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China, Japan and South Korea are the biggest funders of coal-fired power plants worldwide. Persuading them to stop will be a major challenge. LA Times
VOA VIEW: No chance for change.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made the controversial remarks as she pushed for the Green New Deal. New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot and so are those who voted for her.
After his verdict was read, Derek Chauvin was taken to Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison. He will be sentenced in mid-June. Get updates after the trial. New York Times
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A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd’s murder by a white officer. Can a “guilty” verdict and President Biden’s call for action resurrect it? New York Times
VOA VIEW: Police mandates are a state issue, not federal.
As the nation reacts to the guilty verdict a jury handed to Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, Republican-led states are introducing punitive new measures governing protests. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Protests are getting out of hand.
The International Olympic Committee indicated that athletes will continue to face punishment for protesting or demonstrating at this year's Games.
Best Buy just kicked off a huge Earth Week sale on all-things tech, ranging from Samsung TVs to Sony headphones—check out our favorites from the sale.
Finding Derek Chauvin guilty was a significant step. But there's a lot more work to be done in the name of reform. USA Today
Sales of homes above $1 million surged 81% in February from a year earlier. Homes sold under $100,000 were down 26%.
VOA VIEW: Liberals hate success.
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A social justice group has filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and others two days after the Republican signed a bill to create tougher penalties for people who participate in violent protests. The nonprofit group Legacy Entertainment & Arts Foundation filed the lawsuit Wednesday ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court will stick down the lawsuit.
The police officer who shot and killed a student in a Tennessee high school will not face criminal charges, a district attorney announced Wednesday. Knox County District Attorney General Charme Allen said she determined the shooting of 17-year-old Anthony J. Thompson Jr. by Knoxville police Officer ... Washington Times
Rep. Devin Nunes released a groundbreaking document in early 2018 that shook up Washington and proved to be the beginning of the end of the Trump-Russia conspiracy industry. His memo, released while he chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, contained two stunning disclosures that are now back in ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth is being withheld.
Mexican authorities said Wednesday that fake coronavirus vaccines represent “a risk to health,” after falsified doses were found in Mexico and Poland. Mexico’s medicines regulation agency said the false doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were found in February and had apparently been sold and administered. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Crazy - those responsible should be seriously punished.
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The Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking an injunction barring the removal of a Confederate memorial located outside a courthouse in Owensboro. Filed in Kentucky state court, the lawsuit aims to ensure the Confederate Monument in Owensboro remains on the lawn of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully they will win.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is renewing her push for a bipartisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection ABC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is trying to stack the deck against Republicans and direct the blame to them.
The Virginia city of Norfolk has fired a police lieutenant after news reports that said he donated to and expressed support for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager accused of killing two people during a police brutality protest in Wisconsin last summer ABC
VOA VIEW: A violation of his constitution rights.
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President Joe Biden on Wednesday will announce his administration will meet his 100-day goal of 200 million vaccine doses on Thursday -- ahead of schedule. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is taking false credit.
U.S. regulators say the Baltimore factory contracted to make Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was dirty, didn’t follow proper manufacturing procedures and had poorly trained staff ABC
VOA VIEW: A very negative hit of J&J.
The DHS inspector general has put out a report saying DHS had the legal authority to deploy agents and officers to Portland last summer but no comprehensive strategy. ABC
The chief medical officer of BioNTech told CNBC that people will likely need a third shot of its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine as immunity against the virus wanes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It may be too early to tell what should be done.
The top Republican on the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust is leading six of his peers in swearing off campaign donations from Big Tech. CNBC
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Jeff Ricchetti, the brother of longtime Biden advisor and White House counselor Steve Ricchetti, started lobbying the White House in the first quarter. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden, his family and friends are for sale.
The announcement comes one day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury of the murder of George Floyd. CNBC
VOA VIEW: An anti police attack.
Black families are 42% less likely and Hispanic families are 33% less likely than white ones to benefit from a SALT cap repeal, according to a study. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's all about money - whites have and earn the most.
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Biden in a speech touted that the U.S. is set to hit 200 million Covid shots administered since he took office. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden finds all kinds of ways to spend money.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Vanita Gupta to be associate attorney general in a narrow 51-49 vote after Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined with Democrats in support of President Joe Biden's Justice Department nominee. CNN
VOA VIEW: A anti white move.
Progressive activists are calling on Ford, Target, Google, Bank of America and other major companies that have pledged to support voting rights to cut ties with the US Chamber of Commerce, CNN Business has learned. CNN
VOA VIEW: Beware if progressives are against you.
Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and a former public liaison official inside the Trump White House, will meet with the former President at Mar-a-Lago next week as he finalizes his plans to launch a campaign for New York governor. CNN
VOA VIEW: A good move, if he wins.
Even if the calendar says "spring," a wintry storm will be bringing a late round of snow, record low temperatures and severe storms to the Northeast Wednesday, in a sign that Old Man Winter isn't loosening his freezing grip on millions of people just yet. CNN
The FBI has named its first-ever chief diversity officer to take the helm of the agency’s Officer of Diversity Inclusion, officials announced earlier this week. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Bet on a black activist ideology.
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The liberal liars deception is now made known. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes a day after supporters of President Trump rioted at the Capitol on January 6, the chief medical examiner for Washington, D.C., told the Washington Post on Monday. He did not suffer from being hit with a fire extinguisher.
Francisco J. Diaz, the examiner, said Sicknick died after suffering two strokes the day after the riot, caused by a blood clot that prevented flow to the base of Sicknick’s brain stem. Diaz added that “all that transpired” during the Capitol riot “played a role in his condition.” Two rioters are charged with attacking Sicknick with a chemical irritant. Diaz’s determination that Sicknick died of natural causes will likely hamper prosecutors’ efforts to charge the two rioters with homicide.
The medical examiner’s office “took the appropriate amount of time to evaluate all the evidence,” acting deputy mayor for public safety Christopher Geldhart told the Post. Geldhart added that Diaz “felt he was able to make this call in good conscience.”
Sicknick joined the Capitol Police in 2008, and was honored at the Capitol following his death. Police said that Sicknick collapsed after he returned to his office in the wake of the riot.
Conflicting reports emerged of the circumstances of Sicknick’s death. Then-acting U.S. attorney general Jeffrey Rosen said on January 8 that Sicknick died of “the injuries he suffered defending the U.S. Capitol.” Law enforcement officials initially told the deceptive New York Times that rioters hit Sicknick with a fire extinguisher, however weeks later police investigators and medical examiners could not agree on a cause of death.