Judge refuses to sequester jury in George Floyd murder case – The Denver Post

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge in the George Floyd murder case refused a defense request to immediately sequester the jury Monday, the morning after the killing of a Black man during a traffic stop triggered unrest in a suburb just outside Minneapolis. The request came from the attorney for former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin. Defense attorney Eric Nelson argued […]

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Review: Maia Ruth Lee's "The Language of Grief" — The Know

If anything connects the visual art that has emerged during the pandemic, it is that the work tends to be deeply, even desperately, personal. That’s a sudden change from just before the coronavirus arrived when so much art was conspicuously political. The shift makes sense. At the beginning of 2020, artists and curators were obsessed with all things Donald Trump. […]

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Human traffickers seen thriving in Europe as Covid-19 hits victim support

LONDON (REUTERS) – Human traffickers across Europe have taken advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to exploit more vulnerable people, while efforts to bring them to justice and support their victims have been disrupted, a European human rights body said last Friday (April 9). Covid-19 restrictions and the economic fallout have worsened the outlook for victims of trafficking on the continent, who […]

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China vs UK: What do China’s new sanctions mean for the UK? ‘Playing hardball’

China slammed by expert for 'using film for public relations' When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Trade and politics […]

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Officer accused of force in Virginia traffic stop of Black Army officer fired

RICHMOND, Va. — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case. The town of Windsor said in a statement that it joined calls from election […]

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Las Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grass

LAS VEGAS — A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on. Las Vegas-area water officials have spent two decades trying to get people to replace thirsty greenery with desert plants, and now they’re asking the Nevada Legislature to […]

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