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George Floyd (American football): American football defensive back
George Floyd Jr. is an American former professional football player who was a defensive back for two seasons with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Over his NFL career, Floyd appeared in seven games during the Jets' 1982 season, including three playoff games, and eight in their 1983 season, with two games started.

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Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations [Video]

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations

When police encounters involving Tasers have turned fatal, Reuters has found black people make up a disproportionate share of those who die. Linda So reports.

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Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit [Video]

Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit

Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard..

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Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter [Video]

Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter

Barbra Streisand has presented Disney shares to the young daughter of slain Minnesota man George Floyd.

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Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special [Video]

Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special

The new Netflix special debuted on the platform's YouTube channel Thursday.

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Barbra Streisand gifts George Floyd's daughter Disney shares [Video]

Barbra Streisand gifts George Floyd's daughter Disney shares

Singing legend Barbra Streisand sent George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna a package which featured Disney shares, and two of her albums.

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Family Attorney Says Chilling New George Floyd Video Is 'Beyond Disturbing' [Video]

Family Attorney Says Chilling New George Floyd Video Is 'Beyond Disturbing'

A harrowing new video shows George Floyd's final moments from a different, and chilling, perspective. According to Newser, it's that of onlookers urging police to let Floyd breathe as Officer Tou Thao..

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams Says He Can Completely Relate To George Floyd's Experience [Video]

Surgeon General Jerome Adams Says He Can Completely Relate To George Floyd's Experience

The Surgeon General of the United States says that George Floyd could easily have been him. Jerome Adams, who is black, made the remark in an interview on Politico's podcast, 'Pulse Check.' According..

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Black Voices Matter hold large Leeds rally [Video]

Black Voices Matter hold large Leeds rally

More than a thousand protesters have gathered in Leeds for a anti-racism rally. The peaceful protest was organised by Black Voices Matter - with support from Black Lives Matter Leeds following the..

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Atlanta protesters burn Wendy's after police shooting [Video]

Atlanta protesters burn Wendy's after police shooting

After Rayshard Brooks was shot dead by police at a Wendy's in Atlanta on Friday, protesters set fire to the restaurant on Saturday night as the incident further inflamed tensions after week of..

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Statue of famed Italian writer defaced [Video]

Statue of famed Italian writer defaced

A statue of famed Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, who defended colonialism, was smeared with red paint on Saturday (June 13) night in Milan, as protests against racism rage in many countries.

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Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man [Video]

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

An Atlanta police officer has been sacked following the fatal shooting of an African-American man, and another has been placed on administrative duty, the police department has announced. The moves..

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Black-owned businesses see surge after protests [Video]

Black-owned businesses see surge after protests

Following the Black Lives Matter protests after the murder of George Floyd, many African American-owned businesses are seeing a spike in traffic. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Oscars Set New Inclusion Requirements for Eligibility, Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special Honors George Floyd & More | THR News [Video]

Oscars Set New Inclusion Requirements for Eligibility, Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special Honors George Floyd & More | THR News

Dave Chappelle releases new standup special honoring George Floyd, 'The Bachelor' announces its first Black male lead and the Oscars are setting new inclusion requirements for eligibility.

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USPS Releases Statement On How Riots Effected Their Bottom Line [Video]

USPS Releases Statement On How Riots Effected Their Bottom Line

On June 8th, the USPS union issued a statement about how the riots and civil unrest from George Floyd's death effected them. The reported their vehicles were ransacked and its mail carriers robbed. A..

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Bruce Springsteen dedicates eight-minute protest song to George Floyd [Video]

Bruce Springsteen dedicates eight-minute protest song to George Floyd

Bruce Springsteen shared a powerful tribute to George Floyd during the latest episode of his weekly radio show.

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BTS back global Black Lives Matter protests [Video]

BTS back global Black Lives Matter protests

K-pop superstars BTS have backed the Black Lives Matter anti-racism protests that have erupted in the U.S. and across the world since the death of George Floyd last week.

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George Floyd protests: Elderly man violently shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York [Video]

George Floyd protests: Elderly man violently shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York

Shocking footage shows an elderly man being violently shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York. Blood can be seen running out the 75-year-old man’s ears after his head hit the..

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Rockstar Games Honors George Floyd by Temporarily Shutting Down 'GTA Online' [Video]

Rockstar Games Honors George Floyd by Temporarily Shutting Down 'GTA Online'

Online versions of 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead' were shut down on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Black Lives Matter.

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Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish lead celebrity mourners at first George Floyd memorial [Video]

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish lead celebrity mourners at first George Floyd memorial

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish led celebrity mourners at the first of three planned memorial services for slain police brutality victim George Floyd on Thursday.

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Kanye West covering college costs for George Floyd's daughter [Video]

Kanye West covering college costs for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West has set up a college fund for the daughter of George Floyd as part of a generous donation drive.

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Met Commissioner on George Floyd murder [Video]

Met Commissioner on George Floyd murder

Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick says 'justice will follow' for George Floyd after an American police officer was charged with his murder. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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What we know: Timeline of Rayshard Brooks' death, protests and fallout from incident at Atlanta Wendy's

Just weeks after George Floyd's death ignited a push to end systemic racism, another Black man, Rayshard Brooks, died while detained by police.  
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George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks Protests: Live Updates

The district attorney has said he decide by midweek on whether to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
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Supreme Court won't consider limiting police immunity from civil lawsuits

The justices' decision not to hear any new cases follows the recent death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, while in police custody.
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For black people in France, George Floyd protests are personal

A tear rolled down Mathilla Diagana's cheek as she sat in her student dormitory room in the northern French city of Rouen and watched an online video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the..
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For U.S. blacks, Latinos, no sign of a broadly rising tide

The protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police have opened a broader discussion about racial inequality in the United States.
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Cashing in on George Floyd: T-shirts, pillows, running shoes and even underwear are being sold, some of it through Amazon

George Floyd's death has set off protests and soul searching and triggered the selling of an array of merchandise, much of it listed on Amazon
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'We've got to do something': NFL QBs drastically shift tone on racial justice after George Floyd's death

Since George Floyd's death, NFL quarterbacks have been outspoken about matters of racial justice, marking a notable change from just a few years ago.
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'Peaceful protests got hijacked': Some criminals used George Floyd protests as cover for looting, police say

Some of the looting during George Floyd protests appeared to stem from demonstrations. In other cases, police say criminals used protests as cover.
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Haunting question after George Floyd killing: Should good cops have stopped a bad cop?

Challenging a senior officer is no small thing. But police must learn to stand up to those who are out of control, even when they're on the same team.
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Protest live updates: 7 Minneapolis officers quit amid George Floyd fallout; California, New York rally for Black LGBTQ justice

Rayshard Brooks' widow and family to address media. Los Angeles County officials to give update on Robert Fuller's death. Latest protest news.
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Barbra Streisand makes George Floyd's daughter Gianna, 6, a Disney stockholder

Gianna Floyd, 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd, thanked Barbra Streisand on Instagram for a gift including Disney stock.
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Macron says France won't remove statues, erase history

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday fighting racism should not lead to a "hateful" re-writing of history following worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a..
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Anti-racism protest signs, murals destined for U.S. Smithsonian

Days into nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, demonstrators began to fill a tall fence in front of the White House with posters, flowers, paintings and photos in honor of black men,..
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Black Lives Matter protesters march through Tokyo

Thousands of protesters in Tokyo took part in a Black Lives Matter march on Sunday, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd in..
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George Floyd live updates: Atlanta police officer fired, chief resigns after Rayshard Brooks killed; Secret Service admits to pepper spray

Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone is attracting tourists and sightseers; outcry over Rayshard Brooks' death rises. Live updates on George Floyd protests.
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Seize the moment: 9 ways to curb police brutality and honor the memory of George Floyd

I have represented victims of police misconduct for over 20 years. We can't waste this moment. Honor George Floyd's memory by demanding reforms.
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In Seattle's Capital Hill autonomous protest zone, some Black leaders express doubt about white allies

Seattle's Black protesters calling for systemic change following the death of George Floyd say they worry white allies will again lose interest.
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Racial Justice Groups Flooded With Millions in Donations in Wake of Floyd Death

Progressive and racial justice groups have seen a cascade of donations since George Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests. Bail funds alone have received $90 million.
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Donald Trump's Bible or George Floyd's? That's the choice facing America's Christians.

Donald Trump sees the Bible as a political prop. For George Floyd, it was a path to peace, justice and healing. America needs that now more than ever.
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Washington demonstrators gather for third weekend

A third weekend of demonstrations for racial justice was held in the nation's capital as tensions remain high after George Floyd, a black man, died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a..
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Sen. Tim Scott rejects key criminal justice proposals by Democrats, setting up Capitol Hill showdown on police conduct

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., is crafting the GOP response to the Justice in Policing Act Democrats proposed following protests over George Floyd's death.
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Trump Speaks at West Point Graduation Amid Tensions With Military Leaders

The president said nothing about his clash with the Pentagon over sending active-duty troops to put down demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd.
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Anti-racism protesters clash with police in Paris

Riot police fired tear gas to prevent thousands of anti-racism protesters marching through central Paris on Saturday, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African..
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To the Class of 2020: From Trump, the Obamas, Lady Gaga and other graduation speakers

Amid George Floyd protests, the coronavirus pandemic and a recession, the Class of 2020 won't be defined by what's lost but by how you respond.
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Ex-Officer Accused of Murdering Floyd Could Get $50,000 Annual Pension

A conviction would not stop Derek Chauvin from receiving his state pension. But George Floyd’s family could potentially seize the funds by winning a lawsuit.
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Several thousand rally in Paris anti-racism protest

Several thousand anti-racism protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to denounce police violence, as a wave of anger continued to sweep the world following the death of African American George..
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Rage and Promises Followed Ferguson, but Little Changed

Millions of dollars were spent to alter overly aggressive policing after the killing of Michael Brown in 2014, with little result. Will George Floyd’s death be different?
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George Floyd live updates: Trump to address West Point; weekend protests continue around US

President Donald Trump will address a graduating class at West Point. More demonstrations planned around US. Live updates on George Floyd protests.
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George Floyd is not alone. 'I can't breathe' uttered by dozens in fatal police holds across U.S.

Police restraint tactics do more than stop people, they put them at risk of dying.
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‘It’s Something I Wanted to Carry With Me’: Marking a Movement in Ink

After the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed, three women speak about why they wanted to memorialize this moment by getting tattoos.
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Should police officers be required to live in the cities they patrol? There's no evidence it matters

Protests that have swept the country in the wake of George Floyd's death have prompted calls to limit where police can live.
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Man charged with threatening to torch African American church in Virginia

A man from North Carolina was arrested on Friday on a charge of threatening to torch a predominantly African American church in Virginia after one of its ministers took part in a local prayer vigil for..
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Why Confederate monuments are reminders of racism

Demonstrators across the nation are demanding change by damaging and defacing Confederate statues in the wake of George Floyd's death. (June 12)  
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'I live in constant fear': A top school superintendent opens up about George Floyd's death

He's leader of the 10th-largest school district. But after George Floyd's death, he's also scared. One superintendent gave a powerful, personal speech
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Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and Pakistan to graffiti in Nairobi.
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One Big Difference About George Floyd Protests: Many White Faces

Early demographic data shows a significant presence of white protesters.
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Protests Today Live Updates: George Floyd, Police and BLM

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed an expansive package of bills aimed at combating police misconduct, endorsing a major overhaul of law enforcement.
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Trump heads to West Point amid tension with top military brass and a nation whipsawed by racial tension

Trump's commencement speech at West Point comes amid a rupture with his own top military advisers over the response to the George Floyd protests.
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Neighbor paints yard bunny black in show of unity

Nashville resident James Martin used a simple lawn ornament as a way to stand up for racial injustice and the killing of George Floyd.
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Minneapolis resident: Is $20 worth a man's life?

Before his death in police custody in Minneapolis two weeks ago, George Floyd was accused of using a fake $20 bill to buy cigarettes from a grocery store, prompting residents and activists to ask: What..
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'The major stumbling block': Powerful police unions stand in the way of structural reform, experts say

Demonstrators across the country demanding justice for George Floyd might be wise to aim their wrath at a rare target: police unions.
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For George Floyd’s Mourners, What Does ‘Justice’ Mean?

Democrats are decrying the problem of “systemic racism.” But to many, the policy solutions seem to leave the system intact.
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Protests break out around the US following deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor

Major cities around the US rallied with demonstrators in Minneapolis to protest the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville.
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Floyd's brother: his death is 'changing the world'

Floyd's brother: his death is 'changing the world'  
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Trump response to Floyd protests is, finally, too much for America's retired military brass

Jim Mattis, Colin Powell and John Kelly are among the many high-ranking veterans who criticized Trump's instinct to use the military against citizens.
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