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Monica Hesse: A question at the heart of the Derek Chauvin trial: Whose fear matters?

UPDATED: Fri., April 2, 2021

Charles McMillian, a 61-year-old man who witnessed George Floyd's excruciating death, testified earlier this week that decades of experience had taught him what horror could await a Black man who is perceived as resisting arrest. That is why he was yelling at Floyd - already pinned to the ground - to "Get up, get in the car. You can't win." He broke down as he explained this on the witness stand, remembering how he told police officer Derek Chauvin that Chauvin got to go home safe to his family, and that the people Chauvin interacted with should get to, too.
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Nicolas Loris: What’s behind rising gas prices?

The national average for a price of a gallon of gasoline is quickly approaching $3. Some states are already there. Facebook memes and Twitter trolls have been quick to blame the change in administrations, noting that prices have jumped about 45 cents per gallon since President Joe Biden took office. But is that really the case?