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Jun 18, 2020

Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president
Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

What is next for immigrant 'Dreamers' after U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 against President Donald Trump's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that offers work permits and deportation relief to certain immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. prison riot teams faulted for injuring staff during exercises
U.S. Bureau of Prisons riot teams that helped protect the White House during protests earlier this month injured employees by deploying flash bang grenades and pepper spray during exercises last year, the Justice Department's internal watchdog has found.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Pelosi urges Senate to take up 'Dreamers' bill after top court ruling
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday urged the Senate to take up legislation previously passed by the Democratic-led House in support of so-called "Dreamers" now that the Supreme Court has blocked President Donald Trump's effort to end their protections.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Trump says process to deal with Dreamer immigrants must start all over
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said a legal solution was needed to address the hundreds of thousands of so-called Dreamer immigrants after the nation's top court blocked his earlier effort to end their protections, but gave no other details on how he planned to proceed.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Kaepernick joins Medium, will create content on race and civil rights
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has joined the board of directors of Medium and will work on content focused on race and civil rights, the U.S.-based online publishing platform announced on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Thousands evacuated in Arizona as wildfires scorch U.S. Southwest
Over 2,000 people were evacuated from three large wildfires in Arizona on Thursday as dry conditions and gusty winds whipped blazes across the U.S. Southwest.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Trump to release new list of conservative Supreme Court nominees
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he planned to release a new list of conservative nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court dealt him a major setback on his hardline immigration policies.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to fill SEC Democratic commissioner slot
The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Atlanta officer says he is not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case
Devin Brosnan, one of the two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer said on Thursday, contradicting an assertion by the lead prosecutor on the case.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Ex-U.S. counterterrorism analyst sentenced to 2.5 years over media leaks
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former counterterrorism analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to serve two and a half years in prison for leaking classified material about a foreign country's weapons system to two journalists, the Justice Department said.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security
Top officials from Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to serve as Democratic SEC commissioner
The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

New York Governor Cuomo slams federal government for coronavirus response
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday slammed the federal government's handling of the coronavirus and called it an "undeniable mistake."

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Top Pentagon official Wheelbarger resigns as critics accuse Trump of seeking 'loyalists'
Kathryn Wheelbarger, one of the Pentagon's most prominent and respected policy officials, is resigning after three years in the job at a time when critics have accused President Donald Trump of prioritizing perceived "loyalists" for top national security posts, sources told Reuters on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Artists paint New York shops boarded up after looting to raise hope
Boarded-up shops, a depressing sight for New Yorkers after looters infiltrated anti-racism marches in the city's trendiest neighborhoods, are being transformed into canvases of hope with paintbrushes wielded by a small army of artists.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay aims to hold police accountable through art
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is urging writers, dancers, poets and other artists to help make the names of abusive police officers as well known as their victims.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Pelosi says Trump 'ethically unfit' for presidency, will continue oversight
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday revelations in a book by a former top White House aide show President Donald Trump is unfit and unprepared to be president and Democrats will continue oversight of the Republican president's behavior.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Trump: U.S. Supreme Court decisions 'horrible'
President Donald Trump on Thursday railed against the U. S. Supreme Court's "horrible" decisions, seemingly referring to recent rulings that gay and transgender workers are protected under federal employment laws and blocking his bid to end legal protections for immigrants known as "Dreamers."

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Portraits of former Confederate House speakers to be removed: Pelosi
Portraits of four former House of Representatives speakers who served the Confederacy will be removed from the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Factbox: Who are the immigrant 'Dreamers' affected by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration erred in ending a program that offered work permits and protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, a group often called the "Dreamers."

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Atlanta officer says not 'state's witness' in Rayshard Brooks case, contradicting prosecutor
Devin Brosnan, one of two Atlanta police officers charged in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, has not agreed to be a witness for the prosecution, his lawyer told Reuters on Thursday, contradicting an assertion made by the lead prosecutor on the case.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Trump bid to end 'Dreamers' immigrant program
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a President Donald Trump a major setback on his hardline immigration policies, ruling against his bid to end a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants, dubbed "Dreamers," who entered the United States illegally as children.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

New York City to enter phase two of reopening on June 22: mayor
New York City will begin phase two of reopening on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday, citing continued improvements in coronavirus data.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Juneteenth, reparations and African-American history with Keisha N. Blain
Ahead of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday marking the abolition of slavery in the United States, Lauren Young and Arlene Washington of Reuters spoke with Keisha N. Blain, an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and president of the African American Intellectual History Society, as part of our #AskReuters Twitter chat series.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Democrats consider next steps after Bolton revelations on Trump
Democratic lawmakers on Thursday said they were considering next steps, including a subpoena, on how to respond to allegations by former top White House aide John Bolton that President Donald Trump sought foreign help to get re-elected.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Jean Kennedy Smith, last surviving sibling of JFK, is dead at 92
Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of slain President John F. Kennedy, who as U.S. ambassador to Ireland in the 1990s played a pivotal role in the Northern Irish peace process, died on Wednesday at age 92.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Biden launches first major advertising campaign in battle against Trump
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden launched his first major advertising blitz in six battleground states on Thursday as he intensified his effort to defeat President Donald Trump in November's election.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Bolton says Trump unfit for office as book alleges sweeping misdeeds
Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. president is unfit for office, according to interview excerpts released on Thursday after portions of the top aide's upcoming book revealed a withering portrayal of his ex-boss.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Brussels adds George Floyd memorial to large mural collection
Brussels added to its large collection of murals on Thursday with a newly commissioned work in memory of African-American George Floyd, whose killing by police has sparked global protests against racism and police violence.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

U.S. senators unveil bill to curb foreign espionage, influence on campuses
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators unveiled legislation on Thursday aimed at protecting research and innovation on U.S. campuses and prevent suspected theft of intellectual property by China and other countries.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

Months before election, Trump finds himself at odds with most Americans' views
The temporary fences that separated protesters from the White House have come down. But its occupant, President Donald Trump, appears to be more isolated than ever.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

China says it has no intention of interfering in U.S. elections
China said on Thursday it has no intention of interfering in the U.S. elections, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, who has said that Trump had sought Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.

Reuters US News
Jun 18, 2020

B&G Foods to review Cream of Wheat brand amid debate on racial inequality
B&G Foods is reviewing the packaging of its Cream of Wheat porridge, becoming the fourth brand with an African American mascot to take the step amid a national debate over racial inequality in the United States.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Shooting charge dropped against suspected New Mexico shooter
A New Mexico prosecutor on Wednesday dropped a shooting charge against an Albuquerque man suspected of shooting a protester and called for further investigations after allegations the protester was armed at the time he was shot.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Trump says U.S. will not lock down again amid rising coronavirus cases
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States would not close businesses again as several states reported rising numbers of new coronavirus infections.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Republican U.S. Senator Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

COVID-19 cases surge in Oklahoma, other states ahead of Trump's Tulsa rally
Several U.S. states including Oklahoma reported a surge in new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, just days before a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa that will rank as the nation's largest social gathering by far in three months.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Factbox: All the president's countries featured so far in ex-Trump adviser's book
China was not the only country mentioned in a litany of allegations that former national security adviser John Bolton makes about U.S. President Donald Trump in excerpts https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-bolton-book/trump-asked-china-to-help-him-win-in-2020-offered-favors-to-dictators-bolton-says-idUSKBN23O3B7 published on Wednesday of his book, "The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir."

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Facing Arizona surge, Navajos reimpose virus curfew
The Navajo Nation has reimposed 57-hour weekend curfews to protect citizens from a surge in coronavirus cases in neighboring Arizona after the largest Native American reservation managed to flatten its own COVID-19 curve.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Atlanta prosecutors hope to persuade jury to second-guess officer who shot Brooks
Prosecutors seeking to convict Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe for murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks must try to persuade jurors to do something they rarely do - second guess split-second police decisions.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Mothers as 'trauma surgeons:' the anguish of raising black boys in America
Raising black boys in America involves "constant mental anguish," Danielle Pattillo, a special education teacher in New York City and mother to two sons, ages 14 and 22, said.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. actor Danny Masterson charged with raping three women
"That 70s Show" actor Danny Masterson has been charged with raping three women in separate incidents in 2001 and 2003, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Trump asked China to help him win in 2020, offered 'favors to dictators,' Bolton says
In a withering behind-the-scenes portrayal, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him of sweeping misdeeds that included explicitly seeking Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash may have become disoriented in heavy fog, NTSB says
The pilot of a helicopter that crashed in foothills near Los Angeles, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Factbox: What's the difference between three U.S. plans for police reform
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to address police misconduct following the killing of an African American man, George Floyd, in police custody.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Ahead of Trump rally, coronavirus cases surge in Oklahoma, other states
Just days before U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, the biggest event in the country since pandemic restrictions were imposed in March, new coronavirus cases are surging in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona and elsewhere.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Unemployment payments backlog draws hundreds to Kentucky's capital
Hundreds of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus crisis but have been unable to get their unemployment insurance checks converged at the Kentucky's Capitol in Frankfort early Wednesday to seek in-person help.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Biden says Trump is 'surrendering' to coronavirus, putting lives at risk
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "surrendering" to the coronavirus pandemic and failing to stay prepared for a resurgence that could put a U.S. economic recovery at risk.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Ex-security adviser Bolton says Trump sought China's Xi's help to win re-election
In a series of allegations, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Wednesday that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping's help to win re-election during a closed-door June 2019 meeting.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Atlanta police officer charged with murder in shooting death of Rayshard Brooks
A fired Atlanta police officer has been charged with felony murder and another officer faces lesser charges in the shooting death last week of Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant, a Georgia county prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Supreme Court LGBT ruling gives hope to those challenging military transgender ban
Nic Talbott, a transgender man, was driving his truck in Chicago when his phone started buzzing in July 2017. With just over 50 words on Twitter, his dream to join the military seemed to have been destroyed.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Americans face new coronavirus challenge: a shortage of coins
Banks across the United States are facing a shortage of coins during coronavirus crisis, prompting the U.S. Federal Reserve to ration distribution and work with the U.S. Mint to boost supply.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Most U.S. airports resilient to traffic slump so far: Fitch
Most U.S. airports are financially equipped to withstand the coronavirus-led slump in passenger traffic, which is expected to persist for the rest of 2020, credit rating agency Fitch Ratings said in a report on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Ahead of Trump rally in Oklahoma, coronavirus cases surge in several states
Just days before U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, the biggest event in the country since pandemic restrictions were imposed in March, new coronavirus cases are surging in Oklahoma, Arizona and other states.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passes major conservation bill
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a major conservation bill that would permanently direct $900 million a year to a long-standing federal program aimed at acquiring and protecting public lands.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Black patients with COVID-19 in Atlanta more likely to be hospitalized: CDC
A study of coronovirus patients in Atlanta has found that black patients are more likely to be hospitalized than white patients, highlighting racial disparities in the U.S. healthcare system, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Requiring masks 'political hazard' as COVID-19 surges in California breadbasket
The first wave of COVID-19 came slowly to San Joaquin County in the heart of California's breadbasket, but the much-feared second surge is roaring through, sickening as many people in the two weeks since Memorial Day as in March and April combined.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Americans face new coranavirus challenge: a shortage of coins
Banks across the United States are facing a shortage of coins during coronavirus crisis, prompting the U.S. Federal Reserve to ration distribution and work with the U.S. Mint to boost supply.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Biden focuses on economic recovery in battleground state trip
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will highlight his plan to safely reopen a U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday on his third visit this month to the must-win election battleground state of Pennsylvania.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. CDC reports 2,132,321 coronavirus cases and 116,862 deaths
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday reported 2,132,321 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 27,975 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 722 to 116,862.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Republicans launch another pro-Biden Super PAC to help defeat Trump
Republicans who worked for U.S. Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush have formed a Super PAC to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in November, the latest group launched by members of Trump's own party who will work to see him defeated.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Republican Sen. Scott unveils police reforms, Democrats push for broader changes
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Trump supports Senate Republicans' policing bill: White House
U.S. President Donald Trump fully backs Senate Republicans' police reform bill unveiled earlier on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters at a briefing.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. lawmaker says seeking bipartisan legislation on airline mask rules
A U.S. senator said on Wednesday he was hoping for bipartisan support in Congress for mandatory rules on masks for air travel after the head of the Federal Aviation Administration again resisted calls for a mandate.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Ahead of Trump rally in Tulsa, new coronavirus cases set records in Oklahoma
New coronavirus cases in Oklahoma increased by a record amount just days ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, the biggest event in the country since pandemic restrictions were imposed in March.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Civil rights groups urge companies to pause ad spending on Facebook
Several U.S. civil rights groups have called upon some of the world's largest companies to pause advertising on Facebook Inc, saying the social network is not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platform.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

USTR favors tariffs to boost domestic production of medical equipment
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday said he believed that medical products needed to fight the current coronavirus pandemic and any future outbreaks should be made domestically and he favored tariffs to ensure that occurred.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Republicans unveil police reforms as Democrats advance more aggressive plan
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a law enforcement reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress sought to curb racial discrimination and police abuses three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Florida, Arizona spike after record-setting day in six states
Coronavirus cases spiked in Arizona and Florida on Wednesday, a day after those states and four others reported record daily increases of new infections.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

New York has lowest U.S. coronavirus infection rate, Cuomo says
New York, once the U.S. epicenter of coronavirus infections, now has the country's lowest rate of virus spread as the state's death toll and number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 continue to decline, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Insider-trading investigation against U.S. senator dismissed
The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee has cleared Senator Kelly Loeffler of wrongdoing in connection with stock trades, her office said on Wednesday, after the wealthy Republican - who is in a tough election race - was criticized over share sales during the coronavirus outbreak.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. civil rights groups call for pausing ad spending on Facebook
U.S.-based civil rights groups have urged large global corporations to pause advertising on Facebook Inc during July, saying the world's largest social network is not doing enough to stop hate speech on its platform.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Charging decision to be announced in Atlanta police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks
A Georgia county prosecutor is set to announce on Wednesday whether a fired Atlanta police officer will face criminal charges in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant last week.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Iowa governor pledges to restore voting rights to some felons
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has committed to restoring voting rights to those with past felony convictions, according to a Radio Iowa report, potentially expanding the electorate in a state that could be competitive in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence
The brother of the late George Floyd called on the top U.N. human rights body on Wednesday to investigate police brutality and racial discrimination in the United States.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Biden to discuss economic recovery plan in key battleground visit
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will discuss plans to safely reopen a U.S. economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic when he visits the must-win election battleground of Pennsylvania on Wednesday for the third time this month.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Senate Republicans launch police reform bill to rival Democrats
U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a new police reform bill on Wednesday as a rival to more sweeping Democratic legislation, as Congress struggled to address racial disparities in law enforcement three weeks after the death of George Floyd.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

New U.S. pandemic watchdog says data, tech issues challenge oversight work
U.S. government agencies overseeing everything from airlines to hospitals face steep hurdles in tracking and monitoring $2.4 trillion in taxpayer-funded novel coronavirus relief aimed at propping up the U.S. economy, an interagency government watchdog said on Wednesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Brother of George Floyd backs U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence
The brother of the late George Floyd called on the top U.N. human rights body on Wednesday to investigate police brutality and racial discrimination in the United States.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Decision due on charges in Atlanta police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks
A Georgia county prosecutor is expected to announce as early as Wednesday whether a fired Atlanta police officer will face criminal charges in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant last week.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Cinnamon rolls to the rescue in New York's COVID-19 lockdown
When coronavirus locked down New York, opera singer Claire Kuttler turned to her favorite pastime, baking. 

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. 'not above scrutiny', urges other states to be open on racism: statement
The United States is grappling with racial discrimination and implementing police reforms after the killing of George Floyd, but other countries should show the same level of openness, a U.S. envoy said on Wednesday ahead of a U.N. debate on racism.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Trump to lay out strategy Wednesday to prevent suicides by veterans: officials
President Donald Trump's administration will lay out a broad strategy on Wednesday aimed at helping to prevent suicides by U.S. veterans and other Americans, administration officials told Reuters.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. 'not above scrutiny', seeks openness on rights issues at U.N.: statement
The United States is grappling with racial discrimination and implementing police reforms after the killing of George Floyd, but other countries should show the same level of openness, the U.S. envoy said on Wednesday ahead of a U.N. debate on racism.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Decision pending on charges in Atlanta police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks
A Georgia prosecutor is expected to announce as early as Wednesday whether a former Atlanta police officer will face any charges in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks at a Wendy's parking lot last week.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

In Tulsa, fears that Trump rally may worsen racial unrest, spread of coronavirus
When President Donald Trump takes the stage at his first rally in three months on Saturday night, the scene in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be familiar: A large venue filled with ardent supporters wearing "Keep America Great" hats and T-shirts.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

U.S. Senate Republicans ready police reform bill to rival Democrats
Police reforms will take center stage in Congress on Wednesday as Senate Republicans unveil their effort to address racial disparities in law enforcement and Democrats in the House of Representatives advance their own, more sweeping proposal.

Reuters US News
Jun 17, 2020

Biden opens 13-point advantage as Trump popularity drops to seven-month low: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has opened up a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump - the widest margin this year - according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll as Americans grow more critical of Trump over the coronavirus pandemic and protests against police brutality.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Pence says campaign looking at other venues for Trump Tulsa rally
Officials are considering other venues in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for President Donald Trump's first campaign rally since the coronavirus shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday, as virus cases climb in Oklahoma and other states.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Second man charged with torching Minneapolis police station during protests
A 22-year-old Minnesota man was charged on Tuesday with aiding and abetting the arson of a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of a black man under a policeman's knee, federal prosecutors said.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Facebook closes political ads loophole ahead of U.S. presidential election
Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would affix labels to political ads shared by users on their own feeds, closing what critics have said for years was a glaring loophole in the company's election transparency measures.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Two men linked to 'boogaloo' movement charged in U.S. courthouse guard killing
Two men inspired by the militant anti-government "boogaloo" movement have been charged in the drive-by killing of a federal courthouse guard in Oakland, California, last month during a night of nearby protests against police brutality, court records showed on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Texas could tighten some natural gas flaring rules by fall
Texas as early as this fall could tighten some rules for the controversial practice of natural gas flaring, the head of the state's regulatory commission said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Amtrak reducing service, offering buyout packages to employees
U.S. passenger railroad service Amtrak, which has been reeling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, will run many of its long-distance routes less frequently and cut the frequency of trains in its busy Northeast Corridor, the rail operator said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Militia at violent New Mexico protest linked to white supremacy, domestic terror: mayor
Members of a heavily armed New Mexico militia blamed for sparking violence at a protest where a demonstrator was shot are trying to "prop up" white supremacy and may be connected to domestic terrorism, Albuquerque's mayor said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Facebook removes hundreds more accounts as right-wing violence spreads
Facebook on Tuesday removed almost 900 accounts associated with the far-right Proud Boys and American Guard, including those belonging to Proud Boys supporters who marched into a protest zone in Seattle Monday and confronted anti-racist demonstrators.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

TV viewers seek out '13th' and other stories about race amid protests
Television series, movies and documentaries about the experience of black people in the United States have seen a surge in viewership amid public demonstrations that focused new attention on racial discrimination, according to industry data.

Reuters US News
Jun 16, 2020

Supreme Court stays Texas execution scheduled for Tuesday
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the execution in Texas of a convicted killer scheduled to die later in the evening, ruling that a lower court judge should consider the man's request to have a spiritual adviser present.

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