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Jill Biden will soon sit down with Kelly Clarkson for her first solo television interview since Joe Biden was sworn in, the first lady’s office announced today.

A spokesperson for Jill Biden said the interview will be aired next Thursday, on “The Kelly Clarkson Show: White House Edition with the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden”.

NEW! @FLOTUS will sit down with @KellyClarkson for her FIRST solo TV interview, when @KellyClarksonTV comes to the White House! “The Kelly Clarkson Show: White House Edition with the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden” will air Thursday, Feb. 25 #kellyoke

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly threatened a Democratic legislator with political retribution as his administration faces criticism for concealing the extent of coronavirus deaths in long-term care facilities.

CNN reports:

Describing an alleged exchange with the governor that has not been previously reported, Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim told CNN that he received a call on his cell phone from the governor last week as he was bathing his children at home.

‘Gov. Cuomo called me directly on Thursday to threaten my career if I did not cover up for Melissa [DeRosa] and what she said. He tried to pressure me to issue a statement, and it was a very traumatizing experience,’ Kim said. Cuomo proceeded to tell the assemblyman that ‘we’re in this business together and we don’t cross certain lines and he said I hadn’t seen his wrath and that he can destroy me,’ according to Kim. …

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Source: theguardian