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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...

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...

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...

Cruz accuses Biden of trying to hide ‘egregious failures’ on border after Mayorkas bars press from tour

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"Closed press," Cruz wrote on Twitter. "Once again, Joe Biden is trying to hide his egregious failures at the border from the American people. #HidenBiden." Members of the press were allowed inside a border facility...

States impose curfews on bars and restaurants as Covid-19 cases soar

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(Kaiser Health News)As states and cities around the country enact curfews on bars and restaurants to limit the spread of Covid-19, many different calls are being made on "last call." In Massachusetts, eateries must ...

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...

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 ...

Michael Thompson was behind bars for decades after a marijuana sale. Now he’s free

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Michael Thompson spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a sentence stemming from a marijuana sale. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, he finally walked out of prison to greet his family and the supporters who spent decades fierc...

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...

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism cracks down on karaoke bars, creates ‘blacklist’ of unapproved songs

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Chinese authorities have announced a "blacklist" for karaoke songs that will go into effect at the start of October, according to state-run media. "On the list are songs containing content that endangers national uni...

To open schools safely, mask up and close bars and malls

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Pediatrician Dr. Tanya Altmann is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and adjunct clinical assistant professor of pe...

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...

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...

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...

Los Angeles bars protests at homes after anti-vaccine rally supporters show up at officials’ residences

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The City Council voted 12 to 2 to approve the measure, with council members Mike Bonin and Nithya Raman dissenting. A second reading — usually a formality — will be held Sept. 21 for the ordinance to go into effect. ...

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...

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