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George Floyd protesters, coronavirus pandemic fallout, NASCAR at Charlotte: 5 things to know Thursday

USATODAY.com Thursday, 28 May 2020
Violent protests erupt over George Floyd's death, grim jobless toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and more things to know Thursday.
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Hacked 'BlueLeaks' Docs Show Cops Were Tracking George Floyd Protesters [Video]

Hacked 'BlueLeaks' Docs Show Cops Were Tracking George Floyd Protesters

Law enforcement has kept tabs on demonstrators since anti-police-brutality protests first broke out after the death of George Floyd. According to Business Insider, leaked documents reveal police exchanged protesters' Twitter handles. They also monitored protest plans in private Slack and Telegram channels, and kept lists of people who responded to protest events on Facebook. Records also show law enforcement focusing heavily on perceived threats against officers' lives posted to social media.

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US judge sets George Floyd murder trial for next year

Minneapolis (AFP) - A Minneapolis judge on Monday set the trial date for four ex-police officers charged in the murder of African American George Floyd for March..
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Former President Barack Obama has brought "solace" to George Floyd's family. Obama and Floyd's family had an emotional 25-minute phone call recently, reports Business Insider. Al Sharpton spoke with the New York Times, revealing some of the finer details. "I want you to have hope. I want you to know that Michelle and I will do anything you want me to do." Obama The call shows how powerful Obama's role remains in American public life.

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George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and now Rayshard Brooks — all Black people whose lives and purposes were snuffed out by White Supremacy. These four slain..
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Derek Chauvin, three other ex-Minneapolis Police officers charged in George Floyd death expected in court Monday

The court session in Minneapolis comes more than one month after George Floyd died when Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

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American increases flights as demand grows [Video]

American increases flights as demand grows

American Airlines said Thursday it will boost its U.S. flight schedule next month over dramatic reductions since the coronavirus pandemic, planning to fly more than 55% of its July 2019 domestic capacity. Fred Katayama reports.

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Donald Trump Says RNC Will Not Take Place in North Carolina [Video]

Donald Trump Says RNC Will Not Take Place in North Carolina

On Tuesday, Trump announced that Charlotte, North Carolina, would no longer be hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC).

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Trump Says Republican National Convention Will Not Be In North Carolina [Video]

Trump Says Republican National Convention Will Not Be In North Carolina

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the Republican National Convention (RNC) will be moved to a different state. The convention which is set for August in North Carolina is being moved because of social-distancing restrictions. North Carolina's Democratic governor has ordered the RNC to follow all CDC guidelines for social distancing. Governor Roy Cooper rejected Trump's demands for a full capacity presidential convention in Charlotte.

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Trump: Republican National Convention will be moved [Video]

Trump: Republican National Convention will be moved

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that this year's Republican National Convention will not be held in North Carolina, citing Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's social distancing requirements. Gloria Tso reports.

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US man calls for 'better way' to protest against death of George Floyd [Video]

US man calls for 'better way' to protest against death of George Floyd

Curtis Hayes from Charlotte, North Carolina, articulated his views on finding a better way for progress, as protests demanding justice following the death of George Floyd turned violent. Video of Mr Hayes’ impassioned speech quickly went viral after it was posted on Facebook by Christina Black, but since the video was posted on Twitter his speech has been viewed more than 12 million times.

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Trump calls on NASCAR's Wallace to apologize for so-called 'hoax' [Video]

Trump calls on NASCAR's Wallace to apologize for so-called 'hoax'

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should apologize over an incident in which he found a noose in his garage, calling it a 'hoax'. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

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White House tries to clarify Trump NASCAR tweet

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends President Donald Trump's tweet attack on NASCAR for banning the Confederate flag and his incorrect..
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Bubba Wallace: Nascar driver's defiant tweet over Trump's 'hate'

"Love over hate," Bubba Wallace says, after the president calls a story over a garage noose a "hoax".
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Trump Defends Confederate Flag in Latest Race-Based Appeal to White Voters

President Trump implied that NASCAR’s decision to prohibit Confederate flags at its races was a mistake while also falsely asserting that a top Black driver,..
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NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie's No. 32 car will have 'Trump 2020' paint scheme for 9 races

Beginning this Sunday at the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, NASCAR driver Corey LaJoie's Cup Series car will sponsored by a pro-Donald Trump PAC.

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