Lawmakers are beginning to dig in to President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal while Democrats consider going it alone. More testimony from experts in use of force as the murder trial of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin continues.
And, some experts are worried that vaccine hesitancy and refusal could be high enough to prolong the pandemic.
1. The fourth day of the Chauvin trial continues after prosecutors presented jurors with several pieces of video evidence on Wednesday detailing the minutes before and after George Floyd’s death.
2. Four people were killed, one of them a child, in a shooting at an office building in suburban Los Angeles before the suspect, wounded in an exchange of gunfire with police, was taken into custody, police reported.
3. President Joe Biden called for a sweeping use of government power to reshape the world’s largest economy and counter China’s rise in a $2 trillion-plus proposal that was met with swift Republican resistance.
4. Myanmar activists burned copies of a military-framed constitution two months after the junta seized power, as a U.N. special envoy warned of the risk of a bloodbath because of an intensified crackdown on anti-coup protesters.
5. President Emmanuel Macron ordered France into its third national lockdown and said schools would close for three weeks as he sought to push back a third wave of COVID-19 infections that threatens to overwhelm hospitals.