Global lens focused on Minneapolis protests

May 29, 2020

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Several US National Guard members are shown wearing military fatigues and carrying weapons while walking in a street.

US National Guard members walk at the area in the aftermath of a protest after a police officer was caught on a video pressing his knee into the neck of an African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 29, 2020.


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The news out of Minnesota has been intensifying with each passing day this week. The death of a black man named George Floyd while in police custody led to protests and violence in Minneapolis and captured the global news spotlight. Also, like many states in the US, Nevada was struggling to test residents when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Eventually, help arrived from an unlikely place: an artificial intelligence company in the United Arab Emirates. Plus, an immersive Van Gogh installation in Toronto, Canada, is making a surprising pivot in the age of social distancing: They're letting visitors drive right through it.

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