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Coronavirus cases rise in US south and west as crowded protests spark worries

Coronavirus cases rise in US south and west as crowded protests spark worries

Coronavirus cases continued to spread in parts of the American south and west in the past week as experts warn that packed protests could exacerbate the pandemic. The early parts of the American coronavirus outbreak struck hardest in the dense metropolitan areas on the coasts, such as New York, New Jersey, Boston, and California. But…MORE

Chances look slim for Congress to overhaul policing laws any time soon

Chances look slim for Congress to overhaul policing laws any time soon

As the country is reeling from the death of George Floyd, lawmakers in Washington are skeptical they are on a path to make sweeping or even small changes to policing this summer. At least not without a significant political shift. While multiple lawmakers — Republicans and Democrats — have legislation to crack down on racial…MORE

European unemployment is half that of America. Here’s why

European unemployment is half that of America. Here’s why

Unemployment in the European Union ticked up in April as job losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic mounted. But short-time work programs — which are far more common than in the United States — helped cushion the blow. The EU unemployment rate rose to 6.6% in April from 6.4% in March, Eurostat, the statistical office…MORE

The pandemic is saving soup sales as people stock up and eat at home

The pandemic is saving soup sales as people stock up and eat at home

As people stocked up for an unknown future and sheltered in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, they reached for soup — and helped spark a turnaround for Campbell. The company reported a 35% increase in US soup sales in retail for the three months ending on April 26. “Now more than ever, consumers are…MORE

Police accountability and immunity could get a closer look by the Supreme Court

The protests and clashes unfolding across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd have upheld a resonant message for courts to consider: Law enforcement accountability is missing in the justice system. The Supreme Court could decide soon whether it will take a closer look at a legal doctrine it created nearly 40…MORE

A decision has been made on additional charges for officers in George Floyd case

A decision has been made on additional charges for officers in George Floyd case

The Minnesota Attorney General’s office has finished its initial review of evidence in the investigation of four former Minneapolis Police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd and has rendered a decision regarding additional charges, two law enforcement officials briefed on the state’s investigation told CNN. One of the officials said state Attorney General…MORE