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Pelosi : police ‘chokehold is a lynching’ and Republicans will agree to ban them

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to police chokeholds as “a lynching” Monday evening and said she’s confident Republican lawmakers will agree to ban them. Her comments come as Democrats ...

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UN Human Rights Council to hold urgent debate on “systematic racism and police brutality”

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold an urgent debate on human rights violations, “systematic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” on Wednesday, the organization said ...

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Seven Minneapolis police officers have resigned since George Floyd’s death

At least seven Minneapolis police officers have resigned from the department since unrest began over the death of George Floyd last month, and more than half a dozen are in ...

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New York governor expects to sign police reform bills this week

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he expects to sign newly passed state legislative police reform bills by the end of the week, including a ban on chokeholds by police ...

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House Democrat: As the US holds up human rights globally, we also “have to hold them up in our country”

Democratic lawmaker Karen Bass told a House hearing today she hopes America will pass meaningful police reform before the end of the year. “I hope that we work for passage ...

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Chicago sees deadliest day in decades amid protests and curfew

Mexico City “won’t tolerate” police brutality against protesters Chicago saw its deadliest day in at least 30 years last month, with 18 killings within a 24-hour period on 31 May. ...

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Joe Biden’s ideal VP is Condoleezza Rice

Joe Biden, Condoleezza Rice

The Washington Post just named its top 11 vice presidential picks for Joe Biden. They’re all women, and they’re all Democrats. Each is reasonable, intelligent, articulate and brilliant. Each deeply respects the Constitution. ...

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Trump Homeland Security official says he believes George Floyd would not have been spared if he were white

Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said Sunday that he does not believe that George Floyd’s life would have been spared if he were white. Floyd, a ...

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Atlanta mayor says Trump is incapable of showing any type of empathy

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she was “simply disgusted” by President Donald Trump’s invoking George Floyd’s name during a Friday bill signing ceremony touting the latest jobs report, which exceeded ...

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Picture of George Floyd appears on famous Bethlehem site for political graffiti

A picture of George Floyd has appeared in the Palestinian city of Bethlehem on the concrete wall built by Israel that separates it from the West Bank. Since it went ...

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