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U.S. weighs next steps for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot amid reports of clotting
News/Health: U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate a handful of unusual blood clots in people who received Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine — a one-dose shot that many countries were eagerly awaiting to help speed up virus protection.
Manslaughter charge expected for Minnesota officer who shot Black man in Minneapolis suburb
News: Kim Potter, a Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb was expected to be charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday, local media reported.
Biden announces complete U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden is announcing his plan for withdrawing remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan, declaring that the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, "cannot explain" why American forces should still be there 20 years after the deadly assault on the United States.
Broad missteps left Capitol Police unprepared for Jan. 6 riot, internal report finds
News/World: A blistering internal report by the U.S. Capitol Police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the Jan. 6 insurrection — riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that couldn't be used, inadequate training and an intelligence division that had few set standards.
Bernie Madoff, who orchestrated largest known Ponzi scheme in history, dead at 82
News/World: Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, who was convicted for running the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, died on Wednesday in federal prison where he was serving a 150-year sentence, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said. He was 82.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
News/World: India's worst-hit and richest state Maharashtra will impose stricter restrictions for 15 days on Wednesday in an effort to stem the surge of coronavirus infections that is threatening to overcome hospitals.
South Korea mulls court fight over Japan's plan to release contaminated Fukushima water
News/World: South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered officials on Wednesday to explore petitioning an international court over Japan's decision to release water from its Fukushima nuclear plant, his spokesman said, amid protests by fisheries and environmental groups.
Canadian medical students in St. Vincent pull 'all-nighters' to help evacuees after volcano eruptions
Claire Matlock went from handling final exams as a medical student in St. Vincent to helping people devastated by the La Soufrière volcano eruption — and the volunteer efforts of the Kitchener, Ont., resident and her friends have extended far beyond expectations.
Calendar moves ever closer to an Olympics that will be different from anything we have seen before
Sports/Olympics: The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open in 100 days on July 23. But instead of a global spectacle, these Games will be all about restrictions and protocols to protect the health and safety of athletes and those around them.
Derek Chauvin justified in his use of force against George Floyd, witness tells murder trial
News/World: Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was justified in using his knees to pin down George Floyd, a use-of-force expert testified on Tuesday, contradicting testimony by former and current city police officers who said Chauvin's actions violated policy and were excessive.
Biden proposes summit amid tensions over Russia's military buildup near Ukraine
News/World: U.S. President Joe Biden proposed a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a telephone call on Tuesday in which Biden voiced concern about a Russian military buildup on Ukraine's borders, the White House said.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
News/World: British Columbia's provincial health officer is calling for patience among essential workers waiting for a vaccine that's being prioritized for people in areas where COVID-19 transmission is highest.
NASA prepares for a historic helicopter flight — on Mars
News/Technology & Science: Roughly 278 million kilometres away, a small, 1.8 kilogram helicopter is waiting to take its place in the history books alongside the Wright Brothers. It will be the first aircraft to fly on another planet.
Prosecution wraps up case in Chauvin murder trial with tearful testimony from Floyd's brother
News/World: As the prosecution wrapped up its case in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday, the court heard emotional testimony from the younger brother of George Floyd.