Iranian refugee on verge of medal after 3 taekwondo wins
Iranian defector Kimia Alizadeh is one victory away from winning the Refugee Olympic Team's first-ever medal after three impressive wins and a loss in the Tokyo Games' taekwondo tournament. Alizadeh shocked two-time Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones in the round of 16, beating the British champion 16-12. Alizadeh, a bronze medalist in Rio de Janeiro, lost 10-3 to Russian Tatiana Minina later Sunday in the semifinals of the women's 57-kilogram division.news.yahoo.com
Protests turn subdued after new charges in Floyd case
The most serious new charge Wednesday was an accusation of second-degree murder against Derek Chauvin, who was caught on video pressing his knee to Floyds neck. The three other officers at the scene were charged for the first time with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Protests were still big, but largely peaceful in California, where NBA stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson marched with protesters in Oakland. The new second-degree murder charge alleges that Chauvin caused Floyds death without intent while committing another felony, namely third-degree assault. The protests have also taken root overseas, including in Athens, London, Helsinki, Rotterdam and Bogota, among other cities.