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Jonathan Allen

New York City public schools will begin to reopen with weekly COVID-19 testing

Nov 29 2020

NEW YORK New York City's public schools will begin to reopen for in-person learning on Dec. 7, starting with elementary schools for students whose parents agree to a weekly testing regimen for the novel coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Sunday. | Video

U.S. resets execution date for only woman on federal death row

Nov 24 2020

The U.S. Department of Justice has rescheduled the execution of Lisa Montgomery, a convicted murderer and the only woman on federal death row, to take place on Jan. 12, a few days before Joe Biden is due to be inaugurated as president of the United States.

Lawyers for only woman on federal death row have COVID-19, ask U.S. judge to delay execution

Nov 12 2020

The two lead lawyers for Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, asked a U.S. judge on Thursday to delay Montgomery's execution next month because they have contracted COVID-19 after traveling to meet with her to prepare her clemency petition.

Convicted murderer seeks Trump clemency, citing jurors' regret for death penalty

Nov 10 2020

A convicted murderer who is scheduled to be executed by the U.S. government next month appealed to President Donald Trump for clemency on Tuesday, citing regrets by five jurors from his trial who now say he should instead serve life in prison.

New York governor expects rising coronavirus rates into winter

Nov 09 2020

NEW YORK New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he expected the rate of positive tests for the novel coronavirus to continue rising in the state into winter.

Travelers to New York must quarantine for three days, then get coronavirus test

Oct 31 2020

NEW YORK Most people arriving in New York state must quarantine for at least three full days before taking a coronavirus test, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday as he overhauled one of the strictest quarantine regimes for travelers in the United States. If that test comes back negative, the traveler can leave quarantine.

A lesson learned: Democrats plot route to Washington through statehouse races

Oct 28 2020

Even as the presidential election dominates the country's attention, Democrats have spent record-breaking sums this year on winning seats in state legislatures, 10 years after a Republican wave gave that party the power to reshape U.S. congressional maps.

COVID-19: U.S. Northeast states discourage travel; California rebuffs theme parks

Oct 21 2020

NEW YORK New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Tuesday urged their residents to not travel between the three states as the U.S. Northeast sees a rise in COVID-19 cases, while California said major theme parks including Disneyland would not be opening anytime soon.

New York City parents scramble to deal with new school closures as COVID-19 resurges

Oct 08 2020

NEW YORK The 6-year-old son of Jodi Cook, a Brooklyn mother of two, had just resumed in-person classes at his local elementary — only to face the closure of his school again as coronavirus cases spiked nearby. Cook said she was disappointed.

New York City parents scramble to deal with new school closures as COVID-19 resurges

Oct 08 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 8 The 6-year-old son of Jodi Cook, a Brooklyn mother of two, had just resumed in-person classes at his local elementary - only to face the closure of his school again as coronavirus cases spiked nearby. Cook said she was disappointed.

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