The Republican legislature tabled a bill yesterday that would be substantial Restricting electoral access in Georgia leading to allegations of voter suppression – especially after the record number of voters turned the state over to the Democrats in last year’s presidential election. The measure would end the right to vote by mail without a state-approved apology and require voters to produce ID when requesting a postal vote and returning their ballot. The bill, SB 241, was passed with the minimum votes required in the Republican-controlled Georgia Senate (29-20).
Democrats have accused lawmakers of deliberately trying to restrict the number of voters after a surge in turnout led to Biden’s victory in the state. According to Stacey Abrams, the number of color voters in the mail has also increased in recent years, leading to widespread allegations that the measures are specifically targeting people of color.
Coronavirus restrictions on fully vaccinated people have been relaxed
“We know people want to get vaccinated so they can get back to doing the things they enjoy with the people they love,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC. Photo: Joseph Prezioso / AFP / Getty Images
Americans who have been fully vaccinated can now meet indoors without a mask. This is in line with the long-awaited guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The guidelines released yesterday also state that fully vaccinated people can gather indoors with people who have not been vaccinated from a single household or with people who are at low risk of developing serious illness from coronavirus without wearing a mask carry. In practice this means that vaccinated grandparents can visit healthy children and grandchildren or friends who have also received all vaccine doses.
According to the CDC, a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last dose. So far, around 9% of the population, or 30 million people, are fully vaccinated and the rollout continues.
It is safe to wear a mask during intense exercise. Research shows. The study of six women and men on exercise bikes found that the masks reduced the ability to exercise vigorously by about 10%. If tested further, the results could help stop the virus from spreading in gyms.
The British royal Family is under pressure to respond to this explosive Oprah interview
Meghan describes Oprah’s royal animosity: “I didn’t want to be alive” video
Buckingham Palace is under increasing pressure to respond to allegations of racism after an interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Oprah Winfrey. The couple described how someone in the royal household asked how dark their baby Archie’s skin would be while Meghan was pregnant, but refused to say who made the comments. Winfrey later made it clear that it was neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh, but this still leaves other royals open to suspicion.
Oprah Says Queen and Prince Philip Don’t Endorse Archie’s Skin Color Comments – Video
The explosive interview threatens to seriously damage the monarchy’s reputation. Meghan also revealed that she felt suicidal and that the palace hadn’t supported her. The palace has so far remained close to the lips.
Probably the only winner in the interview was Oprah, who was widely praised for her handling of the interview. Her well-timed and well-worded questions were highly praised as a master class for interviews. A journalism professor at New York University said it was “the best interview I’ve ever seen.”
Is the palace intentionally shifting the focus of Prince Andrew’s connection with Jeffrey Epstein? This was the suggestion of a US attorney representing Epstein’s alleged victims, who said Buckingham Palace’s plans to investigate allegations of bullying against the Duchess of Sussex were a “calculated decision” to turn focus away from the Prince.
The George Floyd trial has been postponed over a possible new charge
Hundreds protest in Minneapolis on behalf of George Floyd – video
The trial of the former Minneapolis Police Bureau charged with the murder of George Floyd has been postponed while additional charges are being considered. Derek Chauvin is charged with second degree murder and manslaughter, but a Minnesota appeals court ruled Friday that an earlier and lesser charge of third degree murder should be reintroduced. The jury selection was originally supposed to start yesterday morning, but is scheduled to take place today.
In front of the courthouse, which was blocked off with concrete barricades and barbed wire, protests gathered for several blocks yesterday with posters saying “Justice for George Floyd” and “Convict Killer Cops” and chanting “Black Lives, They Are Important Here”.
In other news …
Biden promises to fight sexual assault in the US military – video
Biden promised to fight the “scourge” of sexual assault in the military In his International Women’s Day speech at the White House yesterday, he also ordered a review of the Trump administration’s rules dealing with sex crimes on college campuses.
The White House is starting an emergency task force an “unusually aggressive” Cyber attack that affected hundreds of thousands of Microsoft devices worldwide. The attack was the second major hacking campaign to hit the US since the elections.
Anne Sacoolas is ready to do community service for her role in a road collision that killed 19 year old motorcyclist Harry Dunn in the UK and for “contributing” to his memory and meeting with his family, her lawyer said. Sacoolas has refused to return to the UK to be tried. The US is demanding diplomatic immunity.
Joe Biden’s dogs reportedly bit a White House employee and was sent back to the family home in Delaware. Major had repeatedly shown aggressive behavior towards employees.
Statistics of the day: Every sixth childcare job was lost during the pandemic
One in six childcare jobs in the U.S. has been lost since the pandemic began. Childcare companies have suffered from the decline in visitor numbers, new security measures and the loss of jobs for families. “When the economy opens up again, we will have lost a large part of our childcare services. People will try to get back to work and there will be nowhere to put their children, ”said Melissa Boteach, vice president of income security and childcare at the National Women’s Law Center.
Don’t Miss Out: How Undocumented Migrants Struggle To Rebuild After The Texas Storms
Undocumented immigrants were hit hard by the Texas weather crisis because they did not have access to government aid to support themselves as they recovered. With almost a third living below the poverty line, they are already more vulnerable to such crises and mostly uninsured, making it difficult to repair battered houses.
Last thing: A New York woman found an apartment behind her bathroom mirror
Samantha Hartsoe filmed the expedition into the hole in the bathroom wall. Photo: Samantha Hartsoe / TikTok
While many New Yorkers would admit they want more space in their apartment, few would expect to find it like Samantha Hartsoe did discovered an entire apartment behind her bathroom mirror. After Hartsoe noticed a cold draft in her bathroom strong enough to blow her hair, he examined it and climbed through the hole in the wall to explore the abandoned room. The existence of the apartment remains a mystery – even for your facility manager.
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