Art

Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'

Defiant DC mayor names plaza 'Black Lives Matter'

Image caption The two-block long mural reading "Black Lives Matter" was painted overnight outside the White House. The Washington DC mayor has changed the name of a plaza outside the White House to "Black Lives Matter Plaza" in a rebuke to President Trump. Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, also unveiled a two-block long mural painted onto the street leading up to the White House declaring "Black Lives Matter". She also demanded that Mr Trump ... Full story

Education

"Tune in as I speak about the latest jobs report "

"Tune in as I speak about the latest jobs report "

Joe Biden: "Tune in as I speak about the latest jobs report and the state of the economy:" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Economics

Wall Street Week Ahead: Bond investors look for Fed to justify steepening yield curve

Wall Street Week Ahead: Bond investors look for Fed to justify steepening yield curve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Expectations that the global economy has dodged the worst-case coronavirus pandemic scenarios have led to a dramatic sell-off in U.S. government bonds from their record highs, pushing the yield curve to its steepest level since March. Investors will get a chance next week to see whether the U.S. Federal Reserve agrees with their optimism. The U.S. central bank’s two-day meeting, ending on Wednesday, will be the first since ... Full story

Entertainment

The White House: "LIVE: POTUS participates in a roundtable"

The White House: "LIVE: POTUS participates in a roundtable"

The White House: "LIVE: POTUS participates in a roundtable" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Health

Police killing black people is a public health crisis  Washington Post

Police killing black people is a public health crisis Washington Post

Pandemics are often thought to be unforeseeable acts of God that emerge suddenly to wreak havoc on unsuspecting populations. But that’s not how public health practitioners think about them. More often than not, pandemics have a political economy behind them, in which substandard living and working conditions connected to social inequalities produce opportunities for disease to spread unchecked. That was true for the 1918 flu pandemic that ... Full story

Law

Should U.S. police get free military equipment? Protests revive debate

Should U.S. police get free military equipment? Protests revive debate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In cities across the United States this past week, protesters have been confronted by police carrying shields and batons and hulking armored vehicles that might look to some people like a scene straight out of a war zone. Erin Ebbitt holds a sign that reads "Demilitarize the police" during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., June 2, ... Full story

Living

Tim Davie's hellish new job as BBC director general  News

Tim Davie's hellish new job as BBC director general News

The BBC's new director general is a global deal-maker facing a daunting set of challenges. Alas for him, many of the forces that will determine his legacy are beyond his control. Tim Davie has landed one of the most privileged jobs in Britain and global media , leading thousands of creative people at a remarkable moment in history. Aside from that, it's hell. Always the front-runner, he has taken a significant pay cut to have the fight of his ... Full story

Politics

Citing an economic ?emergency,? Trump directs agencies across government to waive federal regulations  Post

Citing an economic ?emergency,? Trump directs agencies across government to waive federal regulations Post

President Trump formalized this strategy two weeks ago when he signed an executive order instructing agencies across the government to rescind, modify or simply stop enforcing regulations if they burden the economy. On Thursday , he signed another order to allow agencies to waive 50-year-old environmental laws to speed federal approvals of pipelines, highways, and other projects. The president took the actions even as he celebrated a 13.3 ... Full story

Sport

Explainer: U.S. protesters call to 'Defund the Police.' What would that look like?

Explainer: U.S. protesters call to 'Defund the Police.' What would that look like?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nationwide protests over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, the latest in a long string of high-profile slayings of black men by white officers, have featured a common rallying cry: “Defund the police.”. FILE PHOTO: A Seattle police officer wears a "mourning band" for fallen officers over his badge, obscuring the badge number, as Seattle police guard the department headquarters downtown during a rally and march ... Full story

Technology

Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites

Arctic Circle oil spill: Russian prosecutors order checks at permafrost sites

Image caption The leaked diesel oil drifted some 12km (7.5 miles) from the site of the accident. Russian prosecutors have ordered checks at "particularly dangerous installations" built on permafrost after a huge oil spill in the Arctic. An emergency was declared after 20,000 tonnes of diesel leaked into a river when a tank at a power plant near the city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday. Initial Russian inquiries suggest ground subsidence as the ... Full story