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The closely watched trial’s outcome will ripple outward in notable ways, according to legal analysts and others: Prosecutors appear more willing to bring charges against officers, and police leadership might feel more emboldened to try to dismiss troubled officers.
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Environmentalists had hoped that pandemic-related declines in emissions-fueling activity might signal a shift in consumption that could continue.
Rep. Frank Lucas (Okla.), ranking Republican on the House Science Committee, expressed concern that the White House removed Betsy Weatherhead without explanation.
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Many health workers talked about the betrayal they feel from the public — hero-worship one day, then refusal to wear masks the next, even if it would spare them the trauma of losing yet another patient.
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Elon Wilson served nearly two years in prison on charges based on evidence provided by former Fairfax County police officer Jonathan Freitag, now under FBI investigation.
State Sen. Amanda F. Chase alleged that jurors didn’t acquit Derek Chauvin because they feared violent backlash.
Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand talks to staff members at Key Center in Springfield in February. (Matt McClain/The Post)
The vast majority of students in Virginia’s largest school system will head into classrooms five days a week, and almost all teachers will be required to report to work in person.
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