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Police officers are joining protesters for prayers and hugs in several US cities

  • While tensions between police and demonstrators have heated up in many places, some officers have shown solidarity with the movement by hugging protesters, praying with them, mourning with them, and taking a knee to honor Floyd.
  • In another image, an officer wearing a gas mask, helmet and vest was seen embracing a demonstrator in a hug on the fourth day of protests in the southern city.
  • In New York, Chief of Department of the New York City Police, Terence Monahan, embraced a demonstrator during a protest in his city Monday.
  • At least two officers in Connecticut joined demonstrators as they marched through Bristol Monday.
  • In Minnesota, the state where Floyd was killed, an officer and a demonstrator shared an emotional embrace during a protest in St. Paul.

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Multiple police officers injured in protests hours after George Floyd's death was ruled a homicide

  • On the day Terrence Floyd appealed to protesters for peace, President Donald Trump took an aggressive tact with demonstrators.
  • Despite Trump's calls for the government to take tougher measures against protesters, many state leaders instead heeded calls from family members for peace.
  • While government leaders debate how to approach protests sparked by Floyd's death, two different autopsies are at odds over the details of his death.
  • Three held him to the ground, with one officer, Derek Chauvin, seen with his knee on Floyd's neck as he said that he couldn't breathe.
  • Chauvin has already been arrested in Floyd's death, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison told CNN's Chris Cuomo Monday that more action may soon follow.
  • All four Minneapolis officers on the scene of Floyd's death have been fired, but only Chauvin has had charges brought against him.

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Historic curfews in Los Angeles and New York are the harshest in decades

  • In Los Angeles, the curfew is the harshest since the riots in 1992 following the acquittal of the officer who beat Rodney King.
  • The curfew is the harshest since the riots of 1992 when people took the streets following the acquittal of officers accused of using excessive force in the beating of Rodney King, according to Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore.
  • The last time such a curfew was enacted was during the race riots in Harlem, New York, in 1943 after a white police officer shot a black soldier in Manhattan, according to an archived report from The New York Times.
  • Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio issued similar statements Monday saying that they needed to protect the people of the city from further violence.

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Protest Updates: George Floyd's Death Ruled a Homicide

  • On Monday night, despite curfews in New York, Washington, D.C., and other cities, street protests continued.
  • The new troops were in response to protests that had spread across the country following the death of George Floyd, said Wayne V.
  • New York businesses and police officers braced for another night of looting Monday as protests over the death of George Floyd continued.
  • Large-scale demonstrations erupted over the weekend in New York City and many other cities following the death last week of Mr. Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody.
  • Mr. Cuomo said at an earlier press conference Monday that he is prepared to send the state’s National Guard to support the New York Police Department, if needed.
  • Large-scale demonstrations have taken place in the city since Thursday to protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody.

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Hundreds of Facebook employees walk out as Zuckerberg plans town hall tomorrow

  • Hundreds of Facebook employees on Monday staged a "virtual walkout" in protest of the company's policies regarding recent posts by President Donald Trump.
  • Trump posted his controversial statement on both Facebook and Twitter.
  • Unlike Facebook, Twitter placed a label warning users about the president's violent rhetoric, which they have to dismiss before they can view his tweet.
  • Twitter is also preventing users from liking or retweeting the tweet.
  • At least one Facebook employee tweeted that he left the company as a result of its policies.
  • The walkout comes after a number of Facebook employees publicly criticized the company for its decision not to moderate Trump's posts.
  • Two senior Facebook employees have informed their managers that they plan to resign if Zuckerberg does not reverse his decision to not moderate Trump's posts, The New York Times reported Monday.

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Virgin Galactic stock soars following SpaceX success

  • New York (CNN Business) - Elon Musk's SpaceX isn't publicly traded.
  • Shares of Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic surged more than 6% in early trading Monday.
  • The stock is now up nearly 60% since Virgin Galactic went public last October through a merger with a so-called special purpose acquisition company.
  • Optimism about the SpaceX launch, the first manned mission by NASA in nine years, could provide a boost to the fortunes of many companies with ties to the business of space.
  • An exchange-traded fund that invests in some of those companies, the Procure Space ETF, was up 2.5% Monday.
  • Virgin Galactic is one of the largest holdings in the ETF, which trades under the ticker symbol UFO.
  • SpaceX is not in the ETF but would probably become a top stock in it if the company ever decided to go public.

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Pentagon officials express concern as Trump threatens to use military to 'dominate' protestors

  • Washington (CNN) - Defense officials tell CNN there was deep and growing discomfort among some in the Pentagon even before President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to deploy the military to enforce order inside the United States.
  • As tear gas wafted through the air in Lafayette Park across from the White House, Trump announced from the Rose Garden that if state or city leaders refuse "to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents," he will invoke the Insurrection Act, an 1807 law that allows a president to deploy the US military to suppress civil disorder.

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Louisville, Kentucky, police chief fired after protest shooting death

  • McAtee was shot as police and the National Guard were trying to disperse the protesters, police said Monday.
  • The Louisville Metro Police Department and National Guard units were sent to clear a large crowd in a parking lot around 12:15 a.m., the police chief said early Monday.
  • Odessa Riley, a woman who was at the scene Monday, told CNN the shooting victim was her 53-year-old son.
  • Riley said she got a call a little after 1 a.m. that her son had been shot and killed, and she came to the scene and had been there since.
  • Mayor Greg Fischer met briefly with Riley Monday where she stood in the crowd, close to where McAtee was killed.
  • Investigators are interviewing several people "of interest" and collecting video from the scene of the shooting, the police chief said.

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Restaurant owner dies in police killing, body left for 12 hours: report - Business Insider

  • David McAtee, the owner of a barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, died in a police killing at a protest over the death of George Floyd.
  • McAtee died early Monday morning after police and the Kentucky National Guard were sent to disperse a crowd in the city, where protests have continued over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • Police said they were shot at, and returned the fire, resulting in McAtee's death, according to a statement from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
  • But, later on Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said that the police did not have their body cameras turned on.
  • Protests have erupted across the country, and in some nations around the world, over the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer in Minneapolis pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes.

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Restaurant owner dies in police killing, body left for 12 hours: report - Business Insider

  • David McAtee, the owner of a barbecue restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, died in a police killing at a protest over the death of George Floyd.
  • McAtee died early Monday morning after police and the Kentucky National Guard were sent to disperse a crowd in the city, where protests have continued over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
  • Police said they were shot at, and returned the fire, resulting in McAtee's death, according to a statement from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear.
  • But, later on Monday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said that the police did not have their body cameras turned on.
  • Protests have erupted across the country, and in some nations around the world, over the killing of George Floyd, who died after a police officer in Minneapolis pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes.

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