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Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Floyd’s Death
Civil Rights
Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge in Floyd’s Death

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating George Floyd’s civil rights, admitting for the first time that he kept his knee on Floyd’s neck — even after he... Read More

Political News
Youngkin Wins In Virginia; In Stunner, NJ Remains Too Close to Call
2021-11-03 17:42:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Republican Glenn Youngkin won the nation’s most watched gubernatorial contest on Tuesday, edging out Democrat Terry McAuliffe in a race widely seen as an early referendum on the Biden administration and Congressional Democrats. As of Wednesday morning, with... Read More

Cities
Mayoral Races Stay Focused on Police Practices, Rising Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters across the U.S. will pick new city leaders Tuesday from candidates who have been largely defined by their stances on police and crime.Those issues came to the forefront in cities big and small after the... Read More

Cities
Minneapolis Voters to Decide Whether to Replace Police Department
2021-10-27 15:05:14
by Dan McCue

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Ballot measures normally don’t get too much attention. But Minneapolis residents next week are poised to vote for or against perhaps the most high profile ballot measure ever — one that could lead to the city’s police... Read More

In The States
Minnesota High Court OKs Ballot Question on Minneapolis PD

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court cleared the way Thursday evening for voters in Minneapolis to decide on the future of policing in the city where George Floyd was killed, just ahead of the start of early and absentee... Read More

Congress
Rep. Tom Reed Retiring In Wake of Misconduct Claim
2021-03-22 13:00:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., a centrist known for actively seeking to work across the aisle with his Democratic colleagues, announced he will not seek reelection next year after becoming the subject of a misconduct claim. Reed, who represents... Read More

Congress
George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Passes in House
2021-03-04 20:32:44
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act on Wednesday by a margin of 220 in favor and 212 opposed.  The bill was named after the Minneapolis man killed during an arrest in May... Read More

In The News
National Press Club, SPJ Condemn Arrest of CNN Crew, Live, On Air in Minneapolis
2020-05-29 14:35:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The National Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemned the early morning arrests on Friday of a CNN correspondent and his production team, as they were covering ongoing protests in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the death... Read More

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