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Judge keeps second degree murder charge against ex-police officer in Floyd death, drops lesser charge

23 Oct 2020

A judge dismissed a lesser murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin but said he still had to face the most serious murder charge in George Floyd's death in May, according to a court ruling released on Thursday.

Japan's Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract

15 Oct 2020

TOKYO/NEW YORK Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the city, according to three people involved in the lobbying. The activities created a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising company, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the games.

CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Japan’s Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract

15 Oct 2020

TOKYO/NEW YORK, Oct 15 Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the city, according to three people involved in the lobbying. The activities created a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising company, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the games.

Militia members, others charged in plot to kidnap Michigan governor; she says Trump complicit

09 Oct 2020

Thirteen men, seven of them associated with an anti-government militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen, have been arrested on charges of conspiring to kidnap the Michigan governor, attack the state legislature and threaten law enforcement, prosecutors said on Thursday. | Video

Texas prosecutor says probe of police shooting of Black man will go to grand jury

07 Oct 2020

A Texas prosecutor said he will have a grand jury weigh whether to indict a white police officer charged with murdering a 31-year-old Black man, the latest shooting to trigger unrest over police brutality and racism in the United States.

'No regrets': Trump supporters at campaign rally unfazed by his positive test

03 Oct 2020

Callie Kaspszak, a 19-year-old registered Republican, was somewhat worried for her health when she heard on Friday that President Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, two days after she had attended his campaign rally in Minnesota.

'No regrets': Trump supporters at campaign rally unfazed by his positive test

03 Oct 2020

Callie Kaspszak, a 19-year-old registered Republican, was somewhat worried for her health when she heard on Friday that President Donald Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, two days after she had attended his campaign rally in Minnesota.

Minnesota, New Jersey officials urge COVID-19 testing after Trump events this week

02 Oct 2020

Oct 2 Officials in New Jersey and Minnesota on Friday urged hundreds of people who attended President Donald Trump's campaign events in those states this week to get tested for COVID-19 after the U.S. president said he had contracted the coronavirus.

Unequal education: Pandemic widens race, class gaps in U.S. schools

29 Sep 2020

YORK, Pa. Natalie Cruz, 12, missed math and language arts instruction one recent morning because the school's virtual interface would not load. Carlos, her 8-year-old brother, sat beside her at the kitchen table, studying with last year's workbooks because the district had yet to supply him with a PC, weeks after instruction started online.

Teenager charged with killing two Kenosha protesters fights extradition

26 Sep 2020

Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with killing two protesters and injuring another during demonstrations about race and justice in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will fight extradition from Illinois, his lawyer told a court hearing on Friday. | Video

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