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Tensions rise in U.S. cities after police shot; Trump pushes crackdown

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted state governors for not embracing his proposal to send in the U.S. military to quell unrest, hours after five officers were shot and wounded in an escalation of tensions between law enforcement and crowds protesting the killing of a black man in police custody. Read More


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Floyd family autopsy could help accused policeman's defense, legal experts say

(Reuters) - An independent autopsy that found George Floyd died solely from asphyxiation could actually bolster the defense of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing him, legal experts said. More »


Protests over Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

AMSTERDAM/MADRID (Reuters) - Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd who then died have sparked angry protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries. More »


Pelosi says legislation coming soon in response to Minneapolis George Floyd killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday promised legislation on racial profiling and other issues raised by the police killing of George Floyd, while other lawmakers warned against using troops to quell protests sweeping across the United States. More »


With rallies halted and tweets fact-checked, Trump campaign turns to smartphone app

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Should President Donald Trump and Twitter ultimately part ways, his campaign has a backup plan at the ready to get his voice out. More »


Special Report: U.S. school closures dramatically shrinking public education, Reuters finds

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jennifer Panditaratne’s third-grade daughter had been seeing a reading specialist once a week before her Florida school closed abruptly in March due to the novel coronavirus. More »


Exclusive: U.S. small business program handed out virus aid to many borrowers twice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A technical snafu in a U.S. government system caused many small businesses to receive loans twice or more under a federal aid program to help businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly a dozen people with knowledge of the matter said. More »


Biden vows to heal racial wounds, rips Trump as divisive: 'Is this who we want to be?'

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday blasted President Donald Trump's response to U.S. protests over racism and police misconduct, vowing to try to heal the country's racial divide and not "fan the flames of hate." More »


Wall Street advances on signs of economic rebound

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks posted modest gains on Tuesday as market participants looked past widespread social unrest and pandemic worries to focus instead on lifting lockdown restrictions and signs of economic recovery. More »


Canada's Trudeau, backed by rivals for now, has little chance to cash in on popularity boost

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is soaring in the polls amid widespread approval of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic but has little chance of cashing in soon on his popularity with voters, insiders and analysts say. More »


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