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Push to recall California governor gains steamNew York attorney general seeks to investigate Cuomo sexual harassment claimsSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 1.48pm GMT The US supreme court will hear a case tomorrow that could allow the court’s conservative majority to deal a major blow to the most powerful remaining provision of the Voting Rights Act, the 1965 law designed to prevent racial discrimination in voting.The case, Brnovich v Democratic National Committee, involves a dispute over two Arizona measures. One is a 2016 law that bans anyone other than a close family member or caregiver from collecting absentee ballots, sometimes called ballot harvesting. The second is a measure that requires officials to reject ballots cast in the wrong precinct, even if the voter has cast a vote in statewide races. Related: US supreme court could deal blow to provision protecting minority voters 1.42pm GMT Americans should be able to receive Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine within the next 24 to 48 hours, its chief executive said this morning after regulators approved the vaccine, making it the country’s third available one for the coronavirus, report Reuters.
The drugmaker was still on track to deliver 4 million vaccine doses this week, and 100 million doses by June, CEO Alex Gorsky told NBC News’ Today program in an interview.
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Author : Martin Belam
Publish date : 2021-03-01 13:48:21
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