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Reuters published this video item, entitled “Five stories you need to know for April 22, 2021” – below is their description.
Five stories to know for April 22: Justice Department launches investigation into Minneapolis police, Ohio shooting of Black teenage girl, Daunte Wright to be laid to rest, COVID-19 in India and protests in Russia.
1. The Justice Department launched a sweeping civil investigation into policing practices in Minneapolis following a jury’s verdict that former city police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd.
2. State investigators in Columbus, Ohio, were probing the fatal police shooting of teenager Ma’Khia Bryant in a confrontation caught on body-camera video.
3. Two days after a Minneapolis jury found a white police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd, the city will lay to rest Daunte Wright, another Black man whose violent death has raised fresh concerns over the way police treat people of color.
4. India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 new COVID-19 infections as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of the country’s crumbling health services to cope.
5. Police rounded up more than 1,700 protesters as Russians in dozens of cities took part in rallies organized by allies of hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny over his failing health in jail.
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