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Intel is being investigated by a federal watchdog for laying off workers based on their age three years after the IT company fired more than 10,000 employees globally, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Big picture: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's office in Seattle is looking into whether the cuts were discriminatory toward older employees. In one round of layoffs, the median age was 49 years old — 7 years older than the median age of the employees who stayed on, and dozens of former employees have looked into suing the company. Ageism has been an ongoing issue in the tech industry, with IBM also being investigated for age discrimination and several other tech firms being sued for firing older employees.

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A city's catharsis

A view outside the Hennepin County Courthouse after yesterday's verdict. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Celebration and catharsis filled the streets of Minneapolis yesterday. After weeks on edge, many breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing Judge Peter Cahill read the sweep of guilty verdicts against Derek Chauvin.

What they're saying: "George Floyd isn't coming back to life, but this is the justice we were looking for," Jaqui Howard, who joined the crowds outside the courthouse yesterday, told The Star Tribune.

What to expect from Derek Chauvin's sentencing

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Derek Chauvin was whisked away to prison after after two weeks of testimony and about 10 hours of jury deliberations, but his sentencing will move much slower — about eight weeks.

What's next: There's still plenty of wrangling left over how much time the former Minneapolis cop will spend behind bars.

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The U.S. is approaching the vaccine hesitancy "tipping point"

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The U.S. will probably run out of adults who are enthusiastic about getting vaccinated within the next two to four weeks, according to a KFF analysis published yesterday.

Between the lines: Vaccine hesitancy is rapidly approaching as our main impediment to herd immunity.