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George Floyd changed the world after US kept its 'knee on our neck,' Sharpton says

Reverend Al Sharpton, who has a long history of civil rights activism, speaks at the memorial service for George Floyd about why he's more hopeful today than ever.

George Floyd changed the world after US kept 'knee on our neck,' Sharpton says

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, shares some of his childhood memories at his brother's memorial service in Minneapolis.

George Floyd's friend who was in the car with him says he did not resist arrest

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison explains why his office did not charge the former Minneapolis Police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd's neck with first-degree murder and why it's difficult to convict police officers.

5 things to know for June 4: George Floyd, protests, coronavirus, stimulus, oil spill

Flood watches have been issued for central and south Florida as well as portions of Louisiana due to tropical moisture being funneled into the regions ahead of tropical storm Cristobal. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the forecast and latest track for the storm.

Video captures police officer in Florida kneeling on a black man's neck during an arrest

A Florida police department has launched an internal investigation after a video surfaced on social media showing a Sarasota police officer kneeling on a man's neck during an arrest. CNN affiliate WFTS reports.

Ferguson's first black elected mayor says videos of police abuse help to get rid of bad officers

President Trump and former President Obama had very different messages when addressing the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd.

A Florida police officer pushed a kneeling protester to the ground. Then his black colleague stepped in

After a police officer in Fort Lauderdale shoved a protester, his black colleague reprimanded him. The officer has been suspended, according to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.

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Lance Armstrong: The man who 'gained the world but lost his soul'

The disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been the subject of an ESPN documentary entitled "LANCE," which charts his rise and fall. Christina Macfarlane hears from the director, as well as a former friend.

Joshua Kimmich says Bayern Munich is planning to join George Floyd protests

Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich says white players should join black teammates' protests against racism and the killing of George Floyd.

NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death

Houston Rockets guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha, a victim of police brutality himself, opens up about George Floyd's death.

Drew Brees issues apology for 'insensitive' comments

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is facing backlash after saying he will "never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country" during an interview with Yahoo Finance.

Frances Tiafoe unites tennis stars in protest but feels some people don't want black players to succeed

US tennis star Frances Tiafoe says he feels like some people don't want him to succeed because he's black.

Skateboarder Sky Brown, 11, hospitalized after horrific fall

Sky Brown, an 11-year-old British skateboarder, fell from the top of a half pipe while training. Brown hopes to participate in the 2020 Olympics on Great Britain's first skateboarding team.

'I don't see racism at all in the NFL,' Denver Broncos head coach says

Sports stars across the globe are reacting to protests in the US against racial injustice. Mass demonstrations were sparked over the killing of George Floyd by a police officer.

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Dwayne Johnson makes powerful plea for leadership

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson took to social media to issue a plea for leadership as protests following the killing of George Floyd continue across the country.

Keke Palmer asks National Guard members to 'march with us' during protest

Daytime host Keke Palmer spoke to National Guard members at the Hollywood protests following George Floyd's death. Palmer pleaded with them to march with protesters and they compromised by taking a knee.

Wanda Sykes calls on white people to 'step up' to stop racism

Actress Wanda Sykes gave an impassioned plea to white people to take an active role in combating racism.

Beyoncé demands justice for George Floyd

Beyoncé posted a video to her Instagram calling on her fans to take action in the wake of George Floyd's death and refuse to "normalize the pain." HLN's Melissa Knowles reports.

Drive-in concerts may be the answer to the summer shows you're missing

CNN's Chloe Melas explains the ways summer concerts might still be able to go on, despite heightened safety precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Denzel Washington called 'good Samaritan' after coming to aid of distressed man

The Los Angeles Police Department called actor Denzel Washington a "good Samaritan" for helping out a distressed man who was caught in a busy intersection, according to the actor's representatives.

Madonna posted a video tribute to George Floyd, and it didn't go down well

Singer Madonna was criticized online for posting a video of her son dancing as a tribute to George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on Monday.

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Europe's 'stimulus fireworks': ECB and Germany throw new wall of money at the economy

In an exclusive interview, Germany's Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz discusses how Germany's economic stimulus package is designed to help the country recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports.

Piers Morgan tells Rudy Giuliani on live TV: You've gone completely mad and you sound deranged

On "Good Morning Britain" host Piers Morgan got in a verbal altercation with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

New York Times publisher responds to staff outrage over Tom Cotton op-ed

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an op-ed for The New York Times that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark weighs in saying, "What Tom Cotton is proposing is way out of line with the situation."

Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS cable channels go dark for nearly 9 minutes

Ten networks owned by ViacomCBS played an eight minute and 46 second tribute to "honor George Floyd and pay tribute to other victims of racial violence."

Australia suffers first recession in 29 years

During a live broadcast on Australian television, Channel 7 News journalists were struck by a policeman's riot shield, prompting the Australian government to ask for an investigation into the incident.

A lost decade looms for America's economy

CNN's Jon Sarlin explains the difference between reorganization and liquidation when it comes to bankruptcy filings.

'You're being delusional': Rush Limbaugh scolded by hosts of 'The Breakfast Club' for denying existence of white privilege

When conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said he did not believe in white privilege, the hosts of popular radio show "The Breakfast Club" pushed back.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Coronavirus may not be mutating, but experts say there is still potential for danger

More than a quarter of the labor force -- 42.6 million people -- has now claimed benefits since the pandemic began ravaging the US labor market. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

George Floyd tested positive for coronavirus, but it had nothing to do with his death, autopsy shows

Former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin and three other former officers on scene during George Floyd's death are now in custody as protests continue across the US. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

Racism is a public health issue and 'police brutality must stop,' medical groups say

From the moment he said "I can't breathe" to protests and violence in cities across the US, George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has reignited the discussion about race and police brutality in America. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Parents and child care providers are falling apart. It could get much worse

From temperature checks to hand washing tutorials, watch Bright Horizons daycare implement new safety procedures to keep childcare running despite Covid-19. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19

Vicarious racism: You don't have to be the target to be harmed

CNN's Paul Vercammen describes the scene as protesters and police clash in Los Angeles.

Trump decision to leave WHO endangers global health, medical groups say

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

With the coronavirus pandemic entering a new phase in the US, world health experts shift focus to new hot spots

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Maura Lewinger two months after her husband Joe, who was 42-years-old, died from coronavirus.

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Social Media-Technology

Grindr pulls feature that lets users sort by race. It says it's supporting Black Lives Matter

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the inequality in the American economy. Black workers make up 17% of essential workers, and make less on average than white workers. CNN's Christine Romans breaks down the numbers that "quantify systemic racism in America."

Mark Zuckerberg tries to explain his inaction on Trump posts to outraged staff

A Twitter account that tweeted a call to violence and claimed to be representing the position of "Antifa" was in fact created by a known white supremacist group. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reports.

In 2004, Elon Musk discussed partnering with NASA for the next era of space travel. This weekend marks a major milestone

In an early interview with CNN, SpaceX founder Elon Musk explained how he could work with NASA and his vision for the future of space travel.

US astronauts disembark SpaceX's Crew Dragon and board the International Space Station

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have successfully disembarked the SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule and entered the International Space Station.

US astronauts disembark SpaceX's Crew Dragon and board the International Space Station

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley arrive on the International Space Station from their SpaceX spacecraft, a first in history.

Astronauts aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon dock with International Space Station

SpaceX and NASA make history by launching two astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station, the first crewed spaceflight to take off from US soil in nearly a decade.

NASA, SpaceX launch astronauts from US soil for the first time in a decade

If the SpaceX mission is successful, it will mark the first time a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth's orbit.

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