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After Gov. DeSantis Cracks Down, Disney World Theme Park Pauses Vaccine Mandate
“We believe that our approach to mandatory vaccines has been the right one as we've continued to focus on the safety and well-being of our cast members and guests. We will address legal developments as appropriate,” Disney said.
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Jury Holds Pharmacies Responsible for Role in Opioid Crisis
CLEVELAND (AP) — CVS, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tuesday in a verdict that could set the tone for U.S. city and county governments that want to hold pharmacies accountable for their roles in the opioid crisis.
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Jurors Begin 2nd Day of Deliberations in Ahmaud Arbery Trial
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Jury deliberations resumed for a second day Wednesday in the trial of the three white men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery after the 25-year-old Black man was spotted running in their coastal Georgia neighborhood.
Waukesha Parade Suspect Was Free on Bail During Deadly Crash
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The suspect in a Christmas parade crash in suburban Milwaukee that killed five people was free on $1,000 bail posted just two days before the deadly event, a fact that is leading to a review of what happened and renewed calls for giving judges more power to set higher bails.
Rittenhouse Tells Fox News “Not a Racist Person,” Backs BLM
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer, said in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night he's “not a racist person” and supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
Defendants in Arbery Case Can’t Use Self-Defense, Prosecutor Says
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery had no right to claim self-defense because they were the ones who provoked a confrontation with the 25-year-old Black man while he was running in their neighborhood, a prosecutor told jurors in her final closing arguments Tuesday.
Attorneys Make Final Case to Jurors in Ahmaud Arbery’s Death
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys on Monday offered their final words to the jury in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, with the prosecution saying that three white men chased him solely “because he was a Black man running down the street” and the defense repeatedly blaming Arbery for his own death.
Wisconsin SUV Driver in Parade Crash May Have Been Fleeing a Crime
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing from a crime, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
Jury in Ahmaud Arbery Death Trial To Hear Closing Arguments
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys were scheduled to give closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of three white men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, whose death became part of a broader reckoning on racial injustice in the criminal legal system.