Minnesota governor: Semi driver was confused when he drove into Minneapolis crowd

**Please note: The videos in this story may be disturbing to some** MINNEAPOLIS (AP/WJW) — Minnesota’s governor says a man who drove his semitrailer into the midst of thousands of protesters on a Minneapolis freeway was confused. Authorities say it appeared no one was hurt when the driver rolled onto the Interstate 35W freeway near […]

Second George Floyd memorial is taking place on second weekend of protests

NORTH CAROLINA (CNN) — Thousands of protesters are pouring onto the streets of nearly a dozen American cities Saturday as George Floyd’s life is celebrated at an intimate memorial service in the state where he was born. The public viewing and private memorial in North Carolina, more than 1,300 miles from where Floyd’s life ended […]

Protests reducing COVID-19 testing, could be ‘giving the virus another head start’

NEW YORK (AP) — Protests erupting across the nation over the past week — and law enforcement’s response to them — are threatening to upend efforts by health officials to track and contain the spread of coronavirus just as those efforts were finally getting underway. Health experts need newly infected people to remember and recount everyone they’ve interacted with […]

Sheriff at George Floyd memorial says ‘we are part of the problem’

RAEFORD, N.C. (CNN) — Thousands of protesters are pouring onto the streets of dozens of American cities Saturday as George Floyd’s life is celebrated at an intimate memorial service in North Carolina. After hundreds of mourners lined up Saturday for a public viewing in Raeford, North Carolina — near Floyd’s birthplace in Fayetteville — his […]

Minnesota officials say outsiders are hijacking protests and ‘attacking civil society’

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CNN) — State and local officials on Saturday said violence in Minneapolis was being fueled by outsiders who, according to Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, are “attacking civil society (and) instilling fear and disrupting our great cities” rather than demanding justice for the death of George Floyd. “The people that are doing this are not Minneapolis residents,” Minneapolis […]

Minnesota governor says destruction is no longer about George Floyd and he’ll mobilize full National Guard

 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.  (CNN) — Minnesota’s governor said Saturday he will move to “fully mobilize the National Guard” after destructive Minneapolis-area protests that he says are “no longer in any way about the murder of George Floyd.” “Last night (was) a mockery of pretending this about George Floyd’s death or inequities,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a news conference. He […]

Mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday for criminal charges against the white police officer seen on video kneeling against the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. Based on the video, Mayor Jacob Frey said officer Derek Chauvin should be charged […]

Unrest mounts across multiple US cities over the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CNN) — Pain and anger over the death of George Floyd spilled over into multiple cities across the country hours after the former Minneapolis officer seen in video with his knee on Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with murder. Demonstrators funneled their anguish in cities like Atlanta, New York and Washington into […]

Special election in California’s 25th congressional district could indicate what’s to come in November

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR) – The special election to replace Congresswoman Katie Hill, the freshman Democrat who resigned amid scandal back in October is slated for today.  Both parties nationally are keeping a close eye on this race.  Republicans hope the special election in California’s 25th congressional district will be a sign of things to come […]

George Floyd protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

Warning: Social media embeds may contain profanity WASHINGTON (AP) — Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation’s streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd’s death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.” […]

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