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For Chauvin’s Trial Attorney, It’s All About Raising Doubt

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In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson questions Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Friday, April 9, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

Derek Chauvin’s defense attorney appears to be making a series of moves aimed at undermining a dominant narrative of George Floyd’s death — established through bystander video — of a reckless, arrogant cop ignoring a man’s “I can’t breathe” cries as his life is snuffed out.

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In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson questions Dr. Andrew Baker, Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner, as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides Friday, April 9, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

A Year After Smokestack Implosion Coated Little Village in Dust, Environmental Justice Fight Grinds On

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A still image from a video taken of the demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant smokestack, April 11, 2020. (Alejandro Reyes / YouTube)

One year ago, crews imploded the smokestack at the defunct Crawford coal plant, sending a plume of dust over Little Village but illuminating the impact that toxic air pollution caused by industrial operations has had on South and West side neighborhoods for decades.

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A still image from a video taken of the demolition of the Crawford Coal Plant smokestack, April 11, 2020. (Alejandro Reyes / YouTube)

Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices, April 10, 2021 - Full Show

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Univisión's Alex Hernández hosts Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices. (WTTW News)

Call to change CPD’s foot pursuit policy. Community outreach gets residents vaccinated. How a Pilsen mural documents the neighborhood's history. And Ana Hernandez gets La Última Palabra.

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Univisión's Alex Hernández hosts Chicago Tonight: Latino Voices. (WTTW News)

Little Village Community Leaders Say They Want More Than a Foot Pursuit Policy

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A vigil for Adam Toledo, the 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police on March 29, takes place in Little Village on Monday, April 5. (WTTW News)

The Little Village Community Council wants to meet with Mayor Lori Lightfoot about policing policy changes. They also want to meet with the police department about the shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo.

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A vigil for Adam Toledo, the 13-year-old boy fatally shot by police on March 29, takes place in Little Village on Monday, April 5. (WTTW News)

Community Organizers Lead the Charge to Get Residents Vaccinated

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In neighborhoods like La Villita and Back of the Yards, outreach workers are taking a ground-up approach to registering residents for vaccinations by meeting them in grocery stores and taquerias, and through texts and social media.

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La Ultima Palabra: Ana Hernandez

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Entrepreneur Ana Hernandez gets La Ultima Palabra on working women and embracing their aspirations. (WTTW News)

Why women should take their ideas and aspirations off the back burner.

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Entrepreneur Ana Hernandez gets La Ultima Palabra on working women and embracing their aspirations. (WTTW News)

More Black Americans Open to Vaccines After Outreach Efforts

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FILE - In this April 7, 2021, file photo, Wilbert Marshall, 71, left, pretends to be scared of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from a nurse at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Service Center in Clarksdale, Miss. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis)

Campaigns aimed at Black communities across the U.S. are making headway in the effort to persuade people that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. 

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FILE - In this April 7, 2021, file photo, Wilbert Marshall, 71, left, pretends to be scared of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from a nurse at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Service Center in Clarksdale, Miss. (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis)

After Amazon: Labor Tries to Regroup in Wake of Alabama Loss

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Amazon workers voted against forming a union, Friday, April 9, in Alabama, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. (AP Photo / Jay Reeves, File)

Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again.

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Amazon workers voted against forming a union, Friday, April 9, in Alabama, handing the online retail giant a decisive victory and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. (AP Photo / Jay Reeves, File)

High Court Halts Calif. Virus Rules Limiting Home Worship

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The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.The order from the court late Friday, April 9, 2021, is the latest in a recent string of cases in which the high court has barred officials from enforcing some coronavirus-related restrictions applying to religious gatherings. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.

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The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings.The order from the court late Friday, April 9, 2021, is the latest in a recent string of cases in which the high court has barred officials from enforcing some coronavirus-related restrictions applying to religious gatherings. (AP Photo / J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Toddler Out of Medical Coma After Chicago Road Rage Shooting

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Chicago police investigate in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive at East Monroe Street, where a 2-year-old boy was shot in the head while he was traveling inside a car near Grant Park, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Kayden Swann, a toddler shot in the head while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive, has been removed from a medically induced coma but remains in critical condition, a doctor said Saturday.

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Chicago police investigate in the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive at East Monroe Street, where a 2-year-old boy was shot in the head while he was traveling inside a car near Grant Park, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia / Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

US to Keep Migrant Families in Hotels Amid Rush for Space

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Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, April 9, 2021 another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. (AP Photo / Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool, File)

Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them.

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Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, April 9, 2021 another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for them. (AP Photo / Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool, File)

Biden Budget Seeks More for Schools, Health Care and Housing

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Biden released a wish list for the federal budget on Friday, asking for an 8.4% increase in agency operating budgets with substantial gains for Democratic priorities like education, health care, housing and environmental protection. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik, File)

President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget Friday, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care, housing and environmental protection.

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Biden released a wish list for the federal budget on Friday, asking for an 8.4% increase in agency operating budgets with substantial gains for Democratic priorities like education, health care, housing and environmental protection. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik, File)

Heart Disease, Fentanyl Contributed to George Floyd’s Death But Were Not Main Cause, Medical Examiner Says

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Crucial testimony is expected April 9, 2021 when the medical examiner who performed George Floyd’s autopsy takes the stand. Defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin are seen during the trial proceedings on April 8, 2021. (CNN Pool)

Hennepin County Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker’s testimony could be crucial, as Baker ruled Floyd’s death last May a homicide and identified the cause as “cardiopulmonary arrest” that occurred during “law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.”

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Crucial testimony is expected April 9, 2021 when the medical examiner who performed George Floyd’s autopsy takes the stand. Defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin are seen during the trial proceedings on April 8, 2021. (CNN Pool)

‘Nothing Less Than a Giant’: Rapper-Actor DMX Dies at 50

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The family of rapper DMX says he has died at age 50 after a career in which he delivered iconic hip-hop songs such as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem." A statement from the family says the Grammy-nominated rapper died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, "with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. He was rushed to a New York hospital from his home April 2. (AP Photo / David Goldman, File)

DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks and “What!” as an ad-lib, has died, according to a statement Friday from his family. He was 50.

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The family of rapper DMX says he has died at age 50 after a career in which he delivered iconic hip-hop songs such as “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem." A statement from the family says the Grammy-nominated rapper died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, "with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. He was rushed to a New York hospital from his home April 2. (AP Photo / David Goldman, File)

The Week in Review: Vaccine Eligibility Expanding Monday

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The state of Illinois will make coronavirus vaccines available to everyone 16 and older, a week ahead of the city – and Gov. J.B. Pritzker says if Chicagoans don’t want to wait, they’re welcome at state-supported sites in the suburbs. (WTTW News)

COVID-19 surges and vaccine eligibility expands. The vice president hits town. Strained relations between Mayor Lightfoot and Gov. Pritzker. And CTU may delay a return to class for high schoolers.

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The state of Illinois will make coronavirus vaccines available to everyone 16 and older, a week ahead of the city – and Gov. J.B. Pritzker says if Chicagoans don’t want to wait, they’re welcome at state-supported sites in the suburbs. (WTTW News)

Yelp Reviewers Vault Garfield Park Conservatory to Top Garden in the US and Canada

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Garfield Pak Conservatory's greenhouse and outdoor gardens are described as "serene and enveloping." (Garfield Park Conservatory / Facebook)

In a listing of the top 25 botanical gardens in the U.S. and Canada, as compiled by Yelp, the conservatory claimed the top spot. The Chicago Botanic Garden, also made the list, coming in 12th.

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Garfield Pak Conservatory's greenhouse and outdoor gardens are described as "serene and enveloping." (Garfield Park Conservatory / Facebook)

The Chicago Riverwalk is Now Open for Business

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Riverwalk bars, restaurants and other recreational vendors will open on a rolling schedule throughout the coming weeks, starting Friday with full service expected by the end of May, city officials said.

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