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(Reuters) - Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called on authorities to criminally charge a white police officer who knelt on an African-American man’s neck shortly before he died at a hospital. Frey said the Minnesota District Attorney for Hennepin County, where the city is located, should press charges a day after the officer along with three others were dismissed from the police force. On Monday, video was captured of the officers who were involved in the arrest...


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HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of people who rallied on Sunday to protest against Beijing’s plan to impose national security laws on the city. ...


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced its intention on Thursday to withdraw from the 35-nation Open Skies treaty allowing unarmed surveillance flights over member countries, the Trump administration’s latest move to pull the United States from a major global treaty....


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump may have fired State Department Inspector General Steve Linick because he was investigating U.S. military sales to Saudi Arabia, Democratic lawmakers said on Monday, although Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he sought Linick’s removal because his work was undermining the department. Trump announced the planned removal of Linick in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late on Friday. He was the fourth government inspe...


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The gunman in a deadly attack at a military base in Pensacola, Florida, last December was meticulous in his planning and had been radicalized overseas for at least five years, U.S. officials said Monday. The FBI learned of the contacts between the gunman, Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, and an al-Qaida operative after breaking the encryption on cellphones that had previously been locked. Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Chris Wray held a news conference to announce the development...


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Tampa Bay Rays All-Star pitcher Blake Snell says he will not take the mound this year if his pay is cut further, proclaiming: “I’m not playing unless I get mine.” “I’m not splitting no revenue. I want all mine,” the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner said on a Twitch stream Wednesday. “Bro, y’all got to understand, too, because y’all going to be like: ‘Bro, play for the love of the game. Man, what’s wrong with you, bro? Money should not be a thing.’ Bro, I’m risking my life. ...


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday started hearing arguments in a major showdown over presidential powers arising from President Donald Trump’s attempts to prevent Democratic-led congressional committees and a New York City prosecutor from getting his financial records.The nine justices kicked off a scheduled one-hour argument over attempts by House of Representatives committees to obtain the records in a pair of cases that test the authori...


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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jerry Stiller, who played two of American television’s most cantankerous fathers on the sitcoms “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” has died aged 92, his son Ben Stiller said on Twitter on Monday. “I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes,” wrote Ben, a Hollywood comedian who appeared with his father in “Zoolander” and other movies. “He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated h...


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As pandemic rages, anything goes for bitcoin's third 'halving' By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin is about to undergo a scheduled technical adjustment as the number of new coins awarded the computer wizards who “mine” the cryptocurrency will be cut in half, but forecasting which way its price will move afterward is more complicated now. Investors are widely anticipating this so-called “halving,” the third in bitcoin’s 11-year history. The previous events fueled...


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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities charged a white father and son with murder and put them in jail in the February shooting death of a black man they had pursued in a truck after spotting him running in their neighborhood. The charges Thursday came more than two months after Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed on a residential street just outside the port city of Brunswick. National o...



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