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Alphonso David has been fired as the president of LGBT+ rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) after he refused to step down.

David stubbornly refused to resign after HRC wrapped an investigation into his role as former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in-house legal counsel.

The investigation determined that David tried to discredit former Gov. Cuomo's sexual harassment accusers.

HRC also determined that David assisted Cuomo to cover up his crimes after he was accused of sexually harassing women.

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David, pictured with "Pose" star Dominique Jackson, insisted he did nothing wrong. He claimed the HRC's investigation "found no wrongdoing on his part."

David, who is openly ghey, took to Twitter on Sunday to proclaim his innocence in a lengthy email. He said he had been asked to resign but refused.

He claimed HRC wanted him to resign because he had become too much of a "distraction."

David said the board chairs were "bullying" him and seeking to "distract us from the truth."

Then on Tuesday, Sept. 7, the board chairs for HRC announced David's termination.

Read David's email below.

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Disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned on Tuesday, one week after Attorney General Letitia James' investigation found he "sexually harassed multiple women".

Cuomo's resignation comes a day after the Democrat offered not to seek reelection if the NYS assembly dropped impeachment proceedings. His offer was declined.

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The AG released the findings of her months-long investigation into allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including his female staffers and a female state trooper.

Two more women came forward on Monday with allegations that Cuomo acted inappropriately toward them.

The results of the investigation were detailed in a public report released on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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The attorney general found that the governor "sexually harassed current and former New York state employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a sexually suggestive nature that created a hostile work environment for women."

Time's Up leader and attorney Roberta Kaplan also resigned in disgrace after she was exposed for her role in discrediting Cuomo's accusers.

Cuomo was heavily criticized for sending elderly Covid-19 patients to nursing homes where thousands of residents died during the pandemic in 2020.

Cuomo's brother, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, took a week-long unscheduled vacation amid reports that he advised his brother to deny any wrongdoing.

Chris Cuomo is host of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," a news program that regularly covers politics.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo refuses to step down after a New York attorney general's investigation determined he "sexually harassed multiple women".

New York Attorney General Letitia James and her team of attorneys interviewed dozens of women and completed their investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

The results of the investigation were detailed in a public report released on Tuesday.

The attorney general found that the governor "sexually harassed current and former New York state employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a sexually suggestive nature that created a hostile work environment for women."

The 165-page report details the Governor's office retaliating against at least one of those women, according to NBC NY.

The AG's office reviewed tens of thousands of documents that corroborated reports of 11 women, including a state trooper assigned to the governor's protection detail.

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Andrew Cuomo spoke out amid allegations of sexual harassment made by several women.

The embattled New York governor suffered a spectacular fall from grace as a result of the allegations.

Speaking at a press conference in Albany, NY on Wednesday, Cuomo apologized for his behavior toward the women and denied he ever touched anyone "inappropriately.

"I never touched anyone inappropriately. I never touched anyone inappropriately. I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable. I never knew at the time I was making anyone feel uncomfortable," he said.

Choking back tears, Cuomo, 63, said, "Kissing people is my customary way of greeting."

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Cuomo rejected calls to resign as governor, even as a third woman came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.

The woman, a former aide to ex-President Barack Obama, said Cuomo touched her inappropriately and kissed her at a party in 2019.

Unlike his other accusers, there are photos of Cuomo touching the woman and attempting to kiss her.

Cuomo commented about the allegations toward the end of his press conference covering Covid-19 numbers in the state.

"I want New Yorkers to hear from me directly on this. First, I fully support a woman's right to come forward," he said. "And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it, and frankly, I am embarrassed by it, and that's not easy to say but that's the truth."

He continued, "I never ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain. That is the last thing I would ever want to do."

The allegations of sexual harassment come as the feds launched investigations into Cuomo's handling of Covid-19 patients admitted to nursing homes in the state.

Thousands of elderly residents were infected and died.
 

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The FBI and U.S. attorney are investigating New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's handling of nursing home deaths during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Democrats are moving to strip Cuomo of his emergency powers while the investigation is ongoing.

Last March, Cuomo issued an order sending coronavirus patients from hospitals into nursing homes, rather than to a Navy hospital ship that was anchored in the NY harbor.

Thousands of elderly nursing home residents died after being exposed to the sick patients.

Cuomo came under fire this month when Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa told a group of key Democrats in a closed-door meeting that Cuomo's administration had initially undercounted the true numbers of deaths of elderly residents by 50 percent.

Queens assemblyman Democrat Ron Kim was among those angry over the revelation. His uncle died in a nursing home.

"You can't hide information because you think you could be politically hurt in the process," Kim said during the virtual meeting.

DeRosa said the administration withheld information requested by the DOJ because “President Trump turns this into a giant political football... He directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us... Basically, we froze because then we were in a position where we weren't sure if what we were going to give to the [DOJ] or what we give to you guys... Was going to be used against us..."

Family members are furious that the Democrats were playing politics with their loved ones' lives.

"We need to get people subpoenaed. We need to get them under oath and find out who knew what when," Republican Assemblyman William Barclay said.

The GOP criticized the DOJ for not ramping up the investigation months ago when it was common knowledge that thousands died as a result of Cuomo's order.
 

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Democrat lawmakers are eager to put Covid-19 behind them and reopen schools and restaurants "as soon as possible."

After single-handily destroying New York City's economy by ordering restaurants and other businesses shut down for months, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo now wants to reopen his city.

"We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass," Cuomo tweeted Monday. "The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely."

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot also called for reopening her city's small businesses and schools "as quickly as possible."

Lightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about rolling back Covid-19 virus restrictions quickly.

"I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible," she said.

Sen. Ted Cruz's advisor Omri Ceren tweeted: "Scientists, journalists, and blue city mayors have all just discovered - more or less at once - that it's critical to get America open again. Lucky break for everyone, that convergence."

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The liberal news media, who helped drive the fear-mongering in 2020, have already removed the constant Covid-19 death counters that dominated their news broadcasts 24/7 for a year. No need for those pesky death count reminders anymore.

The next step is to report a "drop" in Covid-19 "cases" and decreased hospitalizations.

Some news outlets are already reporting a drop in new Covid-19 "cases" in Illinois in the past week. Right on schedule.

While reopening restaurants will be easy, Democrats will have a harder time convincing terrified parents to send their children back to school -- after scaring them to death for a year.

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Health officials are having trouble getting frontline healthcare workers and the Black community to voluntarily roll up their sleeves for experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.

After vaccinating the elderly in nursing homes in NY state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that residents in drug rehab facilities run by the state will be get the vaccines next.

Cuomo's announcement during a Monday press conference sparked speculation that drug addicts will be used as guinea pigs since they are easily accessible in one place.

Cuomo said as much when he noted the "dense living conditions" of the drug rehab facility.

He said drug addicts were being prioritized over nurses and doctors because "That's where you have a lot of people living in concentration."

He also announced $1 million in fines and possible jail time in a crackdown on vaccines fraud.

New York health clinics and doctors who fraudulently obtain or distribute coronavirus vaccines will face fines of up to $1 million and revocation of their state licenses.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is threatening to stop the Covid-19 mRNA vaccination distribution while President Donald Trump is in office -- because the vaccine distribution won't be mandatory.

In a discussion with ABC's George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America on Monday, Cuomo said Pfizer's announcement that it's mRNA vaccine is 90% effective is "good news." But he will stop the distribution rather than allow Trump to get the credit.

Pfizer said it is prepared to roll out the vaccines under a plan already in place with the Trump administration.

But Cuomo said he fears Trump's plan to use private distribution to drug stores, clinics and hospitals will be "too slow".

"The vaccine plan is very important, and it's probably the most ambitious undertaking since COVID began," he said. "Just to put it in focus, we did 120 million COVID tests in this nation over seven months, scrambling, doing everything we can. We now have to do 330 million vaccinations, maybe twice."

Cuomo said distributing the vaccines through the normal channels (drug stores and hospitals) will bypass the main target community (Black people).

"They're going to take this vaccine and go through the private mechanism, through hospitals, through drug [store] chains, etc., that's going to be slow, and that's going to bypass the communities that we call 'health care deserts.'"

Cuomo said communities that don't have drug stores will have trouble gaining access to the vaccine.

When asked what Joe Biden would do differently, Cuomo declined to go into specifics.

On his website, Biden specified a large task force of 100,000 people and an extensive "track and trace" system to ensure that every citizen in American takes the vaccine.

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Alcoholics with a sweet tooth can have the best of both worlds now that liquor-flavored ice cream is legal in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation authorizing the manufacture and sale of liquor-flavored ice cream. Ice cream infused with vodka, bourbon or rum is now legal to meet "increasing consumer demand for alcoholic ice cream," according to KTLA5.

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Ice cream infused with wine, beer or cider was already legal in New York state. "This legislation will further grow a burgeoning industry and boost small businesses while helping to put them on a path of sustained growth that empowers both producers and consumers," Cuomo said in a statement.

According to the new law, ice cream can contain a maximum of 5% of hard liquor by volume and will require the same labeling and warnings as ice cream with wine, beer and cider.

State Sen. Rachel May and Assembly Member Donna Lupardo say the new law will help businesses and boost tourism in the state.

"This legislation will help New York’s dairy industry and our liquor and craft beverage industries at the same time," May said in a statement. "I am very grateful to the Governor for signing this into law, and I look forward to sharing some maple bourbon ice cream with him at next year’s State Fair!"

Question: What's your favorite ice cream and liquor combo?
 

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CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, the brother of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, says he tested positive for Covid-19 after suffering from flu-like symptoms for a week.

Cuomo, 49, tweeted he tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. He says he is now quarantining himself away from his wife and children in the basement of his home and will continue to film his nightly CNN show from there.

Governor Cuomo mentioned his brother's diagnosis during his daily press briefing on Tuesday. Gov. Cuomo said the number of cases in his state had increased by 9,298 to 75,795. Roughly 1,550 New Yorkers have reportedly died from the virus.

Gov. Cuomo said he last saw his brother two weeks ago. He used his brother as an example to urge essential workers to exercise caution.

Covid-19 causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms in healthy adults under age 50.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Do not touch your face with unwashed hands
2. Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Sneeze and cough into a tissue or your elbow
5. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
6. When in doubt consult with a healthcare professional