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California regulator approves PG&E's Chapter 11 reorganization plan

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 7:09pm
PG&E Corp said on Thursday its Chapter 11 reorganization plan has been confirmed by a California power regulator, bringing the power provider one step closer to emerge from bankruptcy and participate in a state-backed wildfire fund.
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U.S. senators offer bill to prepare for the next pandemic

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 6:38pm
U.S. senators offered a bipartisan $3 billion plan on Thursday to prepare for the next global health crisis, putting a premium on fighting disease outbreaks and pandemics like COVID-19.
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'Deficit of hope': Minneapolis police chief apologizes to family of dead black man

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 6:16pm
The chief of the Minneapolis police on Thursday apologized to the family of an unarmed black man who died this week after a white officer pinned him down with a knee to the neck, a fatal encounter that has triggered two nights of violent protests.
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Protests, looting erupt in Minneapolis over racially charged killing by police

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 6:15pm
Protesters clashed with riot police firing tear gas for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of a black man seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck.
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New York City mayor outlines first reopening step, lawmakers push for outdoor dining

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:24pm
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday outlined the first steps for reopening the United States' most populous city, envisioning up to 400,000 people heading back to their workplaces, an easing of the lockdown that began in March.
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Chris Rock, Rosie Perez appear with New York Gov. Cuomo, urge mask wearing

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:24pm
Comedian Chris Rock and actress Rosie Perez made a surprise appearance at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily news conference to underscore his message that the public should wear masks to help curb the coronavirus pandemic.
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Trump directs AG to boost enforcement of state laws on social media companies

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:11pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he is directing Attorney General William Barr to work with states to enforce their own laws against what he described as deceptive business practices by social media companies.
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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:09pm
The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown in deaths encouraged businesses to reopen and Americans to emerge from more than two months of lockdowns.
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Factbox: Where states stand as U.S. reaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:09pm
(This May 27 story has been refiled to add extension of stay-at-home order through June 12 in Michigan entry)
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Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:04pm
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.
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Boston Marathon cancelled because of COVID-19

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 2:52pm
The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled to be held in April and then postponed until September because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has now been cancelled for the first time in its history, organisers said on Thursday.
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COVID-19 infects more than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers: union

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:48pm
More than 3,000 U.S. meatpacking workers have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 44 workers have died, the country's largest meatpacking union said on Thursday, reflecting an increasing toll on plant employees.
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Trump could sign order on social media companies later on Thursday: White House

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:41pm
U.S. President Donald Trump could sign an executive order on social media companies later on Thursday, but the timing could change, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh MacEnany said, after Twitter urged readers to check facts in tweets sent by Trump earlier this week for the first time.
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New York's Cuomo says businesses can turn away people not wearing masks

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:21pm
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would sign an executive order on Thursday authorizing businesses to deny entry to anyone who does not wear a mask or face covering, stressing masks were critical to preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Texas Supreme Court blocks ruling that expanded voting by mail

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:20pm
The Texas Supreme Court blocked on Wednesday a decision that allowed mail-in balloting for voters who feared for their health because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:19pm
Arizona filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. tech giant used "deceptive" and "unfair" practices to obtain the location data of users.
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Bid to extend U.S. surveillance tools stalls after Trump threatens veto

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:18pm
An effort to extend parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) stalled in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump promised to veto it and Republicans withdrew their support.
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Democrats urge probe of allegations regarding TikTok and children's privacy

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:18pm
Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short video app TikTok for "blatant disregard" of a consent decree related to children's privacy.
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Three white men charged in Georgia slaying of black man to face judge

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:16pm
Three white men charged with murdering an unarmed black man in Georgia will face a judge next week in a case that touched off a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting was leaked on social media.
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If Trump kicks out Twitter, there's always Germany

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:51pm
If U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to close Twitter, the micro-blogging site can always relocate to Germany.
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