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Monday June 1st, 2020 night edition

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A viral video showing the use of force against residents on their porch in Minneapolis during the curfew on Saturday is drawing outrage.

In a video posted to Twitter by Tanya Kerssen, law enforcement are seen marching down a residential street in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis behind military vehicles.

The video identifies the person who fired the projectile as a member of the National Guard, a claim the Guard denies saying in an email statement, "The enforcement officers in this tweet are not members of the Minnesota National Guard.".

When they reach Kerssen's address, they again direct several individuals on the porch to go inside.

When Kerssen's group hesitates, a man says "light them up" before another fires what Kerssen says was a paint canister.

The canister hits one of the residents, and all the individuals quickly rush inside.

The presence of the National Guard is part of increased enforcement of Minneapolis' curfew in the face of riots that have left significant damage among many communities across the Twin Cities. »

Trump says US will designate Antifa as a terrorist organisation

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Donald Trump has claimed that left-wing activists for the violent protests in Minneapolis and other cities, and declared his administration will move to designate the loose association of militant left-wing, anti-fascist demonstrators commonly known as “Antifa” as a terrorist organisation.

“Congratulations to our National Guard for the great job they did immediately upon arriving in Minneapolis, Minnesota, last night.

The Antifa led anarchists, among others, were shut down quickly,” the president tweeted on Sunday, doubling down on his claim from the day before that “Antifa” and “the Radical Left” bear blame for protests turning violent. »

US patient receives $840,000 bill for COVID-19 treatment

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Washington: A high school teacher from the US state of Colorado was shocked to receive a medical bill of $840,000 (Dh3 million) for his treatment for COVID-19, local media reported.

The bill received by Robert Dennis, a Centennial High School teacher, covered Dennis' time at Denver's Sky Ridge hospital, where he was put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit for two weeks, reports Xinhua news agency.

"Seeing that number yesterday for the first bill, it took your breath away again," the wife said. »

Autism severity can change substantially during early childhood

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During early childhood, girls with autism tend to show greater reduction and less rise in their autism symptom severity than boys with autism, a UC Davis MIND Institute study has found.

There are significant differences in autism symptom severity changes during childhood between boys and girls.

“We found that nearly 30% of young children have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than they did at age 3. »

Amnesty International: U.S. police must end militarized response to protests

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Amnesty International issued a statement on Sunday morning calling for an end to militarized policing in several U.S. cities and the use of "excessive force" against demonstrators protesting police brutality.

In New York City, video showed police officers driving their cars into a group of protesters.

there were reports of police using tear gas and pepper spray amid violence in cities including Miami and Tampa Bay. »