Boulder mass shooting, Miami Beach state of emergency, Demi Lovato documentary: 5 things to know Tuesday

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Ten dead, including police officer, in Boulder supermarket shooting

Ten people were killed Monday, including a police officer, when a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. It was the second mass shooting in the U.S. in a week. The police officer who died was identified as Eric Talley, 51, an 11-year veteran on the Boulder force, who was responding to the King Soopers grocery market when he was gunned down. Immediate details on the shooting were scant, but officials have confirmed that a suspect is in custody. No motive for the attack was disclosed. The White House said President Joe Biden has been briefed on Monday’s attack and will be kept up to date on developments. The FBI office in Denver tweeted that it was assisting in the investigation at the request of the Boulder police.

  • Photo gallery:Police respond to shooting at King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado 
  • Colorado mass shootingweighs heavily on Buffaloes coach, players

Police say multiple people were killed in a shooting at a Colorado supermarket, including a police officer. Boulder police Cmdr. Kerry Yamaguchi said a person of interest is in custody. He didn't give more details on how many people were killed. (March 22)

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Today in coronavirus: NY expands vaccine eligibility to over-50s

All New Yorkers age 50 and older on Tuesday become eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine and can sign up beginning at 8 a.m. ET, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.  Previously, everyone age 60 and older could get vaccinated, as well as certain essential workers and people with select health conditions.  Cuomo said the state expanded eligibility because of promises from the federal government that vaccine supplies will keep increasing. Also Tuesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin says he will get a vaccine shot, answering critics who complained that his reluctance to get vaccinated was slowing the country’s rollout. 

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  • Exploring a funeral home director’s work amid the coronavirus: How the pandemic upended the business of death

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state is expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine to everyone age 50 and older. (March 22)

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Spring break: Miami Beach plans to extend state of emergency

Miami Beach plans to extend its state of emergency instituted for the entertainment district by city officials on Saturday to control spring break crowds. The declaration of extension, expected Tuesday, will authorize a curfew Thursday night through early Monday morning that will be eligible for extension on a weekly basis through April 13, Melissa Berthier, spokesperson for the city of Miami Beach told USA TODAY.  The amended state of emergency will also limit traffic on three causeways leading to South Beach in an effort to keep all but residents, hotel guests and employees from driving onto the island. The decision comes after Miami Beach Police said more than 1,000 people have been arrested this spring break season.   

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Miami Beach has declared a state of emergency in its entertainment district due to an influx of spring breakers who have inundated the city.

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One more juror needed in trial of Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death

Jury selection in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd will resume Tuesday ahead of opening arguments next week. Fourteen of 15 total jurors have been selected so far — 12 to deliberate and three to serve as alternates. Attorneys for the defense and prosecution have spent the past two weeks questioning potential jurors about their views on racism, discrimination, policing of communities of color and Black Lives Matter. As of Monday afternoon, the defense has used 14 of its 18 peremptory challenges, which it can use to strike potential jurors without having to explain why. The state has used eight of its 10. Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.  

  • Derek Chauvin’s attorney says the murder trial “is not about race.” His own line of questioning suggests otherwise.

Americans' views on race and policing shift as Derek Chauvin trial begins.

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Demi Lovato lays it all on the table in her upcoming documentary ‘Dancing with the Devil’

Demi Lovato is opening up in a harrowing new YouTube docuseries “Dancing with the Devil,” out Tuesday, which details the leadup and aftermath of her near-fatal overdose. The four-part documentary follows Lovato’s journey with her mental and physical health on the heels of the overdose and subsequent hospitalization in 2018. “I had a heart attack,” Lovato said in the documentary’s trailer, adding that doctors told her she had been found maybe “five to 10 minutes” before dying. In July 2018, Lovato was hospitalized for an overdose just a month after she admitted in her single “Sober” that she had relapsed. Lovato told reporters a desire to help fans on similar journeys fueled her decision to talk openly about her experience. 

  • Here’s how to watch Demi Lovato’s ‘Dancing with the Devil.’
  • ‘I feel so good’: Demi Lovato says she had to ‘essentially die to wake up’

Demi Lovato's near-fatal 2018 drug overdose caused her to suffer three strokes and a heart attack as doctors fought to save her life.

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