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'It was a false report,' Donald Trump tells Fox News radio, before elaborating that he did go into the secure area but only for a 'tiny, little, short period time'
'I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act,' US Defense Secretary Mark Esper says, two days after President Donald Trump said he could do so to call up the army to quash protests
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg defends a decision to not interfere with posts made by US President Donald Trump
Digital will play a critical role in the 2020 White House race as social media takes the place of rallies and door-to-door campaigning
Protests have been held in cities across the country, mostly peaceful but many descending into mayhem as night falls, with both activists and officials blaming rabble-rousers, and thousands arrested
'It was traumatic and deeply offensive, in the sense that something sacred was being misused for a political gesture,' Washington's Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde says
'America is not a battleground. Our fellow citizens are not the enemy,' says retired General Martin Dempsey
'The heroes of America – from Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman, to Abraham Lincoln, to Martin Luther King Jr. – are heroes of unity,' the former US president says
'We are disappointed and stunned by Mark's incomprehensible explanations for allowing the Trump posts to remain up,' says a statement
'In the end, what we have is a fool in place of a president,' says Gregg Popovich who serves in a committee aiming for change after Floyd's death
Despite the president's rhetoric, the June 1 protests appear largely peaceful in major cities, though some looting was reported in New York and Los Angeles
(UPDATED) 'Hate just hides. Doesn't go away. And when you have somebody in power who breathes oxygen into the hate under the rocks, it comes out from under the rocks,' Joe Biden says of Donald Trump
'Mark is wrong, and I will endeavor in the loudest possible way to change his mind,' tweets Ryan Freitas, the design director of Facebook's News Feed
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says US involvement with the organization has made a 'great difference' over the decades and 'it is WHO's wish for this collaboration to continue'
(UPDATED) 'Any words and actions that harm the interests of China will be met with counter-attacks on the Chinese side,' says foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a regular briefing, without providing details
Antifa – the name is a contraction for anti-fascist – is a secretive grouping of radical activists that has emerged in recent years
The US President would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to join an expanded summit in the fall
'My administration will stop mob violence. And we'll stop it cold,' says US President Donald Trump as protesters rage over the killing of African American George Floyd
The US president attacks China over its treatment of the former British colony, saying it was 'diminishing the city's longstanding and proud status'
The US is the WHO's biggest financial contributor, having given $400 million to the UN agency in 2019
'After stoking the fires of racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? We will vote you out in November,' the pop star writes to the US president on Twitter
The tit-for-tat marks a new escalation in the row between Twitter and Donald Trump, who has more than 80 million followers and uses tweets daily to announce policies, attack opponents, and comment on breaking news
(3rd UPDATE) Twitter says it is placing a 'public interest notice' on a Trump message about protests in Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of the police
(UPDATED) If enforced, the action would upend decades of precedent and treat internet platforms as 'publishers' potentially liable for user-generated content
The UN health agency launches the independently-run WHO Foundation, which the organization hopes will give it greater control to direct philanthropic and public donations
(UPDATED) 'Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen,' Donald Trump says in a tweet.
'[Trump's] response to COVID-19 has been delinquent, delayed, disorganized and deadly,' says AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka
Trump promises a 'very interesting' US response within days
Trump tweets a conspiracy theory accusing one of his media critics of murder, prompting an agonized letter from the victim's wife and calls for the company to block the Republican leader's 'vicious lie'
Trump wants the state's Democratic governor to guarantee that he will swiftly lift restrictions on large gatherings of people during the coronavirus pandemic
Foreign Minister Wang Yi also blasts what he called efforts by US politicians to 'fabricate rumors' about the pathogen's origins and 'stigmatize China'
The US accuses Russia of blocking flights over certain sites and forbidding surveys of military exercises, normally allowed under Open Skies
Donald Trump says Moscow did not stick to its commitments under the 18-year-old Open Skies Treaty, which is designed to improve military transparency and confidence between the superpowers
The Senate approves Ratcliffe 10 months after he first withdrew from consideration for the job amid broad doubts about his qualifications
Trump adopts the theme of 'Transitioning Back to Greatness' as states reopen at different speeds
Michael Cohen is serving a three-year sentence after admitting paying hush money to two women who said they slept with Donald Trump, for tax fraud, and for lying to Congress
Tensions between the US and China have been on the rise as the deadly coronavirus, which first surfaced in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, ravaged the global economy
His early morning tweet also refers to an unidentified 'wacko in China'
Trump also lashes out again at China, saying its 'incompetence' was responsible for 'this mass Worldwide killing'
Trump threatens to make permanent a temporary freeze on US funding to the body
(UPDATED) Donald Trump is locked in a bitter spat with Beijing, alleging it covered up the initial outbreak in central China late last year before the disease unleashed death and economic devastation across the planet
The sacked inspector general, Steve Linick, was investigating in part whether Pompeo ordered a government employee to walk his dog, pick up dry-cleaning and make dinner reservations
'They're a puppet of China, they're China-centric to put it nicer,' Trump says about the WHO
US government regulators warn that hydroxychloroquine has 'not been shown to be safe'
The president and his allies regularly rail against a 'Deep State' of shadowy forces they see as committed to undermining Trump. There is no evidence that such a movement exists.
Former US president Barack Obama also expresses outrage at the shooting of 25-year-old black jogger Ahmaud Arbery
US President Donald Trump removes State Department Inspector General Steve Linick in his latest abrupt dismissal of an official tasked with monitoring wrongdoing inside a government agency
Despite fears of a second wave of infections, national and local governments around the world are easing lockdown orders as they try to get stalled economies moving again
'The first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama,' Trump tweets
Asked how the US might choose to retaliate, the President gives no specifics but strikes a threatening tone, saying: 'There are many things we could do. We could do things. We could cut off the whole relationship.'