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Officers sacked in US after black man dies as policeman kneels on neck (source — 27/05/2020 12:05:34

MINNEAPOLIS: Four police officers in Minneapolis were sacked Tuesday as a video showing one of them kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man who later died sparked street protests in the midwest...

DOJ ends coronavirus insider trading investigations into 3 senators but continues probing Richard Burr (source — 26/05/2020 23:46:01

The Justice Department has notified lawyers for Senators Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Dianne Feinstein of California and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma that it will not charge the lawmakers with insider trading...

Three U.S. states offer to host Republican convention if Trump pulls it from North Carolina (source — 26/05/2020 21:43:24

Republicans in Georgia, Texas and Florida are offering to host the party's national convention if President Donald Trump makes good on his threat to move the event from North Carolina over social dist...

A month after reopening, Georgia coronavirus cases continue (source — 26/05/2020 20:55:08

A month since Georgia took some of the earliest and most extensive steps to reopen parts of its economy, Covid-19 cases have largely flattened in the state, albeit with a slight recent uptick.

Undocumented immigrant becomes the second inmate to die from the coronavirus while in custody of ICE (source — 26/05/2020 19:35:14

Santiago Baten Oxlaj passed away at a Georgia hospital Sunday, becoming the second undocumented immigrant in custody of ICE to die from the coronavirus global epidemic.

Georgia man blames coronavirus stress as factor in attack on women: cops (source — 26/05/2020 08:09:54

A Georgia man accused of attacking two women on Sunday outside an Athens store allegedly blamed coronavirus stress as a “precipitating factor” before the alleged attack.

Several grads test positive for coronavirus after prep school's drive-thru ceremony (source — 26/05/2020 01:57:22

Several members of the graduating class at The Lovett School in Atlanta, Georgia, have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a letter from the school.

Large crowds gather for Memorial Day as US braces to surpass 100,000 deaths (source — 25/05/2020 16:03:17

People packed bars and restaurants in Missouri and beaches in Georgia and Florida, while other places remained closed or followed social distancing rulesCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – la...

Georgia teen becomes youngest in the state to die from coronavirus (source — 25/05/2020 07:03:14

A 17-year-old Georgia boy has died from the coronavirus, becoming the youngest person in the state to be killed by the disease, officials announced on Sunday.

Spain to reopen to tourists as South America named virus hotspot (source — 24/05/2020 04:12:22

MADRID: Spain said on Saturday it would let in foreign tourists and restart top league football in the coming weeks, accelerating Europe’s exit from strict coronavirus lockdowns, even as the disease c...

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