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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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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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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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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of […]

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Amid deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2019, heroes emerged

(Reuters) – The relentless pace of American shootings did not slow in 2019. But amid the harrowing scenes, heroes also emerged. FILE PHOTO: Police department robots hold up a banner outside the memorial service of the shooting victim Kendrick Castillo of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, U.S., May […]

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Buttigieg vows fundraising transparency after spat with Warren

DETROIT (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg’s campaign pledged on Monday to increase transparency over donors to his White House bid and disclose clients he worked for as a young consultant, following criticism from rival Elizabeth Warren. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Teamsters Vote 2020 Presidential Forum in Cedar Rapids, […]

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New York gave homeless ‘offer they can’t refuse,’ New Jersey mayor’s lawsuit claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration has sued New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, accusing the fellow Democrat of dumping his city’s population of homeless people on New Jersey’s biggest city. FILE PHOTO: Athletics – New York City Marathon – New York, United States – November 3, 2019 New York City Mayor […]

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Navy SEAL case closed as far as top U.S. general concerned

MANAMA (Reuters) – The top U.S. general said on Monday that as far as he was concerned the case of a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct in Iraq was now closed, a day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper removed the Navy’s top civilian over the saga. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Mark […]

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