Expert Testifies Chauvin's Actions Were Justified And In Line With Policies

Defense witness Barry Brodd, a former police officer and use-of-force expert, told the court that the defendant, Derek Chauvin, followed his training as he pinned down George Floyd with his knee.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 4:10pm
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Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:11pm
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Passenger In George Floyd's Car Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Shawanda Hill said she was with George Floyd when an officer drew a gun outside the car. Floyd grabbed the wheel and said, "Please, please don't kill me, please, please don't shoot me," she recalled.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:46pm
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Brooklyn Center Police Chief And Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:20pm
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Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie (center) visits Kabul, Afghanistan, in January 2020. The Biden administration said it plans to complete a drawdown of U.S. troops in the country by Sept. 11.

A senior administration official said that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:41pm
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Man arrested carrying axe near Buckingham Palace

Metropolitan police say man was spotted walking down the Mall by officers on patrol

A man carrying an axe has been arrested near Buckingham Palace, police have said.

Metropolitan police officers were on patrol when they spotted the man, believed to be in his forties, walking on the Mall in central London holding the weapon at around 6.30pm on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:50pm
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Hunt for Toronto serial killer hampered by police prejudice, report says

Report looks at how police investigated Bruce McArthur’s ‘reign of terror’ and relationship between officers and LGBTQ+ community

The hunt for a serial killer who preyed on gay men in Toronto was hampered by “serious flaws” in the police investigation – including the stereotyping of LGBTQ+ people by police officers and a lack of public trust – a new report has concluded.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 2:38pm
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Trial of 12 men accused of planning far-right terror attacks opens in Stuttgart

Defendants are charged with plotting attacks on asylum seekers, Muslims, Jews and politicians

The trial of 12 men accused of planning a series of far-right terror attacks on asylum seekers, Muslims, Jews and politicians in an attempt to overthrow German democracy has opened in the city of Stuttgart.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:57pm
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Australian academic ‘haunted’ by possibility of false confession during torture in Qatar

Exclusive: Lukman Thalib says he struggles to recall what he said during ‘calculated’ torture

An Australian public health professor alleges he told Australian consulate staff he was being tortured and held without charge they visited him in a Qatari prison, but says they did nothing to help.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:30pm
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Surge testing may not be enough to curb Covid variants in UK, say scientists

Local restrictions may be needed, specialists warn, as South Africa strain is identified in London

Local restrictions should be imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus variants when clusters emerge to avoid local or national lockdowns, scientists have said after the UK’s biggest surge testing operation got under way.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:06pm
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Hundreds capture spectacular fireball pass uncomfortably close to Earth

More than 200 people submitted reports and videos of a fiery trail and apparent space-rock explosion

To the American Meteor Society it was simply Event 2281-2021, an unremarkable name for a spectacular fireball that made an uncomfortably close pass to Earth on Monday.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:28pm
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Sweden has highest new Covid cases per person in Europe

Figure of 625 new infections per 1m people is many times larger than Nordic neighbours

Sweden has reported Europe’s highest number of new coronavirus infections per head over the past week and has more patients in intensive care than at any time since the pandemic’s first wave.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 7:32am
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Burkina Faso ex-president Compaoré to face trial over Thomas Sankara murder

Exile is to be tried in absentia alongside 13 others for complicity in murder

The exiled former president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, is to be tried in absentia in for the murder of Thomas Sankara, one of Africa’s most revered post-independence leaders who was killed in a 1987 coup.

Sankara, a Marxist, pan-African leader, was murdered after four years in power and succeeded by his former friend Compaoré, who has repeatedly denied involvement. Compaoré went on to become one of Africa’s longest serving leaders, governing Burkina Faso for 27 years.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:18pm
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