Washington prepares for major protest as U.S. officials move to rein in police

World News - 56 min 33 sec ago
Protesters are expected to gather in Washington for a huge demonstration on Saturday, its police chief said, as U.S. street marches over the killing of a black man in custody enter a 12th day and authorities move to rein in policing tactics.
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'Am I going to get shot?' kids ask, as brands try to explain racism and violence to children

World News - 1 hour 12 min ago
For 8 minutes and 46 seconds - the length of time it took George Floyd, an unarmed black man, to die at the hands of Minneapolis police - cable TV kids channel Nickelodeon's screen went black on Tuesday to sounds of inhaling and exhaling, as white text flashed "I can't breathe."
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Australia, Asia protests embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

World News - 1 hour 20 min ago
Thousands took to the streets across Australia on Saturday, as did hundreds in Tokyo and Seoul to support U.S. protests against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected around Europe in the coming hours.
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Police arrest cyclist who confronted youngsters posting U.S. racial injustice flyers

World News - 2 hours 44 min ago
A cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice on a nature trail outside Washington drew widespread attention has been arrested and charged, police said late Friday.
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U.S. protesters call to 'Defund the Police.' What would that look like?

World News - 2 hours 50 min ago
Nationwide protests over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long string of high-profile slayings of black men by white officers, have featured a common rallying cry: "Defund the police."
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India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

World News - 3 hours 31 min ago
India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day on Saturday and overtook Italy as the world's sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown with the reopening of malls, restaurants and places of worship.
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Buffalo police officers quit unit to protest colleagues' suspension - officials

World News - 3 hours 42 min ago
All 57 members of a police tactical unit in Buffalo have resigned from that team to protest the suspension of two colleagues who were filmed shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, officials of the northern New York city said on Friday.
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Warsaw hopes some U.S. troops based in Germany will be moved to Poland

World News - 4 hours 11 min ago
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Saturday he hoped that some of the U.S. troops that are set to be removed from Germany will be reassigned to Poland.
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Biden wins enough delegates to clinch U.S. Democratic nomination

World News - 5 hours 25 min ago
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden secured enough delegates to formally clinch the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election.
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'NO KNEELING': Trump renews criticism of protests during U.S. anthem

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 23:23
President Donald Trump on Friday lobbed barbs at protesters who kneel during the national anthem, after NFL quarterback Drew Brees apologized for remarks he made about the practice.
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'We were wrong': NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 23:23
National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Bond investors look for Fed to justify steepening yield curve

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 22:47
Expectations that the global economy has dodged the worst-case coronavirus pandemic scenarios have led to a dramatic sell-off in U.S. government bonds from their record highs, pushing the yield curve to its steepest level since March.
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Citigroup closes some branches, mostly in LA and Chicago, due to George Floyd protests

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 21:45
Citigroup Inc said on Friday it would "proactively" close some branches and reduce hours at others in light of protests around the country in response to the death of George Floyd that have at times turned violent.
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Pentagon orders remaining active-duty troops to leave Washington area

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 21:45
The Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington, D.C., area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back to their home bases, a U.S. official told Reuters.
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Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 21:45
As protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag off the street and stuffed it into a shoulder sack.
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Democratic U.S. politicians urge police reforms as protesters march for 11th day

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 21:45
Prominent Democratic politicians on Friday embraced the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, adopting their slogans and announcing reforms as tensions remained high in major cities.
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COVID-19 crisis shakes Brazil, but Bolsonaro keeps impeachment at bay

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 19:16
One of the world's worst coronavirus outbreaks, a paralyzed economy sending investors fleeing for the exit, and accusations that he has undermined Brazil's young democracy have not loosened President Jair Bolsonaro's grip on power.
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Trump administration orders Marriott to cease Cuba hotel business

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 19:07
The Trump administration has ordered Marriott International to wind down hotel operations in Communist-run Cuba, a company spokeswoman told Reuters, extinguishing what had been a symbol of the U.S.-Cuban detente.
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D.C. mayor has 'Black Lives Matter' painted on street near White House

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 18:41
The mayor of Washington, D.C., had the slogan "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she sparred with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids

World News - Fri, 2020-06-05 18:10
Late last month, San Diego high school teacher Jessica Macias put aside her worries about her future, psyched herself up and launched into an enthusiastic lesson via video feed to her class on the theory of knowledge.
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