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    Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to U.S. President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest.


    Protesters in the U.S. stirred by the killing of George Floyd vowed Friday to turn an extraordinary outpouring of grief into a sustained movement, as demonstrations shifted to a calmer but no less determined focus on addressing racial injustice.


    U.S. President Donald Trump invoked George Floyd's name as he delivered remarks trumpeting the latest unemployment numbers, which showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly adding 2.5 million jobs last month.

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    The United Kingdom became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government on Friday to urge it to reconsider lifting virus lockdown restrictions.

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    With the deadline for a possible extension of the Brexit transition period looming, a fourth round of talks on a future trade deal between the European Union and the U.K. ended Friday without result.