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New biography captures George Floyd's life before he died at the hands of police

On our Washington Week Extra, we explore a breakout biography on George Floyd's life titled, “His Name is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice.” Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa, who co-authored the book, join Yamiche Alcindor to discuss.

Primary elections in battleground states spotlight Trump’s hold on the GOP

Critical primary elections were held this week in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. In the Tarheel state, candidates endorsed by former President Trump had mixed results. In Pennsylvania, GOP Senate candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are locked in a tight race to challenge Democrat John Fetterman as election denier Doug Mastriano won the Republican primary for governor.

Grief and anger in Buffalo as the nation mourns another mass shooting

In Buffalo, an alleged gunman driven by white supremacist ideology murdered 10 people and injured three more at a supermarket. Most of the victims were Black, making it one of the deadliest racist massacres in recent American history. President Biden traveled to Buffalo to grieve with the community as the House passed a bill to tackle domestic terrorism that has yet to gain Senate approval.

Washington Week full episode, May 20, 2022

The path ahead for addressing gun violence and racist ideologies remains unclear after a gunman allegedly murdered 10 Black people in Buffalo. Also, a tight midterm race in a pivotal battleground spotlights election deniers' electability. Join moderator Yamiche Alcindor, NPR's Kelsey Snell and The Washington Post's Toluse Olorunnipa and Robert Samuels as they discuss these stories and more.