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Monday May 17th, 2021 morning edition

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Count National National Nurses United (NNU) among those taking issue with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for rolling back mask requirements for fully vaccinated people.

According to the guidance released by the CDC on Thursday, fully vaccinated people can go maskless indoors and outdoors, and no longer have to social distance.

RELATED: CDC says fully vaccinated can stop wearing masks indoors and outdoors in most settings.

And NNU found the new mask policy especially insulting on the heels of International Nurses Day, which was on Wednesday.

On Sunday, she pointed to recent studies involving real-world data that indicate vaccinated people rarely contract the virus.

And if they do contract a breakthrough infection, their cases are milder, shorter and harder to spread to others.

Even so, NNU pointed to racial disparities in America’s vaccination efforts, saying the mask rollback will disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous and people of color. »

Photo emerges of Republican barricading chamber doors during US Capitol attack after he compared rioters to ‘tourists’

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A photo has emerged of Andrew Clyde, the Republican congressman who claimed “there was no insurrection” and compared US Capitol rioters to “tourists”, barricading the House chamber during the attack.

On Wednesday Rep. Paul Gosar falsely claimed that Capitol officers were “harassing peaceful patriots” on 6 January, according to NBC News.

On Wednesday, Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney was ousted from her role as Republican conference chair after she has repeatedly made comments holding Mr Trump accountable for the Capitol riots. »

Inflated house prices are widening inequality, and inheritances will only further the gap

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While much has been written about how the housing inequality gap is growing, less attention is paid to how this fever contributes to a widening wealth gap among all Canadians.

In addition to foreign, often “hot,” money pumping the froth, two other factors will maintain steeply rising prices.

That rigid social immobility won’t return, but millions of citizens inheriting large sums will deepen and widen the wealth gap. »

Texas Wants To Charge Tesla & Other EV Owners ~$400 In Annual Fees For Owning An EV

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Recently, Texas took a pretty harsh stance against owners of electric vehicles by proposing Senate Bill 1728, which would punish EV owners for simply owning an EV.

The Tesla Owners Club of Austin shared some updates on this harsh bill through Tesla’s Engage Network.

Perhaps the 10,000 jobs that Tesla is bringing to the state aren’t enough and state officials want to condemn EV owners instead. »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Israel an apartheid state

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Influential progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called Israel an apartheid state in a tweet on Saturday that marked an inflection point in her increasing criticism of Israel.

Apartheid was a period of segregation and institutionalized racism in South Africa from the late 1940s through the 1990s.

Many Israel critics argue the term applies to Israel over its policies towards the Palestinians. »