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Minneapolis will pay George Floyd's estate $27 million after city council votes to settle lawsuit with family
George Floyd mural
George Floyd mural Credit: Lorie Shaull (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

The city of Minneapolis will pay the estate of George Floyd $27 million. The city council on Friday unanimously voted to settle a lawsuit with his family. Floyd's brother, Philonise Floyd, said that he would return the settlement millions if it meant he could see his brother again.

"I thank the state of Minnesota for getting this settlement taken care of," he said. "But even though my brother is not here, he's here with me in my heart. Because if I could get him back, I would give all of this back.

US reports 70,000 new Covid-19 cases in one day, highest single-day increase since July

According to the New York Times data, the United States have recorded over 70,450 new Covid-19 cases in one single day, the highest single-day increase since July 24. Among the states that set a single-day case record are Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, North Dakota, Indiana, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.

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ACLU Minnesota files class-action lawsuit against police on behalf of attacked journalists

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has announced that the ACLU Minnesota has "filed a class-action lawsuit overnight on behalf of journalists who were targeted and attacked by Minneapolis and Minnesota police". This follows the repeated attacks on journalists from different publishers and agencies by the police during the protests.

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Derek Chauvin to be charged with second-degree murder

Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General, is said to increase Derek Chauvin's charge from third-degree murder to second-degree murder in an update later today.

On Sunday, Governor Tim Walz appointed Ellison to take over the case from Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

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Minnesota Attorney General to charge other three cops in killing of George Floyd
Keith Ellison in 2015
Keith Ellison in 2015 Credit: AFGE / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General, is said to charge the three more former policemen, who were present at the killing of George Floyd, with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. The three officers are Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane.

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin arrested in George Floyd's death

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested Friday days after a video circulated of him holding his knee to George Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes before Floyd died.

Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington told reporters about Chauvin's arrest shortly after a news conference.

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CNN announces that journalists have been released from police custody
Omar Jimenez being arrested
Omar Jimenez being arrested Credit: Reproduction

After being detained while filming a live television report from the violent protests in Minneapolis, the CNN crew of three people - correspondent Omar Jimenez, his producer and photojournalist - has been released. CNN has thanked the Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz for intervening and his help for the crew to get released.

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Protests, following the death of George Floyd, escalate

Following the death of unarmed man George Floyd at the hands of the police, protests have been happening in three U.S. cities. Protests in Minneapolis have escalated in the second night of protests and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued a warning, calling it an "extremely dangerous situation". Footage showed the protesters gathering near the city's 3rd Precinct station and looting nearby stores. Police responded with firing tear gas.

"Food distribution workers" classified as emergency workers in Minnesota and Vermont

The new status as "essential tier 2 workers" has been given to jobs like store clerks and stockers in Minnesota and Vermont. With the spread of the coronavirus, these jobs are vital to the food supply chain. As a direct consequence, the workers now receive free child care.