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Special Report: How union, Supreme Court shield Minneapolis cops

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 14:14
Long before the death of George Floyd last week, efforts to overhaul the way policing is done in Minneapolis repeatedly fizzled in the face of a powerful 800-member union that championed military-style police tactics.
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New charges against Minneapolis policemen as protests continue

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 14:12
Prosecutors on Wednesday leveled new criminal charges against four Minneapolis policemen implicated in the death of a black man pinned by his neck to the street during an arrest that sparked more than a week of nationwide protest and civil strife.
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Factbox: What U.S. police are shooting at protesters

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 14:12
Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters as demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd intensify. Often described as “non-lethal,” these weapons include tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. They have sometimes seriously injured protesters.
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Outpouring of rage over George Floyd killing tests limits of U.S. police tactics

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 14:12
Responses by law enforcement authorities in the U.S. capital and in Flint, Michigan, to protests over the police killing of George Floyd illustrated starkly contrasting approaches to handling angry crowds on American streets and repairing relations with grieving communities.
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ECB gives another shot of stimulus as economy reels

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 12:14
The European Central Bank approved a bigger-than-expected expansion of its stimulus package on Thursday to prop up an economy plunged by the coronavirus pandemic into its worst recession since World War Two.
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S&P 500, Nasdaq slide after rallying on recovery optimism

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 12:01
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes edged lower in choppy trading on Thursday, as a rally fueled by hopes of a post-coronavirus economic recovery fizzled out even with weekly jobless claims dipping below 2 million for the first time since mid-March.
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Three white men to face Georgia judge in death of Ahmaud Arbery

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:59
Three white men charged with the murder of an unarmed black man in Georgia will face a judge Thursday morning in a case that caused a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting was leaked on social media.
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American detained in Iran since 2018 freed, on his way home, his family says

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:56
A U.S. Navy veteran detained in Iran since 2018 was freed on Thursday and was on his way back home, his family said in a statement, a rare instance of cooperation between Tehran and Washington despite their bitter relationship.
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Trump says White has left Iranian airspace, should be home soon

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:55
U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that Michael White, an American who was detained in Iran, had now left Iranian airspace and should be home with his family very soon.
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White defendant in shooting death of Georgia black man used racial slur, investigator says

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:48
One of the white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia used a racial slur after shooting the unarmed black man and before police arrived at the scene, an investigator for the prosecution in the case told a court hearing on Thursday.
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Memorial for George Floyd set for Thursday after days of protest, rage

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:47
Minneapolis was set to hold an emotionally charged memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody set off a wave of protests and unrest that has roiled America in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and a divisive presidential election campaign.
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Florida offers drive-through Botox to quarantined residents

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:41
Quarantined Florida residents worried about their laughter lines and crows' feet need frown no longer - Botox is back, and it's being offered at a drive-through.
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U.S. lawmaker prepares bill aiming to end court protection for police

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:38
(This June 1 story corrects to say Amash is a former Republican turned Libertarian instead of a conservative independent, paragraph 2)
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Lagarde comments at ECB press conference

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:33
The European Central Bank beefed up its bond-buying programme on Thursday in its latest effort to support a euro zone economy pummelled by more than two months of shutdowns to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
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ECB policymakers debated 500-750 billion euros package before compromise, sources say

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:33
European Central Bank policymakers debated expanding their pandemic-fighting programme by between 500 billion euros ($566 billion) and 750 billion euros on Thursday before settling for a compromise figure, three sources told Reuters.
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Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 11:27
Police pepper-sprayed some Hong Kong protesters on Thursday who defied a ban to stage candlelight rallies in memory of China's bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown, accusing Beijing of stifling their freedoms too.
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'Violence provokes violence', Mandela Foundation says in support of U.S. protests

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 10:54
South Africa's Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Thursday violence can be a rational response to racism and for some communities is the only way to elicit change, as protests raged across the United States over the death of George Floyd.
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Hong Kong passes China national anthem bill amid protests by democracy lawmakers

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 10:36
Hong Kong passed a bill on Thursday that would criminalise disrespect of China's national anthem, a move critics see as the latest sign of Beijing's tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city.
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ECB sends euro higher, stocks struggle with fatigue

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 10:19
World markets swung between hope and caution on Thursday as a another shot of European Central Bank stimulus was offset by still-troublesome U.S. data and general fatigue after a weeks-long rebound in risk appetites
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U.S. Labor secretary: Jobless rate can dip below 10% by year's end

World News - Thu, 2020-06-04 10:00
The U.S. unemployment rate, which economists expect hit 19.8% in May, should be able to drop below 10% by the end of 2020 now that workers side-lined by coronavirus-related shutdowns are returning to work, U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said on Thursday.
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