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'Our Supreme Court did something': Iconic New York bar celebrates transgender ruling

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 01:20
A diverse crowd of New Yorkers wearing masks and waving the rainbow pride flag gathered on Monday at the Stonewall Inn, an iconic gay bar in Manhattan, to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling making it illegal for employers to fire workers because they are transgender.
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Three New York police ill after suspected contamination of drinks

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 01:14
Three New York City police officers fell ill and were hospitalized on Monday after drinking beverages at a fast-food outlet that a police association said were believed to have been contaminated with bleach.
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Man shot in New Mexico protest over conquistador sculpture

Reuters US News - Tue, 06/16/2020 - 00:58
A man was shot and wounded on Monday during a protest near a museum in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said, where demonstrators were reported to be trying to tear down a sculpture of a 16th-century Spanish conquistador.
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U.S. agency violated science policy by backing Trump hurricane tweet, report finds

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 22:50
The head of the U.S. agency that warns of dangerous weather violated its policy on scientific integrity with a statement last year backing a tweeted forecast by President Donald Trump about the path of a hurricane, according to a report released on Monday.
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Deeper inquiries launched into hanging deaths of two black men in California

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 21:59
The deaths of two black men found hanged from trees 10 days and 50 miles (80 km) apart in California, one in a municipal park, gained deeper scrutiny on Monday amid a public outcry that authorities were ready to prematurely rule both cases suicides.
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Some scold, others cheerlead: U.S. states tackle reopening differently

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 21:11
The two most populous U.S. states took markedly different approaches to reopening on Monday with New York scolding local governments for not enforcing social distancing and California encouraging counties to restart economies if they met criteria.
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Ohio set to send all voters absentee ballot applications before presidential election

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 21:06
Ohio has taken the first step toward sending every registered voter in the state an application for an absentee ballot for November's presidential election, Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Monday.
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Washington, D.C. residents latest in U.S. to call for slashing police funds

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 20:39
Dozens of Washington residents testified on Monday in a sometimes emotional and profanity-laced public hearing about stripping the federal district's police department of funding, after days of protests in the U.S. capital against racism and police brutality.
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Trump says ex-adviser Bolton will break the law if he publishes book

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 20:29
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law and face criminal liability if a book he has written about his time in the White House is published.
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U.S. presidential candidate Biden scores best fundraising month ever in May

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 20:13
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $80.8 million in May, the Biden campaign said on Monday, the most the campaign has collected in any month.
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Trump critical of FDA decision to revoke emergency use of drug he has promoted for COVID-19

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:18
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday revoked its emergency use authorization for hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, but quickly came under fire from President Donald Trump, who said only U.S. agencies have failed to grasp its benefit in fighting the coronavirus.
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Next LGBTQ rights legal battle looms after Supreme Court victory

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:17
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling protecting LGBT rights in the workplace sets the stage for another major legal fight over the scope of religious-rights exemptions to certain federal laws that could dilute the landmark decision's impact.
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New York City police disband rough street unit amid pressure for reform

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:14
The New York Police Department is disbanding its aggressive anti-crime unit, a move aimed at turning alienated residents into crime-stopping allies, part of a nationwide push for policing reforms following the killing of George Floyd.
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Trump to sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:11
U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday that will seek to improve how police officers treat African Americans and others by improving credentialing, training and mental health resources, administration officials said.
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U.S. attorney general orders execution dates set for four federal inmates

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 19:03
U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday ordered the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions for four federal death-row inmates, the Justice Department said in a statement.
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'Golden State Killer' suspect to plead guilty: LA Times

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 18:47
An ex-policeman in California charged with murder and kidnapping attributed to a serial predator dubbed the 'Golden State Killer' is expected to plead guilty in a deal that will spare him the death penalty, the L.A. Times reported on Monday.
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Trump order on police reform would use financial incentives

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 18:17
An executive order on police reform U.S. President Donald Trump will sign on Tuesday following nationwide protests against police brutality and racism would seek to use financial incentives to encourage police departments to adhere to best practices, a senior administration official said on Monday.
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Family demands justice after Atlanta police fatally shoot Rayshard Brooks in the back

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 18:13
Relatives of Rayshard Brooks, many of them in tears, called for justice and "drastic change" in policing after a white Atlanta officer fatally shot the African-American man in the back, and the city's mayor called for a shake-up in the force.
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New projection puts U.S. COVID-19 deaths at over 200,000 by October

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 18:07
A new forecast projects 201,129 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States through the beginning of October mainly due to reopening measures under way, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington said on Monday.
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U.S. airlines threaten to ban passengers who refuse to wear masks

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 17:17
U.S. airline passengers who refuse to wear facial coverings could have their flying privileges revoked, the industry's main lobby group said on Monday.
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