Mourners gathered in Minneapolis and around the country to memorialize George Floyd, as a judge set bail of $750,000 for each of the three ex-police officers charged with aiding and abetting his killing.
Derek Chauvin, who was earlier charged with third-degree murder, now faces a second-degree murder charge, as Minnesota’s attorney general brings fresh charges against the three other ex-officers involved.
For thousands of Minnesotans mourning the death of George Floyd, the corner of East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis has grown over the past few days from a gritty commercial district and busy thruway to the city’s emotional center.
A white police officer accused of murdering an unarmed black man has thrust the city into chaos and sparked violent protests across the country. In recent years, the department had successfully implemented changes aimed at greater transparency and...
As people across the U.S. re-emerge from shutdowns, they are discovering the thousands of wounds left by the pandemic and the scramble to hold it at bay. This is true even in Dayton, which hasn’t suffered widespread illness or death.
Forecasted declines in enrollment and revenue have triggered spending cuts and salary freezes. “The world order has changed,” said a Northeastern University official. “When we build models, we don’t have a variable called virus.”
Virus vigilantes call out and report neighbors they suspect aren’t strict about social distancing or quarantine, reflecting the social strains on communities as the shutdown isolates neighbors and raises suspicion and fear.
A project to track Covid-19 patients via their phones is being launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, potentially the first large-scale project in the U.S. to trace their movement and those with whom they interact.
The swiftly rising number of patients, sooner than expected, is leading to supply shortages and concern about what is to come. “We’re praying that somehow we’ll be able to stem the tide,” said one doctor.
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