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Coronavirus live news: deaths surge in Brazil and Russia as Trump says US is quitting WHO

President claims body has ‘failed to reform’; UK expert says country not ready to ease lockdown; Australia to relax rules on 1 June. All the developments liveTrump announces severing of ties with WHOCoronavirus latest: at a glance 1.26am BST Scientists are sifting through the sewage of a town in central Queensland to try to find the source of a Covid-19 infection that led to the death of 30-year-old Nathan Turner, the youngest person in Australia to die after contracting the virus.Queensland...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, Russia, US, United States, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Queensland, Brazil, Associated Press, Turner, Trump, Boone County, Camden County, Blackwater

Team Biden on Klobuchar: ‘We Need to Avoid Her’

In recent weeks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has positioned herself as a leading contender in the race to join former Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. But growing civil unrest in her home state of Minnesota in response to the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of a white police officer—and renewed scrutiny of her record as the top prosecutor in the state’s largest county—appears to have severely hampered her ambition to be the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee.“Vertig...
Tags: Florida, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Joe Biden, House, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Associated Press, Biden, Naacp, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, South Carolina, South

Where Things Stand: Charges Over George Floyd’s Death

The police officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground with his knee while Floyd repeatedly shouted that he couldn’t breathe has been arrested. The Associated Press just reported the news. We’ll get you more details as we learn them, but it is still unclear what he’s been charged with. If you’re reading this, you don’t need me to outline the events that have transpired in Minnesota, and the White House, over the last 24 hours. Protests over the death of George Floyd escalated over night. Tr...
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The killing of George Floyd must spur greater police accountability

The Memorial Day killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has rightly spurred nationwide outrage. Once again, we have a case of the police killing someone who did not deserve the death penalty. And once again, we have another story of a black American on the receiving end of unjustified police violence. According to the Associated Press, police were called after Floyd, who lost his job due to the stay-at-home order, allegedly tried to use a counterfeit $20 bill. While ...
Tags: Minneapolis, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Editorials, Associated Press, John Phillips, Floyd, United States Supreme Court, Minneapolis Minnesota, Xavier Becerra, Chauvin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin

Florida man spent 24 hours vandalizing high school in the nude

Miramar, Florida police arrested Matthew Crandall, 21, for allegedly breaking into Miramar High School and smashing up the place. He wore only a hat and headphones as he destroyed computers and TVs and apparently caused major flooding. The total wreckage is estimated at $100,000. Crandall was identified from surveillance footage. According to the Associated Press, "it’s not known whether he has ties to the school." (Thanks to our Florida bureau chief, Charles Pescovitz!)
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Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday after three days of often-violent protests that resulted in fires and looting across parts of Minneapolis. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said state investigators arrested Derek Chauvin, who was one of four officers fired this week, but he did not provide details. The state attor...
Tags: Florida, New York, News, Protest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Police, Milwaukee, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Associated Press, Donald Trump

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS — The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Freeman did not provide immediate details, but s...
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Positive environmental news May 2020

This is The Climate Win, the most positive sustainability news around the world every week. Beginning in the 1970s, the United States and other Western countries began shipping recyclable plastic waste to China. China had the infrastructure, and the labor, to recycle the plastic and other cheap scrap recyclables like paper. But in January of 2018, the country began restricting the imports of these recyclables. In the months following the announcement, US recycling was thrown into chaos. What ...
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7 shot at Louisville protest over fatal police shooting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At least seven people were shot in Louisville as hundreds of protesters converged on City Hall demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot in March by police who broke down her door. Louisville Metro Police said early Friday that at least one person was in critical condition. “No officers discharged their service weapons,” and all seven shot were civilians, police spokesman Sgt. Lamont Washington wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “I feel th...
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Protests Over Death Of George Floyd Spread To Cities Around The Country

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent, with windows smashed at the Ohio Statehouse and storefronts along surrounding downtown streets. The crowd of around 400 people entered into a standoff with Columbus police Thursday night, blocking the in...
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California Politicians Won’t Get 1st Pay Raise in Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state lawmakers and other top elected officials won’t be getting a pay increase for the first time in five years as the state faces a major budget deficit and mass unemployment induced by the coronavirus. The California Citizens Compensation Commission, a public board that sets salaries for public officials, voted unanimously Thursday to keep officials’ pay flat for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Gov. Gavin Newsom will make nearly $210,000. State legislato...
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USAID’s New ‘Religious Freedom Advisor’ Spent Years Bashing Islam

In May of 2015, a man who this week became a “religious freedom advisor” in the Trump administration shared an article celebrating the oppression of Muslims in China. It was one of many posts published by Mark Kevin Lloyd — a Tea Party activist, political consultant and new Trump administration official — warning of the dangers of Islam. Over the years, Lloyd has called the world’s second-largest religion a “barbaric cult,” described it as “violent,” and said then-President Barack Obama was s...
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Coronavirus live news: Paris no longer a Covid-19 'red zone' as France moves into new lockdown phase

France prepares to enter phase two of lockdown relaxation; South Korean fficials re-implement lockdown measures in Seoul; Kenya records highest one-day case riseGlobal report: Trump silent on US death toll as South Korea sees new Covid-19 riseUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 5.27pm BST Israel has launched a campaign to test 100,000 people for coronavirus antibodies, in preparation for a potentia...
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US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights

Connecticut's policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the U.S. Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state to change course to keep federal funding and influence others to do the same. A letter from the department's civil rights office, a copy of which was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, came in response to a complaint filed last year by sev...
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Steve Madden reports $17.5M loss in first quarter

The footwear and accessories retailer posted revenue of $359.2 million in the period, surpassing Street forecasts.
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Mail-In Voting Could Turn Election Day Into Election Week

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner of November’s presidential race on election night, a scenario that is fueling worries about whether President Donald Trump will use the delay to sow doubts about the results. State election officials in some key battleground states have recently warned that it may take days to count what they expect will be a surge of ballots sent by mail out of concern for safety amid the pandemic. In a...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Senate, California News, San Francisco, Joe Biden, Ap, Pennsylvania, Gop, Arizona, Wisconsin, Philadelphia, Michigan, Associated Press, Republican, Donald Trump

Outrage in Iran over gruesome 'honour killing' of teenage girl

Iran’s president has called for so-called honour killings to be outlawed following the gruesome murder of a teenage girl, allegedly by her father, for running away from home with an older man. Romina Ashrafi, 14, was allegedly beheaded by her father as punishment for fleeing her home in Talesh, near Tehran, with a 29-year-old man. The couple were detained and Romina was handed back to her family as her father appeared to have forgiven her, according to the state news agency IRNA. But on May 21, ...
Tags: News, Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Associated Press, Tehran, Cabinet, IRNA, Romina, Romina Ashrafi, Talesh

1 Man Dead Amid Protests And Looting In Minneapolis Over George Floyd Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fires burned and looters struck Thursday after violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked a Minneapolis neighborhood for a second straight night, with damage stretching for miles across the city and Mayor Jacob Frey appealing to the governor to activate the National Guard. Amid the violence, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday night near a pawn shop. Asked to confirm reports that he had been shot by a store owner, police spokesman John Elder sai...
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A new poll shows one in 5 people would refuse a COVID-19 vaccine as companies race to create one

A new AP-NORC poll published Wednesday revealed about one in five people would refuse a coronavirus vaccine, and only about half of Americans would get the vaccination, as scientists race to create one. The data comes as the US reached a grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus. "There's still a large amount of uncertainty around taking the vaccine," Caitlin Oppenheimer, senior vice president of Public Health at NORC, told AP. "There is a lot of opportunity to communicate with Ame...
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Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally collected location data from smartphone users even after they opted out (GOOG, GOOGL)

Arizona has filed a lawsuit against Google accusing it of illegally collecting smartphone users' location data, attorney general Mark Brnovich said in a press release on Wednesday. The lawsuit claims Google violated Arizona's consumer fraud laws by tracking users' locations even when they had disabled location tracking settings and demands Google repay any money it made as a result. "The Attorney General and the contingency fee lawyers filing this lawsuit appear to have mischaracterized our se...
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Mayor: Officer who put knee on man's neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody.Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged in the death of George Floyd. The footage recorded by a bystander shows Chauvin with his knee on Floyd's neck as Floyd gasps for breath on the ground with his face again...
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Arizona sues Google over 'deceptive' location tracking

PHOENIX — Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemned from an investigation that began after The Associated Press reported on Google's location tracking in 2018.The suit alleges Google violated the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act and it seeks to claw back profits from the tracking.“Every company has a responsibility to be truthful t...
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Playwright And AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies Of Pneumonia At 84

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer’s husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died Wednesday of pneumonia. “We have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior. Hi...
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Police Fire Tear Gas At Crowd Protesting Against Killing Of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To the general public, the video of a white police officer pressing his knee into the neck of a black man prone on the street, crying out for help until he finally stopped moving, was horrifying. Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor’s full backing. But despite their dismissal, whether the incident will be considered criminal, or even excessive force, is a more complicated question that will...
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Only Half of Americans Say They'll Get Vaccinated For Covid-19 According to New Poll

Only about half of Americans say that they’d like to get vaccinated for the new coronavirus if or when a vaccine becomes available, according to a new poll from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll, which was conducted between May 14-18, is a troubling sign that Americans may…Read more...
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US closes probes into 3 senators over their stock trades

Federal law enforcement officials are narrowing their focus in the stock investigation to Sen. Richard Bu
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Andrew Cuomo gave immunity to nursing home execs after big campaign donations

Critics say data proves New York’s liability shield is linked to higher nursing home death rates during the pandemic * Coronavirus – live US updates * Live global updatesAs Governor Andrew Cuomo faced a spirited challenge in his bid to win New York’s 2018 Democratic primary, his political apparatus got a last-minute boost: a powerful healthcare industry group suddenly poured more than $1m into a Democratic committee backing his campaign.Less than two years after that flood of cash from the Gre...
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Black man dies after video shows officer kneeling on neck

By AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis was seen on a bystander’s video pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck during the arrest and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man stopped moving. The death Monday night after a struggle with officers was under investigation by the FBI and state law enforcement authorities. It drew comparisons to the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in 2014 in...
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Sweden Defends Coronavirus Response As Toll Continues To Rise

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s government defended its response to the COVID-19 global pandemic on Tuesday despite the Scandinavian country now reporting one of the highest mortality rates in the world with 4,125 fatalities, or about 40 deaths per 100,000 people. “Transmission is slowing down, the treatment of COVID-19 patients in intensive care is decreasing significantly, and the rising death toll curve has been flattened,” Foreign Minister Ann Linde told foreign correspondents at a briefing in ...
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Coronavirus live news: Putin says Russia past peak of outbreak on day country records highest daily death toll

WHO warns of second peak as global cases pass 5.5m; Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; world health leaders urge green recoveryGlobal report: ‘disaster’ looms as WHO warns of second peakLeo Varadkar denies picnic with friends broke Covid-19 rulesDominic Cummings refuses to resign or apologise for lockdown breachUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.24pm BST The Spanish government has declared 10 days ...
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