Merrit Kennedy

Merrit Kennedy appears in the following:

After Years Of Detecting Land Mines, A Heroic Rat Is Hanging Up His Sniffer

Friday, June 04, 2021

Magawa is credited with saving lives. The African giant pouched rat has found 71 land mines and 38 items of unexploded ordnance. Now, he has reached retirement age after five years of service.

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Fired After Calling 911 On A Black Bird-Watcher, Amy Cooper Sues For Discrimination

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Amy Cooper filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, saying the company never investigated the incident that led to her firing — the confrontation between her and Christian Cooper.

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Israel And Hamas Agree To A Cease-Fire In The Gaza Conflict

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Officials in Gaza say at least 230 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict. In Israel, 12 people have been killed.

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Fauci Says He Expects Vaccines For Younger Children By The End Of Year Or Early 2022

Thursday, May 20, 2021

"If I had grandchildren, I would certainly recommend they get vaccinated," President Biden's chief medical adviser said. COVID-19 vaccines for younger children are being tested in clinical trials now.

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Biden Supports Cease-fire In Call To Netanyahu As Israel-Hamas Violence Escalates

Monday, May 17, 2021

In Washington, calls for an end to the fighting have intensified, including among Democrats in Congress who support Israel and even some Republicans.

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Jurors Have The Case In Chauvin Trial; Prosecutors Ended With Call For Common Sense

Monday, April 19, 2021

Prosecutor Jerry Blackwell said what happened to George Floyd last May was "so simple that a child could understand it." Blackwell quoted a 9-year-old witness who said, "Get off of him."

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Defense Presents Closing Arguments In Derek Chauvin Trial

Monday, April 19, 2021

Defense attorney Eric Nelson told jurors there was no evidence Chauvin "intentionally, purposefully applied unlawful force."

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'Believe Your Eyes': Prosecution Presents Closing Arguments In Derek Chauvin's Trial

Monday, April 19, 2021

"Use your common sense. Believe your eyes. What you saw, you saw," prosecutor Steve Schleicher told the jurors in closing arguments during Chauvin's murder trial.

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Testimony Ends Without Derek Chauvin Taking The Stand In His Trial

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Chauvin told Judge Peter Cahill that he would exercise his Fifth Amendment right. Closing arguments are expected to begin on Monday.

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Defense Medical Expert: Floyd's Manner Of Death 'Undetermined,' Not 'Homicide'

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dr. David Fowler disputed the conclusion by the Hennepin County medical examiner that "homicide" was the manner of George Floyd's death. The defense witness said the manner was "undetermined."

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Tiger Woods Crash Caused By Unsafe Speed, LA County Sheriff Says

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Investigators say that they believe Woods mistakenly hit the accelerator rather than the brake as he was negotiating a curve in February in the Los Angeles area.

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U.S. Capitol Police Officer Killed In Attack At Capitol Checkpoint

Friday, April 02, 2021

Police fatally shot the suspect they say rammed a car into a barrier and then lunged at officers with a knife. One officer was killed, and another was injured.

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Dominion Voting Systems Files $1.6 Billion Defamation Lawsuit Against Fox News

Friday, March 26, 2021

"Fox sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process," the voting machine company's lawsuit said.

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Minor League Baseball To Experiment With Robotic Umpires

Friday, March 12, 2021

The robot could help rein in different interpretations of the strike zone among umpires. It also limits the ability of catchers to frame a pitch. The machine will appear in select Low-A games.

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U.S. Intelligence: Saudi Crown Prince Approved Operation To Kill Jamal Khashoggi

Friday, February 26, 2021

Khashoggi was killed during a visit to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in 2018. The report is expected to damage the already complicated relations between the traditional allies.

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Tiger Woods 'Awake, Responsive' After Undergoing Surgery For Rollover Crash

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The legendary golfer suffered "multiple leg injuries," according to his agent. The sheriff's department said Woods was driving the only car involved in the collision.

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Shell Ordered To Compensate Nigerian Farmers Affected By Oil Spills

Friday, January 29, 2021

"Finally, there is some justice for the Nigerian people suffering the consequences of Shell's oil," said Eric Dooh, one of the Nigerian farmers who sued Shell.

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San Francisco May Rename Schools Named After Washington, Lincoln And Others

Thursday, January 28, 2021

The move to potentially change the names of 44 schools, approved by the school board this week, has sparked debate in San Francisco about its timing and whether the list is overly broad.

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European Union Warns AstraZeneca Over Reduction In Vaccine Shipments

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

"The companies must deliver. They must honor their obligations," the European Commission's president said after both AstraZeneca and Pfizer said they were experiencing shipping issues.

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NFL Invites 7,500 Health Care Workers To The Super Bowl

Friday, January 22, 2021

Most of the invitees work in the central Florida area, though all of the NFL's 32 clubs will pick health care workers from their communities to receive free tickets to the sport's biggest game.

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