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FA Cup final: Youri Tielemans' sensational strike helps Leicester City upset Chelsea in front of 22,000 fans
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FA Cup final: Youri Tielemans' sensational strike helps Leicester City upset Chelsea in front of 22,000 fans

Five years after the Foxes stunned the Premier League's giants to become champions, Leicester have now claimed English football's other prestigious trophy, the FA Cup.

FA Cup final: Some fans at Wembley boo as Chelsea and Leicester players take a knee
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FA Cup final: Some fans at Wembley boo as Chelsea and Leicester players take a knee

The jeering was heard over some applause as more than 20,000 supporters were allowed inside Wembley Stadium after producing negative coronavirus test results.

In new book, historian Elizabeth Hinton unearths racial disturbances, rebellions that have faded from public memory
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In new book, historian Elizabeth Hinton unearths racial disturbances, rebellions that have faded from public memory

America on Fire, which will be published on 18 May by Liveright, comes trailing enthusiastic endorsements from a raft of prominent scholars, including Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jill Lepore and Eric Foner. It’s a mark both of the book’s timeliness, and Hinton’s stature as a rising star in a historical profession that is increasingly seeking to understand the explosive growth of the carceral state.

Black Music Action Coalition's 'report card' to scrutinise the industry's progress toward racial parity
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Black Music Action Coalition's 'report card' to scrutinise the industry's progress toward racial parity

The Black Music Action Coalition, which was created last summer, will examine whether companies have been truly committed to making substantial changes or whether its donations and lofty statements were more a matter of crisis PR.

NBA superstar LeBron James' tweet about policeman who shot teen sparks uproar on US right-wing
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NBA superstar LeBron James' tweet about policeman who shot teen sparks uproar on US right-wing

LeBron James took down his tweet hours later, explaining his post was "being used to create more hate". Conservative pundits accused him of racism and irresponsible behaviour over the tweet which was about the shooting of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant by a policeman.

George Floyd: US teachers initiate difficult conversations as students process reactions to verdict
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George Floyd: US teachers initiate difficult conversations as students process reactions to verdict

Tuesday marked the latest challenge for teachers around the US who have grappled with how to address the country’s reckoning with racial injustice for the past year.

F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton hails Derek Chauvin guilty verdict as 'new dawn in fight for racial justice'
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F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton hails Derek Chauvin guilty verdict as 'new dawn in fight for racial justice'

Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering African-American Floyd following a racially charged trial.

'Justice served': NBA chief Adam Silver, players praise Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
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'Justice served': NBA chief Adam Silver, players praise Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

In a joint statement with the National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, the NBA chief said the league would continue to campaign for criminal justice and police reforms.

Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct
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Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct

George Floyd, 46, was a grandfather, a rapper known as Big Floyd and a security guard who had lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic

Minnesota sports games in NBA, MLB, NHL shut down after police shooting of a Black man
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Minnesota sports games in NBA, MLB, NHL shut down after police shooting of a Black man

The shooting, which comes with Minneapolis already on edge because of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd, sparked protests and looting overnight.

Protesters clash with police after Minnesota officer shoots Black man at a traffic stop
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Protesters clash with police after Minnesota officer shoots Black man at a traffic stop

Daunte Wright, 20, died in an area that was already on edge because of the trial of the first of four police officers charged in George Floyd’s death

Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man
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Clashes erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot dead 20-year-old Black man

The mother of Daunte Wright told a crowd earlier Sunday evening that he called her to say he had been pulled over by police. Soon after, her son's girlfriend told her he had been shot

Black journalists covering Derek Chauvin's trial navigate difficult feelings, urge organisations to help employees cope
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Black journalists covering Derek Chauvin's trial navigate difficult feelings, urge organisations to help employees cope

The journalists not only watch videos of Floyd’s death during the trial, they’ve had to study them.

Derek Chauvin's trial distresses Black viewers, as they revisit traumatic details of George Floyd's death
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Derek Chauvin's trial distresses Black viewers, as they revisit traumatic details of George Floyd's death

The trial is only furthering the uneasiness many felt when the video of Chauvin pressing his knee to Floyd’s neck started to circulate online.

George Floyd murder trial: Jury shown video of death; prosecutor says police officer ‘betrayed badge’
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George Floyd murder trial: Jury shown video of death; prosecutor says police officer ‘betrayed badge’

Accused police officer Derek Chauvin’s attorney said he would prove that Floyd died due to drugs and a medical condition rather than asphyxiation

In Minneapolis, an immigrant street struggles to recover in the aftermath of George Floyd's death and protests
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In Minneapolis, an immigrant street struggles to recover in the aftermath of George Floyd's death and protests

Lake Street cuts a long path through Minneapolis, from the upscale bars at the street’s west end, through the immigrant commercial enclaves, to the leafy neighbourhoods of middle-class bungalows that reach to the Mississippi River. It also cuts a path through the city’s history of immigrant life and deeply embedded inequality.

George Floyd death: Minneapolis authorities to pay family $27 million to settle lawsuit
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George Floyd death: Minneapolis authorities to pay family $27 million to settle lawsuit

The family's lawyer said it was the largest pretrial civil rights settlement ever, and 'sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter'

Year of athlete activism as sports across the world embrace protests
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Year of athlete activism as sports across the world embrace protests

The killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd during his arrest by police in Minneapolis in May proved to be a catalyst for change, prompting athletes from multiple sports to speak out against systemic racism and police brutality.

Barack Obama on writing A Promised Land, the books that shaped his politics and how he found his voice
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Barack Obama on writing A Promised Land, the books that shaped his politics and how he found his voice

Because he thinks the computer can lend “half-baked thoughts the mask of tidiness,” Barack Obama writes his first drafts longhand on yellow legal pads; the act of typing it into the computer essentially becomes a first edit.

Millwall fans back players' support for Black Lives Matter movement after booing them in previous game
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Millwall fans back players' support for Black Lives Matter movement after booing them in previous game

Upon entering the stadium ahead of their team’s home game against Queens Park Rangers, Millwall’s supporters received a printed statement that read: “The eyes of the world are on this football club tonight — your club — and they want us to fail.”