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One person killed in shooting at George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis

One person was shot to death Saturday night in Minneapolis at the same intersection where George Floyd died last year — an area that has since become a memorial site. “The victim and the suspect had a verbal disagreement, and the suspect shot the victim,” Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said. Police responded to…MORE

Black mother pepper-sprayed in front of her toddler, police say

The Police Accountability Board in Rochester, New York, is calling for fundamental changes in the city’s police department after police said a Black mother was pepper-sprayed during an arrest, which body camera footage showed took place in front of her 3-year-old child. The incident is the latest involving Rochester police officers that have prompted widespread…MORE

China faces huge climate and tech challenges in its bid for global leadership

China’s leaders are finalizing their political and economic agenda for the rest of 2021 and beyond. How the country achieves technological independence and tackles the climate crisis will be near the top. This year’s “Two Sessions” meeting — the most important annual event on China’s political calendar — is particularly noteworthy because Beijing will ratify…MORE

Trump says he’ll campaign against Murkowski in Alaska next year

Former President Donald Trump said Saturday he plans to campaign against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska next year when she’s up for reelection, intensifying his pledges to oppose GOP lawmakers who have bucked him. “I will not be endorsing, under any circumstances, the failed candidate from the great State of Alaska, Lisa Murkowski,” Trump…MORE

12-year-old arrested for four carjacking incidents in Washington, DC

A 12-year-old boy was arrested Thursday evening after a series of attempted armed carjackings and one successful one in Washington, DC. All four incidents happened in the span of one hour, according to a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) news release. The boy was arrested by the MPD on the same day and charged with four…MORE

How Democrats miscalculated Manchin and later won him back

It was Friday afternoon, and President Joe Biden was on the phone with Sen. Joe Manchin, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who felt blindsided by his party leaders and now was at risk of defecting and effectively torpedoing a central pillar of the White House’s domestic agenda. Just a couple hours earlier as he walked…MORE

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