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The News Roundup — Domestic

Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd,takes part in the hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with the House Judiciary Committee.
Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd,takes part in the hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC with the House Judiciary Committee.

George Floyd’s brother  testified in Congress this week as lawmakers considered a comprehensive bill to overhaul law enforcement. Philonise Floyd appeared on Capitol Hill just a single day after burying his brother.

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would oppose any effort to rename U.S. military bases named after Confederate generals or officials. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy are reportedly open to doing so.

And inspired by nationwide protests against police brutality, government officials across the country are moving to ban chokeholds as a method of restraint used by police officers.

We discuss the most significant headlines from across the nation on the News Roundup.

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