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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio And Governor Andrew Cuomo Are Pushing Hard For Vaccinations To Make The Big Apple Safer
- The surge of the Delta variant has prompted New York City and state officials to take swift action. This week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recommended that residents of the city wear masks when inside with crowds, even if you’re vaccinated. De Blasio said, "We want to strongly recommend that people wear a mask in indoor settings, even if you're vaccinated." The mayor added, "This is particularly true of ...

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Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal law, NY AG finds
- Cuomo acted improperly with women from 2013 to 2020 and engaged in retaliation against a complainant, investigation finds Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against a former employee who complained, in violation of state and federal law, New York Attorney General Letitia James concluded in a 165-page report released Tuesday. The attorney general's probe, which included ...

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CDC issues new eviction moratorium
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing a new, "temporary" moratorium on evictions, the agency announced Tuesday. The new moratorium, which CBS News confirmed earlier Tuesday would be announced, will be separate from the CDC's prior eviction moratorium that expired over the weekend. The new order, which expires on October 3, covers counties experiencing "substantial" or "high" levels of COVID-19 ...

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Four D.C. Metropolitan Police police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot have died by suicide, according to the
- Driving the news: Officer Kyle DeFreytag, who served in the Fifth District and responded to the Capitol riot, was found dead on July 10. DeFreytag joined the department in 2016, per . The big picture: Confirmation of DeFreytag's death marks four suicides by officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Officer was found deceased in his home on Thursday. Metro Police confirmed his death Monday hours before ...

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Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds
- The National Labor Relations Board found that Amazon illegally interfered with worker organizing at its Staten Island, New York warehouse in May. Amazon illegally prohibited an employee from giving workers pro-union literature, confiscated that literature, and gave workers the impression that their organizing activity was being surveilled at the company's Staten Island fulfillment center in New York, according to ...

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$1T infrastructure bill gets first action as senators dig in
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, promising that Democrats would work with Republicans to put together amendments for consideration this week. GOP senators cautioned that they need time to digest the massive bill. Formally called the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the proposal clocked in at some 2,700 pages after ...

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Blizzard president J. Allen Brack is out at Blizzard, two weeks after being named in an explosive lawsuit by the state of California involving misconduct at the company.
- Why it matters: This is the most concrete reaction Activision Blizzard management has taken since the scandal broke and one taken in advance of executives taking live calls from analysts later today. As one of the heads of Activision Blizzard's three gaming branches, Brack usually was a participant on those calls. Brack will be replaced by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, to a posting on Blizzard's website, which frames ...

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Landlords, tenants fill courts as eviction moratorium ends
- – Gabe Imondi, a 74-year-old landlord from Rhode Island, had come to court hoping to get his apartment back. He was tired of waiting for federal rental assistance and wondered aloud “what they’re doing with that money?” Hours later, Luis Vertentes, in a different case, was told by a judge he had three weeks to clear out of his one-bedroom apartment in nearby East Providence. The 43-year-old landscaper said ...

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Totally Fed-Up Arizona Official Slams Baseless Republican Election Audit
- "The board has real work to do and little time to entertain this adventure in never-never land," Maricopa County chairman wrote to GOP state senators The Republican Party’s childish pursuit of "evidence" to support the Big Lie that the 2020 election was somehow stolen from Donald Trump has run into adult supervision in Arizona , where a county chair has rejected a state-senate subpoena and told GOP lawmakers to ...

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Millions of vaccine doses shipped globally, Biden announced, as NGOs call for more
- The U.S. has done more than any other country, but vaccination rates remain low. Even as the delta variant is causing higher COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations across the United States, President Joe Biden continued his push to help get people around the world vaccinated, highlighting in remarks Tuesday that the U.S. has already shipped 110 million doses abroad. "As of today, United States has shipped over ...

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U.S. extends migrant expulsion policy, citing Delta variant and surge in border crossings
- The Biden administration on Monday said that it would indefinitely continue the Trump-era policy of swiftly expelling migrants and asylum-seekers from the U.S., citing the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 Delta variant and the highest number of unlawful border crossings in over 20 years. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), issued a new order supporting the continued ...

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Federal agencies are failing to protect sensitive data, Senate report finds
- Of eight federal agencies audited for their cybersecurity programs, only the Department of Homeland Security showed improvements in 2020, according to a report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Released by the panel on Tuesday, the report expresses concerns about the state of federal agencies’ cyber posture during an overall 8% rise in security incidents across agencies. The ...

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Anyone Who ‘Seriously Annoys’ a Cop Could Be Fined Up to $50K on Long Island
- Like following them or committing other repetitive actions deemed unnecessary under state law. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Cops in Nassau County, Long Island, now have the right to sue anyone they accuse of harassing them over their choice of profession, on top of hefty fines individuals may face from the state, all thanks to a new bill passed by legislators on Monday. The bill ...

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DC protest: Rally for voting rights and passage of For the People Act
- Democratic lawmakers rally in D.C. to demand the passage of voting rights legislation Democratic lawmakers, including more than 100 state legislators, rallied Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol to urge the Senate to delay its summer recess until passing the For the People Act, a sweeping elections and ethics bill to expand and protect voting rights. The state lawmakers at Tuesday’s rally traveled from across the ...

Source: washingtonpost.com