Police misconduct records secret, difficult to access

Police misconduct records are either secret or difficult to access in a majority of states – 35 of them plus Washington, DC But the breeze of openness is blowing. Seven big states have opened records in recent years – California, New York, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland.

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Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for a longer sentence for Derek Chauvin, according to an order made public Wednesday.

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Learning from India’s laxity, US lining up booster shot for its people

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CDC advisers mull how to use Pfizer shots in kids 12 and up

States are rolling out Pfizer’s Covid-19 shots to pediatricians and even some school vaccine clinics as they prepare to vaccinate millions of kids as young as 12.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/cdc-advisers-mull-how-to-use-pfizer-shots-in-kids-12-and-up/articleshow/82582418.cms

Schools ditch student mask requirements in growing numbers

As a lengthy, bitter fight over mask requirements for students neared its conclusion, the chairperson of a Florida school board announced that she would agree to lift a mandate that had been in place since September even though she preferred leaving it in place until the end of the academic year. Parents hurled insults in response.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/schools-ditch-student-mask-requirements-in-growing-numbers/articleshow/82583569.cms

Drug makers got millions for Covid R&D, mostly in public funding

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US galloping back to normal on the back of vaccines and better understanding of virus

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‘Monster’: Seven life sentences for ex-hospital worker in deaths

A former nursing assistant who killed seven elderly veterans with fatal injections of insulin at a West Virginia hospital was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday by a federal judge who called her “the monster that no one sees coming.”

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/monster-seven-life-sentences-for-ex-hospital-worker-in-deaths/articleshow/82555090.cms

California governor proposes $12 billion to house state’s homeless

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed $12 billion in new funding to get more people experiencing homelessness in the state into housing and to “functionally end family homelessness” within five years.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/california-governor-proposes-12-billion-to-house-states-homeless/articleshow/82556886.cms

Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma

Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago.

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Novavax developing combination flu, Covid vaccine

US biotech firm Novavax on Monday said it had positive results from preclinical studies of a shot combining its influenza and Covid vaccine candidates. The company said a study, which it has posted to a preprint server and will now undergo peer review, showed that the shot produced strong levels of antibodies against both diseases in ferrets and hamsters.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/novavax-developing-combination-flu-covid-vaccine/articleshow/82524858.cms

Police seek motive in shooting at Colorado birthday party

Colorado authorities on Monday were investigating why a gunman opened fire at a weekend birthday party, killing his girlfriend and five other adults inside a house trailer before killing himself. The shooting happened just after midnight Sunday in Colorado Springs, police said.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/police-seek-motive-in-shooting-at-colorado-birthday-party/articleshow/82526680.cms

Illinois researchers working to save ornate box turtles

A team of Illinois researchers is using dogs to track down a threatened species of turtle.

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Biden admin reopens doors to foreign entrepreneurs via ‘startup’ visas

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US authorises Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 12-15 year olds

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/us-authorises-pfizer-biontech-vaccine-for-12-15-year-olds/articleshow/82538324.cms

Prospects dim for passage of LGBTQ rights bill in Senate

Controlling Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade, Democrats were hopeful that this would be the year they finally secured civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans. Then came a new debate over women’s and girls sports.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/prospects-dim-for-passage-of-lgbtq-rights-bill-in-senate/articleshow/82475614.cms

New York Times Square shooting leaves three injured, including a child

A shooting in New York’s bustling Times Square on Saturday injured a four-year-old girl and two women, in the latest incident of gun violence in the city, police said. The shooting took place at the intersection of 7th Avenue and 44th Street, said Police. The three victims were a four-year-old child in a stroller, who was hit in the leg while her family was buying toys.

Original source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/new-york-times-square-shooting-leaves-three-injured-including-a-child/articleshow/82492495.cms

Obama family dog Bo, a ‘constant, gentle presence’, dies

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1 dead, 7 injured in a shooting at a downtown Phoenix hotel

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‘Gates divorce talks began in ’19 partly due to Epstein’

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