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Trump signs order on police reform after weeks of protests about racial injustice

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 13:10
President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday aimed at improving police practices and said that "Americans want law and order."
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U.S. appeals court rejects rule requiring drug prices in TV ads

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 13:08
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that struck down a Trump administration rule that required pharmaceutical companies to include the wholesale prices of their drugs in television advertisements.
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New Mexico man charged with shooting at conquistador protest

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:44
Albuquerque police have arrested a former city council candidate and charged him on Tuesday with shooting and critically injuring a protester in a group that was calling for the removal of a statue of a Spanish conquistador, local press reported.
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Trump says he met with families of victims of recent police violence

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:41
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he met with the relatives of victims of recent police and other violence, including the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the unarmed black Georgia man who was killed while jogging in February.
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U.S. EPA yet to decide on retroactive refinery waiver requests: senator

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:39
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has not yet taken action on petitions by refiners seeking retroactive biofuel blending waivers, Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa said on Tuesday.
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New York again reports lowest number of coronavirus deaths since outbreak started

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:35
New York on Tuesday again reported its lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths since the start of the outbreak, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters in Albany on Tuesday.
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Harvard professor pleads not guilty in U.S. to lying about China ties

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:22
A Harvard University professor pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that he lied to U.S. authorities about his ties to a China-run recruitment program and funding he received from the Chinese government for research.
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Fed Chair Powell says strong job market can reduce U.S. racial inequality

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 12:13
The best way the Federal Reserve can help reduce racial inequality is to return the U.S. labor market to its pre-coronavirus strength, U.S. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said on Tuesday, as he sidestepped questions over whether the Fed itself contributes to the problem.
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U.S. Justice Dept. employees to testify about political meddling, House panel says

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 11:35
Two Justice Department employees will testify to Congress next week about political influence on law enforcement activity, including one who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the Democratic-controlled panel said on Tuesday.
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U.S. House panel subpoenas career prosecutors over alleged political meddling at Justice Dept

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:55
The Democratically-controlled U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday said it had subpoenaed two career federal prosecutors to testify about the politicization of the Justice Department, including one who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks had past reprimand for use of force

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:54
The former Atlanta police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last week was previously reprimanded for use of force involving a firearm, according to records released to Reuters by the city's police department on Tuesday.
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Liberal groups warn Biden: Do more on policing reform or risk losing black support

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:49
More than 50 liberal groups have signed a letter to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, warning he could lose black voters' support unless he commits to more transformative policing reforms.
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'Woefully lax': report slams CIA cybersecurity after hacking tool leak

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:44
Many of the Central Intelligence Agency's most sensitive hacking tools were so poorly secured that it was only when WikiLeaks published them online in 2017 that the agency realized they had been compromised, according to a report released Tuesday.
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SUVs more deadly to pedestrians than cars: U.S. insurance study

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 10:13
SUVs are more likely than passenger cars to injure or kill pedestrians, according to a new U.S. insurance industry study which recommended design changes to improve safety.
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Pence says looking at other venues for Trump Tulsa rally

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 09:17
Officials are considering other venues in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for President Donald Trump's first campaign rally since the coronavirus shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as virus cases climb in Oklahoma and other states.
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COVID-19 cases surging in Alabama, South Carolina and Oklahoma

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 08:49
New cases of COVID-19 nearly doubled in Alabama and South Carolina in the second week of June compared to the prior seven days, a Reuters analysis found, as 17 U.S. states reported weekly increases in the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Texas to execute man convicted of killing elderly woman during robbery

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 07:35
A Texas man who was convicted of stabbing to death an elderly mobile-home park owner during a robbery with two accomplices two decades ago is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Tuesday.
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NYPD rules out criminality by Shake Shack after officers fall ill

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 07:29
New York's police department said on Tuesday it found no criminal behavior by staff of burger chain Shake Shack, after three officers complained of feeling ill and their union said their shakes may have been spiked with bleach.
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Explainer: The coronavirus risks of everyday activities as economies reopen

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 07:13
Americans have started returning to more normal lifestyles with the end of coronavirus lockdowns. But what activities are safe?
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Rep. Ilhan Omar's father dies due to coronavirus

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 02:19
Father of Somalia-born U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar died on Monday night of complications from the novel coronavirus, local media reported.
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