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Demonstrators start a fire on Sunday near the White House as they protest the death of George Floyd.
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 00:30

In Minneapolis, where Floyd died, a semitractor-trailer drove into a crowd of peaceful protesters marching on an interstate. Elsewhere, there were reports of police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Hundreds demonstrated in Trafalgar Square in central London on Sunday, and many kneeled, to protest the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 20:54

The killing of George Floyd has sprung a global movement against inequality and racism; protests were seen over the weekend in the U.K., Germany and Canada.

Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff attends the presentation of his installation <em>The Floating Piers</em> on June 16, 2016, in Sulzano, Italy. He died Sunday at age 84.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 19:55

The artist Christo died at his home in New York City on Sunday. He's known for major outdoor art installations that often involved wrapping buildings and elements of nature in fabric.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden makes a visit to Veteran's Memorial Park in New Castle, Del., last Monday. He made his second trip away from his home since the pandemic started on Sunday with a visit to a protest site in Wilmington, Del.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 18:31

Former Vice President Joe Biden left his house for the second time in a week to visit the location of protests last night. Posting about the unannounced trip, Biden wrote "We are a nation in pain."

A firework explodes by a police line as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd on Saturday near the White House in Washington.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:09

"There would be no protests, there would be no demonstrations, had Derek Chauvin not killed George Floyd," former NAACP President Cornell Brooks tells All Things Considered.

President Trump, speaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, addressed protests in response to the death of George Floyd, striking a milder tone than he has on Twitter in recent days.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 14:31

As overlapping crises convulse an anxious nation, Trump seeks to cast blame for widespread protests gripping cities on "radical-left anarchists" like Antifa.

On Thursday, Minnesota state police formed a barricade in front of a Target store in the city of St. Paul.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 14:15

The move comes after several Target stores were ransacked and damaged during protests.

A woman stands in front of a line of police officers near the White House during a protest in Washington, D.C.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 12:21

Photos show demonstrators and police clashing as anguish and rage swept through cities across the nation in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody.

Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:28

Some members of Congress want to let tech startups access federal stimulus loans. But venture-capital-backed startups aren't like other small businesses — they fail even in good economic times.

Rep. Joyce Beatty, (D-Ohio), who was pepper-sprayed at a demonstration Saturday, said she understands sentiments that attempting to have a "healthy dialogue" haven't worked, but that "violence doesn't work — violence either way."
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:28

Rep. Joyce Beatty, an Ohio Democrat, was demonstrating in Columbus when she got caught in an altercation between a protester and police.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station ahead of docking Sunday.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 09:55

The docking came above China and Mongolia as the ISS was traveling at 17,000 mph. It docked 19 hours after the historic launch with NASA astronauts from the Kennedy Space Center.

Traditional Diné medicine practitioner Jeneda Benally, pictured here with her daughter Dahi, is trying to preserve cultural wisdom in danger of being lost during the pandemic.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 07:03

COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting older tribal members throughout Indian Country. The deaths of these elders means the loss of ceremonies, stories, language and cultural wisdom.

Protesters demonstrate outside the burning 3rd Precinct police building in Minneapolis on Thursday. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 06:33

NPR would like to hear your reaction to recent high-profile incidents in which black Americans were killed and the protests that have followed.

A woman is tested for the coronavirus at Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 06:18

Access to tests has improved significantly, and in some places, people can now get tested without having to show any symptoms. We asked experts how much you can really learn from the result.

Rep. Steve King is seen at a town hall in Hampton, Iowa, in 2019.
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 06:00

King has a history of making offensive and racist comments. Now, some Republicans are worried that his district could be in jeopardy of getting picked up by Democrats.


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