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Allahpundit / HotAir:
Breaking: NY AG says Cuomo broke law by sexually harassing multiple women  —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal laws as well as the executive chamber's own written policies, according to a long-anticipated report Tuesday from the state Attorney General's Office.
Michael R. Sisak / Associated Press:
Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, probe finds  —  NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.
NBC News:
Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including employees, New York attorney general finds  —  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including employees in his office, and violated state and federal laws, according to the findings of an investigation by the state's attorney general's office.
ABC News:
Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, NY AG probe finds
New York Times:
Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inquiry
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
New York City is expected to require proof of vaccination for indoor dining and fitness.  —  Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to announce Tuesday morning that New York City will require proof of vaccination for people participating in indoor activities, including at restaurants, gyms and performances …
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New York Post:
NYC to mandate proof of vaccination for many indoor settings  —  New York City will mandate proof of vaccination to enter certain indoor businesses — including restaurants, entertainment venues and gyms — and deny entry to those without the jab, Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce Tuesday.
Amanda Eisenberg / Politico:
New York City to mandate vaccines for indoor restaurants, gyms, performances  —  NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new policy Tuesday that requires people to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to dine inside restaurants, work out at a gym, attend a play or go out dancing.
Discussion: WHTM-TV and CBS New York
wusa9.com:
Fourth officer who responded to the US Capitol on January 6 dies by suicide  —  MPD confirmed Officer Kyle DeFreytag died by suicide, hours after the department confirmed Ofc.  Gunther Hashida died by suicide.  Both defended the Capitol on Jan. 6.  —  WASHINGTON — Four law enforcement officers …
Associated Press:
DeSantis doubles down as Florida again breaks COVID record  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Tuesday as the state again broke its record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, insisting that the spike will soon abate and that he will not impose any business restrictions or mask mandates.
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Jonathan Swan / Axios:
Biden rebuffs progressives on pressuring Stephen Breyer to retire from Supreme Court  —  Anxiety is rising on the left about Breyer, who turns 83 on Aug. 15.
Discussion: HotAir, Insider, NBC News, Slate and Raw Story
Alan Rappeport / New York Times:
Yellen and Pelosi will discuss rental assistance as an eviction crisis looms and Democrats demand answers.  —  Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen will brief Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats on Tuesday morning about the struggling emergency rental assistance program …
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Washington Post:
Liberals erupt in fury at White House over end of eviction moratorium
New York Times:
Don't Want a Vaccine?  Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance.  —  Dr. Rosenthal is the editor in chief of Kaiser Health News.  She was an emergency room physician before becoming a journalist.  Mr. Kramon is a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has reported on health insurance.
Discussion: HotAir and eVille Times
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Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Pentagon on lockdown after gunshots fired near Metro  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon was on lockdown Tuesday morning after multiple gunshots were fired near a platform by the facility's Metro station.  —  At least one person was down, according to two people familiar with the shooting …
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Jake Dima / Washington Examiner:
Pentagon on lockdown after possible shots fired near transit center
Spencer Ackerman / Forever Wars:
Out of The Newsroom  —  I've been part of newsrooms since I was 19.  Goodbye to all that.  —  THE FIRST THING I ever did in journalism was beg someone to let me open her mail.  —  I was 19 years old.  Weeks before, I had been turned down for an internship at New York Press …
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Trump says he will not try to stop former Justice Dept. officials from testifying to Congress.  —  Former President Donald J. Trump said this week that he will not move to stop former Justice Department officials from testifying before two committees that are investigating the Trump administration's efforts …
Discussion: Politico and Raw Story
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American Greatness:
Another Partisan Stunt by the U.S. Capitol Police  —  A kid-glove approach to federal officers blatantly participating in a political operation designed to help Democrats and undermine Republicans is not just wrongheaded, it's dangerous.  —  Harry Dunn began his testimony last week …
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Lindsay Watts / WTTG-TV:   Capitol police officer describes racism experienced during Jan. 6 riot
Margaret Talev / Axios:
Axios-Ipsos poll: The blame game  —  Americans place the most blame for rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of new variants on the unvaccinated, people from other nations traveling to the U.S. and Donald Trump, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.
Discussion: Forbes, The Hill and The Triad
Josh Rogin / Washington Post:
New congressional report says covid-19 likely emerged in Wuhan months earlier than originally thought  —  Nineteen months after the start of the pandemic, the Chinese government continues to actively thwart a real investigation into the origins of covid-19.  Now, a new GOP congressional report alleges …
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Washington Examiner:
A compelling case for COVID's lab leak origin
Discussion: National Review
Leonard Greene / New York Daily News:
Larry Kudlow accused of racist, sexist remarks in Fox Business producer's suit; Andrew Napolitano accused of harassment  —  Fox Business host Larry Kudlow repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks during staff meetings and even blocked an on-air appearance by a Florida congressman because he is Black, according to a new lawsuit.
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CNN:
Top RNC official in Florida spreads Covid-19 conspiracies, calling vaccines the ‘mark of the beast’  —  (CNN)Amid recent surging coronavirus cases in Florida, a top Republican National Committee official in the state has spread anti-vaccine rhetoric and misinformation, comparing …
Discussion: Raw Story
Meridith McGraw / Politico:
Trump raised millions but spent none of it on audits and GOP candidates  —  Six months since leaving office, former President Donald Trump is sitting on a $102 million war chest.  —  But having whipped his supporters into a frenzy with pledges to overturn the election and promises …
Discussion: LifeNews.com
NBC News:
Covid is surging in Florida.  Doctors and nurses are back in crisis mode. … JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Debi de la Paz, a nurse at UF Health Jacksonville, worked in the intensive care unit during some of the darkest days of the Covid-19 pandemic last summer.  —  “It was bad,” she said of the first wave …
Discussion: Raw Story
Politico:
House Dem campaign chief warns the majority at risk without message reboot  —  During a closed-door lunch last week with some of his most vulnerable incumbents, House Democrats' campaign chief delivered a blunt warning: If the midterms were held now, they would lose the majority.
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Noem endorses Timken in crowded Ohio Senate Republican primary  —  Trump ally takes sides in one of most competitive Republican Senate primaries in country  —  Fox News Flash top headlines for August 3  —  EXCLUSIVE: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is supporting former Ohio GOP chair Jane Timken …
Discussion: Townhall
Edward Fitzpatrick Globe / The Boston Globe:
R.I. Democratic strategist under fire for tweet about Senator Lindsey Graham testing positive for COVID-19  —  “It's wrong to hope he dies from Covid, right?”  Kate Coyne-McCoy tweeted.  “Asking for a friend.”  —  PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Democratic Party political strategist Kate Coyne-McCoy …
Gregory S. Schneider / Washington Post:
Inside Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin's long career at Carlyle  —  RICHMOND — The first thing most Virginians know about Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin is that he is rich.  Very rich.  —  Youngkin has so much money that when he retired last year …
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
Capitalist Solution to a Globalist Pandemic  —  International bodies have made Covid worse, while Big Pharma saved the day.  —  Appearing on “ Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2014, Bill Clinton said that an invasion from outer space might be “the only way to unite us in this incredibly divided world of ours …
John McWhorter / It Bears Mentioning:
BLACK FRAGILITY AS BLACK STRENGTH?  TRY THESE BOOKS INSTEAD.  —  The next entry in the KenDiAngelonian universe is out.  But why not branch out?  —  Fish don't know they're wet.  And either do a lot of us when it comes to how we think about race.  —  Here are three pieces of advice for living.
 
 
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Dominic Green / spectatorworld.com:
Exclusive: New York Times quashed COVID origins inquiry
Discussion: Page Array, Instapundit and UnHerd
Wall Street Journal:
CDC's Covid-19 Mask Mandate Clouded by Flawed Data
Discussion: CNN and NBC Boston
Kaitlyn Schallhorn / The Missouri Times:
Ann Wagner running for re-election to Missouri's 2nd congressional district
Danielle Battaglia / Raleigh News & Observer:
NC survivor calls child marriage a ‘life sentence’ of abuse
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
MyPillow Guy Punts Timeline for Trump Retaking Power as Conspiracy Theories Get Wackier
Discussion: Raw Story
Kenneth P. Vogel / New York Times:
Conservative Group, Seizing on Crime as an Issue, Seeks Recall of Prosecutors
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CBC News:
Should British Columbia change its name? As we reckon with history, some say it's time
Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson to Speak at Far-Right Conference in Hungary After Meeting With Orban
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
CDC Extends Order at the Southern and Northern Land Borders
Jen Fifield / Arizona Republic:
Maricopa County and Dominion won't comply with new subpoenas issued by Arizona Senate