COVID-19 cases surging in Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:56
New cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in Alabama and South Carolina in the second week of June compared to the prior seven days, a Reuters analysis found, as 17 U.S. states reported weekly increases in the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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St. Louis removes Columbus statue, latest monument after racial protests

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:38
A statue of Christopher Columbus has been removed from a St. Louis park, officials said on Tuesday, the latest monument taken down in response to nationwide protests over racial inequality.
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Coronavirus hotspots flare in Arizona and Florida; Oregon church linked to outbreak

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:34
For a second week in a row, half a dozen U.S. states face a surge in new coronavirus cases and rising hospitalizations, including an outbreak linked to a church in rural Oregon.
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German minister, on Trump's troop pullout plan, says security not a commodity

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:25
Security is not a commodity to be traded, German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Tuesday in reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to cut the number of U.S. troops in Germany.
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Exclusive: CureVac becomes second company to test coronavirus vaccine in Germany - sources

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:21
The unlisted biotech firm CureVac will become the second company to launch human trials of an experimental coronavirus vaccine in Germany, two people familiar with the plans told Reuters on Tuesday.
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Wall Street jumps on glimmers of economic recovery

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:15
Wall Street surged on Tuesday as a record jump in retail sales indicated the U.S. economy is on the road to recovery, five months into its pandemic-inflicted recession.
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'Our Supreme Court did something': Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 14:15
A diverse crowd of New Yorkers wearing masks and waving the rainbow pride flag gathered on Monday at the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar in Manhattan, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling making it illegal for employers to fire workers because they are transgender.
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U.S. to impose sanctions aimed at blocking Syria military victory

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 13:52
The United States will impose sanctions on Wednesday aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al Assad's government in a bid to push it back into United Nations-led negotiations and broker an end to the country's nearly decade-long war.
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Stocks, dollar gain on U.S. retail sales, drug trial

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 13:23
A record rebound in U.S. retail sales, fresh support from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan, and upbeat trial results for a COVID-19 treatment boosted risk appetite on Tuesday, driving equity markets higher and strengthening the dollar.
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Indian army says 20 soldiers killed in border clashes with China

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 13:15
The Indian army said on Tuesday that 20 of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas.
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U.S. urges North Korea to 'refrain from further counterproductive actions'

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 13:11
The United States responded to North Korea's blowing up of a joint liaison office with South Korea on Tuesday by saying it fully supports Seoul's efforts on inter-Korean relations and urging Pyongyang to "refrain from further counterproductive actions."
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'Woefully lax': report slams CIA cybersecurity after hacking tool leak

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 12:52
Many of the Central Intelligence Agency's most sensitive hacking tools were so poorly secured that it was only when WikiLeaks published them online in 2017 that the agency realized they had been compromised, according to a report released Tuesday.
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At least 12 Indian soldiers killed in border clashes with China

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 12:49
At least 12 Indian soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese troops at a disputed border site between the two countries on Monday, three Indian government sources said on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: Chesapeake Energy to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week - sources

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 12:44
Chesapeake Energy Corp is preparing to file for bankruptcy as soon as this week, said three people familiar with the matter, becoming the largest oil and gas producer to unravel after an energy market rout caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
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Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had past reprimand for use of force

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:54
The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last week was previously reprimanded for use of force involving a firearm, according to records released to Reuters by the city's police department on Tuesday.
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India and China troops clash at disputed border with 'casualties on both sides'

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:53
Indian and Chinese troops fought each other with iron rods and stones at their disputed border, resulting in casualties on both sides including the deaths of three Indian soldiers, Indian officials said on Tuesday, in a major escalation of a weeks-old standoff.
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India says China unilaterally tried to change status quo at disputed border site

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:53
India's foreign ministry said on Tuesday the face-off that led to the deaths of three Indian troops along its disputed border with China was a result of an attempt by Beijing "to unilaterally change the status quo there".
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Liberal groups warn Biden: Do more on policing reform or risk losing black support

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:49
More than 50 liberal groups have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms.
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Steroid drug hailed as 'breakthrough' in COVID-19 as trial shows it saves lives

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:38
A cheap and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug shown to be able to save lives among COVID-19 patients in what scientists said is a "major breakthrough" in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Exclusive: African nations seek U.N. inquiry into U.S. racism, 'police brutality' - text

World News - Tue, 2020-06-16 10:34
African countries are lobbying to set up a U.N. inquiry into "systemic racism" and "police brutality" in the United States and elsewhere, aiming to defend the rights of people of African descent, a draft resolution seen by Reuters shows.
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