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George Floyd remembered one year after death

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (NBC News) - Watch live coverage as tributes and events are held across the country one year after George Floyd's death.

KTIV App Users: Follow this link to watch the events on KTIV.com.

With today marking one year since Floyd was killed, his family will join President Joe Biden at the White House to honor his memory.

Also today? Lawmakers' self-imposed deadline to come up with a police reform bill. But as of right now, the bill is still a work in progress.

The push for police reform came after Floyd was killed outside a Minneapolis convenience store as he was being arrested by police officers, including former officer Derek Chauvin who is now convicted.

Floyd's death sparked protests around the country with calls for change and a push to create new national policing standards.

"By the first anniversary of George Floyd's death," said Biden.

But that's not going to happen in time for the president's deadline. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed the House last year, but it's still being negotiated in the Senate.

"We're making good progress, hopeful progress. But we still have some work-- a lot of work to do," said Sen. Cory Booker, (D) New Jersey.

Key negotiators Sen. Cory Booker, Republican Sen. Tim Scott and Democratic Rep. Karen Bass released a rare, joint statement saying "We are still working through our differences on key issues."

Those key issues include determining the standard for charging police officers with crimes and changing the policy of "qualified immunity" so police officers can be sued in civil court.

Democrats say it's about accountability, but Republicans worry eliminating protections could disincentivize police.

Still, both sides say they're optimistic and closer to a deal.

NBC News

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