On Running While Black, With More Hope Than Before

As Black Lives Matter signs popped up in recent months, our columnist grew less wary of running in predominantly white neighborhoods. But is that optimism premature?

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How a Minneapolis Suburb Turned Blue, Despite Trump’s Law-and-Order Pitch

President Trump comfortably carried Chaska, Minn., in 2016. This time, he lost by nine percentage points — a dramatic shift that similarly played out in suburban counties across the country.

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Ex-Officers in George Floyd Case to Be Tried Together, With Cameras Rolling

The judge in the case also ruled that the trial would remain in the Minneapolis area after the defendants sought a change of venue.

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After a Summer of Racial Reckoning, Race Is on the Ballot

The coronavirus and battered economy are focal points in national campaigns. But in many local elections, systemic racism and police reform have emerged as dominant themes.

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As a Coach and a Cop in Minneapolis, Where Would He Draw the Line?

While his city struggles with the pandemic and wounds laid bare by George Floyd’s killing, Charles Adams embodies the everyday people trying to make change.

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A Common Retort After Insensitive Remarks by Elected Leaders: Resign

Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.

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Judge Dismisses Third-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin in George Floyd Killing

The judge upheld the more serious charge of second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was captured on video kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck.

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The Dystopian Police State the Trump Administration Wants

Law enforcement’s problems could get even worse.

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‘Vile, Racist Postings’ by N.Y. Court Officers Included Obama in a Noose

A new report found pervasive examples of racial bias — some explicit, some subtle — in New York State’s court system.

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Derek Chauvin, Ex-Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Death, Is Released on Bail

The former Minneapolis police officer is awaiting trial on murder and manslaughter charges after a video captured him kneeling on Mr. Floyd’s neck in May.

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To Hold Police Accountable, Ax the Arbitrators

Communities should have the power to fire abusive officers. But that power often rests with an obscure group of unelected labor arbitrators.

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Without the Right to Protest, America Is Doomed to Fail

Black Americans have always fought for the good of our country, even when that country has denied them their own rights.

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Why New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt Is Echoing in 2020 Protests

Indigenous groups in the Southwest are imbuing their activism this year with commemorations of the 340-year-old Pueblo Revolt, one of Spain’s bloodiest defeats in its colonial empire.

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Nebraska Bar Owner Who Was Charged in Killing of Black Man Dies by Suicide

Jacob Gardner, who was indicted in the killing of James Scurlock during a May protest in Omaha, had been expected to turn himself in to the authorities, his lawyer said.

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Officer in Texas Is Indicted in 2019 Fatal Shooting of Pamela Turner

Officer Juan Delacruz has been charged with aggravated assault by a public servant in the deadly encounter.

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Walt Whitman, Poet of a Contradictory America

During the Civil War era, the writer emerged as an emblem of the country’s dissonance. Now, in the midst of another all-consuming national crisis, his work feels uncannily relevant.

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New York City Council, Don’t Roll Back Police Reforms

Officials might weaken a law that bans chokeholds and other police maneuvers that restrict airflow.

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Minnesota Seemed Ripe for a Trump Breakout. It Has Not Arrived.

Minnesota was a near miss for Donald Trump in 2016. But new polling shows him well behind where he finished four years ago in a state he views as a prime pickup opportunity.

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Police Veteran in George Floyd Killing Turns Blame to Rookie Officers

Derek Chauvin, the officer who is charged with second-degree murder in Mr. Floyd’s death, is expected to go to trial next year.

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Dallas Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Policing Protests

The chief, U. Reneé Hall, faced eroding support on the City Council stemming from the department’s handling of public protests over African-Americans and policing.

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100 Days of Protest: A Chasm Grows Between Portland and the Rest of Oregon

The proximity of the left and the right in Oregon has created a dynamic of fear, mistrust and anger.

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New Details About Breonna Taylor’s Life and Death

‘The New York Times Presents,’ on FX and Hulu, investigates recordings, 911 calls and over 1,500 pages of police records to reveal a clearer picture of the deadly botched raid.

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For Biden to Win, Listen to Minneapolis

Not everyone is for defunding the police. Especially those in communities that would be most affected.

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Fact Checking Trump’s Statements on Protests and Violence

The president has wrongly claimed credit for sending in the National Guard. He has also made misleading assertions in attacking his Democratic rival, Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

President Trump has employed provocative and sometimes incendiary words and images to focus attention on demonstrations and away from the human and economic costs of the pandemic.

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Today’s Chefs Are Honoring a Vital Tradition: Feeding the Revolution

As Americans have taken to the streets demanding racial justice, restaurants and nonprofits have provided meals for them, building upon a long legacy of food as resistance.

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Black Lives Matter Grows as Movement While Facing New Challenges

Demonstrations against police shootings and a March on Washington on Friday reflect a cause more enduring than many predicted.

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Minneapolis Homicide Suspect’s Suicide Spurs More Protests, Police Say

Minnesota’s governor said the State Patrol and National Guard were headed to the city to help restore order, and the mayor ordered an immediate curfew.

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Live Updates: Jacob Blake Had Knife at Time of Police Shooting, Officials Say

Wisconsin’s attorney general also identified the Kenosha officer who shot Mr. Blake multiple times as Rusten Sheskey, a seven-year veteran.

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Daughter of Haitian Immigrants Would Be 1st Black Woman on N.J. High Court

Fabiana Pierre-Louis, 39, would also be the only Black judge currently seated on the state’s Supreme Court.

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Confidence in Police Is at Record Low, Gallup Survey Finds

For the first time in its 27 years of measuring attitudes toward the police, Gallup found that a majority of American adults do not trust law enforcement.

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New Footage Shows Delayed Medical Response to George Floyd

A Minnesota judge ordered that footage from cameras worn by two officers be publicly released. Here’s what that footage tells us. These videos include graphic imagery.

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Rage Is Both Black and American

55 years after Watts, are enough of us having the same epiphany?

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Two Women Charged in Attack on Wisconsin State Senator

Tim Carpenter said he was punched and kicked after he recorded video of demonstrators at a protest in the capital, Madison, last month.

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At Wall Street Journal, News Staff and Opinion Side Clash

A heated dispute between the newsroom and the opinion section of one of the country’s most respected news organizations has spilled into public view.

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Christopher Columbus Statues Removed From 2 Chicago Parks

Crews removed statues of the explorer from Grant Park and Arrigo Park early on Friday.

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Derek Chauvin Charged With Multiple Tax-Related Felonies in Minnesota

The former Minneapolis police officer and his wife were charged with filing fraudulent tax returns from 2014 through 2019.

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The Quiet Life of Derek Chauvin Before the Public Death of George Floyd

In more than 19 years on the Minneapolis police force, Mr. Chauvin had a reputation as a rigid workaholic with few friends. He sometimes made other officers uncomfortable.

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50 Nights of Unrest in Portland

Robert Evans of Bellingcat says the city “is being used as a bellwether to see what this administration can get away with.”

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North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.

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Footage of Police Body Cameras Offers Devastating Account of Floyd Killing

The footage was made available by appointment at a court in Minneapolis, and shows officers seemingly more concerned with controlling George Floyd’s body than saving his life.

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87 Face Felony Charges After Protesting Breonna Taylor’s Death

The demonstrators were arrested at the home of Kentucky’s attorney general in Louisville, where they had gathered to demand charges against the officers who killed Ms. Taylor.

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Ja’Ron Smith’s Balancing Act: A Black Republican Navigates the Trump White House

As a congressional staff member, Mr. Smith once wore a hoodie in a demonstration on Capitol Hill protesting the death of Trayvon Martin. Now President Trump calls him “my star.”

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Could This City Hold the Key to the Future of Policing in America?

As protesters across the country call for police departments to be defunded and dismantled, Camden’s experience offers some lessons.

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Utah Governor Declares State of Emergency After Protests Over Police Shooting

Protests erupted after the district attorney in Salt Lake City said there would be no charges against the officers involved in the May shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal.

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New Body Camera Transcripts Detail Last Moments for George Floyd

“They’ll kill me. They’ll kill me,” Mr. Floyd said, according to a body camera transcript in court filings by Thomas Lane, a former officer who wants the charges against him dismissed.

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‘It’s Got to Stop’: Atlanta’s Mayor Decries a Surge of Violence as a Girl Is Killed

Secoriea Turner, 8, was one of several children killed across the country over the holiday weekend. Her death has roiled Atlanta.

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‘They have lost control’: Why Minneapolis Burned.

After George Floyd’s death, pent-up frustrations, provocateurs and inexperienced leadership led to mayhem for three nights.

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Colleges Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racist Social Media Posts Emerge

Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd’s death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.

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Did Floyd Protests Lead to a Virus Surge? Here’s What We Know

Epidemiologists have braced for a surge of coronavirus cases. But it has not come yet.

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