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    New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will now require travelers from 31 states to self-quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of coronavirus as cases continue to surge across the country.   Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that 10 new states had been added to the list: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington.  The travel order - first issued in June by Cuomo and the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut - already had restrictions for 21 other states where the positive test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average.  Cuomo said he is planning to impose a $2,000 fine for travelers arriving from states on the list...
    Former MLB slugger Aubrey Huff took his thoughts to Twitter on Tuesday about California’s decision to once again enter lockdown due to the spike in coronavirus cases across the state. “I would rather take my chances with the coronavirus -- and, may I remind you, it has a 99.8 percent survival rate -- than to end up on the f--king street no longer able to provide for my family," Huff, a two-time World Series champion with the San Francisco Giants, said. YANKEES' CLINT FRAZIER VOWS TO WEAR MASK DURING AT-BATS Huff posted a two-minute rant on the social media site saying that masks are “mind-control devices” and people who wear them are “sheep.” ".@GavinNewsom shut California down again," Huff wrote on Twitter. "It’s...
    A Mississippi election commissioner sparked outrage after complaining on social media that black residents in the state were holding lots of voter registration events, a report said. The commissioner, Gail Welch of Jones County, wrote the comment on Facebook last week — just as state legislators had approved a measure to remove a confederate symbol from the state flag, the Clarion Ledger reported. “I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi,” Welch wrote in the Facebook post, according to the report. “The blacks are having lots (of) events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too,” she added. The state senator whose district includes parts of Jones County told the newspaper that the statement raises credibility questions...
    By BEN NADLER, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Opposition to proposed hate crimes legislation in Georgia is building from lawmakers and civil rights groups previously in favor of it after Republicans in the state Senate added police as a protected class. The ACLU and NAACP, as well as the state House and Senate Democratic caucuses are among those now standing against the hate crimes measure. The Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP, said in an interview Monday that the addition of language protecting law enforcement is “toxic and a poison pill.” “We are demanding that the legislature amend this bill to take out the first responders provision and to include data collection so that we can ensure...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Opposition to proposed hate crimes legislation in Georgia is building from lawmakers and civil rights groups previously in favor of it after Republicans in the state Senate added police as a protected class. The ACLU and NAACP, as well as the state House and Senate Democratic caucuses are among those now standing against the hate crimes measure. The Rev. James Woodall, state president of the Georgia NAACP, said in an interview Monday that the addition of language protecting law enforcement is “toxic and a poison pill.” “We are demanding that the legislature amend this bill to take out the first responders provision and to include data collection so that we can ensure the lives of all Georgia...