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WATCH: Minneapolis battens down the hatches with extreme security ahead of trial of George Floyd's alleged killer

1 month ago   |   By RT

Authorities in Minneapolis have erected steel fencing, barbed wire and concrete barricades outside the city's courthouse and local police stations ahead of the Derek Chauvin trial, set to begin Monday.
The former police officer will stand trial for the May 25 killing of George Floyd in an incident which rocked the US to its core and triggered months of unrest and billions of dollar's worth of damage.
An estimated 15 million to 26 million people participated in Black Lives Matter protests in the US in the aftermath of Floyd's death.
Armored personnel carriers have been deployed and local...
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Derek Chauvin murder trial to begin on Monday

Derek Chauvin murder trial to begin on Monday

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

The city of Minneapolis called in 2,000 National Guard troops ahead of the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.
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Divers aim to reach capsized ship in search for survivors

Divers aim to reach capsized ship in search for survivors

It's become a race against time in the search for 12 missing people from an oil industry platform ship that capsized in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more ...

Illinois health officials report 3,581 cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

Illinois health officials report 3,581 cases of COVID-19, 40 deaths

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 3,581 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, including 40 additional... Read more ...

All Californians 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine today

All Californians 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine today

Starting Thursday, all Californians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more ...

Trust in Johnson & Johnson's vaccine plunges after federal ‘pause': poll

Trust in Johnson & Johnson's vaccine plunges after federal ‘pause': poll

Confidence in the safety of the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine dropped 15 percent among Americans after federal health officials hit the brakes on its use this week... Read more ...

Knicks dumping John Henson as Norvel Pelle emerges

Knicks dumping John Henson as Norvel Pelle emerges

The Knicks are expected to have an open roster spot with injured power forward/center John Henson's 10-day contract expiring Thursday. The Knicks don't plan to give him a... Read more ...

Princes William, Harry won't walk next to each other at Philip's funeral

Princes William, Harry won't walk next to each other at Philip's funeral

LONDON - Prince William and Prince Harry won't walk side-by-side Saturday as they follow their grandfather's coffin into the church ahead of Prince Philip's funeral, minimizing... Read more ...

Jeff Bezos vows to do better by employees in final Amazon letter

Jeff Bezos vows to do better by employees in final Amazon letter

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos vowed to do better by his employees in his last letter as chief executive to shareholders - even as he insisted that they're really not that bad off... Read more ...

Queen banishes royals from wearing military uniforms to Prince Philip's funeral

Queen banishes royals from wearing military uniforms to Prince Philip's funeral

Queen Elizabeth II has banished royals from wearing military uniforms at husband Prince Philip's funeral - to save Princes Harry and Andrew the embarrassment of standing out... Read more ...

Democrats unveil plan to pack Supreme Court with 13 justices

Democrats unveil plan to pack Supreme Court with 13 justices

Democratic politicians on Thursday unveiled their plans to expand the US Supreme Court from the current nine justices to 13 - a proposal that has been roundly criticized as... Read more ...

County Executive Barry Glassman announces run for Maryland Comptroller

County Executive Barry Glassman announces run for Maryland Comptroller

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has announced his plans to run for Maryland comptroller in 2022. Read more ...