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Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a sweeping Justice Department probe into the practices and culture of the city’s police department, elevating the federal government’s role a day after former officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty in the murder of George Floyd.
All eyes turn to Chauvin’s sentencing and the trials in August for three other former Minneapolis police officers.
Experts pointed to an overwhelming case presented by prosecutors and the video of George Floyd gasping for air as he was pinned to the ground.
“People are going to try to use this incident to say we’re healed from racism without actually doing the real work to get at the root of the problem,” said a Philadelphia activist.
The shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, a Black teenager, struck a raw nerve as Derek Chauvin was convicted for the murder of George Floyd. “This stuff just never ends,” a neighbor said.
In stark contrast to prominent colleagues on Fox News, Carlson devoted his entire show Tuesday night to attacking the trial as unfair because of protests and statements by Democrats urging a guilty verdict.
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People gathered at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis after hearing that former police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three charges against him.
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The White House announced it was maintaining the Trump administration’s cap, then abruptly reversed itself. The botched policy rollout, which drew fierce complaints from Democrats and refugee advocates, was unusual for a White House that has prided itself on discipline and little drama.
Despite corporate bans, a Post analysis shows at least a third of the 147 Republicans who challenged the election raised more campaign money compared to the same period in 2019.
President Biden and Vice President Harris meet with lawmakers in the Oval Office on April 12 to discuss the American Jobs Plan. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
Her efforts to present a false picture of D.C. folds into a trend in U.S. politics: the geographic separation of Democrats and Republicans.
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Apple unveils AirTag, a device that will compete with Tile to help people find lost things. (Apple Inc.)
Tile, which has already publicly accused Apple of bullying, will up the ante in a hearing today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where lawmakers want to focus on competition in app stores.
The attack from a sophisticated China-linked group is ongoing, according to a private firm working with the federal government.
Close observers of the company speculate that it could be a play by Amazon to continue its foray into computer vision, a technology it already uses to track shoppers in its Amazon Go convenience stores.
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While drawing on deadline, artists illuminated their feelings after the landmark Minneapolis case.
Jim Steinman1947–2021
Jim Steinman wrote Meat Loaf’s first two "Bat Out of Hell" albums and had major hits with Bonnie Tyler and Celine Dion.