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Video shows police in Buffalo, New York, shoving 75-year-old to ground

(Reuters) – Two Buffalo, New York, police officers were suspended without pay on Thursday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, as protests over the police killing of George Floyd continued into their tenth night. The video taken by a reporter from local public radio station WBFO and posted on …

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Johnson & Johnson to stop selling talc baby powder in U.S. and Canada

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday announced it would stop selling its talc Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, saying demand had dropped in the wake of what it called “misinformation” about the product’s safety amid a barrage of legal challenges. J&J faces more than 19,000 lawsuits from consumers and their survivors …

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U.S. Treasury’s Mnuchin cautious on need for more federal coronavirus relief aid

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin answers questions during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday said bipartisan discussions have begun on whether more federal government relief funding is needed amid the nation’s …

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Back to work protests resume in coronavirus-battered U.S.; New York may be past the worst

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Texas on Saturday became the latest U.S. state hit by a protest largely from supporters of President Donald Trump anxious to get back to work, while the governor of New York said his coronavirus-battered state may finally be past the worst of the health crisis there. A relative or friend looks …

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Coronavirus-infected New York nurse finds hospital transformed as a patient

(Reuters) – When the coronavirus struck Sylvia LeRoy, she turned to the hospital she knew best – Brooklyn’s Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center – where she has worked for seven years as a labor and delivery nurse and planned to give birth herself in just two months. E.M.Ts load a bed into an ambulance outside …

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New Yorkers may be ordered to stay home as medical supplies run short

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City may soon compel most people to stay in their homes except in emergencies or when shopping for essentials, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday, an order already imposed by San Francisco to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Any decision to issue the “shelter in place” order …

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Louvre closes for second day as staff walk out over coronavirus risks

PARIS (Reuters) – The Louvre museum in Paris shut its doors to art lovers and tourists for a second day on Monday after staff walked out over health risks associated with the coronavirus. Queues quickly formed in the morning rain outside the world’s most visited museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and the …

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New York police charge 14-year-old with murder of college student

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York police announced the arrest of a 14-year-old boy on Saturday who they said fatally stabbed a teenage woman during a brutal Manhattan robbery two months ago that stunned the city where crime rates have been in a decades-long decline. The boy, Rashaun Weaver, was taken into custody without incident …

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California governor’s ‘homelessness tour’ seeks money, solutions to crisis on streets

(Reuters) – California’s governor began a week-long “homelessness tour” on Monday seeking $750 million to address growing numbers of people living on the streets, stopping first in a rural community to show his state’s problems extend beyond the big cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. FILE PHOTO: Tents and tarps erected by homeless people …

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