☀ May 8: Justice Dept. cracks down on ‘ghost guns’, China’s falling rocket and a flower shortage

[Your Morning]

Good morning! It’s Saturday, May 8, 2021. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1️⃣❗ Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on ‘ghost guns’

FILE – In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, is Sgt. Matthew Elseth with “ghost guns” on display at the headquarters of the San Francisco Police Department in San Francisco. A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that plans for 3D-printed, self-assembled “ghost guns” can be posted online without U.S. State Department approval. The San Francisco Chronicle says the 2-1 decision was made Tuesday, April 27, 2021, by the 9th U.S. District Court of Appeals. (AP Photo/Haven Daley,File)

2️⃣ 🚨Derek Chauvin, 3 other ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in George Floyd death

FILE – This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota on June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors in the case against the four Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd requested that the trial delayed by three months. Prosecutors cited the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of time needed before enough people are vaccinated and health risks are sufficiently diminished. (Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

3️⃣ 🚀China discounts possibility of harm from falling rocket


4️⃣🏫 School principal who paddled Florida 6-year-old did not commit a crime, state attorney’s office says


📱 [Trending] this morning

Why are Mother’s Day flowers more expensive this year?

Roses costing $30 last year may be priced at $35 or 40 this year.


📅 What we’re watching

🔴 The pre-recorded Global Citizen ‘VAX LIVE’ concert, featuring President Biden and UK’s Prince Harry airs at 8:00 p.m. ET. It will bring together artists, entertainers, and world leaders to support vaccine equity amid the coronavirus pandemic and will be broadcast on ABC, CBS, FOX, iHeartMedia radio stations and YouTube.

🔴 Elon Musk hosts ‘SNL’ on NBC. The Tesla CEO will make his hosting debut on the late night comedy sketch show, alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus, who is making her sixth appearance as musical guest on the show.

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