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Cuomo's advisers covered up high nursing home death tolls by pushing NY health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisers to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
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Federal investigators are zeroing in on potential communications between lawmakers and Capitol mob in lead up to the insurrection

FBI director Christopher Wray testifies during a hearing about 'worldwide threats to the homeland' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 17, 2020. John McDonnell/Reuters Federal investigators deepening their investigation into the riot on January 6, according to CNN. Feds are looking at potential connections between lawmakers and alleged rioters ahead of the siege. If a connection is established, lawmakers and staff may have to turn over ...
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Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter a report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on September 8 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Gov. Andrew Cuomo concealed COVID-19 nursing-home deaths last July, news outlets found. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a government report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's advisors pressed New York h...
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Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
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We Need to Kill Democrats’ New Gun Control, Not Make it More Palatable

by Michael Hammond We Need to Kill Democrats’ New Gun Control, Not Make it More Palatable, iStock-847506336 Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- We’ve been there before: Far-Leftist Democrats try to foist extreme unconstitutional gun control that was actually drafted in the offices of gun-hating lobbyists. But, rather than call out this legislative garbage for what it is, Republicans have sometimes foolishly thought they could “clean it up.” The result is always the same:  Every tiny concessio...
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Texas monitor says state power-grid operator overcharged $16 billion in electricity bills during power outages

Natural gas and power operators in Texas were blitzed by arctic temperatures in February. THOMAS SHEA/AFP via Getty Images A watchdog for Texas' power-grid operator said it overcharged as millions went powerless. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is not federally regulated. The report said power prices were set at $9,000 per megawatt per hour, the highest price possible. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Potomac Economics, an independent market monitor for Tex...
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White House Says Closely Tracking Microsoft's Emergency Patch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is closely tracking an emergency patch Microsoft Corp has released, U.S. national security adviser Jake...
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Cuomo accuser: ‘I thought, he’s trying to sleep with me’

By Rob Frehse and Paul LeBlanc | CNN Charlotte Bennett, the second woman to go public with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says she thought the governor was trying to sleep with her and she was deeply uncomfortable with questions he asked. “I thought, he’s trying to sleep with me. The governor is trying to sleep with me. And I’m deeply uncomfortable and I have to get out of this room as soon as possible,” Bennett told “CBS Evening News” anchor Norah O...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant

WHO to scrap interim report as group of scientists press for fresh in inquiry – report; sixteen cases of new UK variant identified so far; Japan to extend Tokyo state of emergency White House defends Biden’s ‘Neanderthal thinking’ comment on ending mask mandatesAbout 40% of over-80s in England broke Covid rules after jabItaly blocks export of 250,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses to AustraliaGerman authorities say over-65s should get AstraZeneca jabSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.10am GMT Chi...
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A Pennsylvania man said he would find a local Democratic Party office and 'shoot it up' for Donald Trump, and then he did, authorities say.

Trump supporter, John Hess of Centralia, Washington holds a "stop-the-steal" sign as members of the Washington National Guard, State Police and a fence surround the state Capitol in Olympia, Washington on January 17, 2021. JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images Anthony Nero of Worcerster Township, Pennsylvania, is charged with cyberstalking and making threats online. A Trump supporter, Nero promised he would find a Democratic Party office and "shoot it up." He's accused of firing three shots a...
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Brexit: EU to launch legal proceedings against UK 'very soon'

Threat of action follows UK moves to unilaterally delay implementation of part of deal relating to Northern IrelandBrussels has warned it will launch legal action “very soon” following a move by the UK to unilaterally delay implementation of part of the Brexit deal relating to Northern Ireland.The European commission vice-president, Maroš Šefčovič, said the announcement by the government on Wednesday had come as a “very negative surprise”. Continue reading...
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Global vaccine confidence grows as side effect worries fade

By Kate Kelland | Reuters LONDON – Confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is growing, with people’s willingness to have the shots increasing as they are rolled out across the world and concerns about possible side effects are fading, a 14-country survey showed on Friday. Co-led by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) and the polling firm YouGov, the survey found trust in COVID-19 vaccines had risen in nine out of 14 countries covered, including France, Japan and Singap...
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US demands Myanmar release protesters, journalists

By Matthew Lee | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration stepped up its condemnation of the coup in Myanmar on Thursday, demanding that military authorities stop their brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters and release demonstrators and journalists who have been detained. The White House called the situation, including the arrest of an Associated Press journalist, “troubling” and of “great concern.” The State Department said it’s working with other countries to send a unifie...
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Ala. governor extends mask mandate, but only so far

CNN Alabama’s statewide mask mandate to curb the coronavirus is being extended to April 9 — but it won’t be extended after that, Gov. Kay Ivey said Thursday. Ivey’s remark came as she announced that the state’s broader “Safer at Home” order, which includes the mask mandate and other measures, would be extended until the evening of April 9 instead of expiring Monday, as previously scheduled. Ivey said this will be the last time she’s extending the masking portion of the order. After April 9, Alab...
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Republicans have built a cult of personality around Trump that glosses over his disgraced presidency

Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The GOP has fomented a personality cult around Trump, similar to authoritarian regimes. The party is defined by Trump worship instead of distancing from him after the fatal Jan. 6 riot. '"Getting away with it' has always been at the center of Trump's brand," an expert told Insider. Visit the Business section of Insider for mo...
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Republicans have built a cult of personalty around Trump that glosses over his disgraced presidency

Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images The GOP has fomented a personality cult around Trump, similar to authoritarian regimes. The party is defined by Trump worship instead of distancing from him after the fatal Jan. 6 riot. '"Getting away with it' has always been at the center of Trump's brand," an expert told Insider. Visit the Business section of Insider for mo...
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Employment Rose Among Those In Universal Basic Income Experiment In Stockton, Study Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — After receiving $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in Stockton paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday. The program was the highest-profile experiment in the U.S. of a universal basic income, where everyone gets a guaranteed amount per month for free. Announced by former Mayor Michael Tubbs with great fanfare in 2017, the idea quickly gained...
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Dallas police officer charged in two slayings

By Jake Bleiberg | Associated Press DALLAS — A Dallas police officer was arrested Thursday on two counts of capital murder, more than a year and a half after a man told investigators that he kidnapped and killed two people at the officer’s instruction in 2017, authorities said. Bryan Riser, a 13-year veteran of the force, was arrested Thursday morning and taken to the Dallas County Jail for processing, according to a statement from the police department. A lawyer for him couldn’t immediately be ...
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White House defends Biden’s ‘Neanderthal thinking’ comment on ending mask mandates

Texas governor Greg Abbott, who lifted face covering requirement, said it was ‘not the type of word a president should be using’ The White House has defended Joe Biden’s criticism of the Republican governors of Texas and Mississippi, after the president called their decisions to end mask mandates “Neanderthal thinking”.Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, emphasized that the president was comparing the governors’ actions to “the behavior of a Neanderthal, just to be very clear, the behavi...
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Kamala Harris breaks Senate tie to begin Covid relief package debate – live

Vice-President cast tie-breaking vote after Senate deadlocks 50-50 White House: Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment a ‘reflection of frustration’Capitol Police ask National Guard to stay at Capitol two more monthsSchumer: Senate will stay in session to pass relief bill ‘no matter how long it takes’House passes most ambitious police reform effort in decadesSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 9.17pm GMT Congressman Peter DeFazio, the Democratic chairman of the House committe...
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Psaki won't give Trump WH credit for vaccine plan

White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to give credit to the Trump administration for recent progress in the COVID-19 vaccine...
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Progressives irked by Biden's early deal-making to hold Dems together

Sitting on an empty stage at the White House Wednesday evening, President Joe Biden stared into a camera and made an appeal to House Democrats who, after passing his massive Covid-19 relief package, are worried it is now being watered down.
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Here’s what we know about the Senate coronavirus stimulus plan

By Tami Luhby and Katie Lobosco | CNN The Senate is negotiating how much to adjust the Democrats’ massive coronavirus relief package that passed the House last week. While the final Senate bill has not been released yet, lawmakers are expected to make two major changes — narrowing eligibility for the stimulus checks and nixing an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The bulk of the Senate legislation will, however, largely mirror the $1.9 trillion package approved by the House a...
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Psaki refuses to praise Trump's role in vaccine distribution plan: 'I don't think anyone deserves credit when half a million people in the country have died'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, March 4, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Jen Psaki on Thursday refused to praise the Trump administration for its vaccine rollout. "I don't think anyone deserves credit when half a million people in the country have died," she said. Biden announced this week that there will be enough vaccines for every American adult by the end of May. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Whit...
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YouTube says it will reverse its ban on Donald Trump's channel when 'the risk of violence has decreased'

President Donald Trump. Getty YouTube's CEO said the site will reverse its ban on Trump when the "risk of violence has decreased." The company suspended his account in January following the insurrection at the US Capitol. Facebook and Twitter also took action against Trump "due to an increased risk of violence." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said the company will reverse its ban on former President Donald Trump when the risk of violence ...
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Joe Biden 'neanderthal' comment a reflection of frustration, says White House – video

White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended Joe Biden’s comments comparing Republican governors to Nearnderthals for lifting mask mandates in Mississippi and Texas. Biden’s remarks were ‘a reflection of his frustration’ about Americans not following public health guidance during the pandemic, Psaki said.US Politics LiveBiden accuses Republican governors of ‘Neanderthal thinking’ over plans to reopen Continue reading...
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Psaki fires back at Trump testing czar over vaccine claims

White House press secretary Jen Psaki fired back at Admiral Brett Giroir, former President Donald Trump's coronavirus testing czar, when asked about giving the former President credit for the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in the US.
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White House 'protecting' Biden by not scheduling press conferences: Karl Rove

The White House is "protecting" President Biden from questions to prevent his approval ratings from declining, Fox News contributor Karl...
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Nearly 160 Million U.S. Households to Get Virus Stimulus Checks: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A total of 158.5 million households would receive direct payments under the Senate version of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus...
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Amazon could be a big winner of Rishi Sunak's investment tax break

Campaign group says tax bill for main service company could be wiped out under ‘super-deduction’ policyAmazon could “entirely wipe out” the tax bill of its main UK service company by taking advantage of the chancellor’s £25bn “super-deduction” tax break, according to analysis by a tax fairness campaign group.The super-deduction, which was announced by Rishi Sunak in the budget on Wednesday, will allow companies like Amazon to offset 130% of investment spending on plant and machinery against prof...
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