Ex-officers charged in George Floyd's killing will go to trial; 1 count against Chauvin dropped
MINNEAPOLIS — A judge on Thursday dashed the hopes of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the killing of George Floyd.Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill dropped a lower-level murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, but kept a higher-level murder count against him. Cahill also ruled that there was enough evidence for jurors to decide whether three other former officers should be convicted of aiding and abetting charges.The judge dismissed a third-degree murder count against Dere...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
This virtual party will make your ‘kembot’ count
This virtual party will make your ‘kembot’ count(Philstar.com) – October 16, 2020 – 4:05pmMANILA, Philippines — Birthed from her coronavirus scare experience, startup founder Trisha Garcia came up with the startling idea to organize a virtual party where people can conveniently socialize with others from the comfort of their homes, but in a lively setup.“I encountered a traumatizing health scare. I had a close friend who was in the ICU for almost a month and that worried me in several ways. I was out and about running errands the week before I heard about his health condition. And even when we...
Census takers in Dongcheng district, Beijing prepare to ask residents to fill out forms for the seventh national census on Monday. The census, held every 10 years, takes place at a critical moment as the country's policymakers will review China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) in late October. Photo: cnsphotoCopyright Global Times. All rights reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Let the count go on: No stopping the Census now
The eight justices of the United States Supreme Court must let the counting for the 2020 Census continue until Oct. 31, refusing the Trump administration’s devious request that it stop immediately. If the justices are smart, and they are plenty smart, they will stay clear and let lower court rulings stand.Trump and his Cabinet have practically turned meddling with the constitutionally mandated count into an art form. An ugly one.First, the highest court rejected plans by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to unconstitutionally include a citizenship section on the questionnaire. Soon, they are p...
New York Daily News
Mr. Vice-President, I am speaking
The official count is out: Vice President Mike Pence interrupted U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris 10 times during Wednesday night’s debate, twice as many times as she interrupted him. The vice presidential debate was deemed “civil.” But civil does not mean it was fair. As long as interruptions are rewarded and seen as standard behavior, as they were in both the vice presidential and the presidential debates, many women will be disadvantaged in politics.A culture of interruption exists when it is standard for people to intrusively interrupt one another to make their own points. As academic psychologists...
Tory Lanez vows 'truth will come to light' regarding Megan Thee Stallion shooting
The Los Angeles County District Attorney filed one count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, and one count of carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle against Lanez on Thursday (08Oct20), charges for which the Canadian artist could face up to 22 years behind bars.However, Lanez, real name Daystar Peterson, has vowed to fight claims he was the one who shot at Megan back in July (20), when the pair clashed following a night out at a Hollywood Hills party, and left the Savage beauty requiring surgery on her feet.Taking to Twitter on Friday, Lanez used emojis as he posted, "(Time)...
No new COVID-19 cases keeps total at 3,360 | Daily FT
Active cases drop to 137Two persons recover; 3,210 recoveries in totalBy ShailendreeWickrama AdittiyaZero patients tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and the total number of confirmed cases identified in the island remains at 3,360.The total count includes 11 patients identified on Sunday, of which six were foreign overseas arrivals and five were Sri Lankan returnees from abroad. Of the total count, 1,376 are Sri Lankan returnees and 70 are foreigners.In terms of local cases, 950 Navy personnel and their close contacts and 651 persons connected to the Kandakadu Treatment and Rehabilitation...
Daily Financial Times
COVID-19 hits 2,180 more; PH total count now at 296,755
The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected 2,180 more individuals in the Philippines, raising the nation’s total caseload to 296,755 on Thursday, September 24.The Department of Health (DOH) said that 59,700 of the sum are active cases while 231,928 are recoveries, including the newly-recovered 580 patients. Also, DOH said another 36 died of the disease boosting the number of deaths to 5,127.Further, the health agency reported that a result of its final validation has shown 16 duplicate cases, which were consequently deleted from its COVID-19 statistics. Of these discovered duplicate cases...
Philippines Daily Inquirer
COVID-19 count rises to 3,324 with 11 new patients | Daily FT
11 new patients identified yesterday182 persons under medical careRecoveries rise to 3,129Over 7,100 persons currently undergoing quarantineBy Shailendree Wickrama AdittiyaEleven overseas arrivals tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday and the total case count has increased to 3,324.These 11 include one crew member from the Russian Airline, seven returnees from the UAE, one from Ethiopia, and two from the US. According to the Epidemiology Unit, the number of imported cases is 1,399, of which 57 are foreigners. The case count includes 13 overseas arrivals who tested positive on Tuesday. In term...
Daily Financial Times
Fighting to the end: Trump admin asks Supreme Court to allow illegal aliens to be excluded from Census count
By Duncan SmithIt’s no secret that President Trump is no fan of illegal immigration.One of the pillars of his first campaign was tacking the issue — ending anchor baby abuse; building a wall, banning sanctuary cities, and ending the practice of forcing American taxpayers to subside people who have no legal right to be in the country.Trump’s record of accomplishments in these areas has been spotty, but he’s been thwarted every step of the way by a recalcitrant Congress (including some Republicans) and political activists on federal courts.But he hasn’t given up.Now, his administration is appeal...
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