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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, joining a growing chorus of Republicans and military leaders criticizing Republican President Donald Trump amid nationwide protests. FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) takes part in an onstage interview with Aspen Institute President and
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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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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order that gives federal agencies emergency powers to fast-track major energy and other infrastructure projects by overriding environmental permitting requirements. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump walks out of the Oval Office to deliver a statement on the ongoing protests over racial inequality
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(Reuters) – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, responding to widespread protests decrying racism after the death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, ordered on Thursday the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state’s capital city of Richmond. Saying the statue should be detached from its pedestal “as
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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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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announces upgraded charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and charges against three other former police officers involved in the death of George Floyd in police custody, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Miller WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Minnesota Attorney General Ellison said on Wednesday that if
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators take part in a rally following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “Battlespace” was the word U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper used to describe protest sites in the United States. The top U.S. general then reinforced that image by appearing in downtown Washington in camouflage during a Monday evening crackdown. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper visits DC National Guard military officers guarding
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