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Federal Appeals Court Tosses Covid-19 Restrictions On Florida Based Cruise Ships
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Federal Appeals Court Tosses Covid-19 Restrictions On Florida Based Cruise Ships

Pandemic restrictions on Florida-based cruise ships are no longer in place under a ruling Friday by a federal appeals court, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seek to fight a Florida lawsuit challenging the regulations.A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had temporarily blocked a previous ruling last Saturday that sided with Florida officials, but the court reversed that decision on Friday, explaining that the CDC failed to demonstrate an entitlement to a stay pending appeal.Last weekend's temporary stay had kept the CDC regulations regarding Florida-based cruise ships in place while the CDC appeals the June decision by U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday. Those regulations can no longer be enforced but can still be used as gui...
Biden Administration Will Not Investigate Gov. Cuomo, State-Run Nursing Home Deaths In New York
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Biden Administration Will Not Investigate Gov. Cuomo, State-Run Nursing Home Deaths In New York

The Justice Department has decided not to open an investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, according to a letter sent Friday to several Republican members of Congress.Under former President Donald Trump's administration, the department's civil rights division requested data last August from four states — New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan — about the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths in public nursing homes.The request came amid still-unanswered questions about whether some states, especially New York, inadvertently worsened the pandemic death toll by requiring nursing homes to accept residents previously hospitalized for COVID-19.In a letter sent to several Republicans who had demanded an inves...
Inflation Rates In US Hit 13 Year High, Gas Prices Skyrocket
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Inflation Rates In US Hit 13 Year High, Gas Prices Skyrocket

Courtesy: FBAccording to AAA, gas prices across the United States are averages $3.15 per gallon, which is the highest price at the pump in at least seven years. In addition, inflation is at a 13 year high in the U.S. as many companies raise prices to offset higher costs for materials, gas and vehicles.According to Fox Business some of the companies hiking prices: Harley Davidson will implement a 2% surcharge, Whirlpool will hike prices by 12%, General Mills will increase prices by 7%,, and Constellation Brands, who sell alcoholic beverages such as Corona beer and Svedka vodka will also have price hikes.CFO Garth Hankinson said,"We expect significant inflation headwinds to ramp up during the second half of our fiscal year."
Thousands Protest Sydney Lockdown, Demand ‘Freedom’
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Thousands Protest Sydney Lockdown, Demand ‘Freedom’

Thousands of people took to the streets of Sydney and other Australian cities on Saturday to protest lockdown restrictions and police made several arrests after crowds broke through barriers and threw plastic bottles and plants. The protesters marched from Sydney’s Victoria Park to Town Hall in the central business district, carrying signs calling for “freedom” and “the truth."There was a heavy police presence in Sydney, including mounted police and riot officers in response to what authorities said was unauthorized protest activity. Police confirmed a number of arrests had been made after objects were thrown at officers. New South Wales Police said it recognized and supported the rights of free speech and peaceful assembly, but the protest was a breach of public heal...
Blue Origin Launches First Human Flight To Space
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Blue Origin Launches First Human Flight To Space

 Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.The Amazon founder was accompanied by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space.“Best day ever,” Bezos said after the capsule touched down on the desert floor at the end of the 10-minute flight.Named after America’s first astronaut, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket soared from remote West Texas on the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, a date chosen by Bezos for its historical significance. He held fast to it, even as Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson pushed up ...
California To Provide Tax Payer Funded Income To Some Residents
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California To Provide Tax Payer Funded Income To Some Residents

California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying pregnant people and young adults who recently left foster care with no restrictions on how they spend it.The votes — 36-0 in the Senate and 64-0 in the Assembly — showed bipartisan support for an idea that is gaining momentum across the country. Dozens of local programs have sprung up in recent years, including some that have been privately funded, making it easier for elected officials to sell the public on the idea. California’s plan is taxpayer-funded, and could spur other states to follow its lead. Local governments and organizations will apply for the money and run their programs. The state Department of Social S...
Governor Andrew Cuomo To Speak With Investigators In Sexual Harassment Allegations, COVID Deaths
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Governor Andrew Cuomo To Speak With Investigators In Sexual Harassment Allegations, COVID Deaths

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to be interviewed Saturday as the state attorney general's office winds down its investigation into sexual harassment and misconduct allegations that upended his national reputation and threatened his hold on power as he gears up to run for a fourth term next year.The timing of the interview in Albany, the state’s capital, was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by two people familiar with the investigation. They were not authorized to speak publicly about the case and did so on condition of anonymity.Investigators were always expected to speak with Cuomo, who said at the start of the probe in March that he would “fully cooperate." Cuomo is also facing an impeachment inquiry in the state assembly.Saturday's interview signals th...
President Biden Praises Cubans Calling For Freedom Against “Authoritarian Regime”
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President Biden Praises Cubans Calling For Freedom Against “Authoritarian Regime”

President Joe Biden said that protests in Cuba are a “clarion call for freedom" saying that the people of Cuba deserve their Freedom,“The Cuban people are demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime. I don’t think we’ve seen anything like this protest in a long long time, if, quite frankly, ever.” In an earlier statement Biden said “We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom ... and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime. The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights.”The scene of demonstrators on Havana’s Malecon promenade and elsewhere on the island was an unusual scene as the communist leadership has historically shown little tolerance f...
38 Dead In 24 Hours After Lightning Strikes People Taking Selfies
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38 Dead In 24 Hours After Lightning Strikes People Taking Selfies

Lightning has killed at least 38 people across two Indian states over the past 24 hours, officials said on Monday.A majority of the deaths occurred in the western state of Rajasthan, where 11 people died after being struck by lightning near a watchtower at the 12th century Amber Fort, police said.Senior police officer Anand Srivastava said some of the victims were taking selfies near the watchtower when lightning struck late on Sunday.Srivastava said at least nine more people were killed and nearly 20 others were injured in separate lightning strikes when the state was lashed with thunderstorms and monsoon rains.In Uttar Pradesh, 18 people were killed by lightning on Sunday, said Manoj Dixit, a government official. Most of those killed were farm labourers working in fi...
Washington D.C. On Track For Deadliest Year Since 2003
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Washington D.C. On Track For Deadliest Year Since 2003

Violence erupted over the weekend in Washington D.C. as the city's 100th murder was recorded marking the first time since 2003 that 100 homicides were committed by July 10th.The Mayor of D.C.,Muriel Bowser, says that Covid and a rise in joblessness has contributed to the rise in crime however others, including those in Minnesota believe the spike in crime across the U.S.Brooklyn Park Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen said,"They believe that the police are not or cannot do anything – that the police are not legitimate. Although my city council has never said this, across the state and across the country you’re seeing this discussion about dismantling police departments, defunding police departments, demanding officers be terminated or use of force incidents. They literally ar...