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Shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base leaves two dead

An early morning shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota has left two active-duty military members dead. The incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. Monday and the situation is now “contained,” a statement from the base said. “There is currently no risk to other personnel at this time,” the statement added. The…MORE

Florida charter school holds graduation ceremony on jet skis

Florida charter school holds graduation ceremony on jet skis

Forced to get creative with the coronavirus pandemic limiting large social gatherings, one Florida charter school made sure its seniors still graduated in style. Students from Somerset Island Prep charter high school in Key West replaced the typical auditorium and stage with clear water, some sun and jet skis. The students rode jet skis out…MORE

Minneapolis’ top cop sued the department in 2007. Here’s why it matters today

Minneapolis’ top cop sued the department in 2007. Here’s why it matters today

The killing of George Floyd isn’t the first time the Minneapolis Police Department has faced scrutiny over its treatment of people of color. In 2007, five black Minneapolis police officers alleged that city leadership tolerated discriminatory conduct against people of color, including African American police officers within the department, according to a complaint. Medaria Arradondo…MORE

Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged in George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged in George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin worked for the Minneapolis Police Department for more than 18 years. Then, within one week, he was filmed kneeling on George Floyd‘s neck for eight minutes before he died; fired from the police department; and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Throughout it all, protesters in Minneapolis and across the country demanded…MORE

Three videos piece together the final moments of George Floyd’s life

Three videos piece together the final moments of George Floyd’s life

While many questions persist about George Floyd’s killing — namely why a Minneapolis policeman used lethal force while arresting Floyd — three videos help stitch together the last minutes of the 46-year-old’s life. Details surrounding Floyd’s death continued to emerge Sunday as demonstrations erupted across the United States. Protesters have chanted, “I can’t breathe” —…MORE