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Outsiders heading for New York from all other states must test negative for coronavirus before and after they arrive, Cuomo announces

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a press conference on July 23, 2020 in New York City. Jeenah Moon/Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday announced new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the state of New York. Those traveling to the state will need to test negative for the disease within three days of their trip and quarantine immediately upon entering.  After three days, that traveler must also get a second test for COVID-19, and if it is negative, they will be ...
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2 Florida men are accused of stealing mail-in ballots from a post office box

Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Two Florida men are accused of stealing mail, which contained two mail-in ballots, from a post office mailbox in Broward County, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Records reported by the Sun Sentinel say on October 27 a police officer saw Junior Alexander Cabral and Vladimir Cabral Cuevas idling beside a mailbox in Lighthouse Point, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. When the officer stopped to question the men, he noticed a bag of mail between the front ...
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UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson to give press conference on new lockdown in England as UK passes 1m cases - live news

Follow the latest on the virus in the UK as the PM is expected to set out plans for a month-long lockdown in England amid warnings that infections are ‘running riot’ 4.15pm GMT The UK has now recorded more than 1m confirmed cases, Reuters reports citing government figures. “Between 31 January and 31 October 2020, there have been 1,011,660 people who have had a confirmed positive test result,” the government said. 4.10pm GMT Sky’s Beth Rigby has also been given a briefing on what to expec...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Sky, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Reuters, Beth Rigby, Coronavirus


Doug Collins announced Trump ally Roger Stone will campaign for him in Georgia

FILE PHOTO: Roger Stone arrives for status hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington Joshua Roberts/Reuters Longtime GOP operative and ardent ally to President Donald Trump Roger Stone will campaign for Doug Collins in Georgia next week.  Stone was convicted and sent to prison on charges of obstructing a congressional probe into 2016 election interference. His prison sentence was commuted by President Donald Trump in July.  Collins faces off against Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic ch...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Senate, America, Trends, Georgia, Gop, United States, Republican, Donald Trump, Collins, Trump, Democratic, U S Senate, Roger Stone, Loeffler


Berlin's Madame Tussauds put its wax Trump statue in a garbage bin just days before US election

Tristar Media / Contributor / Getty Images Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin has placed its statue of President Donald Trump in a garbage bin, Reuters reports. The stunt comes just days before the US presidential election on November 3, and as reports surface of Trump trailing Democratic Nominee Joe Biden in the polls. Orkide Yalcindag, the museum's marketing manager, told Reuters they decided to place the statue of Trump in the dumpster as a "preparatory measure." Visit Business Insid...
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Texas shatters turnout records with over 9.6 million people casting early ballots, exceeding the entire statewide vote total from 2016

Voters wait to cast their ballots in Fort Worth, Texas. Montinique Monroe/Getty Images Texas, a longtime GOP stronghold that has emerged as a political battleground in the 2020 presidential election, has shattered its turnout records, exceeding its entire statewide vote total from 2016. The Texas Secretary of State's office reported a final tally of 9,669,246 people that cast their ballots during the state's early voting period. In 2016, President Donald Trump won Texas by 9% over former S...
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How plot linked to Kremlin fooled UK peers into fake ‘murder’ probe

Son-in-law of Russian oligarch seeks apology from parliamentariansIt was a murder straight from the McMafia playbook, a killing that connected Moscow to London and high finance to a criminal underworld.In its aftermath, a group of Siberian miners launched a campaign to get justice for the murdered man – Evgeny Lazarevich, a coal mine manager who had apparently fallen foul of a magnate whose profits flowed into London via Cyprus. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, London, Russia, UK News, World news, Mining, Moscow, Kremlin, Evgeny Lazarevich, Cyprus Continue


UK coronavirus: Boris Johnson to give press conference on a new lockdown in England - live news

Follow the latest on the virus in the UK as the PM is expected to set out plans for a month-long lockdown in England amid warnings that infections are ‘running riot’ 3.13pm GMT A further 208 people who had tested positive for Covid have died in English hospitals, NHS England has announced. The patients were aged between 26 and 101. The deaths occurred between 21 to 30 October. 3.09pm GMT The Scottish government has reported 1,101 new infections and a further 24 deaths. The daily number o...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Scotland, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus


Victim of Kremlin smear seeks apology from British peers deceived by it

Moscow tried to engage Westminster in ‘murder probe’ against London-based family of oligarch Alexander ShchukinIt was a murder straight from the McMafia playbook, a killing that connected Moscow to London and high finance to a criminal underworld.In its aftermath, a group of Siberian miners launched a campaign to get justice for the murdered man – Evgeny Lazarevich, a coal mine manager who had apparently fallen foul of a magnate whose profits flowed into London via Cyprus. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, London, Russia, UK News, World news, Mining, Moscow, Kremlin, Alexander ShchukinIt, Evgeny Lazarevich, Cyprus Continue


Virginia Democrat Cameron Webb treats COVID-19 patients and is running in one of the most competitive House races in the country

Dr. Cameron Webb is the Democratic nominee for Virginia's Fifth Congressional district. Cameron Webb for Congress Dr. Cameron Webb, the director of Health Policy and Equity at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, is the Democratic nominee for Virginia's 5th Congressional District. Webb, a first-time candidate, is a medical doctor and an attorney. As a White House Fellow from 2016-2017 under then-President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump, Webb focused on healthcare pol...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, Virginia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Chicago, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Food And Drug Administration, Manhattan, Fda, Health Care, University Of Virginia


A government watchdog says White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows spent campaign funds on personal expenditures

Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington said in a complaint Friday that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows allegedly misused campaign funds by spending them on personal expenditures. The watchdog group is urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate Meadows. The FEC prohibits candidates from using campaign funds for personal use.  CREW found that Meadows' campaign dropped thousands of dollars on cupcakes, restaurants, jewelry, an...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Trends, United States, Department Of Justice, Campaign Finance, Trump, Duncan Hunter, Hunter, Trump International Hotel, FEC, Federal Election Commission


Kamala Harris fires back at President Trump and other Republicans who mockingly mispronounce her name

Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris (L) and President Donald Trump (R). Getty Images Kamala Harris criticized President Trump and other Republican figures who have previously mockingly mispronounced her name. "It's about respect and it's about respect for all that comes with a name," Harris told PEOPLE Magazine. Harris's comments come as Trump accused her of getting "very upset" when people mispronounce her name, adding that Harris doesn't know how to pronounce her own name....
Tags: Politics, Hollywood, California, Washington, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, News UK, US Senate, Fox News, People Magazine, Biden, Cleveland, Donald Trump, Abc News


America is moving to Texas, and it could reshape the political map

Election workers accept mail in ballot from voters at drive-through mail ballot drop off site at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images Texas' demographics have been changing rapidly, and it could mean a seismic shift in the US presidential electoral map. According to The New York Times, early voters in Texas just surpassed the total number of voters in the 2016 election.  More Americans are moving to the Lone Star State because of its low cost of living...
Tags: Politics, Texas, California, Senate, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, US Postal Service, Migration, Hawaii, House, New York Times, Jimmy Carter, The New York Times


Trump told donors at a closed-door event that he will have his 'own team' and law enforcement monitoring polling places and is planning dispute individual ballots

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump told supporters at a closed-door event in Nashville that his campaign expects to dispute individual ballots, reported The Washington Post.  In several states, Republicans have argued that ballots received after Election Day should not be counted, and in others, signature verification is expected to be a key issue.  Tru...
Tags: Post, Politics, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Wisconsin, Nashville, Nevada, Republican, Biden


American suburbs have radically changed in the last 20 years — and so have their politics

The makeup of US suburbs has shifted significantly in recent decades. GabrielPevide/Getty Images In 2020, US suburbs are no longer dominated by all white, middle-class families with traditional gender roles. Key swing states often contain 'swing suburbs,' where political opinions diverge from how the state generally votes, says Jan Nijman, professor of urban studies and geosciences at Georgia State University. Places like Seminole County in Florida and Cobb County in Georgia have leaned De...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Obama, US, Trends, Strategy, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, Switzerland, Mitt Romney, Bangladesh, Suburbs, Orlando, Clinton, Nordic


McConnell expects to get out a coronavirus stimulus package in 2021, giving a much later timeline for the bill's passing than Trump and Pelosi

Sen. Mitch McConnell Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he expects Congress to get out the second coronavirus stimulus package "right at the beginning of the year" in early 2021.  Other lawmakers involved in the negotiations, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump, proposed significantly shorter timelines. The bill has remained stalled in Congress for months as lawmakers have been unable to reach an agreement on the conte...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Kentucky, White House, Trends, United States, House, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Stimulus, Trump, Pelosi, McConnell


Johnson to hold press conference as England Covid lockdown looms

PM likely to announce national lockdown as scientist says coronavirus is ‘running riot’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus is “running riot” across all age groups, a government scientific adviser has said ahead of an expected announcement by the prime minister that England will go into lockdown next week.Downing Street confirmed that Boris Johnson would hold a press conference at 4pm on Saturday, after scientists on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencie...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE, England Covid


Seven books for philosophical perspectives on politics [reading list]

2020 has come to be defined by widespread human tragedy, economic uncertainty, and increased public discourse surrounding how to address systemic racism. With such important issues at stake, political leadership has been under enormous scrutiny. For some countries, this has coincided with their election season: Jacinda Ardern has just won her second term in office and the 2020 US presidential election will take place on Tuesday 3 November.As the US election approaches, we’re featuring a selectio...
Tags: Books, Politics, US, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Rawls, Tosi, John Rawls, Arts & Humanities, Jacinda Ardern, Justin Tosi, Warmke, Candice Delmas, Philosophy Reading List, Julia Maskivker, Power Advantage and Human Rights by Madison Powers


Joe Biden snaps at 'ugly' Trump supporters who disrupted his Minnesota rally by beeping car horns

Supporters of President Trump rally outside the gates of the venue as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on October 30, 2020 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democratic nominee Joe Biden called a crowd of Trump supporters "ugly folks" after they tried to interrupt his campaign rally by beeping their car horns, ringing cowbells, and chanting.  "Dr. Fauci called for a mask mandate last week, th...
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President Trump has a plan to continue holding rallies after Election Day, says report

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Rochester International Airport October 30, 2020 in Rochester, Minnesota. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump might continue holding campaign rallies after Election Day if no winner is declared on election night, campaign officials told Politico.  The president's rallies are at the heart of his political brand, and he has continued to hold them throughout his presidency.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Politics, Trends, News UK, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020, Tom Porter, Trump Rallies, Election Day, President Donald Trump, Rochester International Airport, UK Weekend, Rochester Minnesota Chip Somodevilla Getty Images


The $600 federal unemployment benefit expired 3 months ago. But millions of Americans will lose all of their jobless aid by year-end if Congress doesn't step in.

Nick Oxford/The Washington Post/Getty Images It's been three months since the $600 federal unemployment benefit lapsed on July 31, depriving millions of a critical source of government help. Democrats are seeking to reinstate the benefit while the White House offered $400 weekly aid in its latest stimulus offer. Around 15 million people could exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of the year. "If Democrats win the election, my top priority is gonna be to reinstate a benefit that ...
Tags: Politics, Republicans, Congress, White House, Trends, Markets, Joe Biden, Economy, Analysis, Democrats, House, Treasury, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Morgan Stanley, Wyden


4 times Trump supporters have been accused of voter intimidation in 2020, from a Trump mask-wearing cop to a landlord threatening to double rent if Biden wins

People wait to cast votes early in the 2020 general election at Boston City Hall Plaza on October 28, 2020. Anik Rahman/NurPhoto via Getty Images Record numbers of Americans have already cast their votes early in the 2020 general election. There have also been multiple reports of voter intimidation. The incidents reported so far include a Miami police officer who wore a Trump 2020 face mask at a polling site, and a Colorado trailer park owner who threatened to double rent if Democratic nom...
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Covid 'running riot' in England as lockdown expected next week

Scientist says young women particularly affected as PM set to announce new restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCoronavirus is “running riot” across all age groups, a government scientific adviser has said ahead of an expected announcement by the prime minister that England will go into lockdown next week.Boris Johnson is expected to impose stringent new national lockdown restrictions after scientists on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) told...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies SAGE


CDC officials are considering a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable first — including people of color

A photo illustration show a syringe. Argentina was selected to test a vaccine against COVID-19, it is estimated that the clinical phases will begin in August. Carol Smiljan/NurPhoto via Getty Images Experts at the Centers for Disease Control are considering a plan that would distribute vaccines to the most vulnerable in the population first, The New York Times reported.  The plan would look to set aside vaccines to distribute in highly hit areas, usually areas that have a large population ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Harvard, New York Times, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Argentina, Nashville, University of Pennsylvania, Vaccines, Times, Business Insider, Centers for Disease Control


Twitter allows New York Post account to tweet again after contested Hunter Biden story led the company to update hacked materials policy

Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Twitter said on Friday that the New York Post's account "can now tweet again" after initially locking the account for violating its hacked materials and private information policies. Twitter updated the hacked materials policy earlier this month after facing backlash over its decision to restrict the New York Post and other accounts from sharing a contested story purporting to show corruption by Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Twitter said Friday it wo...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Media, Washington, Trends, Social Media, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, United States, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Dorsey


What You Wear To Cast Your Vote Could Get You In Trouble

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National Covid lockdown expected across England next week

Boris Johnson bows to pressure from experts who warned worst-case scenario could soon be surpassed Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has bowed to pressure from his scientific advisers for new national lockdown restrictions, which are expected to be announced early next week, the Guardian has been told.Sir Patrick Vallance and Prof Chris Whitty, who head the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), are understood to have warned the prime minister ...
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Herb Wesson, Holly Mitchell battle to become LA County supervisor in 2nd District

LOS ANGELES — Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, and Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson are splitting progressive support in their bids to replace termed-out Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in the county’s 2nd District. In the March three-way race that included former Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Wesson picked up 29.9% of the vote to Mitchell’s 29.0%. It is hard to overstate how much things have changed this then, but the November run-off is still closely contested. Early on in t...
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Texas Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first Filipina-American elected to Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones is the Democratic nominee for Texas' 23rd Congressional district. AP Photo/Eric Gay, File Gina Ortiz Jones is the Democratic nominee for Texas' 23rd Congressional District, an expansive border district that is politically competitive. Jones first ran for the seat in 2018 and narrowly lost to Rep. Will Hurd, who is retiring at the end of his term. Healthcare is the biggest issue that Jones hears about from voters, especially rural residents. "There are 29 counties in th...
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How your drink of choice is linked to who you're voting for in 2020

Cartons of White Claw, a flavored alcoholic fizz in a can are on display at the Round The Clock Deli September 11, 2019 in New York City TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) In a series of polls conducted from August through October, we asked people about their consumption habits in addition to how they plan to vote. Respondents who abstain from alcohol are 6 percentage points more likely to vote for President Donald Trump, himself a teetotaler. Beer ended up being the most bipartisan dr...
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