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Amid COVID-19, Trump administration reopens immigration courts, putting judges, lawyers, immigrants at risk

NEW ORLEANS — A labor union representing the nation’s immigration judges filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Trump administration, arguing that the government is stifling the judges’ rights to speak publicly on key issues, including the threat of COVID-19 to their lives and to public health.

The judges’ lawsuit is the latest signal of deep distrust between the professionals who work in the nation’s immigration courts and President Donald Trump’s administration. The lawsuit comes as the government moves to reopen immigration courts it had previously closed because of the pandemic. 

Ashley Tabbador, a Los Angeles-based immigration judge who is president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, said the government has released little information on how it makes decisions on opening and closing courts because of coronavirus concerns. 

“If you’re not going to share information and you’re not going to tell us what standards are being used, and you’re essentially

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Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.
Restaurants face high fees from delivery apps. Uber buying Postmates will make it worse.

Nobu Shiozawa is determined to get customers his restaurant’s homemade tofu and sushi without using delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates.

That’s not easy these days. Thanks to COVID-19, New York City banned restaurant dining in March. So Shiozawa, who owns and manages in New York City, uses his own small crew to avoid high commissions from the apps, usually .

“If I start using the food delivery service providers during the pandemic, the number of orders and the amount of sales would be increased,” he admitted.

But then he would have to hire more workers to handle the extra orders, which was hard for him to justify with the high fees and the fact he cut more than 60 percent of his staff after the pandemic started.

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The brands now offering up to 70% off

We're talking John Lewis, Anthropologie, & Other Stories and more. (Getty Images)
We’re talking John Lewis, Anthropologie, & Other Stories and more. (Getty Images)

Yahoo Lifestyle is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change. 

The only thing better than the start of the summer sales? The end of them.

After all, this is when the biggest discounts come into effect giving you the opportunity to score up to 70% off that item you’ve been coveting for months.

From Anthropologie to ASOS, John Lewis, Sports Direct and more, we’ve listed the brands offering mega deals worth shopping.

Stocks are limited and these prices won’t stay low for long so move fast if you see something you love.

Shop the sales

Anthropologie

Anthropologie has up to 70% off selected items in their summer sale. Huge savings can be had on

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‘Anti-maskers’ say medical conditions prevent them from wearing masks, but doctors say that’s not a legitimate excuse

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medical coronavirus flu virus nyc street face mask gloves covid19 stores shut down closed restaurants social distancing delivery cox 14

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  • Some people are claiming they’re “exempt” from mask wearing due to medical conditions they won’t disclose, according to one doctor on Twitter

  • Doctors say that even people with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease should wear masks in public, and that there are ways to make the practice safer and more comfortable. 

  • Other arguments against wearing masks have been more about politics and choice than health conditions. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Face masks are currently recommended, if not required, in many public settings throughout the US in order to can help protect wearers from contracting or spreading the novel coronavirus. 

That’s because they work. A recent study out of the UK, for example, showed that mandates to wear masks could be enough to

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5 Stocks to Make the Most of Growing Technology Dependence

New coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 50,000 mark on Jul 1, once again raising fear in millions. Fresh coronavirus cases have been on the rise since the economy started reopening and now experts claim that the numbers could further rise in the days to come.

Fears of a second wave of coronavirus are looming already and it won’t come as a surprise if people once again start staying at home. Two months of at-home orders following the coronavirus outbreak have changed the way lives were led in the pre-COVID-19 era. With no signs of the virus receding, life has become a lot more technology dependent and in all likelihood will remain so.

New COVID-19 Cases Hit Record High

On Jul 1, United States recorded a whopping 52,000 new COVOD-19 cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally. Several states also imposed 14-day quarantines on visitors in the

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E-commerce boom doubles demand for DS Smith cardboard boxes

Amazon package
Amazon package

Online shopping during lockdowns has given a massive boost to cardboard box manufacturer DS Smith as demand for its packaging rockets.

Miles Roberts, chief executive of the FTSE 100 company that supplies customers across Europe and the US, said: “Every week for the past eight weeks has been busier than in the run up to Christmas despite the massive wider economic damage from coronavirus.”

In the UK, demand for DS Smith’s food and flower packaging has more than doubled, while clothes and leisure products packaging has been up more than 60pc.

Another growth area is medicine packaging, where demand has doubled.

“This is a long-term trend which is not going to go away,” Mr Roberts said. “People are staying out of A&E, doctors are sending out prescriptions and people are ordering medicine online.”

Markets Hub - DS Smith PLC
Markets Hub – DS Smith PLC

While online shopping has delivered a boost, DS Smith’s

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PM Johnson’s father flies to Greece despite ban

LONDON — The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing criticism for travelling to Greece despite U.K. government advice against international travel and a Greek ban on flights from Britain.

Stanley Johnson posted videos on Instagram taken from a plane with the words “Arriving in Athens this evening!” as well as a photo of himself in a mask in what appeared to be an airport. The elder Johnson, 79, has a villa in Greece.

Greece has banned flights from the U.K. until at least July 15. The Daily Mail reported that Stanley Johnson flew to Athens via Bulgaria. He told the newspaper he was visiting Greece on “essential business trying to COVID-proof my property.”

Opposition politicians accused the prime minister’s father of flouting lockdown rules.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— A predicted surge in U.S. job growth for June might not

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California nursing homes got insider access to Newsom’s health care regulators. Here’s how

On April 9, California nursing homes were already in a state of crisis. Employees were staying home, fearing for their safety without proper protection. Facilities reported deaths daily.

At 12:30 p.m. that day, the chief advocate for California’s nursing home industry dispatched an email to officials at the California Department of Public Health. The email listed seven urgent concerns facing nursing homes, including child care and housing for workers.

The most detailed priority on the list: “The continuing bleed of $$$ to respond to COVID.”

“We’ve been working … on getting rate increases but making that happen sooner than later will help,” the industry advocate wrote.

Increased protective equipment for staff members and testing were the final items on the list.

Those priorities came from Craig Cornett, the CEO of the California Association of Health Facilities, an industry group representing 80 percent of the nursing homes in the state.

Cornett’s

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Life Time Fitness Reopens With Coronavirus Safety Protocols

ROMEOVILLE, IL — Life Time Fitness opened its doors Saturday as the state moved to Phase 4 of the governor’s reopening plan amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“It feels great to be open again. We have such amazing team members and members here, we really missed all of them when we were closed,” said Jason Fox, general manager. “We have received overwhelmingly positive responses from our members. They are so appreciative of the club being open again and have expressed gratitude for how clean we are keeping the club.”

As per the health directives, the center has taken the following measures to ensure safety of staff and members:

  • Increased spacing between equipment and within workout areas to allow for appropriate social distancing.

  • Constant, thorough cleaning of the club and overnight deep cleaning, using an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant and virucide that is known to be effective against emerging viral pathogens, including the

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If you really love Cornwall you’ll stay away this summer

Cornwall's unsullied coastline and the cute little towns are likely to tempt Britons looking for post-lockdown escapism - BEN IVORY
Cornwall’s unsullied coastline and the cute little towns are likely to tempt Britons looking for post-lockdown escapism – BEN IVORY

A couple of weeks into lockdown, some strangers entered a corner shop in one of Cornwall’s most visited towns. “Oh how wonderful!” they cooed. “You have everything! We’ve come down from London where the shelves are bare!” The owner told them that his stocks were for locals, and that they should “**** off”. Second-home owners have been banned from his premises ever since.

Forget King Arthur: the ballad of the Spar shop, as we call it, has quickly transmuted into local legend down here in Cornwall, where there’s nary a smile between us as we brace for an onslaught of visitors on Saturday, once overnight restrictions are lifted. Local Facebook groups are ablaze with frightened talk of cottages booked solid until September.

One friend, who has a shop in a

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