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Here are the top stories for Friday, April 2nd: Officer killed at US Capitol; MLB moves All-Star Game out of Georgia; CDC gives new travel guidance; More police testimony in Chauvin trial.

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NED BARKER: This is AP News Minute. A US Capitol police officer is dead, a second one has been hospitalized, after a man rammed a vehicle at a barricade outside the US Capitol and emerged wielding a knife. Authorities say the suspect was also killed.

Major League Baseball is moving this year's All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia's new voting restrictions. The league's commissioner says, quote, "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box."

The CDC has updated its travel guidance, saying fully vaccinated people can travel within the US without getting a COVID-19 test or going into quarantine. The agency says vaccinated people should continue to wear a mask and socially distance when traveling. It says unvaccinated people should avoid unnecessary travel.

The head of homicide at the Minneapolis Police Department testified that kneeling on the neck of a person who is handcuffed and lying prone is, quote, "totally unnecessary." His testimony comes a day after the supervisor of defendant Derek Chauvin testified he thinks Chauvin and other officers on the scene restrained George Floyd for too long. Ned Barker, the Associated Press, with AP News Minute.