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The casket carrying the remains of George Floyd arrives by horse-drawn carriage at Houston Memorial Gardens for his funeral in Pearland, Texas. Photograph: Aaron M Sprecher/EPA

George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white police officer roused worldwide protests against racial injustice, was memorialised at(...)

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At first it all seemed comical to me. The very mention of rainfall, and Texans were emptying out local supermarkets of drinking water, candles and oth(...)