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Top Republicans Work To Rebrand GOP As Party Of Working Class

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 05:00

Donald Trump drew more working-class voters in to the GOP than any president since Ronald Reagan. Now Republicans are trying to maintain that Trump appeal, without Trump on the ballot in 2022.

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'What Is That In The Sky?' Floridians Catch Meteor's Close Brush With Earth

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 03:55

Dashcam footage and home surveillance video captured the fireball that lit up the night sky in Florida Monday.

U.K. Coronavirus Strain Does Not Lead To More Severe Illness And Death, Study Finds

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:26

The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S.

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U.K. Coronavirus Strain Does Not Lead To More Severe Illness And Death, Study Finds

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:26

The B.1.1.7 variant is now the most dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S.

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Chauvin Trial: Expert Says Use Of Force In George Floyd Arrest Was Not Reasonable

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 20:51

"No reasonable officer would have believed that that was an appropriate, acceptable or reasonable use of force," Seth Stoughton, a former police officer and use of force expert, told jurors.

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Poll Finds Republicans Particularly Opposed To 'Vaccine Passport' Messaging

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 17:30

Messaging is important in public health. People who voted for Trump were especially hesitant about a "vaccine passport." But call it a "verification," and more people support it.

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Biden Calls Daunte Wright's Death 'Tragic' But Cautions Against Violence And Looting

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:29

The president delivered short remarks on the officer-involved shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, which led to protests overnight in Minnesota.

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'The Advantage Of Our Smallness': Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:25

Just 13 days after the kingdom launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

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Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:01

Two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies shed additional light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, with implications for vaccine distribution.

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WATCH: George Floyd's Brother Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:06

Philonise Floyd said people would go to church just because his brother was there: "He just was like a person everybody loved around the community. He just knew how to make people feel better."

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Germany Is Expected To Centralize Its COVID-19 Response. Some Fear It May Be Too Late

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:55

The country's scattershot approach, with each of 16 states imposing different regulations, has come under mounting criticism as cases surpass 3 million and hospitals warn they're running out of beds.

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Police Say 'Accidental Discharge' Of Gun Led To Daunte Wright's Death

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:37

Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon said that the officer who shot Daunte Wright meant to deploy her taser — but pulled her gun instead.

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Would You Use An App To Verify Your Vaccine Status? The Idea Is Here To Stay

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 12:50

From sporting arenas to colleges and cruise ships, many businesses are planning to ask customers to prove they've had their shot. Smart phone apps may be coming soon.

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Chauvin Trial Judge Denies Request For Jury Sequestration After Police Shooting

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 12:08

Judge Peter Cahill said the jury would be sequestered beginning on Monday, when closing arguments are expected to start.

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Watch Live: Derek Chauvin Trial Testimony Enters 3rd Week

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 09:59

The prosecution is nearing the end of its case, and Chauvin's defense is expected to begin presenting its case this week.

Jurors In Chauvin Trial Have Security Escort, Are Partially Sequestered

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:20

When jurors report for duty each morning in Derek Chauvin's trial, they do so as a group, escorted into the courthouse building by sheriff's deputies.

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A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:00

The new children's book Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz pulls from the author's interviews with migrant children detained in U.S. facilities in 2019.

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Democrats Used To Run From Big Government Label; They're Now Embracing It

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:00

The pandemic, a changing party makeup and a softening approach to debt and deficit have combined to give the party space to embrace expensive policies that would have been unheard of a few years ago.

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White House Convenes Summit To Address Supply Shortage Crippling Auto Plants

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 05:01

A lack of computer parts known as semiconductors threatens many industries, hitting auto makers especially hard. The White House will bring together executives from 19 companies to confront the issue.

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Can America's 'Civil Religion' Still Unite The Country?

Mon, 04/12/2021 - 05:00

America's diversity means it is not defined by a single ancestry or faith tradition. Americans may nevertheless unite behind a "civil religion" that incorporates the nation's founding principles.

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