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"This program is an absolute game changer for New Mexico," Lujan Grisham said at the time. Students like Emily Jaramillo, 18, who was a high school senior when the free college plan was announced, suddenly felt like they were out of options. Juarez-Alonzo, who is involved in local climate activism, described the free college plan as a "hostage situation," in which his future was being funded by the very thing he thought would kill it. "I wasn't trying to bank on the fact that our governor had promised free college, because I didn't think the money was always going to be there," he said. Lujan Grisham's office said it was too busy handling the Covid-19 crisis to comment on whether she still plans to pursue the free college plan.
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As Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season in the US, few companies have had to prepare quite like e-commerce and logistics giant Amazon. But the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on online shopping means even with those preparations, Amazon's logistics empire will be in for one of its toughest challenges yet. The spokesperson told Business Insider that Amazon has expanded its logistics network square footage by around 50% this year. That's a 50% increase from the 798,000 workers Amazon employed as of December 31, 2019. Multiple warehouse workers told Business Insider that it's rare to see coworkers last more than six months in the job due to the grueling conditions.
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Confronts a Growing Crisis Theaters work to keep a holiday tradition going. The league got through that crisis by juggling a few teams’ schedules, but now most teams’ open dates have been exhausted. Instead, theaters are using every contagion-reduction strategy they have honed during the coronavirus pandemic: outdoor stagings, drive-in productions, street theater, streaming video, radio plays and even a do-it-yourself kit sent by mail. The local pandemic toll is jarring: During the past seven days, Miami-Dade County, recorded 49 new deaths from Covid-19, and nearly 13,000 new infections. A Miami Art Week without a big Basel party could be a possible blessing, said Mr. O’Neal, allowing the city’s own talent to take center stage and avoid being overshadowed.
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After Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory, Arizona settles into life as a ‘magenta’ state. Presidential Transition Live Updates: Who’s Still in the Running for Biden’s CabinetPresident-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. after speaking in Wilmington, Del., on Thursday. Mr. Biden could instead pick Lisa Monaco, the former homeland security adviser for President Barack Obama. director, could be nominated to that position, or it could go to Thomas E. Donilon, a former national security adviser in the Obama administration. analyst and White House national security aide.
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President Donald Trump on Sunday declined to give a date specifying when he'll drop the lawsuits alleging election fraud. For weeks, Trump has been trying to cast doubt on the election results, pushing nearly two dozen legal attacks and demanding vote recounts. There is no evidence that fraud occurred this election, and Trump has not yet won a single lawsuit. Despite the evidence, Trump on Sunday sidelined Bartiromo's questions and did not give any sort of end date for the election charges. The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
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Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic advisor under President Barack Obama, said congressional Democrats should pass a relief plan now and seek a larger one later. "So if they have to accept half a loaf, then they should take half a loaf, and then let's try to get another half of a loaf," Goolsbee told CNN's Manu Raju. Congress has been gridlocked on another relief plan since the spring, and Democrats have wanted a larger package for months. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has taken a backseat on the next relief package, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead among Republicans. On Sunday, Trump gave his first interview since the election to Fox News and didn't bring up passing a coronavirus aid plan.
Persons: Austan, Barack Obama, let's, Goolsbee, CNN's Manu Raju, Nancy Pelosi's, Pelosi, Sen, Debbie Stabenow, Joe Biden's, Biden, Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Trump, didn't Organizations: CNN, University of Chicago, Bloomberg, John Hopkins University, New York Times, Fox News
New York City Public Schools will begin the process of reopening to students for in-person instruction on December 7, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday. Dates for middle and high school students return to classrooms were not announced Sunday. But the positivity rate in New York City was 2.6% in New York City over the past week, according to data from the New York State Department of Health. On November 18, when schools closed, the positivity rate in New York City was 2.5%, according to the state date. New York City Health Commissioner Dave Chokshi, however, said Friday that the positivity rate in the city was greater than 3% over the past week.
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"Close the bars and keep the schools open," Fauci said to host Martha Raddatz on ABC's "This Week." "If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not really very big at all, not like one would have suspected," Fauci added. "Close the bars and keep the schools open," Fauci said to host Martha Raddatz. Fauci said that schools largely haven't been the drivers of community spread of the virus, noting that maskless groups congregating indoors are a major culprit. According to Fauci, infection rates are expected to remain at elevated levels through December, January, and February.
Persons: Anthony Fauci, Fauci, Martha Raddatz, Bill de Blasio, let's Organizations: National Institute of Allergy, Sunday, New, New York City Public Schools, The New York Times, USA Locations: COVID, New York City, New York
New York City officials and community members gathered Saturday morning in Harlem to pay tribute and celebrate the legacy of David Dinkins, the city's first Black mayor, who died this week at age 93. Honoring the life and legacy of the great and late Mayor David N. Dinkins at the #NANSaturdayActionRally. Early during Dinkins' administration newly freed Nelson Mandela made New York City his first stop in the U.S. in 1990. Officials of the Dinkins administration played a crucial role in the revitalization of Times Square, convincing Walt Disney Corp. to rehabilitate a 42nd Street theater. Dinkins also hired more police officers and raised taxes under his “Safe Streets, Safe City” plan to combat the soaring murder rate in New York City.
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One inventor based in Toronto says his $379 BioVyzr with built-in air filters is an alternative to uncomfortable masks that allow air to pass through gaps. Al-Qaysi told Business Insider the idea arose in April when he was concerned about his vulnerable mother becoming infected with COVID-19. As researchers worldwide clash on the effectiveness of masks, a Canadian inventor of a $379 COVID-19 helmet, Yezin Al-Qaysi, thinks he might have the solution. A Danish study published November 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine found face masks don't fully protect the wearer against COVID-19. Researchers from Copenhagen University Hospital split 6,024 adults into two groups – one with face masks and one without.
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'Una Manita' emerges from Barcelona's celebrations after their fifth goal against Real Madrid on November 29 2010. "What hit me was a realization that Real Madrid, even until the first goal, couldn't keep up with the pace of football. Former Real Madrid and Spain captain Iker Casillas recently described the period to the New York Times as "madness." Every press conference was Mourinho, Mourinho, Mourinho, Mourinho. And yet it's the fabled one, it's the man who will bring Real Madrid all they desire.'"
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Spokespeople for Smith, Sheth and Vista declined to comment on the record for this story. Sheth introduced Paul to Smith when Smith moved to Austin from Switzerland in 2012, a second person said. In 2012 a lawyer for World Class signed documents to create a company called RA Finance Partners LLC. It listed Paul, Smith, and Sheth as managing members, records kept by the Texas Secretary of State showed. Later that year, according to a document that Paul signed, World Class Real Estate LLC became RA Finance's registered agent.
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An Iranian diplomat and three others have gone on trial in Belgium accused of planning a terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. If the powerful bomb had exploded, it could have caused carnage in a packed crowd of 25,000. An Iranian diplomat has gone on trial in Belgium for his part in a planned terrorist attack on a rally where Rudy Giuliani was the keynote speaker. They have all been charged with attempting to carry out a terrorist attack and terrorist group activity and could face life in prison. Ran has denied being behind the alleged thwarted attack, according to France 24.
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ET Covid-19 Updates: With Learning Upended, Parents Pull Children From U.S. Public Schools Amazon has been on a hiring binge to keep up with pandemic shopping, but for the global economy, “normal” is a long way away. Manhattan Gabby Jones for The New York Times Manhattan Gabby Jones for The New York Times Sacramento Salgu Wissmath for The New York Times Manhattan James Estrin/The New York Times Lincoln, Neb. AAA had projected a downturn in road travel, and still expected tens of millions of people to drive to celebrations. The iconic Table Mountain in South Africa’s Western Cape province, which is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases. Credit... Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times For much of the year, every time Hong Kong beat back a surge of coronavirus cases, new problems would pop up weeks later.
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In 1985, Ivan Boesky reportedly told the graduates of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley that greed was "healthy." Legend has it the sentiment and Boesky himself inspired the iconic character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie "Wall Street." Today, Boesky's name may no longer be synonymous with Wall Street millions or corporate greed. But in the early 1980s, Boesky was an investment banking titan who made hundreds of millions of dollars betting on corporate takeovers. Boesky reportedly became the highest-paid trader on Wall Street in 1985, according to the Associated Press.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan has condemned the assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist on Friday, calling it "criminal" and "highly reckless." Former CIA Director John Brennan has condemned a top Iranian nuclear scientist's reported assassination on Friday, calling it "criminal" and "highly reckless." "This was a criminal act & highly reckless," Brennan tweeted on Friday afternoon. Such an act of state-sponsored terrorism would be a flagrant violation of international law & encourage more governments to carry out lethal attacks against foreign officials," Brennan tweeted. However, Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, pointed the finger at Israel on Friday, saying there are "serious indications" of Israeli involvement.
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In a Supreme Court ruling just before midnight on Thanksgiving eve, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor penned another of her fiery dissents—this time warning, in her view, of the dangers of the Court’s majority position on New York State’s Covid-19 restrictions. Sotomayor, the nation's only Latina Supreme Court Justice and a native New Yorker, was not having it. States may not discriminate against religious institutions, even when faced with a crisis as deadly as this one,” she wrote. In her dissent in the Covid-19 restrictions case, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Andrew M. Cuomo, Sotomayor took aim at Gorsuch’s comparison of New York’s treatment of religious institutions to liquor stores and bike shops. Sotomayor made it clear that she considered Cuomo’s Covid-19 actions as reasonable and legally sound.
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They argue soon-to-be-former President Trump already poses a danger because of the secrets he currently possesses, and they say it would be foolish to trust him with more sensitive information. Goldsmith and other experts noted that Trump has a history of carelessly revealing classified information. said Priess, who wrote "The President's Book of Secrets," about presidents and intelligence. It's unclear whether former President Barack Obama has received intelligence briefings after he left office, but President Trump said in March that he hasn't consulted his predecessors about coronavirus or anything else. Like so much with Trump, his track record of sharing secrets has been unprecedented in American presidential history.
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Black Friday Live Updates: Holiday Shopping in a Pandemic
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( Michael Corkery | Gillian Friedman | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.64   time to read: +2 min
Now, all retailers are entering their most important time of the year — the holiday shopping season that has long revolved around Black Friday. About 59 percent of shoppers had started their holiday shopping by early November, according to the National Retail Federation. E-commerce sales are expected to grow by as much as 30 percent over last year’s holiday season, the trade group said. Whatever the size of the increase, it is remarkable on many levels that Americans, on the whole, are expected to spend more this holiday season than last. And yet, for all the upending of shopping habits this year, stores are still hoping for Black Friday crowds on Friday.
Persons: Jim Wilson Organizations: New York Times Retailers, Walmart, National Retail Federation Locations: Oakland, Calif
Pregnant, Exhausted and Turned Back at the Border
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( The New York Times | Lynsey Addario | Photographs By | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
MATAMOROS, Mexico — Griselda was 38 weeks pregnant when she sneaked across the Rio Grande into the United States late one night last year. When she finally gave birth 10 days later, her tiny daughter joined her there until a local shelter made room for them. The wide-ranging new controls on immigration put into place under the Trump administration have made it harder for migrants of all kinds to cross the Southern border, but they have been particularly difficult for pregnant women, who often arrive at the border after arduous journeys, in a state of exhaustion. Previously, many such women would be allowed to petition for asylum and give birth in safety in the United States while their cases were being considered. But most now, like Griselda, are sent swiftly back to Mexico to take their chances in crowded shelters and filthy tent camps.
Persons: Griselda, Trump Organizations: Patrol Locations: MATAMOROS, Mexico, Rio Grande, United States, McAllen , Texas
RIP Medical Debt estimates that just one dollar can purchase, and relieve, $100 in medical debt. So with a series of relatively moderate fund-raising efforts and donations from corporations, nonprofit and religious groups, and individuals, RIP Medical Debt said, it has been able to eliminate almost $2.7 billion in medical debt. Although American Christianity is as malformed by the harsh tug of political poles as any other realm, forgiving medical debt has managed to ally very different Christians behind the same cause. Traci Blackmon is associate general minister of justice and local church ministries for the United Church of Christ, a fairly liberal denomination. “Its overarching creed is love.”A recent campaign led by the church abolished more than $26 million in medical debt throughout New England, and the church plans to expand efforts to include the entire country.
Persons: Mabry, cheekily, , , Traci Blackmon, Blackmon, Michael Brown, that’s Organizations: United Church of Christ Locations: New England, Ferguson, Mo, Charlottesville, Va
ET Covid-19 Live Updates: Europe Begins to Ease Lockdowns Before the Holidays France, parts of Britain and other nations are relaxing virus restrictions. And public health experts worried that even with the daily death toll already soaring, the nation could expect harder days to come. The military has worked behind the scenes to bring a virus vaccine to the public. Public health experts said the state’s success was proof that when the public adhered to strict regulations, the virus could successfully be eliminated. A closed cafe in London this month on the first day of England’s lockdown restrictions.
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As we careen toward the holidays and a record number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities, the GOP's opposition to health mandates is increasingly dangerous. Republicans stand alone in their extremist position that people will abide by health recommendations even in the absence of mandates. As we careen toward the holidays with record numbers of cases and uncontrolled spread across the US, the GOP's continued opposition to state-imposed limitations on social gatherings is now just a gruesome spectacle. Republican's opposition to "authoritarianism" is notably only for a specific brand of power - namely authority that they've branded as "socialist." In early October, thanks to a lawsuit brought by Republican legislators in Michigan, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down all of Gov.
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Social scientist and leadership expert Brené Brown has some advice for leaders during the pandemic: let down the armor and seek out advice. During the pandemic, Brown said that there are a few traits that leaders will need to adopt in order to weather unforeseen challenges. That's according to prominent social scientist and leadership expert Brené Brown, who said leaders shouldn't be afraid to have honest conversations, even if it means revealing their imperfections. Here are the three questions Brown said you should ask yourself before taking on a new leadership role. The "armor" Brown refers to can mean many things: it can look like resisting constructive feedback or pretending to have complete knowledge of a particular subject.
Persons: Brené Brown, Brown, shouldn't, They're, Ted Organizations: University of Houston, New York Times, Pixar, IBM, Business, Harvard Business, SAP
Will Wall Street bonuses take a hit in 2020?
  + stars: | 2020-11-27 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: 1 min
Will Wall Street bonuses take a hit in 2020? Despite a jump in revenue, Bank of America is reportedly considering keeping bonuses for its sales and trading staff flat this year. Kate Kelly, reporter at the New York Times, and Bethany McLean, contributor for Vanity Fair, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss.
Persons: Kate Kelly, Bethany McLean Organizations: Bank of America, New York Times
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