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Today's top stories: The health secretary's appointment of a close personal friend as an aide would have gone through an "incredibly rigorous" process, a minister has claimed; a judge will today sentence the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd; and 14 countries and territories have been added to England's green travel list but some industry bosses have warned the move "fails to go far enough" to help the struggling sector.
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🔴 Matt Hancock's appointment of university friend Gina Coladangelo would have gone through 'incredibly rigorous' process, says Shapps trib.al/Q83Onfa
🔴 Derek Chauvin to be sentenced for the murder of George Floyd trib.al/UO4hnN5
🔴 Balearic islands among countries added to green list - but travel bosses say move 'fails to go far enough' trib.al/fDI3vRS
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