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Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison Announces Bid for DNC Chair
Rep. Keith Ellison formally announced his candidacy for chair of the Democratic National Committee today, an expected move by the Minnesota congressman who, with the support of several prominent Democrats, is considered to be the front-runner for the position. Ellison, 53, a five-term
With Nation on Edge, Officials' Comments Range From Appeals for Tolerance to Placing Blame
In the wake of a week of violence that has left the nation on edge, public officials across the political spectrum are making comments about race and policing that range from appeals for tolerance to placing blame. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ’s remarks, for example, stand out for how
Protesters Gather in U.S. Cities Following Shooting Deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
Protesters gathered across the country today to express outrage at the shooting deaths of two black men by police less than 48 hours apart. Alton Sterling was fatally shot in an altercation with police in Baton Rouge on Tuesday. Philando Castile was killed during a traffic stop Wednesday night in
Minnesota Gov . Mark Dayton Says Race Played a Role in Philando Castile's Death
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton expressed his outrage over the police shooting death of Philando Castile during a press conference Wednesday afternoon, calling the shooting "absolutely appalling on all levels" and a "terrible tragedy." Castile was pulled over Wednesday night in Falcon Heights, near St.
President Obama Reacts to Police-Involved Killings
Two black men are dead after counters with police in Minnesota and Louisiana and social media. Has sent both of their stories viral now even President Obama weighing in. Eyewitness News reporter rod Nelson in the newsroom with the latest details raw. Well day for the second time just this week
Pastor Shouts at Governor: 'This Is Black Grief,' After Police Shooting of Minnesota Man
Pastor Danny Givens didn’t mince words today when he took the microphone after Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton addressed reporters about a police shooting that left Philando Castile, a black school employee, dead after a traffic stop. Speaking at an NAACP news conference at the governor’s mansion in the
Woman Who Live-Streamed Boyfriend's Shooting in Minnesota Speaks Out
The woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by a Minnesota police officer Wednesday night has spoken out about the tragedy. A grief-stricken Diamond Reynolds stood in front of the Minnesota governor’s residence in St. Paul this morning, where friends consoled her and a crowd of protesters surrounded
Pastor to Minn. Governor: 'Your People Keep Killing My People'
Pastor Danny Givens told Gov. Mark Dayton, "We're tired of our children being murdered in the streets."
What We Know About Minneapolis Police Shooting of Black Man That's Sparked Protests
Protests have erupted in Minneapolis after a 24-year-old African-American man was shot over the weekend by Minneapolis police, according to officials. The man, identified by family members as Jamar Clark, died a day later after being taken off life support, his family told ABC affiliate KSTP .