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Barry Brodd, a use-of-force expert, testifies Tuesday in former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial. Court TV/Pool via AP hide caption

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Expert Testifies Chauvin's Actions Were Justified And In Line With Policies

Defense witness Barry Brodd, a former police officer and use-of-force expert, told the court that the defendant, Derek Chauvin, followed his training as he pinned down George Floyd with his knee.

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, (center) is shown visiting Kabul, Afghanistan in January 2020. The Biden administration said it plans to complete a draw down of U.S. troops in the country by Sept. 11. Lolita Baldor/AP hide caption

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Biden Administration Says It Will Withdraw U.S. Troops From Afghanistan By Sept. 11

A senior administration official said that all U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that prompted America's involvement in its longest war.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, at Monday's press conference regarding the killing of Daunte Wright. He, along with Kim Potter, who shot Daunte Wright, resigned Tuesday. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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Brooklyn Center, Minn., Police Chief And Officer Who Shot Daunte Wright Resign

The resignations of Kim Potter, who fired her gun at Wright, and Chief Tim Gannon come after the city council passed a resolution calling for them to be relieved of duty.

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday that Officer Rusten Sheskey"was found to have been acting within policy and will not be subjected to discipline," following a review of the August 2020 incident in which Sheskey shot Jacob Blake. Wisconsin Department of Justice via AP hide caption

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Rusten Sheskey, Kenosha, Wis., Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake, Will Not Face Discipline

"Officer Sheskey was found to have been acting within policy," police Chief Daniel Miskinis said Tuesday, adding that he knows "some will not be pleased with the outcome."

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, shown here in a hospital in Denver. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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CDC, FDA To Review J&J Shot After 6 Blood Clot Cases Reported Out Of Nearly 7M Doses

In a statement on Tuesday, U.S. authorities said they are "reviewing data involving six reported U.S. cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the J&J vaccine."

Ezhil Arasi (left) and Ranjith Kumar. The pandemic kept her from her pregnancy checkups. Their baby was born with an intestinal blockage that required surgery and died during the procedure. Doctors told Ranjith that if his wife had been examined regularly during her pregnancy, there could have been a different outcome. Ranjith Kumar hide caption

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India's Crusade To Save Babies And Moms In The Pandemic

A UNICEF report estimates that hundreds of thousands of babies in South Asia alone have died because of the inability of pregnant women to get appropriate care. India is seeking solutions.

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Hundreds Of Companies Call For U.S. To Slash Carbon Emissions

In a move to curb climate change, an open letter from companies including Apple and Walmart calls on the Biden administration to cut U.S. emissions to at least half of 2005 levels by 2030.

South Korean activists wearing protective clothing and a mask of Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga protest near the Japanese embassy in Seoul against Japan's decision to release Fukushima wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Japan To Dump Wastewater From Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Plant Into Pacific Ocean

Despite Tokyo's assurances that the move will not pose a threat to people or the environment, the decision has been roundly criticized by local fishermen, environmental groups and Japan's neighbors.

Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, oversaw the report on leading threats to the United States, which cites four countries — China, Russia, Iran and North Korea. Haines is set to testify about the report to Congress on Wednesday and Thursday. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Biden's National Security Team Lists Leading Threats, With China At The Top

The intelligence community views four countries as posing the main security challenges over the next year: China, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.

Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the Capitol on Tuesday. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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'Enough Is Enough': Democrats Push For GOP Support On Asian American Hate Crimes Bill

The legislation would address the spike in hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Democrats need GOP votes to advance the bill in the Senate this week.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan's New Album Touches On Health, Being Alone, And Money

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Though these songs may sound like they were inspired by the pandemic, Aaron Lee Tasjan's had an anxious mind since before the lockdown.

Aaron Lee Tasjan on World Cafe

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Workers at a ShopRite supermarket stock shelves on April 24, 2020 in Plainview, New York. Consumer prices jumped in March, marking a return of inflation, but the Federal Reserve insists any uptick will be temporary. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumer Prices Jumped. Should You Worry? That's Sparking A Heated Debate

Consumer prices jumped last month as businesses struggled to keep pace with booming demand, but the Biden administration and the Federal Reserve say the uptick in inflation is likely to be temporary.

Christine Wormuth, pictured testifying on Capitol Hill in March 2015 during her tenure as defense undersecretary for policy, is President Biden's pick for secretary of the Army. Gabriella Demczuk/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden To Nominate Christine Wormuth As 1st Female Secretary Of The Army

With an extensive background in foreign policy and national security, Christine Wormuth would be the first woman to serve as secretary of the Army if confirmed by the Senate.

Officer Joe Guttierrez aims his weapon at Lt. Caron Navario during a traffic stop. Navario is suing Guttierrez and the other officer, Daniel Crocker, for violation of his constitutional rights. NPR screenshot/Windsor Police Department body camera footage hide caption

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Virginia Attorney General Investigating Windsor Police Department

The Attorney General's office requested documents on the department's use of force policies and personnel records for the officers who pepper-sprayed Lt. Caron Nazario on Dec. 5.

People arrive to drop off mail-in ballots or vote in person at an early voting location in Phoenix on Oct. 16, 2020. Republicans in Arizona are weighing measures to make the state's voting rules more restrictive. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After Georgia: Here Are 4 States To Watch Next On Voting Legislation

Republican lawmakers in many states have proposed measures that would make their states' voting rules more restrictive. Of note are Arizona, Texas, Florida and Michigan.

A mass vaccination site at the Lumen Field Event Center in Seattle had plenty of takers for the COVID-19 vaccine when it opened in mid-March. Though some relatively rare cases of coronavirus infection have been documented despite vaccination, "I don't see anything that changes our concept of the vaccine and its efficacy," says Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Studies 'Breakthrough' COVID Cases Among People Already Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don't always provide perfect protection. Some vaccinated people later exposed to the virus still get sick. Why and how often that happens is under study.

CDC Studies 'Breakthrough' COVID Cases Among People Already Vaccinated

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