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Why is Derek Chauvin being charged with third-degree murder rather than first? This is what prosecutors told me
While Minneapolis chief of police Medaria Arradondo has been applauded for immediately firing the four officers involved in 46-year-old George Floyd’s death just over a week ago, questions about prosecutors’ choice to charge former officer Derek Chauvin with third-degree murder rather than a more serious charge continue to provoke outrage.
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A man died after suffering a tiny cut from the tip of a kitchen knife following a row over a coat between two friends, a court has heard. James O'Keefe probably "brushed off" the 1.5cm-deep wound to his right thigh and did not seek medical help, the Old Bailey was told. Prosecutor Julian Evans told jurors the pair had got into an argument while drinking at the flat of another friend, Jan Farnham, in Crouch End, north London, on 9 December last year.
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Anyone anxious about the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis can sleep easy now. Boris Johnson has decided to “take back control” of the response. His Vote Leave advisers really do sound like a stuck record, playing their greatest hits over and over.No surprise, then, that the cabinet’s new structure will replicate the one set up last year to handle Brexit. The daily C-19 group of Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock is being abolished. Its four sub-groups will be replaced by committees chaired by Johnson (strategy) and Gove(operations).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made another appearance via video link on Tuesday, sending their support to Australia's firefighters, paramedics and police in a heartfelt message to mark the country's inaugural Thank A First Responder Day. Sweetly, Kate seemed to pay a subtle tribute to Australia with her outfit, wearing the dress she had worn during her visit to the country with Prince William and a baby Prince George in April 2014. There's even a funny story behind her choice!Loading the player... WATCH: William and Kate send their support to Australia's first respondersThe gorgeous colour block dress was a hit with fans with its statement white panels and square neckline, but the royal revealed to onlookers that her husband wasn't quite so keen on her outfit. "William said I look like a banana!" she told a lady in the crowd.MORE: Royal ladies and their boldest colour clash outfitsThe £950 dress is a custom piece from the designer, which was originally made in white with smaller yellow panels - so Kate obviously wanted to make a statement with the bright shade. She later recycled it for a trip to the Wimbledon women's semi-finals in 2016, so she clearly didn't take William's feedback to heart - and she has a number of other dresses in the sunshine colour, too. Kate first wore the dress in Australia in 2014The Cambridges were reportedly due to be visiting Australia again this year, and sent their video message on Tuesday to recognise the efforts of those in the emergency service in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and the bushfire crisis earlier this year.GET THE LOOK: Yellow dress, £24, Very BUY NOWPrince William said: "Earlier this year we witnessed thousands of firefighters, supported by the wider first responder community, as they worked tirelessly risking their own lives to protect Australian communities from the devastating wildfires. The world was watching your efforts, and we were deeply moved by what we saw."MORE: The moving way Princess Margaret inspired her daughter Lady Sarah Chatto's elegant styleKate continued: "Sadly, you're now on the front line of yet another emergency. The Covid-19 outbreak has brought first responders across Australia together again. Day in, day out paramedics, police, firefighters and support staff work tirelessly to keep everybody safe, often risking not only their physical health, but also their mental wellbeing."This article contains affiliate links, which means HELLO! may earn a small commission if a reader clicks through and makes a purchase. More information.
Kate Middleton "snaps her fingers and Kensington Palace comes running" - that's what Meghan Markle has reportedly told pals after royal officials filed a legal complaint to Tatler.According to the Mail, the Duchess of Sussex said that while she was give no support after being "shredded" by the press, it's a different story for her sister-in-law.Markle's complaint is regardling a Tatler magazine, which ran a story about Kate - headlined "Catherine the Great".The article claimed Duchess of Cambridge had an eating disorder and that she was exhausted after taking on additional duties since Prince Harry and Markle stepped down as senior royals.In contrast, "Meghan said the Palace never once came to her defence when she was being shredded by the media," a friend told the Mail."Now Kate gets a bit of negative press, and the Palace comes out in less than 24 hours to rebuke the claims made against her."【ギャラリー】Kate meets athletes at the London Stadium22According to a friend of Meghan, the response to Kate's article has come as "... a slap in the face for Harry because he repeatedly asked for an updated, revised media policy - or at least a conversation about his concerns.""All fell on deaf ears, and then Kate comes along, snaps her fingers and gets an outpouring of support."Meghan says it's just so telling."She explained this was one of the main reasons why she and Harry said their goodbyes to royal life - the lack of support and complete disregard for the pain and anguish Meghan suffered while being crucified in the media."Meghan said, rather than backing her, she was made to feel like she was asking too much, expecting too much, when all she wanted was support from the powers that be."
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These 25 SUVs and crossovers for 2020 provide space for people and cargo, as well as the go-anywhere personas that make them so popular. From Car and Driver