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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.
Residents and activists challenged official accounts of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. A video clip played in an news conference Tuesday showed the victim lunging toward two people before an officer fired four shots.
Clockwise from top left: Bob Gill, Georgia Ferrell, Justin Boardman, Ari Tulay and Otis Moss. (Photos by JerSean Golatt, Jeffery A. Salter, Kim Raff, Akilah Townsend and Diana King)
George Floyd's death and Derek Chauvin's trial hold different meanings for a college student, a retired police officer, a pastor and others in America.
President Biden has proposed — or is expected to propose — a half-dozen education programs that would constitute the largest federal investment in education in at least a half-century.
Skepticism of the postmaster general looms large in the confirmation hearings for Democrats Ron Stroman and Anton Hajjar and independent Amber McReynolds.
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John Kerry visited Antarctica as secretary of state in 2016. (AP)
The former secretary of state saw his work dismantled under President Donald Trump. As President Biden's climate envoy, he has one more chance to tackle climate change on the world stage — and cement his legacy.
The Russian leader’s participation in this week’s summit comes after the U.S. has levied sanctions and both nations have expelled diplomats. But the climate appears to be a low-risk arena for cooperation.
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Former senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), President Biden’s pick to be NASA administrator, said the ambitious moon program transcends politics and “has to be continued, regardless of who’s in the majority, of who’s in the presidency.”
An icy kiss was delivered to much of the Lower 48, breaking records and delivering snowfall that is rare so deep into spring.
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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 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. fold into a trend in U.S. politics: the geographic separation of Democrats and Republicans.
How the president is pursuing his agenda.
President Biden’s transition has been slower than previous ones. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual speech to lawmakers came at a time of tense relations between Moscow and the West. Protests are ramping up across the country today in support of jailed dissident Alexei Navalny.
A technical fault in a valve of the hospital’s oxygen tank caused the leak, a senior official said.
The line at one pantry this week stretched for three blocks. (Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)
Local police and a national task force against communist rebels shared unsubstantiated claims made by others on social media that the pantries were affiliated with insurgents. One pantry paused operations because of concerns about volunteers’ safety.
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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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The NFL’s competition committee is proposing to expand the duties of the replay assistant. Owners meet remotely Wednesday to vote.
Major League Baseball's season began earlier this month, the second launched during the global coronavirus pandemic. (Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Some in Major League Baseball, like in so many other industries, have pointed to the arrival of vaccines as the beginning of a return to normal. But the league is learning that widespread vaccination is not as linear a process as it may seem — or as unpolarizing a suggestion as some might hope.
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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.