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Cardiologist Says Floyd Had ‘Exceptionally Strong Heart,’ Contrary to Defense Claims

A cardiologist testified in Derek Chauvin’s trial that George Floyd had a strong heart, weakening the defense’s argument that heart conditions played the primary role in Floyd’s death. What We Know: Dr. Johnathan Rich works as a heart expert at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Rich testified on Monday that he saw “no evidence” that Floyd died due to a preexisting heart condition. Both methamphetamine and fentanyl were present in […]

todayApril 15, 2021 2

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U.K. Variant isn’t Linked to More Severe Disease or Death, Study Finds 

Further research is shedding light on the potential effects of B.1.1.7, the mutating coronavirus strain that originated in England last September. What We Know: A new study published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases on Monday concluded that people infected with the more contagious United Kingdom coronavirus variant known as B.1.1.7 did not experience more severe symptoms and were not at higher risk of death compared to those infected with the original strain.  Researchers studied a pool […]

todayApril 14, 2021

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1 Student Dead, Officer Injured after Gunfire Erupts at Knoxville High School

One student was killed, and a police officer was injured in a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in eastern Tennessee. What We Know: The shooting took place on Monday at around 3:15 p.m. after officers responded to a report of an armed person on campus. The shooter, who has only been identified as a male student, was found by two responding officers hiding inside a school bathroom.  The student proceeded to fire shots at the […]

todayApril 14, 2021

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NCAA Backs Transgender Athletes, Says Events to be in Places ‘Free of Discrimination’

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) says it will not host championships in places that discriminate against transgender athletes. Recently, many states are attempting to pass bills that will make it hard for minors to get gender-affirming treatments and surgeries. Some will also deny them from playing on their gender’s sports teams. What We Know: In a statement released on Monday, the NCAA Board of Governors wrote it “firmly and […]

todayApril 14, 2021

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Former Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter charged with 2nd-Degree Manslaughter

Former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter will be charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, authorities say. What We Know: Pete Orput, Washington County Attorney says the complaint is being processed late Wednesday morning.  Potter, the officer who fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, resigned from Tuesday, as did Police Chief Tim Gannon. Gannon said he believes Potter, a 26-year veteran police […]

todayApril 14, 2021

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‘White Lives Matter’ Rallies Flop As Hardly Anyone Shows Up

The rally held in Huntington Beach, California, became outnumbered by counter-protesters and was deemed unlawful assembly. What We Know: The far-right white supremacist rally was shut down by police less than two hours after it began on Sunday. The event was scheduled for one p.m, but counter-protesters had arrived two hours earlier. The counter-protests intended to ensure that the ‘White Lives Matter’ protesters didn’t feel welcome. A part of the […]

todayApril 13, 2021

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Head of New York Black Lives Matter Chapter Calls for Investigation After Co-Founder Spends $3 Million on Four Homes

The head of the New York BLM chapter has called for an investigation into the organization after discovering one of the co-founders purchased a home in Los Angeles for $1.4 million. What We Know: A self-described “Marxist,” Patrisse Khan-Cullors founded BLM in 2013 in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Khan-Cullors first created the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and assumed the BLM Global Network Foundation’s leadership, which […]

todayApril 13, 2021

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Florida Sues Federal Government to Allow Cruises to Sail Has Been Assigned

The state filed a lawsuit against the government Thursday, demanding that cruise ships be allowed to depart from U.S. ports. What We Know: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Tampa. The suit is against the CDC, Dept. of Health and Human Services, and the Biden Administration. The CDC issued a “no sail” order in March of last year after several Covid-19 outbreaks were traced […]

todayApril 12, 2021 2

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Rapper Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons Dead at 50, Family Says

Rapper Earl ‘DMX’ Simmons has died at the age of 50.   What We Know: DMX’s family confirmed his passing on Friday morning and said they plan to share information on memorial services for him once the details are finalized. “Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl’s music inspired countless fans across the world and his […]

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