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Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck area

MINNEAPOLIS — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck area — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9 1/2 minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin’s murder trial.

US military cites rising risk of Chinese move against Taiwan

WASHINGTON — The American military is warning that China is probably accelerating its timetable for capturing control of Taiwan, the island democracy that has been the chief source of tension between Washington and Beijing for decades and is widely seen as the most likely trigger for a potentially catastrophic U.S.-China war.

More governors publicly vaccinated, but Florida’s kept mum

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has received a single-dose coronavirus vaccine, his office confirmed Wednesday. He did so out of the public eye even as governors elsewhere across the political spectrum have been vaccinated publicly to reassure Americans that the shots are safe.

Major economies support $650 billion boost in IMF resources

WASHINGTON — Finance officials of the world’s major economies on Wednesday agreed on a proposal to boost the resources of the International Monetary Fund by $650 billion as a way to provide more support to vulnerable countries struggling to deal with a global pandemic.

2 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday

Tuesday’s cases were identified via the Enhanced Movement Quarantine or “Resort Bubble” post-travel test program. Contacts are being identified, directed to quarantine, and offered testing.