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Four Minneapolis Cops Fired After Death Of Black Man

CBS News Minneapolis reports: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo has announced that four officers are now “former employees” with the department, following the death of George Floyd in South Minneapolis Monday evening. George Floyd was arrested Sunday night for an alleged forgery at a deli. Officers say he resisted arrest before one of the officers kneeled on Floyd’s neck. The …

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Philippine President: No School Until There’s A Vaccine

Agence France-Presse reports: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not allow students to go back to school until a coronavirus vaccine is available, even as some countries resume in-person classes. Children were due to return to school at the end of August after classes for more than 25 million primary and secondary students were shut down in March as …

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11,000 COVID Cases Linked To Three Meat Processors

The Washington Post reports: Over the past month, the number of infections tied to three of the country’s biggest meat processors — Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS — has gone from just over 3,000 to more than 11,000, according to the Post analysis. Four of the plants that reopened saw outbreaks, with more than 700 positive cases, according to …

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BRAZIL: Daily Death Toll Surpasses US For First Time

Reuters reports: Brazil’s daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country’s Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States. Brazil has the second worst outbreak in the world, with 374,898 cases, behind the U.S. …

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Missouri Officials Condemn “Irresponsible” Pool Party

The Hill reports: Missouri officials on Monday slammed the “irresponsible and dangerous” behavior of people who crowded pools and patios at the Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend. Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams released a statement Monday warning people that the coronavirus pandemic is not over. “This Memorial Day, we caution that COVID-19 is …

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DOJ Opens Hate Crime Probe In Georgia Murder

The Daily Beast reports: The Department of Justice is officially investigating the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man who was fatally shot by two white men while jogging in Georgia, as a possible hate crime, according to the family’s lawyer S. Lee Merritt. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia informed Arbery’s parents that federal authorities are …

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Earthquake Interrupts Interview With New Zealand PM

The Wrap reports: Talk about not being rattled: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern smiled her way through an earthquake during an interview on Monday — and it was all captured on live TV. Ardern was being interviewed by Newshub host Ryan Bridge when the quake hit. “We’re just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan, quite a decent …

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Breakthrough May Bring Million Times Faster Internet

Courthouse News reports: University researchers have developed and recorded the fastest internet data speed in the world from a single optical chip, holding the capacity to download 1,000 high-definition movies in a split second, according to new research revealed Friday. In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, the world’s internet infrastructure has experienced increased pressure, heightened by the pandemic isolation …

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TEXAS: Water Park Opens In Defiance Of Gov’s Order

The Houston Chronicle reports: Just after sunrise, several Texas families decided to make an early start to be the first in line at Big Rivers Waterpark in New Caney. “Boy, it was wild,” guest Anthony Welsh said. “We’ve been waiting in line since 7:30 a.m. They wouldn’t let anybody move until about 10 a.m.” Right outside the gate, crowds gathered …

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Former Rep. Allen West Injured In Motorcycle Crash After Leading “Texas Freedom Rally” Call For Reopening

Fox News reports: Allen West, a former Florida congressman who is now a candidate to lead the Republican Party of Texas, was hospitalized Saturday after being injured in a motorcycle crash, according to reports. In a series of posts using the hashtag #PrayersForAllen, “Team West” reported that a car had cut off West while he was riding his motorcycle, causing …

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Hairstylist Served Dozens Of Clients While Symptomatic

The Kansas City Star reports: A Great Clips hairstylist exposed dozens of clients to coronavirus while showing symptoms, Missouri health officials say. The stylist at a salon franchise in Springfield served 84 clients and exposed seven coworkers, the Springfield County Health Department said. The hairstylist also visited a Dairy Queen, Walmart and fitness center, officials said. The hairstylist exhibited symptoms …

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Massive Fire Strikes SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf [VIDEO]

San Francisco’s CBS News affiliate reports: Over 100 firefighters are battling a four-alarm fire at a warehouse building at historic Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Multiple 911 calls came in at about 4:15 a.m. Saturday in a building not used for tourism on the rear end of Pier 45, directly behind Fisherman’s Grotto and Alioto’s Restaurant. Black smoke spread quickly …

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Trump To Attend Joint NASA-Space X Launch In Florida

How to sneak in a trip to Mar-A-Lago: President Trump will travel to Florida for the historic SpaceX launch next week, the White House said Friday. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are being prepared for a historic Demo-2 mission on Wednesday, which will launch NASA astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. …

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WHO Declares South America New COVID Epicenter

The Washington Post reports: World Health Organization officials declared Friday that South America is the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, citing the rapid rise in cases in Brazil but in a slew of other countries across the region. The disease has been gaining momentum ion the continent for several weeks, but in recent days the number of cases has …

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Biden Accuser Tara Reade Gets Dumped By Her Lawyer As College Denies Her Claim Of Having “Secret Degree”

The New York Post reports: Joe Biden sex assault accuser Tara Reade and her lawyer have parted ways. Attorney Douglas Wigdor announced the split Friday just weeks after Reade, a former Senate sytaffer of Biden’s, hired the high-profile sex-harassment lawyer. In a statement, the Manhattan litigator did not provide a reason for the decision but said it had nothing to …

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GEORGIA: Man Who Recorded Shooting Of Unarmed Black Jogger Is Charged With Felony Murder [VIDEO]

Atlanta’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the man who recorded cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery being shot and killed. William “Roddie” Bryan, 50, shot the video that showed what appears to be Gregory and Travis McMichael shooting and killing Ahmaud Arbery while he was out jogging in February. In a news release, the GBI …

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Chrysler Building To Get Viewing Deck After 75 Years

Oh look, normal news. The New York Post reports: It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved building owner RFR Realty’s proposal for a glass-walled viewing platform that will be open to the public. Alongside architecture firm Gensler, RFR presented renderings …

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Record 106K New Cases, Global Total Tops 5 Million

Forbes reports: More than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the previous 24 hours on Wednesday, the most in one day since the start of the pandemic. The global health agency said 106,000 new cases had been reported in 24 hours, a new record for the Covid-19 outbreak. Nearly two-thirds of the daily cases …

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Three Injured In Mass Shooting At Arizona Mall [VIDEO]

Arizona Central reports: On one of the first nights that Arizonans were able to leave their homes to enjoy the shops and restaurants that had been shuttered for weeks by COVID-19, one of the state’s signature dining districts was struck by a foe from pre-pandemic times: an active shooter. Police said three people were shot Wednesday night at the Westgate …

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Poll: 83% Worried About Second Wave After Reopening

The Associated Press reports: Strong concern about a second wave of coronavirus infections is reinforcing widespread opposition among Americans to reopening public places, a new poll finds, even as many state leaders step up efforts to return to life before the pandemic. Yet support for public health restrictions imposed to control the virus’ spread is no longer overwhelming. It has …

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