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Pandemic Puts the Screws to New York’s Mafia. In Italy, the Mobs Are Thriving. - Traditional organized-crime rackets like betting and construction are bleeding the New York mafia dry. But in Italy, the mobs are stronger than ever. ROME—The New York mafia is taking a hit from the novel coronavirus pandemic after many of its money-making outlets have been shuttered. Gambling halls, sporting events, and construction projects have long fed … Continue reading Pandemic Puts the Screws to New York’s Mafia. In Italy, the Mobs Are Thriving.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released early from prison due to coronavirus; Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, other celebs want out, too - While most everyone in America is sheltering in place in fear of coronavirus, some celebrities behind bars, such Bill Cosby and R. Kelly, are pressing to be released from lockups where they fear the killer virus is raging or soon will be. On Wednesday, the 23-year-old Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez), who suffers … Continue reading Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine released early from prison due to coronavirus; Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, other celebs want out, too
New York Legal Marijuana Push ‘Effectively Over’ For 2020, Governor Says - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) conceded on Saturday that it’s unlikely marijuana will be legalized in the state this year. “Marijuana and the gig economy were two of the more complicated initiatives that we wanted to work through that we didn’t get a chance to do,” he said in response to a question about which policy … Continue reading New York Legal Marijuana Push ‘Effectively Over’ For 2020, Governor Says
U.S. taxpayers already paid for COVID-19 treatments — we cannot let Big Pharma make us pay again - U.S. taxpayers have already paid for the research and testing of the most promising treatments There’s much we don’t yet know about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. We don’t know how long the pandemic will last, when a vaccine will be developed, or how many lives antiviral medications can save. But there’s one … Continue reading U.S. taxpayers already paid for COVID-19 treatments — we cannot let Big Pharma make us pay again