Tuesday, July 27

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COVID-19 patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are’begging’ to be vaccinated, nurse says

Patients in ICUs at a Florida hospital are "begging" to be vaccinated, a nurse told CNN. Almost all of the patients in ICUs at the hospital have not yet received a shot, CNN reported. The nurse often has to remind patients that the right time to get vaccinated is before getting sick, she said. LoadingSomething is loading. Patients in intensive ...
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Florida now accounts for nearly a quarter of all new COVID-19 cases in the United States

12,647 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida on Wednesday. The 7-day average of new daily cases is 8,911. Across the US, more than 55,000 people tested positive on July 21. LoadingSomething is loading. Florida is experiencing its largest number of new coronavirus cases since January, with the state accounting for nearly a quarter of al...
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Florida GOP head reportedly under investigation over allegations he sexually harassed a male aide

The chairman of the Florida GOP is reportedly under investigation over an allegation of sexual harassment involving a male legislative aide. LoadingSomething is loading. The Republican Party of Florida is probing the accusation against its chairman, Sen. Joe Gruters, Politico reported. Four party officials and another source who wo...
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A Miami store manager and dozens of shoppers were injured after being sprayed with bear repellent by a suspected candle thief, police say

A man injured at least 30 people by spraying bear mace during a suspected robbery, police said. The incident occurred at Miami International Mall in a branch of Bath and Body Works. Dozens were injured following the incident and one store manager was hospitalized. See more stories on Insider's business page. A suspect in Doral, Florida, escaped from Miami International Mall after spraying customers with bear repellent before stealing candles from a store, police said. The incident occurred on July 17 at around 4 pm EDT, according to authorities. Police said the suspect stole two bags of scented candles from homeware chain Bath an...
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Cruise ships have found a way around Florida’s ban on vaccine passports — and it’s still bad news for unvaccinated passengers

Cruise lines looking to operate out of Florida are adhering to the state's firm vaccine passport ban. Vaccinated and unvaccinated guests sailing out of Florida could have different cruising experiences. Unvaccinated guests aboard Royal Caribbean and Carnival's cruises will face more costs and onboard restrictions. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Father and son police officers charged with joining Proud Boys at Capitol riot

Kevin and Nathaniel Tuck were charged with several offences relating to the Capitol insurrection. The men were added to an indictment of two previously charged Proud Boys. The father-son duo were former or current police officers from Florida. See more stories on Insider's business page. Father and son police officers have been charged with joining members of the militia group Proud Boys during the Capitol riot, according to an indictment unsealed on Friday. Kevin Tuck, 51, and Nathaniel Tuck, 29, former and current police officers from Florida, were charged with several offenses, including impeding official proceedings and disorde...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling “Don’t Fauci my Florida” merch as the state reports some of the highest number of COVID cases in the country

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is selling campaign merch that mocks COVID-19 expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. The new T-shirts and koozies read, "Don't Fauci my Florida." Florida is currently battling some of the highest COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amid some of the highest rates of COVID-19 deaths, hospitalizations, and infections in the country, Florida's GOP governor, Ron DeSantis, is mocking White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci with campaign merchandise released this week.DeSantis' campaign team rolled out T-shirts and koozies reading "Don't Fauci my Florida" on Monday, i...
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A man who sued Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and 4 other airlines over the face mask mandate has taken his case to the Supreme Court

A frequent flier has asked the Supreme Court for an emergency injunction against the mask mandate. Lucas Wall, of Washington, DC, last month filed lawsuits against the CDC and seven airlines. Legal experts said his SCOTUS application was part of a growing "shadow docket" at the high court. See more stories on Insider's business page. A man who's suing seven airlines and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over mandatory mask-wearing on flights has taken his case directly to the Supreme Court.Lucas Wall has asked the Supreme Court to issue a preliminary injunction against the CDC to put an end to the federal mask m...
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A Florida judge refuses a CDC request to keep its COVID-19 vaccine rules for cruise ships, and says his decision is about the’use and misuse of governmental power’

A Florida judge blocked a CDC request to extend its COVID-19 restrictions for cruise ships. CDC rules requiring 95% of travellers to be jabbed before sailing become nonbinding on July 18. The District Judge said his decision was "about the use and misuse of governmental power." LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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‘Like zoo animals’: Donald and Melania Trump eat alone at a’roped-off table’ at a Mar-a-Lago restaurant, book says

Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania often eat alone at a "roped-off table" at a Mar-a-Lago, Michael Wolff's new book says. The book says the Trumps "spend their dinner greeting friends and wellwishers." It's "unclear" whether Melania Trump lives at Mar-a-Lago with the former president, the book says. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania often eat alone at a "roped-off table" in the center of a Mar-a-Lago patio restaurant when she is there, a forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff says.The Trumps are "looked at, somewhat, like zoo animals. No, no, that's...