US Senate confirms Boston mayor Marty Walsh as labor secretary – live

Senate voted 68-29 to confirm the Democratic mayor as labor secretary on MondayMayorkas blames Trump for border woes as Republicans attack BidenUS trial finds AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is 79% effectiveSenate prepares for showdown over filibusterSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.27pm GMT Nick Tilsen, a Lakota activist who was arrested while leading a protest before Donald Trump’s visit to Mount Rushmore last year, said he has negotiated with prosecutors to drop charges against him, the Associated Press reports.
Tilsen, the president of an Indigenous advocacy organization called NDN Collective, told the Associated Press that he will participate in a prison diversion program in exchange for all but one charge against him being dropped – assault of a law enforcement officer.
My prayers are with our fellow Coloradans in this time of sadness and grief as we learn more about the extent of the tragedy.
Charges Dropped! Thank you to everybody for standing with us Land Defenders.
Thank you for the prayers and support!! #LandBack
Helicopter video streamed by local news showed two police officers escorting out a handcuffed, shirtless man in shorts with blood running one leg.Like my fellow Coloradans, I am closely watching unfolding events at King Soopers in Boulder.
11.11pm GMT The active shooter situation in Boulder, Colorado is still ongoing and authorities have not released much information from the scene at King Soopers grocery store.
Source: the guardian

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