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Judge rules Capitol rioter who tried to flee to Switzerland be jailed before trial

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus A man charged with allegedly beating police officers during the Capitol riot will be jailed before trial after he tried to flee to Switzerland, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Jeffrey Sabol was dubbed a flight risk......

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......

Defense launches case in trial of Derek Chauvin, ex-cop charged in George Floyd’s death

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The defense began presenting its case Tuesday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis cop charged in George Floyd’s death. Testimony focused on Floyd’s drug use and a defense use-of-force expert said Chauvin was justified in restraining Floyd.......

George Floyd’s addiction shouldn’t muddy Derek Chauvin trial facts

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Dr. Scott E. Hadland As the defense makes its case at former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s  trial for the death of George Floyd, what troubles me most from the shocking video footage is Chauvin’s apparent nonchalance — his......

Gruppe S: German far-right group on trial for ‘terror plot’

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According to investigation files seen by German public broadcaster ZDF and the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper, Werner S planned to acquire a Kalashnikov assault rifle with 2,000 rounds of ammunition, an Uzi submachine gun and hand grenades. The group already had 27 unlicensed weapons, mostly pistols, it is alleged. BBC –......

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......

Former Oklahoma City police officer found guilty of rape

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Former Oklahoma City police officer found guilty of rape – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw is facing more than 200 years in prison after being found guilty of 18 charges, including first-degree......

‘Saturday Night Live’ mulls outcome of Derek Chauvin trial

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Dominick Mastrangelo “Saturday Night Live” used the cold open of its latest show to mull the outcome of the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of killing George Floyd.  “Sounds like we all agree there’s no......

Interaction with police killed George Floyd, medical examiner says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Interaction with police killed George Floyd, medical examiner says – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on George Floyd’s body testified that his interaction with police caused his death. Jamie Yuccas reports. Be......

Live Updates: George Floyd died of low oxygen due to police restraint, forensic pathologist says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Testimony resumed Friday in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis officer charged in George Floyd’s death, after two medical experts testified that Floyd died of oxygen deprivation — not drugs, as the defense has suggested. The first witness......

Georgia voting law, Chauvin trial, and student loans: Top columns

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY In today’s fast-paced news environment, it can be hard to keep up. For your weekend reading, we’ve started in-case-you-missed-it compilations of some of the week’s top USA TODAY Opinion pieces. As always, thanks for reading, and for your feedback. — USA TODAY Opinion......

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......

Day 9 of Chauvin trial: Expert witness Tobin says Chauvin’s knee cut off Floyd’s air

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Aris Folley and Mychael Schnell Testimony from pulmonologist Martin Tobin dominated the ninth day of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial, as the doctor provided jurors comment about George Floyd’s ability to breathe while under restraint.  During his......

Derek Chauvin Trial 4/7/21: Forensic scientist found George Floyd’s blood, pills with his DNA in squad car

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A forensic scientist testified in the trial of Derek Chauvin Wednesday that she found George Floyd’s blood and pills with Floyd’s DNA in the squad car where Floyd struggled with officers. Chauvin, who was seen in disturbing videos kneeling......

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