Day 2 for the Whitmer Conspiracy Jury; Tigers late trade for an outfielder

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Michigan Governor Whitmer’s conspiracy jury deliberates for 2nd day

Jurors return for a second day of deliberations in the trial of four men charged with conspire to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

The jurors asked for a definition of “weapon” on Monday but otherwise gave no indication of the progress of their work. “We will do the same exercise” on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker said.

Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr., Daniel Harris and Brandon Caserta are charged with conspiracy to kidnap. Three of them also face additional charges, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, namely an explosive. (Read more here)

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Jurors return for a second day of deliberations in the trial of four men accused of conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Detroit is the biggest city to challenge 2020 census numbers

Majority-black Detroit has become the largest US city to challenge its 2020 census figures following a national count in which the US Census Bureau acknowledges that a higher percentage of African Americans were undercounted by over the past decade, according to the US Census Bureau.

Leaders of Michigan’s largest city, which is more than three-quarters black, had questioned the 2020 census results since last December when they published a report suggesting that more than 8% of occupied homes in 10 Detroit neighborhoods may have been underestimated.

Detroit filed its challenge late last week, according to the US Census Bureau. (Read more here)

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Tigers land outfielder in late-night blockbuster

the Detroit Tigers traded an infielder isaac paredes and a Tampa Bay Rays draft pick for the outfielder Austin Meadows. Meadows, 26, is coming off a season in which he hit 27 homers and 29 doubles while posting a .234 batting average, .315 on-base percentage and .458 hitting percentage.

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Russia faces growing outrage over new evidence of atrocities

Ukraine’s president was planning to address the UN’s most powerful body on Tuesday after even more gruesome evidence emerged of massacres of civilians in areas that Russian forces have recently left. Western countries have expelled dozens more diplomats from Moscow and weighed new sanctions as they expressed revulsion at what they say are war crimes.

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Moscow faced global revulsion and war crimes charges on Monday after Russia’s withdrawal from the outskirts of kyiv revealed streets, buildings and courtyards littered with corpses of what appeared to be civilians, many of them were obviously killed at point-blank range.

Weather forecast: Foggy morning but dry day — maybe the only one this week

Today may be the only day of the week without rain or snow, making it about the only day of this week with such a dry feature.


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