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Associated Press 21 May 2020

Coast Guard rescues crew of disabled sailboat


A US Coast Guard helicopter rescued the crew of a 30-foot sailboat in bad weather off the Northern California coast. The Coast Guard said the sailboat, Freedom, experienced steering and engine failure in heavy weather on Wednesday. (May 21)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) announced Saturday morning that he is authorizing the "full mobilization" of the state's National Guard after a fourth night of heated protests in Minneapolis.

The governor said that by Saturday afternoon another 1,000 National Guard soldiers will be in Minneapolis in addition to the 700 that are already present in the city.

According to Walz, it's "an action that has never been taken in the 164 year history of the Minnesota National Guard."

"Our cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul is under assault," Walz declared.

The protests were in response to the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man whose death in police custody this week has sparked demonstrations across the country.

Authorities in Minneapolis announced Friday that one of the officers who was involved in Floyd's death and later fired, Derek Chauvin, would be charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

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