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U.S. House speaker Pelosi says Republican $1 trillion coronavirus aid proposal not enough

View original postJuly 21, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday the $1 trillion Republicans say they are considering as the size of a coronavirus aid package would not be sufficient to do what is needed for the U.S. economy and Americans’ health. “We want to see this bill, not just have a conversation,” Pelosi told reporters after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. Schumer said: “We’re glad they came to see us, we’re glad they outlined some...

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Leagues continue to embrace protests; Trump ready to tune out

View original postFILE PHOTO: Jul 18, 2020; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Los Angeles FC defender Diego Palacios (12) along with teammates take a knee prior to a game against the Los Angeles Galaxy at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports July 21, 2020 (Reuters) – As professional sports in North America slowly return amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the debate over athletes kneeling during the national anthem as part of the fight against racial injustice is growing louder. The protest movement sparked by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 has picked up steam, extending beyond...

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CFL’s Edmonton’s franchise to retire Eskimos name

View original postFILE PHOTO: Edmonton Eskimos players raise the Grey Cup after they defeated the Ottawa Redblacks in the CFL’s 103rd Grey Cup championship football game in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo July 21, 2020 (Reuters) – The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton team said on Tuesday they will discontinue the club’s Eskimos name that has been criticised as derogatory towards indigenous people. The decision follows a similar move by the NFL’s Washington team, which last week said they would drop their Redskins name and logo that Native American rights groups consider racist. “We will be known...

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Hamilton disappointed with past champions’ comments on racism

View original postFILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 19, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton wearing a t-shirt in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign before the race Mark Thompson/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo July 21, 2020 LONDON (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton has hit back at past Formula One champions Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart for their comments on his anti-racism stance and push for greater diversity in the sport. Andretti, who won his title in 1978 and is now 80, was quoted by the Chilean newspaper El Mercurio as saying he...

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Oil prices up $1/bbl on virus vaccine hopes, EU stimulus deal

View original postFILE PHOTO: Pumpjacks are seen against the setting sun at the Daqing oil field in Heilongjiang province, China December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer July 21, 2020 By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose about $1 a barrel on Tuesday, hitting the highest in more than four months with a boost from a European Union stimulus deal and hopeful news about coronavirus vaccine trials. Also supporting the market, U.S. crude oil and refined products inventories likely fell last week, a Reuters poll showed. [EIA/S] Brent crude futures settled at $44.32 barrel, rising $1.04, or 2.4%. West...

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