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GEORGE-FLOYD-OFFICER-TRIAL – Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd whose dying gasps below Chauvin’s knee sparked the biggest uproar against racial injustice in the United States for generations. The punishment – which did not reach the 30 years prosecutors had asked for – came after Chauvin broke his more than a year of silence in court to offer his condolences to the Floyd family. By Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski. SUBMITTED: 1,380 words, photos, video. WITH: GEORGE-FLOYD-OFFICER-TRIAL-FLOYD-FAMILY-REACTION – Some of George Floyd’s family on Friday called Derek Chauvin’s 22-and-a-half-year sentence insufficient for murder in his death, while others said expressed optimism that this would be an impetus for change. SENT: 210 words, photos; GEORGE-FLOYD-OFFICER-TRIAL-CHAUVIN’S-MOTHER – The mother of the former Minneapolis cop sentenced to the death of George Floyd on Friday told the judge her son is a “calm, thoughtful, honorable and selfless man” who does not should not be given a long sentence. SENT: 380 words, photos; GEORGE-FLOYD-OFFICER-TRIAL-NEW-TRIAL-DENIED – The judge dismisses Chauvin’s request for a new trial in Floyd’s death. SENT: 260 words, photo.

Find more stories from the Derek Chauvin trial here. In addition, another George Floyd-Trial Advisory officer has moved.

BUILDING-COLLAPSE-MIAMI – The tortuous wait of nearly 160 people missing after a beachfront condominium collapse near Miami, killing at least four people, wreaks havoc on parents who cannot nothing to do but pray and hope that their loved ones will somehow be found alive in an increasingly terrible hunt for survivors. By Terry Spencer. SUBMITTED: 1,060 words, photos, videos. With BUILDING-COLLAPSE-WHAT_HAPPENED – Theories abound as to why a condominium skyscraper in Florida collapsed; BUILDING-COLLAPSE-MIAMI-VICTIMS – The victims of a Miami condo collapse have come from all over the world (both sent).

Find more stories about the collapse near Miami here.

TRUMP – Former President Donald Trump will return to the rally scene this weekend, hosting his first campaign-style event since leaving the White House as he keeps his promise to get revenge on those who voted for his second historic impeachment. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 760 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN – President Joe Biden on Friday pledged key Afghan leaders a “lasting” partnership as he strives to accelerate the end of America’s longest war amid escalation of Taliban violence. By Lolita C. Baldor, Robert Burns and Aamer Madhani. SUBMITTED: 1,010 words, photos, video.




GEORGE-FLOYD-OFFICER-TRIAL-GIRLFRIEND – Floyd’s girlfriend is looking for an “evening of non-violence” in Minnesota. SENT: 120 words, photos.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN-ASSOCIATE – Ghislaine Maxwell loses her offer to bar trial testimony. SENT: 480 words.

AIRPORT-INTRUDER – A man jumps from a moving plane at the Los Angeles airport. SENT:

COLOMBIA-PRESIDENT_ATTACK – A helicopter carrying the Colombian president has been attacked; all in safety. SENT: 310 words, photos.




VIRUS OUTBREAK – They tried grocery giveaways and lotteries for new cars and apartments. But an ambitious plan to vaccinate 30 million Russians by mid-June has still failed by a third. So now many regional governments across the vast country are forcing some workers to get vaccinated and requiring vaccines to enter certain businesses, like restaurants. By Daria Litvinova. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MEXICO – After months of closing temporary hospital spaces as the coronavirus pandemic recedes, Mexico has announced it will reopen two temporary wards to handle a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. SENT: 160 words, photos.




CONGRESS-INFRASTRUCTURE – President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal has come under question as Republican senators said they felt “blinded” by his insistence that it must go hand in hand with it. its biggest package. The White House doubled down on its strategy, saying it shouldn’t have been a surprise. SUBMITTED: 1,020 words, photos.

ELECTI0N-2020-ARIZONA-AUDIT – Technology consultants hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to investigate the 2020 election finished counting and photographing nearly 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots . SENT: 570 words.




YEMEN-FATHER-DAUGHTER – Among the growing number of graves of war dead in the cemetery of the Yemeni city of Marib, one gravestone stands out. He has two listed “martyrs” – a father and his young daughter. SENT: 770 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-SYRIA – With no progress towards ending the 10-year conflict in Syria, the UN special envoy for Syria on Friday called for new international talks on concrete measures such as the exchange of prisoners and a nationwide ceasefire on which government and opposition could agree as the first steps in building momentum for a political solution. SENT: 830 words, photos.




TRUMP-LEGAL-TROUBLES – Manhattan prosecutors plan to file criminal charges against Donald Trump’s company soon, following a lengthy investigation into the former president’s business dealings. SENT: 570 words, photo,

POLICE-SHOOTING-HAWAII-TEEN-TUED – Three police officers from Honolulu appeared in court to face charges in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old Micronesian boy, the first of its kind against the forces order in the city in more than 40 years. SENT: 750 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING – Johnny Hurley has been hailed by police as a hero for shooting and killing a gunman who they say killed an officer and expressed his hatred of police in a Denver suburb. But when another officer rushed to respond and saw Hurley holding the suspect’s AR-15, he shot Hurley, killing him, police revealed. SENT: 670 words, photos.

SCOTT-PETERSON-JURY-MACONDUCT – A woman who eagerly sought a jury in the Scott Peterson murder trial and voted to sentence him to death was at fault in not revealing that she had been a victim of ‘a felony, defense lawyers said on Friday in bidding for a new trial. SENT: 720 words, photo,

SEX_EDUCATION_ARIZONA – The Republican-controlled legislature sent back to its office a controversial sex education bill that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey had vetoed after being stripped of the language he opposed and allegedly prevented young children from learning to avoid or report sexual abuse. SENT:

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC HEAT WAVE – Seattle has only reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) three times in recorded history. The National Weather Service says the city could exceed triple digits several times in the coming days and could eclipse the all-time record of 103 F on Monday. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.




TV-DAYTIME-EMMYS – The Daytime Emmys turned into a love letter to Alex Trebek, honoring the beloved “Jeopardy!” the host and the show seven months after his death. Trebek won as a game show host and “Jeopardy!” won game show honors. SENT: 570 words, photos.




HKN — STANLEY CUP-LOOKAHEAD – The Stanley Cup final kicks off Monday when the Montreal Canadiens visit the defending champion, the Tampa Bay Lightning. This is the first final between two Eastern Conference teams in 41 years. The Canadiens and the Lightning have faced each other twice in the last seven playoffs. Each was a first or second round series. By hockey writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 760 words, photos before 3 am With HKN — Islanders-Lightning; HKN — Canadians Advance (sent).

BKN — HAWKS-BUCKS – MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Bucks knew the key to tying the Eastern Conference Final was to make sure Trae Young didn’t get the upper hand. They did all of this and more. By Steve Megargee. SENT: 770 words, photos.




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