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Floyd death sparks Democratic, Republican calls in U.S. Congress for action on policing

Reuters Thursday, 4 June 2020
The death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody and the protests that followed have stirred both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress to call hearings on policing and for some lawmakers to plan the unveiling of a bill on police brutality next week.
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