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Minneapolis police face U.S. bias probe after Floyd murder verdict

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday launched a sweeping civil investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following a jury's verdict that former city police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd. Read More


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Ohio authorities probe fatal police shooting of Black teenage girl

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - State investigators in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday were probing the fatal police shooting of a Black teenage girl in a confrontation caught on body-camera footage that appeared to show her lunging at two people with a knife. More »


Analysis: U.S. banks' bond bonanza driven by extraordinary market conditions, regulatory decisions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Record-breaking Wall Street bank bond offerings in recent days are being driven by a combination of extraordinary market conditions and regulatory decisions that can be traced to the government's pandemic relief efforts, said analysts. More »


Peeling paint, unsanitary practices among issues at U.S. plant making J&J COVID-19 vaccine -FDA

(Reuters) -A U.S. plant that was making Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine must fix a long list of problems including peeling paint and unsanitary conditions and practices to resume operation, according to a highly critical report by the Food and Drug Administration. More »


Russia arrests over 1,000 at rallies for hunger-striking Navalny

MOSCOW (Reuters) -Police rounded up more than a thousand protesters on Wednesday as Russians in dozens of cities took part in rallies organised by allies of hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny over his failing health in jail. More »


'I feel sadness': Family and friends view body of Daunte Wright

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Mourners gathered at a Minneapolis church on Wednesday to view the body of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man whose fatal shooting by a police officer in a nearby suburb set off protests that coincided with the trial over the death of George Floyd. More »


Iran adds advanced machines at underground enrichment plant: IAEA report

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has installed extra advanced centrifuges at its underground uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and plans to add even more, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog on Wednesday showed, deepening Iran's breaches of its nuclear deal with major powers. More »


Divided U.S. Senate confirms Vanita Gupta to No. 3 job at Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A divided U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Vanita Gupta as the first woman of color to serve in the No. 3 job at the Justice Department, a role at the forefront of the department's renewed efforts to combat systemic racism in policing. More »


Senate Republican says U.S. police reform proposal may be done in week or two

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after a Minnesota jury convicted a former police officer for the murder of George Floyd, Republican U.S. Senator Tim Scott said on Wednesday he may be finished with drafting a proposal for a policing reform bill in the next week or two. More »


Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project under massive pressure from fans, politicians, soccer officials and even the British royals. More »


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