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New York City Nursing Strike
More than 7,000 nurses Two major New York City hospitals went on strike Monday morning. Patients are already experiencing disruptions at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, and Montefiore (Brooklyn). According to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), nurses are being paid more and seeing fewer patients.
Montefiore Medical Center said the nurses have decided to walk away from their patient’s bedside, despite offers for a 19.1% wage increase and a commitment from the hospital to create over 170 new nursing positions. Mount Sinai Health System offered the same 19.1% wage hike to its nurses. Mount Sinai Health System released a statement saying that six other facilities have reached agreements and that they continue to negotiate with the hospital.
Brazil To Punish Election Rioters
Brazil Plans to punish supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro who stormed the nation’s federal buildings on Sunday. Thousands of supporters of the former chief executive entered facilities hosting the South American nation’s legislative and executive branches. Officials have taken some in custody after promising to prosecute the rioters.
President Declares Emergency For California
President Joe Biden will be speaking Monday An emergency can be greenlit California declared after flooding and intense storms hit the state. A minimum of 12 people have been killed and many power outages caused by the weather.
Colorado Avalanche Kills Two On Sunday
A preliminary Post Colorado Avalanche Information Center “two snowmobilers were caught, buried, and killed in a large avalanche” in Colorado on Saturday.
DOJ Bucks Biden’s Islamic Terrorist Penalty Recommendation
Attorney General Merrick Grland is Bucking Biden sought the death penalty in an Islamist terror case against a man accused of killing eight people and injuring more than one dozen during a New York City truck bomb attack in 2017.
Vote Monday Night on the Congressional Rules Package
Monday night will see the U.S. Congress vote on a rules package. This will determine how the House will be run in the next year. It will include many concessions made by the 20 Republicans who withheld their support for McCarthy for most of last week. The package is under pressure from moderate Republicans like Nancy Mace, South Carolina.
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Democratic Governor Won’t Send Illegals To NYC, Chicago
Over the weekend, Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) agreed to stop busing illegal aliens to New York or Chicago following a letter from Mayors Eric Adams and Lori Lightfoot demanding an end to the practice.
Former Childhood Actor, Adam Rich, Dead At 54 Years Old
Adam Rich, best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford in the 1970s TV drama “Eight is Enough,” died Saturday at 54 years old, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.
NFL Playoff Field Set
The NFL playoffs are officially set after the regular season concluded Sunday evening. The Buffalo Bills inspired fans with a win against the New England Patriots after coming off a week where Bills safety Damar Hamlin survived a cardiac arrest. On the opening kickoff, Bills running back Nyheim Hines returned the ball for a 96-yard touchdown. Then in the third quarter, Hines did it again, taking another kickoff 101 yards to score. The Bills eventually bested the Pats, 35-23. Damar Hamlin was transferred from Ohio to a hospital in Buffalo this afternoon, where he will continue his recovery before making the transition home.
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