The Daily Populous

Saturday June 26th, 2021 night edition

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Chauvin was convicted of second- and third-degree murder, as well as second-degree manslaughter.

He is also prohibited from possessing any firearms, ammunition, or explosives for the rest of his life.

"But very briefly, though, I do want to give my condolences to the Floyd family.

The penalties for the nine who were sentenced before Chauvin ranged from six years, nine months, to life behind bars, with the median being 15 years.

Chauvin held his knee on Floyd's neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds, all stemming from Floyd allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill.

Now, as Derek Chauvin faces years behind bars, we must come together around our common humanity and continue on towards justice for all.".

To see the full, 22-page sentencing document submitted by Cahill, see below or click here if on a mobile phone. »

Even the Taliban are surprised at how fast they're advancing in Afghanistan

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Some Afghan government units have abandoned their weapons and vehicles without a major fight, as local officials reportedly negotiated surrender agreements with the Taliban.

The visit "will highlight the enduring partnership between the United States and Afghanistan as the military drawdown continues," the White House said.

The decision by the Taliban not to seize cities appears aimed at avoiding antagonizing U.S. and NATO forces as they depart. »

Justice Department to sue Georgia over sweeping voting restrictions

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The US Department of Justice will sue the state of Georgia over the passage of an elections law with far-reaching restrictions on voting, marking the first major challenge under President Joe Biden against a nationwide voter suppression campaign in Republican-dominated state legislatures.

The lawsuit will be carried by civil rights chief Kristen Clarke and associate attorney general Vanita Gupta, two recently appointed Justice Department officials with long careers in civil rights litigation.

The Justice Department will also issue new guidance ahead of those debates, Mr Garland said. »

'Worst is yet to come': Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns

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'Worst is yet to come': Disastrous future ahead for millions worldwide due to climate change, report warns.

"The worst is yet to come, affecting our children's and grandchildren's lives much more than our own," the report warns.

"Climate change will fundamentally reshape life on Earth in the coming decades, even if humans can tame planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions," according to Agence France-Presse , which obtained the report draft. »

South Florida building collapse near Miami: Live updates

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They are in the tunnels, they're in the water, they're on top of the rubble pile.

Levine Cava said the death toll remains at four and 159 people are still unaccounted for.

And they are eager, they are motivated to get in there," Levine Cava said of the search and rescue crews. »