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      WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans have a special op- portunity to sign up for govern- ment-subsidized health insurance, but residents of two states – Connecticut and Idaho – had better act fast.
Though President Joe Biden directed the federally run to reopen enrollment from Feb. 15 through May 15, the 14 states that operate their own insur- ance exchanges don’t have to go along.
Connecticut’s special enroll- ment period is scheduled to end March 15, although it could be extended.
Idaho, the last state to decide whether to participate, an- nounced Monday that enroll- ment won’t begin until March 1 and will end March 31.
One month is a "reasonable and effective timeframe" since the state extended the deadline for 2021 coverage by two weeks in December, said Meghan
McMartin, a spokeswoman for Your Health Idaho, the state’s insurance exchange.
Access Health CT, the insur- ance exchange for Connecticut residents, will assess near the end of its one-month special enrollment period whether an additional extension is needed.
Former President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani are being accused of conspiring with the far- right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers to incite the January 6 insurrection in a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court by the Dem- ocratic chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee that cites a post- Civil War law designed to combat violence and intimi- dation by the Ku Klux Klan.
The lawsuit, filed by Mis-
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is extending a ban on housing foreclosures to June 30 to help homeowners struggling during the coronavirus pan- demic.
The moratorium on fore- closures of federally guaran- teed mortgages had been set to expire on March 31. On his first day in office, Biden had extended the morato- rium from Jan. 31. Census Bureau figures show that al- most 12% of homeowners with mortgages were late on their payments.
A Manhattan judge on Tuesday dismissed all charges against a white woman who called the cops on a Black bird watcher in Central Park for requesting she leash her dog.
Assistant District Attorney Joan Illuzzi said prosecu- tors were satisfied with Amy Cooper’s progress in a pro- gram designed to have her take responsibility for the widely-condemned incident on May 25 inside Central Park’s Ramble.
“When this incident oc- curred, the people carefully
sissippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson in his personal capacity, is the first civil action filed against the former President related to the attack at the U. S. Capitol and comes days after the Senate acquitted Trump in his impeachment trial.
If it proceeds, it would mean the former President and others would be subject to discovery and depositions, potentially exposing details and evidence that weren't re- leased during the Senate im- peachment trial.
The White House says the coordinated actions an- nounced Tuesday by the De- partments of Housing and Urban Development, Veter- ans Affairs and Agriculture also will extend to June 30 the enrollment window for borrowers who want to re- quest mortgage payment forbearance — a pause or re- duction in payments — and will provide up to six addi- tional months of forbear- ance for borrowers who entered forbearance on or before June 30 of last year.
Cooper, a civilian in the park,” Assistant District At- torney Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said.
When Christian began filming Amy’s refusal to leash the dog in cellphone video that quickly went viral, she’s seen pulling her cell- phone out and dramatically placing a 911 call.
District Attorney Illuzzi- Orbon said Christian’s wishes not to bring charges against Amy didn’t deter prosecutors from mounting a case against her to send a message to the broader com- munity.
examined the facts and evi- dence regarding what had oc- curred between the defendant and Christian
Biden Has Reopened Obamacare Enrollment
House Democrat Sues Donald Trump For Conspiracy To Incite US Capitol Riot
Biden Extends Pandemic Help For Homeowners, Renters Wait
Charges Dismissed Against Amy Cooper For Calling NYPD On Black Bird Watcher In Central Park

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