Biden wants all US troops out of Afghanistan by September 11

President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all 3,500 US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, finally bringing an end to America’s longest war 20 years to the day after the terror attacks that prompted it. Biden is expected to announce the decision, which was first reported by the Washington Post and confirmed by Vox, on Wednesday. A senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday … Continue reading Biden wants all US troops out of Afghanistan by September 11

Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright resigns; police chief also steps down

The police officer identified in the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright and the police chief in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota have resigned, officials announced on Tuesday. Kim Potter, a 26-year department veteran, fatally shot Wright during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon. Wright died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, which classified the manner of death as a homicide. … Continue reading Minnesota officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright resigns; police chief also steps down

Barack Obama Says Daunte Wright’s Killing Is ‘Reminder of Just How Badly’ U.S. Needs to Reimagine Policing

Barack Obama said Tuesday he and wife Michelle Obama were grieving for Daunte Wright’s family and that the latest high-profile killing of a Black man is another reminder policing in the U.S. needs to be reimagined. Wright, 20, was fatally shot by a Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, police officer on Sunday afternoon during a traffic stop. That officer, a department veteran, has since been placed on … Continue reading Barack Obama Says Daunte Wright’s Killing Is ‘Reminder of Just How Badly’ U.S. Needs to Reimagine Policing

Officer recovering after being shot at Tennessee high school

A police officer injured Monday in a shooting at a Tennessee high school, where he is also a resource officer, is now in recovery, according to authorities. Knoxville Police Officer Adam Willson, who has been on the force 20 years, was shot in the upper leg at Austin-East Magnet High School and as of Tuesday was recovering from surgery, the department tweeted. “We are grateful … Continue reading Officer recovering after being shot at Tennessee high school

Canada waiting on J&J jabs despite US pause, first AstraZeneca clot found

Canada continues to expect its first shipment of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines at month’s end despite US and EU pauses over blood clot fears, officials said Tuesday, while also announcing a first Canadian clotting case linked to the AstraZeneca jab. US health authorities earlier recommended pausing the Johnson & Johnson shot while the company said it would delay its European rollout, after six American … Continue reading Canada waiting on J&J jabs despite US pause, first AstraZeneca clot found

The House is broken but Republicans can fix that

The House of Representatives is supposed to be for the people by design. It has shorter election cycles and smaller constituencies because its members are meant to be closer to the interests of Americans. For Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, the people have been shut out both literally and symbolically. The things Congress does matter, but so does how it does them. When it comes to … Continue reading The House is broken but Republicans can fix that

Apple event April 2021: New products are coming April 20

Apple is set to host its first product launch of the year where an updated iPad Pro and AirPods are expected. The company sent out press invitations for a virtual event — with the tagline “Spring Loaded” — that will take place on Tuesday, April 20, at its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. Ahead of the announcement, Siri revealed the date when users asked … Continue reading Apple event April 2021: New products are coming April 20