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Police say Minnesota officer in Black man's killing mistakenly fired gun instead of Taser

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (Reuters) -The fatal police shooting of a young Black man in a Minneapolis suburb appeared to result from an officer mistakenly opening fire with her gun instead of a Taser in the midst of a struggle during a traffic stop, the city's police chief said on Monday. Read More


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Student shot dead at Knoxville high school after police say he fired on them

(Reuters) -Police shot and killed a Knoxville, Tennessee, high school student on Monday after they said he opened fire on them in a campus bathroom, wounding an officer. More »


'A big momma's boy': Floyd's brother offers 'spark of life' testimony at Chauvin murder trial

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) -Prosecutors on Monday neared the end of their case in the murder trial of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin, calling George Floyd's younger brother to the stand for emotional testimony about how his sibling grew up obsessed with basketball and doting on his mother. More »


Reuters names Alessandra Galloni as its next editor-in-chief

(Reuters) - Reuters News has named one of its top editors, Alessandra Galloni, as its next editor-in-chief, the first woman to lead the globe-spanning news agency in its 170-year history. More »


Asia shares cautious ahead of U.S. earnings and inflation data

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia share markets were cautious on Tuesday after U.S. markets weakened as investors anticipated the start of corporate earnings seasons and the release of key inflation data to indicate how the global recovery from the pandemic will emerge. More »


U.S. COVID cases march higher, hospitalizations up for second week in a row

(Reuters) - The United States reported an 8% rise in new cases of COVID-19 to 490,000 last week, the fourth week in a row that infections have increased, according to a Reuters analysis of state and county data. More »


Iran blames Israel for Natanz nuclear plant outage, vows revenge

DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran on Monday accused arch-foe Israel of sabotaging its key Natanz nuclear site and vowed revenge for an attack that appeared to be latest episode in a long-running covert war. More »


Biden seeks to showcase bipartisanship in infrastructure meeting with Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden sought to demonstrate his much-touted interest in working with Republicans in Congress on Monday, with a bipartisan White House meeting as lawmakers prepared to grapple with his $2.3 trillion proposal to improve U.S. infrastructure. More »


U.S. senator wants to ban Big Tech from buying anything ever again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican who has been a staunch critic of Big Tech, said on Monday he has introduced a bill that would ban all mergers and acquisitions by any company with a market value greater $100 billion, a category that includes the five biggest U.S. tech companies. More »


Biden nominates three more for top Justice Department posts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden nominated three people for top U.S. Justice Department posts on Monday, including a person who will provide legal advice to the administration and another supervising criminal investigations, the White House said. More »


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