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Biden Calls Daunte Wright's Death 'Tragic' But Cautions Against Violence And Looting

The president delivered short remarks on the officer-involved shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, which led to protests overnight in Minnesota.

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'The Advantage Of Our Smallness': Bhutan Vaccinates 93% Of Adults In Under 2 Weeks

Just 12 days after the kingdom launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on March 27, health officials said 93% of eligible adults had received one dose of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

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Studies Confirm Racial, Ethnic Disparities In COVID-19 Hospitalizations And Visits

Two new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies shed additional light on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, with implications for vaccine distribution.

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WATCH: George Floyd's Brother Testifies In Derek Chauvin Trial

Philonise Floyd said people would go to church just because his brother was there: "He just was like a person everybody loved around the community. He just knew how to make people feel better."

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Germany Is Expected To Centralize Its COVID-19 Response. Some Fear It May Be Too Late

The country's scattershot approach, with each of 16 states imposing different regulations, has come under mounting criticism as cases surpass 3 million and hospitals warn they're running out of beds.

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Police Say 'Accidental Discharge' Of Gun Led To Daunte Wright's Death

Brooklyn Center police chief Tim Gannon said that the officer who shot Daunte Wright meant to deploy her taser — but pulled her gun instead.

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BMW’s Virtual Factory Uses AI to Hone the Assembly Line

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 13:00
The German automaker uses new software from chipmaker Nvidia to simulate train robots and human workers.
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Would You Use An App To Verify Your Vaccine Status? The Idea Is Here To Stay

From sporting arenas to colleges and cruise ships, many businesses are planning to ask customers to prove they've had their shots. Smartphone apps may be coming soon.

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100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune – “Prolonged shutdowns. Workforces that felt isolated and overwhelmed. You name it, COVID brought it. Still, these companies managed not just to muddle through, but to become role models. The takeaway seems clear: Businesses that treat employees well during the toughest of times will attract talent, even when the war for talent heats up. Here, the 100 hottest workplaces—and how they stay that way.”

Categories: Law and Legal

The Pariah – Upcoming Advance Review Copy Giveaway

My advance review copies of the US edition of The Pariah – Book one of The Covenant of Steel – have arrived. I’ll be running a giveaway for five signed copies exclusively to my mailing list subscribers on April 19th. If you want a chance to win one, sign up here before then: Mailing List Sign Up

I’m also delighted to report that I recently confirmed with Orbit that Steven Brand will be voicing The Pariah audiobook. Pre-order links to come as soon as they go live. 

*Cover illustration by Jaime Jones (www.artpad.org). Cover design by Lauren Panepinto (@Panepinto).

About the book:

The Pariah begins a new epic fantasy series of action, intrigue and magic from Anthony Ryan, a master storyteller who has taken the fantasy world by storm. 

Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path – one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier’s life in the king’s army. 

Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine’s rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?

The Pariah – Book One of the Covenant of Steel – will be released by Orbit in the US on August 24th and in the UK on August 26th, 2021.

Pre-order Links

UK ebook:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Apple Books  –  Kobo  –  Google Play

UK hardcover:  Amazon.co.uk  –  Waterstones  –  WH Smith  –  Wordery  – Bookshop.org

US ebook:  Amazon.com  –  Nook  –  Apple Books  –  Kobo  –  Google Play

US paperback:  Amazon.com  –  Barnes and Noble  –  Indiebound  –  Bookshop.org

Categories: Fiction for Fun

Chauvin Trial Judge Denies Request For Jury Sequestration After Police Shooting

Judge Peter Cahill said the jury would be sequestered beginning on Monday, when closing arguments are expected to start.

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Watch Live: Derek Chauvin Trial Testimony Enters 3rd Week

The prosecution is nearing the end of its case, and Chauvin's defense is expected to begin presenting its case this week.

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The Best Chromebooks for Every Budget

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 09:00
All in on Google services? Then check out our favorite Chrome OS laptops and 2-in-1 tablets for school, work, or home.
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Jurors In Chauvin Trial Have Security Escort, Are Partially Sequestered

When jurors report for duty each morning in Derek Chauvin's trial, they do so as a group, escorted into the courthouse building by sheriff's deputies.

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Vizio's M-Series Quantum Is Our Favorite TV for Under $500

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:00
The gorgeous quantum dot display makes Vizio's M-Series the best cheap TV you'll find.
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Scary Video Games Help Me Cope With My Fears About Reality

Wired Top Stories - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 08:00
From jump scares to terrifying monsters, games like Amnesia and Little Nightmares prepare me to handle a world filled with anxiety triggers.
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STS-1 Takes Flight

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:33
When space shuttle Columbia took to the skies, a new era of spaceflight took wing.
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A Picture Book About Children At The Border Aims To Spark Family Conversations

The new children's book Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz pulls from the author's interviews with migrant children detained in U.S. facilities in 2019.

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