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Chauvin Trial Amid More Protests, US Troop Withdrawal, J&J Vaccine : Up First

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NPR Derek Chauvin’s lawyers continue to make their case today after a third night of unrest in Minneapolis following the killing of Daunte Wright. President Biden is expected to announce US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the America’s longest war. And, Top health officials from the CDC......

Wright Shooting Latest, Iran Vs Israel, Russia Ukraine Tensions : Up First

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NPR More protests in Minneapolis as details emerge about the killing of yet another black man by a police officer. Iran is promising revenge for an explosion at one of it’s largest nuclear facilities, threatening the future of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as talks resume. And, Russia is building......

Police Shooting Amid Chauvin Trial, Vaccine Supply, Biden Semiconductors : Up First

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NPR There is fresh outrage over the killing of another black man in a suburb of Minneapolis just miles from the courtroom where former officer Derek Chauvin is on trial for the murder of George Floyd. There are vaccine shortages in some states where cases are rising. And, the Biden......

Chauvin Trial, Unrest In Northern Ireland, Colorado Gun Measures Stall : Up First

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NPR The murder trial of former officer Derek Chauvin is closing out it’s second week as the prosecution calls on more medical experts to point to Chauvin’s use of force as the cause of George Floyd’s death. Northern Ireland is seeing a new wave of violence following nearly a week......

Biden Gun Control, Brazil COVID Surge, Chauvin Trial : Up First

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NPR President Joe Biden is following through on a campaign promise to implement common sense gun laws. He is expected to introduce regulations for certain types of firearms and accessories. COVID-19 deaths are surging in Brazil, yet President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to lockdown the country. And, Derek Chauvin’s defense is......

Biden Infrastructure Plan, Chauvin Trial, Vaccine Hesitancy : Up First

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NPR Lawmakers are beginning to dig in to President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal while Democrats consider going it alone. More testimony from experts in use of force as the murder trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin continues. And, some experts are worried that vaccine hesitancy and refusal could......

Deadly Capitol Attack, The Derek Chauvin Trial, Iran-US Nuclear Talks : Up First

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NPR Another fatal attack at the U.S. Capitol escalates security concerns. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd continues. The U.S. and Iran will talk through European intermediaries next week — a move that could lay the groundwork for a new nuclear......

Chauvin Trial, Taiwan Train Crash, College Enrollment Troubles : Up First

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NPR The first full week of the trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was full of emotion, medical details and an examination of the police’s use of force policy. Dozens are dead after a train derailed on the east coast of Taiwan. And, college enrollment is falling dramatically,......

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, J&J Vaccine Supply, ICE Detention Beds : Up First

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NPR President Biden plans to pay for his $2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill by raising taxes on corporations. The FDA is investigating the contamination of a large amount of a main ingredient in the Johnson and Johnson shot. And, the government is paying tens of millions of dollars a month......

Biden Infrastructure, Chauvin Trial, COVID Surges in South Asia : Up First

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NPR President Biden is pitching his next big piece of legislation, a two trillion dollar infrastructure plan he says will restart the economy. Day two of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial included some emotional witness testimony. And, after making significant progress in the fight against the coronavirus, infections are surging again......

WHO Report, Chauvin Trial Day 2, Amazon Union : Up First

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NPR Today, the World Health Organization is expected to release findings from an investigation that reveals the coronavirus most likely did not originate in Wuhan, China. Prosecutors will continue building their case against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is being charged with the murder of George Floyd. And,......

Studying Post-Vaccine Transmission, Biden And Migrants, E.U.-China Sanctions : Up First

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NPR Scientists are studying how transmissible the coronavirus may be from vaccinated people. Why there is another surge in migrants at the southern border. Tensions between the European Union and China are escalating after tit-for-tat sanctions. NPR – Click for more...

Georgia’s New Election Laws, Biden On Gun Control, COVID-19 Cases Increase : Up First

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NPR Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has signed a controversial set of new election rules into law. President Biden says gun control measures may have to wait. And, with COVID-19 cases rising again in many states, some epidemiologists worry the United States could be facing another nationwide wave. NPR – Click......

Biden Press Conference, AstraZeneca Data, Colorado Gun Laws : Up First

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NPR President Biden holds his first solo press conference today. AstraZeneca has released new efficacy data for its COVID-19 vaccine in response to the independent review panel that warned the numbers it released earlier in the week were “outdated.” And, Colorado officials weigh new gun laws in response to the......

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