What is the Russia-NATO conflict? And what role do the Baltic States play in it? Watch as Tom breaks it down in the web extra below.
RICHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — An arbitrator has reinstated a Minnesota police officer who was fired after a Twitter video appeared to show him hitting a Somali-American teen last year.
Richfield police say the arbitrator reversed Nate Kinsey’s termination Wednesday.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and a special prosecutor reviewed the case and declined to charge Kinsey. But the 10-year department veteran was fired after an internal investigation.
Police Chief Jay Henthorne says the city’s weighing appeal options.
Sean Gormley, executive director of Law Enforcement Labor Services, the union representing Kinsey, says he’s pleased with the arbitrator’s decision and that the incident “illustrates the pitfalls of jumping to conclusions based on partial video and audio recordings.”
In the cellphone video on Twitter, an officer tells a 19-year-old to leave Adams Hill Park. The teen says the officer pushed and hit him.
Generation Beyond is an initiative designed to get students interested in STEM learning and deep space exploration. Today’s students are tomorrow’s STEM professionals who will be helping in getting humans to Mars — and you could be one of them!
If all things space excite you, here’s a chance to participate in a hands-on challenge! Generation Beyond is running a student video challenge contest where individual middle school students or groups of students can submit a design of the living quarters for the Orion Spacecraft — NASA’s new human spacecraft designed to take humans farther in space than they’ve ever gone before!
Here’s how to enter:
Submission: Register for the 2016 Video Challenge. Then create and present in a one- to two-minute video a Mars Mission habitation design — what internal environment, tools and equipment would humans need to stay healthy and safe in space? Explain your design and accompany your video with a visual presentation.
Criteria: Students will be judged on scientific knowledge, creativity, effective communication and presentation skills.
Prizes: First place prize for individual contestants or teams is $10,000 + and travel to a unique space experience! Second place gets awarded $5,000 and third place — $2,500.
Deadline for submission: December 15th, 2016
Get more details about the video challenge — and take the opportunity to showcase your science skills and creativity!