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Federal investigation into George Floyd death ‘top priority,’ says US Justice Dept

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The US Department of Justice said in a statement on Thursday that it had made a federal investigation into the death of George Floyd a “top priority” and has assigned experienced prosecutors and investigators to the case.

Protests raged for a second night in Minneapolis on Wednesday in an outpouring of rage over the death of Floyd, a black man who was seen in a widely circulated video gasping for breath as a white officer knelt on his neck. Floyd died on Monday.

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