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Black Lives Matter rallies start in Australia amid court ban
The first of several Black Lives Matter protests across Australia on Saturday got underway against a backdrop of possible clashes between demonstrators and police in Sydney, after a court sided with police that the gathering posed too much risk for spreading the coronavirus. The first gathering in the southern city of Adelaide was held to honor George Floyd and to protest against the deaths of indigenous Australians in custody. Floyd, a black man, died in handcuffs while a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck even after he pleaded for air and stopped moving.

Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination
Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. “It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded," Biden said in a statement Friday night, ”and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party." The former vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April.

AP PHOTOS: Images of calm emerge after days of protests
Amid the anger, violence and grief evident in the massive protests shaking the country after the death of George Floyd, images of calm are beginning to emerge as the mood shifts to more peaceful calls for change.

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NFL proves it's no longer afraid of Trump
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell voiced his support for player protests, which goes against President Trump's stance. In the past, the NFL avoided these conflicts.

Tyler Lockett points out glaring hypocrisy of response to Drew Brees' remarks
The Seahawks receiver is using his platform to promote racial justice.

Richard Sherman and Jamal Adams blast Jake Fromm over 'elite white people' text
NFL players were furious after it emerged Bills quarterback Jake Fromm used the phrase 'elite white people' in a text he has apologised for.

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Chevron oil cargo tangled in U.S. sanctions on Venezuela
A Chevron Corp crude oil cargo has become embroiled in U.S. sanctions on shipping companies for violating restrictions on doing business with Venezuela, the company confirmed on Friday. Adamant Maritime Ltd, owner of very large crude-oil carrier (VLCC) Seahero was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Treasury on Tuesday for carrying a Venezuelan cargo in February. The tanker is on short-term charter and "performing a voyage that is not related to Venezuela," Chevron spokesman Ray Fohr said.

After U.S. jobs stunner, traders leave negative rate bets in the rear view
The U.S. economy unexpectedly added jobs in May after suffering record losses in the prior month, offering the clearest signal yet that the downturn triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic was probably over, though the road to recovery could be long. The Federal Reserve in March slashed the target range for the federal funds rate that it controls to between zero and 0.25% as part of an emergency response to the coronavirus crisis. Friday's jobs report overturned this expectation, with the contracts now showing no probability of negative rates over the coming three years.

Biden: Trump 'despicable' for invoking George Floyd
Mr Trump said the slain African American man was "looking down" and "saying this is a great day".

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Under questioning, Barr says Trump's Bible photo op was 'entirely appropriate'
Attorney General William Barr said Thursday that it was “entirely appropriate” to forcibly remove protesters from the area surrounding the White House ahead of President Trump’s seemingly impromptu photo opportunity in front of St. John’s Church.

Coronavirus cases are climbing again in the South and the West. Will crowded protests spark bigger outbreaks?
As people across all 50 states continue to gather to protest police brutality and systemic racism, the question is whether this will spark a COVID-19 resurgence right when the U.S. seemed to be getting its epidemic under control.

Enraged New York driver who chased protesters with blades attached to arm is arrested
Video shows a man speeding after a group of young protesters in his SUV, then rushing them with blades strapped to his arm.

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