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Drone footage shows the devastating aftermath of the partially collapsed Miami Beach condo building that seemingly flattened out of nowhere early Thursday. Drone video shows an aerial view of Champlain Towers South, a once L-shaped building, which lost its entire northeast-facing corridor — nearly half the building — in seconds around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when many were asleep. The video shows a compact pile of rubble where the 12 floors used to be and the remains of dozens of condo units exposed to the open air. "We are working around the clock to search and rescue people in this rubble," Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said Thursday. "It is really, really dramatic to see the collapse of a major structure like that."
Persons: Daniella Levine Cava, Charles Burkett, We've, Ron DeSantis Organizations: Dade, Surfside, Florida Gov Locations: Miami Beach, Surfside, Florida's Miami, Dade County, Champlain Towers, Miami, Florida
WASHINGTON — Vice President Kamala Harris, after weeks of pressure from her political opponents, will visit the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, as part of her role addressing the root causes of migration. "[Harris' trip to the border] is really about building on the work that she has been doing. Republicans criticized Harris' decision to visit El Paso rather than other parts of the state like, the Rio Grande Valley, which see significantly more border crossings. Although partisan politics are likely to hang over Harris' trip Friday, she will also be forced to confront major policy issues. Rohini Kosoglu, domestic policy adviser to the vice president and one of Harris' longest serving aides, said that Harris "has spent her career fighting for immigrants."
Persons: WASHINGTON, Kamala Harris, Harris, Alejandro Mayorkas, Sen, Dick Durbin, Veronica Escobar, Sanders, Joe Biden, , Donald Trump, Greg Abbott, Jen Psaki, Abbott, El Paso, Trump, Biden, Tyler Moran, Rohini Kosoglu Organizations: El, El Paso Central Processing Center, Customs, Protection, Department of Homeland, Republicans, NBC, Texas Gov, House Republican, White, Republican, Biden, Domestic Locations: U.S, Mexico, El Paso, Illinois, Texas, Central America, Guatemala, Europe, Rio Grande, El, California, United States, Covid
Live Updates: Rescue Efforts Continue at Condo Collapse Near Miami
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Adeel Hassan | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Emergency crews are urgently looking for survivors the day after a residential building crumbled, leaving 99 people unaccounted for. The aftermath of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Fla., on Thursday. Emergency workers heard “sounds and bangs” late Thursday afternoon, Chief Jadallah said — but no voices. The stunning collapse of the residential building at 8777 Collins Ave. left few answers and considerable questions about how a 40-year-old condo could have suddenly crumbled as its residents rested in their beds. As the boy cried out, Mr. Balboa used his cellphone flashlight to flag emergency workers.
Persons: Scott McIntyre, Ray Jadallah, Jadallah, Ron DeSantis, Daniella Levine Cava, Biden, , Kenneth S, Direktor, , Nicholas Balboa, Balboa, Organizations: ., The New York Times, Miami - Dade Fire Rescue, Gov, Dade, Federal Emergency Management Agency Locations: Champlain, Surfside, Fla, Miami Beach, Miami, Florida, Dade County
Live Covid-19 Live Updates: More U.S. States Try Lotteries to Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy Louisiana, where the inoculation rate has lagged significantly behind the national average, is among the latest to dangle cash prizes and scholarships in return for getting a shot. Six of the bottom eight states are in the South: They include Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Tennessee. The Biden administration has made a concerted push to overcome vaccine hesitancy, particularly in the South. In some states, he said, the lotteries coincided with making the vaccine available to teenagers, which could skew the numbers. He suggested comparing the vaccination rates in states with lotteries to those without them.
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Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Katie Rogers | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +9 min
Live Live Updates: Harris Will Visit the U.S. Border with Mexico Vice President Kamala Harris will visit a migrant processing center in El Paso during her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office. Vice President Kamala Harris departed Joint Base Andrews for a trip to El Paso on Friday. Along with Ms. Escobar, Ms. Harris is traveling with Senator Dick Durbin, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee who has been involved in past attempts at bipartisan immigration reform. Ms. Harris is also traveling with Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the secretary of homeland security. Greg Abbott of Texas days after Ms. Harris visits.
Persons: Will, Kamala Harris, Biden, Harris, Base Andrews, Jacquelyn Martin, Veronica Escobar, , We’ve, , Ms, Escobar, Dick Durbin, Alejandro N, Sanders, Lester Holt, Donald J, Trump, Greg Abbott, Trump’s, Mr, Abbott, Rohini Kosoglu, Rachel, Nev, Roger Kisby, Marco Rubio, Chris Impey, Impey, Mick West, West, ’ that’s Organizations: Mexico, Base, ., Associated Press, Customs, Protection, U.S, Democrat, El, Committee, U.S . Customs, El Paso Processing Center, NBC, Gov, Walmart, House Republicans, Mr, ” Intelligence, The New York Times, Navy, Republican, Senate Intelligence Committee, Congress, Pentagon, University of Arizona Locations: U.S, El Paso, Mexico, Mexico City, Guatemala, Europe, Texas, United States, United States of America, Area, Russia, China, Marco Rubio of Florida, U.F.O
Ohio ends vaccine lottery with state still below 50 percent threshold
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) www.nbcnews.com + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio, the state that launched the national movement to offer millions of dollars in incentives to boost vaccination rates, planned to conclude its program Wednesday — still unable to crack the 50% vaccination threshold. Mike DeWine’s May 12 announcement of the incentive program had the desired effect, leading to a 43 percent boost in state vaccination numbers over the previous week. Multiple other states followed Ohio's lead, including Louisiana, Maryland, and New York state, with the impact on vaccinations hard to pin down. California awarded $116.5 million in prizes — the country’s largest pot of vaccine prize money — and Democratic Gov. The state is offering five residents the chance to win $1 million each in weekly lottery drawings from June 4 until July 7.
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Permanent Cap on Delivery-App Fees Proposed for New York City
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Rich Calder | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
The New York City Council is considering a legislative package aimed at significantly regulating the food-delivery app industry, including permanently limiting fees that operators like Grubhub and Uber Eats can charge restaurants. However, the combined 20% cap is set to expire Aug. 17. Some small restaurant operators say the app fees typically can run them a combined 30% or more of what they take in on every order. A new bill sponsored by Councilman Francisco Moya, a Queens Democrat, would make the cap permanent. Violators would face up to $1,000 a day in fines per restaurant, the same penalty covered under the temporary law.
Persons: Andrew Cuomo, Councilman Francisco Moya Organizations: New, New York Gov, Councilman, Queens Democrat Locations: New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Aide Questioned in Sexual Harassment Investigation
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Jimmy Vielkind | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +1 min
ALBANY, N.Y.—Investigators with the New York State attorney general’s office have interviewed a senior adviser to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and are examining the environment in the governor’s office going back more than a decade, according to people familiar with the matter. Investigators spoke recently with Rich Azzopardi, a senior adviser who is one of the governor’s principal spokespeople, the people said. Ms. James’s investigators were initially charged with reviewing complaints from multiple women who said Mr. Cuomo sexually harassed or behaved inappropriately toward them. Mr. Cuomo has said he did nothing wrong and never touched anybody inappropriately.
Persons: general’s, Andrew Cuomo, Rich Azzopardi, Cuomo, Letitia James, Azzopardi, James Organizations: , New York, Gov Locations: ALBANY, N.Y, New York State
Failed attempts to pass marriage equality measures in 2007 and 2009, however, left supporters deflated. Andrew Cuomo was sworn into office in January after making same-sex marriage a key plank in his campaign. “We had the opposite of momentum,” said Brian Ellner, who left then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office in 2011 to help lead New Yorkers for Marriage Equality. During the race, Marchione questioned McDonald’s conservative bona fides, claiming he backed same-sex marriage to secure campaign donations. That May, then-Vice President Joe Biden came out in favor of same-sex marriage, quickly followed by President Barack Obama.
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The effort to recall Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom has more than enough signatures to proceed, the state's election official said Wednesday. Just 43 signatures were withdrawn, leaving 1,719,900 verified signatures to initiate the recall election, the California Secretary of State's Office said in a statement. According to the Secretary of State's Office, there have been 54 efforts to recall California governors since the power was put in the state constitution in 1911. Newsom has attempted to paint the recall effort as a partisan power grab by pro-Trump Republicans.
Persons: Gavin Newsom, State Shirley N, Weber, Gray David, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Newsom, Kevin Faulconer, John Cox, Caitlyn Jenner Organizations: Democratic, Democratic California Gov, State's, State, Wednesday, Gov, of Finance, San Diego, Republican, Trump Republicans Locations: Democratic California, California
To be sure, more people have died from Covid-19 this year than in all of 2020, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. More than 2 million people have died as a result of Covid so far this year. Robert Gauthier | Los Angeles Times | Getty ImagesMississippi and Texas both lifted all Covid restrictions in March with Texas Gov. In the global scramble for Covid-19 vaccines, high-income countries, predictably, have sought to secure stocks for their own populations first. The Covid variant first identified in India is thought to be on track to become the dominant strain of the disease worldwide.
Persons: Kevin Mazur, Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Reggie Jackson, Robert Gauthier, Greg Abbott, Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Stephen Donnelly, Donnelly, Ghebreyesus, Christopher Black, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Covid, Tedros, Dr, Michael Baker, Joe Biden's, Sinopharm, TANG CHHIN SOTHY, Scott Gottlieb Organizations: Foo Fighters, Garden, World Health Organization, New York Gov, Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers, NBA Western, Los Angeles Times, Getty Images, Texas Gov, for Disease Control, Ireland's, Newstalk, WHO, National Institute of Allergy, Reuters WHO, University of Otago, Wellington , New Zealand, CNBC, World Trade Organization, AFP, Getty, FDA Locations: Madison, New York City, U.S, China, Covid, California, New York, Getty Images Mississippi, Texas, India, United States, Africa, Asia, Geneva, Switzerland, Germany, Wellington , New, EU, Brazil, Phnom Penh, Americas
The White House said Wednesday that Harris would visit the US-Mexico border on June 25. Trump announced last week that he would visit the border on June 30 with Texas Gov. Former President Donald Trump has said that Vice President Kamala Harris is only now visiting the US-Mexico border because he was about to get there ahead of her. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Wednesday that Harris would travel to the southern border this Friday. A US Customs and Border Protection agent stands guard on the US side of the US-Mexico border fence.
Persons: Harris, Trump, Greg Abbott, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki, Abbott, they've, Biden, Joe Biden, Lester Holt, hadn't, PEDRO PARDO Organizations: Texas Gov, White House Press, Politico, 12, Republicans, NBC News, Customs, Border, Getty Images, Republican Locations: Mexico, Europe, Guatemala, Texas
A crowd in Nashville booed after Jill Biden criticized Tennessee's low vaccination rates. Tennessee has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the US, thanks in part to politics and weak healthcare. A crowd in Nashville, Tennessee, booed as Jill Biden pointed out low COVID-19 vaccination rates in their state. Some state GOP lawmakers have even called for the Tennessee Health Department to be dissolved for encouraging young people to get vaccinated. As well as partisan politics, weak healthcare systems, poverty, and pervasive mistrust of public institutions are among the underlying factors driving low vaccination rates in southern states, CNN medical analyst Kent Sepkowitz has said.
Persons: Jill Biden, Tennessee's, Biden, Bill Lee, David, Kent Sepkowitz Organizations: Nashville, COVID, Centers for Disease Control, Tennessee Gov, Tennessee Health Department, CNN Locations: Tennessee, Nashville , Tennessee, Nashville, Nazi Germany
Live Live Updates: Senators to Brief Biden on Infrastructure ‘Breakthrough’ A bipartisan group of senators and White House negotiators have agreed on a framework for an infrastructure agreement. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat of New Hampshire, and other senators met with White House officials on Tuesday to discuss infrastructure proposals. Allegations of forced labor in the solar panel supply chain have created a dilemma for President Biden and his aides. The Biden administration had faced pressure to take action regarding products containing polysilicon produced in the region. Rodney S. Scott, the chief of the United States Border Patrol, near a border wall construction site outside McAllen, Texas, in October.
Persons: Biden’s, Biden, Jeanne Shaheen, Erin Schaff, Donald J, Trump, Kamala Harris, , Susan Collins, “ There’s, , we’ve, Jen Psaki, Emily Cochrane, Polat, Zhao Lijian, Zhao, ” Thomas Kaplan, David Guttenfelder, Ashraf Ghani, Helene Cooper, Eric Adams, James Estrin, Harris, Southern Border Jen Psaki, Kamala Harris’s, She’ll, Alejandro Mayorkas, I’ve, Mayorkas, Carlos Barria, Harris’s, Lester Holt, ” Jen Psaki, Greg Abbott of Texas, Zolan Kanno, Ramon Espinosa, exhorting, Biden administration’s “, Fidel Castro, Obama, , Rodney S, Scott, Sergio Flores, ” Mr Organizations: Biden, Infrastructure, White House, Democrat, White, The New York Times White House, Mr, Internal Revenue Service, Republican, Workers, Associated Press, . Customs, Protection, Hoshine Silicon Industry Company, Commerce Department, Industry, New Energy Company, Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals Company, Xinjiang GCL, Energy Material Technology Company, Construction Corps, Labor Department, Customs, House Democrats, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Politico, Associated, American, Officials, U.S ., Democratic, ., New York Times, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Senior Democrats, Plan, Southern Border, Wednesday, Department of Homeland, Border Patrol, , Credit, Reuters, NBC, House Republicans, Gov, United Nations General Assembly, United Nations, United, Congress, United States Border, The New York Times, Department of Homeland Security, Central America, Republicans, Patrol, Homeland Security Locations: New Hampshire, Maine, U.S, Hami, China's Xinjiang, China, Xinjiang, United States, Xinjiang East Hope, Beijing, Washington, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, New York City, Brooklyn, Southern, El Paso , Texas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Border, H.H.S, Mexico City, Europe, Central America, Cuba, Havana, Florida, McAllen , Texas, Central, Canada, Portland
A growing group of Republicans who could run for president in 2024 are making their way to New York to meet with lucrative donors. Potential contenders who either have or are set to gather with donors in the Big Apple include former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sens. Trump has not ruled out running for president again after losing in 2020 to President Joe Biden. Democratic candidates have fared better in the blue state, with New York donors contributing over $385 million to those running on that side of the ticket. Garbarino is running for reelection in the New York congressional district he won in 2020 by around 6 percentage points.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Sens, Tim Scott, Marco Rubio, Ron DeSantis, Scott, Rubio, DeSantis, Pompeo, He's, Donald Trump, Sen, Ted Cruz, Trump, Joe Biden, Karl Rove, Biden, Andrew Garbarino, John Catsimatidis, Andrea Catsimatidis, Peter Kalikow, Robert Rosenthal, Ricketts, Todd Ricketts, Todd's, Pete, Joe, Ameritrade, Hudson, Todd Organizations: Big Apple, Florida Gov, American, PAC, Senate, Pompeo's New, Western Conservative Summit, Trump, Republican, CNBC, Politico, Responsive Politics, GOP, Democratic, New, Manhattan Republican Party ., Hudson Institute, Republican Party, Chicago Cubs, Republican National Committee, Hudson, South, Rubio's, Hamptons, Florida gubernatorial Locations: New York, Pompeo's New York, Denver, Texas, Manhattan, York, Nebraska, Wuhan, China, South Carolina, Rubio's Florida
Kay Ivey announced on Monday that the state was halting its participation in federal unemployment benefits starting June 19. Those include the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program for gig workers and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation for the long-term unemployed. "We have announced the end date of our state of emergency, there are no industry shutdowns, and daycares are operating with no restrictions. Alabama is giving the federal government our 30-day notice that it's time to get back to work," Ivey said in a press release. Alabama is among the seven states that have not raised the hourly minimum wage for workers since the hike to $7.25 in 2009.
Persons: Kay Ivey, Brynn Anderson, Ivey Organizations: Alabama Gov, AP Locations: Alabama
Christina Pushaw, Press Secretary for the Executive Office of Governor DeSantis told Reuters via email that he did not make such a statement. The claim also misleadingly suggests that states law enforcement can arrest federal law officers for enforcing federal law or executive orders. The Supremacy Clause ( here ) states that “the federal constitution, and federal law generally, take precedence over state laws, and even state constitutions”. Spencer explained that executive orders “must be ‘valid’ in order to preempt state law. If a court has ruled that an executive order is unconstitutional “then the order is null and void and doesn’t have to be followed”, Stephanopoulos added.
Persons: Ron DeSantis, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, There’s, Sen, Rick Scott, DeSantis, McConnell, Marco, Rubio, Rick, Scott ”, “ DeSantis, JOE BIDEN, , Christina Pushaw, McKinley, Lewis, Scott, , Nicholas Stephanopoulos, couldn’t, Douglas Spencer, Spencer, Stephanopoulos, Read Organizations: U.S, Reuters, Facebook, intel, Florida Department of Law, Florida Sheriffs, Google, Communications, Republican, Harvard, Law, University of Connecticut, U.S . Constitution, Gov, DeSantis Locations: Florida, , U.S .
Rep. Ritchie Torres, a New York Democrat, said he plans to introduce the first resolution to condemn state bills targeting transgender people this week. Governors in nine states have signed athlete bans into law, and two have signed restrictions on medical care. Nearly 1,500 trans kids will lose access to medical care if takes effect, according to Torres' bill. Torres' legislation is co-signed by 30 other representatives and endorsed by 13 LGBTQ advocacy organizations. In a letter to colleagues requesting sponsors for the legislation, Torres urged them not to ignore the "troubling lived realities experienced by members of the transgender and nonbinary community."
Persons: Ritchie Torres, Gay, Torres, Asa Hutchinson Organizations: New, New York Democrat, Lesbian, NBC News, Arkansas Gov, Republican, American Civil Liberties Union, Twitter, Facebook Locations: New York, Arkansas
Arizona House Dems refused to show up to a budget debate Tuesday, blocking the GOP from advancing a budget plan. House Democrats in Arizona refused to appear for a scheduled debate on Tuesday, preventing state Republicans from advancing a budget that includes a $1.7 billion tax cut that would mainly benefit the wealthy. With state Democrats refusing to show for legislative business on Tuesday, the state GOP failed to meet the Arizona House requirement of 31 members in attendance for a quorum. "Arizona was ready to avoid a govt shutdown and pass the budget today," GOP state Rep. Joseph Chaplik tweeted Tuesday. Greg Abbott signed a new state budget that defunded the legislature following the Democrats' walkout.
Persons: Reginald Bolding, Bolding, Daniel Hernandez, HuffPost, Hernandez, Joseph Chaplik, gov't, Ben Toma, Toma, Greg Abbott, Abbott Organizations: Arizona, Dems, GOP, Democrats, Democratic, Arizona House, Arizona House Democrats, Republican, Texas Gov, Texans Locations: Texas, Arizona
The western US was already withering in severe drought when a heat wave struck last week. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency, saying the heat wave put "significant demand and strain on California's energy grid." A drought map of the US from June 2020 shows moderate drought in the western region of the country. Scientists can't attribute an individual drought or heat wave directly to climate change. "Each and every western heat wave throughout the summer will only heighten wildfire risks."
Persons: Gavin Newsom, I'm, Kathleen Johnson, Brandon Buckingham, Stephen Lam, Newsom, Lake Mead, California's, Bridget Bennett, they'll, Edward Hyatt, Buckingham, Daniel Swain, Grace Kay Organizations: California Gov, US Drought Monitor, University of California, Guardian, Gov, California Energy, CNN, Edward Hyatt Power, Southwest, National Weather Service, Wall Street, Reuters, Arizona Department of Forestry, Fire Management Locations: US, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson ., California, Oregon, Washington, West, Southwest, Irvine, San Gabriel, United States, Northern California, Vacaville , California, Bay, Arizona , Nevada , California, Mexico, Oroville, Hoover, Lake Mead, Las Vegas , Nevada, California's Monterey, Shasta, Arizona and Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Coast, Los Angeles
A “Stop Gun Violence” sign displayed on a truck during a Gun Violence Peace March last week in Miami. The Biden administration announced on Tuesday that the Justice Department would start five “strike forces” to combat gun trafficking in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington and the San Francisco area. Mr. Biden does not feel that reforming the police and tackling crime are conflicting goals, the White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, said on Tuesday. Centrist Democrats in the Senate — along with Mr. Biden — have said repeatedly that they want to strike a deal with Republicans. Mr. Biden dispatched aides to Capitol Hill on Tuesday for discussions that his press secretary, Jen Psaki, said yielded progress.
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In a major upset, India Walton defeated Byron Brown to become Buffalo's next mayor, per the AP. Walton will become the first socialist mayor of a large US city in decades. While most eyes were on the New York City Democratic mayoral primary, there was a political awakening taking place in Buffalo, the Empire State's second-largest city. India Walton, a self-proclaimed socialist and political newcomer, defeated four-term Mayor Byron Brown in the Democratic primary, according to the Associated Press. Brown chose not to debate Walton during the primary campaign and ran a more low-key campaign.
Persons: India Walton, Byron Brown, Walton, Andrew Cuomo, Frank Zeidler, Brown, Read, it's, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez Organizations: Democratic, New York, New York City Democratic, Associated Press, Gov, Walton, The Buffalo News, Buffalo Police Department, COVID, Trust Locations: India, Buffalo's, New York City, Buffalo, American, Milwaukee, Alexandria, Cortez of New York
Ron DeSantis signed legislation that requires the public universities to survey students and staff about their beliefs. The surveys purportedly seek to determine the state of "intellectual diversity" on campuses. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed legislation on Tuesday that will require the state's public colleges and universities to survey students, professors, and staff about their political views in an effort to crack down on intellectual "indoctrination" on campus. DeSantis, a potential 2024 presidential contender who's closely aligned with former President Donald Trump, threatened to cut funding from state universities if he determines they don't sufficiently promote "intellectual diversity." The law, which is effective July 1, demands Florida's students "be shown diverse ideas and opinions, including those that they may disagree with or find uncomfortable."
Persons: Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, who's, Donald Trump, Florida's, Cathy Boehme, Chris Sprowls Organizations: Florida Gov, Republican, Fort Myers, University, Florida Education Association, Miami Herald, The New York Times Locations: Florida
Trump will travel to the US-Mexico border next Wednesday with a group of House Republicans. The former president's trip comes amid GOP attacks on the Biden administration over its border policies. Former President Donald Trump will visit the US-Mexico border next week along with about a dozen House Republicans, according to a Politico report on Wednesday. The upcoming border trip comes as Republicans have attacked the Biden administration for months over its handling of an uptick in migrants at the US-Mexico border. "President Trump spent four years fixing the border.
Persons: Biden, Trump, Donald Trump, Jim Banks, President Trump, Greg Abbott, he's, Trump's, Jason Miller, Joe Biden Organizations: Trump, House Republicans, Politico, Republican, Committee, GOP, Indiana, Texas Gov, PAC, Save Locations: Mexico, Bedminster, New Jersey, Save America
New York's state of emergency is set to end on June 24, Gov. The state of emergency lasted for over a year, often overriding county and municipal governments. Cuomo will no longer be able to issue executive orders in areas normally reserved for the legislature. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state of emergency put in place at the start of the pandemic will expire the next day, June 24. The expiration of the state of emergency also means Cuomo will not be able to issue executive orders in areas normally reserved for the legislature.
Persons: Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo, Read, Eric Adams Organizations: Gov, New York Gov, COVID, CDC, Labor, Brooklyn Borough Locations: York's, Battery, City, New York City
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