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Attorney General Merrick Garland said the Justice Department is looking into the practices and culture of the Minneapolis Police Department, elevating the federal government’s role in the case.
Jurors found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
All eyes turn to Derek Chauvin’s sentencing, where he faces up to 40 years in prison, as well as the trials in August for three other former Minneapolis police officers.
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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President Biden addressed the nation Tuesday after the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial returned a guilty verdict on all charges. (Video: The Post; photo: Evan Vucci/AP)
A president who never marched for civil rights and who admittedly wore a suit jacket rather than the flak jackets or tie-dyed shirts of 1960s protesters is now in a unique role at a unique moment in history.
Despite corporate bans, a Washington Post analysis shows that at least a third of the 147 Republicans who challenged the election, raised more campaign money compared to the same period in 2019.
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John McNesby is in the final weeks of a campaign to oust District Attorney Larry Krasner, whose surprise 2017 victory supercharged the criminal justice movement, putting a defense attorney into a job only ever held by prosecutors.
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Apple unveils AirTag, a device that will compete with Tile to help people find lost things. (Apple Inc.)
The AirTags release “paints the perfect picture of precisely how Apple uses its ownership and dominance over the entire ecosystem to disadvantage competition,” Tile’s general counsel said. 
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.