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News Wrap: Democrats block effort to censure Maxine Waters for Chauvin trial comments

In our news wrap Tuesday, Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a vote on censuring congresswoman Maxine Waters. Latino lawyers and community leaders in Chicago called for a federal investigation of the police shooting of Adam Toledo. The Biden administration will allow 22,000 extra seasonal workers into the U.S. this year. Banks and tech stocks pulled the broader market down.

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  • Judy Woodruff:

    In the day's other news: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked a vote on censuring Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

    The California Democrat had said that, if Derek Chauvin were acquitted in the death of George Floyd, then — quote — "We have got to get more confrontational." Republicans argued that she was inciting violence. Waters denied it.

    Latino lawmakers and community leaders in Chicago called today for a federal investigation of the police shooting death of Adam Toledo. A Chicago officer killed the 13-year-old last month after a chase in a dark alley. The Latino leaders also demanded an accelerated overhaul of policing.

  • Arturo Jauregui:

    The killing of Adam Toledo at the hands of the police brings to the forefront the pressing needs to address the Chicago Police Department enforcement policies and practices in the Latino community. We cannot leave it up to the police department to investigate itself and expect meaningful reforms.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Police bodycam video appears to show the teenager dropping a gun and raising his hands a moment before the officer fired.

    COVID-19 infections set more records today. India had more than 200,000 new cases for a sixth straight day and 1,760 deaths. That is the most yet.

    Meanwhile, European regulators recommended that Johnson & Johnson's vaccine carry a warning label about extremely rare blood clots. But they said the vaccine's benefits far outweigh the risks.

    Carbon dioxide emissions are surging again, and the world economy recovers from the pandemic. The International Energy Agency, an intergovernmental group, predicts a 5 percent increase this year, approaching the peak levels of 2014. The group says demand for coal is driving the increase.

    In Russia, doctors for Alexei Navalny were barred from seeing him today at a prison hospital. The opposition leader is on hunger strike, protesting officials' refusal to let his doctors treat him for various problems.

    His personal physician says she and others waited for hours outside the prison hospital about 100 miles east of Moscow.

  • Dr. Anastasia Vasilyeva (through translator):

    We came, and they said we would meet the head doctor at 2:00 p.m. I don't understand why we can't come in. The doctors have left Alexei Navalny, their patient, in grave condition in the intensive care unit. It's absurd.

  • Judy Woodruff:

    Navalny did post to his Instagram account today. He said he looks like a skeleton, but is heartened by expressions of support.

    Rallies protesting his treatment are planned tomorrow across Russia.

    The president of Chad, Idriss Deby, has died after more than 30 years in power. The Central African nation's military says he was wounded outside the capital as he visited troops battling rebels. Deby had just been declared the winner of a sixth term in office. A transitional council named his son interim president.

    Back in this country, the Biden administration is allowing an extra 22,000 seasonal workers into the U.S. this year. That's on top of the yearly limit of 66,000. The jobs are mainly in hotels and restaurants, among other sectors.

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