The Daily Populous

Tuesday June 2nd, 2020 night edition

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who pinned Floyd's neck to the ground with his knee before Floyd died, is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death on May 25.

The three other officers involved in the incident have not been charged.

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Ellison said on MSNBC that he is not prepared to say whether Chauvin should face greater charges.

"I can assure you that we're taking a fresh look at this," he said.

Determining potential charges for the other officers, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng, will be met with a "similar" process, Ellison said.

I don't want to have to defend this prosecution from false accusations of rush to judgement or pressure by the public," he said. »

Hesitancy to resume activities marks reopening challenges: POLL

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For all that, 57% say it's more important to try to control the spread of the virus than to try to restart the economy.

Sixty-three percent remain very or somewhat worried they or someone in their immediate family may catch the coronavirus.

And 68% in this poll, produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates, are worried about a possible second wave of infections. »

UK will VETO Donald Trump's bid to let Russia back into the G7

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The president also revived the idea of expanding the group, saying Russia, Australia, South Korea and India could be invited.

Donald Trump (pictured at the White House on Saturday) has said he wants to expand the G7 to include Russia again.

Boris Johnson (pictured in Downing Street today) will veto any attempt by Donald Trump to bring Russia back into the G7, his spokesman said. »

Confederate Statues and Other Symbols of Racism All Over the Country Were Destroyed by Protesters This Weekend

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In Fayetteville, North Carolina, protesters set fire to the Market House, the site where North Carolina delegates ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1789.

The UDC has built over 400 Confederate monuments on public land alone, according to a 2016 report by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Over the weekend it was defaced, and protesters set fire to it and attempted to pull it down. »

Russia not welcome at G7, Canada's Trudeau says

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada does not support Russia’s return to the Group of Seven, proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend, because Moscow continues to flout international law, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday.

On Saturday Trump said the G7, which groups the world’s most advanced economies, was a “very outdated group of countries” in its current format.

Russia still holds the territory, and various G7 governments have rebuffed previous calls from Trump to re-admit Moscow. »