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People light candles and place flowers at a vigil for Daunte Wright in Portland, Oregon on Monday.  Photograph: Nathan Howard/Getty Images

The police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old African-American man on Sunday, resigned on Tuesday, as tensions over the police shoo(...)

Katie Wright, mother of Daunte Wright, with Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump and Wright family members,  during a press conference at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday. Photograph:  Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

As darkness fell, the streets of Minneapolis emptied. But a short drive north, hundreds of people gathered near the Brooklyn Center police headquarter(...)

Philonise Floyd told the court that George Floyd ‘was so much of a leader to us in the household. He would always make sure that we had our clothes for school.’ Photograph: Court TV via AP/Pool

The trial of Derek Chauvin, the former US police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, has heard that Mr Floyd was “a person that everybody loved(...)

A man raises his fist as he faces the Minnesota State Troopers standing guard outside the Brooklyn Center police station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minneapolis. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police overnight in a suburb of Minneapolis in defiance of a city-wide curfew, as outrage grew over the shooting o(...)

Police and National Guard outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota on Monday after a night of unrest following the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a routine traffic stop on Sunday afternoon. Photograph: Craig Lassig/EPA

Minneapolis was braced for fresh unrest following the police shooting of a 20-year-old black man on Sunday. A female police officer has been put on a(...)

Protesters shout ‘don’t shoot’ before  a line of police officers at the Brooklyn Center Police Station in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty

The fatal police shooting of a 20-year-old black man in a Minneapolis suburb appeared to be an “accidental discharge” by an officer who drew her gun i(...)

Defence attorney Eric Nelson (left) and former police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the  murder of George Floyd,  at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis on Thursday. Photograph: Court TV via AP

Irishman Martin Tobin, a pulmonary expert based in Illinois, testified on Thursday that George Floyd died from low oxygen to the brain, as he appeared(...)

People protesting against the death of George Floyd outside Hennepin county courthouse in Minneapolis. Photograph: Joshua Rashaad McFadden/The New York Times

Behind the Hennepin county courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, which is heavily fortified for the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a small but determine(...)

Knee on subdued suspect’s neck not allowed, police trainer tells Chauvin trial. Photograph: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/AFP via Getty

A Minneapolis police trainer who instructed Derek Chauvin in the use of force told the former officer’s murder trial on Tuesday that placing a knee on(...)

The urge to nurture things during the pandemic gave us a better understanding of how the nurturing nurtures us back. Photograph: iStock

Start the world I want to get on again, at a different speed and with new music. I’m excited to see what we will do when we can gather in rooms togeth(...)

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