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Biden calls for 'real leadership' after Trump alludes to violence after police killing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 2:22pm
Joe Biden on Friday called for justice and "real leadership", accusing President Donald Trump of encouraging violence by threatening deadly military force to stop rioters in Minneapolis protesting the police killing of an unarmed black man.
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Trump says doesn't want 'shooting' after Minneapolis riot over police killing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 2:06pm
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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Trump defends Tweet threatening 'shooting', says 'looting leads to shooting'

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:36pm
U.S. President Donald Trump in a Twitter post on Friday repeated that "looting leads to shooting" after an earlier Tweet in which he threatened on Friday to stop looters in Minneapolis with deadly military force was hidden by a warning from Twitter.
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Los Angeles union, joined by 'Pandemic Pig,' demands meatpacking plant closure

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:27pm
The union representing workers at a meatpacking plant near Los Angeles where at least 153 employees have come down with COVID-19 called on Thursday for the plant's immediate closure, saying measures to control the outbreak were not working.
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U.S. Justice Dept. backs challenge to Maine order blocking nonresident campground use

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:19pm
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday backed a lawsuit challenging Maine's decision to block nonresidents from using campgrounds amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration's second such move against state orders.
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New York City expected to reopen on June 8, five upstate regions OK for phase 2: Cuomo

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:13pm
New York City is "on track" to enter phase one of reopening on June 8, New York Governor Cuomo said on Friday as he announced that five upstate regions will now transition to phase two which includes businesses like barber shops and hair salons.
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Minneapolis police officer arrested in death of George Floyd, no charges yet

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 1:08pm
The Minneapolis police officer shown in videotape footage pressing his knee into the neck of a handcuffed, unarmed black man has been arrested in the death of that man, a spokesman for the Hennepin County attorney told Reuters on Friday.
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Democrats want interviews with Trump admin officials over watchdog firing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:55pm
U.S. Democratic lawmakers said on Friday they want to conduct closed-door interviews with officials from President Donald Trump's administration about the surprise firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick, and release transcripts to the public.
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Minneapolis police officer arrested in George Floyd case

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:54pm
One of four Minneapolis police officers involved in the arrest of a black man, who died after one of the policeman pinned him with a knee to the throat, has been arrested and taken into custody, Minnesota's public safety commissioner said on Friday.
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New York City on track to reopen on June 8, five upstate regions ready to enter phase two: Cuomo

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:50pm
New York City is 'on track' to enter phase one of reopening on June 8, New York Governor Cuomo said on Friday as he announced that five upstate regions will now transition to phase two which includes businesses like barber shops and hair salons.
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How Reuters analyzed court data on qualified immunity

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:11pm
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has repeatedly criticized her fellow justices for creating, as she put it in a 2018 dissent, an “absolute shield” for police officers accused of excessive force. So Reuters reporters decided to test her words.
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Trump threatens 'shooting' response to Minneapolis riot over police killing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:00pm
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to stop looters in Minneapolis with deadly military force, after that city weathered a third night of arson and rioting over the police killing of an unarmed black man.
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Twitter says CEO Dorsey informed in advance of decision to tag Trump tweet

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 12:00pm
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was informed in advance by the company's staff of a decision to tag a tweet by President Donald Trump as "glorifying violence", a spokeswoman for the company said.
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All dressed up, no prom to go to

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:34am
Like Cinderella, Emily Appleton dreamed of going to the ball and dancing with her Prince Charming. But the coronavirus spoiled everything.
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Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman: police

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:32am
Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police said on Friday.
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Minnesota governor calls for end to violence, expects 'swift' justice in Floyd case

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 11:16am
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called on Friday for an end to the violent protests that have rocked Minneapolis following the death of an unarmed black man in police custody and said he expected "swift" justice for the police officers involved.
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Racially charged violence rages for third night in Minneapolis

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:59am
A third night of racially charged arson, looting and vandalism gripped Minneapolis as protesters vented rage over the death of an unarmed black man after a white police officer knelt on his neck as he lay on the ground following arrest.
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Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:56am
Twitter hid a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump behind a warning for the first time on Friday, accusing him of breaking its rules by "glorifying violence" in a message that said looters at protests in Minneapolis would be shot.
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U.S. hospitals slash use of drug championed by Trump as coronavirus treatment

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:48am
U.S. hospitals said they have pulled way back on the use of hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a COVID-19 treatment, after several studies suggested it is not effective and may pose significant risks.
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CNN crew freed after being arrested while covering Minneapolis protests

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 05/29/2020 - 10:01am
Police in Minneapolis released a CNN reporter who was led off in handcuffs while reporting live on television early on Friday following a third night of violent protests in the city over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.
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