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Friday July 17th, 2020 day edition

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Dianne Emiel FeinsteinFeinstein proposes withholding COVID-19 relief from states without mask mandates Graham says he will call Mueller to testify before Senate panel about Russia probe Data shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs MORE (D-Calif.) called on the Senate on Thursday to support an amendment to the next coronavirus relief bill that would bar states that do not implement mask mandates from receiving stimulus funding.

In a statement from the senator's office, Feinstein announced her intention to introduce the amendment and stated that it was time for Congress to step in and force states to implement such mandates to stop the virus from spreading.

“Wearing masks in public should be mandatory.

[Senate Majority] Leader [Mitch] McConnell [R-Ky.] said the Senate will take up the next coronavirus economic relief bill later this month.

At that time, I intend to offer an amendment to prohibit sending funds to states that haven’t adopted a statewide mask requirement," said Feinstein, a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration.

“My hope has been that other governors would show the leadership to institute their own mask mandates, but so far that hasn’t happened.

This is a matter of life or death, and partisan politics shouldn’t play a role," she continued. »

TIL Prisoners are counted by the census as residents of towns in which they are jailed. Dramatically distorting those communities representation at local and state levels.

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The practice also defies most state constitutions and statutes, which explicitly state that incarceration does not change a residence.

Congressional apportionment relied on the comparative populations of the states, not where people were relative to each other within each state.

Our local impact page has analyses of democratic distortion on the local level, and examples of communities that have lobbied for fair representation. »

Mary Trump’s memoir sells 950,000 on first day, setting a record for publisher

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“Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” by Mary L. Trump has set a first-day sales record for Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced Thursday.

It is at once a revealing psychological portrait and a work of historic importance,” Simon & Schuster chief executive Jonathan Karp said in a statement.

Presale and first-day sales numbers are higher now than ever before — and more important to a book’s trajectory, akin to opening-weekend box-office numbers for movies. »

72 NFL players test positive for COVID-19, players' union says

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(Reuters) - With training camps set to open in less than two weeks, 72 National Football League players had tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 10, according to the players’ association.

It was not immediately clear who the players were or which teams they play for.

With players set to report to training camps July 28, ESPN reported that the NFL and the players’ association (NFLPA) have been negotiating COVID-19 protocols, including how to classify a player’s potential positive coronavirus diagnosis. »

25 US Congress members urge President Donald Trump to follow India's lead and ban TikTok

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However, the CCP's systemic campaign to collect and illicitly transmit user data for the Chinese government's purposes is not unique to Indian consumers, the letter said.

Clarification: This letter was signed by a set of 25 US Congressmen and Congresswomen.

As such, we urge your administration to take decisive action to protect the American people's privacy and safety," they said in the letter. »