Judge starts new injunction barring Lee statue removal

A Virginia judge has dissolved one injunction but imposed another preventing Virginia’s governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press August 3, 2020, 3:05 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article RICHMOND, Va. — A judge on Monday dissolved one injunction preventing Virginia […]

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Florida Governor Cautions Vigilance as Hurricane Isaias Approaches

new video loaded: Florida Governor Cautions Vigilance as Hurricane Isaias Approaches transcript Back bars 0:00/0:39 –0:39 transcript Florida Governor Cautions Vigilance as Hurricane Isaias Approaches Gov. Ron DeSantis said he had issued a state of emergency for counties on Florida’s east coast, and that President Trump approved FEMA assistance for the state. In preparation for […]

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Concerns mount over outbreak at immigrant detention center

Virginia’s governor and two U.S. senators have urged President Trump to respond to the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreak that has occurred inside an immigrant detention center By The Associated Press July 30, 2020, 3:52 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article FARMVILLE, Va. — Virginia’s governor and two U.S. senators urged […]

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BOJ won’t rule out deeper negative rates to combat pandemic hit: deputy governor Amamiya

© Reuters. Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya said the central bank will not rule out deepening negative interest rates as part of efforts to cushion the economic blow from the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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BOJ Amamiya says Japan’s economy recovering from pandemic damage

© Reuters. Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in Tokyo TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya said on Wednesday the economy was shifting towards a recovery from the devastating damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in part to aggressive monetary and fiscal steps […]

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The Chainsmokers’ Drive-In Concert Under Investigation | E! News

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is appalled after images of the duo’s "socially distanced" concert held in Southampton paints a different picture. Watch! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1174296/governor-andrew-cuomo-slams-chainsmokers-quot-illegal-reckless-quot-drive-in-concert #AndrewCuomo #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend […]

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Resignation calls grow after NAACP head’s anti-Semitic post

Pennsylvania’s governor and attorney general joined the growing number of calls Tuesday for Philadelphia’s NAACP president to resign after he posted an anti-Semitic meme to social media last week By The Associated Press July 28, 2020, 8:24 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s governor and attorney general […]

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Georgia governor backs out of hearing on Atlanta mask order

Georgia’s governor said he’s withdrawing a request for an emergency hearing in a lawsuit that aims to block the state’s largest city from ordering people to wear masks in public or imposing other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Brian Kemp earlier this month sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council. […]

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Thai cenbank says could be several years before tourist numbers normalise

2/2 © Reuters. Thailand’s Central Bank Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Bank of Thailand in Bangkok 2/2 BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s central bank chief said on Monday it would take several years for foreign tourist numbers to return to the 40 million a year level, with the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Trump Weighs In on the Death of John Lewis, One of His Most Vocal Critics

WASHINGTON — The Republican governor of Georgia said that the country will “never be the same” without Representative John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80. The Democratic speaker of the house called Mr. Lewis “a titan of the civil rights movement.” The House minority leader said that Mr. Lewis “never stopped working to improve […]

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Amid Outpouring of Bipartisan Tributes to John Lewis, Trump Stays Quiet

WASHINGTON — The Republican governor of Georgia said that the country will “never be the same” without Representative John Lewis, who died Friday at age 80. The Democratic speaker of the house called Mr. Lewis “a titan of the civil rights movement.” The House minority leader said that Mr. Lewis “never stopped working to improve […]

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Florida Dems blast DeSantis, demand coronavirus mask mandate as state cases surge

Florida state congressional Democrats on Friday called on the governor to impose a statewide facial mask mandate to help fight the record-breaking spikes of COVID-19. State health officials reported a record daily high of 22,690 new coronavirus cases Friday evening, along with 128 new deaths, according to the state’s Department of Health. The Department of […]

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‘Georgians Don’t Need a Mandate to Do the Right Thing,’ Governor Says

new video loaded: ‘Georgians Don’t Need a Mandate to Do the Right Thing,’ Governor Says transcript Back bars 0:00/0:42 –0:42 transcript ‘Georgians Don’t Need a Mandate to Do the Right Thing,’ Governor Says Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia acknowledged the effectiveness of masks in curbing the spread of the virus, but he said he stood […]

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California governor lays out framework for re-opening schools

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: California’s Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to the media after casting his vote at a voting center at The California Museum for the presidential primaries on Super Tuesday in Sacramento (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Friday that schools can start in-person instruction if they are in counties that have […]

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Bank of England’s Bailey sees UK economy beginning to recover

© Reuters. Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said on Friday that Britain’s economy was starting to recover from its coronavirus lockdown but some job-intense sectors remained weak […]

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BoE’s Bailey sees question about what to do with QE after crisis

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey poses for a photograph on the first day of his new role at the Central Bank in London LONDON (Reuters) – Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said the BoE was right to ramp up its quantitative easing bond-buying at the onset of the coronavirus […]

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Stacey Abrams: GA Gov. Brian Kemp ‘Incompetent & Immoral’ Like Trump For Ban On Mandating Masks

Stacey Abrams was livid after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp voided local mandates requiring face masks. She thinks it’s a move out of Donald Trump’s playbook. Former Georgia congresswoman and gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams called out Governor Brian Kemp for having “absolutely no competency” amid the growing COVID-19 crisis in the state, after Kemp announced that […]

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New pressure on Ohio governor, once hailed for virus action

Early during the coronavirus outbreak, Ohio’s Republican governor appeared prophetic with his decisive steps to ban spectators from a sports expo, shut down all schools before any other state and put a stop to the presidential primary. Since then, Gov. Mike DeWine has backtracked away from a statewide mask mandate, delivered mixed messages on large […]

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California’s new lockdown dims outlook for U.S. growth in pandemic

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Arcadia (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision Monday to reimpose restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms and even ordinary office work to tamp down a surge of coronavirus infections is dimming economic growth prospects for the nation as a whole. Darkening the outlook […]

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Former Arkansas Gov. David Pryor hospitalized with COVID-19

The family of David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, says he’s hospitalized in Little Rock after testing positive for COVID-19 By The Associated Press July 13, 2020, 10:45 PM 3 min read LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, is hospitalized in Little Rock after testing […]

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Thousands of Russians protest governor’s arrest, demand ‘Putin step down’

Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets to protest the arrest of a regional governor, demanding both his release and President Vladimir Putin’s resignation, according to reports. Sergei Furgal, the governor of Khabarovsk, is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, having defeated a candidate of Putin’s own United Russia party. Just days […]

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Bank of Israel sees 2020 budget deficit 13% of GDP, backs new aid package

© Reuters. Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron gestures while he speaks during his interview with Reuters in Jerusalem JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Bank of Israel Governor Amir Yaron on Sunday threw his support behind a second stimulus package to help those hurt by the coronavirus outbreak despite the extra spending that is expected to boost […]

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Indian economy’s medium-term outlook remains uncertain – RBI Governor

© Reuters. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das greets the media in Mumbai By Swati Bhat and Aftab Ahmed NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The medium-term outlook for the Indian economy remains uncertain with supply chains and demand yet to be restored fully while the trajectory of the coronavirus spread and the length of its impact remain unknown, […]

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Cash-strapped New Jersey to borrow up to $9.9 billion under deal

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy arrives to speak about electronic smoking products during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey By Karen Pierog (Reuters) – New Jersey, one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, would borrow up to $9.9 billion from sources that could include the U.S. Federal […]

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