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New York Rep. Joe Morelle (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that his vaccination against the virus prevented a more severe infection.

What they're saying: "After experiencing mild symptoms, I have tested positive for COVID-19," Morelle wrote on Twitter. "I have followed all guidance from the Center for Disease Control & my physician and will remain isolated until it is safe to resume official duties. Thankfully, I'm fully vaccinated so my symptoms remain mild."

  • "I urge everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves — and our community — from the severe impacts this disease can have."

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DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tests positive for COVID-19

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Photo: Patrick Semansky/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday morning.

Driving the news: Mayorkas, who is vaccinated, tested positive during "routine pre-travel protocols," DHS spokesperson Marsha Espinosa announced in a tweet.

Climate reckoning for oil and gas CEOs

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Top executives from ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and Shell will face a reckoning on Capitol Hill Thursday, as they're grilled on evidence that their companies knew for years that their products were driving climate change but chose to downplay or deny it.

Why it matters: The hearing before the House Oversight Committee will be the first time these executives have been brought together to provide sworn testimony regarding what they knew about the ties between their company's products and climate change, and when they knew it.

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Nor'easter slams East Coast with flooding rain and powerful winds

A residential area in Middlesex County as floodwater from the nor'easter covers streets in New Jersey on Tuesday. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A monster storm was slamming the Northeast with record rainfall and powerful winds over Tuesday night — causing flash flooding that resulted in people having to be rescued in New Jersey and New York roads to close.

Threat level: All of southern New England westward to New York City and northern New Jersey was under the threat of flash flooding and coastal flooding from the nor'easter through Tuesday night into early Wednesday, per the National Weather Service.