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Mistake or murder? Trial opens of ex-Dallas officer who killed neighbor in his own home


Posted: Tue-May-2020



The trial against ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger opens Monday. Guyger, 31, was indicted for murder in the death of neighbor Botham Jean last year.

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Twitter places fact-check notification on Trump tweets about 'fraudulent' mail-in ballots
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Twitter on Tuesday placed a notification fact-checking tweets sent by U.S. President Donald Trump claiming that mail-in ballots will be "substantially fraudulent" and result in a "rigged election."

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4 Minneapolis officers fired after black man dies in police custody
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Four Minneapolis officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody were fired Tuesday, hours after a bystander's video provoked widespread outrage with footage that showed the man pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck.

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COVID-19 disinformation being spread by Russia, China, say experts
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Countries like Russia and China are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to spread disinformation, say experts. While some of the disinformation centres on the origin of the virus, some of it is offering potentially dangerous medical advice.

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NYC mayor slams white woman who called police on black man over dog leash dispute
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The confrontation in question began early Monday morning when Christian Cooper said he noticed Amy Cooper had let her dog off its leash in the Ramble, a secluded section of Central Park popular with birdwatchers.

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Russia, Mexico report record daily spikes in COVID-19 deaths
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Russia and Mexico both reported record, one-day spikes of COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday.

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British government loses a minister over top aide's trips during lockdown
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A junior British government minister quit on Tuesday over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's failure to fire his top aide for allegedly breaching coronavirus lockdown rules.

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U.S. partygoers who attended crammed Memorial Day weekend events urged to quarantine
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Leaders in Kansas City, St. Louis and the state of Kansas urged people who partied close together at Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend to self-quarantine for two weeks amid fears that the gatherings documented in social media postings will lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus.

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Dangerous blood clots pose a perplexing coronavirus threat
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Dangerous blood clots that can cause strokes and other life-threatening problems are increasingly being reported in patients with COVID-19.

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U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty presents Canada with a 'serious' challenge, says expert
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Washington's pending withdrawal from a confidence-building international treaty that permits member nations to conduct observation flights over each other's territory is going to present Canada with a difficult strategic challenge, according to one Canadian defence expert.

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J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations for an eventual print version.

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U.S. company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia
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A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.

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Latam Airlines files for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
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South American carrier Latam Airlines says it is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it grapples with the sharp downturn in air travel sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Stanley Ho, who built Macau's gambling industry, dies at 98
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Stanley Ho, the Macau casino tycoon who was considered the father of modern gambling in China, died Tuesday in Hong Kong, his daughter Pansy Ho said. He was 98.

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Widower asks Twitter to take down Trump's tweets about his late wife
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The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of former congressman Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets suggesting Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, killed her.

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Italy grapples with a new rhythm as it emerges from 2-month lockdown
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Italy, the first Western country to be ravaged by coronavirus, has further eased its two-month-long lockdown, allowing everything from museums and libraries to sit-down dining and hairdressers to reopen leaving businesses to grapple with radical changes to their operations.

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Spain to lift 2-week quarantine for tourists beginning July 1
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Spain is urging foreign tourists to return as the country announced Monday that a two-week quarantine period imposed on overseas visitors will be lifted on July 1. 

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Russian prosecutors request U.S.-Canadian citizen Paul Whelan serve 18 years in spying case
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Russian prosecutors asked a court on Monday to sentence former U.S. marine Paul Whelan, who is on trial accused of spying for the United States, to 18 years in a maximum security prison, his lawyer said.

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Germany divided over plans to ease pandemic-related restrictions amid new outbreaks
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A spat was brewing Monday between Germany's federal government and state governors over plans by some regional leaders to end pandemic-related restrictions despite fresh clusters of cases across the country.

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Japan lifts coronavirus emergency in Tokyo, all other remaining areas
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lifted a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and four other remaining areas on Monday, ending the restrictions nationwide as businesses begin to reopen.

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Crowds cram beaches across U.S., raising physical distancing concerns
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The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus physical-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

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Flights Cancelled, No Refunds: Chaos At Airports As India Resumes Air Travel
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The UK's CO2 Emissions Dropped To A Hundred-Year Low During Lockdown
The nation last saw similar levels of emissions in the 1920s, scientists have revealed. ... read more


New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Keeps Her Cool As Earthquake Hits Mid-Interview
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Boris Johnson Refuses To Fire Dominic Cummings Despite Lockdown Allegations
The PM confirmed his senior aide would keep his job despite massive backlash. ... read more


Hong Kong Police Fire Tear Gas At Thousands Of Protesters Opposing New China Law
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Boris Johnson's Top Adviser Accused Of Flouting Coronavirus Lockdown Rules
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A Tragic Plane Crash In Pakistan Rattles An Already Nervous Nation
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Europe Braces For Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections
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Airbus Plane Crashes In Crowded Karachi Neighborhood
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Family Of Slain Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Forgives Saudi Killers, Sparing 5 Execution
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China Proposes Law Cracking Down On Hong Kong Opposition Activity
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Virtual Citizenship Oaths A New Option For Some Future Canadians
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At Least 5 Million People Globally Have Been Infected With COVID-19
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Indian Govt Trots Out Meaningless Data As COVID-19 Cases Rocket Despite Lockdown
The Modi government is using incomplete national-level data to justify arbitrary policy decisions, defend its record, and underplay the extent of the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more


Brazil Is The New Epicenter Of The Global Coronavirus Pandemic
Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro’s denial and incompetence have led to a predictable surge in cases. ... read more


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Boyfriends and girlfriends living in Germany and the Nordic countries can visit partners in Denmark. ... read more


Coronavirus: French alarm at Covid-linked Med pollution
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US says Russia sent jets to Libya 'mercenaries'
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Leo Varadkar defended over 'picnic in park' pictures
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