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Top RNC official in Florida spreads Covid-19 conspiracies, calling vaccines the ‘mark of the beast’
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Top RNC official in Florida spreads Covid-19 conspiracies, calling vaccines the ‘mark of the beast’

Amid recent surging coronavirus cases in Florida, a top Republican National Committee official in the state has spread anti-vaccine rhetoric and misinformation, comparing the Biden administration’s vaccine efforts to Nazi-era “brown shirts,” and twice calling the vaccines “the mark of the beast,” comparable to a “false god.” A review by CNN’s KFile found that Peter…MORE

Expiration of eviction moratorium leaves White House and congressional Democrats scrambling
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Expiration of eviction moratorium leaves White House and congressional Democrats scrambling

White House officials on Monday described a behind-the-scenes scramble over the weekend to locate any legal avenue for the administration to continue barring evictions. The effort ultimately came up short, the officials said, leaving millions of renters in the lurch and exposing a rare divide with Democratic members of Congress. “I don’t think this means…MORE

Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate, joining other cities and states as Covid-19 cases surge
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Bay Area counties reinstate mask mandate, joining other cities and states as Covid-19 cases surge

A mandate to wear face coverings in indoor public places is back for millions of residents — even those fully vaccinated — in the San Francisco Bay Area as the highly contagious Delta variant causes a spike in new Covid-19 cases. Health officers from San Francisco, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo and…MORE

What’s next for struggling renters now that the eviction ban has expired
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What’s next for struggling renters now that the eviction ban has expired

The federal eviction moratorium has expired, and landlords in many parts of the country can officially begin removing people from their homes. Even though more than 3 million people said they were likely to be evicted “within the next two months,” according to a Census survey from early July, and nearly 5 million renters said…MORE

A Black man feared the vaccine because of the Tuskegee experiment. After Covid-19 devastated his family, he changed his mind
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A Black man feared the vaccine because of the Tuskegee experiment. After Covid-19 devastated his family, he changed his mind

Timothy Moore grew up wary of medical treatments in his hometown of Tuskegee, Alabama. His parents had seen what happened to Black people who participated in the unethical Tuskegee syphilis study, where researchers let syphilis progress in Black men without treating them to justify treatment programs for them between 1932 and 1972. So when Covid-19…MORE

Illinois governor signs bill expanding background checks on gun sales starting in 2024
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Illinois governor signs bill expanding background checks on gun sales starting in 2024

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed new legislation expanding background checks on all gun sales in the state starting in 2024, a step he touted as “commonsense” and with bipartisan support. The legislation — which was signed in Aurora, Illinois, more than two years after five employees were killed in a mass shooting at…MORE

Florida judge orders destruction of suppressed video evidence in Robert Kraft case
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Florida judge orders destruction of suppressed video evidence in Robert Kraft case

A Palm Beach County, Florida, judge ordered the destruction of video evidence previously suppressed in the case against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, according to court documents. Judge Leonard Hanser on Friday ordered that the “state shall destroy the suppressed evidence forthwith and submit documentation to this Court outlining the steps it took to…MORE

Breyer rejects Maine church’s attempt to block Delta variant restrictions that don’t exist
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Breyer rejects Maine church’s attempt to block Delta variant restrictions that don’t exist

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer denied a request Monday from a Maine church that sought to block the state from enforcing or reinstating Covid restrictions in the wake of the Delta variant surge Breyer acted without comment and declined to refer the church’s petition to the full court for its consideration, suggesting there was not…MORE

Rapper DaBaby apologizes for inflammatory comments
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Rapper DaBaby apologizes for inflammatory comments

Rapper DaBaby has apologized for the false and disparaging comments he made about gay men and HIV during a performance at a Miami music festival. The move comes days after his comments were largely condemned by prominent musicians, members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. “I want to apologize to the LGBTQ+ community for the…MORE