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The Return to School, the Difficulty of Watching the Chauvin Trial, Bay Area Athletic Trainer Aids COVID-19 patients




A makeshift memorial in Minneapolis honors George Floyd as jury selection begins in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Closing arguments in the trial are expected the week of April 19th.
A makeshift memorial in Minneapolis honors George Floyd as jury selection begins in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin. Closing arguments in the trial are expected the week of April 19th.
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The Return to School - Parents and Education Advocates Weigh In

The Los Angeles Unified School District is starting to welcome younger students back to some campuses this week, with all schools and grades to follow in the next few weeks. On Monday, the Superintendent Austin Beutner also announced a plan to possibly extend the school year. The school board is expected to vote on the proposal later this month. Today, we hear from some parents and education advocates about all of this.

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'I Can't Watch, but I Have to Watch': the Difficulty of Watching the Chauvin Trial  

The defense in the trial of Derek Chauvin -- the former Minnesota police officer charged in the death of George Floyd-- rested its case. Chauvin declined to take the stand, informing the judge he would invoke the 5th Amendment. Closing arguments are expected next week. Leading up to this point, we’ve been confronted with difficult testimony, and videos and photos that are, frankly, really hard to watch. Much of the commentary about what’s been seen and heard the last few weeks of this trial suggest a specific type of privilege has been on display - one that distinctly comes with being in a position of power. 

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How One Athletic Trainer Has Helped COVID -19 Patients Build Back Lung Power

The pandemic has changed worklife for pretty much all of us.... Even for a high profile athletic trainer now helping COVID-19 patients recover from longterm symptoms. From the California Report, Amanda Font brings us his story.