On June 17, a crowd of up to 100 people, most of them in their early 20s, attended a party at a home in Rockland County, New York, just north of New York City.The event violated a state order in effect at the time that capped gatherings at 10 people in an effort to slow the coronavirus' spread.For local officials, that was just the start of the problem.The party's host, who was showing signs of being sick at the time, later tested positive for the virus. So did eight guests. County officials, eager to keep the cluster from growing, dispatched disease tracers to try to learn who else might have been exposed to the virus at the party.The tracers hit a wall."My staff has been told that...
New York City lawmakers have approved a disputed annual budget that purports to slash $1 billion from the NYPD as calls by anti-racism protesters to defund law enforcement sweep the United States. "Defund the police" has become a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations that erupted following the killing in custody of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis in May. Protesters have camped outside New York's city hall this past week demanding that money be shifted from America's largest police force to social services to help fight racial injustice.
The president also slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to reallocate $1 billion of the police department's annual operating budget.
The $1 billion cancels the incoming class of officers, and will be reallocated to services like summer youth programs and broadband in public housing.
Sources told CNN Trump attacked Merkel in a "very aggressive" manner, calling her "stupid" and accusing her of "being in the pocket of the Russians."