Overview of Derek Chauvin trial, likely to last weeks

Photo courtesy of munshots, Unsplash Derek Chauvin’s criminal court trial commenced its opening statements on March 29. Defendants and plaintiffs are expected to present their arguments to Hennepin County Judge Peter A. Cahill in the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis.  Cameras have been authorized to record Chauvin’s trial out […]

Researchers are studying two new COVID variants

Photo courtesy of Prasesh Shiwakoti (Lomash), Unsplash For the past weeks, scientists have been analyzing two new variants of the coronavirus propagating throughout the country.  A virus mutation known as the B.1.526 has been identified in New York City. The B.1.427 or B.1.429 strain also appeared in California.  Researchers have found […]

U.S. military strikes Syria and Iraq, 22 killed

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Flickr A U.S military airstrike dispatched by President Joe Biden targeted several buildings located between al-Bukamal, Syria and Qaim, Iraq at 1:00 a.m. local Syrian time last week. London-based human rights organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the deaths of 22 individuals from the […]

Lawmakers push for a second COVID stimulus package

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons There are less than four weeks left before Congress adjourns for winter break. Lawmakers of various political parties have been pressuring both Democrats and Republicans to compromise on their proposals for a COVID-19 monetary relief. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]