Zachary Evans
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Zachary Evans is a news writer for National Review Online. He is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces and a trained violist.Source
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New Footage of Columbus Shooting Released from Neighbor’s Security Camera | National Review

New Footage of Columbus Shooting Released from Neighbor’s Security Camera | National Review

Newly released footage of a police shooting in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday shows 16-year-old lunging at two girls with a knife before the officer shoots her.Footage of the altercation was captured on a security camera belonging to neighbor Donavon Brinson, initially reported by the . During the altercation, one of the people filmed yells “I’m gonna stab the f*** out of you, b****,” at the moment that Bryant was filmed attacking a girl with a knife. It is unclear from the footage if it was Bryant who said those words.[Warning: graphic content.]In new video, Makhia Bryant can be heard...

Apr 22
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AG Garland Opens Probe into ‘Unconstitutional’ Practices at Minneapolis Police Department | National Review

AG Garland Opens Probe into ‘Unconstitutional’ Practices at Minneapolis Police Department | National Review

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation into potentially “unconstitutional” practices at the Minneapolis police department.The against former officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of resident George Floyd “does not address potentially systemic policing issues in Minneapolis,” Garland said during a Wednesday address.“Today, I am announcing that the Justice Department has opened a civil investigation to determine whether the Minneapolis police department engages in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional or unlawful...

Apr 21
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Biden: Floyd’s Murder Exposed the ‘Stain’ of ‘Systemic Racism’ on ‘Our Nation’s Soul’ | National Review

Biden: Floyd’s Murder Exposed the ‘Stain’ of ‘Systemic Racism’ on ‘Our Nation’s Soul’ | National Review

In comments made just hours after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering George Floyd, President Biden said that the incident exposed the “stain” of “systemic racism” in America for the world to see.“It was a murder in the full light of day and it ripped the blinders off the whole world to see,” Biden said during the Tuesday evening address. “Systemic racism is a stain on our nation’s soul.”Riots broke out in Minneapolis and across several American cities after footage of Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes went viral, garnering...

Apr 20
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Chauvin Found Guilty on All Counts in George Floyd Trial | National Review

Chauvin Found Guilty on All Counts in George Floyd Trial | National Review

Former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of all charges on Tuesday in the killing of African American resident George Floyd during his arrest in May 2020.Chauvin was convicted of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Jury deliberations lasted just over ten hours, making for a relatively speedy verdict. The jury members were kept anonymous during the trial to protect their safety.The of second-degree murder carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison, while third-degree murder carries up to 25 years in prison and second-degree manslaughter up...

Apr 20
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Officer Brian Sicknick Died of Natural Causes after Capitol Riot, Medical Examiner Says | National Review

Officer Brian Sicknick Died of Natural Causes after Capitol Riot, Medical Examiner Says | National Review

Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick died of natural causes a day after supporters of President Trump rioted at the Capitol on January 6, the chief medical examiner for Washington, D.C., told the Washington Post on Monday.Francisco J. Diaz, the examiner, said Sicknick died after suffering two strokes the day after the riot, caused by a blood clot that prevented flow to the base of Sicknick’s brain stem. Diaz added that “all that transpired” during the Capitol riot “played a role in his condition.”Two rioters are charged with attacking Sicknick with a chemical irritant. Diaz’s determination...

Apr 19
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DeSantis Hints at Political Consequences for Companies That ‘Genuflect’ to ‘Wokeness’ | National Review

DeSantis Hints at Political Consequences for Companies That ‘Genuflect’ to ‘Wokeness’ | National Review

Florida governor Ron DeSantis warned corporations against trying to “genuflect” to “wokeness” in comments on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures.When asked what he thought about Major League Baseball’s decision to move the All-Star Game away from Atlanta, Ga., hinted that corporations should expect some form of retaliation.MLB moved the All-Star Game to Denver, Colo., in protest of Georgia’s recently-passed elections law that mandates photo identification from all voters, bans political groups from handing out food and water at polling stations, and enacts various other measures.“I guess they...

Apr 18
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Manchin Comes Out against Biden Infrastructure Bill | National Review

Manchin Comes Out against Biden Infrastructure Bill | National Review

Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) said he would oppose raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent, a key component of the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill, in a radio interview with West Virginia’s Metro News.“As the bill exists today, it needs to be changed,” Manchin told host Hoppy Kercheval. The senator added that he could support raising the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, but not to 28 percent as envisioned in the bill, because it would hurt the country’s market competitiveness.“It’s more than just me, Hoppy,” Manchin said. “There’s six or seven other Democrats who feel...

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Roy Blunt Says Biden Could Easily Pass Infrastructure Bill with Narrower Focus | National Review

Roy Blunt Says Biden Could Easily Pass Infrastructure Bill with Narrower Focus | National Review

Senator Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) said that the Biden administration could pass an as long as the legislation deals solely with infrastructure, in an interview on Fox News Sunday.“I think there’s an easy win here for the White House if they would take that win, which is make this an infrastructure package, which is about 30 percent, even if you stretch the definition of infrastructure some, it’s about 30 percent of the $2.25 trillion we are talking about spending,” Blunt host Chris Wallace.Currently, however, Democrats are “trying to take 70 percent of this bill and call it infrastructure in a...

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MLB Expands Deal with Chinese Firm That Blocked NBA Team amid Hong Kong Spat | National Review

MLB Expands Deal with Chinese Firm That Blocked NBA Team amid Hong Kong Spat | National Review

Major League Baseball has expanded its contract with Chinese firm Tencent, the streaming service that briefly blocked National Basketball Association games amid a row over Hong Kong.The gives the firm rights to continue streaming MLB games in China until 2023. Additionally, the contract will allow Tencent to broadcast MLB games in other Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia, through its international service WeTV.News of the contract was on Thursday, one day before MLB it will move the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta, Ga., in protest of the state’s new voting law.“I have...

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Jon Stewart Endorses Lab-Leak Theory, Says Pandemic ‘More Than Likely Caused by Science’

Jon Stewart Endorses Lab-Leak Theory, Says Pandemic ‘More Than Likely Caused by Science’

Comedian Jon Stewart seemed to endorse the theory that the novel coronavirus leaked from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night. “I think we owe a great debt of gratitude to science,” Stewart said. “Science has, in many ways, helped ease the suffering of this pandemic, which was more than likely caused by science.” Colbert asked, “Do you mean perhaps there’s a chance that this was created in a lab?” “A chance?” Stewart said. “Oh my god, there’s a novel respiratory coronavirus overtaking Wuhan, China, what do we do? Oh, you...

Jun 15
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