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‘I can’t breathe:’ Five years later, Eric Garner’s family is still seeking justice

Wesley Lowery on the disciplinary hearing for the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. Ashley Parker about what President Trump calls “the I-word.” And Steven Goff unpacks criticism of the U.S. women’s domination in their first World Cup game.
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Five years later, Eric Garner’s death is back in focus
Three words caught on tape, “I can’t breathe,” helped ignite the Black Lives Matter movement. And now, five years later, Eric Garner’s death continues to shape the conversation around police brutality in America.

“Garner’s killing has yet to be fully adjudicated,” says national correspondent Wesley Lowery.

Daniel Pantaleo, the New York Police Department officer involved in Garner’s death, was not indicted by a grand injury. But Pantaleo recently faced a disciplinary hearing that Lowery says “will decide whether the officer who was most responsible for Garner’s death will face formal repercussions for the fact that Eric Garner died that day.”

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“The I-word:” Trump’s obsession and aversion to impeachment
The president has coined a term for impeachment -- “The I-word” -- as Democratic lawmakers continue threatening to kick off proceedings. A threat that not all party leaders support.

White House reporter Ashley Parker says there is growing sentiment in the Oval Office that impeachment proceedings would be a political win for the president.

“As Democrats struggle with how to handle the push from their liberal flank to impeach the president,” Parker says, “Trump himself is eager to avoid any such proceedings — while also fixated on how to respond if it happens.”

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What’s wrong with winning?
The U.S. women’s soccer team is off to a strong start, with a record-breaking win of 13-0 against Thailand. Sports reporter Steven Goff says the team has no intention of pulling back in their quest for the World Cup championship.

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