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Chauvin appears in court

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/08/20, 05:20 pm

A Hennepin County, Minn., judge set bail at $1 million with conditions for the officer charged with murdering George Floyd. Derek Chauvin appeared in court via closed-circuit television on Monday afternoon from state prison in Oakdale, Minn. He faces charges of second-degree murder without intent, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Floyd died two weeks ago after Chauvin knelt on his neck while attempting to arrest him. Chauvin’s next court appearance is June 29.

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Supreme Court upholds some church restrictions

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/30/20, 06:00 pm

South Bay United Pentecostal Church must limit its in-person worship services to 100 people after the U.S. Supreme Court denied its emergency appeal. The San Diego–area congregation sued to block California’s coronavirus-related restrictions limiting church attendance to 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 100. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the four liberal justices in rejecting the appeal late on Friday.

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Shuttered churches to reopen

Religious Liberty | California, Minnesota resume worship after church bans challenged
by Steve West
Posted 5/26/20, 07:17 pm

In Los Angeles, you could line up at the local marijuana dispensary, purchase liquor, and shop at the local Walmart or Costco during the coronavirus pandemic but you couldn’t gather for church. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, changed that on Monday when he gave in to pressure and relaxed restrictions on in-person worship.

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