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Man killed during Minneapolis police arrest in 2020

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George Floyd: Man killed during Minneapolis police arrest in 2020
George Perry Floyd Jr. was an African-American man killed during an arrest after allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis. A white police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly eight minutes. After his death, protests against police violence toward black people quickly spread across the United States and internationally.


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As protests continue to grip the nation following the death of George Floyd, "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King anchors "Justice for All," a one-hour primetime special that explores how this tragic..
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'They just threw a bomb': Portland police investigate reported explosive over weekend

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

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

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White Americans turn out for Floyd protests, but will they work for change?

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Lawmaker quizzes Attorney General Barr on protest surveillance

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'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. - Published

Factbox: What changes are companies making in response to George Floyd protests?

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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. - Published

We found 85,000 cops who've been investigated for misconduct. Now you can read their records.

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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'

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

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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

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George Floyd: Amazon bans police use of facial recognition tech

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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. - Published

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. - Published

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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. - Published

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