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'It was a murder in the full light of day': Biden

18 days ago   |   By Arizona Daily Star

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said the murder conviction of former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd was much too rare in a country plagued by systemic racism and called for meaningful police reform measures.
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George Floyd's family can ‘breathe again' after Derek Chauvin conviction

George Floyd's family can ‘breathe again' after Derek Chauvin conviction

18 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

George Floyd's family is “able to breathe again” after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of his murder on Tuesday, but loved ones, activists and politicians across the country say the fight for justice and policing reform is far from over.
“Today is a pivotal moment for America. It's something this country's needed for a long time now,” Floyd's nephew, Brandon Williams, told reporters after the verdict was read. “We need change in this broken system that was built to oppress us, that was built against us.... We need police reform, bad.”
A jury on Tuesday found...
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Here's what Derek Chauvin wrote on his hand ahead of murder conviction

Here's what Derek Chauvin wrote on his hand ahead of murder conviction

18 days ago   |   By New York Post

Derek Chauvin jotted down his lawyer's phone number on his hand ahead of his Tuesday conviction for killing George Floyd, a new report said. Chauvin's lawyer, Eric Nelson, confirmed with TMZ that his client wrote down the number in anticipation of having his bail revoked - which it was - following the guilty verdicts on...
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Biden responds to Derek Chauvin's conviction in the murder of George Floyd

Biden responds to Derek Chauvin's conviction in the murder of George Floyd

18 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Tuesday night after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd.
"No one should be above the law," Biden said. "And today's verdict sends that message. But it's not enough."
He also called the killing of Floyd, "a murder in full light of day," saying "it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism the Vice President just referred to."
The president called on state and local governments to do more to reform policing to reduce killings by law...
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Maryland Governor Issues Blanket Pardon For Lynching Victims

Maryland Governor Issues Blanket Pardon For Lynching Victims

Gov. Larry Hogan granted posthumous pardons to 34 victims of lynching. His office said he was the first governor to do so. Read more ...

Barack Obama Announces Family's Beloved Dog Bo Has Died

Barack Obama Announces Family's Beloved Dog Bo Has Died

The former first family got the Portuguese water dog shortly after Obama was inaugurated. Read more ...

Obama announces the death of treasured family dog Bo: 'Our family lost a...

Obama announces the death of treasured family dog Bo: 'Our family lost a true friend and loyal companion'

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama on Saturday announced the death of dog Bo at the age of 12. The Portuguese Water Dog, who arrived at the White House in... Read more ...

Arizona election auditors 'indefinitely defer' voter canvassing following...

Arizona election auditors 'indefinitely defer' voter canvassing following DOJ letter expressing concerns about voter intimidation

Summary List Placement Republican-led election auditors in Maricopa County, Arizona, have "indefinitely deferred" the door-to-door voter canvassing aspect of the audit, two... Read more ...

Threats against members of Congress doubled in 2021, Capitol Police say

Threats against members of Congress doubled in 2021, Capitol Police say

Threats against members of Congress increased by 107 percent compared to last year, the United States Capitol Police said Friday. "Provided the unique threat environment we... Read more ...

California population drops for first time in state history

California population drops for first time in state history

SACRAMENTO - California's population declined in 2020 for the first time in the state's recorded history due to Covid-19 deaths, federal immigration restrictions and declining... Read more ...

Top CDC official resigns from post following reassignment

Top CDC official resigns from post following reassignment

Nancy Messonnier, a senior Centers for Disease Control and Prevention scientist who was the first U.S. official to warn of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic last year... Read more ...

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she won't run for a second term

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces she won't run for a second term

Summary List Placement Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced she won't seek a second term on Thursday night, a decision that sent political shockwaves through the... Read more ...

U.S. added just 266,000 jobs in April as hiring slows

U.S. added just 266,000 jobs in April as hiring slows

America's employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling to find enough workers as the economic... Read more ...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are...

Blood is in the water with Cheney's likely ouster. Now Trump aides are casting doubt on McCarthy's prospects for House speaker if the GOP wins the House in 2022

Summary List Placement Lost in the Liz Cheney leadership brawl that's consumed House Republicans this week is an even bigger battle that politicos from Washington to Mar-a-Lago... Read more ...