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Today's Top News Compilation - Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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New video appears to show moments before George Floyd was pinned to ground

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Investigators are looking into a new video that appears to show the moments before George Floyd was pinned to the ground and died.
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Famed DC monuments defaced after night of protests

  • News source: Tyler Olson
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As protests swept the nation following the death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department last week, some of the most iconic monuments in Washington, D.C. were vandalized Saturday night.

The affected monuments, photos of which were posted in a tweet by the National Mall National Park Service (NPS), included the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the statue of General Casimir Pulaski. It is not clear to what extent any other monuments might have been vandalized.

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George Floyd Reverberates Globally: Thousands Protest In Germany, U.K., Canada

  • News source: Hannah Hagemann
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U.S. protesters rallying against the killing of George Floyd and countless other black Americans are being heard around the world as demonstrators launched their own protests in the United Kingdom, Germany and Canada over the weekend.

In Berlin, protesters gathered Sunday at the U.S. Embassy, demonstrating for a second day.

Hundreds of German demonstrators marched in solidarity with American protesters Saturday and Sunday, and chanted "Stop Killing Us," "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace."

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Christo, Famous For His Monumental Works Of Art, Dies At 84

  • News source: Christianna Silva
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Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who was known for creating monumental works of art that played off of their environment in cities across the world, died Sunday at his home in New York City, according to the artist's representatives. He was 84 years old.

Christo, as he was known, along with his wife and artistic partner, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, liked to wrap things up. In 1985, they wrapped the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris with fabric and a decade later, they wrapped the Reichstag in Berlin with an aluminum-looking fabric. Together, they...
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Biden Leaves Home To Visit Delaware Protest Site

  • News source: Scott Detrow
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Former Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced visit on Sunday to the site in Wilmington, Del., where protests took place the night before, one of dozens of protests across the country following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

It was the second time in a week that Biden left his home, following a brief Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at a veterans memorial in New Castle, Del. Biden has been campaigning exclusively from his house since coronavirus lockdowns began, repeatedly saying he is following stay-at-home orders...
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Son of Minnesota’s attorney general: 'I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA'

  • News source: Tyler Olson
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The son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison tweeted on Sunday that he is declaring his support for Antifa after President Trump said that his administration would be declaring it a "Terrorist Organization."

Jeremiah Ellison, who is a member of the Minneapolis City Council, noted in the tweet that he believes "white power" terrorists are actually the ones engaging in the looting, arson and other riot activities as violent sects hijack some of the protests against racial inequality and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd...
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Secret Service took Trump to underground White House bunker amid George Floyd protests, official says

  • News source: Gregg Re
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The Secret Service took President Trump to the White House's underground bunker as protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd intensified Friday night outside the complex, a senior administration official confirmed to Fox News.

“Wasn’t long. But he went," the official said Sunday.

The White House declined to comment. The news was first reported Sunday by the New York Times.

“The White House does not comment on security protocols and decisions,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

Around the time Trump headed to the safety, multiple...
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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will lead prosecution in George Floyd case, governor says

  • News source: Andrew O'Reilly
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday evening that state Attorney General Keith Ellison will the prosecution against the former police officer charged in the killing of George Floyd, whose death last week has sparked nationwide protests against police brutality.

Ellison, a former Democratic congressman, will be assisted by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman in any cases arising from the death of Floyd, who died after officials said Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck while Floyd pleaded with him, saying he...
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Joe Biden, wearing mask, visits protest site in Delaware

  • News source: Tyler Olson
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday visited a location where protesters have been demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality, according to a photo Biden posted on Instagram, as protests and riots rage across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd last week.

Floyd on Monday died while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department after authorities say an officer used his knee to pin Floyd, who is black, onto the ground by his neck for several minutes while Floyd begged for air. Floyd later...
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Campaigns turn to virtual events to find voters

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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On Tuesday, seven states and the District of Columbia will hold Democratic presidential primaries. Four of them were postponed from April and May due to the coronavirus pandemic. But that's not the only thing the virus has changed in this election cycle. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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Buildings around White House board up, protect valuables amid possibility of more protest vandalism

  • News source: Andrew O'Reilly
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Businesses, a church and other establishments around the White House are boarding up their windows and securing their valuables amid fears that another night of protests and vandalism could erupt on Sunday night.

Rev. Rob Fisher, the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church across Lafayette Square from the White House, sent a letter to parishioners on Sunday afternoon saying that the church has been reinforced and its valuable items have been secured after it sustained vandalism and graffiti during Saturday’s night’s chaos.

"This morning we secured...
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Democrat Biden visits site of police brutality protest in Delaware

  • News source: Reuters: Politics
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(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Sunday toured the site of one of the protests that ripped through U.S. cities overnight and called for protesters against police brutality not to turn to violence.

Biden, wearing a face mask, made his second appearance outside his Delaware home since the coronavirus crisis hit in March, visiting an area in Wilmington where demonstrators vented outrage at the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white Minneapolis policeman knelt on his neck.

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