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President Trump initially wanted to deploy 10,000 troops to Washington D.C. following last week's protests over the death of George Floyd. High-ranking members of Mr. Trump's cabinet managed to dissuade him of the idea. Ben Tracy reports.


President Trump criticized Drew Brees after the quarterback apologized for comments he made about players protesting during the national anthem, but Brees isn't backing down. Meanwhile, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has apologized for the league's previous stance on the protests following pressure from other players. Carter Evans reports.

Protests sparked by the death of George Floyd have spread across the country, despite not being organized by any one single group or person. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion asked those in attendance to explain what motivated them to come out.

Tens of thousands of protesters demanding change continued to pack the streets across the U.S. As some cities like Seattle responded by adopting less aggressive policing tactics, there is still a mixed reaction of hope and dissatisfaction amongst the protesters. Meg Oliver reports.

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