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George Floyd: African-American man killed by police violence on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Protests in response to both Floyd's death, and more broadly to police violence against black people, quickly spread across the United States and internationally.

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Most Americans support police reforms -poll [Video]

Most Americans support police reforms -poll

Most Americans, including a majority of President Donald Trump’s Republican Party, support sweeping law enforcement reforms such as a ban on chokeholds and racial profiling after the latest death of..

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Microsoft To Cops: Face It, We're Not Going To Sell Facial Recognition Tech To You [Video]

Microsoft To Cops: Face It, We're Not Going To Sell Facial Recognition Tech To You

Microsoft said Thursday it would not sell its facial-recognition technology to police departments. That is, until there is a just federal law, based in human rights, regulating the technology. Reuters..

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What Should You Do With Your Clothes After The Police Tear Gas You? [Video]

What Should You Do With Your Clothes After The Police Tear Gas You?

Since George Floyd’s death on May 25, people have gathered to protest, in groups large and small, against police brutality. To disperse crowds of protesters, law enforcement has frequently sprayed..

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Ne-Yo defends calling George Floyd's d*ath a 'sacrifice' [Video]

Ne-Yo defends calling George Floyd's d*ath a 'sacrifice'

Ne-Yo has defended calling George Floyd's d*ath a "sacrifice" at his funeral.

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Pharrell Williams calls Black Lives Matter protests 'the American Revolution 2.0' [Video]

Pharrell Williams calls Black Lives Matter protests 'the American Revolution 2.0'

Pharrell Williams believes there's currently an "American Revolution 2.0" happening in his home country following the d*ath of George Floyd.

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NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From All Racing Events [Video]

NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From All Racing Events

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that they are banning the Confederate flag from all racing events. The decision comes amid nationwide and international protests over the May 25th killing of George Floyd...

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'Gone with the Wind,' And 'Cops' Removed From TV [Video]

'Gone with the Wind,' And 'Cops' Removed From TV

The movie “Gone with the Wind” has been pulled from the HBO Max streaming service. The reality TV show “Cops” has also been removed from television as America is waking up to systemic racism...

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Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology [Video]

Amazon halts police use of its facial recognition technology

Amazon announced that it will ban police use of the company's facial recognition tool Rekognition for a year, in a blogpost dated Wednesday.

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George Floyd’s Brother Testifies in House Police Brutality Hearing [Video]

George Floyd’s Brother Testifies in House Police Brutality Hearing

Philonise Floyd appeared before Congress to emphasize the need for reforms that will hold police accountable for the wrongful deaths of Americans.

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Officer charged over Floyd's death posts bail [Video]

Officer charged over Floyd's death posts bail

One of the four former white Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, 46, a black man whose death in custody set off protests for police reform and racial justice,..

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John Cena donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter [Video]

John Cena donates $1 million to Black Lives Matter

Wrestler and actor John Cena announced that he has made a $1million dollar donation, following the death of George Floyd.

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'We demand justice': George Floyd's brother urges Congress to 'stop the pain' of police brutality [Video]

'We demand justice': George Floyd's brother urges Congress to 'stop the pain' of police brutality

'We demand justice': George Floyd's brother urges Congress to 'stop the pain' of police brutality

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Biden: US policing reforms long overdue [Video]

Biden: US policing reforms long overdue

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called for overdue policing reforms following the death of George Floyd. Mr Biden was speaking during a virtual NAACP town hall event on systemic racism.

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Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition [Video]

Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition

Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, reversing its long-time support of selling the technology to law..

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NASCAR bans confederate flags at events [Video]

NASCAR bans confederate flags at events

In the wake of nationwide protests against racism, NASCAR moved Wednesday to ban the Confederate flag from its racetracks and facilities. Freddie Joyner has more

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Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News [Video]

Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Stacey Abrams & More on OWN's 'Where Do We Go From Here?' | THR News

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, Winfrey hosted Black leaders to discuss policy reforms, including reparations and universal healthcare.

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George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain' [Video]

George Floyd's brother to Congress: 'Stop the pain'

George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die..

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Brother of George Floyd addresses Congress [Video]

Brother of George Floyd addresses Congress

Philonise Floyd testifies to Congress the day after funeral services for his brother George Floyd, who has become a worldwide symbol in demonstrations over calls for changes to police practices and an..

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Biden Wants To Increase Funding For Police [Video]

Biden Wants To Increase Funding For Police

The death of George Floyd and the civil unrest that followed have left liberal politicians and activists to call for defunding police departments nationwide. However, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is..

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Demonstrators kneel for George Floyd in Brixton [Video]

Demonstrators kneel for George Floyd in Brixton

Demonstrators have taken to their knees at Windrush Square in Brixton as part of anti-racism protests that have been inspired following the death of George Floyd in the US. Report by Etemadil. Like us..

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Mourners demand justice at George Floyd's funeral [Video]

Mourners demand justice at George Floyd's funeral

"We are fighting wickedness in high places," said civil rights leader Al Sharpton in his eulogy at George Floyd's funeral.View on euronews

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George Floyd's brother to lawmakers: 'Stop the pain' [Video]

George Floyd's brother to lawmakers: 'Stop the pain'

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives took up the issues of police violence and racial injustice in America on Wednesday in the first congressional hearing since the death of George Floyd in..

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Brussels councillor urges debate on statue of colonizer king [Video]

Brussels councillor urges debate on statue of colonizer king

Brussels councillor Pascal Smet has urged a debate on what to do with statues of Belgian King Leopold II, the brutal colonizer of what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and a focus of local Black..

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Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA [Video]

Christopher Columbus statue pulled down, draped in burning flag in VA

CONTAINS PROFANITY. Protesters in Richmond, Virginia tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on Tuesday and dragged it along the ground before dumping it in a lake.

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'Tucker Carlson Tonight' loses Disney, T-Mobile ads after host's Black Lives Matter comments

Carlson has expressed disdain for the protests taking place across the country after the killing of George Floyd.
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Pauline Hanson's 'all lives matter' motion overwhelmingly defeated in the Senate

Pauline Hanson labelled George Floyd a "criminal and a thug" during her speech on her "all lives matter" motion.
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Trump plans order on policing, opposes major reforms

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced modest plans for an executive order on policing, while making it clear he would not support sweeping proposals in response to protests against police..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd laid to rest, but America must keep fighting to reform policing

Set national use-of-force standards. End qualified immunity, civil asset forfeiture, no-knock warrants and special rights for bad officers: Our view
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Minneapolis police rank-and-file condemn ex-officer charged in George Floyd's death

More than a dozen Minneapolis police officers on Thursday denounced the former police officer charged with killing George Floyd and said they were prepared to embrace "change, reform and rebuilding."
Reuters - Published

Trump plans order on police use of force, promises better training

President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration would issue an executive order advising police departments to adopt national standards for use of force, but stopped short of more sweeping..
Reuters - Published

Congressional Republican U.S. police reform plans delayed

The U.S. Senate's only black Republican said on Thursday he plans to introduce the party's police reform bill by the middle of next week - a delay from his previous Friday target - as Republicans..
Reuters - Published

Defund police in schools? How the movement got momentum after George Floyd's death

After the Columbine shooting, police in schools seemed a fixture. Now, activists have momentum to defund them. Some say that's the wrong approach.
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White Americans turn out for Floyd protests, but will they work for change?

Leslie Batson, a white office administrator from Maryland, joined the thousands of marchers protesting the killing of George Floyd in Washington, D.C., last weekend after her children asked why the..
Reuters - Published

Lawmaker quizzes Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

A U.S. senator on Thursday urged Attorney General Bill Barr to provide an account of how surveillance technology has been deployed against Americans during protests over the death of George Floyd, an..
Reuters - Published

'Our whole show is different': 'Today' anchors Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie reflect on historic present

"I feel a wave in the country that I haven't felt before ever," says Hoda Kotb of "Today," amid a call for racial equality after George Floyd's death.
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Factbox: What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?

The corporate response to a wave of protests over the treatment of African Americans has included pledges to increase diversity, donations to civil rights groups and, in some cases, changes in policies..
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George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

Gen Mark Milley says the controversial walk to a church blurred the military's role in politics.
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Live Protests Today Updates: George Floyd, Police and BLM

The country’s top military official apologized for taking part in President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square for a photo op after authorities cleared the area of peaceful protesters.
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We found 85,000 cops who've been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.

In 2019, USA TODAY led a national effort to publish disciplinary records for police officers. George Floyd's death has renewed calls for transparency
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For black mayors, police reforms are a personal mission to make sure 'another black man doesn't die the way George Floyd did'

For many black mayors, police reform has long been at the top of the list but they hope the new national mood brings faster change.
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One of four Minneapolis police charged over Floyd's death freed on bail

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers who were charged over the death of George Floyd, a black man whose death in custody set off protests for police reform and racial justice, was..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd updates: Jefferson Davis statue toppled in Virginia; Donald Trump lashes out at Seattle; TV show 'Live PD' canceled

One of four officers charged in Floyd's death posts bail. LAPD opens 56 investigations into excessive force, misconduct: Latest George Floyd updates.
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Statue of scout founder Baden-Powell to be taken down in Britain

A local authority in southern England said it would remove a statue of Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the worldwide scouting movement, the latest memorial to be taken down in the wake of anti-racism..
Reuters - Published

Confederate and Columbus statues toppled by US protesters

Statues of colonisers and slavers face a reckoning as George Floyd protests continue across the US.
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After Tragedy, Making a Place to Gather for Support and Solidarity

The memorial to George Floyd near Cup Foods in Minneapolis has become a place for the community to reflect.
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Protesters Topple Statue of Jefferson Davis on Richmond’s Monument Avenue

A symbol of the Confederacy falls as demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd continue across the country.
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LeBron James forming group to protect black voting rights

lebron james forming group to protect black voting rights
In the aftermath of George Floyd's death, LeBron James was angry. He showed it publicly through his social media posts. Behind the scenes, he was trying to figure out how ......
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George Floyd: US Soccer overturns ban on players kneeling

The decision comes after the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem.
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George Floyd: Amazon bans police use of facial recognition tech

The move comes after IBM ended its facial recognition activities amid concerns over racial bias.
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NASCAR bans Confederate flag from its races, venues

nascar bans confederate flag from its races, venues
As the nation - and at last, NASCAR -- comes to grips with race relations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, it was time: The flag is no longer welcome in the stock car series. NASCAR banned the..
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Trump Rejects Renaming Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

By dismissing an idea under consideration by the Pentagon, the president positioned himself firmly against the movement to remove racist symbols and combat racism touched off by George Floyd’s death.
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George Floyd death: Al-Qaeda tries to exploit US unrest

george floyd death: al-qaeda tries to exploit us unrest
Al-Qaeda has largely been eclipsed in recent years by IS. But Dr Shiraz Maher, the Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, believes it is..
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Amazon bans police use of facial recognition software for one year amid national protests against racial inequality

Amazon is banning police use of its facial recognition technology for one year amid ongoing national protests in the wake of George Floyd's death.
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Attorneys, public officials denounce arrests of George Floyd protesters in Delaware

Several Delaware officials and a handful of First Amendment advocates have denounced the arrests of Dover-area demonstrators Tuesday evening.
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Floyd's brother: Officer's actions were 'personal'

George Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that he believes Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's actions were "personal" and "premeditated" as they both..
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An Eyesore in Washington Becomes an Icon

Once reviled, protesters see the chain-link fence surrounding Lafayette Square and the White House as a bulletin board of art and artifacts dedicated to George Floyd and hope.
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AP Top Stories June 10 P

Here's the latest for Wednesday June 10th: 'Stop the pain,' a brother of George Floyd tells Congress; Senate confirms first black service chief; Trump says no change at bases named for Confederate..
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After military opens door, Trump rejects removing names of Confederate leaders from U.S. bases

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected any proposal to rename U.S. military bases that are named for Confederate leaders from the 1860s Civil War, dismissing appeals made in the wake of the..
Reuters - Published

George Floyd: Complicated life, notorious death

In the Houston housing projects where he grew up, George Floyd was respected as a man who spoke from hard, but hardly extraordinary, experience. He had nothing remotely like the stature he has gained..
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George Floyd's brother decries 'a modern-day lynching' in testimony to U.S. Congress

George Floyd's younger brother took his grief to the U.S. Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea that lawmakers not let his brother's death be in vain, lamenting that he "didn't deserve to die..
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George Floyd: The personal cost of filming police brutality

For bystanders who film acts of police violence, sharing their video can be a life-changing moment.
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Trump’s Antifa Fearmongering Looks Like Pure Fantasy

trump’s antifa fearmongering looks like pure fantasy
Donald Trump has attempted to stoke fears among his base—and perhaps to undermine the protests for racial justice that have erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s killing—by suggesting that..
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George Floyd protests are fueling policy changes in cities nationwide. Here are some of them.

Protests following George Floyd's death are sparking changes in cities across the U.S., including funding cuts and bans of use of the chokehold.
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White House proposals on police reform being finalized, reduced immunity off table

The White House said on Wednesday it is putting the finishing touches on proposals to reform the police in the wake of George Floyd's killing while in police custody, adding that reducing immunity for..
Reuters - Published


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