The Morning Dispatch: Chauvin Found Guilty

Happy Wednesday! First things first: Ted Lasso is coming back on July 23—and we’ve got a trailer!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • A jury on Tuesday found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of all three charges brought against him following the death of George Floyd: Second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter.

  • The European Medicines Agency concluded Tuesday that blood clotting should be listed as a “very rare” side effect of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, but that the “benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for people who receive it.”

  • U.S. ambassador to Russia John Sullivan—a holdover from the Trump administration—said Tuesday he will return to Washington for consultations with the Biden administration on U.S.-Russia relations, but plans to head back to Moscow over the next few weeks. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price emphasized that Sullivan “has not been expelled” but is “returning now at an opportune time to undertake consultations here, to see his family.”

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