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Customs and Border Protection reportedly flew a Predator B drone over Minneapolis as protests rocked the city

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A Customs and Border Protection Predator B drone reportedly flew over Minneapolis Friday amid intense protests following the death of George Floyd.
The drone with call sign CBP104 was spotted circling the city by Jason Paladino, an investigative reporter at The Project on Government Oversight who tracked the drone using open-source flight data.
The exact mission of the drone remains unclear, and CBP has yet to clarify despite repeated requests for comment.
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The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the killing of George Floyd

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into the killing of George Floyd

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Attorney General William Barr announced Friday that the Justice Department, including the FBI, is investigating the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes.
The department is "conducting an independent investigation to determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated" related to Floyd's arrest and subsequent death, Barr said in a statement.
Earlier Friday, Hennepin County prosecutors charged former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed kneeling on Floyd, with...
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