Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists: NYT

The Trump administration has selected five companies as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing senior officials.

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03.Jun.2020


Sharp decline in emergency visits seen in early days of coronavirus pandemic: U.S. study

Emergency department visits fell 42% across the United States during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic compared to the same period last year, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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03.Jun.2020


'Here in New York we actually read the bible', says Cuomo in jab at Trump

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday took a swipe at U.S. President Donald Trump for a staged photo holding a Bible in front of a church near the White House, a visit made possible after protesters were cleared with rubber bullets and tear gas.

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03.Jun.2020


Exclusive: Former police officer accused of killing George Floyd gets new lawyer

The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd is being represented by a new lawyer in the racially charged case that has sparked protests across the United States over police brutality, according to people involved in the case.

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03.Jun.2020


'No justice, no peace': Tens of thousands in London protest death of Floyd

Tens of thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" marched through central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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03.Jun.2020


Walmart removes firearms, ammunition from floor display as protests rage in U.S.

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it shifted firearms and ammunition out of sales floors of some U.S. stores amid nationwide protests over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police last week.

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03.Jun.2020


Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand amid protests

The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world protests against police brutality.

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03.Jun.2020


U.S. indicts four chicken executives, alleges price fixing

Federal authorities have indicted four officials from two chicken companies for allegedly fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler chickens across the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday.

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03.Jun.2020


Heads of U.S. automakers, other Michigan companies condemn racism, injustice

Top executives of the Detroit Three automakers and other major Michigan employers on Wednesday condemned racism and injustice in the United States following the death last week of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police, carefully joining a charged national debate.

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03.Jun.2020


U.S. defense chief opposes deploying troops to quell protests, despite Trump threats

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday he does not support invoking the Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest for now, despite President Donald Trump's threats to militarize America's response to mass protests.

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03.Jun.2020


U.S. assessment finds opportunists drive protest violence, not extremists

President Donald Trump has blamed leftwing extremist groups for instigating nights of looting and violence in cities across the United States, but an intelligence assessment offers limited evidence that organized extremists are behind the turmoil.

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03.Jun.2020


U.S. crowds defy curfews to protest George Floyd's death, but violence subsides

U.S. protesters ignored curfews as they vented their anger over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, but there was a drop in violence overnight and President Donald Trump's defense secretary said he opposed sending in troops.

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03.Jun.2020


UK's Johnson 'appalled and sickened' by George Floyd's death

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and that his message to President Donald Trump was that racism had no place in society.

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03.Jun.2020


Deutsche Bank faces action from NY regulators over Epstein ties: sources

Deutsche Bank could face enforcement action by New York regulators investigating its ties to the late U.S. financier and accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, two sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Wednesday.

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03.Jun.2020


Trump says did not ask for protesters to be moved before visit to church: Fox News Radio

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not ask for protesters to be moved before he walked to a partially burned historic church near the White House to pose for photographs with a Bible and top aides.

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03.Jun.2020


Iran's Khamenei says Floyd's killing exposes real nature of U.S.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the killing of George Floyd in police custody had exposed the true nature of the rulers of the United States.

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03.Jun.2020


Germany, shocked by George Floyd death, vows to counter racism

The German government is shocked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed American black man, at the hands of police and must work to counter racism at home like other countries, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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03.Jun.2020


Sporadic violence flares in latest U.S. protests over Floyd death

Tens of thousands of people defied curfews to take to the streets of U.S. cities on Tuesday for an eighth night of protests over the death of a black man in police custody, as National Guard troops lined the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

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03.Jun.2020


Pope urges U.S reconciliation, condemns racism and street violence

Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the United States on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is "self-destructive and self-defeating".

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03.Jun.2020


UK police say appalled by death of Floyd and violence which followed

British police said they were appalled by the way George Floyd lost his life and by the violence which followed in U.S. cities but called on potential protesters in the United Kingdom to work with police as coronavirus restrictions remain in place.

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03.Jun.2020