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Black Voters Matter has embarked on what the national advocacy and policy group has christened a Freedom Ride for Voting Rights. Its goals, BVM co-founders LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright note, are threefold: to amplify the need for federal voting rights legislation, build Black voting power, and advocate for Washington, D.C., statehood. People gather during the launch of the "Freedom Ride for Voting Rights" in Jackson, Miss., on June 19, 2021. Founded in 1869, the historically Black college became one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement. “Amen!”Barbara Arnwine, a lawyer, updated the crowd on voting rights legislation before Congress.
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Democrats and Republicans alike agree that there’s been a serious spike in violent crime over the last couple of years — the highest in more than a decade. Biden deserves kudos for standing up to his party’s loud progressive wing and insisting on taking action before more Americans needlessly die. The White House’s fact sheet on Biden’s crime-fighting plan talks of “gun violence resulting from the pandemic,” “gun violence exacerbated by the pandemic” and “gun violence associated with the pandemic.” In fact, the homicide spike “actually began in 2019, prior to the pandemic,” noted the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice, a bipartisan panel assessing the pandemic’s effect on the justice system. More Americans believe violent crime is a “very big problem” than think the same about the coronavirus, a recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll found. In fact, violent crime was respondents’ top concern, beating the economy and race relations.
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The MOVE index - a bond market volatility gauge - hit a two-month high on Monday, underscoring those mixed signals and uncertainty about the near-term. In the June 17-24 poll, over 60% of fixed-income strategists, or 25 of 41, who answered an additional question said a significant sell-off in global bond markets was likely over the next three months. (Graphic - Reuters Poll: Major sovereign bond yields outlook, )Still, beyond the near-term, yields on major sovereign bonds were expected to have risen relatively modestly in a year, according to the poll of 80 fixed-income strategists. The Fed’s heavy presence in bond markets as a buyer is expected to prevent a runaway rise in yields, which the central bank will not want to happen. When asked how high would U.S. 10-year Treasury yields rise to over the next three months, the median of 30 analysts was 1.75%, with forecasts ranging between 1.5% and 2.0%.
Persons: Lucas Jackson, Jerome Powell, Powell, We’re, , Elwin de Groot, “ We’re, Leslie Falconio, Guneet Dhingra, Morgan Stanley, Organizations: REUTERS, Lucas Jackson Financial, Federal, Rabobank, Fed, UBS Global Wealth Management, U.S, Treasury Locations: BENGALURU, New York City , New York, U.S
LONDON — The U.K. has one of the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in the world, yet it's seeing a new surge in coronavirus cases largely attributed to the delta variant that first originated in India. Experts say that close attention is being paid to the latest data out of the U.K. as it could be a bellwether for others. And there is a fear that where the U.K. now treads, others — like the U.S. — could follow. "All eyes (are) on UK Covid trends," Kallum Pickering, senior economist and director at Berenberg Bank, said in a note Tuesday. Secondly, he noted that new hospital admissions had increased less than recorded infections — and by much less than during the winter wave.
Persons: Anthony of Padua, Kallum Pickering, Pickering Organizations: St, Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church, LONDON, Berenberg Bank Locations: Bronx of New York City, United States, India, U.S
Travel writers make a career out of helping tourists navigate unfamiliar places. Here, CNBC's travel contributors share the biggest mistakes they see visitors make in the cities they call home. No matter if Google Maps shows your destination isn't far, take a taxi or the MRT [Mass Rapid Transit] train. —Christian Barker, AustraliaSeeing it all in New York City"New York is a vast destination with a litany of choices, and that makes any tourist's time in the city precious. I always wondered why visitors — be it tourists or business travelers — reduced the city to a shopping and dining paradise.
Persons: you'd, — Christian Barker, I've, , you've, You'll, Lady Liberty, — Tracy Kaler, Sheryl Nash, Nance, haven't, a.m, — Carrie Hutchinson, it's, — Chris Dwyer, Petra Loho, Nigel Killeen Organizations: of, Empire, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacobs Stock Photography, DigitalVision, Melbourne, Cote, Orient, Mass Transit Locations: Singapore, Australia, New York City, New York, Midtown, Brooklyn, Central, Manhattan, New, York, Ellis Island, , New York, United States, Jamaica, Rivers, Montego, Portland . Jamaica, Melbourne, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Austria, Bangkok, Thailand
UK regulator opens formal probe into Amazon, Google over fake reviews
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File PhotoJune 25 (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator on Friday opened a formal investigation into Amazon (AMZN.O) and Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O) over concerns the tech giants have not done enough to combat fake reviews on their sites. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it will now gather further information to determine whether the firms may have broken consumer law by taking insufficient action to protect shoppers from fake reviews. The move comes after an initial CMA investigation, which opened in May 2020, and assessed several platforms’ internal systems and processes for identifying and dealing with fake reviews. “Our worry is that millions of online shoppers could be misled by reading fake reviews and then spending their money based on those recommendations," said CMA Chief Executive Andrea Coscelli. "Equally, it’s simply not fair if some businesses can fake 5-star reviews to give their products or services the most prominence, while law-abiding businesses lose out."
Persons: Shannon Stapleton, Andrea Coscelli, it’s, Yadarisa, Aditya Soni Organizations: REUTERS, Markets Authority, CMA, Thomson Locations: Chelsea, New York City, U.S, Bengaluru
If Trump were indicted and fled, he would go where there's no extradition treaty, legal experts say. The US would be in "uncharted territories" if it sought extradition of Trump, experts say. But the US and Russia have no extradition treaty or formal process through which a wanted person is arrested. Russian officials could agree to entertain Trump's application, which would trigger an international standoff between two countries with an already fraught relationship. If US authorities arrested Trump and won a criminal conviction against him, the former president's political career wouldn't necessarily stop there.
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Rudy Giuliani appeared on Newsmax Thursday to discuss the suspension of his New York legal license. He was it came because he was so effective at arguing for Trump's bogus election-fraud claims. Rudy Giuliani has claimed that the suspension of his license to practise law in New York was part of a plot to silence him because he was so effective at arguing former President Donald Trump's election-fraud claims. Giuliani appeared on the right-wing Newsmax network hours after an appelate court in New York suspended his law license on Thursday. In explaining the decision to suspend Giuliani's license, the New York court on Thursday cited his promotion of Trump's election-fraud conspiracy theories.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's, Giuliani, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden's, Biden's Organizations: Democrat Party, Democrat, Trump, New, New York, Southern, of, New York City, FBI Locations: York, New York, America, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New, of New York, Ukraine
Yet Mr. Wisnia had resolved to go back to Auschwitz one last time. Mr. Wisnia spent New Year’s Day in 2020 in a hospital bed, just weeks before his flight was scheduled to leave Newark. Mr. Wisnia knew this would almost certainly be his final opportunity to revisit the Nazi death camp, and it felt especially important to go. In Auschwitz, Mr. Wisnia became a privileged prisoner when his Nazi captors discovered his talent and forced him to sing for them. In spite of the horrors of the death camp, Mr. Wisnia found clandestine moments of love with another privileged prisoner, an older woman known as Zippi.
Persons: Hope, Wisnia, he’d, , Helen Spitzer Organizations: Nazi Locations: Levittown, Pa, Auschwitz, Newark, Warsaw, New York City, Germany, Poland, Bratislava, Slovakia
U.S. inflation likely to remain elevated for up to four years - BofA
  + stars: | 2021-06-25 | by ( Thyagaraju Adinarayan | ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Brendan McDermidLONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - BofA expects U.S. inflation to remain elevated for two to four years, against a rising perception of it being transitory, and said that only a financial market crash would prevent central banks from tightening policy in the next six months. Hartnett thinks inflation will remain in the 2%-4% range over the next 2-4 years. U.S. inflation has averaged 3% in the past 100 years, 2% in the 2010s, and 1% in 2020, but it has been annualising at 8% so far in 2021, Bofa said in the note. BofA clients were still heavily invested in equities, with cash allocations well below long-term averages at 11.2%. In the week to Wednesday, investors pumped $7 billion into equities and $9.9 billion into bond funds, while pulling $53.5 billion from cash funds, BofA calculated, using EPFR data.
Persons: Brendan McDermid LONDON, Michael Hartnett, Hartnett, Bofa, Jerome Powell, Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Karin Strohecker Organizations: Swatch, REUTERS, BofA, Fed, . Federal, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S
Factbox: What's in the U.S. Senate's $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan?
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Construction workers are seen at the site of a large public infrastructure reconstruction project of an elevated roadway and bridges in upper Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., April 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike SegarWASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday embraced a bipartisan Senate deal to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on infrastructure projects, building roads, bridges and highways and helping stimulate the economy. Here are some of the details of the bipartisan framework released by the White House, valued at $1.2 trillion over eight years, $579 billion of which is new spending:NEW SPENDING* Roads, bridges and other major projects: $109 billion* Power infrastructure, including grid authority: $73 billion* Passenger and freight rail: $66 billion* Broadband infrastructure: $65 billion* Water infrastructure, such as eliminating lead pipes: $55 billion* Public transportation: $49 billion* Resilience (preparing infrastructure for the impacts of climate change such as floods and other extreme weather events, and cyber attacks): $47 billion* Airports: $25 billion* Environmental remediation: $21 billion* Creation of an Infrastructure Financing Authority focused on clean transportation and clean energy: $20 billion* Ports, waterways: $16 billion* Safety, including grants to add bike lanes and other steps to protect vulnerable road users: $11 billion* Electric vehicle infrastructure, including chargers: $7.5 billion* Electric buses, transit: $7.5 billion* Western water shortage: $5 billionFINANCINGThe plan includes a number of proposals to finance the spending. Republicans sketched out those plans:* Improve tax enforcement: Net increase of $100 billion after $40 billion invested in enforcement* Public-private partnerships and "direct-pay" municipal bonds: $100 billion* Redirecting unused COVID-19 relief funds: $80 billion* Proceeds from 5G wireless networks spectrum auction: $65 billion* Estimated macroeconomic impact of infrastructure investment: $58 billion* Redirecting unused unemployment insurance money returned from U.S. states: $25 billion* Reinstating Superfund fees for chemicals. Superfund, the program for cleaning up the nation’s worst hazardous waste sites, was originally financed primarily through taxes on petroleum products, chemicals and corporate income: $13 billion* Extending expiring customs user fees: $6.1 billion* Sale of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve: $6 billionReporting by Susan Cornwell, David Shepardson and Lisa Lambert; Editing by Scott Malone and Sonya HepinstallOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Mike Segar WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Susan Cornwell, David Shepardson, Lisa Lambert, Scott Malone, Sonya Hepinstall Organizations: REUTERS, White, Financing Authority, U.S . Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Thomson Locations: Manhattan, New York City , New York, U.S
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ongoing claims for U.S. unemployment insurance have dipped faster in recent weeks in states ending federal benefits this summer than in states keeping the $300 weekly supplement in place until the fall, according to government data through last week. A sign advertising job openings is seen outside of a Starbucks in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew KellyFrom the week ending May 1 through the week ending June 12, continuing claims for state unemployment benefits fell 17.8% in the 26 states ending benefits early, to 990,000, and by 12.6%, to 2.18 million, in the rest of the country, according to a Reuters analysis of weekly federal unemployment data. Weekly data from small business time provider Homebase through the week ending June 20 in fact has shown no pickup in hiring in the states cancelling unemployment benefits. The states stopping benefits as a group have also pulled closer to their pre-pandemic levels of unemployment, suggesting less room for improvement.
Persons: Andrew Kelly, , Jefferies, Thomas Simons Organizations: WASHINGTON, REUTERS, Republican, Homebase, Democratic, Federal Reserve Locations: Manhattan , New York City , New York, U.S, California, New York, Louisiana, Vermont, Massachusetts, Northeast
“What is shared amongst those fields is this understanding that whiteness and power kind of undergird everything,” James, an associate curator of contemporary art at New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, said. Now, as the Guggenheim’s first full-time Black curator — a role she assumed in November 2019 — James is translating her academic interests to the institution’s galleries. Installation view: Off the Record, April 2- September 27, 2021, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. In shaping “Off the Record,” James particularly relied on the works of Black scholars as sources of inspiration. David Heald / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum“What does it mean that she’s finding connection through this violent history?” she asked.
Persons: Ashley James, ” James, , — James, Solomon R, David Heald, , Sarah Charlesworth, Kristopher McKay, James, Carrie Mae Weems, Louis Agassiz, Weems, , Sadie Barnette, Rodney Barnette, Eric N, Mack, John Edmonds, George Floyd’s, James ’ Organizations: Yale University, New York City’s Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim, FBI, Black Panther Party, Herald Tribune, Harvard University, Yale University Art, New York’s Museum of Modern, Brooklyn Museum, Power, Facebook, Twitter Locations: New, New York, Swiss, California
Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Suspended in New York
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Deanna Paul | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
A New York court suspended Rudy Giuliani’s law license Thursday after concluding that he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” in his effort to reverse the results of the 2020 election in favor of former President Donald Trump. Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, represented Mr. Trump as his personal attorney during the latter years of his presidency. After the 2020 election, Mr. Giuliani led a legal team that laid out sprawling and unsupported allegations of a conspiracy between Democratic officials and foreign governments to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. “These false statements were made to improperly bolster [Giuliani’s] narrative that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential election was stolen from his client,” the New York appellate division wrote in an order.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani’s, Donald Trump, Giuliani, Trump, Joe Biden, Organizations: Democratic, United Locations: York, New York City
Permanent Cap on Delivery-App Fees Proposed for New York City
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Rich Calder | ) 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
S&P 500, Nasdaq open at record levels as jobless claims ease
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.91   time to read: 1 min
FILE PHOTO: People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq opened at all-time highs on Thursday, boosted by shares of Tesla and other top-shelf technology firms as data showing fewer weekly jobless claims pointed to a steady recovery in the labor market. The S&P 500 opened higher by 15.13 points, or 0.36%, at 4,256.97, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 85.5 points, or 0.60%, to 14357.265 at the opening bell. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 59.67 points, or 0.18%, at the open to 33,933.91.
Persons: Brendan McDermid Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Nasdaq, Tesla, Dow Jones Locations: New York City, U.S, 14357.265
Mega-cap tech names such as Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google-owner Alphabet Inc, Netflix Inc and Facebook Inc also gained between 0.5% and 0.8% and were among the biggest boosts to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 259.96 points, or 0.77%, at 34,134.20, the S&P 500 was up 23.05 points, or 0.54%, at 4,264.89, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 105.09 points, or 0.74%, at 14,376.83. Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 2-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and by a 2.1-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq. The S&P 500 posted 30 new 52-week highs and one new low while the Nasdaq recorded 95 new highs and 11 new lows. Graphic: S&P 500 Forward PE -
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Elon Musk, , Robert Pavlik, ” Pavlik, Eli Lilly Organizations: Reuters, Nasdaq, Tesla, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Labor Department, Commerce Department, Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp, Google, Inc, Netflix Inc, Facebook Inc, Dakota Wealth, Biden’s, Republican, Dow Jones, Technology, U.S . Food, Biogen Inc, MGM Resorts International, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, NYSE Locations: New York City, U.S, New York,
Nasdaq and S&P 500 scale new peaks; Dow rallies
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Noel Randewich | Devik Jain | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(Reuters) - The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes hit all-time highs on Thursday, with the Dow also jumping, as U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal. FILE PHOTO: People are seen on Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. So far this month, the S&P 500 growth index has gained almost 4%, outperforming the value index’s 2% drop. (Graphic: S&P 500 Forward PE, )The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.04% at 34,225.35 points, while the S&P 500 gained 0.66% to 4,269.79. The S&P 500 posted 33 new 52-week highs and 1 new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 96 new highs and 22 new lows.
Persons: Joe Biden, Brendan McDermid, , Sal Bruno, Elon Musk, Eli Lilly Organizations: Reuters, Nasdaq, Dow, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Caterpillar, Boeing, Dow Jones, Tesla, Microsoft Corp, Netflix Inc, Facebook Inc, Labor Department, Commerce Department, U.S . Food, Biogen Inc, MGM Resorts International, Deutsche Bank, Accenture, NYSE Locations: New York City, U.S, New York,
Nasdaq and S&P 500 end at record highs; Dow rallies
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Noel Randewich | Devik Jain | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
(Reuters) - The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes closed at record highs on Thursday, with the Dow also jumping after U.S. President Joe Biden embraced a bipartisan Senate infrastructure deal. Mega-caps PayPal and Facebook Inc gained, and were also among the biggest boosts to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq. So far this month, the S&P 500 growth index has climbed almost 4%, outperforming the value index’s 2% drop. (Graphic: S&P 500 Forward PE, )Unofficially, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.95% to end at 34,196.49 points, while the S&P 500 gained 0.58% to 4,266.37. The S&P 500 technology, healthcare and communication services sector indexes hit record highs.
Persons: Joe Biden, Brendan McDermid, , Sal Bruno, Elon Musk, Eli Lilly Organizations: Reuters, Nasdaq, Dow, U.S, New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Caterpillar, Boeing, Dow Jones, Tesla, PayPal, Facebook Inc, Labor Department, Commerce Department, U.S . Food, Biogen Inc, MGM Resorts International, Deutsche Bank, Accenture Locations: New York City, U.S, New York,
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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New York Democrats Take a Stab at Reality
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Peggy Noonan | ) sentiment -0.71   time to read: +2 min
In the Democratic primary, which took place Tuesday, the candidates for mayor reflected competing party realities. Former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia was the woman on the train working a hard job in the city, the kind of middle manager who keeps the whole place going. Andrew Yang was a good person, refreshing and unpredictable—refreshing because unpredictable—but he didn’t know the city in his gut. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, currently in first place by nearly 10 points, scrambled things up. Opposition to his candidacy had a constant undercurrent: He’s an old-time machine pol, a deal maker, corrupt, he doesn’t even live in New York.
Persons: Scott Stringer, Abe Beame, Kathryn Garcia, Manhattan, Andrew Yang, Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, doesn’t, Adams, Adams’s, Organizations: Democratic, New York City Police Department, NYPD Locations: New York, Brooklyn
Rudy Giuliani’s New York Law License Suspended Over False Election 2020 Statements
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Deanna Paul | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A New York court suspended Rudy Giuliani’s state law license Thursday after concluding that he made “demonstrably false and misleading statements” in his effort to reverse the results of the 2020 election in favor of former President Donald Trump. Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, represented Mr. Trump as his personal attorney beginning in 2018 with the Russia investigation. After the 2020 election, Mr. Giuliani led a legal team that laid out sprawling and unsupported allegations of a conspiracy between Democratic officials and foreign governments to steal the presidential election for Joe Biden. It is unusual for the appellate division to suspend a lawyer’s license before the grievance committee completes its investigation, ethics lawyers said. The 33-page order said the court acted now because Mr. Giuliani’s conduct threatened the public interest, citing Mr. Giuliani’s “past, persistent and pervasive dissemination of these false statements in the media.”“This is not a situation where the uncontroverted misconduct consisted of only a few isolated incidents,” the court wrote.
Persons: Rudy Giuliani’s, Donald Trump, Giuliani, Trump, Joe Biden, , Giuliani’s Organizations: Democratic, United Locations: York, New York City, Russia
New York City to Install First Curbside Electric-Vehicle Charging Station
  + stars: | 2021-06-24 | by ( Ian Lovett | ) sentiment -0.90   time to read: 1 min
New York City will install its first curbside electric-vehicle charging stations this year, part of an effort to address the dearth of charging options in the city. The Department of Transportation said that by October it will install 100 charging ports for public use. City officials said the expansion of an electric-vehicle charging network would be essential to meeting its environmental goals, which include reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. “If New York City is going to reduce and ultimately eliminate its carbon footprint, it’s critical that whatever cars exist in the city be electric,” NYC DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman said. “And we assume the private sector is going to step up and do its part.”
Persons: Hank Gutman, Organizations: Department of Transportation Locations: York, New York City
Change the Ref, a gun safety organization founded by Patricia and Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin was murdered in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, released the videos Wednesday. Speaking to the empty chairs in the first video is NRA board member David Keene, who was the pro-gun group's president from 2011 to 2013. In one of the videos, Patricia said her organization released the video "to make a change to regulations on gun violence." Manuel and Patricia Oliver, parents of Parkland high school shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, speak to the media in Miami on June 5, 2018. In the second video, John Lott Jr., author of "More Guns, Less Crime," denounces universal background checks.
Persons: Patricia, Manuel Oliver, Joaquin, David Keene, Pete Marovich, Keene, Madison, Manuel, Patricia Oliver, Joaquin Oliver, Brynn Anderson, John Lott Jr, Lott, Trump, , , “ It’s, ” Jay W, Walker Organizations: NRA, National Rifle Association, James Madison Academy, Department of Justice, NBC News, NBC Locations: Parkland , Florida, National Harbor, Md, Parkland, Miami, Montana, New York City
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
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