Veteran US Capitol Police Lt. Michael Byrd, who fatally shot pro-Trump rioter Ashli Babbitt during the Capitol riot, revealed his identity and defended his actions on January 6 in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt. The Justice Department said Byrd wouldn’t be criminally charged in connection with Babbitt’s death, and the US Capitol Police said he wouldn’t face any internal discipline. He could still face civil litigation from Babbitt’s family, which has threatened a lawsuit.
[NFA] The head of the second-largest U.S. teachers' union on Sunday was among those who said COVID-19 vaccinations should be required for teachers, shifting course on her previous position. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Stories about Simone Biles, Scarlett Johansson, NBC, and Disney all have a common thread about pressure and profits and streaming possibilities, Brian Stelter says. He quotes a Washington Post story about media companies trying to “hold on to old money while pursuing the new.”