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Biden formally clinches U.S. Democratic nomination - reports

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, media reported, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November

Democratic U.S. politicians urge police reforms as protesters march for 11th day

Prominent Democratic politicians on Friday embraced the cause of U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody, adopting their slogans and announcing reforms as

D.C. mayor has 'Black Lives Matter' painted on street near White House

The mayor of Washington, D.C., had the slogan "Black Lives Matter" painted in massive yellow letters on a street leading to the White House on Friday in tribute to victims of police brutality as she

Fed's Powell scheduled for congressional appearances June 16-17

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will testify before the U.S. Congress on June 16 and 17 in hearings on the central bank's semi-annual monetary policy report.

Twitter, Facebook disable Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and Instagram disabled President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George Floyd on their platforms on Friday, citing copyright complaints.

In feud with Trump, D.C. mayor emblazons 'Black Lives Matter' on road near White House

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed a street in front of the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" and had the slogan painted in huge yellow letters on the roadway in an apparent rebuke

Electric skateboard-mounted trash collector among U.S. protest volunteers

As protesters chanted near the White House, Michael Piatschak leaned from his one-wheeled electric skateboard, extended a trash-grabbing claw and, like a raptor swooping on prey, snagged a plastic bag

Pentagon orders remaining active-duty troops to leave Washington area

The Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington, D.C., area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back

U.S. appeals court blocks White House from suspending reporter's press pass

The White House unlawfully suspended the press credentials of a reporter who got in an argument with a supporter of President Donald Trump at a public event, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday.

Biden says 'much more work to be done' on economy after surprising jobs report

Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden on Friday criticized Republican President Donald Trump for prematurely celebrating a better-than-expected jobs report, saying the battered U.S. economy still

Washington emblazons defiant 'Black Lives Matter' sign near White House

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday renamed a street in front of the White House "Black Lives Matter Plaza" and had the slogan painted in huge yellow letters on the roadway in an apparent rebuke

Pentagon orders remaining active-duty troops to leave DC area

The Pentagon will be sending back the remaining 900 active-duty troops who were sent to the Washington D.C. area to potentially respond to civil unrest, and they are expected to start heading back to

Trump touts job gains as 'greatest comeback in American history'

President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated a stunning U.S. employment report that showed more than 2.5 million jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted

Citigroup closes some branches, mostly in LA and Chicago, due to George Floyd protests

Citigroup Inc said on Friday it would "proactively" close some branches and reduce hours at others in light of protests around the country in response to the death of George Floyd that have at times

Trump says jobs data shows 'greatest comeback in American history'

President Donald Trump on Friday celebrated a stunning U.S. employment report that showed more than 2.5 million jobs were added last month during the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, and predicted

Delta CEO, in employee memo, pledges stand against racism and injustice

Delta Air Lines Inc Chief Executive Ed Bastian said on Friday that the company will look at every area where it can "make an impact and take a stand against racism and injustice, from programs to

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

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.

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

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.

'Get your knee off our necks,' activist Sharpton says at Floyd memorial

U.S. civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners that George Floyd's death in police custody and the nationwide protests it ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice,

Twitter disables Trump video tribute to Floyd over copyright complaint

Twitter Inc has disabled U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, citing a copyright complaint.