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GEORGE FLOYD-OFFICERS-CIVIL RIGHTS Defense: Chauvin called ‘all of the shots’ when Floyd killed ST. PAUL, Minn.
Fired officer who apologized for assault seeking acquittal

Fired officer who apologized for assault seeking acquittal

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The former South Carolina police officer who apologized after attacking a Black man seemingly without provocation during an arrest last year now wants a jury to acquit him of a misdemeanor charge stemming from the incident.
Quebec launching communications blitz to convince unvaccinated to get COVID-19 shot

Quebec launching communications blitz to convince unvaccinated to get COVID-19 shot

MONTREAL — The Quebec government says a new "positive approach" to persuade people to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine will complement the punitive measures so far imposed to increase vaccination rates.
Some legislators in New Mexico tire of amateur status

Some legislators in New Mexico tire of amateur status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The nation's only unsalaried legislature is considering whether to abandon its amateur status that has endured for 110 years since New Mexico became a state.

Minnesota groups unite to oppose marijuana legalization

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several businesses, trade groups and social organizations announced the formation of a coalition on Monday opposing legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota as the measure's supporters signal another push for the issue a

Court strikes Michigan law to make petition drives harder

DETROIT (AP) — An effort by Republicans to make it harder to change Michigan law through petition drives was declared unconstitutional Monday by the state Supreme Court.

Man charged in contraband drop attempt at Georgia prison

MCRAE-HELENA, Ga. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been arrested by a Georgia sheriff who says the man was trying to drop marijuana and other contraband into a state prison using a drone.
Recipe: Stop throwing out your pasta water

Recipe: Stop throwing out your pasta water

GEMELLI WITH TOMATOES, SALAMI AND FONTINA Talk to the best cooks in Italy, and they’ll tell you the secret to great pasta is an ingredient many American cooks throw out — the starchy pasta cooking water.
COVID-19: Quebec reopens stores on Sundays, Ontario logs fewer hospitalizations

COVID-19: Quebec reopens stores on Sundays, Ontario logs fewer hospitalizations

MONTREAL — Sunday shoppers streamed back into Quebec stores for the first time in three weeks as a measure meant to curb soaring COVID-19-related hospitalization rates in the province came to an end amid declining patient numbers.
Youth's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools

Youth's overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools

HARTFORD, Conn.