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Hands hold a round white cloth circle with George Floyd's face in the middle that reads, "Justice 4 all stolen lives"

Report: UN rights chief Bachelet calls for states to ‘stop denying and start dismantling racism’


A report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, sparked by George Floyd’s death, shows that police brutality against Black people around the world has been allowed to continue with impunity.

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US launches airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militias

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‘Our phones are our only weapon’: French citizens demand police reform to address racism

Police officers carry heavy, black guns.

A year after George Floyd’s murder, New Zealand reckons with its own police reform

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EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over Protasevich arrest

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Report: Police treatment of African Americans in the US amounts to crimes against humanity


A 188-page report on police brutality finds that the US has two systems of justice — one for white people and another for Black people.

George Floyd's brother Philonise Floyd is shown lifting his dark-rimmed glasses up to wipes his eyes.

Chauvin guilty verdict results in cheers and relief

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Top of The World: Derek Chauvin’s case took three weeks of testimony but less than a day of jury deliberations to find him guilty on all charges. And, the European Super League has had a super meltdown as Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out Wednesday. Also, the UN special rapporteur for Myanmar has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the South Asian country.

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Brooklyn Center mayor on Chauvin trial: Black people can no longer tolerate ‘a state of terror’


Mayor Mike Elliott talks to Marco Werman about how his childhood in Liberia prepared him for this leadership moment — as his city grapples with the killing of Daunte Wright, and braces for the verdict in the case of George Floyd’s death.

Derek Chauvin in gray suit hold microphone as he speaks, while sitting next to his lawyer

Prosecutor: Chauvin ‘had to know’ George Floyd’s life was in danger


Closing arguments began with Minneapolis on edge against a repeat of the violence that erupted in the city and around the US last spring over George Floyd’s death.

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Brazil’s top military commanders quit amid worsening pandemic

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Top of The World: The commanders of Brazil’s army, navy and air force resigned on Wednesday. And, the UK government has released a controversial inquiry into racism. Also, the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday in a major drug case.