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Groups pressure Senate to end filibuster as Jim Crow relic

Groups pressure Senate to end filibuster as Jim Crow relic

UPDATED: 1:16 p.m.

Nearly 150 groups are calling on the Senate to eliminate the filibuster, saying it is a Jim Crow-era relic that can be used to block an upcoming voting rights bill and other priorities, and should be relegated to the “dustbin of history.”

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‘Blue wall of silence’ takes hit in Chauvin’s murder trial

UPDATED: Fri., April 9, 2021

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that's not the case with Derek Chauvin, with many colleagues quick to condemn his actions in George Floyd's death, some even taking the stand against him.
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Biden assigns study on delicate issue of Supreme Court

UPDATED: Fri., April 9, 2021

President Joe Biden on Friday ordered a study of adding seats to the Supreme Court, creating a bipartisan commission that will spend the next six months examining the politically incendiary issues of expanding the court and instituting term limits for its justices.
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Expert: Lack of oxygen killed Floyd, not drugs or bad heart

UPDATED: Thu., April 8, 2021

George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck, a medical expert testified at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial Thursday, emphatically rejecting the defense theory that Floyd's drug use and underlying health problems were what killed him.