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George Floyd (American football): American football defensive back
George Floyd Jr. is an American former professional football player who was a defensive back for two seasons with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Over his NFL career, Floyd appeared in seven games during the Jets' 1982 season, including three playoff games, and eight in their 1983 season, with two games started.

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Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations [Video]

Black Americans disproportionately die in police Taser confrontations

When police encounters involving Tasers have turned fatal, Reuters has found black people make up a disproportionate share of those who die. Linda So reports.

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Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit [Video]

Racial justice signs destined for Smithsonian exhibit

Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard..

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Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter [Video]

Barbra Streisand gifts Disney stock to George Floyd's daughter

Barbra Streisand has presented Disney shares to the young daughter of slain Minnesota man George Floyd.

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Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special [Video]

Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's d*ath in new Netflix special

The new Netflix special debuted on the platform's YouTube channel Thursday.

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Barbra Streisand gifts George Floyd's daughter Disney shares [Video]

Barbra Streisand gifts George Floyd's daughter Disney shares

Singing legend Barbra Streisand sent George Floyd's six-year-old daughter Gianna a package which featured Disney shares, and two of her albums.

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Family Attorney Says Chilling New George Floyd Video Is 'Beyond Disturbing' [Video]

Family Attorney Says Chilling New George Floyd Video Is 'Beyond Disturbing'

A harrowing new video shows George Floyd's final moments from a different, and chilling, perspective. According to Newser, it's that of onlookers urging police to let Floyd breathe as Officer Tou Thao..

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Surgeon General Jerome Adams Says He Can Completely Relate To George Floyd's Experience [Video]

Surgeon General Jerome Adams Says He Can Completely Relate To George Floyd's Experience

The Surgeon General of the United States says that George Floyd could easily have been him. Jerome Adams, who is black, made the remark in an interview on Politico's podcast, 'Pulse Check.' According..

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Black Voices Matter hold large Leeds rally [Video]

Black Voices Matter hold large Leeds rally

More than a thousand protesters have gathered in Leeds for a anti-racism rally. The peaceful protest was organised by Black Voices Matter - with support from Black Lives Matter Leeds following the..

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Atlanta protesters burn Wendy's after police shooting [Video]

Atlanta protesters burn Wendy's after police shooting

After Rayshard Brooks was shot dead by police at a Wendy's in Atlanta on Friday, protesters set fire to the restaurant on Saturday night as the incident further inflamed tensions after week of..

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Statue of famed Italian writer defaced [Video]

Statue of famed Italian writer defaced

A statue of famed Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, who defended colonialism, was smeared with red paint on Saturday (June 13) night in Milan, as protests against racism rage in many countries.

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Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man [Video]

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

An Atlanta police officer has been sacked following the fatal shooting of an African-American man, and another has been placed on administrative duty, the police department has announced. The moves..

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Black-owned businesses see surge after protests [Video]

Black-owned businesses see surge after protests

Following the Black Lives Matter protests after the murder of George Floyd, many African American-owned businesses are seeing a spike in traffic. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Oscars Set New Inclusion Requirements for Eligibility, Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special Honors George Floyd & More | THR News [Video]

Oscars Set New Inclusion Requirements for Eligibility, Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special Honors George Floyd & More | THR News

Dave Chappelle releases new standup special honoring George Floyd, 'The Bachelor' announces its first Black male lead and the Oscars are setting new inclusion requirements for eligibility.

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USPS Releases Statement On How Riots Effected Their Bottom Line [Video]

USPS Releases Statement On How Riots Effected Their Bottom Line

On June 8th, the USPS union issued a statement about how the riots and civil unrest from George Floyd's death effected them. The reported their vehicles were ransacked and its mail carriers robbed. A..

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Bruce Springsteen dedicates eight-minute protest song to George Floyd [Video]

Bruce Springsteen dedicates eight-minute protest song to George Floyd

Bruce Springsteen shared a powerful tribute to George Floyd during the latest episode of his weekly radio show.

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BTS back global Black Lives Matter protests [Video]

BTS back global Black Lives Matter protests

K-pop superstars BTS have backed the Black Lives Matter anti-racism protests that have erupted in the U.S. and across the world since the death of George Floyd last week.

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George Floyd protests: Elderly man violently shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York [Video]

George Floyd protests: Elderly man violently shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York

Shocking footage shows an elderly man being violently shoved to the ground by police in Buffalo, New York. Blood can be seen running out the 75-year-old man’s ears after his head hit the..

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Rockstar Games Honors George Floyd by Temporarily Shutting Down 'GTA Online' [Video]

Rockstar Games Honors George Floyd by Temporarily Shutting Down 'GTA Online'

Online versions of 'Grand Theft Auto' and 'Red Dead' were shut down on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Black Lives Matter.

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Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish lead celebrity mourners at first George Floyd memorial [Video]

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish lead celebrity mourners at first George Floyd memorial

Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish led celebrity mourners at the first of three planned memorial services for slain police brutality victim George Floyd on Thursday.

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Kanye West covering college costs for George Floyd's daughter [Video]

Kanye West covering college costs for George Floyd's daughter

Kanye West has set up a college fund for the daughter of George Floyd as part of a generous donation drive.

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Met Commissioner on George Floyd murder [Video]

Met Commissioner on George Floyd murder

Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick says 'justice will follow' for George Floyd after an American police officer was charged with his murder. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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A tear rolled down Mathilla Diagana's cheek as she sat in her student dormitory room in the northern French city of Rouen and watched an online video of a Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the..
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Macron says France won't remove statues, erase history

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday fighting racism should not lead to a "hateful" re-writing of history following worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a..
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Black Lives Matter protesters march through Tokyo

Thousands of protesters in Tokyo took part in a Black Lives Matter march on Sunday, calling for an end to racial discrimination and police abuse after the killing of African American George Floyd in..
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Anti-racism protesters clash with police in Paris

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Artists around the world pay tribute to George Floyd

Protests against racism triggered by the death of African American George Floyd have inspired art around the world, from murals in Syria and Pakistan to graffiti in Nairobi.
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Paris bans George Floyd protest planned at U.S. Embassy

French police have banned a demonstration planned to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy in Paris on Saturday as protests mount around the world over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
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Citing COVID-19, Australia seeks to bar George Floyd protests

Australian authorities moved on Friday to scupper protests inspired by the death of black American man George Floyd, saying large gatherings risk new coronavirus infections and banning the biggest..
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'Get your knee off our necks,' activist Sharpton says at Floyd memorial

U.S. civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton told mourners that George Floyd's death in police custody and the nationwide protests it ignited marked a reckoning for America over race and justice,..
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Video shows police in Buffalo, New York, shoving 75-year-old to ground

Two Buffalo, New York, police officers were suspended without pay on Thursday after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old man to the ground, as protests over the police killing of George Floyd..
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Australia PM tells locals to avoid Black Lives Matter protests due to COVID-19 threat

Australians should not attend planned protests against the death of black American George Floyd in U.S. police custody due to the risk of spreading coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on..
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'He touched so many hearts.' George Floyd remembered at memorial service

Hundreds of mourners in Minneapolis on Thursday remembered George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody set off a wave of nationwide protests that reached the doors of the White House and..
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Germany's Merkel calls for reconciliation after 'terrible' Floyd murder

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the murder of George Floyd, the black man whose death in U.S. police custody set off a wave of protests, was a "very very terrible thing" and called for..
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Memorial for George Floyd set for Thursday after days of protest, rage

Minneapolis was set to hold an emotionally charged memorial service on Thursday for George Floyd, the black man whose death in police custody set off a wave of protests and unrest that has roiled..
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Inspired by U.S. protests, some Belgians want colonial king statues removed

Inspired by global protests at the death of unarmed black American George Floyd, some 30,000 people in Belgium have signed two petitions to remove statues of the country's colonial-era King Leopold II,..
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George Floyd was infected with COVID-19, autopsy reveals

George Floyd, whose fatal encounter with Minneapolis police stirred a global outcry over racial bias by U.S. law enforcement, tested positive for the coronavirus, his autopsy showed, but the infection..
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Factbox: What U.S. police are shooting at protesters

Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters as demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd intensify. Often described as β€œnon-lethal,” these weapons..
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New charges in Floyd killing may give prosecutors clearer path to conviction

Prosecutors seeking to put a former Minneapolis police officer in prison for the death of George Floyd bolstered allegations on the use of force but stopped short of calling the killing intentional in..
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'We got to act': Minnesota ex-felon finds purpose at George Floyd memorial

Alfonzo Williams waved his massive forearms and urged onlookers to clear the way for the procession of clergy members marching toward the site in his Minneapolis neighborhood where a white police..
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Exclusive: Former police officer accused of killing George Floyd gets new lawyer

The former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd is being represented by a new lawyer in the racially charged case that has sparked protests across the United States over police..
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U.S. crowds defy curfews to protest George Floyd's death, but violence subsides

U.S. protesters ignored curfews as they vented their anger over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, but there was a drop in violence overnight and President Donald Trump's defense..
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UK police say appalled by death of Floyd and violence which followed

British police said they were appalled by the way George Floyd lost his life and by the violence which followed in U.S. cities but called on potential protesters in the United Kingdom to work with..
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George Floyd, a 'gentle giant,' remembered in hometown Houston march

George Floyd's hometown of Houston held a memorial march for him on Tuesday, where attendees recounted a "gentle giant" whose legacy had helped the city largely avoid the violent protests seen..
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Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among..
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George Floyd protests recall earlier tensions, promises of economic change

In November 2015, the shooting death of Jamar Clark by Minneapolis police touched off a debate on race and economic inequality that challenged the city's progressive image and led local corporate..
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EU 'appalled' by Floyd's death, warns against excess force

The European Union is "shocked and appalled" by the death of black American George Floyd in police custody, the bloc's top diplomat said on Tuesday, calling it "an abuse of power" and warning against..
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Dozens protest at U.S. embassy in Paris in solidarity with George Floyd

A few dozen protesters knelt in silence and held signs in front of the U.S. embassy in Paris on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, an African-American whose death in police custody last week has..
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