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12:05 PM ET, August 3, 2021

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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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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: CBS News, WHTM-TV and CBS New York
Luis Ferré-Sadurní / New York Times:
Cuomo Live Updates: Officials to Release Findings of Sexual Misconduct Investigation  —  Here's what to expect from the report on sexual misconduct allegations against Cuomo.  —  The New York State attorney general is expected to release on Tuesday the findings of a four-month investigation …
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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.
Discussion: The Hill, Bloomberg, abc7NY, Twitchy and Forbes
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.
New York Times:
Cuomo Grilled for 11 Hours in Sexual Harassment Inquiry
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 …
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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 …
Lindsay Watts / WTTG-TV:   Capitol police officer describes racism experienced during Jan. 6 riot
CNN:
Four officers who responded to January 6 attack have died by suicide
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.
Discussion: NBC 6 South Florida and CNN
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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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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: Insider, HotAir, 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
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
Discussion: Politico, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Alex Azar / New York Times:
Americans Need to Get a Covid-19 Vaccine  —  Mr. Azar was secretary of Health and Human Services under President Donald Trump.  He oversaw Operation Warp Speed, the program to expedite Covid-19 vaccines.  —  Among the many debatable issues around Covid-19 is one unassailable fact: The coronavirus is nonpartisan.
Discussion: Insider, Forbes and Mediaite
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New York Times:
Don't Want a Vaccine? Be Prepared to Pay More for Insurance.
Discussion: HotAir and eVille Times
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
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 and The Hill
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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Matt Wilstein / The Daily Beast:
Tucker Carlson to Speak at Far-Right Conference in Hungary After Meeting With Orban  —  The Fox News host's talk at the far-right gathering in Budapest comes after he met with the country's authoritarian leader—and as he broadcasts his show from the city.  —  Tucker Carlson is will deliver a speech …
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Josh Kovensky / Talking Points Memo:
Tucker Carlson Summers With Viktor Orban, Touted As Speaker At Budapest Far-right Gathering
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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.
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
 
 
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Dominic Green / spectatorworld.com:
Exclusive: New York Times quashed COVID origins inquiry
Discussion: Page Array, Instapundit and UnHerd
Walter Russell Mead / Wall Street Journal:
Capitalist Solution to a Globalist Pandemic
Paul Steinhauser / Fox News:
Noem endorses Timken in crowded Ohio Senate Republican primary
Discussion: Townhall
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
 Earlier Items: 
Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
MyPillow Guy Punts Timeline for Trump Retaking Power as Conspiracy Theories Get Wackier
Discussion: Raw Story
CBC News:
Should British Columbia change its name? As we reckon with history, some say it's time
Benjamin Wermund / Houston Chronicle:
Over 65% of Texans support vaccine mandates, poll says
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