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Stephen Jackson rallies for justice for 'brother' Floyd

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:56pm
NBA champion Stephen Jackson on Friday said he would not allow the police to assail the character of George Floyd, a friend he called his "twin" who was killed this week by a police officer in Minneapolis, sparking widespread outrage and days of protest.
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Trump says he spoke with family of George Floyd

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:56pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had spoken with the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck in a killing that triggered three days of violent protests in Minneapolis.
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JPMorgan CEO calls Minneapolis events 'tragic, heartbreaking' in staff memo

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:56pm
JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon called events in Minneapolis, where this week a black man died in police custody, "tragic and heartbreaking" in a memo to staff on Friday.
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Factbox: Where protests are expected following Minneapolis 'I can't breathe' death

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:56pm
The killing of George Floyd, a Minneapolis black man who died after being pinned by the neck by a white police officer's knee, has triggered a wave of protests across the country, with more demonstrations expected on Friday.
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Many Canadians shocked by U.S. riots, Canada has racism problem too, PM Trudeau says

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:56pm
Many Canadians are watching the riots in parts of the United States with shock and horror but Canada also has problems with racism, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.
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Special Report: For cops who kill, special Supreme Court protection

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:56pm
By Andrew Chung, Lawrence Hurley, Jackie Botts, Andrea Januta and Guillermo Gomez
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House Democrats launch inquiry into Medicare stimulus payouts

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:55pm
Two U.S. House of Representatives Democrats on Friday launched an inquiry into whether the Health and Human Services Department misdirected billions of dollars in coronavirus stimulus money to healthcare providers facing criminal or civil fraud investigations.
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Lyft violates Washington DC sick day law during pandemic, lawsuit claims

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:53pm
Lyft Inc was sued on Friday by a former driver who accused the ride-sharing company of failing to provide required paid sick leave to drivers in Washington, D.C., a policy she said could fuel the spread of the coronavirus.
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Trump backpedals after 'shooting' threat to Minneapolis rioters

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 7:30pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man.
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Young Minneapolis mayor in spotlight after police killing, protests

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 6:54pm
Shaken and angry, Minneapolis' telegenic young mayor stood in front of television cameras over and over this week - first to decry the police killing of George Floyd, and on Friday to impose a curfew as parts of his city burned in ongoing protests.
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Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health department

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 5:57pm
Missouri's only abortion clinic on Friday won its legal fight to stay open, as an independent arbiter found the state's health department was unjustified in denying the clinic's application to renew its license.
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Videos of U.S. police killings spur protest - and sometimes charges

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 5:00pm
The decision of Minneapolis prosecutors to criminally charge a police officer four days after the death of George Floyd shows how efforts to hold officers accountable often hinge on the level of public protest and whether the incident was caught on video.
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Exclusive: White House kept FDA in the dark on Russian ventilators for New York and New Jersey

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 4:39pm
When U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to accept a shipment of ventilators from Russian President Vladimir Putin at the height of the coronavirus outbreak, the White House did not alert the FDA as it headed to New York and New Jersey, Reuters has learned.
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U.S. Asians, harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 4:28pm
A spike in harassment of Asian-Americans since the coronavirus pandemic began has led community activists in the United States to fight back - forming street patrols, rallying on social media, and supporting each other online.
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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd case

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 4:28pm
The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the neck before the man later died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city.
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'Am I next?' Tennis star Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 4:23pm
Teenage tennis phenomenon Coco Gauff released a video protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States on Friday, joining a chorus of outrage across the country that followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis.
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Americans bulk up on home gym equipment to stay fit while staying at home

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:53pm
Once the coronavirus pandemic forced her Orangetheory gym to close, Chiaki Osaka was eager to stay in shape while staying inside her home in Cupertino, California.
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Washington, D.C., will cut speed limit on residential streets to 20 mph

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:33pm
The mayor of the U.S. capital said Friday Washington D.C. will reduce the speed limit on most local city streets by 20% to 20 miles per hour starting June 1 in a bid to reduce pedestrian deaths.
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When cops kill, redress is rare - except in famous cases

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 2:58pm
The death in Minneapolis on Monday of George Floyd, the black man captured on video pleading for his life as a white police officer kneeled on his neck, has prompted three nights of protests, at times giving rise to violence, arson and looting.
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Florida officials approve Walt Disney World reopening plans

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 2:44pm
Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency released on Friday.
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