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Lawyer: Case of Black inmate set to die reveals racial bias

The lawyer for the first Black inmate scheduled to die this year as part of the Trump administration's resumption of federal executions says race played a central role in landing her client on death row for slaying a young white Iowa couple and burning them in the trunk of their car. One Black juror

Breonna Taylor: Kentucky city on edge ahead of prosecutor decision
Breonna Taylor: Kentucky city on edge ahead of prosecutor decision

Louisville fears civil unrest as it waits to hear of any charges over the killing of Breonna Taylor.

The all-electric ID.4 SUV is leading VW
The all-electric ID.4 SUV is leading VW's charge against Tesla - here's how it compares to the Model Y

The ID.4 will aim do for electric buyers what the Beetle did so many years ago: offer an affordable, mass-market option.

German foreign, economy ministers in quarantine after coronavirus contacts
German foreign, economy ministers in quarantine after coronavirus contacts

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier became the country's second cabinet member to enter quarantine on Wednesday, writing that he would stay at home after coming into contact with the aide of another European Union minister who had tested positive. Earlier, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas was forced to cancel a planned trip to Jordan and quarantine himself after one of his bodyguards tested positive for COVID-19. Altmaier, who hosted a Berlin gathering of EU economy ministers on Monday, said in a post on Twitter that he was entering quarantine as a precaution after the aide of one of his EU counterparts had tested positive.

A 90-year-old drove away from home Tuesday morning. Police found him Wednesday afternoon
A 90-year-old drove away from home Tuesday morning. Police found him Wednesday afternoon

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Miami-Dade Police announced on Twitter at 2:28 p.m. Wednesday that Leung had been found.

India trials for Russia
India trials for Russia's 'Sputnik-V' vaccine could start in next few weeks - executive

Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd could begin late-stage Indian clinical trials of Russia's potential coronavirus vaccine in the next few weeks, an executive at the Indian drugmaker said on Tuesday. Indian trials of the Sputnik-V vaccine candidate, being developed by Russia's sovereign wealth fund, will enroll 1,000-2,000 participants and be conducted at multiple government and private hospitals across the country, Deepak Sapra, CEO for API and pharmaceutical services at Dr. Reddy's, told Reuters. "We want to get to the first step - which is the commencement of the clinical trials by getting the necessary approvals from the Indian regulators - within the next few weeks," Sapra said.

Michael Bloomberg to spend $100 million in Florida to help elect Joe Biden
Michael Bloomberg to spend $100 million in Florida to help elect Joe Biden

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who spent $1 billion on his 2020 Democratic presidential bid before dropping out, plans to inject at least $100 million to help Democrat Joe Biden's effort against Republican President Donald Trump in the important swing state of Florida. The decision comes as Trump's initial financial supremacy over former Vice President Biden earlier this year has largely evaporated after high spending from the campaign and a surge in fundraising by Democrats. Florida is one of the biggest prizes on Election Day, and it is also the most expensive of the expected battlegrounds in which to campaign.

Royal Caribbean is building the new world
Royal Caribbean is building the new world's largest cruise ship despite the pandemic still halting sailings - see the Wonder of the Sea

The ship is set to be debuted in 2022 after a delay caused by the pandemic. The 18-deck ship will accommodate 5,000 guests with double occupancy.

Susan Collins and Democratic rival Sarah Gideon square off in Maine
Susan Collins and Democratic rival Sarah Gideon square off in Maine's first Senate debate

The key Senate race could determine whether Mitch McConnell remains Senate majority leader

The US Postal Service has reportedly used outdated systems for years that left the agency vulnerable to hackers and a potential $1 billion loss
The US Postal Service has reportedly used outdated systems for years that left the agency vulnerable to hackers and a potential $1 billion loss

An audit of the USPS found flaws "that increase the risk of disclosure of sensitive information and potential impact to business operations."


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