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UK halts trial of hydroxychloroquine as 'useless' for COVID-19 patients

LONDON (Reuters) - British scientists halted a major drug trial on Friday after it found that the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine, touted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a potential “game changer” in the pandemic, was “useless” at treating COVID-19 patients. 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 ... Full story

The military and the media rose to defend democracy. But will the courts?

The media has stepped up to document an administration seeking to repress public protest. Officials past and present have shown that the modern military has done a fine job inculcating democratic values and constitutional principles; they have stood up in defense of the First Amendment . Now, another check on executive abuse comes into focus. The American Civil Liberties Union of the District of Columbia on Thursday announced it was filing a ... Full story

Trump campaign ad pulled after complaints it politicized space

The Trump campaign took down a video late Thursday trumpeting NASA’s return to human spaceflight, after harsh criticism that it was politicizing the event and violating NASA advertising rules. The video featured Trump watching last week’s launch from the Kennedy Space Center along with the slogan “Make Space Great Again” and historic footage from the Apollo era. On Twitter, Karen Nyberg, a former astronaut and wife of Doug Hurley, who was ... Full story

For many black business owners, importance of protests overshadows cost of rebuilding

“To see my store smashed in — it was really scary,” said Wyche, 35, who is black. “But at the same time, I am those protesters: I look like them, I’m angry like them. I understand.”. Businesses across the country have been looted and vandalized amid public outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody. Many retailers, including Target and Nordstrom, had to shutter some locations amid the chaos. But for small-business ... Full story

President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference"

The White House: "LIVE: President @realDonaldTrump holds a news conference" - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

Protests against police violence sweep across small-town America

ANNA, Illinois/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Before sundown on Thursday around 150 protesters marched down the main street in Anna, Illinois, past Bob’s Tavern, Oasis of Grace Church, Douglas Skating Rink and Casey’s General Store holding homemade signs and chanting “black lives matter.”. Protesters rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd in Anna, Illinois, U.S., June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Brian Munoz. Nearly a century ago this ... Full story

Get Back! Abbey Road Studios reopen after COVID hiatus

LONDON (Reuters) - London’s world-famous Abbey Road Studios reopened on Thursday after closing its doors during the coronavirus lockdown for the first time in its 90-year history. Celebrated for recording the likes of Edward Elgar, The Beatles and Lady Gaga, the studio’s mixing desks powered up for a socially-distanced session with acclaimed U.S. jazz singer Melody Gardot. “We didn’t even stop for a World War so it feels like a real moment to ... Full story

Kanye West donates for George Floyd’s daughter

Image caption Kanye West has donated to George Floyd's family. Kanye West has set up a fund to cover the cost of university for George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna. He's also donated £1.5 million ($2m) to other causes, including paying the legal fees of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, who were killed in 2020. Ahmaud Arbery was shot and killed in Georgia whilst out jogging. Breonna Taylor was an emergency medical technician and was ... Full story

Paris bans George Floyd protest planned at U.S. Embassy

FILE PHOTO: People protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, next to the U.S. embassy in Paris, France, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo. PARIS (Reuters) - French police have banned a demonstration planned to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Paris on Saturday as protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Paris police department said on Friday it ... Full story

Factbox: Where are people around the world protesting over George Floyd?

(Reuters) - The death of African American George Floyd in the United States, after a police officer pressed a knee into his neck while detaining him, has triggered worldwide protests against racism and brutality. FILE PHOTO: Roses lie next to a sign during a candlelit vigil for George Floyd following his death in Minneapolis police custody, at Catalunya square in Barcelona, Spain June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo. Authorities in some ... Full story