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Lawmakers probe if Cuomo’s policy fueled nursing home deaths

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Several lawmakers challenged New York’s top health official Thursday over his insistence that a state policy didn’t fuel COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes. Health commissioner Howard Zucker testified for several hours Thursday before a joint legislative ...

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9th Circuit eyes California ban on high-capacity magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court’s split ruling last year throwing out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a decision with potential impact in other states. An 11-member panel ...

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Wisconsin mall shooting case staying in juvenile court

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The case of a 15-year-old Milwaukee boy charged with shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban mall last year will remain in juvenile court, a judge has ruled. In a petition for juvenile delinquency, the teen ...

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Judge orders city to offer remote hearings

State Supreme Court Justice Ann Marie Taddeo has ordered city officials to offer remotely conducted hearings and depositions for individuals filing claims against the city until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The New York City law firm Roth & Roth ...

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Gaddis named co-chair of Racial and Gender Equity Working Group

Sheila Gaddis, diversity partner committee chair at Barclay Damon, has been appointed co-Chair of the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice’s newly created Racial and Gender Equity Working Group. The Racial and Gender Equity Working Group was ...

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Chief: Capitol assault much bigger than intel suggested

WASHINGTON — The acting U.S. Capitol Police chief was pressed to explain Thursday why the agency hadn’t been prepared to fend off a violent mob of insurrectionists, including white supremacists, who were trying to halt the certification of the presidential ...

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Manhattan prosecutor gets Trump tax records after long fight

NEW YORK — A New York prosecutor has obtained copies of Donald Trump’s tax records after the Supreme Court this week rejected the former president’s last-ditch effort to prevent them from being handed over. The Manhattan district attorney’s office enforced ...

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Ex-US Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to Nassar charged

LANSING, Mich. — A former U.S. Olympics gymnastics coach with ties to disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar was charged Thursday with turning his Michigan gym into a yearslong criminal enterprise by coercing girls to train under him and then verbally ...

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Nixon Peabody dedicated to advancing diversity within the firm

Nixon Peabody LLP is shifting its industry-leading Diversity Challenge to enable attorneys to count their diversity work toward billable hours. In 2010, the law firm launched its innovative Diversity Challenge, calling on attorneys to dedicate at least 40 hours annually ...

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No charges against officers involved in Daniel Prude’s death

Police officers who put a hood over the head of a mentally distraught Black man, then pressed his body against the pavement until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges after a grand jury declined to indict them, New ...

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Judge bans enforcement of Biden’s 100-day deportation pause

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge late Tuesday indefinitely banned President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a 100-day moratorium on most deportations. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a preliminary injunction sought by Texas, which argued the moratorium violated federal ...

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