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Jurors the only audience that matters for Monday's closing arguments

Lawyers in the long-running trial hope to do their best to make their words resonate as they spell out to jurors why they should acquit or convict fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Minnesota National Guard members patrol Lyndale Avenue S. near Lake Street. Twin Cities residents are holding their breaths as they await a verdict in
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Minnesota National Guard members patrol Lyndale Avenue S. near Lake Street. Twin Cities residents are holding their breaths as they await a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial amid signs of militarization...

As Chauvin verdict looms, Guard tightens grip on Twin Cities

Stung by criticism after riots last spring, state and local officials have opted for a massive presence to maintain law and order. That leaves some feeling more secure, but others worry it is suppressing the voices of those seeking reforms.
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