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Cyclist Charged With Assaulting Teenagers Who Posted Fliers Against Police Brutality

A cyclist on a Maryland trail who was captured on video roughly grabbing a young woman while she posted fliers against police brutality was arrested and charged Friday with three counts of second-degree assault, the police said. The Maryland-National Capital Park Police said the cyclist, Anthony Brennan III, 60, of Kensington, Md., was tracked down after the agency received hundreds of tips from people who had seen the video , which has been ... Full story

Biden formally wins Democratic nomination

Image caption This is Joe Biden's third attempt to win the presidency. Joe Biden has formally won the Democratic Party nomination to take on Donald Trump in November's presidential election. He said on Twitter that he had secured the 1,991 delegates needed and would fight to "win the battle for the soul of the nation". He had been the effective nominee since Bernie Sanders withdrew in April. Coronavirus - and its effect on the economy - and the ... Full story

Protests in Australia, Japan embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Thousands took to the streets in Australia on Saturday, and hundreds did in Japan, to support protests across the United States against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected in South Korea with a virtual rally in Thailand. People wearing masks hold placards during a Black Lives Matter protest, following the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, at Shibuya shopping and amusement ... Full story

Thousands in Australia defy bans at Black Lives Matter protests

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians gathered in protests on Saturday embracing the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, defying bans and police warnings that fines will be issued for breaching social-distancing rules. Demonstrators march to the Parliament House during a Black Lives Matter protest in Canberra, Australia, June 5, 2020 in this picture grab from a social media video. IAN ... Full story

11 New Books We Recommend This Week

By their nature, books are ill equipped to bring you breaking news; that’s journalism’s job. But today’s unrest has deep roots, so you’ll find echoes and reverberations in a couple of our recommended titles this week. Brit Bennett’s new novel, “The Vanishing Half,” offers a thoughtful look at the complexities of racial identity and belonging in America, and Deirde Mask’s “The Address Book” details how something as seemingly innocuous as a ... Full story

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day on Saturday and overtook Italy as the world’s sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown with the reopening of malls, restaurants and places of worship. FILE PHOTO: A man carries his son as he stands with others in a queue at a Railway reservation ticket counter after a few restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown to ... Full story

Denver police ordered to stop using less-than-lethal force against protesters

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators face off with police in riot gear near the Capitol building, to protest Monday's killing of African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis by a white police officer, in Denver, Colorado, U.S., May 28, 2020 in this image obtained from social media. Courtesy of Madison Lauterbach/Ms. Mayhem Magazine/@MsMayhem_Mag via REUTERS. DENVER (Reuters) - A United States District Court Judge ordered Denver police on Friday to ... Full story

Coronavirus: India overtakes Italy in cases with lockdown set to ease

Image caption The spike comes ahead of a further loosening of lockdown restrictions in the country. India has recorded close to 10,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Italy. The country now has the sixth-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, 236,657. There have been 6,649 deaths. The health system in Mumbai is on the verge of collapse while hospitals in the capital, Delhi, are reportedly ... Full story

Vietnam league restarts with packed crowds as coronavirus risk abates

NAM DINH, Vietnam (Reuters) - Thousands of fans poured into stadiums in Vietnam on Friday as the country resumed top-flight soccer without social distancing measures or curbs on crowd sizes, owing to its success in combating the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tran Ngoc Son of Viettel fights for the ball with players of Duoc Nam Ha Nam Dinh during a soccer match of the V.League, the national soccer league, after the Government eased nationwide ... Full story

A crisis of conviction at the New York Times Washington Post

The New York Times published an op-ed by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday headlined “ Send In the Troops ,” advocating invocation of the Insurrection Act and deployment of active-duty military personnel against lawbreaking associated with the protests in U.S. cities over the death of George Floyd . The backlash was immediate: Critics deplored a fascistic posture that threatened the safety of African Americans, against whom our country’s ... Full story