Day: April 1, 2021

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Retired police sergeant says Chauvin told him Floyd suffered “from a medical emergency”

Witness testimony resumed in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who is accused of the death of George Floyd. Earlier today, jurors heard Floyd’s girlfriend testimonial and a Minneapolis paramedic who provided medical assistance to Floyd. If you’re just reading, here’s what happened today in court: Courteney RossFloyd’s girlfriend said she […]

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Violence in Myanmar is escalating. What there is to know

A protester stands near a makeshift barricade on fire during a demonstration against the military coup in Yangon. STR | AFP | Getty Images Myanmar sinks into chaos as protesters show no sign of retreating from the February 1 military coup that toppled the democratically elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of […]

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SE Cupp: Hatred lives here

Hate and disinformation have found their way onto social media, and bad actors have exploited platforms to advance their horrific causes. CNN political commentator SE Cupp has said attempts by lawmakers to regulate social media platforms will not drive hate rhetoric underground. Source: CNN

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Biden considers public health care option in economic recovery plan

US President Joe Biden speaks in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 31, 2021. Jim Watson | AFP | Getty Images As President Joe Biden attempts to lead his massive new infrastructure plan through Congress, his administration is planning the next phase of its economic recovery efforts. As the White House prepares to unveil a second proposal […]

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Derek Smith, who responded to the scene, says he thought Floyd was dead when he approached and noticed Floyd was not moving

Derek Smith, who responded to the scene, says he thought Floyd was dead when he approached and noticed Floyd was not moving

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Corporate donations to the GOP under control

Several large companies in Georgia have criticized the state’s controversial new voting restrictions, signed last week by GOP Governor Brian Kemp. But some of those companies are silent on whether they will continue to donate to Kemp and other law-supporting Georgia Republicans. CNBC has contacted six companies to ask if they will continue to donate […]

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1 in 4 parents will not vaccinate their children against COVID

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter THURSDAY April 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) – More than a quarter of American parents do not plan to vaccinate their children against COVID-19, and about as many oppose the coronavirus vaccines required by school, according to a new study. This opposition was more common among moms than dads, and was particularly […]

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A paramedic who responded to the scene says he could tell from a distance that Floyd was not breathing

Swimming pool George Floyd’s girlfriend Courteney Ross said that in March 2020 Floyd was hospitalized with an overdose. Responding to questions from defense attorney Eric Nelson, Ross said she took Floyd one evening to take him to work, but he wasn’t feeling well, so she took him to the hospital instead. “I thought I was […]

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Supreme Court on Facebook’s side in robocall case

The Supreme Court turned to its grammar books to offer Facebook victory on Thursday in an under-the-radar case over whether the internet giant broke a three-decade-old federal law cracking down on the practices of abusive telemarketing. In a unanimous decision written by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the court supported a narrow definition of automated numbering systems, […]

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More cancers diagnosed at later stages

The online survey was conducted from January 15 to February 7, 2021. “We were certainly seeing individuals delaying their arrival for radiation due to concerns about COVID,” Dr. Karen Winkfield, executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance in Nashville, Tennessee, said at the press conference. “But we’ve done a tremendous job in radiation oncology departments across […]

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