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Apr 23, 2021

Japan Declares 3rd State Of Emergency, 3 Months Ahead Of Olympics
New restrictions are being imposed in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures, as Japan sees a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases.

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Apr 23, 2021

U.S. To Join In Final Push To Find Indonesian Submarine
The Pentagon says it will send airborne assets to help with the search as Indonesian officials say only a few hours of oxygen are left for the submarine's crew of 53 even if the vessel is intact.

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Apr 23, 2021

Kremlin Critic Navalny Says He Will End Prison Hunger Strike
The fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin began refusing food on March 31 to demand medical care for leg and back pain.

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Apr 23, 2021

Biden Could Call The Massacres Of Armenians 'Genocide.' Here's What That Means
U.S. lawmakers expect President Biden to recognize the 1915 mass killing and deportation of Armenians as genocide — even if it makes Turkey angry.

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Apr 23, 2021

What It Means For The U.S. To Call The Atrocities Against Armenians Genocide
President Biden's long push for U.S. recognition of the 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide is now expected to happen — even if it makes Turkey angry.

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Apr 23, 2021

SpaceX Rocket Launches With Astronauts Aboard
The company's third crewed spacecraft took off from Florida early Friday.

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Apr 23, 2021

Ex-Trump National Security Adviser Urges 'A Different Approach' To China
In an NPR interview, H.R. McMaster says the United States and its allies need to compete more effectively with China. He also urges a multinational approach for dealing with Beijing militarily.

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Apr 23, 2021

The Pandemic Imperiled Non-English Speakers In A Hospital
Data from a Boston hospital showed that Latino patients who did not speak English well had a 35% greater risk of death from COVID-19. The hospital has added interpretation capacity.

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Apr 23, 2021

West Virginia Unions Pressure Manchin To Back Biden On Infrastructure Plan
In an evenly divided Senate, the moderate Democrat is key to passage of President Biden's massive infrastructure and jobs proposal. Now he's facing pressure from unions back home to back the measure.

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Apr 23, 2021

Biden Administration Looks For Help With Next Phase Of Pitching COVID Vaccines
In the next phase of the race to vaccinate Americans, the Biden administration knows the government is not the best messenger. So it's asking communities for help.

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Apr 22, 2021

Columbus Activists Call For Federal Probe Of Police After Ma'Khia Bryant Shooting
"I have an 18-year-old ... and I tell him, unfortunately, never called the cops for anything because ... things can unfortunately end up like this," a neighbor said.

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Apr 22, 2021

GOP Arizona State Senator Rejects Controversial Voting Bill Pending Election Audit
A Republican Arizona state senator broke ranks and voted against a GOP-backed measure that could remove tens of thousands of voters from the state's early ballot mailing list.

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Apr 22, 2021

UC And Cal State Systems To Require COVID-19 Vaccinations For In-Person Fall Classes
The CSU Chancellor called the directive "the most comprehensive and consequential university plan for COVID-19 vaccines in the country." It will affect more than 1 million students and employees.

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Apr 22, 2021

Republican Sen. Tim Scott Will Deliver GOP Response To Biden Address
The opposing speech will give the Senate's lone Black Republican an opportunity to pitch himself to the American public, but the spotlight often comes with harsher scrutiny.

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Apr 22, 2021

As At-Home Coronavirus Tests Hit Pharmacies, What Role Can They Play In The Pandemic?
Rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at pharmacies in the U.S. Dr. Michael Mina of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health says these can help people wondering if they are infectious right now.

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Apr 22, 2021

People With Severe COVID-19 Have Higher Risk Of Long-Term Effects, Study Finds
The study's author says he was shocked to find the toll of long COVID was so substantial and multifaceted: "When you put it all together ... it's actually quite jarring."

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Apr 22, 2021

Overdose Deaths Surged In Pandemic, As More Drugs Were Laced With Fentanyl
Researchers say cocaine, meth and other street drugs are increasingly contaminated with deadly synthetic opioids, contributing to a major spike in deaths.

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Apr 22, 2021

Vaccine Passports: Israel, Bahrain Reach Landmark Agreement
"This is the most effective way to enable movement of people between countries," an Israeli official says. Israel says this is the world's first bilateral agreement on COVID-19 vaccine passports.

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Apr 22, 2021

In Rare Moment Of Bipartisan Unity, Senate Approves Asian American Hate Crimes Bill
The Senate passed new legislation to address a spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Josh Hawley was the only senator to vote against it.

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Apr 22, 2021

Oklahoma Law Grants Immunity To Drivers Who Unintentionally Harm Protesters
The new law also makes blocking public roadways a misdemeanor offense.

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Apr 22, 2021

An 'Overjoyed' LeVar Burton Welcomes Chance To Guest-Host 'Jeopardy!'
"I've had my eye on that job for a long time," the actor and director said recently. Nearly 250,000 people have signed a petition backing his dream.

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Apr 22, 2021

Psychologist Examines What A 'Rapid Evolution' In Policing Might Look Like
Yale professor Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff co-founded the Center for Policing Equity, which collects data on police behavior from 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country.

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Apr 22, 2021

Countering Biden, Senate Republicans Unveil Smaller $568 Billion Infrastructure Plan
The five-year spending outline is much more narrowly focused on traditional infrastructure than the president's sweeping proposal.

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Apr 22, 2021

How Israel Persuaded Reluctant Ultra-Orthodox Jews To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19
As anti-vaccine sentiment spread among ultra-Orthodox Jews, officials waged an aggressive campaign against rumors and hesitancy. Today, 80% of ultra-Orthodox adults over age 30 are vaccinated.

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Apr 22, 2021

How India Went From A Ray Of Hope To A World Record For Most COVID Cases In A Day
India's COVID-19 caseload plummeted to record lows in February. Now a startling spike is causing health systems — and possibly law and order — to break down. What went wrong?

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Apr 22, 2021

Watch Live: Funeral For Daunte Wright In Minneapolis
Mourners are gathering to pay their respects to Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man shot dead by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., earlier this month.

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Apr 22, 2021

'He Was A Prince': Grief And Anger At Daunte Wright's Funeral In Minneapolis
Mourners gathered to pay their respects to Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man shot dead by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minn., earlier this month.

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Apr 22, 2021

U.S. Issues More Than 115 'Do Not Travel' Advisories, Citing Risks From COVID-19
Just a week ago, only 33 countries were on the U.S. Do Not Travel list. New additions include Canada, Mexico, Germany, the U.K., and dozens of other countries.

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Apr 22, 2021

Russia To Pull Troops From Ukraine Border, Defusing Crisis
Russia says it will begin a phased reduction of troops from its border with neighboring Ukraine - apparently ending a standoff that had alarmed Kyiv and Western observers.

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Apr 22, 2021

House Democrats Pass Bill To Make D.C. The 51st State
The effort to make Washington, D.C. the 51st star on the U.S. flag has never had more support. But the measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.

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Apr 22, 2021

Out Of Thin Air: NASA Rover Makes Oxygen From Martian Atmosphere
Fresh off the first-ever powered flight on another world, NASA's Mars 2020 mission has managed another key first that could pave the way for future astronauts.

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Apr 22, 2021

'It Didn't Change': North Carolina Town Demands Answers After Another Fatal Shooting
Residents of Elizabeth City, N.C., are pressing for answers after a Black man, Andrew Brown Jr., was shot dead by a sheriff's deputy carrying out a search warrant on Wednesday.

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Apr 22, 2021

Surprise: The Charge For His Spine Surgery After A Car Crash Topped $700,000
Generous personal injury coverage on your auto insurance policy may not be enough to cover your medical bills. Patients can get financially blindsided when car and health insurance policies differ.

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Apr 22, 2021

Time Running Out To Rescue 53 Sailors Aboard Missing Indonesian Submarine
Rescuers are scouring the Bali Sea for a submarine that disappeared this week. Officials say if the crew is still alive, they're expected to run out of oxygen by Saturday.

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Apr 22, 2021

What Does Vaccine Inequality Look Like? See Chart
Namibia's president says disparate global rates of vaccination represent "COVID apartheid." When you compare percent of people vaccinated in the most populous countries, you can understand his ire.

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Apr 22, 2021

State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care
In at least 36 states and the District of Columbia, child welfare agencies use a child's benefit checks to offset the cost of foster care, often leaving them with a tattered safety net as adults.

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Apr 22, 2021

Health Insurance For $10 Or Less A Month? You May Qualify For New Discounts
From now until August, you can sign up for or change coverage through the federal and state health insurance marketplaces. Many people are eligible for better or less expensive plans — or both.

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Apr 22, 2021

Biden Makes New Pledge For U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A 50% Cut
The president will begin a climate summit by announcing that the United States will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half, based on 2005 levels, by the end of the decade.

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Apr 22, 2021

International Space Station Is About To Get Crowded, And It's Running Out Of Beds
Four astronauts are set to launch to the space station Friday. When they arrive, the new crew of 11 will be the largest since the shuttle program, and there aren't enough sleeping pods for them all.

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Apr 22, 2021

Democrats Ask Justice Barrett To Recuse In Case Involving Nonprofit Donor Privacy
The case involves a conservative nonprofit with ties to a Koch brothers-founded group that gave at least $1 million to fund a campaign to win Senate confirmation of her Supreme Court nomination.

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Apr 22, 2021

Boulder Supermarket Shooting Suspect Faces Dozens Of New Charges
Prosecutors amended the criminal complaint against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa Wednesday to include more than 40 new charges.

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Apr 22, 2021

At Least 1,700 Protesters In Russia Arrested After Nationwide Anti-Putin Rallies
Demonstrators demanded the release from prison of Kremlin-critic Alexei Navalny, who has been on a hunger strike for three weeks. The marches swept across dozens of cities.

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Apr 21, 2021

Faulty Takata Air Bag Blamed For January Death In South Carolina
Honda said Wednesday that it had tried more than 100 times to reach owners of the 2002 Accord with recall warnings.

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Apr 21, 2021

Civil Rights Attorney Vanita Gupta Confirmed As Associate Attorney General
The 51-49 vote elevates Gupta to the No. 3 position inside the Justice Department, where she's expected to help shape the administration's efforts to reform policing.

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Apr 21, 2021

Minneapolis Mayor Says He Welcomes Justice Department Policing Investigation
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says his city is taking more steps to change policing following the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

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Apr 21, 2021

A 'Relic' And 'Burden': Manhattan District Attorney To Stop Prosecuting Prostitution
Cyrus Vance Jr. announced the new policy on Wednesday and appeared virtually in court to seek the dismissal of more than 5,000 prostitution-related cases dating back to the 1970s.

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Apr 21, 2021

Shuttered Venues Still Waiting for Government Aid Announced in December
The Small Business Administration experienced a rough launch for its grant program intended to help long-beleaguered venues. After so long without a lifeline, though, time is running thin.

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Apr 21, 2021

Biden Says Goal Of 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations In 100 Days Has Been Met
In celebrating the milestone, the president also announced the administration would begin offering tax credits to employers who give workers time off to get vaccinated.

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Apr 21, 2021

Ma'Khia Bryant: Police Identify Officer Who Shot Teen, Release Video Footage
Columbus, Ohio, authorities say Officer Nicholas Reardon shot Ma'Khia Bryant, 16, after police were called to a neighborhood due to a reported disturbance.

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Apr 21, 2021

FDA Inspection Finds Numerous Problems At Facility Intended To Make J&J Vaccine
The report on Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore factory found an array of problems, from peeling paint to inadequate measures to prevent cross-contamination. Manufacturing at the facility is on hold.

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Apr 21, 2021

Activist: Convictions In George Floyd's Death Could Represent 'A Huge Paradigm Shift'
"It would have been unimaginable just even a month ago that something like that was possible," activist and civil rights lawyer Nekima Levy Armstrong says following Derek Chauvin's murder conviction.

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Apr 21, 2021

Masks Remain Extremely Effective Indoors, But Are They Necessary Outside?
Unless people are packed together, "there really just is not much spread happening outdoors," Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University's School of Public Health says.

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Apr 21, 2021

On Climate, U.S. And China Pledge Cooperation, But Competition Will Also Be Prominent
Bilateral ties are at a low and while Washington and Beijing agreed on climate cooperation, details are unclear. Competition with China is key to the Biden administration's response to climate change.

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Apr 21, 2021

Where Efforts To Overhaul Policing Stand In Congress After Chauvin Verdict
The guilty verdict against the former officer has added new urgency around stalled talks on legislation to ban chokeholds and end qualified immunity for police. But the path remains far from clear.

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Apr 21, 2021

Germany Grapples With Racism After Threats Derail Refugee's Candidacy For Parliament
The first Syrian refugee has withdrawn his candidacy because of racist abuse and death threats. The news was announced the same week a German comedian did a TV sketch about the election in blackface.

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Apr 21, 2021

The Secret Mission To Unearth Part Of A 142-Year-Old Experiment
Scientists in Michigan went out in the dead of night to dig up part of an unusual long-term experiment. It's a research study that started in 1879 and is handed from one generation to the next.

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Apr 21, 2021

What's Next For Chauvin And 3 Other Ex-Officers In Cases Over George Floyd's Murder?
Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced in June. Later this summer, his three fellow former officers are slated to go on trial on charges of aiding and abetting murder.

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Apr 21, 2021

What's Next In The Cases Of 4 Former Police Officers Over George Floyd's Murder
Derek Chauvin is scheduled to be sentenced in June. Later this summer, his three fellow former officers are slated to go on trial for aiding and abetting murder.

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Apr 21, 2021

Governors Urge Biden To Order 100% Zero-Emission Car Sales By 2035
In a letter to the president, 12 governors asked that the White House order a ban on greenhouse gas-emitting cars and light trucks within 14 years.

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Apr 21, 2021

DOJ To Investigate Minneapolis Police For Possible Patterns Of Excessive Force
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the inquiry a day after a jury convicted former officer Dereck Chauvin on murder charges in the death of George Floyd.

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Apr 21, 2021

DOJ To Investigate Minneapolis Police Over Possible Patterns Of Excessive Force
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the inquiry a day after a jury convicted former officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges in the death of George Floyd.

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Apr 21, 2021

Indonesian Navy Loses Contact With Submarine; 53 Aboard
The aging KRI Nanggala-402 was reportedly on a torpedo training mission in waters north of Bali when it failed to report results of the exercise.

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Apr 21, 2021

Open Up And Say... 'Huh?': Nashville Venues Grapple With City's Lack Of Reopening Plan
WPLN News reports on Nashville's long-suffering live music scene and the city's lack of a cohesive plan.

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Apr 21, 2021

Sanders And Top Progressives Push To Make College Free For Most Americans
They are introducing legislation that would eliminate tuition and fees at public, four-year institutions for those from families earning up to $125,000 and make community college free for everyone.

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Apr 21, 2021

Super Collapse: Plans For New Elite Soccer League Implode
Six British teams announced on Tuesday they were stepping back from plans to create the Super League, essentially killing the project altogether.

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Apr 21, 2021

George W. Bush Lends His Voice To Immigrants In 'Out Of Many, One'
The former president's book features portraits of 43 immigrants — athletes, public servants, business leaders, educators: "I am attempting to join others in saying the system's broken. Let's fix it."

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Apr 21, 2021

How Schools Can Help Kids Heal After A Year Of 'Crisis And Uncertainty'
The pandemic has been stressful for millions of children. If that stress isn't buffered by caring adults, it can have lifelong consequences. There's a lot schools can do to keep that from happening.

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Apr 21, 2021

Strides Against HIV/AIDS In The U.S. Falter As Resources Diverted To Fight COVID-19
Experts fear steep declines in testing and diagnoses mean more people will contract HIV and die of AIDS. The problem is particularly acute in the South, the epicenter of the nation's HIV crisis.

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Apr 20, 2021

'Finally': America Reacts To Chauvin Guilty Verdict
Across the country, jubilation and relief broke out at the guilty verdict for the former Minneapolis police officer. At the same time, many people see it as the start of a long fight toward justice.

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Apr 20, 2021

16-Year-Old Black Girl Who Called For Help, Fatally Shot By Police, Ohio Family Says
Ma'Khia Bryant felt she was in danger and called the Columbus police, according to her aunt. But when officers arrived at her home on Tuesday afternoon, the girl ended up dead.

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Apr 20, 2021

Columbus Police Shoot And Kill Black, Teenage Girl
Ma'Khia Bryant felt she was in danger and called the Columbus police, according to her aunt. But when officers arrived at her home on Tuesday afternoon, the girl ended up dead.

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Apr 20, 2021

Police Release Edited Video Of Officer Shooting 16-Year-Old Black Girl In Columbus
Ma'Khia Bryant felt she was in danger and called the Columbus police, according to her aunt. But when officers arrived at her home on Tuesday afternoon, the girl ended up dead.

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Apr 20, 2021

Photos: Reaction To The Derek Chauvin Verdict
Around the country, people celebrated after a former Minneapolis police officer was convicted in the murder of George Floyd.

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Apr 20, 2021

Floyd Brothers React To Verdict: 'This Is For Everyone Who Has Been Held Down'
George Floyd's siblings shared their relief and trauma after the guilty verdict of the ex-cop who killed their brother. "The world saw his life being extinguished and I could do nothing but watch."

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Apr 20, 2021

Crowds Erupt In Cheers In Minneapolis After Guilty Verdict
"George Floyd! Justice!" yelled the crowd gathered outside the Hennepin County Government Center after the jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin.

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Apr 20, 2021

Obamas: Chauvin Jury 'Did The Right Thing' But 'We Cannot Rest'
"We know that true justice is about much more than a single verdict in a single trial," the nation's first Black president and the former first lady said in a statement.

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Apr 20, 2021

Minnesota Attorney General Calls Chauvin Guilty Verdict 'First Step' In Justice
"I would not call today's verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability which is the first step towards justice," Keith Ellison said on Tuesday.

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Apr 20, 2021

Minnesota Attorney General Calls Chauvin Guilty Verdict 'First Step' Toward Justice
"I would not call today's verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration. But it is accountability, which is the first step towards justice," Keith Ellison said on Tuesday.

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Apr 20, 2021

Where The Chauvin Verdict Fits In The Recent History Of High-Profile Police Killings
A jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts he faced over the killing of George Floyd. The outcome was far from guaranteed, as convictions of police officers are historically rare.

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Apr 20, 2021

Biden Says Chauvin Guilty Verdict Can Be 'A Moment Of Significant Change'
"It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see [systemic racism]," the president said after the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin.

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Apr 20, 2021

Floyd's Brother On Verdict: 'I Was Just Praying They Would Find Him Guilty'
Philonise Floyd began weeping as Judge Peter Cahill read the three guilty verdicts aloud in court on Tuesday. "As an African American, we usually never get justice," he told reporters through tears.

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Apr 20, 2021

Jim Steinman, Writer Of Operatic Rock Hits For Meat Loaf And Celine Dion, Dies At 73
Closely associated with Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman also wrote over-the-top hits for Bonnie Tyler, Air Supply and Celine Dion, as well as music for the stage.

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Apr 20, 2021

Democrats Block McCarthy Resolution To Censure Maxine Waters Over Protest Comments
Republicans criticized the California Democrat's remarks urging protesters to "get more confrontational" if former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is acquitted in his trial.

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Apr 20, 2021

Some CEOs Are Hearing A New Message: Act On Climate, Or We'll Cut Your Pay
Some companies, under pressure from shareholders, are tying executive compensation to climate targets. It's not widespread yet, but the approach is catching on.

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Apr 20, 2021

Far-Right-Friendly Platform Parler Expected To Return To App Store Next Week
Apple suspended the platform from its app store in the wake of the Capitol riots, citing inadequate content moderation practices. Parler says it will relaunch next week with "several new safeguards."

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Apr 20, 2021

Revisiting Key Moments From The Derek Chauvin Trial
The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. As the country reacts, NPR revisits key moments from the last three weeks.

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Apr 20, 2021

Anatomy Of A Spillover: We Failed To Stop SARS-CoV-2. How Do We Find Next 'Big One'?
For decades, the U.S. has spent many millions hunting down viruses in hope of stopping a pandemic. Yet the efforts failed. A group of researchers thinks there's a better strategy for the future.

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Apr 20, 2021

Derek Chauvin Found Guilty Of George Floyd's Murder
Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Apr 20, 2021

Watch Live: Jury Has Reached Verdict In Derek Chauvin's Murder Trial
George Floyd's death sparked sustained protests in Minneapolis, across the United States and around the world. It also set off a national reckoning on police violence and systemic racism.

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Apr 20, 2021

Lagging Vaccination Rates Among Rural Seniors Hint At Brewing Rural-Urban Divide
As adults of all ages get access to the COVID-19 vaccines, health researchers worry that the trend could worsen.

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Apr 20, 2021

After A Disrupted Census, Congress Tries Again To Extend Deadlines For Results
The 2020 census results are months overdue after COVID-19 upended the national count. Efforts to extend reporting deadlines stalled last year after Trump officials decided to cut short counting.

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Apr 20, 2021

What We Know About The Jurors In The Chauvin Trial
The group is more racially diverse than Hennepin County, Minn., as a whole: Six are white, four are Black, and two identify as multiracial. Derek Chauvin's fate is now in their hands.

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Apr 20, 2021

EU Regulator: 'Possible Link' Between Johnson & Johnson Vaccine And Rare Blood Clots
While emphasizing that the risk is low, the health agency said there should be a warning about the rare condition included in the product information for the vaccine.

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Apr 20, 2021

After Growing Up In A Cult, Lauren Hough Freed Herself By Writing The Truth
Hough was 15 when her family left the Children of God cult. Afterward, she struggled to face the trauma of her past. Her new collection of personal essays is Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing.

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Apr 20, 2021

1st Full Day Of Jury Deliberations Underway In Chauvin Murder Trial
The 12 jurors, who have remained anonymous throughout the trial, will be fully sequestered each night at a nearby hotel until they reach a decision. Any verdict must be unanimous.

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Apr 20, 2021

Minnesota Students Walk Out Of School To Protest Racial Injustice
Across the state young people left class in an impromptu demonstration as jurors in Minneapolis began deliberating Derek Chauvin's guilt or innocence.

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Apr 20, 2021

Chad's President, Idriss Déby, Reportedly Killed During Clash With Rebels
The death of Déby, who came to power in 1990, was announced a day after his re-election for a sixth term was certified. The army said that his son, a four-star general, will become interim president.

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Apr 20, 2021

U.S. Ambassador To Russia Returns To Washington As Relations Sour Further
John Sullivan is returning for "consultations" after a new round of tit-for-tat sanctions between Moscow and Washington last week.

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Apr 20, 2021

COMIC: 'Radiating Love And Positivity' While Teaching In The Pandemic
It's been a year since teachers were handed an unprecedented request: educate students in entirely new ways amid a pandemic. This week is Shameem Patel, a second-grade teacher in Dallas.

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Apr 20, 2021

Looming Chauvin Verdict Will Test Biden's Leadership On Race
The president prioritizes racial justice while also acting as an ally of law enforcement, and the trial's end could be the first significant flashpoint over race and policing in Biden's presidency.

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