US Mint adding 20 prominent women to quarter

Poet Maya Angelou and astronaut Sally Ride are the first women added to the new design.
1:58 | 04/21/21

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We begin with the breaking news and that's the department of justice announcing a civil probe into policing in Minneapolis as the nation reacts to that verdict, guilty on all counts. Former police officer Derek chauvin, waking up behind bars, after being led away in handcuffs. He'll be sentenced in eight weeks for the murder of George Floyd. Now, facing 40 years for that killing, crowds erupting in relief, at the expression of accountability that that verdict represents to so many people. And president Biden now urging congress to pass a sweeping police reform bill named for George Floyd. The family huddling around a cell phone to hear his words of comfort after the verdict yesterday. All of this happening as we get word of a new shooting at the hands of police. This time, a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, police say they were responding to a report of an attempted stabbing, and that slow Mo body cam footage appears to show the shot made by police was fired just as the suspect was attempting to stab another girl. An investigation is under way. And finally, this afternoon, the change ahead when it comes to your change. The U.S. Mint launching a program featuring 20 prominent American women on the quarter. First up, one of our favorite poets, Maya Angelou, and famed astronaut Sally ride. These images are just some of the proposed designs. And the women will grace the back of the quarter starting next year, T.J., is what we hear, and apparently the treasury secretary still taking suggestions, so anyone you want to add to the mix? Oh, that's too easy. Dr. Ashton, Kyra Phillips, Amy robach, you gave me a softball there, Kyra, thank you, thank you. I know, money can't buy love, T.J., money can't buy love. Kyra, thank you so much.

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