, have become powerful slogans for protesters in the US.

NASA-SpaceX launches will boost science research on the space station

Saturday’s historic SpaceX launch is just the beginning of launching NASA astronauts from American soil for varying stays on the space station – which means more scientific experiments in space that can help us out on Earth.

To cap off his amazing week, Elon Musk just made $770 million

Not only has the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX achieved his boyhood dream of launching two American astronauts into space for the first time, but he also just got 1.68 million stock options that provide him with a $770 million payday.

Nigerian reggae musician Majek Fashek dies at 57

Nigerian reggae musician Majek Fashek has died at the age of 57. The performer, popular for hits such as Send Down the Rain and So Long for Too Long, died in his sleep in New York, his manager Omenka Uzoma told the BBC.

Trump vows to send in troops to end unrest

US President Donald Trump has threatened to send in the military to quell growing civil unrest over the death of a black man in police custody. He said if cities and states failed to control the protests and “defend their residents” he would deploy the army and “quickly solve the problem for them”.

Official post-mortem declares Floyd death homicide

Official post-mortem examination declares George Floyd death homicide

Odion Ighalo: Manchester United extend striker’s loan to January

Forward Odion Ighalo has extended his loan deal at Manchester United until January 2021. Ighalo, 30, joined United in January from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, initially until 31 May. There is no option for the Premier League club to buy the Nigeria international.

Africa Live: Zimbabwe summons US envoy over Trump adviser’s remarks – BBC News

Rwanda has reversed its planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on Monday after recording the first death from the virus and a rise in new cases. Travel between provinces, including movement in and out of the capital, Kigali, was scheduled to resume on 1 June after more than two months.

Can Zoom turn popularity into profit?

When it comes to its growth rate, video conference company Zoom has lived up to its name. Use of the firm’s software jumped 20-fold in the first three months of the year, as the coronavirus pandemic forced millions to work, learn and socialise remotely.

White House protesters were tear gassed because Trump wanted to create photo op

Protesters peacefully exercising their First Amendment right outside the White House were tear gassed on Monday. Why? So that Donald Trump – a former reality TV star – could have a made-for-TV moment of violence as he spoke to the nation. Oh, and so he could walk across the street and hold a bible in front of a church.

Do-nothing Zuckerberg privately expressed ‘disgust’ over Trump’s comments

Mark Zuckerberg wants to have it both ways. The Facebook CEO has gone out of his way to publicly, and privately appease Donald Trump as the president spews violent rhetoric about peaceful protesters. And yet, as The Verge reported Monday, he also wants his employees to know that, personally, he’s not about that at all.

Sony made the right call and postponed the PlayStation 5 reveal

You’ll have to wait a bit longer for a first glimpse of the PlayStation 5. And you know what? That’s totally fine. Sony moved to postpone the planned June 4 reveal event on Monday, just a few days ahead of what would’ve likely been a blockbuster slate of hardware and game reveals.

‘Who is the thug?’: Anderson Cooper blasts Trump’s ‘outrageous and dangerous’ photo op stunt

CNN’s Anderson Cooper called out President Donald Trump at length on Monday night, after the president finally made public comments on the protests against police brutality raging across the country.

Social media is the new bodycam

Childish Gambino warned us in 2018. This is America, right? It’s been a brutal week for anyone who doesn’t live with their eyes closed. The proof is right there on Twitter and other social platforms. It used to be that we relied on police bodycams to hold officers accountable for their actions.

What Netflix’s ‘Space Force’ gets right (and wrong) about the real Space Force

Space Force has landed on Netflix. So, what’s up with the real thing? In response to Donald Trump’s 2018 announcement of the United States’ newest military branch, Parks and Recreation creator Greg Daniels teamed up with The Office star Steve Carell to bring an intergalactic workplace comedy to Netflix.

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