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New York Will Require State Workers To Be Vaccinated Or Undergo Weekly Testing

| Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that state employees have until Labor Day to get vaccinated. New York, like other states, has seen a rising number of coronavirus cases linked to the Delta variant.

Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For 'Provoking Trouble'


The staunch advocate of social justice and rural development was found guilty of eight charges. His harsh prison sentence comes amid broader efforts by authorities to rein in powerful businessmen.

A Court In Ecuador Has Stripped Julian Assange Of His Citizenship


Assange spent seven years in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. He's currently in a London prison for a separate legal matter.

NYC Will Require Vaccines Or Weekly Tests For Hundreds Of Thousands Of City Workers


Mayor Bill de Blasio cited the risk of the Delta variant in announcing the new mandate, which will apply to roughly 340,000 city workers. Those who refuse will be put on leave without pay.

France Passes Law That Makes A Coronavirus Health Pass Required For Dining And Travel


The law requires a special pass to enter restaurants, trains, planes and other public venues. To get the pass, people must have proof they are vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from the virus.

As U.S. Withdraws, Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan Reach A Record High


The U.N. warns that without a major de-escalation in violence, Afghanistan is on course to have the highest ever number of documented civilian casualties in a single year since record-keeping began.

Permanent Residents Who Left The U.S. During The Pandemic Worry They Can't Come Home


Many green card holders are still stuck outside of the country, worried about returning to their lives in the U.S. because of broad disruptions to the immigration system during the pandemic.

Samoan Court Clears The Way For The Nation's 1st Female Prime Minster


An appeals court ruling has ended a constitutional crisis and confirmed Fiame Naomi Mata'afa as the first woman to lead Samoa. After a tight election in April, two people claimed to be prime minister.

Voters Prevail In Missouri: 275,000 To Gain Access To Health Care


After Republican lawmakers in Missouri refused to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion in the state, state Supreme Court justices say low-income individuals must have access to care.