Midday News To Use: 9.24.2020

Justified Unrest?
Protests erupted around the nation after yesterday’s news that none of the three officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death would be charged with her killing. The decision drew swift criticism from demonstrators and justice minded people who wanted more serious charges and the three officers arrested. Two Louisville officers were shot and a suspect apprehended amid a night of unrest. A community activist said there was “a lot of sadness and weeping” as Taylor’s mother learned the news. More.

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Won’t Accept.
President Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power after Election Day, once again suggesting falsely that mail-in ballots would lead to widespread voter fraud. The President’s comments come as a tense political battle is playing out over who will fill the Supreme Court seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Up Up and Away
Thousands of commercial flight passengers may have been exposed to Covid-19 since the year started, according to the CDC. The nation is also no longer seeing the kind of decline in deaths as it did in early summer. In the middle of June we were seeing less than 20,000 infections per day. Yesterday there were nearly 50,000 new cases. On a more encouraging note, Johnson & Johnson announced that its single dose vaccine has entered Phase 3 trials.
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Golden Years
All dogs may go to heaven, so they say, but when older pooches wind up in shelters, chances of them living out their final years in contentment are slim. At Marty’s Place in Upper Freehold, New Jersey, however, the resident family of senior sanctuary dogs is getting a whole new “leash” on life. Marty’s Place founder Doreen Jakubcak understood that older dogs have significantly less chance of getting adopted, so she made it her mission to look out for the underdogs.
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A World Vision
As the United Nations marks its 75th anniversary, the Bahá’í International Community has released a statement on the occasion. The statement highlights the need for systems of global cooperation to be strengthened if humanity is to address the serious challenges of our time and seize the immense opportunities of the coming years for progress.
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