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NYC Issues Mask Advisory Due To Omicron Variant

Gothamist reports: New York City has issued a health advisory that recommends all residents wear a mask indoors and in public settings, in response to the emergence of the omicron variant. Officials said the new advisory strengthens the city’s position on mask-wearing, though it echoes a previous recommendation issued in August. Mayor Bill de Blasio and city health commissioner Dr. …

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Texas Greenlights Crowdfunded Wall On State Land

El Paso’s CBS News affiliate reports: A newly signed agreement will allow the construction of border wall on state-owned land in the Rio Grande Valley. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Monday that a lease agreement between the General Land Office and the Department of Public Safety will allow the construction of a border wall along a GLO-owned farm …

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Major Missouri Paper Demands Senate Investigate Cruz And Hawley For Their Roles In “Sparking” Capitol Riot

From the editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Ten months after a group of Senate Democrats lodged ethics complaints into the conduct of Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas regarding their roles in sparking the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, the Senate Ethics Committee has shown no sign of movement. Both senators tell …

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Students Want Rittenhouse Booted From Enrollment

The Guardian reports: A small but vocal alliance of left-leaning students at Arizona State University (ASU) is demanding Kyle Rittenhouse be removed from online classes, despite the teen’s acquittal this month on charges of murdering two men and injuring another during protests for racial justice in Wisconsin last year. The 18-year-old has been celebrated in rightwing circles after a jury …

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“Moms For Liberty” Seek To Ban Book About MLK Jr.

The Tennessean reports: The complaint, the first directed to the state under the new law passed this spring, was filed by Robin Steenman [photo], chair of the Moms for Liberty Williamson County chapter, a conservative parent group sweeping the nation. The 11-page complaint alleged that the literacy curriculum, Wit and Wisdom, used by Williamson County Schools and at least 30 …

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Supreme Court Asked To Toss Ruling That Freed Cosby

The New York Times reports: Prosecutors who say Bill Cosby belongs in prison are asking the United States Supreme Court to throw out an appellate court ruling earlier this year that overturned his 2018 conviction for sexual assault on due process grounds. Mr. Cosby walked free from prison in June after serving less than three years of a three-to-10-year sentence. …

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Cultists Lie That Pelosi Bought $25M Florida Mansion

The Bulwark reports: Over the weekend, Conservatism Inc. found a new scandal to promote: A false report that Nancy Pelosi had purchased a $25 million mansion in Florida, home to 2024 hopeful, Gov. Ron DeSantis and former President Trump. To underscore: This story is false. Nancy Pelosi has not bought a $25 million mansion in Florida. But watching how the …

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GOP Rep Calls For Allowing Government Shutdown

Via email from GOP Rep. Jim Banks: Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks released the following statement about pending government funding legislation currently slated for a vote by the end of the week: “The border crisis, the inflation crisis, the supply chain crisis and the government debt crisis—each of the crises facing our nation today can be traced back to …

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Jury Selection Begins In Actor Jussie Smollett’s Trial

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: Jussie Smollett’s trial began Monday nearly three years after the former “Empire” actor reported he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago. The actor is facing charges for what authorities say was a fake attack. Smollett told police he was walking home early in the morning back in January of 2019 when …

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