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Washington mayor says out-of-state troops should leave U.S. capital

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The mayor of Washington on Thursday called for the withdrawal from the U.S. capital of military units sent from outside the city as demonstrators gathered for a seventh day of protests against police brutality and racism. FILE PHOTO: Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser is surrounded by clergy as she speaks during a vigil as protests continue on the streets near the White House over the death in police custody of George ... Full story

"Memorial and march for George Floyd in New York"

Reuters Top News: "Memorial and march for George Floyd in New York" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Military brass clashing publicly with a president is rare in America

FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of Defense General Jim Mattis speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Gary He. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump faced condemnation from respected former leaders of America’s armed forces this week over his approach to civil unrest in a rare series of clashes between a president, who serves as U.S. commander-in-chief, and such prominent military figures. While policy ... Full story

Study authors retract influential Lancet hydroxychloroquine article

FILE PHOTO: The drug hydroxychloroquine, pushed by U.S. President Donald Trump and others in recent months as a possible treatment to people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is displayed at the Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, U.S. May 27, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three of the authors of an influential article that found hydroxychloroquine increased the risk of death in COVID-19 patients retracted the ... Full story

Jake Paul: YouTuber charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly

YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly during unrest at a mall in Arizona. The 23 year old has denied any involvement in looting or vandalism at the mall in Scottsdale on Sunday. Local police said they had received hundreds of tips about his presence. At least 20 people have been arrested in the incident, part of widespread unrest across US cities in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Since the ... Full story

Tesla's Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon in tweet

FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the automobile awards "Das Goldene Lenkrad" (The golden steering wheel) given by a German newspaper in Berlin, Germany, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo. (Reuters) - Telsa Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday called for Inc to be broken up. “Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!” Musk tweeted two days after saying he ... Full story

Italy records 88 new coronavirus deaths on Thursday, 177 new cases

Workers wearing protective gear sanitize a Vueling's Airbus A321 passenger plane at Rome's international Fiumicino Airport, after Italy allowed free movement and reopened its borders to European countries, easing more of its rigid lockdown restrictions due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Rome, Italy, June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Remo Casilli. ROME (Reuters) - Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy rose by 88 on Thursday, against ... Full story

Slack revenue growth fails to impress; scraps billings outlook

FILE PHOTO: The Slack Technologies Inc. logo is seen on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during thew company's IPO in New York, U.S. June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid. (Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc ( WORK.N ) on Thursday withdrew its 2021 billing outlook and reported a 50% jump in quarterly sales that failed to surpass lofty investor expectations driven by a surge in demand for workplace messaging platforms as more ... Full story

Floyd death sparks Democratic, Republican calls in U.S. Congress for action on policing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody and the protests that followed have stirred both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress to call hearings on policing and for some lawmakers to plan the unveiling of a bill on police brutality next week. Memorial service for George Floyd following his death in Minneapolis police custody, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas ... Full story

Vaccines group raises $8.8 billion for immunisation plans for poor countries

LONDON (Reuters) - The GAVI vaccines alliance said on Thursday it had raised $8.8 billion from international donor governments, companies and philanthropic foundations to fund its immunisation programmes through to 2025. FILE PHOTO: A scientist examines COVID-19 infected cells during research for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 20, 2020. ... Full story