Residents and activists challenged official accounts of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant. A video clip played in a news conference Tuesday showed the victim lunging toward two people before an officer fired four shots.
Formosa Plastics Group, a Taiwan-based giant, wants to build a vast new plant along the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana. But the complex is increasingly a target of groups concerned about environmental justice.
In a case tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, federal authorities said Brendan Hunt advocated killing Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The jury was sequestered and came to a decision on the verdict very shortly after the president spoke. It’s unlikely jurors were aware of President Biden’s comments, much less influenced by them. But, at the least, he created the perception that political pressure was being brought to bear.
Former senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), President Biden’s pick to be NASA administrator, said the ambitious moon program transcends politics and “has to be continued, regardless of who’s in the majority, of who’s in the presidency.”
The vast majority of students in Virginia’s largest school system will head into classrooms five days a week for in-person lessons, and almost all teachers will be required to report to work in person.
Some in Major League Baseball, like in so many other industries, have pointed to the arrival of vaccines as the beginning of a return to normal. But the league is learning that widespread vaccination is not as linear a process as it may seem — or as unpolarizing a suggestion as some might hope.