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Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri (left) with player Kyle Lowry (right). Photo: Colin McConnell/Toronto Star/Getty Images

After the Toronto Raptors won the national NBA title, the team's president Masai Ujiri faces possible battery charges for allegedly hitting a sheriff's deputy, but other witnesses have a different story, reports AP.

Details: Police are planning to submit a complaint of battery against Ujiri for allegedly hitting a sheriff's deputy in the face when trying to rush the court to celebrate the Raptors win, per AP. The team president supposedly didn't show proper credentials to get to the court, and a shoving battle ensued between him and the deputy. Witnesses are claiming they didn't see the deputy ask for credentials, and they also refute that Ujiri hit the deputy in the face, says AP.

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8 Senate Democrats vote against adding $15 minimum wage to COVID relief

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Eight Democratic senators on Friday voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders' amendment to ignore a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian and add a $15 minimum wage provision to the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.

The state of play: The vote was held open for hours on Friday afternoon — even after every senator had voted — due to a standoff in negotiations over the next amendments that the Senate will take up.

CDC: Easing mask mandates led to higher COVID cases and deaths

Customer at a supermarket chain in Austin, Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images

Easing mask restrictions and on-site dining have increased COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to a study out Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why it matters: The report's findings converge with actions from governors this week easing mask mandates and announcing plans to reopen nonessential businesses like restaurants.