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Parents, what questions do you have about talking to your kids about racism, embracing diversity and the protests sweeping the nation? Leave your questions in the comments and CNN's Van Jones and Erica Hill will be live Friday at 1:30p ET to answer them. https://cnn.it/3gUV9wC

Justice Department investigators have asked a Google rival for info on increasing competition in the online search market, an indication the DOJ's antitrust probe has expanded to include a core product and the agency may be moving closer to bringing a case https://cnn.it/370Iynj

"What Murkowski is hoping, in raw political terms, is that Mattis' credibility and the high esteem in which he is held by many Republicans will serve as a sort of tipping point. ... The early returns are, uh, not promising," writes  @Chris Cillizza https://cnn.it/2MuOT0T

Coronavirus patients with high blood pressure have twice the risk of dying from the infection, an international study has found https://cnn.it/2MsMunl

A federal appeals court in Texas has blocked a lower court ruling that would have allowed people to mail in their ballots to avoid being exposed to the coronavirus https://cnn.it/2XBVVat

Laser mapping is increasing the speed and scale of archeological discoveries and has now revealed the earliest and largest ceremonial structure ever built by the Maya — covering more ground than the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt

Laser mapping is increasing the speed and scale of archeological discoveries and has now revealed the earliest and largest ceremonial structure ever built by the Maya — covering more ground than the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt https://cnn.it/2AHvRkW

JCPenney is permanently closing 154 stores across 20 states this summer as part of its bankruptcy plan https://cnn.it/2MIkkF7

Racism is a health problem "that takes a toll on people of color and contributes to the development of other chronic diseases," according to doctors studying health inequities https://cnn.it/3dzoBGF

Missing British girl Madeleine McCann is assumed dead by the German prosecutors who are investigating a new suspect for "possible murder" in connection to her case https://cnn.it/2z95Yua

This traveling pianist showed up in Minneapolis to spread a message of hope through music at George Floyd's memorial. Grieving residents came together to listen and play the piano themselves.

This traveling pianist showed up in Minneapolis to spread a message of hope through music at George Floyd's memorial. Grieving residents came together to listen and play the piano themselves. https://cnn.it/372oW1Q

President Trump tweeted a letter that referred to the peaceful protesters who were forcibly dispersed from a park near the White House on Monday evening as "terrorists" https://cnn.it/3cBfPqj

.@CNNValencia takes you inside negotiations between authorities and protest leaders as the curfew begins in Atlanta and demonstrators refuse to leave.

@Nick Valencia takes you inside negotiations between authorities and protest leaders as the curfew begins in Atlanta and demonstrators refuse to leave. http://cnn.it/30b9H5C

The "reflexive impulse" on the right to demonize Pres. Trump's detractors "runs into a buzz-saw when it comes to high-ranking members of the military calling out the president's self-serving violations of democratic norms," writes  @John Avlon,  @CNN Opinion https://cnn.it/30gVcwO

In a stunning reversal, The New York Times said a controversial op-ed from Republican Sen. Tom Cotton did not meet its standards. The statement came only hours after the newspaper's editorial page editor defended publishing it amid outrage from staff. https://cnn.it/3057gkW

"There is something better on the other side of this." Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms projected optimism as she used a megaphone to speak directly to a crowd of demonstrators amid the widespread protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. https://cnn.it/2UsdM1F

The controversial NYT opinion piece by an Arkansas senator failed to make a persuasive case for military intervention in US cities and suffered from "factual inaccuracies and historical analogies that make scant sense," writes Peter Bergen for  @CNN Opinion https://cnn.it/374aQNq

A steady succession of ex-administration advisers have spoken out against Trump's leadership and character, a remarkable break in precedent for a norm-shattering president. Here's a working list. https://cnn.it/3czrWnJ

By far the worst quarter in the 51-year history of the Gap produced a $932 million loss for the clothing retailer, but left it on its feet https://cnn.it/3eMcDta

Ten people who were sick with Covid-19 may have found relief with a common over-the-counter heartburn remedy, according to a new study https://cnn.it/2Y8PWsO

Here are some of the business stories you need to read today: 💰 US billionaires have become $565 billion richer since March 18 📈 ZoomInfo just went public. No, not that Zoom 💬 Mark Cuban had seriously weighed a run for president last month https://cnn.it/3gUCgtI

"There are some Republicans who genuinely believe every word Trump says. [Lindsey] Graham is not one of them; he's more savvy than that. But that makes his willingness to go along with running down [Jim] Mattis all the more corrosive," writes  @Chris Cillizza https://cnn.it/2XwDXpM

The director of the National Institutes of Health said he's concerned that vaccine "skepticism" could hinder the effort to immunize the country against Covid-19 https://cnn.it/3dzc7yx

Slack is teaming up with Amazon as it battles Microsoft to be the go-to remote workplace communications tool with the coronavirus keeping more workers at home https://cnn.it/30bpPE2

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will block two of Pres. Trump's nominees from moving forward in the confirmation process until the administration provides "adequate reasons" for firing the inspectors general of the intelligence community and State Dept. https://cnn.it/3cx7PGQ

"Senator Paul is now trying to weaken a bill that was already passed" In an emotional exchange on the Senate floor, Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris spoke out against an amendment that GOP Sen. Rand Paul was trying to add to anti-lynching legislation. https://cnn.it/370pKV4

Joe Biden, who this week delivered a speech on how to combat racism, reminded us "what he offers that the other guy doesn't -- and that is a man whose inner life is a source of enormous, under-appreciated strength," writes David Gergen for  @CNN Opinion https://cnn.it/3dBAjQP

Lawmakers grilled Dr. Robert Redfield over the CDC's response, including what is still seen as the agency's cardinal sin: The faulty test kits it produced early this year that cost the public precious time as the virus spread unchecked around the country https://cnn.it/2zTlIC0

Several protesters and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal use of force to disperse a peaceful protest in Washington, DC, ahead of President Trump's photo-op at a local church https://cnn.it/308RuWf

President Trump met with top political aides at the White House on Thursday, a source says, as numerous public polls show the Republican leader significantly underperforming his 2016 pace in key battleground states, raising fears of defeat in November https://cnn.it/3gWOjXJ

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