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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Cristobal on Saturday dumped rain from Louisiana to the Florida peninsula as it moved through the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, prompting evacuations of several southeast Louisiana towns and dozens of offshore oil platforms. Workers disembark from a helicopter after being evacuated from oil production platforms ahead of Tropical Storm Cristobal,
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ANNA, Illinois/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Before sundown on Thursday around 150 protesters marched down the main street in Anna, Illinois, past Bob’s Tavern, Oasis of Grace Church, Douglas Skating Rink and Casey’s General Store holding homemade signs and chanting “black lives matter.” Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd in
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Anthony Brennan III, age 60 of Kensington, Maryland, poses after he was charged with three counts of second-degree assault by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S. June 5, 2020. Maryland-National Capital Park Police/Handout via REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A cyclist whose videotaped confrontation with three youngsters posting flyers protesting racial injustice
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FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators face off with police in riot gear near the Capitol building, to protest Monday’s killing of African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer, in Denver, Colorado, U.S., May 28, 2020 in this image obtained from social media. Courtesy of Madison Lauterbach/Ms. Mayhem Magazine/@MsMayhem_Mag via REUTERS DENVER (Reuters) –
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DOVER, Del. (Reuters) – Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden on Friday criticized Republican President Donald Trump for prematurely celebrating a better-than-expected jobs report, saying the battered U.S. economy still faces an arduous rebuilding. U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event about the U.S. economy at Delaware
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FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Clorox bleach are displayed for sale on the shelves of a Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Arkansas June 4, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (Reuters) – More than a third of Americans misused cleaners and disinfectants to try to prevent infection by the coronavirus, according to a survey taken shortly after President Donald Trump
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FILE PHOTO: The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) is pictured as it enters the port in Da Nang, Vietnam, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Kham/File Photo (Reuters) – A U.S. aircraft carrier ship whose captain was removed for scathing remarks about a coronavirus outbreak onboard has returned to service in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said. Brett Crozier lost
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(Reuters) – Massachusetts’ top attorney asked the state’s public utilities regulator on Thursday to probe the future of the natural gas industry as the state moves away from burning fossil fuels because they contribute to climate change. FILE PHOTO: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey listens to a question during an interview with Reuters at her
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(Reuters) – The video of George Floyd’s death offers clues into how three former Minneapolis police officers charged with aiding and abetting his murder could defend themselves, from saying they didn’t know excessive force was used to deferring to a senior officer, according to some legal experts. FILE PHOTO: Former Minnesota police officer Tou Thao
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FILE PHOTO: Accused swindler Bernard Madoff exits the Manhattan federal court house in New York, U.S. on January 14, 2009. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday rejected Bernard Madoff’s request to be released early from prison because he was dying of kidney failure, saying the swindler had yet to
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FILE PHOTO: The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will release on Thursday a proposed overhaul of how costs and benefits factored in its major clean air rule-makings, a move that would affect the stringency of future regulations.
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(Reuters) – George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection was not listed as a factor in his death. FILE PHOTO: A portrait of George Floyd is shown after residents painted the boarded-up
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