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Witness Seth Stoughton testified on Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin that the force used against George Floyd was not reasonable.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 19:51

"No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force," Seth Stoughton, a former police officer and use of force expert, told jurors.

A healthcare worker displays a COVID-19 vaccine record card at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in December.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:30

Messaging is important in public health. People who voted for Trump were especially hesitant about a "vaccine passport." But call it a "verification," and more people support it.

A health worker vaccinates a Buddhist monk sitting in front of a portrait of Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck at a secondary school in Bhutan on March 27, the first day of the country's vaccination campaign. Less than two weeks later, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:48

Just 12 days after Bhutan launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

Two Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies released Monday shed new light on the racial and ethnic disparities in hospitalizations and emergency visits related to COVID-19 last year.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:01

Two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies shed additional light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, with implications for vaccine distribution.

Philonise Floyd, George Floyd's younger brother, testifies  Monday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:31

Philonise Floyd said people would go to church just because his brother was there: "He just was like a person everybody loved around the community. He just knew how to make people feel better."

Protests lasted for hours in Brooklyn Center, Minn., where 20-year-old Black man Daunte Wright died after being shot by police Sunday.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:59

The Brooklyn Center, Minn., officer who is said to have shot Wright is a 26-year officer, Kim Potter. Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer meant to deploy a Taser — but pulled a gun instead.

Lines form in front of a vaccination center Monday in Hamburg, Germany.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:55

The country's scattershot approach, with each of 16 states imposing different regulations, has come under mounting criticism as cases surpass 3 million and hospitals warn they're running out of beds.

New York state is developing Excelsior Pass in partnership with IBM to provide digital proof of a COVID-19 vaccination.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 11:51

From sporting arenas to colleges and cruise ships, many businesses are planning to ask customers to prove they've had their shots. Smartphone apps may be coming soon.

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill discusses motions before the court Monday. He denied the defense request to question jurors again after a fatal police shooting Sunday and immediately sequester them in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 11:42

Judge Peter Cahill said the jury would be sequestered beginning next week when closing arguments are expected to start.

Dr. Jonathan Rich, a cardiologist, testified on Monday that George Floyd "did not die from a primary cardiac event and he did not die from a drug overdose."
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:59

"I can state with a high degree of medical certainty that George Floyd did not die from a primary cardiac event and he did not die from a drug overdose," cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Rich says.

Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state are betting that the era of big government is back.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:54

The pandemic, a changing party makeup and a softening approach to debt and deficit have combined to give the party space to embrace expensive policies that would have been unheard of a few years ago.

Jurors are escorted into the Hennepin County Government Center by sheriff's deputies. Here, members of the Minnesota National Guard and other agencies stand watch outside the building in Minneapolis.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:20

When jurors report for duty each morning in Derek Chauvin's trial, they do so as a group, escorted into the courthouse building by sheriff's deputies.

John Boehner, pictured in 2016, was speaker of the House during the Obama presidency. He says he sometimes went along with things he personally opposed because it was what members of his party wanted.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 06:03

Boehner was the Republican speaker of the House during much of the Obama presidency. His new memoir recounts his time leading House Republicans — even if that meant doing things he personally opposed.

<em>Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz</em> includes a child's account of crossing the Rio Grande. (Excerpted from <em>Hear My Voice/Escucha mi voz</em>. Foreword by Michael Garcia Bochenek; Compiled by Warren Binford; Workman Publishing. Copyright 2021.)
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 06:00

The new children's book Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz pulls from the author's interviews with migrant children detained in U.S. facilities in 2019.

President Biden holds a semiconductor during remarks before signing an executive order on the economy at the White House on Feb. 24. On Monday, senior members of his team will meet with leaders across various industries to discuss a shortage of semiconductors.
Mon, 04/12/2021 - 04:53

A lack of computer parts known as semiconductors threatens many industries, hitting automakers especially hard. The White House will bring together executives from 19 companies to confront the issue.


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