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California police shoot and kill suspect wanted in Central California shooting spree

(Reuters) – Police shot and killed a man wanted in a Central California “shooting spree”, and three law enforcement officers were wounded in the shoot-out at vineyard where he was tracked down on Thursday afternoon, sheriffs officials said. Mason James Lira, 26, whom sheriff’s documents list as a transient, is suspected of shooting and wounding […]

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Four Minneapolis policemen fired after death of unarmed black man

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday over the death of an unarmed black man seen in a video lying face down in the street, gasping for air and groaning, “I can’t breathe,” while a white officer knelt on his neck for several minutes. Hours after the officers’ dismissals were announced, […]

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Explainer: What’s at stake in Supreme Court fight over Trump financial records

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considers three blockbuster cases concerning efforts by the Democratic-led House of Representatives and a grand jury working with a prosecutor in New York City to obtain copies of President Donald Trump’s financial records. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump reacts during a campaign rally in Charlotte, […]

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Beaches eyed as United States takes steps toward reopening

(Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heat wave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the United States the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. People walk up and down Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the […]

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Chicago jail reports 450 coronavirus cases among staff, inmates

(Reuters) – Some 450 inmates and staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officials said on Thursday, representing one of the nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory illness at a single site so far in the pandemic. Signs made by prisoners pleading for help are seen in a window of […]

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Coronavirus sweeps across New York, California fears it could be next

NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staggering hospitals at the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, as California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, the densely packed home […]

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Indian Wells tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday, over concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California. “There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding […]

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Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored labels under those tweets. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, […]

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New Hampshire living rooms essential stop on the campaign trail

CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) – The road to victory in New Hampshire’s critical Democratic primary on Tuesday may run through the living rooms of people like Gerri and Ron King. U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) takes a photo with a voter at a house party in Concord, New Hampshire, U.S., December 8, 2018. Picture taken December […]

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U.S. Census Bureau launches once-a-decade head count in rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau was due to launch its latest once-in-a decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country: a tiny, rural Alaska Native settlement on the Bering Sea coast. FILE PHOTO: Gabe Layman, chair of the Alaska Census, speaks at the […]

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