"Here is what we know about what's to come."
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New video shows BART police officer's path to fatal shooting
The Chronicle's SARAH RAVANI/JENNA LYONS: "Drawn by the sound of two gunshots, a BART police officer ran across a street and repeatedly yelled “let me see your hands” before fatally shooting a man who was wrestling with another person near West Oakland Station, video footage released Wednesday shows."
"Sahleem Tindle, 28, was shot while on his knees with his back toward the officer, who fired his service pistol three times outside a barbershop on Jan. 3. Tindle slumped after being shot and rolled onto his back, while raising his hands, as BART Officer Joseph Mateu continued to point his weapon at Tindle, the video from the officer’s chest camera shows."
"While the video gave a fuller picture of what happened, it prompted dueling statements by Tindle’s relatives and BART officials. The family members said Mateu had not been threatened by Tindle, the brother of professional boxer Karim Mayfield, and that Tindle did not have enough time to heed the officer’s orders. They plan to sue BART."
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Ex-employee sues Google over firing, charging discrimination
The Chronicle's ANNIE MA: "A former Google employee who alleges he was fired for defending women and minorities in the company’s internal chat platforms is suing the company, claiming discrimination, wrongful termination and retaliation."
"Tim Chevalier, a software developer who filed the suit in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday, alleged that Google’s internal social networks were a tool for harassment and that he was terminated for comments criticizing discrimination against minorities."
"According to the lawsuit, Chevalier’s supervisor repeatedly criticized him for engaging in social activism. Chevalier, who is transgender and has post-traumatic stress and sleep disorders, also alleged that he was subject to discrimination because of his gender and disabilities. He asked to transfer to a new team, but was denied."
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Reducing red tape for traveling nurses
CHL's ANNA GORMAN: "Lauren Bond, a traveling nurse who is working a temporary job at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, has held licenses in five states and Washington, D.C. She maintains a detailed spreadsheet to keep track of license fees, expiration dates and the different courses each state requires."
"The 27-year-old got into travel nursing because she wanted to work and live in other states before settling down. She said she wished more states accepted the multistate license, which minimizes the hassles nurses face when they want to practice across state lines."
"It would make things a lot easier — one license for the country and you are good to go,” said Bond, who recently started the job in California, which does not recognize the multistate license."
GOP rattled by Pennsylvania congressional race in the heart of Trump country
LA Times' EVAN HELPER: "The dismayed laborers from shuttered coal yards and steel mills didn't have to shift political allegiances to vote for President Trump in this part of the Rust Belt. They had been electing Republicans long before he showed up on the ballot."
"That explains why party leaders in a congressional district stretching from the Pittsburgh suburbs to the West Virginia border are so panicked that their candidate is flailing, with a special election only weeks away."
"A poor showing here would signal trouble for the midterm elections in November, in which GOP control of the House and Senate hangs in the balance. Republicans are trying to hold on to a seat being vacated by once popular Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned after the disclosure of text messages in which the pro-life crusader pressured his mistress to seek an abortion."
Mueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans
NBC News' TOM WINTER/HALLIE JACKSON/KENZI ABOU-SABE: "Federal investigators are probing whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker a job in the Trump White House in return for $16 million in home loans, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News."
"Manafort received three separate loans in December 2016 and January 2017 from Federal Savings Bank for homes in New York City, Virginia and the Hamptons."
"The banker, Stephen Calk, president of the Federal Savings Bank, was announced as a member of candidate Trump's Council of Economic Advisers in August 2016."
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