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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in George Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The white Minneapolis policeman who pinned an unarmed black man with a knee to the neck before the man later died was arrested and charged with murder, a prosecutor said on Friday, after three nights of violent protests rocked the Midwestern city. Learn More


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Trump says doesn't want 'shooting' after Minneapolis riot over police killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of violent protests in Minneapolis over the police killing of an unarmed black man. More »


Biden calls for 'real leadership' after Trump alludes to violence after police killing

DETROIT (Reuters) - Joe Biden on Friday called for justice and "real leadership", accusing President Donald Trump of encouraging violence by threatening deadly military force to stop rioters in Minneapolis protesting the police killing of an unarmed black man. More »


New York City expected to reopen on June 8, five upstate regions OK for phase 2: Cuomo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City is "on track" to enter phase one of reopening on June 8, New York Governor Cuomo said on Friday as he announced that five upstate regions will now transition to phase two which includes businesses like barber shops and hair salons. More »


Florida officials approve Walt Disney World reopening plans

(Reuters) - Florida officials have approved plans for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World in Orlando starting on July 11, according to a memo from a state agency released on Friday. More »


Prototype of new SpaceX rocket Starship explodes on Texas test pad

(Reuters) - A prototype of SpaceX's upcoming heavy-lift rocket, Starship, exploded on Friday during ground tests in south Texas as Elon Musk's space company pursued an aggressive development schedule to fly the launch vehicle for the first time. More »


Washington, D.C., will cut speed limit on residential streets to 20 mph

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mayor of the U.S. capital said Friday Washington D.C. will reduce the speed limit on most local city streets by 20% to 20 miles per hour starting June 1 in a bid to reduce pedestrian deaths. More »


Lyft violates Washington DC sick day law during pandemic, lawsuit claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lyft Inc was sued on Friday by a former driver who accused the ride-sharing company of failing to provide required paid sick leave to drivers in Washington, D.C., a policy she said could fuel the spread of the coronavirus. More »


Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health department

(Reuters) - Missouri's only abortion clinic on Friday won its case against the state's health department to remain open, as an independent arbiter found the agency was unjustified in denying the clinic's application to renew its license. More »


U.S. college towns on edge as coronavirus threatens football season

(Reuters) - In 2019, Dante Lucchesi and his Champs Sports Grill in State College, Pennsylvania, were on a roll. More »


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