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Mayweather offers to cover funeral costs for George Floyd

Reuters Tuesday, 2 June 2020
Boxing great Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the 46-year-old African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States.
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