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Prosecutors are playing it smart in Derek Chauvin's trial

A lot of police officers have testified as witnesses in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. So many have testified, in fact, that one could easily come away from watching the trial believing that prosecutors are overdoing it, and that calling so many duplicative witnesses might actually backfire.

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What to expect when you're expecting so much from the Quad

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, better known as the Quad, has been getting a lot of attention recently. When the leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia met virtually for their first group meeting on March 12, the meeting was called historic.

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Analysis: Newsmax's post-election ratings bonanza is over. What now?

Newsmax TV gained a lot of attention last fall when disaffected Fox News fans flocked to the channel en masse. For the first time in Fox's 24-year history, it had real and measurable 24/7 competition from the right. And that's still true -- but Newsmax's Nielsen ratings are way off their post-election highs.

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Missing element in the George Floyd murder trial

As a former prosecutor and criminal law professor in Minneapolis, I am fielding a lot of calls about the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering George Floyd in this city. The media wants to know about the charges, the jury selection, the effects of televising the case and what the lawyers might do. No one has asked me about the very thing that makes this case important: The racially disproportionate treatment of Black Americans by the police. The trial will be a cyclone circling around the unmoving mass at its center -- race -- that silently drives the fury around it.

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Trump got vaccinated in secret. Why this is a big deal

Dr. Peter Hotez says that if former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump had decided to reveal to the public that they received the Covid-19 vaccine it would have helped "melt away" a lot of vaccine hesitancy.

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Shopping for a car? Watch out for the 'destination fee'

When buying a car, there are a lot of things you can choose to pay for. There are navigation systems, leather seats or an extended warranty, for example. But there's one cost you won't be able to duck, and one you won't see rolled into the advertised sticker price: the destination fee.

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5 questions that need answers at the GameStop hearing

Congressional hearings often involve a lot of grandstanding. But as the House Financial Services Committee prepares to grill major players in the GameStop saga that shocked investors last month, there are still some big questions that need answers.

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