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George Floyd protesters, coronavirus pandemic fallout, NASCAR at Charlotte: 5 things to know Thursday

USATODAY.com Thursday, 28 May 2020
Violent protests erupt over George Floyd's death, grim jobless toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and more things to know Thursday.
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News video: Minneapolis protesters set fire to police station as protests over George Floyd continue to escalate

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Protesters in Minneapolis set fire to a police station on Thursday night (May 28) as protests over the death of George Floyd continue to escalate.

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