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‘New strategy’: Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign

The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent fundraising appeals that portray him as a victim of a “smear campaign.” He’s expected to make a high-profile […]

New York considers imposing quarantine order on Florida travelers

The travel guidelines for those flying out of Florida to the New York tri-state area seems to have flipped since the pandemic began. Travelers from New York and New Jersey must self- quarantine for 14 days in Florida, as was ordered by the governor during the onset of the pandemic and when those states in […]

‘Hero Fund’ would give frontline pandemic workers up to $25,000

Many call those first responders and health care workers on the front lines heroes. Now, they could get a bonus up to $25,000 for their work. New York stands as the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. And from that state comes a plan to reward those who are fighting coronavirus on […]

20,000: US death toll overtakes Italy’s as Midwest braces

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed Italy’s for the highest in the world Saturday, surpassing 20,000, as Chicago and other cities across the Midwest braced for a potential surge in victims and moved to snuff out smoldering hot spots of contagion before they erupt. With the New York area still deep in crisis, […]