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Live from NPR news on Nora raum. A Virginia Town has announced that a police officer accused of pepper spraying a black army officer during a traffic. Stop has been fired NPR's Joel Rose reports. The state's Governor has called for an independent investigation military uniform when he was pulled over by police in December of 2020 few moments later cell phone video shows one of the officers squirted Nazario in the face with pepper spray before pulling them out of the vehicle. One of the officers wrote in a report that dezario was eluding police, but nizario's lawyer says he was simply looking for a well-lit place to pull over Governor Ralph Northam announced an independent investigation led by Virginia State Police in the town of Windsor announced that police officer, Joe Gutierrez who use the pepper spray against Nazario has been fired Joel Rose NPR news the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin resumes this morning. He's charged with a murderer.

George Floyd last year by kneeling at his neck for several minutes. Michigan is now leaving the country in new coronavirus infection. The rate is close to 500 positive cases for 100,000 people. Dr. Jeffrey. Desmond is the chief medical officer for the University of Michigan Health System. He says the states trying to get as many people vaccinated as possible but things on the horizon that's really going to be a game-changer as we have the vaccine. We know that all three vaccines are effective. They're safe. We know that they are effective against the variant. So it's really a race between Cuban and how quickly we can deliver that vaccine. He says the patient has he seen who developed covid-19 being vaccinated typically aren't ill enough to require hospitalization households in California. No longer have to limit the number of people attending at home religious gatherings because of endemic restrictions is the latest in a series of

Pill cases in which religious groups are challenging restrictions or Cala Maria Dillon from Member station. KQED has more the Supreme Court ruled Friday that California can't limit attendance at at home religious gatherings two people from three households a majority of 5/3 of justices wrote the California pandemic rules favorite secular activities, like dining inside restaurants or getting a haircut over religious practice inside of people's homes, like prayer meeting for Bible study the Reverend Jeremy Wang and Karen Bush residence of Santa Clara County challenge does Lem saying that you interfered with their constitutional right to the free exercise of religion, California says its policy of restricting social Gatherings is neutral because secular home Gatherings are also limited to three households the state plans to loosen those restrictions on April 15th for NPR news. I'm Raquel Maria Dillon, you're listening to NPR news.

A covid-19 lockdown in the United Kingdom is easing today after 3 months restaurants and pubs are able to provide an outside service stores are we allowed to reopen as well as nail salons libraries in zoos are on is in a 10-day lockdown the begins Saturday as officials attempt to deal with a 4th wave of coronavirus infections. Guatemala is singing upsurge of covid-19 after the Easter holiday while it's a vaccination program is experiencing many challenges a new study says Guatemala has the 4th worst record in dealing with

Chaos, according to the World Health Organization in the Americas only Paraguay Honduras and Trinidad Tobago have a worse record though. No reliable covet statistics exist for any God. I want Venezuela and Cuba Guatemala self Minister pipe to testify before the nation's Congress this week about this and the recent purchase of millions of dollars of Russia Sputnik vaccine for NPR news summary of Martin the volcano continues to rumble on the Eastern Caribbean island of st. Vincent thousands of people have been forced from their homes. I'm Nora raum NPR news.
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