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FDA warns against combination of malaria drug and Gilead's remdesivir

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 17:07
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning to healthcare providers against administering malaria drug hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine in combination with Gilead Sciences' experimental COVID-19 drug, remdesivir.
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Supreme Court rejects cases over 'qualified immunity' for police

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 17:03
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear eight cases involving a legal defense called qualified immunity that can be used to shield government officials from lawsuits, including seven involving police accused of excessive force or other misconduct.
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After crowded NY bar scenes, Cuomo urges tighter enforcement of coronavirus rules

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:59
Scenes of merrymakers gathering outside bars prompted the governor of New York, the state hardest hit along with New Jersey by the coronavirus pandemic, to urge local officials and businesses on Monday to strictly enforce reopening guidelines.
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Trump touts hydroxychloroquine even as U.S. revokes emergency use status

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:49
President Donald Trump said on Monday other countries had provided great reports on the effectiveness of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for treatment of the deadly coronavirus, complaining that only U.S. agencies have failed to grasp its benefit.
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In landmark ruling, Supreme Court bars discrimination against LGBT workers

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:47
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday delivered a watershed victory for LGBT rights and a defeat for President Donald Trump's administration by ruling that a longstanding federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.
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Editors at U.S. government's Voice of America resign as Trump appointee arrives

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:37
The top two directors at Voice of America resigned on Monday, just as President Donald Trump's appointee began his role as chief executive of the parent organization of the U.S. government-run international broadcaster.
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Trump says ex-adviser Bolton breaks law if he publishes book

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:22
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his former national security adviser John Bolton will have broken the law if a book he has written is published.
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Atlanta mayor says to order police to de-escalate, intervene

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 16:19
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms on Monday said she would issue orders requiring police officers to de-escalate situations and imposing a duty to intervene when officers see another officer using force excessively.
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Trump says he will sign police reform executive order on Tuesday

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:46
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he will sign an executive order on police reform and hold a news conference on Tuesday, after several weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
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New York City police reassigning 600 anti-crime unit officers to other duties

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:44
The New York Police Department will immediately reassign some 600 plainclothes officers in its anti-crime unit to other duties, including its detective bureau and community policing, Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Monday.
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Trump says Supreme Court LGBT decision very powerful

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:38
President Donald Trump said on Monday he will live with the U.S. Supreme Court decision that a federal law barring workplace discrimination protects gay and transgender employees.
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U.S. Supreme Court turns away 10 gun rights cases

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:18
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a series of cases seeking to expand gun rights, showing that even with its conservative majority it remains hesitant about wading into the contentious issue.
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House member Rice, family members test positive for COVID-19

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:06
U.S. Representative Tom Rice, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Monday he, his wife and his son had all contracted COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
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Trump campaign to give Tulsa rally-goers masks, fever checks

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:53
People attending President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday will receive temperature checks, masks and hand sanitizer before entering the arena, the Republican's campaign said.
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U.S. CDC reports 2,085,769 coronavirus cases

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:50
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday reported 2,085,769 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 21,957 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 373 to 115,644.
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Presidential candidate Biden, Democratic Party raise $81 million in May

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:47
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $80.8 million in May, the Biden campaign said on Monday, the campaign's largest monthly sum of the presidential race.
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UK 'deeply disappointed' by sentence passed on ex-U.S. marine in Russia

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:35
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday he was deeply disappointed by Monday's verdict and sentence against Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was convicted of spying for the United States.
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After crowded bar scenes, New York governor urges better enforcement of coronavirus rules

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:25
Scenes of crowds gathering outside bars prompted New York's governor, his state hardest hit along with New Jersey by the coronavirus pandemic, to urge local officials and businesses on Monday to strictly honor reopening guidelines.
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U.S. Supreme Court clears way for pipeline to cross Appalachian Trail

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:21
Ruling against environmentalists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided that the federal government has the authority to allow a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.
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U.S. Supreme Court rejects cases over 'qualified immunity' for police

Reuters US News - Mon, 06/15/2020 - 14:18
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear eight cases involving a legal defense called qualified immunity that can be used to shield government officials from lawsuits including seven involving police accused of excessive force or other misconduct.
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