WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. Crafted by Senator Tim Scott, the chamber’s only black Republican, the bill would use federal
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The NBA coaches’ union is concerned that the league’s return-to-play setup at Walt Disney World Resort will risk their members’ health and hurt their future job prospects. FILE PHOTO: The NBA logo is displayed as people pass by the NBA Store in New York City, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo At the end
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FILE PHOTO: Fitbit Blaze watch is seen in front of a displayed Alphabet logo in this illustration picture taken November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic (Reuters) – Australia’s consumer watchdog on Thursday raised initial competition concerns over Alphabet Inc-owned (GOOGL.O) Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit (FIT.N). “Our concerns are that Google buying
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FILE PHOTO: Television personality Kim Kardashian attends a panel for the documentary “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project” during the Winter TCA (Television Critics Association) Press Tour in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo (Reuters) – Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has reached a deal with Swedish music streaming company Spotify
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as National Security Advisor John Bolton looks on during a meeting
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FILE PHOTO: Actor Danny Masterson arrives at Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Gangster Squad” premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/File Photo LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “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
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(Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: Protesters rally against racial inequality and the police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks, in Atlanta, Georgia,
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FILE PHOTO: The United Nations logo is pictured in front of the United Nations Headquarters building during the 71st United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday,
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Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden speaks at the daily digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain May 30, 2020. Pippa Fowles/10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Soccer fans should watch Premier League matches from home, Britain’s sports minister said on Wednesday as the season
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DARBY, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – 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. “American people sacrificed so much to fight this virus… we may lose some the progress we’ve begun
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO – Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton adjusts his glasses during his lecture at
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LONDON (Reuters) – Shows including “Hamilton” and “Les Miserables” will not return to the London stage until 2021, producer Cameron Mackintosh said on Wednesday, blaming uncertainty over when the British government would lift social distancing measures. FILE PHOTO: Cameron Mackintosh, producer of the film “Les Miserables”, which is a best picture Oscar nominee, arrives at
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FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows the University Bridge at left and the Ship Canal Bridge I-5 heading into downtown Seattle in Seattle, Washington, U.S. March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives panel is debating on Wednesday a Democratic plan to boost infrastructure spending that aims to fix crumbling roads
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(Reuters) – Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc (LYFT.O) on Wednesday said every vehicle on its ride-hailing and rental car platform will be electric by 2030, but it would not provide direct financial support to drivers for switching from gas-powered cars. Driver Hub is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson “> FILE
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YEADON, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a
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Workers remove the protective boards around the Winston Churchill statue in Westminster, in London, Britain, June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Workmen began removing protective hoarding around a statue of Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill on Wednesday ahead of a visit from French President Emmanuel Macron, after the monument was covered up during
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) participates
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A social distancing information is pictured sprayed on a street in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Britain June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine LONDON (Reuters) – The UK death toll from confirmed cases of the new coronavirus has risen to 42,153, an increase of 184, the latest daily figures from the government showed on Wednesday. Reporting by Estelle Shirbon
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FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department is preparing to proposes legislation as soon as Wednesday to try to remove protections that big tech platforms like Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google and Facebook (FB.O) have
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