Good morning, NBC News readers.
We have the latest from the scene in Minnesota and the reaction to the killing of Daunte Wright, plus analysis on President Joe Biden's gun reform plans and new moves to fight restrictions on voting.
Here is what we're watching this Monday morning.
Reeling from the killing of Daunte Wright, Minnesota community is angry and desperate for change
Protests continued overnight over the latest police killing of a young black man, with locals calling for change and President Joe Biden calling for calm.
Daunte Wright, 20, was killed Sunday after a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, about 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis officer last May.
“Daunte Wright was unjustly murdered, and change needs to happen,” Elise Goodwin told NBC News in this piece from the scene of a rally outside Brooklyn Police Department Monday night where hundreds defied a 7 p.m. curfew.
In other developments:
- Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believed the officer, identified as 26-year department veteran Kim Potter, "drew their handgun instead of their Taser."
- President Biden called for "peace and calm" in the wake of Wright's death, adding "It's really a tragic thing that happened."
- Wright joins a growing list of Black motorists who have died after having been pulled over by police.
Tuesday's top stories
Biden's gun actions could have a positive, if limited, impact, experts say
By Rebecca Shabad | Read more
Those pushing for tighter gun restrictions say President Biden's proposals could lead to some reduction in gun violence but congressional action would be needed for substantial changes — a dim prospect in the closely divided Congress.
Top private law firms plan 'SWAT teams' to fight voting restrictions in court
By Jane C. Timm | Read more
More than a dozen top law firms have committed to join forces to challenge voting restrictions across the country, adding legal might to the corporate pressure campaign opposing Republican-led attempts to overhaul elections in the wake of former President Donald Trump's loss.
Veterans face uphill battle to receive treatment for 'burn pit' exposure
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe and Didi Martinez | Read more
A growing number of U.S. veterans say they have developed serious health ailments after facing prolonged exposure to flaming trash piles at overseas bases. But the Department of Veterans Affairs has denied about 75 percent of veterans' burn pit claims.
Khloe Kardashian missed chance at personal reflection over body image, critics say
By Doha Madani | Read more
A poolside photo of Khloe Kardashian began to circulate last week but quickly started to disappear after Kardashian expressed “unbearable” body image issues. Kardashian’s critics said she missed a chance for personal accountability.
OPINION: 'White Lives Matter' protests are failing across America. Here's one big reason why.
By Nandini Jammi | Read more
For tech activists who volunteer to track and get white supremacists removed from tech services, the failure of these rallies is the unsurprising result of lots of work.
BETTER: Some stress is actually good for you. Here's how to get better at dealing with it
By Stephanie Thurrott | Read more
You might think of stress as good or bad. Planning a wedding? Good stress, right? Losing your job? Bad stress. But that’s not exactly the right way to look at it.
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Also in the news ...
- D.C. suspect shoots 3 women, killing 2, before lighting apartment on fire with baby inside
- Family desperate to find National Guardsman Juan Muñoz missing nearly two months
- NCAA backs transgender athletes, says events will be in places 'free of discrimination'
- 1 student dead, officer injured after gunfire erupts at high school in Knoxville, Tennessee
- Kansas City Chiefs' Britt Reid was intoxicated, traveling 84 mph before crash that injured girl, prosecutors say
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One fun thing
Are you a fan of Spam, the processed canned pork developed in the 1930s? If you are, the chances are you're from Hawaii.
According to the SPAM website, Hawaii residents consume 7 million pounds of Spam each year, putting it on restaurant and cafe menus across the state.
“People say all of the same things,” food historian Rachel Laudan told TODAY. “About how they wouldn't touch it, how it's awful … But when it comes to hot dogs, which they could say many of the same things about, they don't. So there's a puzzle for you.”
Read the story here.
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