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Health Dec 11COVID-19 viral spread related to Thanksgiving appears across U.S.
Contact tracers and emergency room doctors are hearing repeatedly from new coronavirus patients that they socialized during the Thanksgiving holiday with people outside their households. The next round of festivities could yield even more cases.
Nation Dec 10Minneapolis approves cuts to police budget, not staffing
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a budget early Thursday that will shift about $8 million from the police department toward violence prevention and other programs — but will keep the mayor's targeted staffing levels for sworn officers intact, averting…
Nation Dec 02Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help
U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses.
Nation Oct 22Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death
A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains.
Nation Oct 20Department of Justice announces center to help police, offers aid to Minneapolis
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it has put $3 million toward the creation of a national center that will provide training and assistance to help law enforcement agencies prevent the use of excessive force.
Nation Oct 07Derek Chauvin, ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death, freed on $1 million bond
The former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd posted bail on Wednesday and was released from prison.
Nation Sep 24Pence, Ivanka bring law-and-order tour to Minneapolis
Pence and Ivanka Trump planned a "listening session" Thursday at an airport hotel with a "Cops for Trump" group. They also plan to hear from people who Trump's reelection campaign said have been hurt by crime and violent extremism.
Nation Sep 11WATCH: George Floyd’s family speaks out after hearing for officers charged in his death
The former officers are in court Friday for a hearing on several issues, including the prosecution’s request to hold a joint trial.
Nation Aug 29Blake’s family to lead Kenosha rally against police violence
Family members of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was paralyzed after a Kenosha police officer shot him in the back, are leading a march and rally Saturday to call for an end to police violence.
Nation Aug 28Misinformation, police mistrust stir unrest in Minneapolis
After a Black man fatally shot himself on a pedestrian plaza in downtown Minneapolis, rumors of another police shooting in the city still reeling from the death of George Floyd began spreading quickly on social media, sending concerned residents and…