George Floyd

Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as he was handcuffed and lying on the ground motionless. A dramatic moment caught on camera outside a Minneapolis convenience store that led to civil unrest across the county last summer. Police responded to a report that Floyd used a counterfeit $20 bill.

Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second-and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct and thanked them for service over the past month. He revoked bail for Chauvin and immediately had him taken into custody. 

In wake of the posting, school administrators and campus police are investigating the incident as a possible violation of the school’s anti-harassment and discrimination policy, school administrators announced in an email to students this week. The school referred to the note as an “anonymous act of bias.”

Nine days into this year, the U.S. learned a mysterious virus related to SARS in Wuhan, China. And little did anyone know, the unknown virus later defined as "COVID-19," will forever be tied to the year of 2020. As we move into 2021, here's a look back at the stories that dominated the headlines this year.