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Biden DOJ urges Supreme Court to dismiss ‘sanctuary city’ cases

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In letters filed with the court in all three cases related to sanctuary cities, the Justice Department said it had come to an agreement with the parties on the issue. Under President Donald Trump, the department had won one......

Be creative in keeping City of London competitive, UK government tells Bank of England

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Canary Wharf in London, Britain December 27, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit is opening a new chapter for Britain to think “creatively” about keeping the UK an attractive location for international financial services companies, Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England. Britain......

Empty Office Buildings Squeeze City Budgets as Property Values Fall

New York Times
WASHINGTON — At a meeting with Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen last month, Jeff Williams, the mayor of Arlington, Texas, laid out his grim economic predicament: Heavy spending on coronavirus testing and vaccine distribution had dwarfed dwindling tax revenue, forcing the city to consider painful cuts to services and jobs.......

City scraps influencer plan for George Floyd murder trial

BBC
Following the backlash, officials were sent an email saying the plan had been scrapped. The message, viewed and published by ABC News, said: “While we believe in and support the intention of this recommendation, we have seen the impact has caused harm. We are sorry and acknowledge that we will......

Brexodus from City of London to the EU slows

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – The shift in financial staff and assets from the City of London to the European Union because of Brexit has eased after Britain completed its full departure from the bloc, a tracker from consultants EY showed on Tuesday. Financial services are not included in the EU-UK trade......

How to catch Man City? A way-too-early look at how Premier League rivals can be ready next season

ESPN
The 2020-21 Premier League title race has now become a battle for second place with Manchester City stretching their lead at the top to 12 points over the weekend. A win at home to Wolves on Tuesday would take City 15 points clear of the pack and register their 21st......

Will ‘awesome’ Man City win quadruple?

BBC
Guardiola ‘congratulates’ City players after ‘real tough’ win Pep Guardiola says Manchester City’s 20-match winning streak is ‘one of the greatest achievements in our careers’ – but is it merely a step towards becoming the first side to complete the quadruple? Some of the statistics around City’s recent success are......

New Zealand’s largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said......

In a Covid-Affected Washington D.C. Neighborhood, Black History Is Reinterpreted on a City Block

Smithsonian
SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 26, 2021, 9 a.m. When the city isn’t operating under pandemic restrictions, the block that unifies Meade and 49th Streets in northeast Washington, D.C. is typically vibrant with activity. On one end, the Deanwood Community Center houses a public library, indoor pool and multipurpose spaces; on the......

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