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The New American Death Sentence

1 month ago   |   By The New Republic

Worldwide, New York's jail complex at Rikers Island has the highest rate of cases of the novel coronavirus-as of April 8, 287 in total. That's 6.65 percent of people jailed there. Two people have died. The New York Times counts 1,324 cases among people jailed in prisons and jails across the country, while acknowledging this is likely an undercount. “Quick action is necessary for three reasons,” wrote Peter Wagner and Emily Widra at the Prison Policy Initiative. “Correctional staff and incarcerated populations are already testing positive, the justice-involved population disproportionately...
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The State of New York Now Has More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Than Any Country in the World

1 month ago   |   By Slate

New York surpassed Spain and Italy.
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes Trump on use of military in riots

Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposes Trump on use of military in riots

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Study: Same-sex weddings have boosted economies by $3.8 billion since gay...

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Trump administration to ban Chinese passenger airlines from US

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National coronavirus updates: Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections

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3 more Minneapolis police officers charged over death of George Floyd as...

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President Trump says the Republican National Convention will not be held in...

President Trump says the Republican National Convention will not be held in Charlotte

President Trump said Tuesday evening the Republican National Convention will not be held in Charlotte. Read more ...

Trump says it's ‘common sense' to let Russia rejoin G7

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