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NYU doctors told they can withhold ventilators from some patients — and warned not to tell the press

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On Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported that New York University’s Langone Health has told emergency room doctors that they have “sole discretion” over who gets to use ventilators, and that they are empowered to “think critically about who we intubate” and “withhold futile intubations.”

The email, sent out on March 28 from ER chief Dr. Robert Femia, also warned that doctors who talk to the press about this policy could face discipline.

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NYU Langone Health spokesman Jim Mandler said Dr. Femia’s email was merely reiterating policy that is always in place at the hospital, and added that the center is “not at the point in which these judgments need to be made within the current scope of care.”

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Legal experts weigh in on Supreme Court rulings on Trump’s financial records

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The U.S. Supreme Court, on July 9, handed down two anxiously awaited decisions dealing with access to President Donald Trump’s financial records — one in Trump v. Vancethe other in Trump v. Mazars.

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Megachurch denies throwing ‘COVID-19 parties’ after death of Florida teen

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A Florida megachurch at the center of a major controversy surrounding the death of a local teenager is denying claims that it was throwing "COVID-19 parties."

The Christian Post reports that the First Assembly of God, a church based in Fort Myers, Florida, is denying claims that it held mass gatherings for teenage parishioners in which they were not required to wear face masks or socially distance.

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Stylist fired for refusing to cut Black girl’s hair: ‘She made fun of the color of my skin’

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A Massachusetts stylist was fired after insulting a Black family who had scheduled haircuts.

Damalyn Ellslager-Matthews brought her three children -- ages 7, 5 and 2 -- into Supercuts in Westboro last week, along with her 21-year-old niece, but a stylist balked at cutting their hair, reported WBZ-TV.

“Now this lady told [the niece, who is white], ‘You should have told us you were Black when you made the appointment,’” Damalyn said. “[My daughter] is so naive she says, ‘Well, I’m not Black, my skin’s brown -- can you trim my hair anyways?’”

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