EU Sanctions Belarus, Floyd Family To Meet Biden, Life In Gaza: The News You Need To Start Your Day

The family of Daunte Wright march for the one year anniversary of George Floyd's death on Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)
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The family of Daunte Wright during a march Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn., marking the one year anniversary of George Floyd's murder.

Good morning, hope you're have an excellent start to your Tuesday. Rachel Treisman, Emily Alfin Johnson, Nell Clark and William Jones are here to guide you through the news:

  • Belarus is facing sanctions from the European Union after the country grounded a plane yesterday to arrest a dissident journalist.
  • George Floyd's murder one year ago today ignited nationwide calls for justice and change. President Biden had hoped to mark the day with the passage of a federal police reform bill, but it's stalled in the Senate.
  • As U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the Middle East, we take look at what life’s been like on the ground since the cease-fire.
  • President Biden will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva
  • 🎧 Listen to today’s Up First, our podcast of the top news to start your day.