Protesters clashed with police outside Brooklyn Center police headquarters on Monday, April 12, following the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright.

Protesters, police clash at Brooklyn Center police station

After post-curfew clashes clashes outside the Brooklyn Center police station Monday, officials said 40 people were arrested. In Minneapolis, more than a dozen were arrested for looting and curfew violations.
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Medcalf: Blackness too often seen as act of resistance by Minn. police

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People inside the Brooklyn Center Police Department reacted after first seeing the police body camera footage being live-streamed from a nearby news c
Once again we are asked to tell the world how bad this feels.
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Officer who fatally shot man in Brooklyn Center is 26-year veteran

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Kimberly A. Potter, seen in 2007, was identified Monday, April 12, as the officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, 20. on Sunday in Brooklyn Center.
She got her police license in 1995 at age 22, according to state records.
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Protesters clashed with police over the shooting death of Daunte Wright on Monday at a rally at the Brooklyn Center Police Department.

More unrest after officer used gun, not Taser, on Daunte Wright

After post-curfew clashes outside the Brooklyn Center police station Monday night, officials said 40 people were arrested. In Minneapolis, more than a dozen were arrested for looting and curfew violations.
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Philonise Floyd, left, and Rodney Floyd, center in back, brothers of George Floyd, entered the Hennepin County Government Center with attorney Ben Cru

Floyd's brother tears up on stand; Chauvin defense today

At the start of the third week of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, Philonise Floyd spoke of George's devotion to their mother, saying, "He loved her so dearly."
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Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun

Police clashed with protesters for a second night in the Minneapolis suburb where an officer who authorities say apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop.
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Portland police declares riot after vigil for Daunte Wright

Portland police said a demonstration protesting the police killing of a Black man in Minnesota turned into a riot Monday night, with some in the crowd throwing rocks and other projectiles at officers.
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April 12

EXPLAINER: How does an officer use a gun instead of a Taser?

A suburban Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a weekend traffic stop accidentally drew her firearm instead of a stun gun, the city's police chief said Monday. Although rare, a string of similar incidents has happened in recent years across the U.S.
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April 12

California's ArcLight and Pacific Theaters to close for good

Hollywood's theatrical business may be slowly rebounding but for some exhibitors the last year has been catastrophic. Pacific Theaters, which operates some 300 screens in California, including the beloved ArcLight theaters and the historic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, said Monday that it will not be reopening.
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Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city's police chief said Monday, as police clashed with protesters for the second night in a row.
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April 12
Daunte Wright’s brother, Damik, hugged a friend, before a vigil on Monday, April 12, in Brooklyn Center.

Cases in which a service pistol is mistaken for a Taser are rare

The Brooklyn Center police on Monday said the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright came by way of a rare mistake: An officer drew a service…
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April 12
Daunte Wright with his son, Daunte Jr. Wright was fatally shot Sunday, April 11, during a traffic stop with Brooklyn Center police.

'My heart is literally broken in 1,000 pieces,' Daunte Wright's mother says

He was a young man with a big personality and a smile that could light up a room.A day after Daunte Wright, 20, was shot…
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April 12
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott, seen at a news conference Monday, announced on Twitter that City Manager Curt Boganey had been “relieved of his

Brooklyn Center mayor takes on oversight of police, fires city manager

City leaders appeared poised to fire the police chief after the police killing of Daunte Wright on Sunday.
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April 12
Minneapolis police officers check a damaged building on Lake Street early Monday, April 12, after Brooklyn Center Police fatally shot 20-year-old Daun

Twin Cities business owners jolted, prepare again for unrest

Twin Cities business owners hurt during last summer's riots prepare again for unrest
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April 12
Gov. Tim Walz spoke at a press conference in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, April 12, 2021, announcing his sorrow at the death of 20-year-old Daunte W

7 p.m. curfew in effect for much of Twin Cities by order of Gov. Walz

The curfew in Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka and Dakota counties is from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday
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April 12
“We should listen to Daunte’s mom, who is calling for peace and calm,” President Biden said today.

President Biden calls Daunte Wright's death 'tragic,' appeals for peace

"We should listen to Daunte's mom, who is calling for peace and calm," President Biden said.
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Kirk Randall, a nurse with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, filled a syringe with a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last month at a vacci

Outbreak at S.D. wrestling meet worries Minn. health officials

Lack of mask-wearing and social distancing adds to concerns of event in South Dakota fueling viral spread in Minnesota.
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Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, testified Monday in the trial of Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis.

Brother breaks down telling jurors of Floyd's love for mother

At the start of the third week of the Derek Chauvin murder trial, Philonise Floyd spoke of George's devotion to their mother, saying, "He loved her so dearly."
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April 12
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, people walk near a Microsoft office in New York. Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech

Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion.
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April 12

Joan Floren, skilled gardener and volunteer for west metro nonprofits, dies at 67

Joan Floren's awe-inspiring flower gardens were a must-see that were routinely featured on tours. But she displayed her best work as a tireless volunteer who…
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April 12
Witnesses who testified so far in the Derek Chauvin trial include, clockwise from top left: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo; HCMC Dr. Bradf

Who are the witnesses in the Derek Chauvin trial?

These are the individuals who have testified so far in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd.
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April 12

EXPLAINER: Prosecution explores Floyd's 'spark of life'

Prosecutors trying a white former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death put one of Floyd's brothers on the witness stand Monday in a further effort to humanize him for the jury and counter the defense narrative that Floyd was at least partially responsible for his own death due to his use of illegal drugs.
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April 12
Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, wipes away a tear during his testimony in the Derek Chauvin murder trial on Monday.

What happened Monday in the Derek Chauvin trial

Philonise Floyd, George's brother, took the stand on Monday and broke down while giving "spark of life" testimony about what kind of a person George Floyd was when he was alive.