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NYC mayor announces $100 incentive for anyone who gets vaccinated at a city-run site
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NYC mayor announces $100 incentive for anyone who gets vaccinated at a city-run site

Starting Friday, any New York City resident who gets a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a city-run vaccination site will receive $100. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday the new Covid-19 incentive as the city experienced a steady increase in Covid-19 cases over the past several weeks. The incentive is open to…MORE

5 things to know for July 30: Covid-19, immigration, climate, voting rights, Iran

5 things to know for July 30: Covid-19, immigration, climate, voting rights, Iran

Amazon’s earnings dipped when Jeff Bezos stepped down as CEO earlier this month. Now it’s up to new CEO Andy Jassy to keep the company’s profits flying high. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”…MORE

California utility PG&E is ‘criminally liable’ for the fatal 2020 Zogg Fire, prosecutor says
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California utility PG&E is ‘criminally liable’ for the fatal 2020 Zogg Fire, prosecutor says

Criminal charges will be filed against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in connection with Zogg Fire, which killed four people and damaged numerous homes and structures, the district attorney for Shasta County in California said Thursday. DA Stephanie Bridgett said in a statement that PG&E was “criminally liable” and that charges will be filed…MORE

Security separates Providence mayor and Rhode Island governor during a tense confrontation
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Security separates Providence mayor and Rhode Island governor during a tense confrontation

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee was confronted Wednesday evening by the mayor of Providence, prompting security to separate the two politicians. McKee was preparing to deliver remarks during a news conference when Mayor Jorge Elorza approached him. “Governor, this is too important for you to play the coward role on this,” Elorza could be heard…MORE

Los Angeles judge dismisses one of 11 counts against Harvey Weinstein but allows prosecutors to amend it
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Los Angeles judge dismisses one of 11 counts against Harvey Weinstein but allows prosecutors to amend it

A Los Angeles judge dropped one of 11 sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday, though prosecutors will be able to amend it. Weinstein’s attorneys had previously filed a motion to dismiss three of the 11 charges, saying the statute of limitations had expired. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench refused to dismiss…MORE

Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report says
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Homicide rise continues in major US cities, report says

The number of homicides continues to rise in major American cities following a year that saw a record increase in homicides across the country, according to a report published Thursday by the Council on Criminal Justice. A study of homicides during the first six months of this year in 22 cities showed that the number…MORE

Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX
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Mysterious ‘Jetpack Man’ may have been spotted again in the skies near LAX

Air traffic controllers warned pilots to be on the lookout after a “man in a jetpack” was spotted near Los Angeles International Airport. “Use caution, the jet man is back,” an air traffic controller said in an audio transmission obtained by CNN. “Let me know if you see him.” A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said…MORE

Breaking down barriers to vaccination: Getting shots in arms is a shared mission for these CNN Heroes
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Breaking down barriers to vaccination: Getting shots in arms is a shared mission for these CNN Heroes

Covid-19 vaccines have put the end of the pandemic in sight, but success depends on getting shots into arms. Three CNN Heroes are working to bring these life-saving measures to populations who might otherwise be overlooked. Dr. Jim Withers delivers medical care to homeless people through Operation Safety Net, a program he started through his…MORE

Colorado web designer who refused to make same-sex wedding websites loses appeal in court
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Colorado web designer who refused to make same-sex wedding websites loses appeal in court

A Colorado web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples has lost her appeal of the state’s anti-discrimination law. The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit rejected 303 Creative owner Lorie Smith’s challenge to the state law on constitutional grounds. The appellate decision comes three years after the Supreme…MORE

Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC’s newest guidance
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Governors and local school boards reignite the mask mandate fight in wake of CDC’s newest guidance

The mask mandates are coming back — and so, too, are mandates against mask mandates. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance this week saying that people in areas of “substantial” and “high” transmission should wear a face mask indoors. The agency also said all teachers, staff, students and visitors in…MORE

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