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State Delegate Erek Barron Nominated as United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, White House Says

President Joe Biden has nominated a state delegate to serve as US Attorney for the District of Maryland, according to an announcement made by the White House. Erek L. Barron is a partner at the law firm of Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP. He has also been a member of the Maryland legislature since 2015. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Barron served as Counsel and Policy Advisor to then-Senator Joseph R. Biden on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs.
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Republican Governors Like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott Seem to Want COVID-19 to Win

With the Delta variant circulating in the United States, COVID-19 is still hitting hard. But the latest phase of the pandemic is also demonstrating a divide. Data so far indicates that several available vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalizations and death. Unfortunately, in some states, including those with low vaccination rates, Republican governors are seemingly intent on blocking efforts to impede the virus’s spread as the nation grapples with the latest developments.
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Brooklyn, NYNew York Post

Here are the Democrats jockeying to succeed Gov. Cuomo if he resigns

The jockeying is well underway among Democrats who want to succeed Gov. Andrew Cuomo after a scathing investigation by Attorney General Letitia James into sex harassment by the three-term head of state left his current and future political career on life support. Democratic Party sources said it’s just a matter...
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Arkansas governor admits he regrets signing mask mandate ban into law

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) on Tuesday said he regrets signing into law a ban that prevents state and local governments from implementing mask mandates. The walkback comes as Arkansas experiences one of the worst surges of COVID-19 cases in the country and infections spike among children aged 12 and under who are unable to get vaccinated, reports Newsweek and Little Rock's THV 11.
New York City, NYtimestelegram.com

Will Andrew Cuomo be impeached? Here's how the process works in NY

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday showed no signs of stepping down in light of an independent report that found he'd sexually harassed 11 women, leading to questions about the state's impeachment process and whether it would remove him from office. The Democratic governor faced increasingly blunt calls for...
Maine StateBangor Daily News

Federal court upholds Maine law protecting access to community TV

In a blow to commercial cable companies doing business in Maine, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a recent state law that aims to protect Mainers’ access to community television programming. Cable companies’ franchise deals with municipalities usually include provisions for funding and carrying programming by public, educational and...

J&K Remains Far From ‘Dil’ Of India As It Has Ever Been: PAGD

Srinagar, Aug 4 : On the second anniversary of the Article 370 revocation and bifurcation of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state into two union territories, the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Wednesday J&K remains “as far from Delhi and from the Dil (heart) of India as it has ever been.”
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Arkansas Gov. regrets signing ban on school mask mandates

Arkansas Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson says he now regrets signing a ban on mask mandates in schools. He is now asking the state legislature to reverse the decision. “Well, I signed it at the time because our cases were at a very low point. I knew it’d be overridden by the legislature if I didn’t sign it … I already eliminated our statewide mask mandate,” said Hutchinson.
Congress & Courtskmvt

Lawmakers react to request for legislature to reconvene

1,950 tags will be available for 12 different hunting zones. St. Luke’s Jerome Medical Center temporarily pausing obstetric and operating room services. Operating room (OR) and obstetric (OB) services are temporarily paused at St. Luke’s Jerome due to staffing limitations. Sage-grouse hunting tags to go on sale August 1. Updated:...
Minnesota StateMinneapolis Star Tribune

Vaccine $100 incentive website goes live as COVID-19 numbers increase in Minnesota

A reward site offering $100 for new COVID-19 vaccinations in Minnesota debuted Wednesday as the state continued to show signs of a new variant-fueled pandemic wave. Gov. Tim Walz encouraged unvaccinated Minnesotans to take advantage of the incentive and help boost the state's vaccination rate ahead of events such as the Minnesota State Fair and the start of the K-12 school year in the fall.