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COVID-19 Booster Shot likely Needed within 12 Months, Pfizer’s CEO Says

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla announced that people would “likely” need a third dose of a coronavirus vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated. What We Know: According to CNBC News, Bourla made claims of requiring a third COVID-19 shot on April 1st, depending on the severity of mutating strains across the country. The CEO also suggested an annual COVID-19 shot to downsize the fatalities of the deadly virus. “It […]

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North Carolina Teacher Killed in Shootout with Drug Cartel

A popular teacher and basketball coach in North Carolina has died in a shootout with a Mexican drug cartel. What We Know: Last week, Spanish teacher Barney Harris from the Union Academy in Monroe died in Alamance County for his involvement in drug trafficking. Harris and his brother-in-law, Steven Alexander Stewart Jr., were accused of robbing a potential “stash house” last Thursday. According to Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson, the […]

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Judge Refuses Request to Acquit Chauvin in Floyd’s Death

Judge Peter Cahill denied the defense’s request to acquit former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin. Cahill rejected allegations that the prosecutors did not prove Chauvin actually killed George Floyd. What We Know: On Wednesday, Chavin’s attorney Eric Nelson stated the prosecution’s expert witnesses had different views on the cause of Floyd’s death. He held that the state failed to confirm the application of reasonable force. After 11 days, the prosecution […]

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Psychedelic Drug Worked for Depression As Well As Common Antidepressant, Small Trial Finds

A small study revealed that a couple of doses of a psychedelic drug, Psilocybin, may treat depression better than common antidepressants. What We Know: Researchers conducted the trial in London, and it is now known as the first experiment to compare therapeutic doses of psilocybin with daily medications. The results of the test were released in The New England Journal of Medicine. Roland Griffiths, the Director of the Center for […]

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Jaleel White Launches Cannabis Brand ‘Purple Urkle’

The Family Matters actor launched his own cannabis brand in a partnership with 710 Labs. What We Know: Jaleel White’s new cannabis line is called ‘ItsPurpl’, and features variants of a popular cannabis strain ‘Purple Urkle’. The brand will launch onto California dispensary shelves on April 20, 2021. The brand has plans to potentially grow more marketplaces in the future. White revealed in a statement to Forbes that he was […]

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Ex-Buffalo Officer Fired for Reporting Chokehold to Receive Pension after Lawsuit Win

Officer Cariol Horne stopped coworker Greg Kwiatkowski from applying excessive force on suspect Neal Mack during a chokehold in 2006. The Buffalo Police Department (BPD) proceeded to fire Horne after a hearing before an arbitrator in 2008. Horne received justice on Tuesday; State Supreme Court Judge Dennis Ward annulled her removal and confirmed entitlement to her pension. She will receive benefits and backpay through August 4, 2010. What We Know: […]

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Instagram Launches Test Where Users Can Choose to See — Or Not See — Likes

The photo-sharing social media site announced the latest test following mixed reactions to previous experiments where the feature was removed. What We Know: On Wednesday, the Facebook-owned site launched a limited global test where users were given the option to hide like counts on other people’s posts or their own. NBC reported the test is a follow-up to previous efforts by the company to remove likes. Likes are commonly used […]

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White House Names Erika Moritsugu as Asian American and Pacific Islander Liaison

On Wednesday, the White House announced that Erika Moritsugu will be named as the deputy assistant to the President and Asian American and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison. What We Know: President Joe Biden created the new role in response to rising Anti-Asian hate crimes amid the pandemic and pressure from Democratic lawmakers Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii. The representatives claimed that the president’s cabinet lacked Asian […]

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Anti-Gay Bias Led to ‘Serious Flaws’ in Toronto Serial Killer Investigation

Officials are questioning the investigation and capture of Toronto’s most prolific serial killer Bruce McArthur. What We Know: Between 2010 and 2017, Bruce McArthur preyed primarily on gay and bisexual men of color in the neighborhood of Church and Wellesley in Toronto, Canada. He was taken into custody in January of 2018 and in 2019, McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. He is currently serving a life […]

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