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- Major flu, coronavirus activity could slam U.S. health system, top official says June 4, 2020Substantial activity from the novel coronavirus combined with a major flu season this fall could place a tremendous burden on the healthcare system, a top U.S. health official said on Thursday.
- Memorial for George Floyd set for Thursday after days of protest, rage June 4, 2020Minneapolis was set to hold an emotionally charged memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody set off a wave of protests and unrest that has roiled America in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and a divisive presidential election campaign.
- Books about racial discrimination become best-sellers as U.S. protests grow June 4, 2020From "White Fragility" to "The New Jim Crow," literature about the history of racial discrimination in the United States is selling out as white Americans seek to educate themselves as nationwide protests grow over the killing of unarmed black people.
- Three white men to face Georgia judge in death of black jogger June 4, 2020Three white men charged with the murder of an unarmed black man in Georgia will face a judge Thursday morning in a case that caused a national outcry after cellphone video of the shooting was leaked on social media.
- White defendant in Arbery shooting used racial slur, investigator says June 4, 2020One of the white men charged in the murder of an unarmed black man in Georgia used a racial slur after shooting the man and before police arrived at the scene, an investigator for the prosecution in the case told a court hearing on Thursday.
- U.S. attorney general to hold news conference on Thursday June 4, 2020U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr will hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. (1630 GMT) on Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
- 'Violence provokes violence', Mandela Foundation says in support of U.S. protests June 4, 2020South Africa's Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Thursday violence can be a rational response to racism and for some communities is the only way to elicit change, as protests raged across the United States over the death of George Floyd.
- Drew Brees apologises for kneeling comments June 4, 2020New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees issued a lengthy apology on Thursday for comments he made about kneeling protests being disrespectful to the American flag that drew criticism on social media.
- Trump administration selects five coronavirus vaccine candidates as finalists: NYT June 4, 2020The Trump administration has selected five companies, including Moderna Inc, AstraZeneca Plc and Pfizer Inc, as the most likely candidates to produce a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing senior officials.
- Zebra adds social distancing warnings to warehouse workers' barcode scanners June 4, 2020Zebra Technologies Corp, which sells barcode scanners and other computers used in warehouses globally, introduced a feature on Thursday that sounds an alert when workers breach physical distancing guidelines over the novel coronavirus.
- Wildfire in California destroys several homes, forces evacuations June 4, 2020Several homes were destroyed and others sustained damage after a wildfire burned through a neighborhood in Northern California on Wednesday, according to officials.
- Country stars gather for CMT special honoring everyday heroes amid protests, COVID-19 pandemic June 4, 2020With the annual "CMT Music Awards" postponed, some of the biggest country artists in the business gathered virtually for a TV special that highlighted the bravery of essential workers in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- NYC looters caught on video stealing $16,000 worth of drones June 4, 2020New York City police are searching Thursday for five suspects caught on video breaking into a store in Times Square and making off with six drones worth a combined $16,000.
- White House ‘frustrated’ with Esper but ‘nobody wants a Cabinet-level shakeup’: sources June 4, 2020Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s job may be secure, at least for the time being, despite his press briefing Wednesday in which he pushed back against President Trump’s suggestion that the military be considered to quell violent protests following George Floyd's death.
- ‘The Talk’ co-host Eve says she’s having ‘uncomfortable conversations’ about race with her white husband June 4, 2020Eve is getting candid about her relationship with husband Maximillion Cooper amid nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality.
- Coronavirus has not resurged in Oregon following reopenings, state health official says June 4, 2020Since reopening, Oregon has not seen a resurgence in coronavirus cases, a top state health official said this week.
- Gov. DeSantis believes Florida will be able to host Republican National Convention in a 'safe way' June 4, 2020Other states "wish" that they had followed Florida's lead in their responses to the coronavirus pandemic, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis suggested Thursday.
- LA Galaxy's Aleksandar Katai to meet with team over wife's social media posts on protesters June 4, 2020The LA Galaxy condemned social media posts by the wife of one of its players Wednesday.
- Piers Morgan, Rudy Giuliani in shouting match over Trump: 'You sound ... barking mad'' June 4, 2020Piers Morgan and Rudy Giuliani to into a heated argument Thursday, accusing each other of spouting political propaganda in an on-air spat that quickly got personal.
- More than 2 million Americans became first-time gun owners this year, trade association says June 4, 2020During a record number of firearm sales in the first part of the year, more than 2 million Americans became first-time gun owners, a firearms trade association said Monday.