Stacey Plaskett Addresses Emotional Toll Of Seeing Black Women Used in Trump Defense

February 12, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
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The delegate from the U.S. Virgin Islands discussed the stinging impact of some of the video clips, played by Trump's defense attorneys, of responses to last summer's protests for racial justice.

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Prosecutors accuse the former officer and others of using excessive force and violating George Floyd's rights. The rare federal charges follow state charges in a trial where Chauvin was convicted.

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Florida's governor signed a new law that puts new restrictions on voting. Opponents have already filed lawsuits, saying it's aimed at suppressing the Democratic vote.

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The bill was criticized by Democrats, progressive groups, and voting rights advocates as "voter suppression." Republicans view it as "sensible election integrity legislation."

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The president rolled out a plan to overhaul the immigration system on his first day in office. Last week he shifted to talk about a narrower approach. Some advocates feel abandoned.

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, 51, will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday on her decision not to run for reelection as the city's leader.

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Lawmakers in Washington report progress on bipartisan policing legislation, but some key sticking points remain, including qualified immunity that shields officers from many lawsuits.

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New York GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik is positioning herself to replace Liz Cheney as the number three House Republican leader. She came to Congress as a moderate but shifted to become a top Trump ally.

May 6 - 4:01pm EDT

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed new voting restrictions into law. The Republican signed the measure live on Fox News.

May 6 - 11:31am EDT

President Biden encouraged restaurant owners who have been affected by the coronavirus crisis to apply for a grant under the $28.6 billion program.