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Cuomo Accuser Charlotte Bennett's Lawyer Says He Lied in Apology: 'New Yorkers Deserve Better'

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

Debra Katz, attorney for one three woman to recently accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, reportedly said that the governor's apology during a press conference on Wednesday was "full of falsehoods and inaccurate information."
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Cuomo's office accused of violating its own sexual harassment policy

Cuomo's office accused of violating its own sexual harassment policy

1 month ago   |   By Politico

ALBANY, N.Y. - A high-ranking Democrat in the New York Legislature and a lawyer representing one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's accusers say the governor's office flouted its own rules on handling sexual harassment complaints.
An executive order issued by Cuomo two years ago requires such allegations against state employees to be referred to the Governor's Office of Employee Relations, which must conduct an investigation even if a victim declines to file a formal complaint with the office. State law also requires such an investigation.
But Cuomo's staff won't say if that happened when Charlotte...
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Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

Only One Senator Voted No on Anti-Asian Hate Crime Bill

The Senate is usually split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, but in a rare moment of bipartisanship Thursday, it was split between Sen. Josh Hawley and everybody else... Read more ...

Alexei Navalny has ended his weekslong hunger strike after doctors warned he...

Alexei Navalny has ended his weekslong hunger strike after doctors warned he could die from it

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HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

HUD scraps Trump proposal on transgender access to single-sex homeless shelters

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is withdrawing a Trump-era proposed rule giving federally funded single-sex homeless shelters the choice to house only people... Read more ...

Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to Biden's speech before a...

Sen. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to Biden's speech before a joint session of Congress

Summary List Placement South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott will deliver the GOP response to President Joe Biden's speech before Congress on April 28. Biden is planning to make his... Read more ...

Biden reportedly plans to nearly double the capital gains tax rate to as...

Biden reportedly plans to nearly double the capital gains tax rate to as high as 43.4% for wealthy Americans

Summary List Placement President Joe Biden plans to propose a capital gains tax rate that is nearly double the current level, according to a report from Bloomberg on... Read more ...

Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

Senate passes anti-Asian American hate crime bill

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Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have...

Republicans roll out $568 billion infrastructure package that Dems have already rejected

Senate Republicans released a $568 billion infrastructure framework on Thursday intended as a counteroffer to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, a plan about a... Read more ...

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

9-0 Supreme Court ruling guts FTC's ability to seek redress for consumers

The Federal Trade Commission can't force companies that engage in wrongdoing to pay back consumers or give up ill-gotten profit, the Supreme Court held Thursday, dealing a huge... Read more ...

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

The new target for limiting planet-warming pollution nearly doubles Obama's goal, highlighting how much time to act was lost during the Trump years. Read more ...

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

Pentagon investigated suspected Russian directed-energy attacks on U.S. troops

The Pentagon has briefed top lawmakers on intelligence surrounding suspected directed-energy attacks against U.S. troops, and officials identified Russia as a likely culprit... Read more ...