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Family autopsy: Floyd asphyxiated by sustained pressure

An autopsy commissioned for George Floyd’s family found that he died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression when a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes and ignored his cries of distress, the family’s attorneys said Monday.

Pritzker calls 375 National Guard members to Chicago

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Sunday that he has called up 375 members of the Illinois National Guard to assist Chicago police in dealing with a possible resumption of protests that turned violent Saturday night in the city’s downtown.

SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Americans

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly…

Minneapolis overwhelmed again by protests over Floyd death

Fires burned unchecked and thousands protesting the police killing of George Floyd ignored a curfew as unrest overwhelmed authorities for another night in Minneapolis, and the governor acknowledged Saturday that he didn’t have enough manpower to contain the chaos.