Twitter slaps warning on Trump’s tweet ‘glorifying’ violence against Minneapolis protesters

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the New York Post as he speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci Trump has been railing against the company since earlier […]

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Ukraine expecting $5 billion IMF loan approval and initial payout next week: PM

4/4 © Reuters. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Shmygal speaks during an interview in Kiev 2/4 By Natalia Zinets and Matthias Williams (NYSE:) KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine is expecting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to approve a $5 billion loan package on June 5 and to disburse the first tranche of $1.9 billion the next day, Prime […]

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Trump signs executive order to challenge social media liability protections

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the New York Post as speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci The order directs asks independent rule-making agencies such as the […]

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Lil Durk talks MJ’s last shot, meeting Allen Iverson at a club | NBA on ESPN

Rapper and Chicago native Lil Durk speaks with Richard Jefferson about what he remembers from Michael Jordan’s iconic last shot with the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals. LIl Durk also tells the story of how he (2:27) became star struck when he met Allen Iverson at a club. #NBA #ESPN #Sports ✔️

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IMF’s Georgieva urges tech companies to be responsible with pandemic windfalls

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a conference hosted by the Vatican on economic solidarity WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Big technology companies that are reaping gains as result of increased reliance on online systems during the coronavirus crisis should work to increase access to the digital economy for all, […]

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138 more Illinois COVID-19 deaths; Chicago region hits benchmark for next reopening phase — for now

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks during a virtual news briefing Thursday from his Chicago home. | Provided In total, 3,928 people have died from the coronavirus. Officials on Thursday said there were 3,239 new cases among 22,678 test results. In total, there have been 87,937 positive cases in 98 of Illinois’ 102 counties. Another 138 people […]

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New Zealand unveils record spending to deal with pandemic shock

© Reuters. New Zealand’s Finance Minister Grant Robertson speaks during a media conference in Wellington By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand unveiled a record NZ$50 billion ($30 billion) fund in its budget on Thursday to restore an economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic, but warned it may not be enough to stop thousands […]

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Lebanon launches IMF talks to rescue economy; more talks in coming days

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Lebanon’s Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters in Beirut BEIRUT (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday said it has begun remote discussions this week with Lebanon, which is seeking some $10 billion of aid to help it out of the worst financial […]

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More than 300 lawmakers urge IMF, World Bank to cancel poor countries’ debt

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at the 11th Democratic candidates debate of the 2020 U.S. presidential campaign in Washington By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Over 300 lawmakers from around the world on Wednesday urged the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to cancel the debt of the […]

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Ariel Helwani recaps Justin Gaethje’s win at UFC 249 | ESPN MMA

ESPN MMA’s Ariel Helwani speaks with Richard Jefferson about the events surrounding UFC 249, including Justin Gaethje’s win vs. Tony Ferguson and Henry Cejudo retiring after beating Dominick Cruz. #UFC #ESPNMMA ✔️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: […]

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B.J. Armstrong, Michael Jordan and the breakfast that helped end MJ’s retirement | The Jump

B.J. Armstrong speaks with Rachel Nichols on The Jump about Michael Jordan’s intensity in practice, which was displayed in “The Last Dance.” Armstrong discusses how (2:10) Scottie Pippen emerged as a superstar for the Chicago Bulls during the 1993-94 NBA season, as well as the ramifications of Pippen sitting out the final play of a […]

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144 more die in Illinois from COVID-19 as fatalities top 3,600 and state hits record for new cases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks from his Chicago home during a virtual news briefing Tuesday afternoon. | Provided Tuesday marked a record-high number of new cases — 4,014 — although Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office said that positive count came from 29,266 tests results. That’s the most the state has ever received back in a day and […]

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Dems’ $3T new virus bill boosts state aid, essential workers

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol May 7, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi spoke on the latest regarding the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. | Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images The House is expected to vote on the package as soon as Friday, […]

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Fed’s Kaplan says he opposes using negative interest rates

© Reuters. Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan speaks at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco (Reuters) – Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Tuesday became the latest U.S. central banker to unequivocally reject negative interest rates as a monetary policy tool. “I would be against negative interest rates,” Kaplan said in […]

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Afghan airlines at risk of collapse, taking women’s jobs with them

3/3 © Reuters. Shagufa Haidary, 23, Kam Air flight attendant speaks during an interview in Kabul 2/3 By Orooj Hakimi KABUL (Reuters) – Shagufa Haidari, 23, a flight attendant for Afghanistan’s Kam Air, used to fly six days a week around the country and abroad, to Istanbul, Islamabad and Delhi. Then the novel coronavirus hit. […]

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Chicago opening 6 new testing sites pivotal to reopening Chicago economy

Piet DeVries, a consultant to the Community Organized Relief Effort, speaks during Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s coronavirus briefing Monday. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times With help from Rainbow PUSH, the city is forging a testing partnership with a humanitarian relief organization founded by Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn. Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday forged a partnership with a […]

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No immediate EU legal action likely against Germany over court ruling on ECB bonds – EU officials

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks at a news conference in Brussels By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission is unlikely to take immediate legal action against Germany over a ruling by the country’s top court that the European Central Bank has overstepped its mandate with […]

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Merkel believes German court’s ECB ruling is ‘solvable’: sources

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Merkel speaks on COVID-19 measures after meeting regional leaders BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel told senior party officials on Monday that a ruling by Germany’s Constitutional Court taking aim at a European Central Bank stimulus programme is “solvable” if the bank explains the plan, two participants at the […]

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Japan PM says ready to take more stimulus steps to combat pandemic

© Reuters. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a news conference regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday the government was ready to take further steps to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus pandemic. “If we decide that additional steps are […]

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Richard Jefferson trolls Roy Wood Jr. | ESPN

Richard Jefferson speaks with comedian Roy Wood Jr. about his work on “The Daily Show.” RJ jokes with Roy about looking like Carl from “Family Matters” as well as Stanley from “The Office.” Jefferson also serves up some rapid fire questions like: Roy’s first celebrity crush, “Showtime” Los Angeles Lakers or 1996 Chicago Bulls and […]

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Chicago police union chooses new president in runoff election

Chicago Police Officer John Catanzara speaks during the public comment portion of a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall, Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, 2019. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times file photo Oft-disciplined Chicago police officer John Catanzara won a runoff election against incumbent Kevin Graham, the Fraternal Order of Police announced Friday. Rank-and-file Chicago police […]

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Fact-check: Pelosi laying all of Illinois’ fiscal mess at Rauner’s feet ignores 100 years of fellow culprits

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday; Gov. Bruce Rauner, right, during a campaign event in 2018. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP; Tim Boyle/For the Sun-Times As the state’s chief executive, Bruce Rauner played a starring role in the showdown that caused the budget crisis. But he had […]

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130 more Illinois coronavirus deaths as state hits new high for testing

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike speaks alongside Gov. J.B. Pritzker at a March 19 news briefing. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times More than 3,200 people have died of the coronavirus in Illinois. The state received 20,671 tests results back on Thursday, the largest number the state has ever received in a day. Officials on Friday […]

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IMF’s Georgieva downbeat on global economic forecast, warns against protectionism

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva speaks during a conference hosted by the Vatican on economic solidarity By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the International Monetary Fund on Friday signaled a possible downward revision of global economic forecasts, and warned the United States and China against rekindling a trade […]

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Illinois tops 3K coronavirus deaths, 70K cases; peak could last ‘awhile,’ officials say

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike speaks at an April 13 news briefing. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration on Thursday warned the state is in a death plateau that could last “awhile.” A Pritzker spokeswoman did not provide further details on just how long that could last. Another 138 people have died […]

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