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Charges upgraded for ex-officer in Floyd arrest

Charges upgraded for ex-officer in Floyd arrest Derek Chauvin, who had his knee pressed into Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes, had previously been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Three former Minneapolis police officers will be criminally charged Wednesday in connection with the death of George Floyd , Sen. Some of the rockiness of the days since Floyd's death May 25 dissipated on Tuesday night, with de... [Full Article...]

China sea security issues pushed Philippine U-turn on USA troop pact

China sea security issues pushed Philippine U-turn on USA troop pact Mr. Duterte's reversal could be a sign that he's anxious about China's growing military assertiveness, including an incident where a Chinese vessel allegedly pointed a weapon at a Philippine ship and China's creation of research facilities at two reefs, Renato C.de Castro, an global studies professor at De La Salle University said by telephone. [Full Article...]

Nearly 26000 COVID-19 deaths in US nursing homes spur inspections

Nearly 26000 COVID-19 deaths in US nursing homes spur inspections More than 60,000 people in nursing homes got sick as the coronavirus spread rapidly among frail residents. AP reported that Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma told reporters that hand-washing continues to be a challenge in some nursing homes and that many states - who are charged with determining compliance with federal standards- must double down on inspections. [Full Article...]

Students return to part-time, in-class instruction

Students return to part-time, in-class instruction Another key strand of the programme was, in line with government guidance, carrying out bespoke risk assessments for each Embark school. That amounts to about one-third of the overall total, Fleming said. Fiona-Catherine Thompson, deputy headteacher at Westfield Primary Academy in Haverhill, said: "It was lovely to see the children's smiles as they arrived". [Full Article...]

David McAtee 'appears' to have fired his gun first prior to death

David McAtee 'appears' to have fired his gun first prior to death Andy Beshear (D). McAtee's death has only continued to fuel anger in the Louisville community. Until the surveillance footage was released, police had not said if McAtee was armed or firing. McAtee's death is under state, local and federal investigation. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer called McAtee's death a "horrible tragedy", in a press briefing Monday afternoon. [Full Article...]

President Bush: Floyd Protests Call to Examine Nation's Failures

President Bush: Floyd Protests Call to Examine Nation's Failures The former president also called it a "shocking failure" in the United States that many African Americans are still harassed and threatened, and called on Americans to start a "courageous and creative effort" on inequality. Sorry, but can you even imagine Donald Trump trying to read this off a teleprompter?? "We have to mobilize to raise awareness, and we have to organize and cast our ballots to... [Full Article...]

Pope Francis demands action to 'end the pandemic of poverty' after coronavirus

Pope Francis demands action to 'end the pandemic of poverty' after coronavirus They wore masks and practiced social distancing. The National Shrine livestreams Mass each Sunday at noon, followed by Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Rosary at 2:30 p.m., recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3 p.m., and concluding with Benediction at 3:15 p.m. [Full Article...]

Parliament says MPs can no longer vote from home

Parliament says MPs can no longer vote from home The Prime Minister was confronted on the issue by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer during Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the House agreed to reinstate a physical Parliament, despite a rebellion by 10 Tory MPs. Mr Rees-Mogg told his ConservativeHome podcast that he was planning to introduce measures to allow shielding MPs a way to play a limited role in Commons proceedings. [Full Article...]


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