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Coronavirus updates: US hits daily record of 60,021 new cases; total nears 3 million; Florida hospital ICUs reaching capacity

The U.S. nears 3M cases; Hospitalizations spike in Florida; Movie theater chains file lawsuit to reopen in New Jersey.

Supreme Court upholds autonomy of religious employers in employment discrimination cases

Under a so-called ministerial exception, religious employers have been granted autonomy over their workers that is not available to other employers.

Who was Mary Kay Letourneau, the former teacher who raped her sixth-grade student and then married him?

Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher who raped her student then married him after being released from jail, has died.

Supreme Court allows religious exemption for employers opposed to contraceptives

The Trump administration has sought to exempt employers with religious or moral objections from the program established under the Affordable Care Act.

Trump threatens to withhold funding to schools if they don't reopen this fall

Donald Trump's push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it's safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus.

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Seawright Folds On Southpoint Redesign

State assembly member Rebecca Seawright folds on Southpoint redesign in an abrupt reversal. Less than a day earlier, she tweeted, “I am proud” to support protests. By David Stone For even those […]

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SOS: Save Our Shorelines Protest

Roosevelt Island’s Save Our Shorelines (SOS) protest gained momentum as state assembly member Rebecca Seawright signed on. “Preserve and restore” a natural environment is the goal. By David Stone Seawright’s endorsement is […]

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Defund RIOC Public Safety

Defund RIOC Public Safety, not because of any bad behavior, but because it just makes sense. Even without the budget crunch. By David Stone How many times must we see it and […]

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Unbalanced: RIOC’s July, 2020, Board Meeting

RIOC’s July, 2020, board meeting featured an odd mix of steadiness under pressure, stressed by obvious fissures with the community. By David Stone Pushed back a week after the ouster of Susan […]

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