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Retail trade group slams Texas and Mississippi for lifting mask mandates, saying it puts workers at risk

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Joanne Millar store manger of Joules in Belfast places a sign in the shop window advising customers that face masks must be worn at all times as face coverings are now compulsory for shoppers.
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Texas and Mississippi governors announced mask mandates will be lifted.
Retail trade group RILA opposes the moves and calls it a "premature victory celebration."
Retail workers have had to enforce mask rules and risk dangerous confrontations in the last year.
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The Texas winter storm could cost insurers over $20 billion

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Repairing damage from the Texas winter storm could cost insurance companies more than $20 billion. In just a week, state and local governments spent almost $100 million on emergency response. We look into why the polar vortex has been so expensive for Texas. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Read the original article on Business Insider
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New York Democratic lawmakers say they're open to impeaching Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under increasing pressure from fellow Democrats.
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Several New York state lawmakers shared their thoughts with Insider on the fate of Andrew Cuomo.
While the Democrats largely agreed on wanting Cuomo to resign, they disagreed on impeachment.
Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, an influential progressive, said Cuomo should be impeached if he doesn't resign.
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New York lawmakers from the Democratic side of the aisle are calling for accountability in the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's growing...
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Texas Gov. Abbott opening state '100%' and lifting mask mandate a day after CDC warned states not to relax COVID restrictions

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is allowing businesses to open "100% and lifting the mask mandate.
Texas is seeking an uptick in cases after the winter storm and has numerous hotspot counties.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky warned this week that states shouldn't let their guards down.
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