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Minnesota: State in the northern central United States
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has many lakes, and is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

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Klobuchar pulls back from Biden's VP search [Video]

Klobuchar pulls back from Biden's VP search

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar effectively pulled herself from Joe Biden's search for a running mate on Thursday, saying the position should go to a woman of color instead. Gloria Tso reports.

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Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter [Video]

Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter

Barbra Streisand has presented Disney shares to the young daughter of slain Minnesota man George Floyd.

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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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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz calls special session for police reform [Video]

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz calls special session for police reform

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday (June 10) announced that he will convene a special legislative session starting Friday, with police reform and building a stronger economy at the top of his..

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Bail for cop charged with Floyd murder upped to $1.25 mln [Video]

Bail for cop charged with Floyd murder upped to $1.25 mln

The bail for Derek Chauvin, the police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, had his bail raised to $1.25 million on Monday (June 8). Gavino Garay has more.

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Mass protests in London over the death of George Floyd [Video]

Mass protests in London over the death of George Floyd

Protesters gathered in London's Parliament Square on Saturday to show solidarity with protesters in the United States over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last week.View on euronews

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NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism [Video]

NFL admits league should have listened earlier to players protesting racism

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted the league has been at fault for not listening to its players denouncing racism. The United States is currently gripped by widespread protests over police..

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Minneapolis architect seeks to rebuild his city after protests [Video]

Minneapolis architect seeks to rebuild his city after protests

George Floyd's death in Minneapolis while in police custody, and the destruction that followed during demonstrations throughout the region, cut especially deep for Saint Paul architect James Garrett..

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All four ex-cops charged in George Floyd death [Video]

All four ex-cops charged in George Floyd death

A fired Minneapolis police officer will face a more serious murder charge and three other sacked officers will be charged with aiding and abetting in the death of an unarmed black man that triggered..

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Three assisting officers charged in George Floyd's death: prosecutor [Video]

Three assisting officers charged in George Floyd's death: prosecutor

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday said he amended his charge for Derek Chauvin to 2nd degree murder and said the three other officers have been charged aiding and abetting in the..

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Lambeth town hall lit purple to mark death of George Floyd [Video]

Lambeth town hall lit purple to mark death of George Floyd

Lambeth town hall in Brixton has been lit purple to mark the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. It is also organising a “community listening event” to discuss issues including increased use of..

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U.S. protesters defy curfews, threats of military force [Video]

U.S. protesters defy curfews, threats of military force

Peaceful marches and demonstrations were marred by instances of looting and attacks on police officers as protesters decried police for the use of force against minorities. This report produced by..

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Jay-Z speaks to Minnesota governor about murder of George Floyd [Video]

Jay-Z speaks to Minnesota governor about murder of George Floyd

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently revealed that Jay-Z reached out to him to speak about George Floyd.

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Uber, Lyft, and Lime Suspending Services In Cities With Curfews [Video]

Uber, Lyft, and Lime Suspending Services In Cities With Curfews

Uber and Lyft said they'll suspend rides and deliveries in cities where curfews are issued. Over the weekend, Uber temporarily shut down in parts of country says Business Insider. California,..

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Shattered glass outside White House after nationwide protests [Video]

Shattered glass outside White House after nationwide protests

Residents and business owners in cities across the United States swept up broken glass, took stock of looted goods and surveyed the damage after a sixth straight night of violent protests over racial..

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Klobuchar's VP Chances Plummet [Video]

Klobuchar's VP Chances Plummet

Amy Klobuchar's chances of becoming Joe Biden's running mate have taken a significant hit as widespread racial unrest roils her home state. That's according to Democrats who spoke to CNN. Klobuchar was..

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Battle of the bullhorns: cops and protesters negotiate over loudspeakers [Video]

Battle of the bullhorns: cops and protesters negotiate over loudspeakers

Protesters and police in Portland, Oregon on Sunday held a public dialogue through bullhorns at a protest against police brutality.

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Estallan disturbios en Minneapolis después de la muerte de George Floyd [Video]

Estallan disturbios en Minneapolis después de la muerte de George Floyd

El 27 de mayo, cientos de manifestantes salieron a las calles de Minneapolis, Minnesota, para mostrar su ira contra el departamento de policía de la ciudad.

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U.S. cities braced for another night of violence [Video]

U.S. cities braced for another night of violence

Major U.S. cities feared another night of violent protests on Sunday over the death of George Floyd in police custody, cleaning up broken glass and burned out cars after curfews failed to stop..

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Chrissy Teigen Pledges $200,000 Bail Out Protesters [Video]

Chrissy Teigen Pledges $200,000 Bail Out Protesters

(CNN) Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is donating $200,000 to bail out protesters after President Trump declared Saturday night "MAGA night" at the White House. Trump, in his tweet, said the..

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George Floyd: Violence escalates across USA as unrest comes to White House [Video]

George Floyd: Violence escalates across USA as unrest comes to White House

Violence has escalated in the USA as protests over the death of George Floyd continue across the country. On a fifth night of widespread unrest, demonstrators converged on the White House in..

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Trump offers to send troops to quell Minnesota violence [Video]

Trump offers to send troops to quell Minnesota violence

President Trump offered to send U.S. military troops to Minneapolis "quickly" to help deal with an outbreak of violence that was said to be instigated by anarchists and outside agitators. Conway G...

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Pentagon: US Troops On Four-Hour Standby To Aid Minnesota [Video]

Pentagon: US Troops On Four-Hour Standby To Aid Minnesota

US military units are on a four-hour recall status to be ready if requested by the governor of Minnesota. The move from the Pentagon comes amid civil unrest following the killing of a black man by a..

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'Outside agitators' blamed for violent protest wave [Video]

'Outside agitators' blamed for violent protest wave

Minnesota officials said Friday's outbreak of violence across the country went beyond normal protesters and was the work of 'outside agitators' like white supremacists. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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'Our time is now': I’m running for office because of George Floyd

Four black women from Minnesota tell the BBC why Mr Floyd's death has pushed them to run for office.
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Republican congressman says Black Lives Matter protesters ‘at war’ with ‘western culture’

republican congressman says black lives matter protesters ‘at war’ with ‘western culture’
A Minnesota Congress member said those aligned with Black Lives Matter in protest of police brutality are “at war” with “western culture”, using language which advocacy groups note has long..
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Protest updates: Minnesota jail officers allege discrimination; Junipero Serra statues toppled in California; 1 dead in Seattle shooting

No arrests have been made in Seattle's shooting that left one dead. Minneapolis officers file racial discrimination complaint. Latest protest news.
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One dead, 11 wounded in Minnesota shooting

A shooting in a popular Minneapolis nightlife area early Sunday left one man dead and 11 people wounded in a chaotic scene that sent people ducking into restaurants and other businesses for cover...
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Protesters target statue of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' writer, a slave holder; reforms stall in Minnesota - live updates

Protests outside a Saturday rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa prompted the cancelation of planned outdoor speeches, the campaign said.
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Protesters Demanded Police Reform. Minnesota Lawmakers Left Without Passing a Bill.

The Democratic-led House and Republican-led Senate, which had approved competing plans, failed to compromise before a weeklong special session ended.
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Klobuchar Withdraws as Candidate to Be Biden’s Running Mate

Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who fell short in her own presidential bid, was considered a strong contender until protests over racial justice prompted renewed scrutiny of her role as a..
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Second man charged with torching Minneapolis police station during protests

A 22-year-old Minnesota man was charged on Tuesday with aiding and abetting the arson of a Minneapolis police station during protests over the death of a black man under a policeman's knee, federal..
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Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father Dies From Complications of Covid-19

Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, sought asylum in the United States with her father in the 1990s.
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Trump to sign executive order on police reform amid intensifying outcry

trump to sign executive order on police reform amid intensifying outcry
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he will sign an executive order on police reform on Tuesday. "The overall goal is we want law and order and we want it done fairly, justly. We want it..
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100 Years On, US State Pardons Black Man Accused Of Rape

100 years on, us state pardons black man accused of rape
On June 15, 1920, three African-Americans were lynched in Duluth, Minnesota, accused without proof of raping a white woman. ......
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Calls for Change Run Into Realities of Governing in Minnesota

The Minneapolis City Council and Minnesota Legislature convened to consider sweeping policing reforms. Political and procedural hurdles are already apparent.
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George Floyd Protests: Live Updates

Statues have fallen and racist symbols have been removed. But the path to lasting change may run through state legislatures. On Friday, Minnesota will convene a special legislative session to consider..
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Protesters tear down Christopher Columbus statue in Saint Paul, Minnesota

A group of protesters pulled down a statue of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday, the latest U.S. monument to be torn down amid nationwide demonstrations..
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Columbus statue torn down at Minn. State Capitol

Protesters tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus Wednesday outside the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minnesota. (June 10)  
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Marny Xiong, Progressive Dynamo in Minnesota, Dies at 31

A child of Hmong refugees, she was chair of the St. Paul school board. The coronavirus struck her and her father on the same day. He survived; she didn't.
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Minnesota AG: Major change should be considered

Minnesota Attorney General won't say whether he supports dismanting police department or calls for defunding but says supporters are "making a valid case for serious transformation." (June 10)  
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Pompeo defends US Govt. reaction to Floyd's death

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defends the actions of the Trump administration in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Pompeo denies there is an equivalency between repressive regimes around the..
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Due To COVID-19 And George Floyd, Sen. Warren Would Be A Better VP Than Klobuchar

due to covid-19 and george floyd, sen. warren would be a better vp than klobuchar
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling “It feels like something that didn’t have to happen.” This is what Senator Elizabeth Warren said when asked about her older brother dying of the..
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Republican 'law and order' appeal prompts U.S. #IAmASuburbanMom backlash

When a senior Republican state lawmaker demanded that Minnesota's Democratic governor apologize to "moms out in the suburbs scared to death" about protests over racism and police brutality, Jamie..
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'We were wrong' - NFL U-turn on player anti-racism protests

'we were wrong' - nfl u-turn on player anti-racism protests
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes the league has been at fault for not listening to its players denouncing racism. The United States is currently gripped by widespread protests over police..
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California moves to end state police use of carotid restraint

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday that he would end state police training in the use of carotid restraints after a similar move was used on George Floyd, whose death in police custody in..
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Philando Castile’s Killing Made Him an Activist. Now He’s Running for Office.

“If we’re not at the table, we’re on the menu.” We followed a Minnesota organizer whose run for office has taken on new urgency since George Floyd’s death.
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Black architect who knew George Floyd hopes to rebuild a more just Twin Cities

George Floyd's death in Minneapolis while in police custody, and the destruction that followed during demonstrations throughout the region, cut especially deep for Saint Paul architect James Garrett..
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Witness Who Was in George Floyd’s Car, Maurice Lester Hall, Says His Friend Did Not Resist Arrest

Maurice Lester Hall, who fled Minneapolis after witnessing George Floyd’s death, was arrested Monday in Houston and interviewed by a Minnesota investigator.
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ACLU sues Minnesota police, alleging harassment of journalists at protests

The American Civil Liberties Union has accused Minnesota law enforcement of wrongly arresting, injuring and harassing journalists covering unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black..
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Floyd family thanks prosecutors, demands justice

The attorney for George Floyd's family expressed gratitude to Minnesota prosecutors for filing a tougher charge against the police officer at the center of the case and charging three others. Still,..
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Minnesota attorney general says first-degree murder charge still possible

Minnesota Attorney General Ellison said on Wednesday that if the prosecution gets evidence to support a first-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George..
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Minnesota to toughen murder charge in George Floyd case, charge three other officers, Klobuchar says

Minnesota's attorney general will increase the murder charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer in the death of an unarmed black man that has triggered nationwide protests and will level..
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Minnesota raises charge against fired officer in George Floyd case, charges 3 others

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will increase the charge against a fired Minneapolis police officer to second-degree murder in the death of an unarmed black man and level charges against the..
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'We got to act': Minnesota ex-felon finds purpose at George Floyd memorial

Alfonzo Williams waved his massive forearms and urged onlookers to clear the way for the procession of clergy members marching toward the site in his Minneapolis neighborhood where a white police..
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Minnesota governor visits Floyd memorial

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited a memorial for George Floyd on Wednesday at the site where the handcuffed black man was arrested while a white police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck. (June..
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Police in Minneapolis violated reporters' constitutional rights during George Floyd protests, lawsuit says

A federal lawsuit alleges that law enforcement in Minnesota violated journalists' constitutional rights in targeted attacks on the free press.
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Mother of George Floyd's daughter gives first remarks: 'He will never see her grow up'

Roxie Washington, the mother of George Floyd's daughter, spoke publicly a week after his death in Minneapolis, Minn.
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Confederate monuments coming down amid protests

Confederate monuments are once again coming down in the South. Relics of the Old South have been removed from public display in Birmingham, Alabama amid continuing protests over the police killing of..
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Minnesota files civil rights charge in Floyd death

The state of Minnesota has filed a human rights complaint against the Minneapolis Police Department in the death of George Floyd. Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights announced..
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George Floyd memorial services, funeral to be held in Minnesota, North Carolina and Texas

Memorial and funeral services will be held for George Floyd in three states in the next week after his death sparked protests across the country.
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