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Missouri's only abortion clinic wins licensing battle against state health department

FILE PHOTO: A banner stating "STILL HERE" hangs on the side of the Planned Parenthood Building after a judge granted a temporary restraining order on the closing of Missouri's sole remaining Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant/File Photo. (Reuters) - Missouri’s only abortion clinic on Friday won its legal fight to stay open, as an independent arbiter found the state’s health department ... Full story

'Am I next?' Tennis star Gauff joins chorus of protest after Minneapolis death

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Teenage tennis phenomenon Coco Gauff released a video protesting killings of African-Americans in the United States on Friday, joining a chorus of outrage across the country that followed the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Fourth Round - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - January 26, 2020 Cori Gauff of the U.S. celebrates during her match against Sofia Kenin of the ... Full story

Brazil reaches 27,878 coronavirus deaths, surpasses Spain

Gravediggers bury the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Sao Francisco Xavier cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth ranking nation in the number of dead. In the last 24 hours, Brazil, which now has the second-largest outbreak in ... Full story

Opioid overdoses on the rise in Canada during COVID-19 pandemic

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s opioid-related deaths have been rising since the coronavirus pandemic began, the country’s chief public health officer said on Friday. An intravenous (IV) drug user fills a syringe with street drugs in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside as the local health unit has started providing a "safe supply" of narcotic alternatives to combat overdoses due to poisonous additives and to help support addicts and the homeless into ... Full story

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers only

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Zoom ( ZM.O ), the video conferencing provider whose business has boomed with the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to strengthen encryption on video calls made by paying clients and institutions like schools, but not for users of its popular free accounts, a company official said Friday. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of diplayed Zoom logo in this illustration taken March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Dado ... Full story

Epstein estate, victims reach agreement on compensation fund

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fund to compensate victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse may begin making payouts soon, after the deceased financier’s estate, his accusers and the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands resolved their differences over the process. FILE PHOTO: A building is seen at Little St. James Island, one of the properties of financier Jeffrey Epstein, near Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands August 17, 2019. ... Full story

U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer warns of coming job cuts

FILE PHOTO: Construction work continues on Sunoco's Mariner East II natural gas pipeline near Morgantown in Chester County, Pennsylvania, August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller/File Photo. (Reuters) - U.S. pipeline operator Energy Transfer LP ( ET.N ) will begin cutting about 6% of its workforce next week, underscoring the spreading impact of weak oil and gas prices on the energy business. Marshall McCrea, chief commercial officer for the ... Full story

China reports four new coronavirus cases for May 29

People wearing protective face masks are seen on a street following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song. (Reuters) - China recorded four new confirmed cases of coronavirus as of the end of May 29, up from none the day before, data from the country’s health authority showed on Saturday. All of the cases were imported, the National Health Commission (NHC) reported on its ... Full story

North Korea says it supports China's measures on Hong Kong

FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the Permanent Mission of North Korea in Geneva October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Saturday expressed its support for China’s decision to impose new national security laws in Hong Kong, calling it a “legitimate step” to safeguard the state security. “Since Hong Kong issue is an issue pertaining thoroughly to the internal affairs of China, any country or ... Full story

Stephen Jackson rallies for justice for 'brother' Floyd

(Reuters) - NBA champion Stephen Jackson on Friday said he would not allow the police to assail the character of George Floyd, a friend he called his “twin” who was killed this week by a police officer in Minneapolis, sparking widespread outrage and days of protest. FILE PHOTO: Aug 17, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Killer 3s forward Stephen Jackson (5) during the game at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports. ... Full story