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Religious leaders, lawmakers outraged over Trump church visit

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers and religious leaders — including the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington — voiced outrage after police used tear gas against peaceful protesters outside the White House ahead of President Donald Trump’s photo-op at nearby St. John’s church on Monday evening. The Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of the Washington diocese, said […]

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Car appears to run over protesters live on-air in Boston amidst George Floyd protests

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. A live broadcast from protests in Boston has appeared to show an SUV drive into a crowd. The incident occurred live on air while WCVB’s Peter Eliopoulos described the action unfolding from the […]

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FDA approves an at-home coronavirus testing kit

The FDA this week approved a coronavirus testing kit from Quest Diagnostics that will allow individuals to test themselves for COVID-19 from the comfort of their own home. After taking a swab from their nostril, users can then FedEx the sample overnight to a testing lab whereupon they’ll receive their results. In the wake of […]

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Digital Agriculture Benefits Zimbabwe’s Farmers but Mobile Money is Costly — Global Issues

A communal farmer harvesting her maize crop in Seke communal lands, Zimbabwe. In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in digital agriculture. Credit: Tonderayi Mukeredzi/IPS by Tonderayi Mukeredzi (harare) Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Inter Press Service HARARE, May 27 (IPS) – In recent years, Zimbabwe has witnessed a rapid growth in the use […]

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Stacey Abrams lost in Georgia, but she could lift Biden as his VP.

Stacey Abrams addresses supporters on election day in Georgia in November 2018, when she lost her bid to become governor. (Melina Mara / Washington Post) To the editor: I like what columnist Jonah Goldberg has to say about Joe Biden’s potential picks for vice president, yet I disagree with his assessment of former Georgia gubernatorial […]

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Three arrests after eight million cigarettes seized

Image copyright HMRC Image caption Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) attended a property in Newry on Saturday morning along with colleagues from the PSNI Three men have been arrested and eight million suspected illicit cigarettes seized during an operation in County Armagh. Officers from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) attended a property in […]

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White House goes into lockdown amid countrywide demonstrations over the death of George Floyd 

Violent protests demanding justice for George Floyd spread across the US Friday night, with the CNN headquarters under siege in Atlanta, NYPD officers forced to fend off rioters at a police precinct in Brooklyn and the White House forced to go into lockdown as demonstrators tried to scale the walls.  Looting and fires broke out […]

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Economic Giants Are Restarting. Here’s What It Means for Climate Change.

As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies after the brutal shock inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions. Europe this week laid out a vision of a […]

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Shocking video shows hundreds of perfectly good Jump e-bikes being scrapped in US

Lorryloads of Uber’s distinctive red Jump electric bikes are being scrapped following the subsidiary’s sale to rival Lime. Videos posted on social media showed mountains of junked e-bikes and scooters in the US being scooped up by grabbers and dumped in containers for “recycling”. Earlier this month, Uber announced a £136 million ($170 million) deal […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Barber shops and other businesses will remain closed in Chicago while many stores elsewhere in Illinois reopen on Friday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption toggle caption Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Barber shops and other businesses will remain closed in Chicago while many stores elsewhere in Illinois reopen on Friday. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Illinois is joining many […]

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