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People make their way along 16th Street, Monday, June 8, 2020, near the White House in Washington, after days of protests. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

House and Senate Democrats knelt for 8 minutes and 46 seconds the length of time prosecutors say Floyd was pinned under a White police officer’s knee before he died.

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Gov. Ralph Northam has pledged to remove the Lee statue, while city leaders have also committed to taking down the other four Confederate memorials along Richmond's prestigious Monument Avenue

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Analysis: Trump sees no constraint on his authority to use what he calls the “unlimited power” of the military even against U.S. citizens but military leaders believe that active-duty troops, trained to hunt and kill an enemy, should be used only in the most extreme emergency

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A demonstrator holds a sign as people protest Friday, June 5, 2020, near the White House in Washington DC AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) 

In Washington, city workers and volunteers painted “Black Lives Matter” in enormous yellow letters on the street leading to the White House on Friday in a sign of local leaders’ embrace of the protest movement.

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Police begin to clear demonstrators gather as they protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) 

Protesters allege Trump, Barr, Esper, and other officials unlawfully conspired to violate their constitutional rights

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The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University Thursday, June 4, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) 

The service is was first in a series of memorials set for three cities over six days

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 Prosecutors are charging former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd’s neck with second-degree murder

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This undated file photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. (Christopher Harris via AP, File) 

A separate autopsy commissioned for Floyd’s family concluded that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression

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Amanda Barrett shares the anger, exhaustion and heartbreak of reporting on US society as a black journalist

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In this Monday, May 25, 2020, frame from video provided by Darnella Frazier, a Minneapolis officer kneels on the neck of a handcuffed man who was pleading that he could not breathe in Minneapolis. (Darnella Frazier via AP) 

Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter today, four days after the death of George Floyd

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