Thomas Lane faces charges of aiding and abetting murder over George Floyd's death. Photo: Hennepin County Jail.

Thomas Lane, one of four former Minneapolis police officers charged over the death in custody of George Floyd, was released from Hennepin County Jail on Wednesday after posting bail with conditions, jail records show.

The big picture: Floyd's May 25 death ignited widespread protests across the U.S. and around the world that are still ongoing. Lane, 37, posted $750,000 bond, and his next court appearance is scheduled for June 29, per the online records. The other former officers charged with the same offenses over Floyd's death, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao, and Derek Chauvin — who faces charges including second-degree murder — remain in custody, according to the records.


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Appeals court says it won't delay subpoena for Trump's financial records for now

President Trump at the 2020 Council for National Policy Meeting on August 21. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied President Trump's request to immediately delay his financial records from being turned over to a New York state grand jury, pushing the hearing until September 1.

Driving the news: Trump's request came in response to a federal judge dismissing the president's lawsuit on Thursday to block Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's subpoena for his records — the latest clash in a battle that went to the Supreme Court last month.

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Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.