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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Protests Over Vote Count Sweep Through Minneapolis, Portland and Other Cities

Protesters marched in Minneapolis, New York and elsewhere against President Trump, while some of his supporters gathered near a Phoenix building where crucial votes were being counted.

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City Pages, the Alt-Weekly Where Music Writing Reigned Supreme

The Minneapolis newspaper, which closed last week after four decades, was a home and a launchpad for a generation of pop journalists.

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In 2020, the Suburbs Are Stressed

A photographer visited neighborhoods in Midwest battlegrounds to see how politics have intruded on tranquillity.

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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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The Tenants Who Evicted Their Landlord

Covid-19 has revealed the depths of the nation’s rental housing crisis — but a group of Minneapolis tenants has shown that a different future is possible.

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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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With Evictions Looming, Cities Revisit a Housing Experiment From the ’70s

Proposals giving tenants the right to purchase their building are being revived as the coronavirus puts renters at risk.

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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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How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

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With Football Returning, Big Ten Cities Brace for More Outbreaks

Although the games will be played without spectators in the stadiums, some officials are concerned they will lead to more off-campus gatherings that could spread the virus.

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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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Justice Dept. Charges 2 With Trying to Support Hamas

The men, both American citizens, were taken into custody on Thursday evening in Minneapolis. They say they are members of a far-right group called the Boogaloo Bois.

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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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How a New Wave of Black Activists Changed the Conversation

George Floyd’s killing galvanized a nation. But small groups like the queer-led collective Black Visions are channeling that energy into a movement for political change.

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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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Trump Questions Biden’s Mental Abilities and Calls Harris Biden’s ‘Boss’

The president made three campaign rally-like appearances at airports in Minnesota and Wisconsin in an attempt to counterprogram the first night of the Democratic National Convention.

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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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Distrust of the Minneapolis Police, and Also the Effort to Defund Them

Residents on Minneapolis’s North Side, which has a majority Black population, have mixed opinions on the City Council’s effort to significantly reduce the police force.

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Minneapolis Police Link ‘Umbrella Man’ to White Supremacy Group

A search warrant affidavit seeks cellphone records for a man the police believe smashed store windows with a sledgehammer to provoke racial unrest.

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Police Find Body in Building Burned Down During George Floyd Protests

The body was found at the site of a Minneapolis pawnshop that was set on fire just days after the death of Mr. Floyd.

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Minneapolis Police Experience Surge of Departures in Aftermath of George Floyd Protests

The retention and recruitment problems that many police departments have experienced in recent years are especially pronounced after four Minneapolis officers were charged with Mr. Floyd’s death.

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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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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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A Black-Owned Distillery in Minneapolis Pushes Forward

From the pandemic to protests to arson, Du Nord Craft Spirits has dealt with repeated turmoil and emerged with a new purpose.

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In the Twin Cities’ Robust Dining Scene, Few Black-Owned Businesses

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing, chefs and restaurateurs are looking for ways to fix the racial imbalance.

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Mississippi Governor Signs Law to Remove Flag With Confederate Emblem

The state flag, which features the blue bars and white stars of the Confederate battle flag, had flown over Mississippi for 126 years. It must be removed within 15 days.

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In Court, Derek Chauvin’s Lawyers Say Officials Have Biased the Case

The Minneapolis police chief recently described George Floyd’s death as murder. Lawyers for the four officers charged in the case say that may have biased potential jurors.

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A Minneapolis Neighborhood Vowed to Check Its Privilege. It’s Already Being Tested.

Blocks from where George Floyd drew his last breaths, residents have vowed to avoid the police to protect people of color. The commitment is hard to keep.

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Jail Only Allowed White Staff to Guard Ex-Officer Charged With Killing George Floyd

Eight correctional officers said people of color who work in the jail were initially moved away from Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd.

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Minneapolis Shooting: 1 Dead and 11 Wounded, Police Say

The shooting happened early Sunday morning in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, near the site of protests over the death of George Floyd.

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The Minnesota Freedom Fund Crisis: $30 Million and an Arbitration

The sole employee of the bail fund is in arbitration with the board, after anonymous accusations were lodged about her identity.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Father Dies From Complications of Covid-19

Ms. Omar, Democrat of Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, sought asylum in the United States with her father in the 1990s.

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Cup Foods, a Minneapolis Corner Store Forever Tied to the Death of George Floyd

The corner market, the site of demonstrations and memorials, reopened on Monday. It has been a fixture in the neighborhood for more than three decades.

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Racial Justice Groups Flooded With Millions in Donations in Wake of Floyd Death

Progressive and racial justice groups have seen a cascade of donations since George Floyd’s death and the ensuing protests. Bail funds alone have received $90 million.

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‘It’s Something I Wanted to Carry With Me’: Marking a Movement in Ink

After the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed, three women speak about why they wanted to memorialize this moment by getting tattoos.

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Rage and Promises Followed Ferguson, but Little Changed

Millions of dollars were spent to alter overly aggressive policing after the killing of Michael Brown in 2014, with little result. Will George Floyd’s death be different?

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Calls for Transforming Police Run Into Realities of Governing in Minnesota

The Minneapolis City Council and Minnesota Legislature convened to consider sweeping changes to policing. Political and procedural hurdles are already apparent.

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Trump Says He Opposes Police Chokeholds, Except in Certain Situations

In a Fox News interview, President Trump was vague in his answer on a key issue in police reform efforts.

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N.Y. Bans Chokeholds and Approves Other Measures to Rein In Police

The state became the first to make major changes in police practices in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, which has spurred nationwide protests.

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The Latest Police Tool in Protests: Paintball Guns

They are essentially no different from the ones used recreationally, but the projectiles carry hidden risks when fired at unsuspecting people who lack the protective gear that gamers use.

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After Tragedy, Making a Place to Gather for Support and Solidarity

The memorial to George Floyd near Cup Foods in Minneapolis has become a place for the community to reflect.

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What Happened When the Minneapolis Police Lost Legitimacy?

Ordinary people took control of their own safety.

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Where Protesters Go, Street Medics Follow

Through tear gas and rubber bullets, professional and amateur medical volunteers have stepped forward to aide the injured.

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The Case for Defunding the Police

Protesters across the country are calling for the abolition of policing. But what would that actually look like?

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George Floyd, From ‘I Want to Touch the World’ to ‘I Can’t Breathe’

Mr. Floyd had big plans for life nearly 30 years ago. His death in police custody is powering a movement against police brutality and racial injustice.

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Other Protests Flare and Fade. Why This Movement Already Seems Different.

The massive gatherings for racial justice across the country and now the world have achieved a scale and level of momentum not seen in decades.

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Inside the Revolts Erupting in America’s Big Newsrooms

Staff members’ demands helped end the tenure of James Bennet as Opinion editor of The New York Times. And they are generating tension at The Washington Post. Part of the story starts in Ferguson, Mo.

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