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Cop who shot Black man after traffic stop arrested, to face manslaughter charge

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) -Minnesota authorities arrested the white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a scuffle that followed a routine traffic stop and said they would charge her with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. Learn More

 

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Defense expert testifies George Floyd died from heart disease, exhaust fumes

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) -A medical expert testifying in defense of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin told the jury on Wednesday he believed that George Floyd's death during his arrest was the result of heart disease making his heart beat erratically. More »

 

Biden administration vows economic and justice reforms for Black Americans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and two of his top cabinet members on Wednesday promised U.S. economic and criminal justice reforms that would benefit Black communities at a conference organized by longtime activist Al Sharpton. More »

 

U.S. Capitol Police probe finds widespread shortcomings ahead of deadly Jan. 6 assault

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A law enforcement internal probe of the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol found significant shortcomings within the police department charged with securing the complex and made dozens of recommendations for avoiding a repeat of the violence. More »

 

Biden pledged police reform, but asking Congress to act first

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Nearly a year after President Joe Biden called for "real action" on police brutality as part of a pledge to fix U.S. racial inequality, he is coming up against the limits of presidential power. More »

 

U.S. closes probe of Capitol Police shooting of woman killed in Jan. 6 riot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has closed its investigation into the death of Ashli Babbitt, a participant in a Jan. 6 riot shot by U.S. Capitol Police, saying there was no evidence to prove the officer who shot her had violated her civil rights. More »

 

Republicans want to yank baseball's antitrust immunity after MLB reaction to Georgia voting law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five Republican senators introduced a bill on Wednesday to strip Major League Baseball of its immunity to antitrust law, saying the legal shield wasn't deserved after the league moved its All-Star game away from Georgia to protest a law that could make it harder to vote. More »

 

Analysis-Should Derek Chauvin testify in his own defense in Floyd murder trial?

(Reuters) - As the George Floyd murder trial winds down, a crucial decision faces Derek Chauvin's defense lawyers: whether to put Chauvin on the witness stand, breaking with convention in a bid to humanize the former Minneapolis policeman. More »

 

Bernie Madoff, disgraced Ponzi schemer, dies at 82

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bernard Madoff, who was convicted for running the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, died on Wednesday in prison where he was serving a 150-year sentence, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said. He was 82. More »

 

U.S. administers 194.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines: CDC

The United States had administered 194,791,836 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 250,998,265 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. More »

 

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