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To cap off his amazing week, Elon Musk just made $770 million

Elon Musk had a big week. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX achieved his boyhood dream of launching two American astronauts into space for the first time. He also just got 1.68 million stock options that provided him with a $770 million payday. The SpaceX flight drew national coverage of Saturday’s launch. Musk’s payday got…MORE

Shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base leaves two dead

An early morning shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota has left two active-duty military members dead. The incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. Monday and the situation is now “contained,” a statement from the base said. “There is currently no risk to other personnel at this time,” the statement added. The…MORE

Trump encourages governors to use aggressive tactics on protesters

President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors in a video teleconference on Monday to aggressively go after violent protesters after three nights of unrest in dozens of cities across the country. “You have to dominate or you’ll look like a bunch of jerks, you have to arrest and try people,” the President told governors in…MORE

Florida charter school holds graduation ceremony on jet skis

Forced to get creative with the coronavirus pandemic limiting large social gatherings, one Florida charter school made sure its seniors still graduated in style. Students from Somerset Island Prep charter high school in Key West replaced the typical auditorium and stage with clear water, some sun and jet skis. The students rode jet skis out…MORE

Minneapolis’ top cop sued the department in 2007. Here’s why it matters today

Minneapolis’ top cop sued the department in 2007. Here’s why it matters today

The killing of George Floyd isn’t the first time the Minneapolis Police Department has faced scrutiny over its treatment of people of color. In 2007, five black Minneapolis police officers alleged that city leadership tolerated discriminatory conduct against people of color, including African American police officers within the department, according to a complaint. Medaria Arradondo…MORE

Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged for George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin: What we know about the former officer charged for George Floyd’s death

Derek Chauvin worked for the Minneapolis Police Department for over 18 years. Then, within one week, he was filmed kneeling on George Floyd‘s neck for eight minutes before he died; fired from the police department; and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Throughout it all, protesters in Minneapolis and across the country demanded justice…MORE

Obama condemns violence and calls for change in wake of George Floyd protests

Former President Barack Obama on Monday condemned violence amid protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality and called for political solutions to address protesters’ grievances about criminal justice. The message from Obama, who previously decried Floyd’s death last week when he said the killings of black men at the hands of police…MORE

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