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1st Full Day Of Jury Deliberations Underway In Chauvin Murder Trial

The panel of 12 jurors weighing the case against the fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd has resumed deliberations. The jury, who are currently sequestered in a nearby hotel under the supervision of Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies, are considering three charges against former officer Derek Chauvin: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
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Headlines: Transgender Sports Ban, Medical Marijuana Boom & “Killers of the Flower Moon” Filming

House approves transgender sports ban. (Tulsa World) Drug diversion and voter database bills advance. (Tulsa World) Republican leaders fight over nullifying Biden’s executive orders. (NewsOK) State lawmaker wants federal help with the Oklahoma County Jail. (NewsOK) Mask mandates in OKC and Tulsa set to expire. (Journal Record) Medical marijuana industry...
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When You Add More Police To A City, What Happens?

Editor's note: This is an excerpt of Planet Money's newsletter. You can sign up here. After the death of George Floyd opened up a national debate about policing, Morgan Williams and his colleagues turned to the tools of economics to try and provide some evidence to help inform the conversation. He recently released research that supports the case for police reform while also reminding us why police are important for public safety.
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After 75 Years, Noble Research Institute Changes Focus To Regenerative Agriculture

The Noble Research Institute is changing its focus from plant science to regenerative agriculture. The institute was started in 1945, by Lloyd Noble as a way to revitalize the agriculture industry following the dust bowl. Now, the institute has 350 employees, and a budget of $60 million. About 130 employees focus on research which is largely based in plant science.
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Coast Guard Ends Search For Missing Crewmembers Of Capsized Boat Off Louisiana

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday suspended the search for missing crewmembers of a commercial lift boat that capsized off the coast of Louisiana last week. The Seacor Power tipped about 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, La. into the Gulf of Mexico. Rescuers saved six crewmembers from the water hours after the ship went down last Tuesday. The bodies of four other crewmembers were discovered in the days that followed.
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Humana Inc. Overcharged Medicare Nearly $200 Million, Federal Audit Finds

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to a new federal audit, which seeks to claw back the money. The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's recommendation to repay, if finalized,...
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Jurors Have The Case In Chauvin Trial; Prosecutors Ended With Call For Common Sense

The prosecution offered its rebuttal to the closing arguments of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's defense lawyer. It presumably was the last time the jury would hear from the lawyers in the murder trial before starting deliberations. Chauvin is facing counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter...
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Trial Of Derek Chauvin In The Death Of George Floyd Goes To The Jury

The fate of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, on trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, is now in the hands of the jury. Chauvin's trial entered its seventh week Monday with Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill's instructions to jury members, followed by closing arguments from prosecution and defense attorneys. Jurors will be sequestered during their deliberations.
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2 Proud Boys Ordered Jailed Pending Trial In Capitol Riot Conspiracy Case

A federal judge on Monday ordered two alleged leaders of the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys detained pending trial on conspiracy and other charges tied to the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly found that the evidence presented so far in the...