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Jul 15, 2020

Despite months of warning, the US could soon run out of gloves, goggles, and body bags as coronavirus cases keep surging
Documents obtained by NBC News show the national stockpile is low on equipment, as medical workers continue reporting on shortages.

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Jul 15, 2020

Bahrain top court upholds death sentences against two activists
Bahrain's highest court upheld death sentences against two activists for bombing a convoy and killing a police officer, after convictions that human rights groups say were based on confessions extracted through torture. Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa lost their final appeal on Monday against death sentences that were initially handed down by a criminal court in December 2014. Security forces had arrested Moosa, a hotel employee, and Ramadhan, a security guard in Bahrain's international airport, in early 2014 after a policeman was killed in a bombing in al-Deir, a village northeast of Manama.

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Jul 15, 2020

'Turned out not to be a fish': Alligator rams kayaker into water on NC river
Peter Joyce said he's seen alligators before while kayaking, but one rammed him and his kayak Sunday while on the Waccamaw River in North Carolina.

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Jul 15, 2020

The president of Emirates says passengers will never again be as comfortable as they have been aboard the enormous, discontinued Airbus A380
In an interview with Business Insider, Emirates president Tim Clark said that nothing can measure up to the iconic Airbus A380 for the airline.

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Jul 15, 2020

Statue of BLM protester replaces toppled figure of 17th-century English slave trader
A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester was placed atop a pedestal in the city of Bristol, England.

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Jul 15, 2020

Flooded southern China braces for more storms
Heavy rain is forecast for five more days in the Yangtze River basin, China's meteorological agency said Wednesday, in a region already devastated by flooding this year. In some good news, the water level in China's biggest freshwater lake began to recede after setting a record Monday. Floodwaters have inundated villages, cities and farms in many parts of southern China.

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Jul 15, 2020

Tanker off UAE sought by US over Iran sanctions 'hijacked'
An oil tanker sought by the U.S. over allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran was hijacked on July 5 off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, a seafarers organization said Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear what happened aboard the Dominica-flagged MT Gulf Sky, though its reported hijacking comes after months of tensions between Iran and the U.S. David Hammond, the CEO of the United Kingdom-based group Human Rights at Sea, said he took a witness statement from the captain of the MT Gulf Sky, confirming the ship had been hijacked.

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Jul 15, 2020

Assam: Fifty dead and millions affected in India monsoon floods
Millions have been impacted with a heavy toll also reported on wildlife like tigers and rhinos.

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Jul 15, 2020

Statue of Black protester replaces toppled UK slave trader
An artist has erected a statue of a Black Lives Matter protester atop the plinth in the English city of Bristol formerly occupied by a statue of a slave trader. Marc Quinn created the life-size resin and steel likeness of Jen Reid, a protester photographed standing on the plinth after demonstrators pulled down the statue of Edward Colston and dumped it in Bristol's harbor on June 7. The statue, titled "A Surge of Power (Jen Reid)" was erected before dawn on Wednesday without approval from city officials.

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Jul 15, 2020

Philippine police deployed as virus cases forced into quarantine
Philippine police are being deployed to ensure people who test positive for the coronavirus and cannot self-isolate at home are taken to state-run quarantine centres, sparking warnings Wednesday of potential rights violations. The move comes as authorities step up efforts to slow the rapid spread of the disease by increasing testing, reimposing lockdowns, and building dozens of quarantine centres to isolate patients with mild symptoms. To clamp down on local transmission, police are accompanying health workers to the homes of people who have tested positive and taking them to government facilities if their homes are considered inadequate for self-isolation or if they live with "vulnerable" people, officials said.

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Jul 15, 2020

Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out
For months he's been anonymous, but now Prasad Dinesh, linked by Sri Lankan authorities to nearly half of the country's more than 2,600 coronavirus cases, is trying to clear his name, and shed some of the stigma of a heroin addiction at the root of his ordeal. Under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former army lieutenant colonel credited with helping end Sri Lanka's long civil war in 2009 with a brutal military campaign against separatists, the Indian Ocean island nation has used the armed forces to combat the virus. When Rajapaksa was elected president last year, a health unit was created in the intelligence service that sprang into action when COVID-19 first appeared, according to State Intelligence Service Assistant Director Parakrama de Silva.

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Jul 15, 2020

Despite physically distancing and wearing masks, 3 Arizona teachers who shared a classroom to online teach caught the coronavirus and one died
"My main thing is if we can't stay safe, how are our students going to stay safe?" Angela Skillings told WWBT.

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Jul 14, 2020

After 9 years, my father is finally closer to justice for his death at hands of police
He suffered from a mental illness and police busted his door down. Police got qualified immunity. No more.

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Jul 14, 2020

Jeff Sessions' Political Scalp Is a Warning to the Rest of Trump's GOP
If you need proof that Donald Trump's tenure will leave Republicans worse off—collectively and individually—than when they found him, please allow me to introduce you to Jeff Sessions, whose political career came to an abrupt close Tuesday night. Six years ago, Sessions was a powerful U.S. Senator. He had run unopposed for his fourth senate term, and Jesus Christ might have had a hard time defeating him in Alabama. Today, Sessions found himself handily rejected by his fellow Alabama Republicans in a political riches-to-rags story that it's hard to see as anything but a tragedy. Trump might never have become the Republican nominee, much less president, were it not for Sessions, who was the stunt candidate's first senate endorsement in February of 2016. Among other things, Sessions' support eviscerated the claims of Trump's then-rival Ted Cruz (who had spent months sucking up to Sessions) that Trump wasn't really a conservative. Trump-Backed Candidate Ends Jeff Sessions' Political Career Once ensconced in his dream job as Trump's attorney general, Sessions was almost immediately forced to choose between doing the right thing or demonstrating complete loyalty to Trump (aka, being his "Roy Cohn"). As Tim Alberta writes in American Carnage, Trump is "someone who values professional utility over personal relationships in the people he deals with, someone who shows regret for nothing he says or does, and someone who prizes loyalty above every other characteristic."By choosing to retain a sliver o

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Jul 14, 2020

Armed St. Louis homeowner says he's the victim of an intimidation campaign
Mark McCloskey joins Sean Hannity to discuss rumors that he will be indicted soon for his confrontation with protesters.

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Jul 14, 2020

California church says it will defy order limiting services during pandemic
Defying Governor Gavin Newsom's orders, a California pastor announced on Facebook that the pews at his Rocklin church will still be filled with people come Sunday morning.

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Jul 14, 2020

Cuomo announces help for renters impacted by COVID-19
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new rental assistance program for New York tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump touts 'silent majority' as he insists polls showing him losing to Joe Biden are 'fake'
Despite poll numbers that show him trailing Democrat Joe Biden by wide margins, President Trump said at the White House on Tuesday that he's doing better than anyone realizes in his quest for reelection.  

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump defends people who 'love' the Confederate flag and says they're 'not thinking about slavery'
Confederate leaders explicitly laid out in their constitution that the main goal of the Confederacy was to preserve slavery.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump twists stats on police brutality: 'more white people' are killed
In fact, studies have found that Black Americans are up to 3.5 times as likely to be killed by law enforcement Donald Trump has once again stoked racial grievances, telling an interviewer who asked a question about the police killing of George Floyd that white people also get killed by law enforcement in the US.In an echo of his comments on white nationalist marchers and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, when he said there were "fine people on both sides", the president did not take the opportunity to talk about the problem of racially-motivated police brutality on Tuesday but switched to talk about white victims.He then inaccurately argued that white Americans are dying more often at the hands of police than Black Americans.Trump was asked about the issue in an interview with CBS News' Catherine Herridge.She began: "Let's talk about George Floyd, you said George Floyd's death was a terrible thing.""Terrible," said Trump.Then Herridge followed with: "Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement?"The president immediately pivoted."And so are white people. So are white people," Trump said in response. "What a terrible question to ask. So are white people. More white people by the way. More white people." The President told @CBS_Herridge that "more White people" die at the hands of law enforcement in this country than African Americans:https://t.co/yvT0fqJk2B — Weijia Jiang (@weijia) July 14, 2020Herridge's question came in the aftermath of we

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Jul 14, 2020

China reports six new coronavirus cases for July 14
China reported on Wednesday six new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 14, up from three cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. China also reported four new asymptomatic patients, down from five a day earlier.

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Jul 14, 2020

Kansas freshman GOP Rep. Watkins charged with 3 felonies
A freshman Kansas congressman who had listed a UPS Inc. postal box as his residence on a state voter registration form was charged Tuesday with three felonies, including illegal voting. The charges against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins came three weeks before the state's Aug. 4 primary election with fellow Republicans pushing to oust him from the eastern Kansas seat he barely won in 2018, even though he's largely toed the conservative policy line and supported President Donald Trump. GOP critics already had worried that the months-long investigation into whether Watkins violated state election laws puts the 2nd District seat in play if he wins the primary.

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Jul 14, 2020

A new Cold War between U.S., China may have already begun. Here's what it might look like.
For decades, U.S. conventional wisdom held that if the West traded and engaged with China, it would open up its system and curb its behavior. No longer.

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Jul 14, 2020

White House Orders Hospitals to Bypass CDC Even as Agency Director Prepares for ‘the Most Difficult Times'
The White House is now requiring hospitals around the country to change how they report data on COVID-19 patients in a move that effectively bypasses the nation's largest public health agency. In a letter from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the agency mandated that hospitals send information on their COVID-19 patients directly to a database managed by HHS rather than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The order outlining the alteration claims it will help federal agencies move from manual data entry to automated, which would streamline the collection and dissemination of coronavirus data for multiple federal agencies that will have access to the database. The document reads: "As of July 15, 2020, hospitals should no longer report the Covid-19 information in this document to the National Healthcare Safety Network site," a clearinghouse of data on infectious diseases operated by the CDC since 2008.The shift in data collection, long the responsibility of the CDC, arose after Dr. Deborah Birx, the chief medical officer on the White House's coronavirus task force, said in a conference call with hospital executives several weeks ago that healthcare facilities were not adequately reporting their data. CDC employees were shocked at the change, according to The New York Times.Some public health experts, though, said that the move is the latest in a long line of the Trump administration poli

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Jul 14, 2020

Virginia police are searching for people posting flyers calling on residents to 'pray for white Americans in 2020'
Virginia police are investigating white supremacist flyers that are appearing in local resident mailboxes across the state.  

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump slams Los Angeles for ‘terrible decision' to keep schools closed
"It is a balancing act but we have to open the schools," the president said.

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Jul 14, 2020

Fact check: DeVos never said 'only' 0.02% of children will die if schools reopen in the fall
Numerous posts on social media claim Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said "only" 0.02% of children will die of COVID-19. She never said that.

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Jul 14, 2020

Joe Biden targets President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US economy
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden lays out his 'Build America Better' plan; reaction on 'The Five.'

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Jul 14, 2020

Timing of Carlson's vacation familiar to Fox News viewers
Maybe the trout will be running this week for Fox News' Tucker Carlson. In only one case — Bill O'Reilly's trip to Europe following reports of sexual misconduct settlements with women — did the vacation become permanent. Carlson said that the online comments by former writer Blake Neff were wrong, but had nothing to do with his show.

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Jul 14, 2020

US Postmaster General tells postal workers to leave mail behind if it slows down their route
The US Postal Service is in a financial crisis, and is now instructing workers to avoid logging overtime — even if it means leaving mail behind.

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Jul 14, 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted to hospital for possible infection
Ginsburg is "resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days and receive intravenous antibiotic treatment," the Supreme Court said.

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Jul 14, 2020

Donald Trump Jr., Ted Cruz, and other top Republicans praise New York Times editor Bari Weiss' resignation letter slamming the paper
Donald Trump Jr. claimed Weiss' resignation exposed the "rampant attacks on anyone who breaks from the far-left narrative."

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Jul 14, 2020

Confederate statues stored at Richmond waste water plant
At least some of the Confederate monuments that have been recently removed from places of prominence in Richmond, Virginia, are being stored on the grounds of a waste water treatment plant, photographs show. Photos taken this week by The Associated Press and Richmond Times-Dispatch show a collection of statues and other large objects under tarps at the facility just outside the city's downtown. On July 1, Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city property in Richmond, a onetime capital of the Confederacy.

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Jul 14, 2020

$600 weekly jobless benefit will likely lapse before more aid is passed
Laid off workers would see a lapse in the additional benefits — reducing their weekly income by more than two-thirds in many states.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump: ‘More White People' Are Killed by Cops and How Dare Anyone Suggest Blacks Have it Bad
Following weeks of nationwide protests over a spate of police killings of Black people, President Donald Trump has claimed that "more white people" actually die at the hands of law enforcement.The president made the comment after appearing to briefly lose it when asked about the hot button topic in a CBS News interview."Why are African-Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?" host Catherine Herridge asked, prompting the president to immediately recoil."So are white people. So are white people! What a terrible question to ask," he huffed. "So are white people."Studies have shown that Black men are about 3.5 times more likely than white men to die in police custody. White men were killed by the police in the highest numbers between 2013 and 2017, but white people account for a greater percentage of the U.S. population than Black people, according to a Harvard study.Trump has made white grievance politics and the culture war a centerpiece of his re-election push in recent weeks, defending Confederate memorials and military bases named after Confederate generals even as he derides those who took part in anti-racism protests as "bad, evil people" seeking to destroy the country.  Beyond that, he's targeted the only full-time Black NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, falsely accusing him of perpetrating a hate-crime "hoax" after a suspected noose was discovered in his garage at Alabama's Talladega Superspeedway last month. Trump took to

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Jul 14, 2020

US Navy says it is 'too early to tell' if the badly burnt warship that has been on fire for days can be saved
"We still have an active fire that we are combatting from both within and outside the ship," a Navy admiral told reporters Tuesday.

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Jul 14, 2020

Civilian searcher says Army overlooked evidence after Vanessa Guillen's death
Vanessa Guillen, 20, a soldier, disappeared from Fort Hood in Texas on April 22, sparking a search and international attention.

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Jul 14, 2020

Former veteran hospital nursing assistant pleads guilty to murder charges in string of insulin deaths
Reta Mays was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder.

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Jul 14, 2020

8 Marines Earn Valor Awards for Daring Afghanistan Helo Raid with Hours of Close Combat
Eight Marine Raiders recognized for their actions during the April 10, 2019, mission in southern Afghanistan.

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Jul 14, 2020

Authorities in Belarus to charge anti-government protesters with rioting for clashing with police
Authorities in Belarus are threatening to charge anti-government protesters with rioting after hundreds of people took to the streets of the capital Minsk to protest a decision to block two main rivals of President Alexander Lukashenko from running in the upcoming presidential election. The Belarusian Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that about 250 were detained at the impromptu protest on Tuesday after the country's Central Election Commission rejected main opposition candidates, citing alleged violations including incorrect income declarations and a failure to gather required signatures. Hundreds of people took to the streets of Minsk on Tuesday evening, walking peacefully and clapping as passing drivers honked their horns in support. The rally grew violent after plainclothes officers started to rough people up. Remaining protesters scuffled with police and chanted "Shame!". Anti-government rallies also took place in a number of provincial cities including Brest and Gomel.

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Jul 14, 2020

Violent clashes in Belarus after President Lukashenko's rivals are blocked from standing in election
More than 100 people were arrested at protests in Belarus on Tuesday after government officials blocked President Alexander Lukashenko's main rivals from running in an election in a few weeks. Hundreds of people took to the streets of the capital Minsk, walking peacefully and clapping as passing drivers honked their horns in support. But in scenes previously unseen during a recent wave of protests, some also scuffled with police and others cried out "Shame!" and whistled. Rallies also took place in a number of provincial cities including Brest and Gomel. Human rights group Viasna said more than 100 people, including more 70 in Minsk, were detained. Those arrested included about 10 journalists. Mr Lukashenko, a former collective farm chief, has been president for 26 years and will seek his sixth term in the election on August 9. He will stand against four candidates.

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Jul 14, 2020

The St. Louis couple that aimed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters received dozens of offers to replace a firearm that was seized by police, their attorney says
Police seized Mark and Patricia McCloskey's rifle in a search warrant. Since then, the couple has received over 50 offers to replace it, their lawyer said.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump news: White House rescinds policy banning international students from online courses amid mounting criticism and lawsuits
After cancelling a campaign rally that was scheduled for New Hampshire on 11 July, Donald Trump made up for lost time by launching a nearly one-hour attack against Joe Biden from the White House Rose Garden as the president went down a literal list of grievances and the Democratic presidential candidate's platform pitches, which the president had grossly mischaracterised.Moments earlier, the administration rescinded controversial new measures that would have effectively banned any international students from living in the United States during the fall months amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the news being announced after a court hearing that lasted just minutes.

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Jul 14, 2020

Reparations for slavery are back on the table. Here's how likely it is lawmakers take action on them and what it could mean.
Proponents say they're necessary to right centuries of oppression and inequality.

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Jul 14, 2020

Massachusetts sues Uber, Lyft over driver status as contractors
The complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court claims Uber and Lyft violate state minimum wage, hour and sick time laws. "Uber and Lyft have built their billion-dollar businesses while denying their drivers basic employee protections and benefits for years," Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump says school districts making a "terrible decision" by not reopening
The president said school districts that don't reopen in the fall are making a "mistake."

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Jul 14, 2020

Lindsey Graham Attempting to Declassify FBI Memo on Steele Source Who Undermined Dossier
Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) revealed on Tuesday that he is attempting to declassify an FBI memo describing an interview with a crucial source for the Steele dossier, whose comments undermined the dossier's assertions.The source was dossier author Christopher Steele's only direct source inside Russia for many of the allegations included in the dossier. The Justice Department Inspector General report released in December 2019 noted that the individual, referred to as the "Primary Sub-Source," has since disputed various claims in the dossier, including that Trump-campaign officials colluded with Russian operatives during the 2016 election. The Primary Sub-Source made the allegations against the Steele dossier in an interview with the FBI."There's a memo about that interview," Graham said Tuesday in a podcast with Fox News host Trey Gowdy. "[DOJ Inspector General Michael] Horowitz found it — it was 40 pages. My staff has finally gotten a look at it. It's classified. I'm going to try to get it unclassified."Horowitz's December report found that the FBI had committed numerous errors in its applications for FISA warrants to surveil former Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page. Four footnotes in the report declassified in April revealed that the FBI received evidence in January 2017 that Russian operatives fed disinformation to Steele to be used in the dossier."I believe that the dossier, which was the key component of getting the warrant against Car

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Jul 14, 2020

Photo shows Arizona's governor without a mask at party with no social distancing days before telling constituents to 'arm yourself with a mask'
Cases have skyrocketed in Arizona recently, with record high hospitalizations and deaths climbing over 2,000 as the state rolls back its reopening.

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Jul 14, 2020

A Black teen didn't do her online schoolwork during the pandemic. A judge sent her to juvenile detention.
Black youth in Michigan are incarcerated more than 4 times as often as white youth. The governor had discouraged such sentences due to the pandemic.

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Jul 14, 2020

No bodies found yet in search for Tulsa massacre victims
Archaeologists resumed searching a Tulsa cemetery on Tuesday but found no signs of human remains from victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, state Archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said. The search of Tulsa's Oaklawn Cemetery had thus far turned up only common household items such as broken bottles, in addition to a shell casing that is likely not related to the massacre, Stackelbeck said. "I know that anything to do with firearms is going to be of interest," but "shell casings ar going to something that is found at the scene of the crime, not the scene of the burial," Stackelbeck said.

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Jul 14, 2020

Police can't access LAPD gang database records after scandal
New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that spikes in New York crime are not related to police budget cuts but people needing to pay rent and feed their children.In a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, reported by The Hill, AOC was questioned about the significant rise in crime in the city.

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Jul 14, 2020

'We absolutely have to': Pelosi willing to cancel August recess for deal on another coronavirus relief package
Speaker Nancy Pelosi will delay or cancel Congress' August recess if negotiators need more time to reach a deal on a coronavirus relief package that is expected to include a renewal of beefed-up unemployment benefits and more federal assistance to state governments in order to address the Covid-19 pandemic."We absolutely have to. We also have to come to an agreement. The timetable is the timetable of the American people needing their unemployment insurance, their direct payments, their assistance for rent and mortgage foreclosure forbearance," and other federal aid programmes Democrats have proposed, Ms Pelosi said in an interview with CNN on Monday.

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell posed as journalist called Janet Marshall to buy luxury hideout, prosecutors say
Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly posed as a British journalist to secretly buy the luxury mansion where she was arrested earlier this month.The 58-year-old is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn facing charges of trafficking, sexual exploitation and abuse of minors, following her arrest on 2 July.

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Jul 14, 2020

U.S. House Republican Morgan Griffith tests positive for coronavirus
Republican U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said on Tuesday, making him at least the 10th member of Congress with a COVID-19 infection either confirmed or presumed by doctors. Griffith, 62, has been in self-imposed isolation since being tested. A member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Griffith has participated in hearings and news conferences on Capitol Hill, including an outdoor news conference last week to push for reopening U.S. schools.

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Jul 14, 2020

Remains of Aztec palace, house built by Hernán Cortés found near Mexico City plaza
Mexican officials said the remains of the Aztec palace and house built by Hernán Cortés were found near the Plaza del Zócalo.

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Jul 14, 2020

American Federation of Teachers president on safely reopening schools
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten on options to reopen schools amid coronavirus pandemic.

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Jul 14, 2020

Rabbi hurt in California synagogue shooting admits fraud
The longtime leader of a Southern California synagogue who was wounded in a deadly attack at the house of worship he founded pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud that disguised charitable contributions for personal gain. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for fraud but prosecutors will recommend probation as part of a plea agreement. Robert Brewer, the U.S. attorney in San Diego, said it was "a very difficult day for all of us."

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Jul 14, 2020

Removing names that hurt
Francois Camille Abello, 65, died in a suspected suicide in his cell in Jakarta, police say.

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Jul 14, 2020

US Navy warship challenges China in South China Sea as US blasts Beijing's 'unlawful' claims and 'gangster tactics'
The US "will not let China claim the South China Sea as its own," a senior US State Department official said Tuesday.

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Jul 14, 2020

Delta CEO promises empty middle seats beyond September but admits, 'It's not going to last forever'
Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the airline's surveys show blocked middle seats are the top reason travelers are buying Delta tickets today.

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Jul 14, 2020

Native Americans say Washington's name change 'signals the beginning' of further reckoning
Buoyed by the Black Lives Matter movement, Native Americans score victories with the Washington football team's name change and a Supreme Court ruling on Oklahoma land.

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Jul 14, 2020

Police across Virginia are searching for people who are putting up offensive flyers calling on residents to 'pray for white Americans in 2020'
The flyers, packaged in ziplock bags with bird seeds, were placed in mailboxes and called for "100% Americanism."

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Jul 14, 2020

A black bear opened the front door of a Colorado home, let itself in, and attacked a man inside
A man staying in the Aspen home said he awoke in the middle of the night to a massive black bear in his kitchen rummaging through the refrigerator.

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Jul 14, 2020

5 Years Ago, New Horizons Reached Pluto—and We Never Stopped Learning
The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar.

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Jul 14, 2020

Thousands of protesting Israelis call on Netanyahu to resign
Thousands of Israelis on Tuesday demonstrated outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on the embattled leader to resign as he faces a trial on corruption charges and grapples with a deepening coronavirus crisis. Netanyahu has seen his popularity drop in recent weeks as he comes under criticism from a series of directions. A loose-knit movement has held a number of demonstrations saying that Netanyahu is unfit to lead at a time when he is on trial.

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Jul 14, 2020

Fact check: A fake tweet claims AOC urged governors to shut down businesses to hurt Trump
There is no evidence that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted the anti-Trump message shared by a Republican congressional candidate on social media.

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Jul 14, 2020

'MythBusters' Host Grant Imahara, Dead at 49, Embodied the Pop Mech Spirit
The partnership between Chinese tech companies and the Chinese Communist Party is threatening global Internet freedom. But the U.S. has the chance to push back and safeguard online free speech and privacy worldwide.Last Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News's Laura Ingraham that the U.S. is "certainly looking at" banning TikTok, a video-sharing social-media platform owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, over its ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).Pompeo cited the threat of "Chinese surveillance" to national security, as TikTok user data is surely being passed on to the CCP. A day later, in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, President Trump took a different tack, listing a ban on TikTok as "one of many" potential ways to punish the Chinese government for its hand in the coronavirus pandemic.TikTok is no stranger to U.S. scrutiny. Government agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security have banned the app for security reasons. And last year, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department investigated the company after it was alleged to have used data from users under 13 years of age in violation of American privacy laws. It was recently reported that the app may have failed to address regulators' concerns on that front.It might seem strange that an app known for making harmless, entertaining videos go viral would be the center of so much controversy. But the problem isn't the content TikTok allows users to share with the world; it's the

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Jul 14, 2020

Tulsa race massacre: Search continues for mass grave site from 1921
Archaeologists and dig crews have resumed the excavation of a suspected mass grave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the site of one of the bloodiest episodes of racist violence in the US.A white mob terrorised hundreds of black Americans during a nearly two-day massacre on 31 May 1921. Armed white men, backed by Oklahoma officials and law enforcement, shot at black residents, bombed buildings and set them ablaze, destroying 35 blocks of homes, businesses, churches and schools in the city's prosperous Greenwood neighbourhood, known as Black Wall Street.

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Jul 14, 2020

Writer and editor Bari Weiss leaves New York Times over 'bullying' and 'harassment' from colleagues
Opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss is leaving the New York Times claiming she has been bullied and harassed by colleagues over her often controversial opinion articles, and alleging that Twitter is the paper's 'ultimate editor'.Ms Weiss has been a polarising figure for the paper and she frequently generated backlash on social media for her opinions. She is leaving the paper amid a debate in the elite media over the role of journalists and the prevalence of "cancel culture" within the industry.

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Jul 14, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell Pleads Not Guilty in Epstein Sex Trafficking Ring Charges
Jeffrey Epstein's accused madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, has pleaded not guilty to recruiting and grooming underage girls in the financier's sex-trafficking scheme.On Tuesday afternoon, Maxwell appeared at the arraignment, initial scheduling conference and bail hearing remotely via video conference from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan set Maxwell's trial for July 12, 2021. Assistant U.S. prosecutor Alison Moe said the trial would take two weeks, including another week set aside for jury selection.Moe said discovery in the case would include search warrant returns, subpoena returns including business records, photographs and searches from electronic devices. It also will include prior investigative files from the FBI, relating to Epstein's 2007 criminal case in the Southern District of Florida. Maxwell was arrested July 2 at a luxurious New Hampshire hideaway she'd purchased for nearly $1 million in cash last December, while allegedly dodging the feds. She faces four counts related to child sex trafficking and two counts of perjury in a bust that came a year after Epstein's own arrest on a New Jersey tarmac. The charges relate to incidents involving three victims as young as 14, between 1994 and 1997. If convicted, the 58-year-old disgraced socialite could spend 35 years behind bars.According to the indictment, Maxwell recruited and groomed underage girls for Epstein to sexually abuse. Prosecutors say she befriended the victims first, ask

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Jul 14, 2020

These states still require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test
States are opening back up, but some still require or recommend visitors self-quarantine for two weeks. Find out where.

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Jul 14, 2020

China declares primary election for pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong 'illegal'
China on Tuesday declared a primary election for pro-democracy parties in Hong Kong "illegal", saying it violated the new national security law. More than 600,000 residents voted over the weekend in an unofficial ballot to determine which candidates to put forward for the September election to the Legislative Council, the Beijing-dominated body that oversees the city. The city's leader Carrie Lam said on Monday that the voting was subversive in that it was an attempt to undermine the parliament and deliberately block government proposals. "If this so-called primary election's purpose is to achieve the ultimate goal of delivering what they called ‘35-plus' [the majority of lawmakers], with the objective of objecting or resisting every policy initiative of the HKSAR government, it may fall into the category of subverting the state power - one of the four types of offences under the national security law," Ms Lam said. "I am not saying it has breached (the law), but I have to put forward a warning that if that's going to be proven to be the case, then it's certainly a case to be answered." Beijing's Liaison office in the city later released a strongly worded statement, saying the vote was an attempt to overthrow the government and accusing one of the organisers, Benny Tai, who co-founded the National Occupy Movement, of colluding with foreign powers. "Tai was the culprit behind the chaos in Hong Kong and the representative for colluding foreign powers," the statement s

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Jul 14, 2020

Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower defaced; mayor says 'nice try'
The NYPD tweeted video footage Tuesday morning that shows a man wearing a baseball cap and mask pouring red paint on the street mural.

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Jul 14, 2020

Timbuktu's jihadist police chief before ICC for war crimes
He is charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity, rape and making girls marry militants.

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Jul 14, 2020

2 states added to Chicago travel quarantine order
Two more states were added to Chicago's mandatory travel quarantine order.

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Jul 14, 2020

Trump insisted schools should be reopened when asked about an Arizona teacher who died from the coronavirus
Trump was asked about the death of an Arizona teacher in a Monday news conference. He avoided directly answering the question.

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Jul 14, 2020

Elon Musk says he still supports Kanye West's bid for the presidency, but he thinks '2024 would be better than 2020'
Musk still backs West's presidential bid despite a deleted tweet in which he appeared to waver in his support.

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Jul 14, 2020

Afghanistan faces 'catastrophe' as COVID-19 cases grow: Red Crescent
Afghanistan faces "catastrophe" as growing COVID-19 cases stretch a health infrastructure already severely weakened by decades of war, the Afghan Red Crescent Society said on Tuesday. "Afghanistan is on the edge of potential health, social and economic catastrophes caused by COVID-19 as the disease places a crippling burden on one of the 10 most fragile states in the world," the Red Crescent Society said in a statement. Red Crescent Secretary General Nilab Mobarez said acute protective equipment shortages and difficulties in accessing remote regions were hampering its COVID-19 response.

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Jul 14, 2020

Biden Threatens to Eliminate Filibuster If Republicans Prove Uncooperative
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden expressed on Monday a willingness to eliminate the Senate's practice of imposing a 60-vote threshold for most legislation, contingent upon Republicans' behavior."I think it's gonna depend on how obstreperous they become," he said of Senate Republicans in a wide-ranging Zoom interview with reporters, the Washington Post reported. "I have not supported the elimination of the filibuster because it's been used as often … the other way around [for Republicans' benefit], but I think you have to just take a look at it." The statement of support for measures that would allow legislation to pass the Senate with a simple majority vote marks a positional shift from the former vice president who spent more than 35 years as a senator and opposed ending the filibuster as recently as February.President Trump expressed a desire to end the filibuster in a 2017 tweet saying,"With the ridiculous Filibuster Rule in the Senate, Republicans need 60 votes to pass legislation, rather than 51. Can't get votes, END NOW!"The former vice president said he hopes that with Trump out of office, Republicans will be willing to work with him on items like infrastructure. He also expressed optimism that the Democrats may grow to control 55 Senate seats in November.Biden believes he has a "pretty good record of being able to pull together Democrats and Republicans" and that he has been "fairly good" at understanding senators' limitations and trying

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Jul 14, 2020

Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit as Shootings Spike
Leaders in the black community are calling on the New York Police Department to bring back the plainclothes Anti-Crime Unit that was eliminated last month as shootings and murders spike across the city.About 600 undercover officers from the unit were set to be transferred to other assignments including detective work and policing neighborhoods, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said a month ago. The anti-crime unit, which was responsible for getting guns off the streets, had been criticized as stoking distrust in law enforcement in minority communities.Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, one of the African-American voices calling for action on gun violence, criticized the police force's decision to completely disband the unit. He deplored the recent deadly shooting of a one-year-old, one of the victims of New York City's recent spike in gun violence."I think that a total elimination is something we need to reevaluate," Adams said, CBS New York reported. "Right now, bad guys are saying if you don't see a blue and white you can do whatever you want."Tony Herbert, an activist in New York's black community, agreed and lamented the rise in violence, criticizing New York officials for their failure to address the situation."The guns keep going off and now we have a 1-year-old and the blood is on the hands of the mayor and the state Legislature," Herbert said.The decision to disband the anti-crime unit was also panned by Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch, who warned that co

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Jul 14, 2020

Controversial opinion editor Bari Weiss resigns from The New York Times
In her resignation letter, Weiss said she was quitting after facing "unlawful discrimination" and a "hostile work environment."

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Jul 14, 2020

Ole Miss moves Confederate statue from prominent campus spot


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Jul 14, 2020

Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court
The UN's top court on Tuesday backed Qatar in a bitter row with four Middle East nations that imposed an air blockade against Doha after accusing it of backing radical Islamists and Iran. The decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) covers a key part of the acrimonious standoff that erupted three years ago pitting Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates against Qatar. Qatar said after the decision that its rivals would "face justice".

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Jul 14, 2020

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia deadlocked on Nile dam in new talks
Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have failed to reach agreement at a new round of talks hosted by the African Union to regulate the flow of water from the giant Blue Nile hydropower dam built by Addis Ababa, the three countries said. The AU launched its mediation effort two weeks ago, involving eleven online sessions to end the deadlock over the filling and operation of the $4 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile, which flows into the Nile river.

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Jul 14, 2020

Nearly a century later, Tulsa is digging for evidence of mass graves in infamous race massacre
Mayor G.T. Bynum on 1921 slaughter of Black residents: "It should not have taken 99 years for us to be doing this investigation."

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Jul 14, 2020

Four more states added to New York quarantine order, Cuomo says
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday ordered those arriving in New York from an additional four states to quarantine for 14 days to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The newly added states - Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin - were all seeing 'significant' community spread of the virus, Cuomo said in a statement. Travelers arriving in New York from a total of 22 U.S. states are now required to quarantine for 14 days, according to Cuomo's order which was first issued in June.

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Jul 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Nearly 1,000 US immigration detention centre employees test positive for Covid-19
Nearly 1000 employees of companies contracted to run immigration detention centres in the US have tested positive for coronavirus.According to congressional testimony given by company executives, over 930 people employed by private contractors that run immigration detention centres have tested positive for the disease as of Monday.

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Jul 14, 2020

Joe Biden sets out aggressive plan to tackle climate change
Joe Biden's plan for rebuilding the economy hinges heavily on clean-energy investment and would rapidly reverse the Trump era's retreat on climate.

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Jul 14, 2020

Fact check: Rep. Ilhan Omar was not photographed at an al-Qaida training camp
A photo claiming to be of Rep. Ilhan Omar was taken in 1978, four years before she was born. Social media posts claiming this are false.

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Jul 14, 2020

How might China react to the UK's Huawei decision?
China has repeatedly threatened to retaliate if the UK Government reversed its decision on Huawei, with relations already under strain after Boris Johnson offered citizenship to up to three million people from Hong Kong fleeing tough new security laws. The Chinese government has not hinted what measures are being considered, but ongoing diplomatic spats with British allies including the US, Australia and Canada reveal a wide-ranging playbook. A key factor is how quickly China might be willing to allow relations with the UK to deteriorate. In the US, Canada and Australia, political elements have been critical of China for several years, while the UK is only now starting to push back against China's ambitions, said Kitty Smyth, the founder of Jingpinou, a UK consultancy specialising in China. Therefore, China may be "more likely to want to build on those pockets of support, rather than erode all relationships with the UK entirely", she added. Still, some level of reprisal is likely to take place as Beijing's swagger has grown with its new "wolf warrior" style of diplomacy, taking a much harder line in defiance of what it views as the West trying to diminish its place on the world stage.

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Jul 14, 2020

Austin mayor says Gov. Abbott made ‘big mistake' with earlier refusal to mandate masks
But Steve Adler also praised the governor for encouraging voluntary mask use more than his fellow Republicans.

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Jul 14, 2020

Tucker Carlson announces vacation after writer resigns over racist remarks
Fox News host also said ex-writer Blake Neff's comments were ‘wrong' but that he paid a ‘very heavy price'The Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded to the resignation of senior writer Blake Neff on Monday night, saying racist and misogynistic comments Neff made on an online forum were "wrong", but adding that the writer had paid a "very heavy price".Carlson also said he was taking a "long-planned" vacation. He did not say it was connected to Neff's resignation, which was announced last week after a CNN investigation found that he had written on the online forum under a pseudonym for years.One post, from 5 June, said: "Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down."Neff also maintained a thread for five years which contained sexist comments toward a woman and included personal details.Carlson, the most-watched cable news host in US history, often generates backlash with on-screen rants against migrants and liberals, controversy he uses as fuel for further tirades.Donald Trump is a committed viewer and there are whisperings among Republicans that the anchor could use his popularity to mount a presidential run in 2024.In a recent interview with Dartmouth University's alumni magazine, Neff, who starting writing for Carlson shortly after the host's Fox News show launched in November 2016, said: "Anything [Carlson's] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft is written by me."He had "gotten used to what [Carlson] likes and

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Jul 14, 2020

Daniel Lewis Lee: US executes first federal prisoner in 17 years
Triple murderer Daniel Lewis Lee is executed following a US Supreme Court ruling.

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Jul 14, 2020

Philippines to use police in house-to-house searches for COVID-19 cases
Philippine authorities and police will carry out house-to-house searches for COVID-19 patients to prevent wider transmission, a minister said on Tuesday, amid soaring death and infection numbers and some areas returning to a stricter lockdown. Interior Minister Eduardo Año urged the public to report cases in their neighbourhoods, warning that anyone infected who refused to cooperate faced imprisonment. The tough approach comes during a week where the Philippines recorded Southeast Asia biggest daily jump in coronavirus deaths and saw hospital occupancy grow sharply, after a tripling of infections since a tough lockdown was eased on June 1 to allow more movement and commerce.

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Jul 14, 2020

This Tennessee doctor caught coronavirus at a meeting about coronavirus. He nearly died.
Dr. Daniel Lewis, the chief medical officer of a hospital in East Tennessee, nearly died after catching coronavirus. His recovery took months.

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Jul 14, 2020

The mother of Korean Air's infamous 'nut rage' executive was convicted of assaulting her chauffeur
Lee Myung-hee, 70, the widow of Korean Air's founder was convicted in an incident with echoes of her daughter's meltdown over macadamia nuts.

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Jul 14, 2020

Family of one-year-old killed in NYC speaks out in emotional interview
Fox News contributor Lawrence Jones joins 'Fox & Friends' after conducting the interview.

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Jul 14, 2020

Chinese university sacks professor who criticised President Xi, friends say
In her resignation letter, Weiss said she was quitting after facing "unlawful discrimination" and a "hostile work environment."

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Jul 14, 2020

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins
Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that's critical to the battle for control of the Senate. Gideon, who's raised a staggering $23 million in her Senate bid, easily turned back challenges by activist Betsy Sweet and attorney Bre Kidman. Gideon is poised to further increase her haul: Her victory entitles her to $3.7 million from a crowdsourced fund for Collins' challenger that was established during the Senate fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation.

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Catalan leader demands investigation into Spain spying claim
The speaker of the Catalan regional parliament demanded Tuesday that the Spanish government launch an official investigation into reports that his cellphone was the target of espionage, allegedly by Spanish security services. Roger Torrent, a leading supporter of Catalonia's efforts to break away from Spain and become an independent country, said the reports "prove what we already knew: that the Spanish state spies on its political opponents." Demanding an investigation, he said in a televised statement, "It's important for the truth to come out."

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