WASHINGTON – Amy Coney Barrett said the death of George Floyd was “very personal” for her family, telling senators on Tuesday she “wept” with her 17-year-old daughter over the Minneapolis man’s death in May. 

Judge Amy Coney Barrett asked about killing of George Floyd, racism in America



a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett listens during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Barrett’s voice started to crack as she discussed the footage of a Minneapolis officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck and the ripple effect it had on her seven children, including the two she adopted from Haiti. 

Barrett, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, had been asked whether she saw the video during her Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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In response to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Barrett described sitting with her teenage daughter, who is Black, and crying. 

“As you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett said about the footage. 

Floyd, a Black man, died after an officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes in May. The footage of his death sparked massive protests in cities across the U.S. and discussions about racism in America. 

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) used his time questioning Amy Coney Barrett to touch on a big topic in America and the law: racism.

During her Tuesday confirmation hearing, Durbin asked Barrett whether she had seen the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, and how it affected her. “Given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett responded, referring to her two children adopted from Haiti.

Barrett’s husband Jesse had taken her boys on a camping trip, but Barrett was home with her 17-year-old daughter Vivian, who is Black, as “all of this was erupting,” she said. “It was very difficult for her; we wept together in my room,” Barrett continued. “To understand there would be a risk to her brother or the sons she might have one day, of that kind of brutality, has been an ongoing conversation.”

It was difficult to “try to explain” the incident to her 10-year-old daughter who was also home, as her children “have had the benefit of growing up in a cocoon where they have not yet experienced hatred or violence,” Barrett continued. Durbin then asked her to explain “where are we today when it comes to the issue of race. Barrett responded by saying it’s “uncontroversial and obvious” that “racism persists in our country,” but would not go further into what she called “hotly contested policy questions” about race.

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His latest single, “Didn’t Miss a Beat,” was performed on The Today Show earlier this month. Corbin has an upcoming EP to be released later this year. 

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The Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers need the public’s help with identifying two suspects who robbed an insurance company in Alief.

Investigators said the two unknown men walked inside the insurance company that afternoon, sat down and started asking about insurance rates. 

Surveillance video from inside the business captured one of the suspects pull out a long revolver after talking with an employee. Police said he then demanded money.

Both suspects then walked around the employees’ desk and started going through drawers. When they found money, they put into a trash can, video shows.

The suspects then walked out of the business and headed in an unknown direction. 

Investigators describe the suspect as Hispanic men between 30 to 40 years old. Both men are about six feet tall. One was wearing a brown hat, blue sweater, blue jeans and black/white shoes at the time of the robbery. The other was wearing a white t-shirt, khaki pants, black hat and a mask. 

If you have any information that can help police catch these suspects, please call 713-222-8477. Crime Stoppers may up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspects in this case.

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Chicago, IL – October 2, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM, salesforce.com, inc. CRM, FedEx Corporation FDX, NIKE, Inc. NKE and Deere & Company DE.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Will October Regain Momentum After the Worst September Since 2011?

Wall Street’s five-month-long rally has halted in September, the historically worst-performing month in Wall Street. But this year it was more than that as all the three major stock indexes — the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite — tumbled 2.3%, 3.9% and 5.2%, respectively, to record their worst September since 2011.

At present, economists and financial experts are busy assessing how October will behave — will it see the continuation of a downturn and almost day-to-day fluctuations or will the month turn the wheel and put the market back in a northbound trajectory? Although no clear-cut inference can be drawn at this stage, several important factors, both negative and positive, for October are clearly visible. Let’s discuss these in detail.

Sources of September’s Volatility Persist

The factors that led to severe volatility last month are present in October too. A spike in new coronavirus cases, lack of a vaccine for COVID-19, uncertainty about the second round of fiscal stimulus despite repeated warning from the Fed and several economists, and intensifying geo-political conflict between the United States and China are all present in October.

Moreover, this is the month before the U.S. presidential election scheduled on Nov 3. Historically, stock markets have remained volatile in the month before the election. Market participants generally choose to