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Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted two months ago for murdering George Floyd by kneeling on his neck during an arrest last spring, will be sentenced Friday.

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Updated June 24, 2021 at 2:42 PM ET

When Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders came out in an announcement on Instagram, former NFL player Wade Davis Jr was one of the first to congratulate him.

Davis Jr came out in 2012, almost a decade after his own football career had ended.

Updated June 23, 2021 at 4:48 PM ET

In a victory for student speech rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a former cheerleader's online F-bombs about her school is protected speech under the First Amendment.

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For more on the nature and future of bipartisanship in Washington, we are joined by Democratic Senator Chris Coons of Delaware. Senator, thanks for being with us this morning.

CHRIS COONS: Always good to be with you, Rachel.

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BEIJING – Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy newspaper is shutting down.

The paper, Apple Daily, had managed to survive the arrest of its founder and of its editor in chief, and of several top executives. But last week, the government froze its bank accounts, crippling the paper's operations.

Apple Daily will run its last edition on Saturday — signaling the end to Hong Kong's once freewheeling and muckraking reporting environment as well.

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British Man Breaks M&M Stacking Record

Jun 23, 2021

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Senator Jon Tester joins us next. He is a Democrat from Montana and supports the voting bill. Senator, good morning.

JON TESTER: Good morning.

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TESTER: How are you, Steve?

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Good morning. I'm Noel King.

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Updated June 21, 2021 at 5:45 PM ET

Faced with the prospect of reshaping college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrow but potentially transformative ruling Monday in a case that pitted college athletes against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

At issue in the case were NCAA rules that limit educational benefits for college players as part of their scholarships.

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