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Justice Department Brings Federal Criminal Charges Against Derek Chauvin, 3 Others

Prosecutors accuse the former officer and others of using excessive force and violating George Floyd's rights. The rare federal charges follow state charges in a trial in which Chauvin was convicted.
5 min

Florida State Senator Shevrin Jones On The State's New Election Laws

NPR's Noel King talks with Florida state Senator Shevrin Jones about his opposition to Florida's new elections law, which places more restrictions on early and mail-in voting.
2 min

DeSantis Signs New Voting Law With More Restrictions In Florida

Florida's governor signed a new law that puts new restrictions on voting. Opponents have already filed lawsuits, saying it's aimed at suppressing the Democratic vote.

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Planning An Outdoor Wedding In The Middle Of Cicada Season

When NPR producer Lauren Migaki realized that Brood X cicadas would likely overrun her June wedding, she decided to run with it. The couple will have chocolate cicada party favors on their big day.
11 min

Morning News Brief

Florida Gov. DeSantis signed a strict new voting law. Indians are not happy with Modi as the COVID-19 crisis grows. And, advocates criticize Biden's immigration plans.
5 min

Support For Guaranteed Income Programs Grows Due To Pandemic

The idea of giving Americans cash without conditions once seemed radical. But the pandemic has put a spotlight on income inequality and pushed the concept of a "guaranteed income" into the mainstream.
3 min

Environmental Concerns Arise Over Energy Needed To Mine Bitcoin

In one upstate New York community, a Bitcoin mining operation is drawing criticism from people who say the natural gas burned to make the cryptocurrency is causing too much pollution.