Ex-Minneapolis police officer pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd’s death

A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, a Black man whose police killing prompted worldwide protests against systemic racism.The ex-officer, Thomas Lane, entered a guilty plea to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday. As part of the plea…

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Far-right election denier Mastriano wins GOP race for governor in Pennsylvania

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a far-right Republican who built a large following seeking to overturn President Joe Biden’s win in Pennsylvania, is the GOP nominee for governor, NBC News projected Tuesday.After 10:30 p.m. ET, Mastriano led his rivals by more than 20 points. He’ll face Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro, the state attorney general, who ran…

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The Buffalo shooting is part of a global network of white nationalist terror

The attack has since become a rallying cry for other ethno-nationalists and was cited by Brenton Tarrant, who shot dead 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2019.Both men were mentioned in the “manifesto” apparently written by Payton Gendron, the suspect in the Buffalo shooting, as terrorists he supports.“This is very much…

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The Buffalo supermarket shooting suspect posted an apparent manifesto repeatedly citing ‘Great Replacement’ theory

A manifesto claiming to be written by the suspect in a mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 laid out specific plans to attack Black people and repeatedly cited the “Great Replacement” Theory, the false idea that a cabal is attempting to replace white Americans with non-white people through immigration, interracial marriage and…

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White House releases financial disclosures for Biden, Harris

WASHINGTON — The White House released financial disclosure reports for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday showing that the president’s personal finances have changed little since last year.Biden’s report, which includes information on first lady Jill Biden, showed that he earned a modest amount of outside income during his first year…

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Al-Jazeera journalist fatally shot while covering raids in West Bank, outlet says

An Al-Jazeera journalist was fatally shot Wednesday while covering Israeli raids in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, the outlet reported.The outlet, citing the Palestinian health ministry, reported that Shireen Abu Akleh was fatally shot by Israeli security forces.The Israeli Defense Forces said on Twitter that it and Israeli security forces “conducted…

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Michael Cohen testifies for 4 hours in lawsuit against Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen provided testimony for four hours Monday about his claim that the former president orchestrated an altercation with demonstrators outside Trump Tower in 2015.Cohen was grilled by lawyers about his recent assertion that Trump directed his bodyguard to “get rid of” a group protesting his derogatory comments…

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GOP senators urge TV ratings board to warn viewers of ‘disturbing’ LGBTQ content

A group of Republican senators is calling for the country’s television ratings system to warn parents about “sexual orientation and gender identity content” on children’s TV shows.In a two-page letter dated May 4, Sens. Mike Braun, R-Ind., Roger Marshall, R-Kan., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., and Steve Daines, R-Mont., made the request to the…

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