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Watch Live: Derek Chauvin to be sentenced in death of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the death of George Floyd, will be sentenced Friday afternoon. Prosecutors are requesting Judge Peter Cahill sentence the 45-year-old Chauvin to 30 years in prison, while his defense attorney is calling for little time behind bars or even probation.
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Not taking it: Remote West Texas COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy plain to see

MORTON, Texas (Reuters) - The phone rang non-stop in Emily Herrera’s office at the Cochran Memorial Hospital. It was mid-February and the small town of Morton in far West Texas had just received its first doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine - just a few weeks after a beloved physician’s assistant had died, and not long after the hospital’s clinic was forced to close for two weeks because all the staff were sick with COVID-19.
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Olympics-Kenya's Chepngetich among favourites for marathon gold in Tokyo

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Olympic marathon contender Ruth Chepngetich has had a remarkable year in which she had to cope with the restrictions on training and racing brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic but managed to smash the half-marathon world record. When the 26-year-old Chepngetich was getting ready for the...
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Lazio Set €30m Price Tag on Arsenal & Tottenham Target Joaquin Correa

Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham are both keen to sign Lazio forward Joaquin Correa, who won’t be sold for less than €30 million. As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the Biancocelesti are looking to reinforce their squad this summer and need funds to finance the various deals, with the only ‘sellable’ top player in the squad being the 26-year-old Correa.
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Quagga Mussels sneak into YNP

It was a close call. A Yellowstone National Park aquatic invasive species boat inspector found quagga mussels on a visitor’s boat during a routine AIS inspection last Thursday at Grant Village. The inspector prevented the contaminated boat from launching. That detection of the mussels prevented a major potential release of...
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Ethereum’s much-awaited EIP-1559 gets deployed on Ropsen testnet

As announced by Ethereum (ETH) core developer Tim Beiko, the London hardfork upgrade was successfully activated on the Ropsten test network. Following the last Berlin upgrade, Ethereum’s London hardfork is anticipated to solve the network’s congestion and high transaction fee issues, which raised concerns and criticism regarding its scalability and performance.
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Ousted 'Bachelor' host Chris Harrison spotted enjoying social life in Texas after getting canceled: source

Chris Harrison may be far removed from his old post at ABC's "The Bachelor," but the former longtime host is doing just fine in his new home state of Texas, so says a source. Harrison, a Dallas native, recently returned to his roots after moving out of Los Angeles. The move fueled rumors he'd be departing the "Bachelor" franchise months before he actually did after coming under fire in a racism controversy.
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US fighter jets respond to Russian planes flying towards Hawaii

US fighter jets have responded to Russian planes flying towards Hawaii for a second time.Armed F-22 Raptor fighters were scrambled in response to the Russian “Bear” bombers heading for Hawaii during a naval and air exercise hundreds of miles west of the US state.Two stealth fighters from the Hawaii Air National Guard took off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Friday but did not intercept the Russian bombers, said US officials.And the bombers, which are designed for anti-submarine warfare, did not continue their flight path towards the islands.Three F-22s and a KC-135 were also launched the previous Sunday when the...