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A memorial to George Floyd in Minneapolis. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

About 46% of Republicans believe the jury reached the wrong verdict in the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, a CBS poll out Sunday indicates.

Why it matters: The poll highlights the stark political divide governing opinions on the verdict. Roughly 90% of Democrats agreed with it, while only about 54% of Republicans did.

Details: The poll showed that, overall, about 75% of Americans agreed with the verdict given and about 25% disagreed.

  • Those that disagreed are disproportionally male, white, and identify as conservative.
  • This 25% also tended to "strongly disagree with the ideas of the Black Lives Matter movement," per CBS.

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6 police killings occurred in the 24 hours after verdict in Chauvin trial

Demonstrators gather outside a government building during an emergency city council meeting following the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images

At least six police killings took place in the 24 hours after a verdict was reached in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, AP reports.

Why it matters: As many nationwide breathed a collective sigh of relief after a jury on Tuesday found Chauvin guilty in the murder of George Floyd, some of the six deaths prompted renewed calls for justice and an end to police violence.

The states ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits early

Protesters demand senators support the continuation of unemployment benefits on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At least 12 Republican-led states have announced they are terminating their involvement in federal pandemic-related unemployment programs early.

Driving the news: Many of the states' governors cited worker shortages. But some experts say it's the job climate, including pandemic-era factors, and not unemployment benefits that is determining when and how people return to work.

Elon Musk suspends Tesla purchases with bitcoin

Elon Musk. Photo: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Consumers can no longer buy Tesla vehicles with bitcoin, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter Wednesday.

What he's saying: Musk cited the environmental concerns associated with bitcoin — the cryptocurrency has a massive carbon footprint — as his reasoning behind Wednesday's decision.