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Washington (AFP) – The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.6 percent in the second quarter, stronger than previously estimated, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The department, which last month raised the growth estimate to 4.2 percent, said it had more complete data that showed larger increases in business investment and exports.

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Police confront George Floyd protesters

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With a deranged narcissist in the Oval Office and his lackey controlling the Department of Justice, there is no point in looking to the federal government to curb police violence. Instead, President Donald J. Trump will do everything in his power to encourage it. In the wake of protests over the murder of George Floyd, he has demanded that governors crack down on protestors: "You have to dominate. ... If you don't dominate, you're wasting your time," he told them.

Moreover, most local police authorities are under local control -- mayors, city councils, district attorneys, police chiefs, sheriffs. That's where the accountability for police misconduct begins.

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