Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison left, and John Harrington, Minnesota Department of Public Safety commissioner, are key players urging action

Will George Floyd's death revive police reform proposals in the Minnesota Legislature?

After the events of this week, there might be a more receptive hearing at the Capitol.

Jason Lewis wins GOP Senate endorsement

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis in April.

Trump claims protesters in DC risked facing 'vicious dogs'

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Uniformed U.S. Secret Service police detain a protester in Lafayette Park across from the White House as demonstrators protest the death of George Flo
President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that many Secret Service agents were "just waiting for action" and ready to unleash "the most vicious dogs, and the most ominous weapons, I have ever seen" if protesters angered by his response to George Floyd's death had crossed the White House's security fence.
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The Latest: Ohio calls out National Guard for Floyd protests

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a…
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Police officers walk enveloped by teargas in Portland, Friday, March 29, 2020.

Cities brace for increasing unrest, call in National Guard

Protesters set police cars ablaze, smashed businesses' windows and skirmished with baton-wielding officers in streets from Atlanta to Los Angeles, as anger over George Floyd's death spread across the country. Authorities were bracing for more violence Saturday, with some calling in the National Guard to beef up overwhelmed forces.
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Launch provides Trump moment to relish during difficult week

President Donald Trump celebrated on Saturday the first launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade, marveling at the power of the rocket ship and the danger faced by its passengers as they soared into the stratosphere and provided a moment of triumph as the country raged and mourned.
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People cheered as the plywood on the door at Wells Fargo went up in flames near the Fifth Precinct in Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, May 29, 2020.

Pentagon ready to send troops to Minneapolis if state asks

The Pentagon said Saturday it was ready to provide military help to authorities scrambling to contain unrest in Minneapolis, where George Floyd's death has sparked widespread protests, but Gov. Tim Walz has not requested federal troops.
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The Latest: Greece not limiting tourists, will do testing

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with…
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Federal officer killed guarding courthouse near protest

A federal law enforcement officer in California was killed and another critically injured after being shot while providing security at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland near one of the increasingly violent protests unfolding around the country.
Indians wait outside a popular eatery for their takeaway food orders in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, May 30, 2020.

US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

The massive protests sweeping across U.S. cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.
People survey the damage along Lake St. near S. 27th Ave. as a fire burns to the east Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN.

Walz: We're 'under assault' from outside agitators

Shaken by another night of chaos, Gov. Tim Walz vowed to fully mobilize the National Guard to combat what he called a "tightly controlled" group of outside agitators who have turned the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul into scenes of looting and arson.

`Death By Racism': Part of America's DNA from the start?

Imagine, for a moment, that you are a black man or woman living in America in 2020. How could you not believe that racism kills?If…
Mayor Jacob Frey speaks during a news conference Thursday, May 28, 2020 in Minneapolis.

As Minneapolis burns, mayor takes heat for the response

First-term Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey appeared to be doing everything right.

Democrats to interview ousted State Department watchdog

House and Senate Democrats will interview former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick on Wednesday as part of their investigation into his abrupt firing by President Donald Trump.

Atlanta mayor Bottoms praised for response to unrest in city

When the United States erupted in unrest following Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in 1968, his hometown of Atlanta was one of the few major cities to maintain relative peace. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms invoked that history in a passionate and deeply personal plea for protesters to go home.

Before Floyd death, activists saw progress on police reforms

Years of dialogue about police and criminal justice reforms in Minneapolis had improved the relationship between the African American community and law enforcement, activists say — before the police killing this week of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes as he pleaded for air.

Cuomo signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Saturday granting death benefits to the families of police officers, public health workers and other front-line workers who have died of the coronavirus.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.

AP Explains: Trump actions on Hong Kong just threats for now

President Donald Trump has announced what he said are "significant actions" regarding U.S. relations with Hong Kong. But the measures are still just a warning, at least for now. He said he would direct his administration to begin eliminating the policies that give the semi-autonomous Chinese territory a distinct trade and legal relationship with the United States. But he didn't say when. He also mentioned there would be a "few exceptions" but he didn't take any questions at his announcement Friday. So, while tensions are high, the status quo seems to hold.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Trump vetoes bipartisan measure against DeVos' loan rules

President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed a measure that would have overturned a policy that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued in 2019 making it harder…
Protestors clashed with police and were pushed back with rubber bullets and tear gas near the 5th Precinct in south Minneapolis on Friday night.

Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death

Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis, and the governor acknowledged Saturday that he didn't have enough manpower to contain the chaos.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s centrist politics track closely with Joe Biden’s own profile.

Biden ally sees Klobuchar as less likely Biden running mate

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become Joe Biden's running mate on his presidential ticket following this week's death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis, a key ally of the former vice president said.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: