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News: The Top 5 Stories For April 9, 2021 (Video)

Five stories to know for April 9: Britain’s Prince Philip dies at the age of 99, the fate of the Dakota Access pipeline is at stake, Friend of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in sex trafficking case, Derek Chauvin’s trial continues and a gunman opens fire at a cabinet-making plant in Texas

1. Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99.

2. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will lay out its recommendations on the Dakota Access oil pipeline at a federal court hearing and the industry has grown worried that President Joe Biden’s administration will decide to shut it.

3. A friend of embattled Republican U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida is expected to plead guilty in a sex trafficking and fraud case in a federal court in Florida, two law enforcement officials said.

4. Medical experts used anatomical diagrams and charts to testify on Thursday that George Floyd was killed by police pinning him to the ground, not a drug overdose, challenging a key assertion by former police officer Derek Chauvin in his murder trial for Floyd’s deadly arrest.

5. A gunman opened fire at a cabinet-making plant in Texas where he worked, killing one person and wounding six others before he was taken into custody in the latest of several mass shootings in the United States over the past three weeks.

Morning News Podcast: $2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Floyd Murder Trial

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.

News: 5 Top Stories For April 6, 2021 (Video)

Five stories to know for April 6: Minneapolis Police Chief testimony, Iran nuclear talks, Biden and COVID variant, vaccine passports and Alexei Navalny is sick.

1. Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo testified against Derek Chauvin, saying he violated policy on respecting the “sanctity of life” during the deadly arrest of George Floyd last May. “I agree that the defendant violated our policy, in terms of rendering aid,” Arrandondo said. Watch the Derk Chauvin trial live: https://youtu.be/oFmtjMMdc9Q

2. Iran and the U.S. begin indirect talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna, Austria. Washington abandoned the deal three years ago.

3. President Joe Biden will deliver an update on COVID vaccinations as U.S. cases are rising in younger adults due to highly susceptible variants. Stay tuned for a White House COVID briefing.

4. The British government is assessing the ethical implications of vaccine passports. Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed proof of vaccination will not be needed for shops or pubs. “And on Monday 12th, I will be going to the pub myself and cautiously, but irreversibly, raising a pint of beer to my lips,” Johnson said. In the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci said vaccine passports will not be mandated.

5. Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was moved to a sick ward. He has symptoms of a respiratory illness and has been tested for the coronavirus.

OTHER TOP STORIES: -Global COVID-19 death toll surpasses 3 million amid new infections resurgence -Biden to speed up eligibility for vaccine as U.S. hits milestone -Skeptical president invites Netanyahu to form next Israeli government http://www.reuters.com

News: Top Stories – April 1

Five stories to know for April 1:

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.

Morning News Podast: George Floyd Murder Trial, Suez Canal Ship

The trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd begins today in Minneapolis. 

The massive cargo ship that’s been stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal is finally moving. And, Gun control activists want the Biden administration to make the issue a priority.