Liveblog - In case you missed it: Headlines 04/21/21

With so many crazy things happening, sometimes things fall through the cracks.  Here are some headlines that you may find interesting and worth discussing. Please feel free to post ‘headlines’ you would like to share that we may have missed.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION:

  • Biden presses employers to provide paid time off for vaccine shots, recovery

Congress:

  • The Senate confirmed her regardless of Cancun Cruz faux outrage:
    • The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted to confirm Vanita Gupta, President Biden‘s nominee for the No. 3 position at the Department of Justice (DOJ), despite stiff opposition from Republicans who had criticized her civil rights advocacy during the Trump administration. Just one Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), voted in favor of Gupta.

COVID-19 Updates and COVIDIOTS:

  • Peeling paint, unsanitary practices among issues at U.S. plant making J&J COVID-19 vaccine -FDA
  • California’s coronavirus case rate now the lowest in the continental U.S.
    • The state’s latest seven-day rate of new cases — 40.3 per 100,000 people — is dramatically lower than the nationwide rate of 135.3 and edged only by Hawaii, 39.1, over that same time period, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

White ISIS/MAGAts/ White Supremacists/Wing Nut Watch/GUNZ!:

Other Headlines:

  • Watch Stacey Abrams School John Kennedy

  • Chauvin In Solitary Confinement 23 Hours/Day

    Chauvin, who is still awaiting sentencing, is being held in the isolation wing of Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison because the state’s prison system fears for his safety.  The cells there are small and only contain a bench with a mattress pad, a toilet and sink, and a tiny shower and are constantly monitored by cameras as well as a guard inspection every 30 minutes.  He is allowed one hour for exercise, but is separated from other inmates.

  • Mark Twain died on April 21 in 1910

  • Chauvin jury could stay anonymous for a long time

    The judge who oversaw Derek Chauvin’s trial in George Floyd ’s death said the jury would remain anonymous until he deemed it safe to release their names, in an effort to not just protect the 12 jurors from outside influence but also to preserve Chauvin’s right to a fair trial.

    EXPLAINER: Chauvin jury could stay anonymous for a long time (apnews.com)

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