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New York Governor Defends Temporarily Withholding Nursing Home Coronavirus Data

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| In prioritizing a Department of Justice request over one from state lawmakers, Cuomo says a "void" of information was created. But all the numbers reported were accurate, he said.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Makes History As WTO's First African And Female Leader

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As she takes the helm of the World Trade Organization, the former Nigerian finance minister faces challenges from COVID-19 response to navigating trade frictions between the U.S. and China.

Fauci Awarded $1 Million Israeli Prize For 'Speaking Truth To Power' Amid Pandemic

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The prize committee said Dr. Anthony Fauci, long-time head of the United States' leading infectious diseases research institute, "is the consummate model of leadership and impact in public health."

As Addiction Deaths Surge, Profit-Driven Rehab Industry Faces 'Severe Ethical Crisis'

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Many drug rehab programs use aggressive sales techniques, price-gouge patients and provide substandard care. The system often pushes people struggling with addiction into debt, but not recovery.

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States Can Forgive Unemployment Overpayments, But Missouri Demands People Pay Up

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More than 46,000 Missourians have received letters demanding repayment. The state says it paid out more than $150 million last year to people who it later determined weren't eligible for the benefits.

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New Zealand City Goes Back Into Lockdown After New Coronavirus Cases Detected

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Most residents of Auckland are asked to stay home for three days while health officials determine the source of the virus and test for community spread. The rest of the country is on high alert.

Anger And Fear As Asian American Seniors Targeted In Bay Area Attacks

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The assaults have prompted some businesses to close early, while volunteers have set up protective escorts for older residents.

6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Throw Elections Into Chaos

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To do more quality checks on the data needed for redrawing voting maps, the Census Bureau is now planning for a release by Sept. 30. The delay puts pressure on states facing tight election deadlines.

Grand Jury Clears Buffalo N.Y. Police Accused Of Assaulting Elderly Protester

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Officers Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe were seen on cell phone video shoving Martin Gugino to the ground. He cracked his skull on the pavement and sustained a brain injury. The video went viral.