In quick succession, New York City, California and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced new, more stringent policies, and possible penalties, to push vaccination among their employees.
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The union asked state authorities to intervene in New York City schools, just days before schools are set to open for in-person instruction.
Online video shows men grabbing a woman during a demonstration and hauling her away in an unmarked van. Police said they arrested the woman on suspicion of damaging police cameras.
The city aims to provide relief for working parents who either can't afford to stay home or can't find child care for the days that students aren't in school.
Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed up processing of coronavirus tests: "If you can't get the results in real time, it doesn't help you enough."
President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and antagonize the city's police as "a symbol of hate."
The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has spent weeks under strict restrictions. But the mayor says up to 400,000 people will likely return to their jobs soon — with some conditions.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday that the nation's largest school district would not reopen until September. Shortly afterward, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it is a state decision.
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo both point to signs of good news in the coronavirus data, but say that restrictions on nonessential workers and businesses must continue.
In odd-numbered years, Election Day is a hodgepodge of races. But in an era when all politics is national, these low-profile elections have a lot to say about the direction of the country.