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A picture of George Floyd hangs on a fence barrier that surrounds the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis during the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in March. The Justice Department is now bringing criminal charges against Chauvin over allegedly violating Floyd's rights and using excessive force in restraining him. CREDIT: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

The Justice Department has filed federal criminal charges against Derek Chauvin, accusing the former police officer of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of George Floyd. Floyd died after Chauvin pressed on his neck for more than nine minutes on the pavement outside a convenience store last year in Minneapolis. Continue Reading Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

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Medical workers with Delta Health Center prepare to vaccinate people in Leland, Miss., last week. In some places, rural hospital workers have been slow to get the vaccine themselves. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals ‘Needs To Be Fixed Now’

President Biden on Tuesday is set to announce new steps to reach rural Americans in the push to get as many people as possible vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official tells NPR. This emphasis comes as rural hospitals are raising alarms about the pace of vaccination — even among their own employees. Continue Reading Why Lagging COVID Vaccine Rate At Rural Hospitals ‘Needs To Be Fixed Now’

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