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Jurors found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, sending a powerful message about police violence.
The outcome, experts said, was due to an overwhelming case presented by prosecutors, and because the defense could not overcome the trial’s centerpiece: the video of George Floyd gasping for air as he was pinned to the ground.
People gather at George Floyd Plaza in Minneapolis after the convictions were announced. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Post)
Tears, hugs and relief characterized the response after a former officer was found guilty of George Floyd’s murder.
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“History is here. This is monumental,” said George Floyd’s brother Terrence. “We got the verdict we wanted. We said, ‘God, we need justice. We need it now.’ And he answered.”
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Protesters march in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday after the fatal police shooting. (AP)
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Rev. Al Sharpton and the Floyd's family's attorneys spoke after the jury reached a guilty verdict April 20 in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin.
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House Democratic leaders  denounced the resolution as a cynical political ploy and argued that Rep. Maxine Waters was calling for peaceful protests.
From weatherization funds to electric vehicles, the White House made compromises to enlist a broad coalition that includes labor and communities of color.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin annual speech to lawmakers today will coincide with protests across the country. Putin is expected to address economic hardships and will also likely speak to Russia’s rising tensions with the West.
A Tel Aviv beach bar on Monday, after authorities announced that masks were no longer needed outside. (Corinna Kern for The Post)
Restaurants are booming outside and in. Concerts, bars and hotels are open to those who can flash their vaccine certificates. And classrooms are back to pre-covid capacity.
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The astronauts on SpaceX’s third crewed mission. (AFP/Getty Images)
NASA and SpaceX have vowed to remain vigilant ahead Thursday’s flight to ensure safety: “We want to be paranoid.”
Cities that were cash-strapped and beleaguered only months ago now find themselves flush with money. Although city leaders say their first job will be to heal the damage, many believe they will be able to go beyond that and address some of the root inequities that the pandemic laid bare.
But even as the company sets a date to vote on an Alden Global Capital deal, Maryland’s Stewart Bainum seeks new partners to help him counter the offer.
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Presidents have frequently chastised companies for shifting profits to offshore tax havens, but stopping the practice has proved very difficult.
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Bernie Madoff, who died on April 14, conned so many people, even investment professionals. His legacy should be a road map for investors on how to protect themselves.
Investors were disheartened by the news, sending the share price down 11 percent in early afterhours trading to $490, its lowest price since November.
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The European Super League, a renegade competition hatched by 12 of soccer’s most powerful clubs, was on the brink of collapse about 48 hours after its controversial launch drew widespread backlash.
After the verdict was announced, the reaction in the sports world was swift and exuberant.
Washington will be without its best hitter for the near future. The soonest Soto could return is April 30
Martinez is the third transfer Coach Mark Turgeon has brought in this offseason.
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