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The fatal police shooting of a young black man after a traffic stop sparked angry protests overnight in Minnesota, the Democrats' majority is looking precarious as Congress, and Prince Philip's death puts the spotlight on the royals' next generation.
Here is what we're watching this Monday morning.
Fatal police shooting near Minneapolis followed by unrest, tear gas and rubber bullets
Protests erupted after police shot and killed a Black man on Sunday during a stop for a traffic violation, sparking unrest in a town just miles from where George Floyd was killed during an arrest in Minneapolis last May.
The man killed by police was identified by relatives and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz as Daunte Wright, 20.
The state mobilized the National Guard after crowds gathered in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Sunday evening, and a curfew was ordered through Monday morning. Officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas, NBC News affiliate KARE reported.
Wright's mother, Katie Wright, told reporters at the scene that she received a call from her son on Sunday afternoon telling her that police had pulled him over for having air fresheners dangling from his rear-view mirror, illegal in Minnesota.
"I heard police officers say, 'Daunte, don't run,'" she said through tears. After the call ended she dialed his number again, and his girlfriend answered and said he had been shot.
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Monday's top stories
Democrats confront fragile majorities as Congress returns with big plans
By Sahil Kapur | Read more
Democrats' narrow edge is poised to get even narrower this week when Congress returns from a two-week recess with big ambitions to bolster infrastructure spending, expand the safety net and confirm more of President Joe Biden's nominees.
Virginia state authorities to investigate police who threatened Black Army officer
By David K. Li and Tim Stelloh | Read more
State authorities in Virginia will investigate an encounter captured on body camera that appears to show a police officer threatening to execute a Black Army officer during a traffic stop, officials said Sunday.
'White Lives Matter' rallies flop as few show up
By Brandy Zadrozny | Read more
The first major real-world organizing efforts by white supremacists since 2018 were hyped by organizers as events that would make “the whole world tremble.” But the rallies ran into a major problem: Hardly anyone showed up.
Prince Philip's death brings young royals into focus for British monarchy
By Adela Suliman | Read more
The death of Prince Philip brings the next generation of royals into sharp focus, with observers questioning how the traditional institution might take shape in younger hands. See more of NBC News’ coverage in the wake of Prince Philip’s death here
'Getting a clearer picture': Black Americans on the factors that overcame their vaccine hesitancy
By Curtis Bunn | Read more
In a survey last month 55 percent of Black respondent said they would immediately get vaccinated, while 24 percent were holding back to wait and see about the vaccine’s effects.
OPINION: Manchin's filibuster defense contradicts the Senate legacy he claims to protect
By Fred Wertheimer | Read more
The senator from West Virginia says he sees himself as a defender of the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd. If we review Byrd's legacy, however, it's clear Manchin is not doing that.
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