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Demonstrators took to New York City streets on Friday for a second day in protest of the death of George Floyd, the black Minnesota man killed in police custody, and invoked the names of other black people who died at police hands.
Hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park near the White House after marching in the nation's capital to protest against the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Protests spread across the U.S. Friday, fueled by outrage over George Floyd's death and years of police violence against African Americans. The white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Floyd's neck was arrested and charged with murder.
Thousands rallied in Houston for George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed after being restrained with a knee on his neck by a white police officer. Floyd grew up in Houston.
President Donald Trump is escalating his feud with social media companies, signing an executive order challenging their liability protections. The move comes after Twitter applied fact-check labels on Trump's tweets about mail-in ballots.
President Trump defended his tweet warning amid unrest in Minneapolis that said "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." The phrase echoes the language of a Miami police chief in 1967 who made clear his distaste for civil rights activists.
Here are the top stories for Friday, May 29th: Minneapolis police officer charged in death of George Floyd; Minn. governor calls response "abject failure," Trump cuts ties with WHO; Biden calls for police reform after Minneapolis incident.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair, Rep. Karen Bass, says she will be supporting legislation to combat racism against African Americans. The move comes in the wake of several incidents, including the death of George Floyd in police custody.
The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder.
Joe Biden said Friday that the "open wound" of systemic racism was behind the police killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota. Biden also accused President Donald Trump, without mentioning him by name, of inciting violence with a tweet.
At least seven people were shot Thursday in Louisville during protests over Breonna Taylor's fatal police shooting. The rally came hours after the release of a 911 call Taylor's boyfriend made in March, after she was shot eight times in her home.
President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will sanction Chinese officials responsible for eroding the autonomy of Hong Kong and begin the process of ending Hong Kong's special trade benefits because of Beijing's moves to assert control over city.
Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent, with police pepper-spraying protesters.
A group of about 10 protesters gathered Friday near a Florida town home that belongs to the Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the latest cases of police brutality in Minneapolis and Louisville "absolutely horrendous," but he urged protesters to remain peaceful, saying senseless violence "is not helpful to anyone."