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Morning News Podcast: George Floyd Murder Guilty Verdict, Vaccines

A.M. Edition for April 21. WSJ reporters discuss reactions as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is found guilty in the death of George Floyd. 

 WSJ’s Sabrina Siddiqui on vaccination challenges in the U.S. And, a soccer league meltdown in Europe. Marc Stewart hosts.

Aerial Views: ‘Coomera Falls – Australia’ (4K)

The Coomera Falls are situated within Lamington National Park, approximately 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the Queensland/New South Wales border. Located to the west of the Border Track, the falls descend 64 metres (210 ft) into Coomera Gorge. Access is via graded walking tracks in Lamington National Park that commence from Binna Burra. Also located in close proximity to the falls are the Bahnamboola Falls and the Neerigomindalala Falls.

The Coomera Circuit, a 17.5-kilometre (10.9 mi) walking track within the national park that provides ideal viewing of the falls, was rated in 2010 by the Australian Geographic Outdoor magazine as the second best day walk in Australia.

Walking Tour: ‘Bath – Somerset, England’

Bath is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths. In 2011, the population was 88,859. Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles west of London and 11 miles southeast of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage site in 1987.

Analysis: The Global Race To Produce ‘Lithium’ (WSJ)

Demand for lithium is expected to outpace global supply as consumers switch to battery-powered vehicles. With China currently leading in processing of the vital raw material, the U.S. government is looking to boost domestic production. Photo illustration: Carlos Waters/WSJ

Walking Tour: ‘Leipzig – Eastern Germany’ (4K)

Leipzig is the most populous city in the Germanstate of Saxony. With a population of 605,407 inhabitants as of 2021[6][7] (1.1 million[8] residents in the larger urban zone),[1] it is Germany’s eighth most populous city[9][10] as well as the second most populous city in the area of former East Germany after (EastBerlin. Together with Halle (Saale), the largest city of the neighbouring state of Saxony-Anhalt, the city forms the polycentric conurbation of Leipzig-Halle.[citation needed] Between the two cities (in Schkeuditz) lies Leipzig/Halle Airport.

City Views: ‘Osaka, Japan’

Osaka is a large port city and commercial center on the Japanese island of Honshu. It’s known for its modern architecture, nightlife and hearty street food. The 16th-century shogunate Osaka Castle, which has undergone several restorations, is its main historical landmark. It’s surrounded by a moat and park with plum, peach and cherry-blossom trees. Sumiyoshi-taisha is among Japan’s oldest Shinto shrines. 

Walking Tour: ‘Edinburgh – Capital Of Scotland’ (4K)

Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials.

Tributes: Google Honors The Life Of Singer Luther Vandross (1951-2005)

Google celebrated the life of Luther Vandross with an animated Doodle by Atlanta-based guest artist Sam Bass, on what would have been his 70th birthday.

Vandross was born in 1951 and began performing and writing songs while in high school, singing at the 1969 pilot of Sesame Street with the Apollo Theater’s performing arts group. His first big break came when his song Everybody Rejoice featured in the 1974 Broadway musical The Wiz.

Vandross went on to record 14 studio albums that went either platinum or multi-platinum, and he was nominated for 33 Grammy Awards, of which he won eight. Vandross suffered from diabetes and hypertension and had a severe stroke in 2003 that left him in a wheelchair. He died of a heart attack on 1 July 2005 at the age of 54.

Read more here: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en…

Morning News Podcast: Chauvin Jury Deliberates, European Soccer Wars

The jury is deliberating whether or not to convict former Minneapolis police Derek Chavin over the death of George Floyd.

Presiding Judge Peter Cahill will allow the jury to deliberate every day until 7pm, and if they reach a decision after sunset, the decision will be read the following morning.

  • Plus, a strong start to earnings season.
  • And, European soccer goes to war.

Guests: Axios’ Nick Halter, Aja Whitaker-Moore and Kendall Baker.