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Federal Judge Rules Ballots Received After New York Primary Without Postmark Must Be Counted

Judge Analisa Torres ordered more than 1,000 uncounted absentee ballots without postmarks cast in New York’s June 23 Democratic primary to be counted in a ruling Monday. Rep. Carolyn Maloney was declared the winner of New York’s 12th Congressional District primary by the New York State Board of Elections Tuesday, more than a month after the primary, following the ruling. ...

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Papers Please: De Blasio Announces COVID-19 Checkpoints on Tunnels, Bridges to Enforce Lockdown

Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday COVID-19 checkpoints will be established on tunnels and bridges leading into the city in order to enforce Governor Cuomo’s quarantine order. The mayor tweeted, “New Yorkers worked too hard to beat back COVID-19 — we cannot lose that progress. 35 states have dangerously high infection rates. We won’t let the ...

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Several Portland Teenagers Face Federal Charges for Violent Demonstrations

Four teenagers have been charged with crimes related to sometimes violent protests at the federal courthouse in Portland, according to the Department of Justice announcements. The federal courthouse has been the subject of violent demonstrations since general protests began in May, according to Daily Caller reporters on the scene. The four teenagers face charges ranging from arson and assault to ...

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‘Why The Hell Would I Take A Test?’: Biden Denies Taking Cognitive Test After Previously Saying He’s ‘Constantly Tested’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday that he has not taken a cognitive test, though he said in June that he is “constantly tested.” The former vice president discussed his mental health in an interview with CBS News’s Errol Barnett, who asked Biden: “Have you taken a cognitive test?” Biden compared Barnett’s question to asking whether someone used ...

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Federal Government Collaborates With Johnson & Johnson to Produce Millions of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Defense (DoD) announced an agreement with the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to demonstrate large-scale manufacturing and delivery of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Under the terms of the agreement, the federal government will own the resulting 100 million doses of vaccine. The vaccine doses could ...

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Federal Prosecutors Say Alleged Gang Member Went Right Back To Shooting People After He Was Released Without Bail

An alleged Brooklyn gang member who was arrested and charged with attempted murder on May 20 was released without bail and allegedly took part in other gun-related crimes, The New York Post reported Wednesday. Prosecutors say 23-year-old Darrius Sutton was initially arrested in relation to a reported shooting in East New York on May 16 where a man was seriously ...

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Biden Campaign Event Features Activist Who Expressed Support For Defunding Police

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is scheduled to host an event Tuesday that features an activist who expressed her support for defunding the police. Biden’s Tuesday event, targeted at Latino voters, will feature immigration activist Alida Garcia as one of the panelists who will “outline Biden’s commitment and vision for the Latino community,” according to a Biden campaign press release. ...

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GOP Lawmakers Criticize The Way ‘Special Interest Overlords’ Control Congress In HBO Documentary

A new HBO documentary that follows three Republican members of Congress exposes how special interest groups wield immense influence over federal lawmakers. “The Swamp” reveals an open secret in D.C. that prominent committee seats are doled out to members of Congress not based on their merit but on their ability to raise huge sums of cash for their party. “The ...

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NO DUH: Nearly 75% Of Americans Say News Bias Is ‘A Major Problem’

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The vast majority of Americans consider news bias to be “a major problem,” but more than half believe the issue is with the news other people consume, according to a survey from Gallup and the Knight Foundation released Tuesday. Nearly half of the adults surveyed believe there’s “a great deal” of “political bias in the news,” while 37% believe there’s ...

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Story Abour Native American Professor Who Supposedly Died Of Coronavirus Appears Completely Made Up

Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin, the founder of the organization MeTooSTEM, posted a eulogy for a Native American professor at Arizona State University. The Native American professor, known as @Sciencing_Bi on Twitter, died after a battle with coronavirus, McLaughlin tweeted. Certain irregularities with @Sciencing_Bi’s online persona soon became apparent and both that account and McLaughlin’s were suspended for violating Twitter’s “spam and ...

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Biden VP Frontrunner Karen Bass Described Top Communist Party USA Official As Her ‘Mentor’

Rep. Karen Bass, a frontrunner to become presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, described former Communist Party USA official Oneil Marion Cannon as her “mentor” when she eulogized him in 2017. “Oneil was instrumental in supporting my own work as a community organizer early in my life, and without his help my life would have taken a very ...

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Up To 20 Injured After 3 Hot Air Balloons Crash In Wyoming

Three hot air balloons crashed amid high winds in Teton County, Wyoming during a routine tour on Monday morning, according to local news reports. The hot air balloons, owned by the Wyoming Balloon Company, had approximately 40 passengers, bounced across the ground in the crash landings, with one running into a fence, according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide. ...

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NYC Health Commissioner Resigns Over ‘Deep Disappointment’ With Mayor DeBlasio’s Handling Of The Pandemic

New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot resigned after clashing with Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to confront the coronavirus pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday. “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the ...

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Portland Teenager Faces Assault Charges After Allegedly Setting Off Explosive Device

An 18-year-old man was arrested after allegedly setting off an explosive device that injured a U.S. Marshal, the Department of Justice announced Monday. U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said Monday that Isaiah Jason Maza Jr. was charged for the alleged assault and government property damage, according to the press release. The explosion took place on July 22 at the Mark ...

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