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Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner straddled the two crises gripping the nation: the troubling spread of COVID-19 and th [...]

Read full article: Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and...→
More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

From murder to arson to looting, federal prosecutors have now charged more than six dozen people in connection with rioting that grew out of protests over the [...]

Read full article: More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face f...→
Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna breaks silence, calls for ‘justice’ in police homicide

Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna breaks silence, calls for ‘justice’ in police homicide

The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter broke her silence Tuesday to say his death at the hands of Minneapolis Police forever changed the course of he [...]

Read full article: Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daug...→
More than 40 Black women running for political office in MN this year

More than 40 Black women running for political office in MN this year

Responding to George Floyd’s call out to his mother with his last breath before he died in Minneapolis police custody last month, dozens of Black women are run [...]

Read full article: More than 40 Black women running for pol...→
Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican police reform bill, saying it didn’t go far enough to address national unrest over the killing of George Flo [...]

Read full article: Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do ...→
Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough -- spark [...]

Read full article: Senate Republicans' police reform bill f...→

Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be [...]

Read full article: Racial equality groups grapple with surg...→
Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Criticizing George Floyd Protesters

Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Criticizing George Floyd Protesters

A Salem police captain has been demoted two levels to sergeant after she tweeted from the department's official account criticizing protesters in Boston. 

Read full article: Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Critic...→
Few demonstrators test positive; hospitalizations tick up

Few demonstrators test positive; hospitalizations tick up

After thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Massachusetts following the killing of George Floyd, public health officials worried the mass prote [...]

Read full article: Few demonstrators test positive; hospita...→
Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump

Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump

The events of the last few weeks provide more than enough proof that the orgy of destruction we’re witnessing in various Democratic cities has nothing to do wi [...]

Read full article: Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, ...→
Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sat down with the Washington Examiner and discussed the death of George Floyd and the movement to defund police.

Read full article: Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Crazie...→

"I'm a Blue Lives Matter activist, we have spent our lives defending people who are now behaving like deviants"

The overwhelming majority, if not all, of the police agree that George Floyd's death was a disgraceful incident. But you don't riot. You don't steal and respon [...]

Read full article: "I'm a Blue Lives Matter activist, we ha...→
Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

A police officer who was suspended for pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground at a George Floyd demonstration in Florida is again under scrutiny after th [...]

Read full article: Florida officer who shoved protester ref...→
Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Much Like Floyd Death

Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Much Like Floyd Death

Petitioners are calling for the badge for the British Order of St. Michael and St. George to be redesigned because its depiction of a white angel standing on t [...]

Read full article: Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Muc...→
Minnesotans of color at higher risk for coronavirus because of their jobs, other factors

Minnesotans of color at higher risk for coronavirus because of their jobs, other factors

Community-based coronavirus testing at four sites in St. Paul and Minneapolis following demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd has revealed stark [...]

Read full article: Minnesotans of color at higher risk for ...→
Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apology for Accusing GOP Senators of 'Trying to Get Away with Murder'

Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apology for Accusing GOP Senators of 'Trying to Get Away with Murder'

Wednesday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would "absolutely positively not" apologize for accusing Senate Republicans of trying to get awa [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apolo...→
Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Greg Glassman, whose views on George Floyd’s killing led to his departure from Santa Cruz-based CrossFit, has deal to sell

Read full article: Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling ...→
Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize for saying Republicans trying to get away with murder

Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize for saying Republicans trying to get away with murder

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she absolutely will not apologize for saying Republicans were “trying to get away with murder … the murder of Geor [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize ...→
We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored with new collection of stamps

We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored with new collection of stamps

Queen will be the third British music group ever to be honored with a set of stamps by U.K. postal agency The Royal Mail, following The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Read full article: We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored wit...→
Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police: 'We cannot allow mob rule' under Democrat leadership

Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police: 'We cannot allow mob rule' under Democrat leadership

“We cannot allow mob rule,” Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., told “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday reacting to growing calls to defund police departments following [...]

Read full article: Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police:...→
Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Much of the diversity, equity and inclusion work other arts organizations have vowed to do in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been part of Black Label Mov [...]

Read full article: Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How ...→

Senate Heads for Showdown Over Republican Police Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate headed for a showdown on Wednesday over a Republican police reform bill that Democrats have rejected as too limited to rein in police misconduc [...]

Read full article: Senate Heads for Showdown Over Republica...→
Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City Hall Ahead of Budget Deadline

Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City Hall Ahead of Budget Deadline

After weeks of protests against police brutality and racial injustice and hours of marching on Tuesday, demonstrators calling for at least $1 billion in cuts t [...]

Read full article: Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City...→
Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Murder . . . of George Floyd'

Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Murder . . . of George Floyd'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called Senate legislative proposals on police reform "unsalvageable" and accused Republicans of "trying [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Mur...→
Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for pro softball team after tweet about national anthem

Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for pro softball team after tweet about national anthem

Two-time Olympic softball player Cat Osterman tweeted on Monday night that she “will not represent” the ScrapYard Dawgs because of the team’s activity on socia [...]

Read full article: Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for ...→
Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get away with murder' of George Floyd

Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get away with murder' of George Floyd

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted in an interview Tuesday that Republicans are "trying to get away with murder, actually -- the murder of George Floyd" -- ma [...]

Read full article: Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get a...→
Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to Get Away with the 'Murder of George Floyd'

Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to Get Away with the 'Murder of George Floyd'

Tuesday on CBS Radio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused Senate Republicans of trying to get away with not doing serious police reform in the wake of Ge [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to...→
Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at foreign interference in protests following George Floyd's death

Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at foreign interference in protests following George Floyd's death

The FBI is "looking carefully" at the possibility that foreign actors are influencing the sometimes-violent nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's i [...]

Read full article: Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at ...→
George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Debate on France’s Slave-Trading Past

George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Debate on France’s Slave-Trading Past

Rather than tear down statues, some argue that the past should not be obliterated, but remembered and explained.

Read full article: George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Deba...→
How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

We’re merely halfway into the year, and yet 2020 has challenged us with a global plague, months of lockdown, economic devastation, the most dire unemployment s [...]

Read full article: How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger pub...→
Black workers' jobs matter

Black workers' jobs matter

The wave of protests after the police killing of George Floyd has prompted a re-examination of racism in all areas of American society. In many cases, policies [...]

Read full article: Black workers' jobs matter...→
On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But many Minneapolis reside [...]

Read full article: On Minneapolis' North Side, residents qu...→
Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration To Help Businesses Damaged In Riots

Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration To Help Businesses Damaged In Riots

The city of Minneapolis is seeking a disaster declaration from the federal government following the nights of looting and arson in the wake of George Floyd’s d [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration...→
Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to nearly 4 hours of public comment demanding change

Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to nearly 4 hours of public comment demanding change

The Citizen Review Board met Tuesday evening for the first time since protests across Tampa started in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

Read full article: Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to ne...→
Unrest in America

Unrest in America

Coverage of the protests around the country over the death of George Floyd.

Read full article: Unrest in America...→
Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time alone won’t do it. Let’s work on trust.

Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time alone won’t do it. Let’s work on trust.

Everyone has heard that “George Floyd has changed the world.” I wonder if that will be true over time. I’m old enough to have lived through the Civil Rights Mo [...]

Read full article: Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time al...→
Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying to get away with murder’ on policing legislation

Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying to get away with murder’ on policing legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Republicans were trying to “get away with murder … the murder of George Floyd” when it comes to passing policing ove [...]

Read full article: Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying t...→
A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people of color. The commitment is hard to keep.

Read full article: A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Chec...→

Lawyer Compares Death Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Kalamazoo Facility To George Floyd’s

The lawyer for the family of the 16-year-old Kalamazoo boy who died from a deadly restraint, says his death is comparable to George Floyd's.

Read full article: Lawyer Compares Death Of 16-Year-Old Boy...→
Minneapolis police union head blames

Minneapolis police union head blames "failed leadership" for George Floyd case

"We believe that our membership...has been unfairly scapegoated by political leaders in our city and our state," Lt. Bob Kroll said. "They have shifted their f [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis police union head blames "fa...→
Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis police union president in wa...→
Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up.

Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→
Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Weighing Heavily on Black Community

Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Weighing Heavily on Black Community

Recent studies have shown the coronavirus pandemic, the ensuing unemployment crisis and now weeks of police brutality protests after the death of George Floyd [...]

Read full article: Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Wei...→
Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner straddled the two crises gripping the nation: the troubling spread of COVID-19 and th [...]

Read full article: Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and...→
Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at foreign interference in protests following George Floyd's death

Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at foreign interference in protests following George Floyd's death

The FBI is "looking carefully" at the possibility that foreign actors are influencing the sometimes-violent nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's i [...]

Read full article: Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at ...→
Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apology for Accusing GOP Senators of 'Trying to Get Away with Murder'

Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apology for Accusing GOP Senators of 'Trying to Get Away with Murder'

Wednesday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would "absolutely positively not" apologize for accusing Senate Republicans of trying to get awa [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apolo...→
Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna breaks silence, calls for ‘justice’ in police homicide

Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna breaks silence, calls for ‘justice’ in police homicide

The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter broke her silence Tuesday to say his death at the hands of Minneapolis Police forever changed the course of he [...]

Read full article: Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daug...→
How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

We’re merely halfway into the year, and yet 2020 has challenged us with a global plague, months of lockdown, economic devastation, the most dire unemployment s [...]

Read full article: How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger pub...→
Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize for saying Republicans trying to get away with murder

Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize for saying Republicans trying to get away with murder

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she absolutely will not apologize for saying Republicans were “trying to get away with murder … the murder of Geor [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize ...→
On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But many Minneapolis reside [...]

Read full article: On Minneapolis' North Side, residents qu...→
We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored with new collection of stamps

We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored with new collection of stamps

Queen will be the third British music group ever to be honored with a set of stamps by U.K. postal agency The Royal Mail, following The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

Read full article: We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored wit...→
Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough -- spark [...]

Read full article: Senate Republicans' police reform bill f...→
Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to nearly 4 hours of public comment demanding change

Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to nearly 4 hours of public comment demanding change

The Citizen Review Board met Tuesday evening for the first time since protests across Tampa started in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

Read full article: Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to ne...→
Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Much of the diversity, equity and inclusion work other arts organizations have vowed to do in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been part of Black Label Mov [...]

Read full article: Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How ...→
Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Criticizing George Floyd Protesters

Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Criticizing George Floyd Protesters

A Salem police captain has been demoted two levels to sergeant after she tweeted from the department's official account criticizing protesters in Boston. 

Read full article: Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Critic...→
Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time alone won’t do it. Let’s work on trust.

Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time alone won’t do it. Let’s work on trust.

Everyone has heard that “George Floyd has changed the world.” I wonder if that will be true over time. I’m old enough to have lived through the Civil Rights Mo [...]

Read full article: Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time al...→
A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people of color. The commitment is hard to keep.

Read full article: A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Chec...→
Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sat down with the Washington Examiner and discussed the death of George Floyd and the movement to defund police.

Read full article: Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Crazie...→
Minneapolis police union head blames

Minneapolis police union head blames "failed leadership" for George Floyd case

"We believe that our membership...has been unfairly scapegoated by political leaders in our city and our state," Lt. Bob Kroll said. "They have shifted their f [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis police union head blames "fa...→
Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for pro softball team after tweet about national anthem

Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for pro softball team after tweet about national anthem

Two-time Olympic softball player Cat Osterman tweeted on Monday night that she “will not represent” the ScrapYard Dawgs because of the team’s activity on socia [...]

Read full article: Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for ...→
Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

A police officer who was suspended for pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground at a George Floyd demonstration in Florida is again under scrutiny after th [...]

Read full article: Florida officer who shoved protester ref...→
Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up.

Read full article: Fencing to return around Lafayette Squar...→
Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to Get Away with the 'Murder of George Floyd'

Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to Get Away with the 'Murder of George Floyd'

Tuesday on CBS Radio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused Senate Republicans of trying to get away with not doing serious police reform in the wake of Ge [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to...→
Minnesotans of color at higher risk for coronavirus because of their jobs, other factors

Minnesotans of color at higher risk for coronavirus because of their jobs, other factors

Community-based coronavirus testing at four sites in St. Paul and Minneapolis following demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd has revealed stark [...]

Read full article: Minnesotans of color at higher risk for ...→
More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

From murder to arson to looting, federal prosecutors have now charged more than six dozen people in connection with rioting that grew out of protests over the [...]

Read full article: More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face f...→
George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Debate on France’s Slave-Trading Past

George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Debate on France’s Slave-Trading Past

Rather than tear down statues, some argue that the past should not be obliterated, but remembered and explained.

Read full article: George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Deba...→
Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Greg Glassman, whose views on George Floyd’s killing led to his departure from Santa Cruz-based CrossFit, has deal to sell

Read full article: Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling ...→
More than 40 Black women running for political office in MN this year

More than 40 Black women running for political office in MN this year

Responding to George Floyd’s call out to his mother with his last breath before he died in Minneapolis police custody last month, dozens of Black women are run [...]

Read full article: More than 40 Black women running for pol...→
Black workers' jobs matter

Black workers' jobs matter

The wave of protests after the police killing of George Floyd has prompted a re-examination of racism in all areas of American society. In many cases, policies [...]

Read full article: Black workers' jobs matter...→
Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican police reform bill, saying it didn’t go far enough to address national unrest over the killing of George Flo [...]

Read full article: Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do ...→
Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration To Help Businesses Damaged In Riots

Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration To Help Businesses Damaged In Riots

The city of Minneapolis is seeking a disaster declaration from the federal government following the nights of looting and arson in the wake of George Floyd’s d [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration...→
Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police: 'We cannot allow mob rule' under Democrat leadership

Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police: 'We cannot allow mob rule' under Democrat leadership

“We cannot allow mob rule,” Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., told “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday reacting to growing calls to defund police departments following [...]

Read full article: Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police:...→

Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be [...]

Read full article: Racial equality groups grapple with surg...→
Unrest in America

Unrest in America

Coverage of the protests around the country over the death of George Floyd.

Read full article: Unrest in America...→

Senate Heads for Showdown Over Republican Police Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate headed for a showdown on Wednesday over a Republican police reform bill that Democrats have rejected as too limited to rein in police misconduc [...]

Read full article: Senate Heads for Showdown Over Republica...→
Few demonstrators test positive; hospitalizations tick up

Few demonstrators test positive; hospitalizations tick up

After thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Massachusetts following the killing of George Floyd, public health officials worried the mass prote [...]

Read full article: Few demonstrators test positive; hospita...→
Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying to get away with murder’ on policing legislation

Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying to get away with murder’ on policing legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Republicans were trying to “get away with murder … the murder of George Floyd” when it comes to passing policing ove [...]

Read full article: Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying t...→
Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City Hall Ahead of Budget Deadline

Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City Hall Ahead of Budget Deadline

After weeks of protests against police brutality and racial injustice and hours of marching on Tuesday, demonstrators calling for at least $1 billion in cuts t [...]

Read full article: Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City...→
Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump

Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump

The events of the last few weeks provide more than enough proof that the orgy of destruction we’re witnessing in various Democratic cities has nothing to do wi [...]

Read full article: Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, ...→

Lawyer Compares Death Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Kalamazoo Facility To George Floyd’s

The lawyer for the family of the 16-year-old Kalamazoo boy who died from a deadly restraint, says his death is comparable to George Floyd's.

Read full article: Lawyer Compares Death Of 16-Year-Old Boy...→
Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Murder . . . of George Floyd'

Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Murder . . . of George Floyd'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called Senate legislative proposals on police reform "unsalvageable" and accused Republicans of "trying [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Mur...→

"I'm a Blue Lives Matter activist, we have spent our lives defending people who are now behaving like deviants"

The overwhelming majority, if not all, of the police agree that George Floyd's death was a disgraceful incident. But you don't riot. You don't steal and respon [...]

Read full article: "I'm a Blue Lives Matter activist, we ha...→
Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis [...]

Read full article: Minneapolis police union president in wa...→
Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get away with murder' of George Floyd

Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get away with murder' of George Floyd

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted in an interview Tuesday that Republicans are "trying to get away with murder, actually -- the murder of George Floyd" -- ma [...]

Read full article: Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get a...→
Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Much Like Floyd Death

Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Much Like Floyd Death

Petitioners are calling for the badge for the British Order of St. Michael and St. George to be redesigned because its depiction of a white angel standing on t [...]

Read full article: Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Muc...→
Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Weighing Heavily on Black Community

Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Weighing Heavily on Black Community

Recent studies have shown the coronavirus pandemic, the ensuing unemployment crisis and now weeks of police brutality protests after the death of George Floyd [...]

Read full article: Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Wei...→
Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and Unveils Police Reform Task Force

In a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner straddled the two crises gripping the nation: the troubling spread of COVID-19 and th [...]

Read full article: Turner Gives Houston COVID-19 Update and...→
Minnesotans of color at higher risk for coronavirus because of their jobs, other factors

Minnesotans of color at higher risk for coronavirus because of their jobs, other factors

Community-based coronavirus testing at four sites in St. Paul and Minneapolis following demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd has revealed stark [...]

Read full article: Minnesotans of color at higher risk for ...→
Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at foreign interference in protests following George Floyd's death

Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at foreign interference in protests following George Floyd's death

The FBI is "looking carefully" at the possibility that foreign actors are influencing the sometimes-violent nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd's i [...]

Read full article: Wray reveals FBI 'looking carefully' at ...→
More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face federal charges in weeks of unrest across US

From murder to arson to looting, federal prosecutors have now charged more than six dozen people in connection with rioting that grew out of protests over the [...]

Read full article: More than 6 dozen alleged rioters face f...→
Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apology for Accusing GOP Senators of 'Trying to Get Away with Murder'

Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apology for Accusing GOP Senators of 'Trying to Get Away with Murder'

Wednesday on MSNBC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she would "absolutely positively not" apologize for accusing Senate Republicans of trying to get awa [...]

Read full article: Pelosi: 'Absolutely Positively' No Apolo...→
George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Debate on France’s Slave-Trading Past

George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Debate on France’s Slave-Trading Past

Rather than tear down statues, some argue that the past should not be obliterated, but remembered and explained.

Read full article: George Floyd’s Killing Forces Wider Deba...→
Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna breaks silence, calls for ‘justice’ in police homicide

Mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna breaks silence, calls for ‘justice’ in police homicide

The mother of George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter broke her silence Tuesday to say his death at the hands of Minneapolis Police forever changed the course of he [...]

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Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Beleaguered CrossFit founder is selling company

Greg Glassman, whose views on George Floyd’s killing led to his departure from Santa Cruz-based CrossFit, has deal to sell

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How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

How anti-vaxxers are set to endanger public health again

We’re merely halfway into the year, and yet 2020 has challenged us with a global plague, months of lockdown, economic devastation, the most dire unemployment s [...]

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More than 40 Black women running for political office in MN this year

More than 40 Black women running for political office in MN this year

Responding to George Floyd’s call out to his mother with his last breath before he died in Minneapolis police custody last month, dozens of Black women are run [...]

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Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize for saying Republicans trying to get away with murder

Pelosi: ‘Absolutely’ will not apologize for saying Republicans trying to get away with murder

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she absolutely will not apologize for saying Republicans were “trying to get away with murder … the murder of Geor [...]

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Black workers' jobs matter

Black workers' jobs matter

The wave of protests after the police killing of George Floyd has prompted a re-examination of racism in all areas of American society. In many cases, policies [...]

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On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

On Minneapolis' North Side, residents question calls to defund police: 'Is it going to turn into World War III?'

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for nationwide protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But many Minneapolis reside [...]

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Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats block Republicans’ ‘do nothing’ police reform bill

Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican police reform bill, saying it didn’t go far enough to address national unrest over the killing of George Flo [...]

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We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored with new collection of stamps

We Are the Stamp-ions: Queen honored with new collection of stamps

Queen will be the third British music group ever to be honored with a set of stamps by U.K. postal agency The Royal Mail, following The Beatles and Pink Floyd.

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Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration To Help Businesses Damaged In Riots

Minneapolis Seeking Disaster Declaration To Help Businesses Damaged In Riots

The city of Minneapolis is seeking a disaster declaration from the federal government following the nights of looting and arson in the wake of George Floyd’s d [...]

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Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

Senate Republicans' police reform bill fails on test vote amid Dem opposition

A Republican-authored police reform bill failed in a Senate test vote Wednesday after Democrats opposed the bill on the basis it did not go far enough -- spark [...]

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Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police: 'We cannot allow mob rule' under Democrat leadership

Sen. Loeffler on calls to defund police: 'We cannot allow mob rule' under Democrat leadership

“We cannot allow mob rule,” Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., told “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday reacting to growing calls to defund police departments following [...]

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Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to nearly 4 hours of public comment demanding change

Tampa Citizen Review Board listens to nearly 4 hours of public comment demanding change

The Citizen Review Board met Tuesday evening for the first time since protests across Tampa started in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

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Racial equality groups grapple with surge in donations

A flood of donations following the death of George Floyd have left racial equality and social justice groups in a position they might never have expected to be [...]

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Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Black Label Movement’s Carl Flink: ‘How do we imagine what we make now, in a world like this?’ | MinnPost

Much of the diversity, equity and inclusion work other arts organizations have vowed to do in the wake of George Floyd’s death has been part of Black Label Mov [...]

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Unrest in America

Unrest in America

Coverage of the protests around the country over the death of George Floyd.

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Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Criticizing George Floyd Protesters

Salem Officer Demoted After Tweet Criticizing George Floyd Protesters

A Salem police captain has been demoted two levels to sergeant after she tweeted from the department's official account criticizing protesters in Boston. 

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Senate Heads for Showdown Over Republican Police Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate headed for a showdown on Wednesday over a Republican police reform bill that Democrats have rejected as too limited to rein in police misconduc [...]

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Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time alone won’t do it. Let’s work on trust.

Letters: Laws alone won’t do it. Time alone won’t do it. Let’s work on trust.

Everyone has heard that “George Floyd has changed the world.” I wonder if that will be true over time. I’m old enough to have lived through the Civil Rights Mo [...]

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Few demonstrators test positive; hospitalizations tick up

Few demonstrators test positive; hospitalizations tick up

After thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across Massachusetts following the killing of George Floyd, public health officials worried the mass prote [...]

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Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying to get away with murder’ on policing legislation

Nancy Pelosi: Republicans were ‘trying to get away with murder’ on policing legislation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Republicans were trying to “get away with murder … the murder of George Floyd” when it comes to passing policing ove [...]

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Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City Hall Ahead of Budget Deadline

Defund NYPD Protesters Camp Outside City Hall Ahead of Budget Deadline

After weeks of protests against police brutality and racial injustice and hours of marching on Tuesday, demonstrators calling for at least $1 billion in cuts t [...]

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A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people of color. The commitment is hard to keep.

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Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump

Marxist-anarchist mobs destroy statues, trample on history and seek to remove Trump

The events of the last few weeks provide more than enough proof that the orgy of destruction we’re witnessing in various Democratic cities has nothing to do wi [...]

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Lawyer Compares Death Of 16-Year-Old Boy At Kalamazoo Facility To George Floyd’s

The lawyer for the family of the 16-year-old Kalamazoo boy who died from a deadly restraint, says his death is comparable to George Floyd's.

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Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Manchin: Notion to Defund Police 'Craziest Thing I've Ever Heard

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) sat down with the Washington Examiner and discussed the death of George Floyd and the movement to defund police.

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Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Murder . . . of George Floyd'

Pelosi: GOP 'Trying to Get Away With Murder . . . of George Floyd'

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday called Senate legislative proposals on police reform "unsalvageable" and accused Republicans of "trying [...]

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Minneapolis police union head blames

Minneapolis police union head blames "failed leadership" for George Floyd case

"We believe that our membership...has been unfairly scapegoated by political leaders in our city and our state," Lt. Bob Kroll said. "They have shifted their f [...]

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"I'm a Blue Lives Matter activist, we have spent our lives defending people who are now behaving like deviants"

The overwhelming majority, if not all, of the police agree that George Floyd's death was a disgraceful incident. But you don't riot. You don't steal and respon [...]

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Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for pro softball team after tweet about national anthem

Olympian Cat Osterman will not play for pro softball team after tweet about national anthem

Two-time Olympic softball player Cat Osterman tweeted on Monday night that she “will not represent” the ScrapYard Dawgs because of the team’s activity on socia [...]

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Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

Minneapolis police union president in wake of George Floyd: He considered stepping down, but officers told him to stay

With so much rage from officials and community members directed at Lt. Bob Kroll, he had considered whether he should step down as president of the Minneapolis [...]

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Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

Florida officer who shoved protester referred to prosecutors

A police officer who was suspended for pushing a kneeling black woman to the ground at a George Floyd demonstration in Florida is again under scrutiny after th [...]

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Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get away with murder' of George Floyd

Pelosi says Republicans 'trying to get away with murder' of George Floyd

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asserted in an interview Tuesday that Republicans are "trying to get away with murder, actually -- the murder of George Floyd" -- ma [...]

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Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

Fencing to return around Lafayette Square; protesters march to Lincoln Park as protests continue in DC | WTOP

The fencing in Lafayette Square that was taken down after the height of protests in D.C. following the killing of George Floyd is back up.

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Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Much Like Floyd Death

Petitioners: British Badge Looks Too Much Like Floyd Death

Petitioners are calling for the badge for the British Order of St. Michael and St. George to be redesigned because its depiction of a white angel standing on t [...]

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Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to Get Away with the 'Murder of George Floyd'

Pelosi: Senate Republicans Are Trying to Get Away with the 'Murder of George Floyd'

Tuesday on CBS Radio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused Senate Republicans of trying to get away with not doing serious police reform in the wake of Ge [...]

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Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Weighing Heavily on Black Community

Protests, Unemployment, Pandemic All Weighing Heavily on Black Community

Recent studies have shown the coronavirus pandemic, the ensuing unemployment crisis and now weeks of police brutality protests after the death of George Floyd [...]

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