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Democrats pledge transformative change with police reform bill

Reuters Monday, 8 June 2020
U.S. congressional Democrats unveiled sweeping legislation on Monday to combat police violence and racial injustice through transformative change, two weeks after George Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody led to nationwide protests.
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