PEOPLE: Here’s your daily update on Derek Chauvin’s murder trial. Yesterday, experts were brought to the stand. Paramedics testified that George Floyd had no pulse by the time they showed up to the scene - while Chauvin’s ex-supervisor said officers should have stopped restraining Floyd as soon as he stopped resisting. He also revealed that Chauvin didn’t tell him that he knelt on Floyd’s neck. Who also testified: Floyd’s girlfriend, who called Floyd a “mama’s boy” who was “broken” by the death of his mother. She also spoke about his struggle with addiction. Meanwhile, last month, a 26 year old Black man who was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge died in a Texas jail. The why: officers restrained and pepper-sprayed him...and then put a spit hood over his head. Now, seven officers are being fired over the death.
WORLD: Recently, Myanmar’s military cut allllll wireless internet services in the country. Quick refresher: a couple months ago, the military detained a bunch of gov leaders (including civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi), declared a one-year state of emergency, and took control of the country in a coup. Fast forward to yesterday, and the military suddenly charged Suu Kyi with violating the official secrets act. FYI, that could result in a 14 year prison sentence. Stay tuned. In other news, earlier today, an unmanned truck slid onto a train track in Taiwan, where it was soon hit by a train. At least 51 people were killed. It’s the island’s deadliest rail disaster.
POLITICS: ICYMI, the other day, Prez Biden unveiled his new infrastructure plan. The $2 trillion (yes, with a tr) plan would modernize 20,000 miles of roads, fix the country’s 10 “most economically significant bridges,” and focus on climate change and the environment. At first, there were hopes that the plan could get bipartisan support, but that’s been pretty much shut down. Hint: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he’ll fight the plan every step of the way - meaning Dems will have to pass it via budget reconciliation. Meanwhile, not even an hour ago, the US and Iran suddenly agreed to get together to discuss the Iran nuclear deal. Big deal, since Prez Biden’s been looking to rejoin the nuclear deal after Trump ditched it.