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A judge in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida Monday ruled that the Biden Administration’s public transit mask mandate is “unlawful,” overturning the initiative to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle “declare unlawful and vacate the Mask Mandate.” Judge Mizelle further stated, “the Mandate exceeded the CDC’s statutory [...]

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak received fines from UK Metropolitan Police Tuesday for breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules. UK Metropolitan Police announced that they have made “over 50 referrals for fixed penalty notices (FPN) to the ACRO Criminal Records Office for breaches of Covid-19 regulations who following the referral issue [...]

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The Biden administration Tuesday announced a new policy initiative directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to create a nationwide action plan on long-term effects of COVID-19. This initiative was announced with the hopes of moving towards a future where COVID-19 can be better managed and protected against. Long-term effects of COVID-19, known as “long [...]

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Led by Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis, twenty-one states filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Center for Disease Control’s public transportation mask mandate. The current CDC order, in place since February of last year, requires those traveling on “conveyances” within the United States, including airplanes, trains, and buses, to wear a mask. It also requires [...]

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The Ottawa Police Service Monday arrested a member of Ontario’s provincial parliament for his participation in the “Freedom Convoy” protests in February, according to a statement. Randall Hillier represents Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, an area east of Toronto at the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River. The Ottawa police said they began receiving complaints about “social media posts [...]

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The emergence of E-Commerce has made ground-breaking changes around the world. With the passage of time, individuals have the alternative of online platforms at their disposal for procuring myriad articles. A similar convenience is being experienced regarding medicines with the advent of E-Pharmacy. E-Pharmacies are virtual platforms that take an order of medicines over the [...]

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The Kansas Board of Regents recently voted to endorse a policy making it easier to terminate tenured faculty members. Under existing policy, a Kansas state university first must recognize a “financial exigency.” If implemented, under the new policy a university could reduce tenured faculty positions without that declaration. This would make termination of a tenured [...]

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With the continuing pandemic – and expiring housing and unemployment benefits across the country – millions of people may have their utilities cut off soon. Meanwhile, at least 13 states currently have expired moratoriums on water shut-offs. Many notable COVID-19 hotspot states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma) never implemented any moratorium on utility shut-offs. For those facing [...]

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The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued its first ruling against coronavirus containment measures, invoking the First Amendment’s guarantee of free exercise of religion to enjoin an executive order by New York’s governor limiting attendance at religious services to 10 or 25 persons in areas classified as having a high risk for infections. The Court’s [...]

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Nationwide protests in response to the brutal murder of George Floyd have put a spotlight on the profound injustices of the criminal legal system. Much of the criticism has rightly focused on the abuses in policing and incarceration. But along with abusive policing, another urgent threat that impoverished communities face under this system is the [...]

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