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Washington, D.C., police union moves to block release of body cam footage

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Washington, D.C., police union said on Monday it asked a court to block the mandatory release of body camera footage and names of police officers involved in shootings. Learn More


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Mass looting breaks out in Chicago; shots fired, 100 arrested

(Reuters) - Chicago police exchanged gunfire with looters and arrested more than 100 people after crowds swarmed Chicago's luxury commercial district early Monday, looting stores, smashing windows and clashing with officers for hours, police said. More »


Gas explosion destroys Baltimore homes, one dead and children trapped

(Reuters) - A gas explosion ripped through a Baltimore neighborhood on Monday, killing at least one person, injuring four and trapping children as the blast destroyed at least three homes, firefighters said. More »


Mnuchin sees possible virus aid deal, but no talks set with Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said the Trump administration and Congress could reach a coronavirus aid deal as soon as this week, but Democrats said the two sides have not spoken since talks collapsed last Friday. More »


COVID-19 cases in U.S. children soared in late July, report says

(Reuters) - The number of new COVID-19 cases among children in the United States rose 40% in the last two weeks of July, according to a report released just weeks before tens of millions of American students are scheduled to begin the new school year. More »


Schumer says Democrats ready for coronavirus aid talks, if Republicans move

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats are ready to return to the negotiating table over coronavirus relief, if Republicans would agree to a larger bill than they have been willing to accept up to now. More »


U.S. COVID-19 deaths drop for first time in four weeks

(Reuters) - The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 fell 16% to about 7,200 people last week, the first decline in deaths after four weeks of increases, according to a Reuters tally of state and county reports. More »


Trump considers Gettysburg backdrop for presidential nomination speech

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he is weighing delivering his speech accepting the Republican nomination later this month either at the White House or at the site of the Civil War battleground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More »


Judge blocks Uber, Lyft from classifying drivers as contractors in California

(Reuters) - A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. More »


Trump lawyers keep up fight against tax records subpoena, plan new legal move

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that a grand jury subpoena for his tax returns was overly broad and issued in bad faith and that as president he deserves extra protection from what he called harassment by Manhattan's district attorney. More »


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