Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea

A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

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Thomas Lane Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane entered the plea in state court to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota’s attorney general said.

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Former Minneapolis Officer Pleads Guilty in George Floyd Case

Thomas Lane entered the plea in state court to a charge of second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota’s attorney general said.

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Biden Eulogizes Walter F. Mondale at Memorial

President Biden paid tribute to Walter F. Mondale, his former colleague in the Senate who went on to transform the office of vice president and died in 2021.

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Minneapolis Officers Found to Engage in Racist Policing

Minnesota’s Department of Human Rights found instances of shockingly racist and misogynistic language, as well as patterns of discrimination in arrests and use of force.

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‘It’s Life or Death’: The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens

Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For M, a 13-year-old in Minnesota, the despair was almost too much to take.

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Minnesota T.V. Station Finds Old Footage of a Very Young Prince

The 1970 clip is a “miraculous” find, a former editor at the local CBS station said. It shows an interview with Prince, 11, commenting on a teachers’ strike in Minneapolis.

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No Charges Against Police in Amir Locke Shooting

The shooting drew thousands of protesters to the streets and renewed calls for police accountability in the city where George Floyd was murdered.

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Women’s Final Four: Schedule and Analysis

On Friday, Louisville and South Carolina face off in a matchup of No. 1 seeds, followed by No. 2 Connecticut against No. 1 Stanford. The women’s national championship game is Sunday.

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Minneapolis Teachers Reach a Tentative Deal to End Strike

The agreement would resolve a standoff that had closed schools for nearly three weeks.

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Fraud Investigation in Food Aid Puts Focus on Role of Nonprofits

The F.B.I. is investigating what it called a “massive fraud scheme” in the Minneapolis area as the government cracks down on misuse of pandemic assistance.

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Minneapolis Teachers Announce They Will Go on Strike

Negotiations are still happening in St. Paul. The unions are asking for smaller class sizes and higher wages, while the school districts say their budgets are shrinking as enrollment declines.

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Three Former Officers Convicted of Violating George Floyd’s Rights

All of them were charged with willfully violating Mr. Floyd’s constitutional rights by not providing medical care. Two were accused of not intervening to stop a fellow officer.

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Jurors to Weigh Fate of Officers Who Restrained George Floyd as He Died

The three officers at the scene — two of whom held Mr. Floyd down and one who kept bystanders away — are charged with violating his civil rights as Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.

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Police Killing of Amir Locke Brings Out Protesters in Minneapolis

Demonstrators march downtown days after the fatal shooting of Amir Locke, 22.

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George Floyd’s Civil Rights Are Focus in Opening Arguments of Federal Trial

Three former Minneapolis police officers who were at the scene of Mr. Floyd’s death are accused of failing to intervene when they saw a fellow officer using excessive force.

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Police Culture on Trial in Case Against Officers in Killing of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin sits in a prison cell. The other three officers on the scene when George Floyd was murdered now face a trial of their own.

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Despite Uproar Over Floyd’s Death, an Unceasing Tide of Police Killings

George Floyd’s murder set in motion shock waves that touched almost every aspect of American society. But on the core issues of police violence and accountability, very little has changed.

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Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd’s Rights

The guilty plea is likely to lengthen the imprisonment of Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who is already serving a prison sentence of 22 and a half years for murder.

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Derek Chauvin Appears Likely to Plead Guilty to Federal Crimes

A change of plea hearing has been set for Mr. Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who was found guilty of murdering George Floyd in April.

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Minneapolis’ School Plan Asks White Families to Help Integrate

In a citywide overhaul, a beloved Black high school was rezoned to include white students from a richer neighborhood. It has been hard for everyone.

#black-people, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #minneapolis-minn, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #whites

In Rittenhouse Verdict, Paramilitary Groups See Vindication

His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.

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Black Voters in Minneapolis Wanted Better Policing, Not Posturing by Progressives

We need effective, non-militarized policing with accountability for bad officers. Getting that takes hard work, not just rhetoric.

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Offered a Chance to Reinvent Policing, Minneapolis Opts for What It Knows

Around the country, local elections suggested that voters were rejecting the most sweeping calls to reinvent law enforcement.

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Jacob Frey Is Re-Elected as Minneapolis’s Mayor

The mayoral race was shaped by Mr. Floyd death at the hands of a police officer and the debate about whether to replace the city’s Police Department.

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Minneapolis Voters Reject an Amendment to Replace the Police Department

The amendment, which grew out of the anger over the murder of George Floyd, called for replacing the city’s police force with a new Department of Public Safety.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

Jurors Who Convicted Derek Chauvin Are Identified for First Time

A judge also released questionnaires that the jurors had filled out before they were selected for the trial, which ended with Mr. Chauvin being imprisoned for murdering George Floyd.

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The Fate of the Minneapolis Police Is in Voters’ Hands

In the city where the “defund the police” movement took off, voters will decide next week whether to replace their Police Department with a new public safety agency.

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You Can’t Fight City Hall. But You Can Pick Who Runs It.

The vegan? The cat lover? A Mets manager?

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Mohamed Noor Receives Shorter Sentence in Fatal Shooting of Justine Ruszczyk

Mohamed Noor shot a resident who had called 911 seeking help. His conviction was seen as a rare example of an officer facing serious consequences for an unjustified shooting.

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A New Strategy to Persuade Voters: Listen Carefully. And Don’t Hurry.

Canvassers usually knock on doors hoping to chat briefly. With deep canvassing, the idea is to engage voters in more meaningful conversations.

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George Floyd Protests: Troopers Deleted Texts and Emails, Major Testifies

According to a transcript released Friday, a member of the Minnesota State Patrol said there was “a purge of emails and text messages” after troopers responded to protests in Minneapolis last year.

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Is There Racism in the Deed to Your Home?

Racial covenants were designed to keep neighborhoods segregated. Some states are now making it easier to erase them from legal documents.

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Home Depot Punished Worker for Black Lives Matter Logo, Labor Board Says

A former employee said Home Depot told him to stop wearing a Black Lives Matter logo or quit, according to a National Labor Relations Board complaint.

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5 Takeaways from Derek Chauvin’s Sentencing Hearing

The sentence came more than two months after Mr. Chauvin’s trial concluded with a guilty verdict on all three counts. The courtroom drama continued with powerful testimony from both sides.

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Derek Chauvin to Be Sentenced Today for Murder of George Floyd

Mr. Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer, may choose to speak at his hearing. He could face decades in prison.

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Driver Who Plowed Into Protesters in Minneapolis Is Charged With Murder

Nicholas Kraus of St. Paul, Minn., was drunk at the time of the crash, the authorities said. Deona Marie Erickson, 31, a social justice advocate, was killed in the episode.

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Woman Dies After Driver Hits Crowd in Minneapolis

The group was gathered on Sunday night to protest police brutality. Two other people were injured, the police said.

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$200,000 Homes in Maryland, Minnesota and New York

A 1940 colonial-style house in Salisbury, a two-bedroom condo in Minneapolis and a 1900 home in the Catskills.

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Minneapolis Moves to Reopen George Floyd Square

A year after Mr. Floyd was killed by the police, the city of Minneapolis removed barricades around the square. It said it will preserve the artwork and memorials there.

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How The Times Acts When a Journalist’s Safety Is Compromised

After situations involving forceful detentions or worse, the organization seeks prompt accountability and change.

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Ex-Officer Is Sentenced to 6 Years in Beating of Unarmed Man

The former St. Paul, Minn., officer was convicted of using excessive force against a civilian who resembled the description of an armed suspect from a street fight.

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How Plywood From Last Year’s Protests Became Art

During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.

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The Derek Chauvin Trial Created a Community out of Witnesses

A powerful — and revealing — aspect of the Derek Chauvin trial was the community it created out of strangers.

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Judge Delays Trial of Three Officers in Death of George Floyd

The delay in the trial of three officers who are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder allows for a separate federal case against the officers to move forward.

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Chauvin May Face Longer Sentence Over ‘Cruel’ Actions and Abuse of Power

Because the judge ruled there were aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, he is allowed to sentence Derek Chauvin to up to double the 15-year state guideline.

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Chauvin May Face Longer Sentence for Murder of George Floyd

Because the judge ruled there were aggravating factors in the murder of George Floyd, he is allowed to sentence Derek Chauvin to up to double the 15-year state guideline.

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After a Traumatizing Year, Black People Turn to Therapy

The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say.

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Four former Minneapolis police officers are indicted on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.

The charges are another extraordinary censuring of law enforcement officials, who rarely face criminal charges for using deadly force.

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Derek Chauvin’s Lawyer Asks for a New Trial After Guilty Verdict

The expected legal motion came on the same day that one of the jurors was being criticized for his participation in the March on Washington last year.

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