As the world barrels into Year Three of the pandemic, Americans are entering a new phase or economic anxiety — an inescapable reality that shouts out at them in big bold numbers on countless signs dotting the nation's roadsides.
The shooting death of Amir Locke by a Minneapolis SWAT officer serving a no-knock warrant during a homicide investigation last week has prompted calls for an end to the practice of serving high-risk warrants on homes without giving occupants a chance to open the door.
There is now more optimism that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic may be ending -- and as other nations lift certain Covid-19 restrictions, some public health experts question whether US counties and cities should consider easing their guidance on mask-wearing or social distancing, as well.
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