Global National: April 21, 2021 | Black teen shot by Ohio police amid historic Chauvin verdict

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    Ma’Khia Bryant, a 16-year-old Black girl, was shot and killed by an officer outside her home, in Columbus, Ohio, after calling the police for help. Bryant was killed within a half-hour of the historic verdict against former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. As Mike Armstrong reports, the verdict has renewed hopes for racial justice and reform in America but highlights the work that still needs to be done.

    To the coronavirus pandemic: In Ontario, hospitals are overflowing with patients as the province grapples with a deepening third wave. Abigail Bimman reports on the desperate moves by a health-care system struggling to keep up.

    Ontario has promised more beds as a way of helping hospitals, but caring for the severely ill requires specialized staff and in particular, critical care nurses. As Caryn Lieberman reports, a year into the pandemic everyone is stretched thin.

    The Canadian Armed Forces member who stepped forward in 2018 with sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Jonathan Vance now wants to explain why and how she reported him. Mercedes Stephenson has more on an email Vance sent to the accuser.

    The B.1.617 coronavirus variant first discovered in India is fuelling a new surge of cases and deaths in that country. The United Kingdom is imposing new rules on some foreigners who were recently in India and as Redmond Shannon reports, Canada is wondering if it should adopt a similar strategy.

    People in Minneapolis are taking a moment to breathe a sigh of relief after Derek Chauvin was convicted of George Floyd’s death. As Heather Yourex-West reports, racial justice activists say the work is far from over.

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