Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

President Donald Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

Minnesota DFL lawmakers seek police changes in wake of George Floyd’s death

About 40 Minnesota Democratic lawmakers called for more regulations on police in the wake of George Floyd's death and said they would demand changes during a likely legislative special session starting on June 12. Among the policing policy changes that the Minnesota House People of Color and Indigenous Caucus want is moving the investigative and prosecution powers for police killings to the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, away from the county attorney.  A Democrat, Keith Ellison, holds the attorney general's office now. However, Ellison beat Republican Doug Wardlow in 2018 by just a 49-45 margin, the closest statewide race that year.  

Barr: Law enforcement must ‘dominate’ streets amid protests

U.S. officials vowed to “maximize federal law enforcement presence” in the nation’s capital Monday night after days of violent demonstrations led to fires across Washington and left scores of businesses with broken windows and dozens of police officers injured.

Supreme Court blocks House from Mueller grand jury material

The court's unsigned order keeps previously undisclosed details from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election out of the hands of Democratic lawmakers at least until early summer. The court will decide then whether to extend its hold.