Roundup: Nurses' Union Condemns Relaxed Masks Restrictions; NBA Playoff Seeding Finalized; Suez Canal Widened

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Count National National Nurses United condemns CDC's relaxation of mask recommendations... NBA playoff seeding finalized... Stephen Curry secures scoring title... Suez Canal will be widened by over 100 feet to avoid repeat blockage... Top AP editor calls for probe into Israeli airstrike... Photo emerges of Republican Andrew Clyde barricading chamber doors during US Capitol attack after he compared rioters to ‘tourists’... NYPD banned from NYC pride parades until 2025 by organizers... Fred Upton calls out 'bogus' claims made by fellow Republicans concerning Capitol riots... Liz Cheney continues to hammer GOP... Italian port workers refuse shipment to Israel... UK withholds backing for Biden’s global business tax plan... Ricky Schroder films himself confronting Costco employee over mask policy...

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