Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal

Competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina’s capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds By MICHELLE LIU Associated Press/Report for America July 10, 2020, 7:48 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COLUMBIA, S.C. — Counterprotesters said a passing […]

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Chilean nurse plays violin for coronavirus patients, exhausted staff after finishing shift

A Chilean nurse on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic stayed at the hospital after her shift ended, using her violin to serenade sick patients and exhausted staff in a show of love and hope. Twice a week at 6 p.m., 26-year-old Damaris Silva returns to the ward where some COVID-19 patients have spent weeks […]

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J.R. Smith says ability to challenge LeBron James, and handle his fury, helps Lakers

J.R. Smith sat in front of a Lakers backdrop, pulled a purple and gold bandana off his face and grinned at a screen to begin his first (remote) press conference as a Laker. It has been almost a year since Smith was on an NBA team and he’s determined to enjoy every moment. “Being somebody […]

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Coronavirus, policing reforms are topics of Rep. Brad Sherman’s town hall, July 7

  Protestors gathered in front of the LAUSD school district headquarters calling for the defunding of the LAUSD school police Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The protest took place as school board members considered a resolution to reduce or eliminate the school police budget. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   Rep. Brad Sherman […]

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Some digging — and a little hot dogging — end hedge hogging of parkland on Lake Shore Drive West 

Louis Martinez removes the hedges in front of businessman Michael Tadin Jr.’s home at 3026 N. Lake Shore Drive West in Lakeview on July 2, 2020. Tadin turned 3,000 square feet of public parkland into his front yard by placing hedges around the perimeter, but had them removed after public scrutiny. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Workers […]

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Illinois casinos angling to clean up now that coronavirus closing is over

Security guards stationed at the front doors ask guests a series of questions and enforce face mask requirements at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines on Wednesday, the first day of reopening following an unprecedented three-month shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Close to a thousand gamblers were on the gaming floor […]

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BOJ newcomer Nakamura says must ‘respond early’ to economic risks

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective mask stands in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo By Takahiko Wada and Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s new board member Toyoaki Nakamura said on Wednesday the central bank must “respond early” […]

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Stephen A. & Max get heated debating how the 2020 NFL season will look | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss whether the 2020 NFL season will be played in front of limited fans or not be played at all. #FirstTake #NFL ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch […]

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India’s Chinese app ban seen jolting $1 billion expansion of ByteDance

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration By Aditya Kalra and Pei Li NEW DELHI/HONG KONG (Reuters) – An Indian ban on dozens of Chinese apps following a border clash between the two nations has possibly derailed a $1 billion India expansion plan […]

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College Coaches Might See Top Prospects Through Streams This Summer

During a normal summer, Chet Holmgren would be getting ready to play in front of a who’s who of college basketball coaches during the month of July. North Carolina, Memphis, Georgetown, Michigan, Gonzaga, Ohio State and Minnesota are the universities in contention to land the 7-foot Holmgren, ESPN’s No. 1 player in the Class of […]

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UK businesses turn less negative for first time since January: survey

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People walk through autumnal leaves in front of the financial district in London LONDON (Reuters) – Confidence among British businesses improved in June for the first time since January ahead of the latest relaxation of the country’s coronavirus lockdown, according to a survey published by Lloyds (LON:) Bank on Tuesday. Business […]

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Yield curve control a double-edged sword for BOJ as low rates strain banks

© Reuters. A policeman stands guard in front of the headquarters of Bank of Japan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan’s push to keep borrowing costs low to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus is coming at the expense of the country’s […]

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Unilever to stop U.S. advertising on Facebook, Twitter for rest of year

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Traffic and people pass by the front of the Unilever building in central London 2/2 By Sheila Dang (Reuters) – Unilever (NYSE:) PLC said on Friday it will stop advertising on Facebook (NASDAQ:), Instagram and Twitter in the United States for the rest of the year, citing “divisiveness and hate […]

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North Carolina speedway owner offers ‘Bubba Rope’ for sale

Bubba Wallace takes a selfie of himself and of other drivers who had pushed his car to the front in the pits at Talladega Superspeedway. | John Bazemore/AP Mike Fulp, the owner of the half-mile 311 Speedway in Stokes County, made the pitch Wednesday on Facebook Marketplace, an apparent reference to a noose found in […]

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Bridgewater’s Bob Prince Says Virus Impact Could Last Two Years

© Bloomberg. Social distance markers are displayed on the ground in front of a restaurant in San Francisco on June 15. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — Bob Prince, co-chief investment officer of the world’s biggest hedge fund at Bridgewater Associates, said the impact of the coronavirus pandemic could last 18 to 24 months, complicating […]

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BOJ signals pause after months of pandemic-fighting stimulus steps: June summary

© Reuters. A security guard walks past in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – The Bank of Japan can spend time examining the effects of the stimulus steps put in place since March, a board member said in a June rate review, underscoring BOJ’s view it […]

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Arrestees denied phone calls, access to lawyers, lawsuit claims

Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli speaks at a press conference in front of the Chicago Police Department’s headquarters on June 23, 2020. Defense attorneys filed a lawsuit alleging that CPD denies people in custody access to counsel and phones. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times The suit, brought by the Cook County public defenders office and a […]

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Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students gather in front of the Supreme Court on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Washington. | AP The high court on Thursday ruled that Trump improperly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in 2017. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he will renew his administration’s […]

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Japan’s deflation gathers momentum as prices extend declines

© Reuters. Pedestrians stand in front of sale signs on a shopfront at a shopping district in Tokyo By Kaori Kaneko and Leika Kihara TOKYO – Japan’s core consumer prices fell for a second straight month in May, reinforcing deflation expectations and raising the challenge for policymakers battling to revive an economy reeling from the […]

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Deflation risks rise in Japan as core consumer prices fall for second month

© Reuters. Pedestrians stand in front of sale signs on a shopfront at a shopping district in Tokyo By Kaori Kaneko and Leika Kihara TOKYO – Japan’s core consumer prices fell for a second straight month in May, reinforcing deflation expectations and raising the challenge for policymakers battling to revive an economy reeling from the […]

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Andi Dorfman & Nick Viall Spark Dating Rumors On CA Jog 5 Years After ‘Bachelorette’ Breakup

A ‘Bachelorette’ reunion in the making? Andi Dorfman iconically dumped Nick Viall in front of America back in 2015 — but the pair appear to be spending time together once again! Could romance be in the air for Andi Dorfman, 33, and Nick Viall, 39? The exes were spotted out for a jog by an […]

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California’s Reckoning With Racism Continues

ImagePeople protested in front of Palmdale Sheriff’s Station on Saturday to demand a full investigation into the death of Robert Fuller.Credit…Apu Gomes/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Good morning. (If you don’t already get California Today by email, here’s the sign-up.) After a weekend of protests, state and federal officials said on Monday they would monitor […]

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Will Colin Kaepernick be signed by an NFL team? Louis Riddick is skeptical | SC with SVP

ESPN NFL front office insider Louis Riddick chats with Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter to discuss NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saying he encourages a team to sign Colin Kaepernick. Riddick says he’s skeptical about Kaepernick’s future, wondering what landing him could mean in the public eye for the team that signs the quarterback. ✔️Subscribe to […]

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ECB struggling with weak public trust, paper shows

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Specialists work on a crane in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Public trust in the European Central Bank appears to have dropped by more than in other governing institutions over the past decade, even as confidence in the euro currency remains robust, a new […]

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Tennessee Gov. Lee says Nashville autonomous zone won’t ‘be tolerated’

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a warning to demonstrators looking to set up an autonomous zone in front of the state Capitol Friday, saying that “lawlessness, autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated.” According to a local news outlet, a large group of demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd in police custody and […]

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