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Zoom nearly doubles revenue forecast on remote-work boost, but costs rising

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 20:09
Zoom Video Communications Inc nearly doubled its expectations for annual sales on Tuesday, driven by a surge in users as more people work from home and connect with friends online during coronavirus lockdowns.
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'I want justice': Mother of Floyd's daughter says he was a good man, father

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 20:08
The grieving mother of George Floyd's daughter on Tuesday demanded justice for him, saying he was a good father who did not deserve to die face down on the pavement, pinned under the weight of three police officers.
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Former President Bush, contrasting Trump approach, says protesters should be heard

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:44
Former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday the killing of George Floyd reflected a "shocking failure" concerning racism in the country, and urged that protesters be heard, in sharp contrast to fellow Republican Donald Trump's get-tough approach.
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Twitter names ex Google CFO Pichette as chair, Kordestani to stay on

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:39
Twitter Inc on Tuesday appointed Patrick Pichette, a former chief financial officer at Google, as the social network's board chairman, marking the first time in Twitter's history that an outsider will preside over the group.
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UK warns China: do not destroy the jewel of Hong Kong

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:11
The United Kingdom warned Beijing on Tuesday to step back from the brink over an "authoritarian" national security law in Hong Kong that it said risked destroying one of the jewels of Asia's economy while ruining the reputation of China.
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Senate Republicans block bill condemning Trump over protesters

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:01
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House.
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Trump suggested taking control of Washington, D.C. police: reports

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:01
The Trump administration floated the idea of taking control of Washington's police department amid nationwide protests over police brutality, according to media reports on Tuesday.
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U.S. attorney general asked for protesters to be pushed back: Washington Post

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:01
U.S. Attorney General William Barr personally asked for protesters to be pushed back from Washington's Lafayette Square on Monday just before President Donald Trump spoke from the White House Rose Garden, the Washington Post reported, citing an unnamed Justice Department official.
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Minnesota files civil rights charge against police over Floyd death

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 19:01
The state of Minnesota on Tuesday filed a civil rights charge against the Minneapolis Police Department over the death of George Floyd and said it would investigate the department to see if it engaged in systemic discriminatory practices.
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On the streets of Washington, pleas for change met with batons and rubber bullets

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 18:48
They had come out by the hundreds on the streets of the U.S. capital to protest racism and police brutality. With a curfew fast approaching, they had only a few hours to make their voices heard.
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#BlackOutTuesday sweeps social media as U.S. street protests escalate

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 18:46
The hashtag #BlackOutTuesday became the top trending item on Twitter as hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals, including TV channels and celebrities, posted black screen shots to signal support for racial justice as street protests over the police killing of George Floyd entered a second week.
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Senate Republicans block bill condemning Trump on protesters

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 17:26
U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic resolution on Tuesday that would have condemned President Donald Trump for the use of gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters near the White House.
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New York City picks up the pieces after night of unrest, curfew extended

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 17:24
New York City will remain under curfew through Sunday after another night of looting that marred largely peaceful protests over an African-American man's death in police custody in Minneapolis.
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Twitter names former Google CFO as chairman

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 17:18
Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it appointed Patrick Pichette, the former finance chief of Google, to the role of chairman, replacing Omid Kordestani.
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Zoom doubles forecast for full-year revenue on remote-work boost

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 17:15
Zoom Video Communications Inc nearly doubled its expectations for annual sales on Tuesday, driven by a surge in users as more people use its online tools to work from home and connect with friends during coronavirus-driven lockdowns.
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After Facebook staff walkout, Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump posts

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 17:02
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Tuesday that he stood by his decision not to challenge inflammatory posts by U.S. President Donald Trump, refusing to give ground a day after staff members staged a rare public protest.
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North Carolina governor says large-scale Republican convention 'very unlikely'

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 17:00
North Carolina's Democratic governor on Tuesday refused Republican demands for a full-fledged presidential convention in the state this summer, telling organizers that planning for a scaled-down event was "a necessity" due to the coronavirus.
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Trump pushes military response as U.S. girds for more protests

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 16:50
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said U.S. troops should take to the streets of New York City to quell unrest, as authorities across the country prepared for another night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody.
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Equities cruise to three-month highs, dollar under protest pressure

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 16:28
World stock markets hit their highest levels since March and oil prices jumped on Tuesday as signs of a global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic offset concerns over the worst civil unrest in the United States in decades.
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Wall Street closes up on signs of economic rebound

World News - Tue, 2020-06-02 16:26
A late-session rally pushed Wall Street to solid gains on Tuesday as market participants looked past widespread social unrest and pandemic worries to focus instead on easing lockdown restrictions and signs of economic recovery.
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