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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo got special priority COVID-19 tests at his home in the Hamptons at the height of the pandemic, report says

Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Prime Time Monday night CNN Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his family special access to COVID-19 tests, The Washington Post reported. Sources told The Post that CNN's Chris Cuomo was one of the people who benefitted. The state-administered tests reportedly took place in spring of 2020, when testing was scarce. See more stories on Insider's business page. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave his family and other high-profile people special access to coronavirus tests in the ...
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Gov. Cuomo is snowed under an avalanche of scandals as new reports claim he offered his family special access to COVID-19 tests at the height of the pandemic

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during the daily media briefing at the Office of the Governor of the State of New York on July 23, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has found himself embroiled in four major scandals in the early months of 2021. The latest: It was reported Wednesday Cuomo arranged priority COVID-19 tests for his family. The scandals have tarnished Cuomo's image as a political star in the pandemic's early days. See more stor...
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David Cameron 'faces investigation into possible lobbying law breach'

Lobbying registrar to look at ex-prime minister’s work on behalf of Greensill Capital, according to reportsA formal investigation has been launched into whether David Cameron breached lobbying laws through his work on behalf of Greensill Capital, according to reports.However, the Guardian understands the former prime minister will say he was acting as an employee for the firm. According to guidance by the Register of Consultant Lobbyists, people who lobby on behalf of their own organisation do n...
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This is how unaccompanied minors are living at border facilities

A delegation of White House officials and lawmakers visited Carrizo Springs, Texas, on Wednesday to see an influx facility designed to accommodate unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border -- and for the first time, allowed independent media access.
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See inside the two types of border facilities for unaccompanied migrant minors

A delegation of White House officials and lawmakers visited Carrizo Springs, Texas, on Wednesday to see an influx facility designed to accommodate unaccompanied minors crossing the US-Mexico border -- and for the first time, allowed independent media access.
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House Republican Falls for Joke Article by 'Dick Scuttlebutt' at Hearing on Extremism in Military

On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing with expert testimony on extremism in the U.S. military after dozens of veterans and at least two active duty troops were involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. Republicans on the panel seemed more interested in debunking the need for such a hearing at…Read more...
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US soccer hero Rapinoe brings equal pay push to W.House, Congress

Washington (AFP) – US soccer star Megan Rapinoe brought her high-profile fight for women’s equality to Washington Wednesday, testifying before Congress and joining President Joe Biden at a White House event urging an end to... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
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US official: North Korea fires two ballistic missiles

By Barbara Starr | CNN North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on Thursday, according to an intelligence assessment, a senior US official tells CNN. The US military and intelligence community is still analyzing the data from the test launch to determine what kind of missile was fired and how far it went. It is not known yet whether the missiles were short, medium or long range, such as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The US tracks all North Korean weapons tests through radar an...
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US will see 27 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine this week, White House says

A total of 27 million Covid-19 vaccine doses will be distributed across the US this week. So far about a third of US adults -- around 84 million -- have received at least one vaccination dose.
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White House allows press into a border facility but not one spotlighted by congressmen for crowded conditions

A group of White House officials and members of Congress toured a facility holding unaccompanied migrant children in Texas on Wednesday in the company of a news camera, as the Biden administration has been under mounting pressure to give journalists access inside facilities housing migrant children as the number of unaccompanied kids in custody has ballooned in recent weeks.
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White House allows press into a border facility, but not one spotlighted for crowded conditions

• Dems demand answers on why Biden hasn't officially allowed more refugees into the US • Biden tasks Harris to oversee efforts to stem crisis at US-Mexico border
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White House Weighs Executive Orders on Gun Control

A day after President Biden called on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, the administration was...
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See first video of border facility

The White House granted the media access to a border facility for kids it calls a "first step" in addressing the crisis. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.
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See first video of border facility as White House grants access

The White House granted the media access to a border facility for kids it calls a "first step" in addressing the crisis. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.
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Here comes 2024!

The race to 2024 starts ... Friday! At least according to CSPAN. The nonprofit public affairs network plans to begin its "Road to the White House 2024" programming on Friday, reports Axios' scoop machine Mike Allen.
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Rachel Levine makes history as the first trans official confirmed by the Senate

Rachel Levine appears during her confirmation hearing to be Assistant Secretary, both of the Department of Health and Human Services before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee in Washington, U.S. February 25, 2021. Caroline Brehman/Pool via REUTERS Dr. Rachel Levine, a trans woman, has been confirmed as assistant secretary of health. In a 52-48 vote Wednesday, the Senate made history by confirming Levine. The confirmation makes Levine the highest-ranking out trans ...
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Biden's Dogs Back at White House After Ruff Start

President Joe Biden’s dogs are roaming the White House again.
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New York officials have reportedly reached a deal on a bill to legalize marijuana

The New York State Capitol in Albany, N.Y. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images After years of languishing in the state legislature, legal weed could finally arrive in New York. Lawmakers agreed on a bill with broad Democratic support on Wednesday. Reports from the Capitol were light on details, but the bill is poised to pass. See more stories on Insider's business page. A legalized cannabis bill is poised to be passed and signed into law in New York following a three-way agreement ...
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki denies McConnell's claim that Biden hasn't spoken with him since inauguration

Mitch McConnell; Joe Biden Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images;OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden speaks "regularly" with McConnell. The GOP leader suggested the exact opposite just hours earlier. The two have not yet had a meeting at the White House since Biden took office. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell talk often, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wedne...
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2020 saw more gun deaths in the US than any year in over two decades, showing even a pandemic couldn't stop the violence

New York Police Department installs tape around crime scene on August 16, 2020, near Prospect Park in Brooklyn where fatal shooting occurred. Lev Radin/Getty Images There were a record number of gun violence deaths in 2020: 19,379. This represents a huge leap from recent years, and the highest number in over two decades. By one definition, there were also 611 mass shootings in 2020. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year saw the highest number of gun violence deaths in ...
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A breakdown of gun terminology to help you in discussions on mass shootings and debates over gun control

AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 2017. Joshua Roberts/Reuters The language surrounding firearms can be tricky. "Assault-weapons," for example, is among the most divisive phrases in debates over gun control. There's been a renewed discussion over gun control following recent mass shootings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Given the ongoing and divisive debate over gun control in the US, it'...
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Rapinoe joins Biden to promote closing pay gap

By Josh Boak | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is making the case Wednesday that the pay disparity between men and women has hurt the economy, bringing members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team to the White House to help set new goals for equality. Wednesday marked “Equal Pay Day” — which is how far into the year women must work on average to make up the pay disparity between what men and women earned the prior year. The Census Bureau estimates that a woman working full-...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Economy, Soccer, World Cup, Biden, Megan Rapinoe, Jill, U S Soccer Federation, Census Bureau, San Francisco Federal Reserve, Rapinoe


Gov. Newsom Picks Rob Bonta, California’s 1st Filipino-American State Legislator, As Attorney General

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected a Bay Area lawmaker as his next Attorney General. On Wednesday, Newsom announced that he had nominated Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) for the role. “Rob represents what makes California great – our desire to take on righteous fights and reverse systematic injustices,” Newsom said in a statement about Bonta’s selection. As CA's first Filipino Attorney General, @RobBontaCA will fight to reform our justice system & stand up t...
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Boris Johnson on EU vaccine exports and 'vaccination passports' – video

Boris Johnson has told the EU that Europe would be the loser if it imposed a Covid vaccine blockade on Britain, as Brussels empowered officials to prohibit shipments to countries with a better record in vaccinating their population. The prime minister also discussed whether pubs should be allowed to set rules on vaccine passports as a condition of entryJohnson warns EU not to ban Covid vaccine exports to UKPubs that check Covid status may be allowed to drop social distancing Continue reading...
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Pubs that check Covid status may be allowed to drop social distancing

Exclusive: plan under consideration as Boris Johnson tells MPs landlords should set criteria for entryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePubs could be allowed to ditch social distancing rules and allow people to crowd together as long as they check customers’ Covid status on entry, the Guardian understands.Details of the proposed incentive emerged as Boris Johnson told MPs he believed landlords should be able to set the criteria for entering their establishments. Continu...
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McEnany questions whether Biden is 'decision-maker' or 'abdicating responsibility' on border crisis

Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed the Biden administration on "The Story" Wednesday over its management of the...
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Biden threatens to revive kangaroo courts in college sexual assault cases

In 2016, Purdue University imposed a one-year suspension on a student accused of sexual assault, forcing him to resign from ROTC and ending his plans for a Navy career. The process that led to those results, Amy Coney Barrett concluded in a 2019 opinion for a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, “fell short of what even a high school must provide to a student facing a days-long suspension.” The adjudication procedures that Barrett, now a Supreme Court justice, desc...
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Biden Administration Issues New Guidance Instructing Agencies to Start Tracking Goals Again

White House reversed last-minute Trump policy to end the practice of developing and monitoring agency objectives.
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Amazon's consumer chief says the company is 'like the Bernie Sanders of employers' but that 'we actually deliver a progressive workplace for our constituents'

Dave Clark, Amazon's chief of worldwide consumer. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Amazon's Dave Clark issued a fiery response to Bernie Sanders' visit to its Alabama warehouse. "We actually deliver a progressive workplace for our constituents," Clark said. Sanders has come out in support of the union and criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' fortune. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon's consumer chief is firing back at Sen. Bernie Sanders ahead of the Vermont po...
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7 ways America's economy could change forever under Biden, from a top economics professor

President Joe Biden. Patrick Semansky/AP President Biden's spending plans are shaking up how people think about economic policy. Debt fears are out, full employment and direct benefits are in, and inflation is the new big risk. Here are 7 major shifts in thinking on government aid, according to a top economics professor. See more stories on Insider's business page. Though he was labeled as more moderate than some of his opponents in the Democratic primary, President Joe Biden frequ...
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