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Albany billboard calls for Cuomo’s impeachment amid controversies

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A new highway billboard in Albany is calling for New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoConservative reporter confronts CNN’s Jim Acosta at CPAC Overnight Health Care: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine | CDC director warns decline......

Noem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemGolden statue of Trump at CPAC ridiculed online Five things to watch at CPAC Haley isolated after Trump fallout MORE (R) in her address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)......

Second former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A second former aide to New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoConservative reporter confronts CNN’s Jim Acosta at CPAC Overnight Health Care: FDA panel endorses Johnson & Johnson vaccine | CDC director warns decline in cases ‘may be......

Dozens of famous men support $2,400 monthly payments for mothers for ‘unpaid labor at home’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A group of 50 famous male politicians, actors and other prominent figures published an open letter this week backing a proposal that calls on the Biden administration to issue $2,400 monthly payments to mothers for “unpaid labor......

CA school district’s board resigns after unknowingly talking about parents in virtual meeting

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo The entire board of trustees for a Northern California school district resigned after they made inappropriate remarks about parents during a Zoom call that was unknowingly being broadcast to the public.  Oakley Union Elementary School District Superintendent......

Sunday shows preview: CDC school reopening guidance stirs debate; Texas battles winter freeze

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo Debate over the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) most recent guidance on reopening schools amid the pandemic, as well as the winter weather ravaging Texas are expected to dominate this week’s Sunday talk shows.  Last Friday,......

Majority expects coronavirus disruptions to linger into second half of 2021: poll

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordan Williams A majority of Americans expect coronavirus disruptions to linger into the second half of 2021, according to a Gallup poll released on Wednesday. The survey found that 53 percent of adults expect disruptions due to COVID-19 to......

More than 9,000 COVID-19 patients were released to NY nursing homes: report

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Over 9,000 recovering COVID-19 patients in New York were released from hospitals into nursing homes during the early days of the pandemic, The Associated Press reported Thursday. According to documents obtained by the AP, 9,056 patients were released......

California teen’s quilt keeps memory of COVID victims alive

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here In a year that left so many of us hanging by a thread, a California teenager is using hers to stitch together the stories of those taken by COVID-19.  “I don’t see fabric. I don’t see pictures. I see......

“We’re looking for help”: Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim on the fight against anti-Asian American violence

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Actors Daniel Wu and Daniel Dae Kim told CBS News on Tuesday that more action is needed from public officials to combat anti-Asian American rhetoric, after a string of attacks against elderly members of the community. Their plea follows......

House Dems’ COVID aid bill includes $1,400 checks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Naomi Jagoda House Democrats on Monday released key portions of their coronavirus relief package, including a section that would provide $1,400 checks to most Americans. As with previous rounds of direct payments, single taxpayers with annual income up to......

Florida officer fired for alleged physical harassment, taunting colleague for fears of COVID-19

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Celine Castronuovo A Florida police officer has been fired after allegedly mocking a female co-worker’s concerns on the spread of COVID-19 and hugging her against her will.  According to a review of the case obtained by the Orlando Sentinel,......

Women struggling amid pandemic’s economic fallout

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Toni Perrien Husbands gave up the job she loved as a financial coach for low-income families as she tried to juggle her children’s remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.  “It was like a boulder just kind of knocked me......

Pregnant women are concerned about whether to get the COVID vaccine due to lack of data

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Last Updated Feb 1, 2021 9:04 PM EST After three months in a Wisconsin hospital battling COVID-19, Kelsey Townsend reunited with her husband and met her 12-week-old daughter, Lucy, for the first time last week. “They kept me asleep......

Fauci says it’s ‘liberating’ working under Biden

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jonathan Easley Anthony FauciAnthony FauciBiden moves to halt US exodus from World Health Organization Presidential pardons need to go Pence delivers coronavirus task force report to Biden MORE on Thursday said it has been “liberating” to work as the nation’s......

Judge drops case against former surgeon general over alleged virus restrictions violation

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Morgan Gstalter A judge in Honolulu on Wednesday dismissed charges against Jerome AdamsJerome AdamsSurgeon General Jerome Adams says Biden transition asked him to resign Biden expected to ask surgeon general to resign after inauguration ceremony: report Nebraska governor wrong......

Indoor dining to resume in Philadelphia, with limits

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Philadelphia officials are allowing restaurants to resume indoor dining in the city after rolling back some COVID-19 restrictions. The restrictions will be lifted on Saturday, January 16. “We will allow restaurants to provide indoor dining after that date with......

More cases of COVID-19 strain first identified in U.K. found in New York

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Three additional cases of the COVID-19 strain first found in the United Kingdom have been identified in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.   “The UK strain is here, it is real, and the Usain Bolt-like speed through......

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