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Minnesota protest live updates: Protesters would've faced 'vicious dogs': Trump

By ELLA TORRES, WILLIAM MANSELL, CHRISTINA CARREGA and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) -- The death of George Floyd, a black man who was seen pinned down in a video by a white police officer and later died, has caused outrage in the city of Minneapolis and across the United…... Read More

Wife of Derek Chauvin, officer charged with murder in George Floyd's death, files for divorce

BY: WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS (MINNEAPOLIS) -- The wife of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is now filing for divorce, according to her attorneys."This evening, I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr.…... Read More

Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck for nearly 9 minutes, complaint says

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) -- Derek Chauvin, the police officer charged with third-degree murder in connection with the death of George Floyd, had his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes -- including almost three minutes while Floyd was unresponsive -- according to court documents.Video of Chauvin…... Read More

George Floyd remembered by friends and family as hardworking 'gentle giant'

By IVAN PERREIRA, ABC NEWS(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) -- George Floyd's life had its highs and lows, but his friends and family said he was "a gentle giant."Floyd spent most of his life in Houston, Texas, and grew up in the Third Ward. While attending Yates High School, Floyd, who stood 6…... Read More

Coronavirus live updates: CDC cites evidence of limited early spread in US in early 2020

By WILLIAM MANSELL and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 361,000 people worldwide.Over 5.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center…... Read More

What the National Guard can and can't do in Minneapolis

By LUIS MARTINEZ, ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN and  MATT SEYLER, ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Images of armed Minnesota National Guardsmen on the streets of Minneapolis and President Trump's controversial tweet suggesting a further military role have raised questions about what Guardsmen can do to control the violence in Minneapolis and whether the active…... Read More

Five ways to spot disinformation on your social media feeds

By ERIN CALABRESE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- There’s a lot that's been written about disinformation and misinformation recently -- the dark new reality of our increasingly connected and technologically advanced world that makes trusting what you see harder than ever. They’re both forms of actual "fake news," a term that…... Read More

Florida high school holds its graduation ceremony on jet skis

By the GMA Team, ABC News(KEY WEST, Fla.) -- A group of Florida high school seniors held their graduation ceremony in a classic Floridian way, on jet skis.The pomp and circumstance for the graduating seniors of Somerset Island Prep in Key West included water and the sound of the jet…... Read More

Damaging winds, hail and isolated tornado possible in Northeast Friday

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- There were seven reports of tornadoes in Illinois Thursday along with widespread scattered severe storms that produced damaging winds and large hail from Texas to the Carolinas as well. In the last seven days, 6 to 8 inches of rain fell in Kansas…... Read More

How the COVID-19 pandemic will affect hurricane disaster planning

By EDEN DAVID, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Hurricane season is approaching, and this year's may present unique challenges because of COVID-19."It's another heavy lift to think about a second kind of disaster, when we're all dealing with the pandemic," Vivi Siegel, senior health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease…... Read More

Another alleged victim cannot find Jeffrey Epstein confidant to serve complaint

By JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Four months after filing a lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, the former companion of deceased sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein, lawyers for an alleged child sexual assault victim say they have been unable to locate Maxwell to serve her with the complaint, despite exhaustive attempts to…... Read More