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Teen killed in Seattle protest zone shooting, one wounded

Teen killed in Seattle protest zone shooting, one wounded Officers' body cam footage showed the police being confronted by the protesters who kept them from entering the area. An officer in the video can be heard saying through a bullhorn: "Please move out of the way so we can get to the victim!" Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg confirmed the hospital received two shooting victims from Capital Hill in the early hours and that one, a 19-year-old, ... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Blocks Trump from Ending DACA in Victory for Immigrants

Supreme Court Blocks Trump from Ending DACA in Victory for Immigrants Trump had sought to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca ) programme, which protects young people from being deported if they entered the U.S. The program was put in place via executive order by President Barack Obama, and now some 649,000 immigrants are enrolled. The court did not decide whether "DACA or its rescission are sound policies", Roberts wrote. [Full Article...]

2nd Ex-Officer Charged in George Floyd's Killing Posts Bail

2nd Ex-Officer Charged in George Floyd's Killing Posts Bail According to online records, J. Kueng, 26, posted bail of $750,000 and was released from the Hennepin County Jail, with conditions, about 7:30 p.m. Friday. "(Chauvin) placed his left knee in the area of Mr. Floyd's head and neck. Video of the arrest shows Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped moving. [Full Article...]

State Dept. Lobbyist Resigns in Protest - Fri., Jun. 19, 2020

State Dept. Lobbyist Resigns in Protest - Fri., Jun. 19, 2020 Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the foreign minister responsible for legislative affairs, announced that she resigned in a letter to Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo . Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man, died on May 25 after being pinned down by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota after reportedly attempting to use a counterfeit $20 bill at a local store. [Full Article...]

Drug check in Germany sparks attacks on police, vandalism

Drug check in Germany sparks attacks on police, vandalism Winfried Kretschmann, the premier of the state of Baden-Württemberg where Stuttgart is located, condemned "this brutal outbreak of violence". People then attacked storefronts in a nearby shopping street, according to German public television reports, tearing up paving stones and smashing store windows. [Full Article...]

Cobain 'Unplugged' guitar sells for record $6 million at auction

Cobain 'Unplugged' guitar sells for record $6 million at auction Grunge became gold Saturday as the guitar Kurt Cobain played on Nirvana's 1993 " MTV Unplugged " performance months before his death sold for an eye-popping $6 million at auction. Nirvana's Unplugged performance was posthumously released as a Grammy-winning live album in 1994, and as a DVD in 2007. Several other Nirvana-related items also sold at Saturday's auction including a set list fr... [Full Article...]

Brits Will Be Allowed To Enter Spain Without Having To Quarantine

Brits Will Be Allowed To Enter Spain Without Having To Quarantine Ending its coronavirus state of emergency on Sunday, Spain will be opening up its borders to European Union and Schengen area countries, in a bid to give its tourism sector a much-needed boost. "We do hope that [the British authorities] will be sensitive to the 250,000 Spaniards that are also living in the United Kingdom and would very much like to enter the United Kingdom without quarantine",... [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe health minister arrested over $60 million COVID-19 equipment contract

Zimbabwe health minister arrested over $60 million COVID-19 equipment contract Reports say Moyo appeared in court in the capital, Harare, on Saturday to hand over his passport so that he can't flee, and went home. Bail was not opposed by prosecutors who are investigating three charges, including an "abuse of office" charge that carries a maximum sentence of 15 years. [Full Article...]


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