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At the White House today, President Biden signed a bill that establishes June 19 as a federal holiday. Juneteenth, as the day is known, celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S.

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As Republican lawmakers across the country advance state bills that would limit how public school teachers can discuss race in their classrooms, educators say the efforts are already having a chilling effect on their lessons.

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In Puerto Rico, women are taking to the streets.

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UNIDENTIFIED GROUP #1: (Chanting in Spanish).

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Derek Chauvin is in a jail cell this morning after being found guilty of murder and manslaughter. In reaction yesterday, George Floyd Square in Minneapolis sounded like this.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: George Floyd.

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After two weeks of witness testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, the prosecution rested its case this morning and turned the floor over to the defense.

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All right, I'm going to bring in NPR's Adrian Florido, who's been covering Derek Chauvin's trial in Minneapolis. Hi, Adrian.

ADRIAN FLORIDO, BYLINE: Good morning, Noel.

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Adrian is now on the line with us from Minneapolis. Adrian, there has been so much anticipation and so much anxiety about the start of this trial. What is the mood today in Minneapolis?

The jury chosen for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, is notable because it is significantly less white than Minneapolis itself.

Among the 12 jurors and three alternates selected for the panel are three Black men, one Black woman and two jurors who identify as multiracial. If none of the three alternates — all of them white — is needed in the deliberation room, 50% of the panel that will vote on Chauvin's fate will be Black or multiracial.

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After a day of procedural delays, jury selection has begun in the trial of Derek Chauvin. He's the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. NPR's Adrian Florido is in Minneapolis covering the trial.

Hi, Adrian.

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As the pandemic continues to pummel the nation's economy, there are troubling signs that more people are slipping into homelessness. NPR's Adrian Florido visited a park in Los Angeles where this is becoming more visible every day.

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In today's program, we are hearing from Americans across the country. And so we turn now to NPR national correspondent Adrian Florido, who is in Los Angeles, a Democratic stronghold and also the home of Vice President Harris.

Hi, Adrian.

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Pedro Pierluisi was sworn in as Puerto Rico's 12th elected governor on Saturday, promising to turn the page on years of social and political turbulence in the U.S. territory and to restore trust in a government whose credibility has been badly damaged by its response to a string of recent crises.

Speaking from the steps of the island's Capitol, the new governor addressed a reduced crowd of a few hundred invited guests who wore face coverings and sat in chairs spaced out as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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