Immigrants have been turned away from pharmacies and other places after being asked for driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers or health insurance cards — documentation required by neither states nor the federal government but often requested at vaccination sites around the country.
The fundraising by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has alarmed her detractors, who warn she represents a dangerous side of American politics bent of waging divisive battles over race and the changing demographics of the country.
Global trade depends on maritime workers, but the pandemic has thrust them into “humanitarian and economic crisis” — forbidden from coming ashore, at risk of a coronavirus outbreak onboard. Some mariners have been at sea for as long as 20 months.
Support for more systemic change, including removing prosecution decisions from the chain of command, appears to be growing as lawmakers express impatience with the military’s inability to curb an epidemic of sexual harassment and assault.
Democratic lawmakers enacted a long-sought bill that creates a new discipline process and gives civilians a role in, but not control of, police misconduct probes. Other measures include a statewide use-of-force policy and a law the would make some complaints about police conduct available for public review.
The outbreak within the Vancouver Canucks organization, which has been linked to a variant, is the worst in the NHL this season — and perhaps in North American professional sports since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The team has emerged as a microcosm of the uptick in cases in British Columbia.