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NASA assembled its first Space Launch System rocket on Friday. NASA has released new photos of its newly-assembled Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, its most powerful launch vehicle built since the 1960s. The assembly of the core module to the rocket boosters marks the end of the second stage of the rocket's assembly. Twin rocket boosters for NASA's Space Launch System rocket, pictured here after assembly. An infographic shows the next steps for the SLS rocket, with plans to give it capacity to go to Mars.
Persons: Florida's, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir Organizations: NASA, Florida's Kennedy Space Center, SLS, BBC, Systems, of, Orion, Expedition, Saturn, Apollo, International, Station Locations: Mars
Such a move is often a prelude to the court ultimately deciding to hear a case, though not always. In addition, Chief Justice John Roberts, who wields some influence over the court, has expressed views fiercely antagonistic to affirmative action. Biden's Justice Department is likely to urge the justices not to hear the case, and to leave the lower court opinion standing. The Justice Department and the solicitor general's office did not return a request for comment. Now retired-Justice Anthony Kennedy, who delivered the opinion of the court in that case, warned that affirmative action polices would likely require continual refinement.
Persons: Joe Biden's, Elizabeth Prelogar, Monday's, Edward Blum, Donald Trump, John Roberts, William Consovoy, Trump, Yale, Anthony Kennedy, Kennedy Organizations: Joe Biden's Department of Justice, Harvard University, of Harvard, Fair, Civil, Court, U.S, Circuit, Harvard, Justice Department, Yale, Trump, University of Texas Locations: United States, Austin
Do not expect President Biden to call attention to the fact that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in Geneva coincides with the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's disastrous Vienna Summit with Kremlin leader Nikita Khrushchev in June 1961. Wrote McFaul, "Putin has invested heavily in nuclear modernization, while the United States has not. At the same time, Russian-backed cyber and influence operations on the United States and other Western democracies have escalated. White House officials have gone to lengths to limit the time Biden and Putin will meet, and he will not engage Putin in a joint press conference afterward. Frederick Kempe is a best-selling author, prize-winning journalist and president & CEO of the Atlantic Council, one of the United States' most influential think tanks on global affairs.
Persons: John F, Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Biden, Vladimir Putin, Khrushchev, acquiescing, James, Scotty, Reston, Putin, Michael McFaul, Obama, Bashar al, Assad, Boris Johnson, Garry Kasparov, appeasing, Frederick Kempe Organizations: United States, U.S, Embassy, Wednesday, Cuban Missile, New York Times, Reston's New York Times, Warsaw, Foreign Affairs, NATO, British, Charter, European Union, Street, Atlantic Council, Wall Street, Twitter Locations: Soviet Union, Vienna, Austria, Geneva, Europe, Berlin, Cuban, East, West Berlin, United States, Soviet, Moscow, U.S, Reston's, China, Russia, Syria, Ukrainian, Russian
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she agreed Justice Stephen Breyer should retire from the Supreme Court. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday said she agreed Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer should retire at the end of the court's current term. "There's no question that Justice Breyer, for whom I have great respect, should retire at the end of this term. And in 2018, Trump nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired that year. As Insider previously reported, Senate Democrats have been largely silent on whether Breyer should retire under Biden's current term.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Stephen Breyer, Mondaire Jones, Breyer, Jones, Cheddar, CNN's Dana Bash, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barrack Obama, could've, Ginsburg, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, Antonin Scalia, Brett Kavanaugh, Anthony Kennedy, Trump, Amy Coney Barrett, Barrett Organizations: . New York Rep, CNN, New York Rep, Republican, Republican Senate, CNBC, Senate, Trump, Democrats Locations: Alexandria, .
Recently, she spent a Friday night out at Bemelmans, the iconic bar at The Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side. In a city like New York, there's no shortage of neighborhood bars. And while everyone has their favorite, for me, Bemelman's Bar will always be emblematic of the quintessential New York City experience. According to Michalopoulos, Bemelmans is largely known for its gin drinks and martinis. It was named for a long time musician and entertainer at Bemelmans Bar, Chris Gillespie, who loved ginger, Michalopoulos told me.
Persons: Michelle Gross, Gross, Bemelman's, Carlyle, it's, Café Carlyle, John F, Kennedy, Judy Collins, Frank Sinatra, there's, Bemelmans, We've, Dimitrios Michalopoulos, Michalopoulos, Gillespie, Chris Gillespie Organizations: New, JFK, Hudson Manhattan Locations: New York, Bemelmans, New York City, New, York City, York, tuxedos
When Americans Took to the Streets Over Inflation
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( Jon Hilsenrath | ) + 0.00   time to read: +16 min
Today, after decades of nearly invisible inflation in the U.S., many Americans have little idea what it looks like. It would take two deep recessions and new ways of thinking about economics to tame the inflation of that period. Central bank independence and an official low inflation target became lodestars for central bankers around the world, including the Fed. If consumers, workers and businesses come to believe that inflation will worsen, they will bid up prices and wages in anticipation, fueling the very inflation they loathe. Will we see Americans in the streets again protesting out-of-control prices?
Persons: , Lyndon Johnson’s, Emily Twarog, Stephen Cecchetti, Johnson, ” Mr, Cecchetti, Richard Nixon, Kennedy, Nixon, George Shultz, , Barry Bosworth, Jimmy, Nixon badgered, Nixon’s, Arthur Burns, Burns, David, Jeffrey Garten, Clinton, Owen Franken, Athanasios Orphanides, Paul Volcker, Charles Harrity, Volcker, Jimmy Carter, Charles Gatewood, Bosworth, Jon Hilsenrath Organizations: U.S, Time, ” Auto, General Motors, FLP, Labor, Brandeis University, White House Council, Economic Advisers, Government, U.S ., Great Society, White House, Republicans, Democrats, Federal Reserve, Getty, Boston Tea Party, Treasury, Brookings Institution, Jimmy Carter’s, verve, , White, Mr, Organization of, Petroleum, Workers, MIT Sloan School of Management, Fed, Banking, Wall Street, Press Locations: Washington, Vietnam, Denver, , Detroit, Long, , New York, U.S, White, Israel, Belgrade, New York City
Yet the U.S. is now leaning on the state to transform the economy by giving trillions of dollars to consumers and even taking a more direct hand in industrial planning. In government-loving Europe, political limitations may prevent a comparable economic boost. Analysts expect Europe to bounce back strongly from Covid-19 but, unlike in the U.S., they forecast permanent economic damage. Spanish officials believe it could boost economic growth by 2 percentage points a year. Investors should welcome Europe’s turn away from austerity policies, but remain skeptical of fixes for its lopsided economy.
Persons: Alexander Hamilton’s, , Alberto Sibaja, Sweden’s Northvolt Organizations: European Union, Treasury, Manufactures, U.S . Senate, EU, Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s, Economic, Zuma Locations: U.S, Europe, European, Covid, Spain, Italy, offshoring, China, East Asia, underdevelopment, Northern Europe, India, Turkey, Barcelona, Madrid
Archer’s flying taxi makes splashy debut in heated market
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The electric motors of flying taxi company Archer Aviation, are seen on one of the wings of their all-electric aircraft from inside a facility in Hawthorne, California, U.S. June 8, 2021. REUTERS/Mike BlakeArcher Aviation unveiled its first electric flying taxi “Maker” in a Tesla-style debut on Thursday as an increasing number of investors and aviation companies pile into the hot but yet-to-be-approved urban air mobility space. "Our real goal is to make a mass market transportation solution in and around cities," Adcock said. Asked about the approval process, the FAA said: "The FAA can certify new technologies such as eVTOLs through its existing regulations. Archer last week asked a California court to dismiss the lawsuit and courtersued Wisk for "false statements" regarding a separate criminal probe.
Persons: Mike Blake Archer, Kenny Taht, Archer, Brett Adcock, Adcock, John F, courtersued Organizations: Archer Aviation, REUTERS, Mike Blake Archer Aviation, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Kennedy International, FAA, Boeing, Wisk, United Airlines, Thomson Locations: Hawthorne , California, U.S, Britain, Brazil, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Manhattan, California
The burning controversy of the day was President Richard Nixon’s conduct of the war, but about this the Pentagon Papers said not a word. The Pentagon history was the record of the Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower and Truman years. Moreover, despite the Nixon administration’s extravagant claims to the contrary, there was not a single secret actually damaging to national security in the enormous trove that Mr. Ellsberg had released. If the Pentagon Papers leak harmed national security, it was simply by demonstrating to the world that the United States was having trouble keeping its secrets. Given that the leaking of national-security secrets is a venture fraught with moral uncertainty, Mr. Ellsberg’s legacy is at best mixed.
Persons: Richard Nixon’s, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Ellsberg, Mr, Edward Snowden, Snowden, Bush Organizations: Pentagon Locations: United States, Moscow, Vietnam
The road to this particular hell was paved with rosy public forecasts, which the Pentagon Papers catalog even as they document internal doubts that were ignored or suppressed. On the 50th anniversary of their release, the Pentagon Papers invite us to reflect on how little they ended up mattering. The canonical lesson of the Vietnam War was to avoid another Vietnam. It was that dismal reality that prompted Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, in June 1967, to commission the Pentagon Papers in the first place. More such episodes of questionable legality and logic were to follow, even after the South Vietnamese government finally fell.
Persons: Kennedy, Johnson, , Robert McNamara, Reagan, Saddam Hussein, Bill Clinton’s, George W, Bush, Barack Obama’s, , Maj, Qassim Suleimani, Ngo Dinh Diem, Donald Trump, Suleimani Organizations: Pentagon, Defense Department, South, Congress Locations: Vietnam, United States, Laos, Cambodia, Iran, Nicaragua, U.S, Iraq, Somalia, Mogadishu, Gen, South Vietnam
The Justice Department wrote in a letter last month that the review by the state's Republican Senate may violate federal law. The decision effectively struck down the pre-clearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act, which forced certain jurisdictions with records of discrimination to have election law changes approved by the Justice Department. Garland recounted that in 1961, then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy called into his office the assistant attorney general for civil rights, Burke Marshall, and Marshall's first assistant, John Doar. In addition to beefing up the staff of the civil rights division, Garland said the Justice Department will publish guidance on post-election audits and on early voting and voting by mail. The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon in a case over the Voting Rights Act that could have implications for legal challenges against the new voting restrictions.
Persons: Merrick Garland, Garland, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Trump, Holder, Robert Kennedy, Burke Marshall, Marshall's, John Doar, Kennedy, you've Organizations: Justice Department, Court, Department of Justice, The, Department, Republican, Democrat, Trump, Federal Bureau of Locations: Arizona's Maricopa County, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Shelby
Now, after a long trek to get the right studio to produce the film adaptation, the highly anticipated movie premieres Thursday. Like the stage version, it breaks ground because it centers on Latino characters that have long been missing in mainstream films, TV shows and theater productions. "In the Heights" tells the stories of generations of residents and business owners in the predominantly Latino neighborhood of New York City's Washington Heights — where Miranda, now 41, grew up. Director Jon M. Chu and Lin-Manuel Miranda on the set of "In the Heights." Leading that new generation of Latino actors in the Hollywood film is Anthony Ramos, who stars as Usnavi, a bodega owner who dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic.
Persons: Lin, Manuel Miranda, Miranda, Quiara Alegría, “ Quiara, Nina, ” — Lin, ” Miranda, Jon M, Chu, Hudes, ” Hudes, , , Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, who's, Abuela Claudia, Grandmother Claudia, haven't, Anthony Ramos, Usnavi, Ramos, John Laurens, Philip Hamilton, “ Hamilton, ” Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Vanessa, Pictures Ramos, Let’s, there's Daniela, , Merediz, Claudia, ” Merediz, “ She's, Patience, ” Olga Merediz, Organizations: NBC, Stanford University, , Warner Bros, University of Southern, Initiative, Kennedy Center, Pictures, Facebook, Twitter Locations: New York, Washington, , Hollywood, Manhattan, University of Southern California, bodega, Dominican Republic, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, Miranda’s, Washington Heights, Cuba
I said to the people gathered, “Public service is a privilege. Another call to national service, for another generation, followed President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address. My route to public service was more private and less intentional than those. Public service is difficult. Over the past few decades, public health experienced a progressive weakening of our core capacities while biomedical research and development accelerated into the future.
Persons: I’m, John F, Organizations: for Disease Control, U.S . Public Health Service, U.S . Navy, Kennedy’s, Epidemic Intelligence, National Academy of Medicine Locations: Atlanta, Pearl,
Senate GOP messaging trumpets former President Trump more than the candidates. It's the unorthodox strategy of Sen. Rick Scott whose job is to help the GOP flip the Senate. Senate Republican reelection chief Rick Scott is using an unorthodox playbook to reclaim the majority in 2022. sticker featuring former President Trump in one of its fundraising emails. Senate Republicans picked up four seats that fall, turning the similarly narrowly-divided chamber into a slightly less stressful 55-45 affair.
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The project protects nonprofits' websites and networks, and saw attacks quadruple over the last year. The cybersecurity company Cloudflare went through "soul-searching" seven years ago, and was "deeply embarrassed that it had made the internet a worse place," CEO Matthew Prince told Insider. Cloudflare protects enterprises' websites and networks from cyberattacks, and makes their computer networks work better. The incident caused Cloudflare to create Project Galileo, a Harvard-recognized program that protects nonprofits, journalists, and other organizations from attacks. Cyberattacks have quadrupled against the 1,500 nonprofits and other organizations the project protects, Cloudflare says, when compared to the previous year.
Persons: Matthew Prince, Cloudflare, Prince, Pete Hannam, Galileo, Alissa Starzak Organizations: Galileo, Harvard, Nazi, Harvard's Kennedy School Locations: Ukraine, Russian, Crimea, cyberattacks, San Francisco
That is why we have similarly called for careful exploration of a U.S. CBDC that we termed – perhaps not creatively – a "Digital Dollar." There are several possible formats for a digital dollar. Instead of withdrawing paper money from an ATM and putting it in your wallet, you could withdraw a Digital Dollar into a digital wallet on your smartphone. Second, there is some concern that a Digital Dollar could negatively impact current business models for payments. Mr. Giancarlo is Senior Counsel at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and co-founder of the Digital Dollar Project.
Persons: Warren, Kennedy, Lael Brainard, Sir Jon Cunliffe, CBDCs, Giancarlo, Willkie Farr, Gallagher, Gorfine Organizations: Economic, Federal Reserve, Bank of England, U.S . Commodity Futures Trading Commission, U.S, CFTC, Georgetown University Law Center Locations: U.S
A former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman is calling for more regulation of stablecoins, or cryptocurrencies created to be pegged to other assets like fiat money. Tether Limited is the company that issues tether, the most valuable stablecoin and third-most valuable cryptocurrency behind bitcoin and ethereum. "We need a better framework of regulation for tether and other stablecoins," Massad, a senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, said Wednesday on "Mad Money." While the companies admitted to no wrongdoing, Tether was ordered to submit quarterly disclosures on its reserves. According to the report, Tether held 13% of its assets in secured loans and 15% in commercial paper, or unsecured short-term debt, Massad noted.
Persons: Timothy Massad, Obama, CNBC's Jim Cramer, Bitfinex, Massad Organizations: Futures Trading, New, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Ifinex, The New Locations: New York, The New York
WASHINGTON — The For the People Act isn't the only voting rights bill with problems. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Democrats are going about it wrong when he was asked about the prospects of the John Lewis act. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said he doesn't have "a feel for" the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Cornyn argued that the existing provisions of the Voting Rights Act are enough to protect access to the ballot box, citing the "robust level of minority voting" across the country. "And whether any additional federal laws are needed, or is Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act sufficient to protect minority voting rights?
Persons: WASHINGTON, John Lewis, Sen, Lisa Murkowski, Murkowski, You've, Joe Manchin, Manchin, Susan Collins, John Cornyn of, Cornyn, Bernie Sanders, doesn't, Raphael Warnock, we've, Mike Rounds, Rounds, Richard Shelby, John Kennedy Organizations: Republican, Charleston Gazette, John Lewis Voting, Democratic, Department of Justice Locations: Alaska, Maine, John Cornyn of Texas, Georgia, Florida
New York’s Second Chance
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Jonathan Mahler | ) + 0.00   time to read: +73 min
I didn’t even feel it when Dr. Chester pierced my arm.”New York was about to get a second chance. Wall Street boomed and property values soared, drawing foreign investors who parked their fortunes in constantly appreciating New York City real estate. Mayor Bill de Blasio, now in his second and final term, has proposed the biggest budget in New York City history. Of the 100 biggest school districts in America, New York City’s school system already spends the most per capita. The mayoral candidate Kathryn Garcia, formerly the commissioner for the New York City Sanitation Department, pulled ahead in the polls in late May.
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Bezos said Monday that he plans to fly to the edge of space on a Blue Origin rocket in July. Amazon founder and fellow centi-billionaire Jeff Bezos has his own space company — Blue Origin — and he said Monday that he plans to fly on its inaugural human flight to the edge of space in July. Richard Branson, whose Virgin Group dabbles in everything from airlines to healthcare, launched a commercial spaceflight company of his own called Virgin Galactic. And in a 2018 interview with Matthias Döpfner, the CEO of Insider's parent company Axel Springer, Bezos called the rocket company his "most important work." In 2017, it spun off a company called Virgin Orbit, which is working to send satellites into orbit using a similar air-launch system.
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Bezos, Elon Musk's, Tesla, Musk, Joe Raedle, it's, Gene Blevins, Reuters It's, Callaghan O'Hare, He's, Gerard O'Neill's, Shepard, Tom Cruise —, Mark, I've, Origin's, Glenn, Armstrong, SpaceX —, Matthias Döpfner, Axel Springer, Virgin Galactic's Organizations: Elon Musk's SpaceX, Virgin, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Kennedy Space Center, Reuters, International Space, NASA, REUTERS, Shepard, Origin, Galactic, Virgin Galactic Virgin, VSS Enterprise, VSS, . Locations: Branson, Cape Canaveral , Florida, Russia, Hawthorne , California, Boca Chica , Texas, Kent, Washington, Virgin's New Mexico
(CNN) This year's Kennedy Center Honors was a bit different due to the pandemic, but the emotion was the same. Actress/dancer/director Debbie Allen, singer/activist Joan Baez, country superstar Garth Brooks, violinist Midori and legendary actor Dick Van Dyke were honored at the 43rd annual event. Brooks, in particular, was visibly moved when singer Kelly Clarkson performed his song "The Dance," and cheered for her at the end. He was also visibly moved by performances of his hits by James Taylor, Jimmie Allen and Gladys Knight. Debbie Allen's tribute was a bit of a family affair.
Persons: Debbie Allen, Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Midori, Dick Van Dyke, Brooks, Kelly Clarkson, James Taylor, Jimmie Allen, Gladys Knight, Debbie Allen's, Phylicia Rashad, Read Organizations: CNN
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Monday that he's bullish on space, noting that he's an investor in Elon Musk's SpaceX along with start-ups Astra, Swarm Technologies and Planet Labs. In an interview that aired on CNBC's "Closing Bell," Benioff commended Bezos on the announcement. "I think I might have to take a couple of Ativans before I climb in there," Benioff said. Most notable is SpaceX, the private space company that was valued by investors earlier this year at $74 billion. Benioff has commended SpaceX in the past, including a retweet of Musk in May 2020, in which Benioff said "visionary leadership."
Persons: Marc Benioff, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Benioff, he's, it's, Michael Sheetz Organizations: SpaceX, International, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, Elon, Astra, Swarm Technologies, Planet Labs, Amazon, Origin, Apollo, PitchBook, Time Ventures
An opinion in the Wall Street Journal states that Biden's plan to raise taxes on the rich will adversely affect investing. A recent editorial from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board bashing a capital gains tax hike as "The Dumbest Tax Increase" is a prime example. Research shows the majority of stocks in the US are held in accounts that are exempt from the capital gains tax. A tax plan that starts to reverse this trend isn't "dumb," it's sorely needed. The status quo is broken, and Biden's plan to raise taxes on capital gains is exactly the change this country needs.
Persons: Morris Pearl, Biden's, Trump's, Alan Patricof, John F, Kennedy, Biden, it's Organizations: Street Journal, Patriotic, Wall, Research, WSJ, Wall Street Journal
Who's afraid of Naomi Wolf?
  + stars: | 2021-06-05 | by ( Ian Burrell | ) + 0.00   time to read: +16 min
The academic scandal over her latest book Outrages: Sex, Censorship & The Criminalization of Love undermined her literary reputation, while raising serious questions about publishing ethics. But the whole thing erupted again early this year after Virago, Dr Wolf's British publisher, released the paperback edition with only minimal correction. Virago says that it is "satisfied that Naomi Wolf had her book checked by scholars of the period." Naomi Wolf and Alec Baldwin attend the premiere of "The End of America," a documentary adapted from Wolf's book of the same name, at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2008. Shane Gritzinger/FilmMagic via Getty ImagesSome feminist writers who have followed Dr Wolf's career say her misuse of data is nothing new.
Persons: Wolf, Love, Naomi Wolf, Naomi, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Rosie Boycott, Virago, Harold Bloom, Katha Pollitt, James Keivom, Getty Images Pollitt, Joe Biden, Benjamin Ramm, I've, Tucker, Donald Trump, Steve Bannon, Bannon, Jim Crow, John Addington Symonds, Wolf's, Mifflin Harcourt, Dr Robin Mitchell, Matt Lodder, Dr Matthew Sweet, Sweet, Baroness Helena Kennedy, Kennedy, Dr Wolf's, Fern Riddell, Riddell, Tim Hitchcock, Dr Wolf, Oxford, Alec Baldwin, Shane Gritzinger, Joan Smith, Misogynies, , George, Bush, Edward Snowden, Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates Organizations: Democratic Party, Freedoms, New York Times, Yale, Oxford, Britain's, Occupy Wall, New, Daily, Getty Images, America, Twitter, pharma, Fox News, Esquire, Wolf's University of Oxford, Century Britain, California State University Channel Islands, University of Essex, BBC, BBC's Broadcasting House, University of Sussex, Hamptons, Getty, Young Patriot, Scottish Locations: New York, America, Maine, Oregon, Mifflin, London, Britain, Dr Wolf's British, Oxford, San Francisco, City, Liberia, Manhattan
Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, daughter of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has a public message to share this Pride Month: She's queer. Michaela, 23, shared her announcement on Instagram Thursday, along with two photos of herself (one with a pride flag), plus a long statement supporting LGBTQ causes. Andrew Cuomo with his daughters Michaela, Mariah and Cara are seen at the World Pride NYC parade on June 30, 2019 in New York. She wrapped up her post with a virtual fist in the air: "I stand in my queer identity with pride, and in memory of those who came before me.
Persons: Michaela Kennedy Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo, Michaela, Mariah, Cara, Jose Perez, Bauer, Griffin Organizations: New York Gov, Twitter, NBC, Facebook Locations: New York
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