Derek Chauvin trial begins as jury hears of ‘excessive force’ that took George Floyd’s life – live

Derek Chauvin trial begins as jury hears of ‘excessive force’ that took George Floyd’s life – live

March 29, 2021

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The White House press briefing has now concluded. Here’s where the day stands so far:

Jen Psaki said Joe Biden will also explain how he intends to pay for his infrastructure package when he lays out the proposal. Psaki added that the president is open to ideas from members of Congress on how to pay for the legislation.

Republicans have already indicated they will not support any plan that includes rolling back some of the tax cuts that Donald Trump signed into law.

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