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There are over 2,000 Confederate symbols — from monuments to building names — in public spaces nationwide, but at least six Southern states have policies protecting monuments, while historical preservation boards and Republican legislative majorities are resisting removing them

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The trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death is expected to turn toward the officer's training on Monday after a first week that was dominated by emotional testimony from eyewitnesses and devastating video of Floyd's arrest

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The grief and trauma of the trial is taking a toll on Black communities across the US as the first week focuses on emotional testimonies from several people who witnessed Floyd’s death

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper series, from writer Nikole Hannah-Jones, began appearing on the 400th anniversary of ship's arrival in the then-British colony of Virginia

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Lt. Richard Zimmerman said he has never been trained to kneel on someone’s neck if they're handcuffed behind their back and in the prone position.

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U.S. Capitol Police officers stand near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 2, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

A Capitol Police officer succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The suspect was shot to death by authorities when he got out of the vehicle while holding what appeared to be a knife

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In this image from video, prosecutor Erin Eldridge questions witness Seth Bravinder Thursday, April 1, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) 

Prosecutors put Courteney Ross on the stand as part of an effort to humanize Floyd in front of the jury and portray him as more than a crime statistic

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In this image from video, witness Christopher Martin answers questions as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd. (Court TV via AP, Pool) 

19-year-old Christopher Martin lamented at Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, joining the burgeoning list of onlookers who expressed a sense of helplessness and lingering guilt over Floyd's death last May.

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President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press before Air Force One at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Del., Sunday, March 28, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) 

Housing advocates had been lobbying the Biden administration, saying it was too early in the country's economic recovery to let the ban lapse

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Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell (Court TV via AP, Pool) 

Prosecutors promptly showed the jury the video of Derek Chauvin pressing his knee on George Floyd's neck for several minutes as onlookers yelled at Chauvin to get off and Floyd gasped that he couldn't breathe.

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