New York state Senate passes bill to limit Gov. Cuomo's pandemic emergency powers
These states are rolling back Covid restrictions, including mask mandates, indoor capacity caps
Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia all moved to end statewide pandemic restrictions like mask mandates and indoor capacity caps.
New York Times and Wall Street Journal: Cuomo aides rewrote nursing home report from state health officials
Some top aides for New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo allegedly rewrote a June nursing home report from state health officials to hide the higher Covid-19 death toll among the state's nursing home residents, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal...
Senate relief bill would exempt student loan forgiveness from taxes
Senate Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, unveiled Thursday, would exempt from taxes student loan forgiveness from 2021 through 2025.
8 Cuomo staffers announced plans to leave the administration this week
Two more Cuomo aides announced plans to leave the administration on Friday, bringing the weekly total to at least eight amid growing scandals.
This deep-sea shark is one of the world’s largest glowing animals
A new study has found that three species of deep-sea shark, including the six-foot-long kitefin shark, are bioluminescent.
Stewart-Cousins says she’s one accuser away from calling on Cuomo to resign
New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) said Thursday she’s poised to join in the chorus should another woman come forward with claims against the governor.
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Curbs Ease Across U.S.; NYC Movie Theaters Reopen: Virus Update
U.S. embraces COVID-19 vaccines, improving odds of herd immunity
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New video shows Mars Perseverance rover take its first drive
All Supreme Court justices have been vaccinated against Covid
Independent investigation finds that LSU routinely mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct
Members of Time’s Up Group Resign En Masse Over ‘TikTok Doc’ Harassment Scandal
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Rudy Giuliani, After Blowing Past Deadline to Respond to Dominion’s Billion-Dollar Lawsuit, Personally Asks for Extension
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US safety agency cites 'metal fatigue' in Boeing 777 incident
Dining at restaurants and the lack of mask mandates are each linked to the spread of the virus in the U.S., the C.D.C. says.
The New York Times
GOP senators target abortion access, trans athletes in proposed changes to COVID relief bill
Oregon governor ordering teachers to return to classroom