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Seattle bar’s repeated COVID-19 violations lead to shut down

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Flowers Restaurant in the U District violated social distancing guidelines, seating restrictions and facial coverings order, according to inspection records. Inspection records also say the restaurant’s owner said at...

Garth Brooks on performing at bars instead of stadiums amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘Dive bars are vaccinated’

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The country singer kicked off a stadium tour in 2019 but had to stop it when the pandemic hit in 2020. He picked it up again in July only to bring it to a halt again out of an abundance of caution due to increasing c...

Iran approves hardliner for presidential polls, bars several hopefuls

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Iran's election watchdog has approved the candidacy of hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi in next month's presidential election, state television reported on Tuesday, while disqualifying some of his main rivals i...

A group of California inmates just earned bachelor’s degrees while behind bars

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A triumphant group of incarcerated students at a prison in California began a new chapter of their lives on Tuesday after graduating with their bachelor's degrees. The 25 students, who are incarcerated at California...

Trump bars ‘propaganda’ training sessions on race in latest overture to his base

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Washington President Donald Trump on Friday night banned federal agencies from conducting workplace training sessions on race that constitute "divisive, anti-American propaganda," the latest overture to his political...

LAX cargo handlers arrested for stealing gold bars: prosecutors

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The two men, identified by prosecutors as Marlon Moody and Brian Benson, from South Los Angeles, were arrested by FBI special agents on Tuesday after a federal grand jury indictment charged them with conspiracy and t...

University of Florida bars professors from being expert witnesses against the state in voting rights case

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The University of Florida told three professors hired to testify as expert witnesses in a voting rights case against the state of Florida that they cannot participate. The University of Florida told the professors "...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs order clearing restaurants and bars to fully open

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) announced that he has signed an order moving Florida into Phase 3 of re-opening at a press conference today. DeSantis emphasized the impact the move will have on restaurants and ba...

Nigeria announces talks with Twitter after ban, as Ecowas court bars government crackdown on users

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Abuja, Nigeria Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has assembled a reconciliation team to lead negotiations with Twitter, more than two weeks after the American social media company's operation was indefinitely suspe...

January 6 defendant who said Capitol rioters deserved a pardon from Trump gets 60 days behind bars

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A Texas real estate agent who previously claimed she was "definitely not going to jail" for storming the US Capitol on January 6 was sentenced to 60 days behind bars on Thursday -- the harshest punishment so far for...

New York bars wedding of a Brooklyn rabbi’s grandson expected to draw 10,000 people

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A wedding at a Hasidic Jewish synagogue that was expected to draw up to 10,000 people has been barred by a New York state order, according to officials. A grandson of the grand rebbe (rabbi) of Congregation Yetev Le...

IOC allows athlete protests before Olympic events, bars political gestures on podiums and during competition

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The IOC said the guidelines were approved by the Executive Board of the IOC as part of the IOC Athletes’ Commission’s (IOC AC) recommendations. The IOC said the guidelines offer "further clarity" on the "wide range o...

The pandemic is hurting gay and lesbian bars. The consequences for the community could be devastating

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Alexi Minko's bar is so much more than just a place to get a drink. When he opened the Alibi Lounge in 2016, it quickly became a permanent fixture for LGBTQ life in Harlem. Not only is it the first LGBTQ bar in the...

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

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The 18-year-old Olympic gymnastics champion from Minnesota added a bronze in the uneven bars finals on Sunday. Lee earned a silver in the team competition on Tuesday before grabbing gold in the all-around on Thursday...

Pennsylvania to ban alcohol sales at bars and restaurants on Thanksgiving eve in effort to stop coronavirus spread

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In an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, Pennsylvania state officials announced Monday that residents will not be able to purchase alcohol at bars or restaurants the night before Thanksgiving. Gov. Tom Wolf and ...

New Orleans will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test for bars, gyms, concerts

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that the new rules will go into effect on Monday and enforcement will start on Aug. 23.  "The situation is dire and we are simply out of time," the Mayor said at a press conference Thursday...

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