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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Justice Department told Gov. Tom Wolf's office on Thursday that it has decided not to open an investigation into whether Pennsylvania violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept residents who had been treated for COVID-19 in a hospital.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators nervous.

Nursing home facilities are in charge of keeping our most vulnerable safe and yet the coronavirus has left them battered. How did it come to be that our most vulnerable were left so at risk to this deadly disease? Bill Hammond, Public Health Policy expert at the Empire Center who uncovered New York's nursing home scandal weighs in.

Last summer there was talk of replacing Joe Biden with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination. Now, his future is less bright as he's besieged with a crisis on two fronts, sexual harassment claims and a cover-up of COVID deaths in nursing homes. What does the future hold for the Democrats once brightest star?

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