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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. Learn 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 »

 

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 »

 

'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 »

 

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 »

 

Republicans hope to unveil infrastructure counterproposal Thursday -Wicker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. Senator Roger Wicker said that Republicans hope to unveil their counterproposal to Democratic President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan on Thursday. More »

 

White House backs tech bill boosting U.S. supply chains - spokeswoman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a legislative effort to address Chinese competition, saying U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed the bipartisan bill aimed at strengthen U.S. supply chains. More »

 

Biden will use speech to Congress next week to call for police reform -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden believes "the bar is too high" for convicting police officers and will use his speech to a joint session of Congress next week to push for police reform legislation, the White House said on Wednesday. More »

 

The 'Alice in Wonderland-esque' bar hidden in a New York subway station

(Reuters) - Behind an inconspicuous black door on a stairwell in New York's 28th Street subway station, the person in the know will find cocktail lounge La Noxe. More »

 

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