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Jul 08, 2020

César Duarte: Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Miami
César Duarte fled Mexico in 2018 after being accused of embezzling millions to fund a lavish lifestyle.

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Jul 08, 2020

Little Rock passes Arkansas' first hate crime law
President Donald Trump said "everybody wants it." Teachers unions are calling it "brazen" decision-making.

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Jul 08, 2020

GOP Senators Preparing $1.3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package to Counter House Dems' Proposal
Republican senators are piecing together an additional coronavirus aid package to counter House Democrats' phase-4 aid proposal.The GOP bill in its current form will provide an additional $1.3 trillion in economic aid to U.S. taxpayers and businesses, CNN reported on Wednesday evening. House Democrats have already proposed their own $3 trillion aid package, however Senate Republicans have pushed back on the high price tag."It won't be $3 trillion. That bill is not going anywhere," Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said on Wednesday. The GOP proposal will likely include aid to schools, hospitals, and businesses, along with liability protections for companies.The Republican caucus has urged caution when passing additional aid packages, preferring to study the effects of previous legislation to make sure the aid is effective in keeping the U.S. economy afloat. McConnell said that talks with Democrats on a new round of aid would be more difficult "because of the proximity to the election.""It is unclear to me right now how we will resolve several contentious issues," Senator Chris Coons (D., Conn.) told CNN, echoing McConnell. "It's going to be a rough road. There are a lot of competing interests. A lot."House Democrats may also piece together an infrastructure spending bill to offset some of the economic effects of the pandemic. The idea for an infrastructure bill has received support from Republicans including President Trump, as well as

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Jul 08, 2020

Trump admin plans to block asylum seekers from U.S. by citing risk of COVID-19
Citing "potential international threats" from pandemics, the Trump admin announced plans to make public health risk a reason to deny asylum to migrants.

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Jul 08, 2020

'Leave him': New court filings detail George Floyd's fatal arrest
An attorney for former Minneapolis officer Thomas Lane filed a motion to dismiss charges, citing "lack of probable cause" for Lane's role in Floyd's death.

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Jul 08, 2020

Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says America's biggest national security issue is the K-12 education system
The US needs an education system that informs students about the world around them, retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said.

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Jul 08, 2020

Trump has 91% chance of winning second term, professor's model predicts
President Donald Trump has a 91 per cent chance of winning the November 2020 election, according to a political science professor who has correctly predicted five out of six elections since 1996."The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November," Stony Brook professor Helmut Norpoth told Mediaite on Tuesday.

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Jul 08, 2020

Minneapolis PD Trained Officers to Use the Neck Restraint That Killed George Floyd: Docs
The Minneapolis Police Department, in a training manual issued to all new officers, detailed how to execute the same neck restraint that killed George Floyd, lawyers for one of the officers involved in the May 25 incident argued in a Wednesday motion. The training manual, which provided pictures of the "non-deadly" maneuver in which officers put an arm or leg on the back of a suspect's throat if they are resisting arrest, was filed Wednesday in a motion to dismiss the charges against Thomas Lane—one of four officers charged in Floyd's death. The manual included a PowerPoint slide with a photo of the restraint in practice under the title, "Ok they are now in handcuffs now what." It said, "Sudden cardiac arrest typically occurs immediately following a violent struggle." It advised officers to put suspects in the recovery position to avoid positional asphyxia and call emergency services once the person was in handcuffs.The documents provide new details into the systematic departmental missteps that led to Floyd's botched arrest, which sparked mass protests in 50 states against racial injustice and police brutality. Lane and his former colleagues, Alexander Kueng and Tou Thao, are charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder while committing a felony, and with aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter with culpable negligence for Floyd's death. Derek Chauvin, the officer who held his knee on George Floyd's neck while the handcuffed Black man repeated

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Jul 08, 2020

George Floyd begged police not to shoot him from the moment they arrived, bodycam transcripts show
Floyd and another woman on the scene told the officers that he had been shot before, and were worried about it happening again.

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Jul 08, 2020

A New York doctor who recovered from COVID-19 and treated over 800 infected patients warns of overwhelmed hospitals that will feel 'like you're in a war zone'
Dr. Jake Deutsch said states with surging coronavirus cases like Arizona, Florida, and Texas need to act fast to avoid overwhelmed hospitals.

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Jul 08, 2020

New York attorney general recommends reducing mayor's power over police
New York Attorney General Letitia James recommended that New York City's mayor give up sole control over the city police commissioner's hiring, in a preliminary report released on Wednesday on her investigation into the policing of recent protests. "There should be an entirely new accountability structure for NYPD," James said in her report, which also recommended giving more power to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, a city agency that reviews police misconduct.

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Jul 08, 2020

Ortagus: All of us in Washington guilty for not seeing China for who they really are
State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus addresses China's threat to Americans' privacy.

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Jul 08, 2020

15 Platform Beds to Elevate Your Bedroom Style
On Tuesday, the Lincoln Project, a conservative political action committee formed in late 2019, released an ad titled "Whispers," which suggests those in President Trump's inner circle are secretly mocking him. This is the latest in a series of attack ads produced and distributed by the committee, whose members include George Conway, Steve Schmidt and other prominent Republicans who oppose Trump. Yahoo News has assembled a compilation of some of the Lincoln Project's most controversial advertisements.

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Jul 08, 2020

A mutated strain of the coronavirus has taken over the world. But there is not enough evidence to say it's more contagious.
Some studies suggest a mutated strain of the coronavirus is more transmissible than the original. Many scientists say that's a premature conclusion.

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Jul 08, 2020

Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation
A powerful Iran-backed militia said Wednesday there would be "escalation" if Iraq's prime minister continues to clamp down on armed groups, as tensions spiked following the killing of a prominent analyst, pitting the state against rogue elements. Hostilities have flared as Iraq reels from the assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, who was gunned down by unknown assailants on motorbikes outside his Baghdad home Monday. Al-Hashimi's killers are still unknown but many point to the timing of the assassination, coming just two weeks after a raid on the headquarters of the Kataib Hezbollah militia south of Baghdad.

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Jul 08, 2020

Should schools reopen? Pediatricians, politicians say yes — but teachers disagree
President Donald Trump said "everybody wants it." Teachers unions are calling it "brazen" decision-making.

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Jul 08, 2020

Militants kill local politician from Modi's party in Indian Kashmir
President Donald Trump is setting a brisk pace lately in issuing executive orders and he's just getting started as he tries to position himself as a man of action on everything from foreign policy to racial justice in an election year. Trump has so far issued 33 executive orders this year, though he was a critic of such actions when running for office. Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, says the president is considering more orders in coming days dealing with topics such as immigration, jobs and China.

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Jul 08, 2020

Police: $23 million lost due to ongoing Portland protests
Downtown businesses in Portland, Oregon, have sustained about $23 million in damages and lost customers because of violent nightly protests that have brought the city to its knees, authorities said Wednesday. At a police briefing, Deputy Chief Chris Davis said the intensity of the violence by an "agitator corps" and the length of the protests that are now in their sixth week are unprecedented in Oregon's largest city. Davis made a sharp distinction between Black Lives Matter protesters, whom he said were not violent, and a smaller group of people he repeatedly called "agitators."

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Jul 08, 2020

Texas set to resume prisoner executions amid pandemic
The death penalty will be the first issued by Texas in five months and comes as the virus rages in the state.

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Jul 08, 2020

Rare Tsunami Formed In Chesapeake Bay During Monday's Storms, Forecasters Say
A rare meteotsunami formed in the Chesapeake Bay as thunderstorms rolled through Maryland Monday night. According the The National Weather Service's Mt. Holly bureau the tsunami formed near Tolchester Beach in Kent County. Katie Johnston reports.

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Jul 08, 2020

Well, That's One Way To Tow a 2,300-Ton Submarine
Originally built by the Soviet Union, this Kil0-class submarine is returning to base by land (for some reason).

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Jul 08, 2020

China's Confucius Institutes Attempt to Rebrand Following Backlash
China is attempting to rebrand Confucius Institutes following a worldwide backlash against the centers.Confucius Institutes, which are present on dozens of U.S. college campuses and at other foreign universities, carry the stated purpose of promoting Chinese language and culture. However, U.S. officials have singled out the institutes as propaganda centers that serve as an extension of China's "soft power."The Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing has changed its name to the "Ministry of Education Centre for Language Education and Cooperation." Additionally, the organization changed the name of its account on Chinese social-media app WeChat, although it is not clear if Confucius Institutes in other countries will themselves be renamed.The name change is "related to various kinds of pressure, but it is by no means succumbing to them," Sun Yixue, a professor at the International School of Tongji University in Shanghai, told the South China Morning Post. "It is a timely adjustment made by China to adapt to the new situation of world language and cultural exchanges, but this does not mean that all overseas Confucius Institutes should be renamed accordingly."Several American universities have shut their Confucius Institutes in the past several months, after the coronavirus pandemic led to increased public scrutiny of the U.S.-China relationship and Chinese influence on American campuses. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are currently in the midst of an investigation into th

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Jul 08, 2020

House defense spending bill would give the MQ-9 Reaper drone a second life
Appropriators are also backing the purchase of a bunch of other aircraft across the services.

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Jul 08, 2020

Trump threatens to withhold funding to schools if they don't reopen this fall
Donald Trump's push to reopen schools comes amid a nationwide debate over whether it's safe for children to return to the classroom amid coronavirus.

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Jul 08, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court rulings due Thursday on Trump financial records cases
The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Thursday to rule on President Donald Trump's bid to block his financial records from being obtained by Democratic-led House of Representatives committees and a New York prosecutor. Two of the cases involve subpoenas issued by Democratic lawmakers seeking the president's financial records from his longtime accounting firm Mazars LLP and two banks, Deutsche Bank and Capital One. The third involves subpoenas issued to Mazars for financial records including nearly a decade of Trump's tax returns to be turned over to a grand jury in New York City as part of a criminal investigation by the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat.

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Jul 08, 2020

Former Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building
A former Marine and wide receiver in college American football caught a three-year-old boy who was thrown from a burning building by his mother.Phillip Blanks was filmed catching Jameson Long on 3 July in Phoenix, Arizona, after he heard the child's mother, Rachel Long, call for help from inside the building.

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Jul 08, 2020

US seizes 81 vehicles in Venezuela smuggling ring
In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, a white woman jogging in Central Park. Known collectively as the Central Park Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were convicted in two trials despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or DNA evidence and spent between six and 13 years in prison. Exonerated in 2002 after an investigation confirmed that a convicted murderer and rapist had committed the crime, the Central Park Five sued the city and state of New York, settling for millions.

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Jul 08, 2020

New York City unveils hybrid school reopening plan
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday unveiled a plan for reopening the country's largest school system in September with a "blended learning" schedule that would have students alternating between classrooms and their homes. Under the plan, which requires state approval, 1.1 million public school students would spend two days at school and three learning at home, and then reversing the sequence in the following week. The scheme is designed to limit the number of students and teachers in school buildings to prevent spreading the coronavirus.

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Jul 08, 2020

Charges expected for Seattle driver who hit protesters
Prosecutors plan to decide Wednesday on charges against the man who hit two protesters with his car, killing one, while driving on a Seattle freeway that was closed for Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Dawit Kelete, 27, drove around vehicles that were parked on Interstate 5 to protect the protesters, hitting two people at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol. Summer Taylor, a 24-year-old veterinary clinic worker, suffered critical injuries and died Saturday night.

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Jul 08, 2020

Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa?
There are fears that the number of cases is growing rapidly, so what are the key trends?

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Jul 08, 2020

Democratic progressive concedes New Jersey congressional primary contest
A former Indian naval officer on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction, an official said Wednesday, and will try for a military pardon instead. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in 2016 in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan -- a region where Islamabad has long accused New Delhi of backing separatist rebels.

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Jul 08, 2020

Former India navy officer refuses to appeal spying death sentence
A former Indian naval officer on death row in Pakistan for alleged spying has refused to lodge an appeal against his conviction, an official said Wednesday, and will try for a military pardon instead. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in 2016 in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Balochistan -- a region where Islamabad has long accused New Delhi of backing separatist rebels.

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Jul 08, 2020

Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students
Colleges and universities pushed back Wednesday against the Trump administration's decision to make international students leave the country if they plan on taking classes entirely online this fall, with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filing a lawsuit to try to block it, and others promising to work with students to keep them on campus. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement notified colleges Monday that international students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall. New visas will not be issued to students at those schools, and others at universities offering a mix of online and in-person classes will be barred from taking all of their classes online.

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Jul 08, 2020

Tenant faces eviction for Black Lives Matter banner on his Illinois balcony, he says
"We just wanted to advocate any way we can."

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Jul 08, 2020

U.S. may see 'some spots' of economic damage as states see coronavirus surge, Kudlow says
The economy would likely suffer some impacts as certain U.S. states reimpose coronavirus-related restrictions, but imposing another nationwide shutdown would be "a big mistake," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday. "I don't see it yet," Kudlow told reporters at the White House, referring to any economic fallout as some of the country's most populous states such as Florida, Texas and California saw cases surge and reimposed various measures aimed at mitigating the outbreak. Kudlow earlier told CNBC that another nationwide shutdown would harm businesses and Americans' wellbeing.

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Jul 08, 2020

Why "all lives matter" communicates to Black people that their lives don't
To many White people, "all lives matter" seems like a harmless, inclusive remark. For the Black community, however, it's anything but.

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Jul 08, 2020

Trump says 'may cut off funding' if U.S. schools do not open
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off funding to schools that do not open in the fall and criticized a federal health agency's guidelines for reopening schools as "very tough & expensive." States are responsible for primary and secondary education under the U.S. Constitution, but the federal government provides some supplementary funding. Trump also took aim at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation's health protection agency whose director sits on the White House coronavirus task force.

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Jul 08, 2020

'Sickening': Biden defends Duckworth after Trump camp, Tucker Carlson question her patriotism
The former VP said the attacks demonstrate the "depravity of what's going on in the White House right now."

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Jul 08, 2020

Ukraine detains suspected Russian agent accused of plotting a chemical spill
Ukraine's security service has detained a suspected Russian agent who was allegedly planning to blow up an ammonia tank in the country's war-torn east. Ukraine's SBU secret agency claims the unidentified Ukrainian national is an agent of Russia's FSB intelligence agency, tasked with targeting key infrastructure of the Luhansk region. The FSB did not have immediate comment. The man was reportedly caught red-handed in the city of Severodonetsk, a few dozen miles away from the separatist-controlled area, as he was retrieving two grenade launchers from a weapons cache for the attack that was supposed to blow up a 3.5 tonne ammonia tank at a local chemical plant. Ammonia is a highly toxic substance, and a spill would have endangered lives and caused environmental damage. Footage released by the SBU on Wednesday showed the man lying on his stomach following the arrest, with SBU agents finding two grenade launchers in a gym bag nearby. The man, who was previously wanted by Ukrainian police for fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists is now in custody facing charges of sabotage, the SBU said. The conflict between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in eastern Ukraine has claimed more than 13,000 lives and displaced a million people since it erupted in 2014. Major hostilities died down after a 2015 truce but fighting is still simmering, and large swathes of Ukraine's industrial east remain under separatist control. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the Ukrainian president, has been

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Jul 08, 2020

Russia tells US to 'mind own business' over media freedom
Moscow has told the US embassy to "mind your own business" after Washington's diplomatic mission raised concern about curbs on media freedom in Russia. Rebecca Ross, the spokeswoman for the US embassy, on Tuesday expressed concern about a clampdown on journalists in Russia. "Watching arrest after arrest of Russian journalists - it's starting to look like a concerted campaign against #MediaFreedom," she tweeted.

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Jul 08, 2020

Cancel culture: What unites young people against Obama and Trump
The push to bring down memorials has renewed criticisms of "cancel culture" from current and past presidents.

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Jul 08, 2020

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls to dismantle America's 'system of oppression'
Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar says we can't stop at criminal justice and police reform; Venezuelan refugee Daniel Di Martino reacts on 'Fox & Friends.'

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Jul 08, 2020

Foreign students fret over being sent home after U.S. visa rule
The 21-year-old Venezuelan, on a scholarship at Ohio's Kenyon College, had spent hours pondering his options after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that international students taking classes fully online for the fall semester would have to transfer to a school with in-person classes or leave the country. Romero is one of hundreds of thousands of international students in the United States on F-1 and M-1 visas faced with the prospect of having to leave the country mid-pandemic if their schools go fully online. For some students, remote learning could mean attending classes in the middle of the night, dealing with spotty or no internet access, losing funding contingent on teaching, or having to stop participating in research.

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Jul 08, 2020

Letters to the Editor: Wear a mask so you can be healthy enough to vote Trump out of office on Nov. 3
Trump is angry and terrified. He will do anything to win re-election, so we must watch him closely until Nov. 3.

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Jul 08, 2020

Pakistani carrier fires 28 pilots over fake licenses scandal
Pakistan's national carrier is firing 28 pilots found to have tainted licenses, the company's spokesman said Wednesday, the latest chapter in a scandal that emerged in the wake of the Airbus A320 crash in Karachi in May. An inquiry into the May 22 crash that killed 97 people on board resulted in the stunning revelation that 260 of 860 pilots in Pakistan had cheated on their pilots exams, but were still given licences by the Civil Aviation Authority. The government later fired five officials of the regulatory agency and criminal charges against them are being considered.

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Jul 08, 2020

'More than one million' died of snake bites in India
There are at least 15 species of snakes in India responsible for human deaths.

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Jul 08, 2020

Young Black voters say they aren't enthusiastic about a Joe Biden presidency
Joe Biden has touted his record supporting the African American community. But young Black voters want to see more from Biden.

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Jul 08, 2020

How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers 'with $40m'
Dubai has extradited "mrwoodbery" and "hushpuppi" to the US to face cyber fraud charges.

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Jul 08, 2020

Rescuers seek 9 people missing in central China landslide
Rescuers in central China were searching Wednesday for nine people left missing in a landslide amid widespread flooding in much of the country. The disaster struck Huangmei county in Hubei province at around 4 a.m., according to rescue services. This year's annual floods come as China appears to have won at least a temporary victory over the coronavirus outbreak that is believed to have originated in Hubei's provincial capital of Wuhan late last year.

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Jul 08, 2020

FBI head calls China 'the greatest long-term threat' to the US and alleges Chinese plots to steal US data and forcibly repatriate its citizens
In remarks Tuesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China was threatening Chinese nationals abroad through a program called "Fox Hunt."

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Jul 08, 2020

India arrests South Korean CEO, 11 others for gas leak at LG Polymers
Indian police have arrested 12 LG Polymers officials, including its South Korean Chief Executive Sunkey Jeong, an officer said on Wednesday, two months after a gas leak at the company's south Indian chemical plant killed 12. The arrests were made under a case of culpable homicide filed against the company, a unit of South Korea's LG Chem Ltd, and its officials, stemming from the leak that occurred in the early hours on May 7 in the port city of Visakhapatnam, the city police commissioner Rajiv Kumar Meena said. "A total of twelve members including the CEO and two directors were arrested on Tuesday evening," Meena said, adding that among those arrested were two directors, one of whom was a South Korean.

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Jul 08, 2020

Librarians and other public employees in Phoenix are being asked to help with coronavirus testing because the city doesn't have a health department
"I also would really ask that every level of government help the city of Phoenix with testing," Mayor Kate Gallego told NPR.

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Jul 08, 2020

Two accused of painting over Black Lives Matter mural charged with hate crime
The Black Lives Matter mural on a street in Martinez had been approved by the city, officials said.

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Jul 08, 2020

Hong Kong security law: Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong
Mainland agents based in the office can, under a new law, investigate Hong Kongers for security crimes.

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Jul 08, 2020

US general sees smaller but enduring troop presence in Iraq
Six months after a deadly American airstrike in Baghdad enraged Iraqis and fueled demands to send all U.S. troops home, the top U.S. general for the Middle East is talking optimistically about keeping a smaller but enduring military presence there. Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of U.S. Central Command, met Tuesday with Iraq's new prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, and said afterward that he believes the Iraqis welcome the U.S. and coalition troops, especially in the ongoing fight to keep Islamic State militants from taking hold of the country again. "I believe that going forward, they're going to want us to be with them," McKenzie told a small group of reporters, speaking by phone hours after he left Iraq.

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Jul 07, 2020

'Trapped' illegal workers in Saudi look to virus for escape
Jobless and broke, Sudanese electrician Hatem is stranded in limbo in Riyadh like countless other illegal workers, but he hopes the fast-spreading coronavirus will offer a chance for escape. While coronavirus drives a huge exodus of expatriates, campaigners say potentially hundreds of thousands of illegal workers remain stranded in Saudi Arabia, complicating efforts to fight the disease. The pandemic has laid bare what activists call systemic injustices roiling the lives of blue-collar foreign workers in Saudi Arabia -- overcrowded housing, exploitative employers and a lack of effective recourse.

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Jul 07, 2020

Masks, disinfectant, social distancing: Japan responds to disaster amid coronavirus
Boxes of surgical masks, bottles of disinfectant and a sign saying "Please wear a mask" mark the entrance to a public gym in Yatsushiro city, a shelter for residents fleeing devastating floods in southwestern Japan this week. The measures show what a thorny issue it is for Japan to deal with natural disasters in the time of coronavirus. Ishimura, who lives alone, had planned to shelter at home.

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Jul 07, 2020

Fauci says the emphasis on a lower coronavirus death rate, often touted by Trump, promotes a 'false narrative'
"There's so many other things that are very dangerous and very bad about this virus," Fauci said. "Don't get yourself into false complacency."

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Jul 07, 2020

Mary Kay Letourneau, Teacher Who Abused and Then Married Student, Dies of Cancer
Mary Kay Letourneau—who gained tabloid infamy for raping her 12-year-old former student, having children with him, and later marrying him—has died of cancer, her attorneys said.The 58-year-old split from husband Vili Fualaau, now 36, more than a year ago. It was not publicly known that she was ill."Expected but sad anyway," her attorney David Gehrke, told TV station KOMO. "She was a good person."Letourneau was a married mom of four working as a sixth-grade teacher in Washington state in 1997 when she was arrested for sexual contact with Fualaau. The case made headlines around the globe and turned her into a national punchline.She gave birth to their first child shortly before being sentenced to six months as part of a plea deal. Weeks after her release, she was caught with Fualaau in violation of that agreement and tossed back in prison for seven years. She gave birth to their second child, another girl, behind bars.The two began a legal romance after she was released, and they married in 2005—even though Fualaau had unsuccessfully sued the school for failing to protect him from her."She got out of prison and I asked her to marry me right away," Fualaau told A&E for a special in 2018. "I knew that my kids would have both their parents in a house and that was something I didn't have, and I wanted them to have that experience."She maintained that she didn't know that having sex with a boy was illegal."If someone had told me, if anyone had told me, there is a specific law

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Jul 07, 2020

U.S. says Carlos Ghosn wired money to man who helped him flee Japan
The disclosure came less than a day after the men, Michael Taylor and his son Peter Taylor, who are trying to avoid extradition to Japan in connection with Ghosn's escape, petitioned a U.S. judge to release them on bail. Lawyers for the Taylors said they have been held for more than six weeks at the Norfolk County Correctional Center in Massachusetts, where 36 inmates and staff have tested positive for COVID-19, based on flawed arrest warrants and extradition requests.

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Jul 07, 2020

July 14 bail hearing date set for Epstein's ex-girlfriend
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked on Monday about the president's tweet saying  NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace should have apologized for his handling of an incident in which a noose-like rope appeared in his garage.

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Jul 07, 2020

Florida's governor promised to release the state's daily COVID-19 hospitalization rate. That still hasn't happened.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dodged questions about releasing the state's coronavirus hospitalization rate at a press conference on Tuesday.

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Jul 07, 2020

California officer under investigation for allegedly sharing 'vulgar image' of George Floyd; NAACP San Diego calls for his firing
A San Diego officer is under investigation for allegedly sharing an "altered photograph" of a "naked black male porn star" kneeling on George Floyd.

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Jul 07, 2020

Russia, China veto UN extension of cross-border aid in Syria
Russia and China on Tuesday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorization for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year, though Moscow swiftly proposed a more limited extension. Germany and Belgium, two of the council's non-permanent members, had drafted the resolution, which would have allowed aid to continue to pass through two points on the Turkish border without interference from Damascus.

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Jul 07, 2020

Tucker Carlson Doubles Down on Duckworth Attacks, Calls Her a ‘Coward' and ‘Fraud'
A night after saying Iraq War veteran Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) hates America, Fox News host Tucker Carlson doubled down on his attacks, describing the Purple Heart recipient who lost her legs in combat as a "coward" and "fraud."During his Monday night broadcast, the primetime conservative star played an abbreviated clip of Duckworth saying there should be a "national dialogue" over the possible removal of statues, touting it as proof that she supposedly wants to "get rid of George Washington" while questioning her patriotism."You're not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military," he added. "Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you're reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is."Duckworth would quickly respond via Twitter, wondering if the longtime TV personality would "want to walk a mile" in her legs and then tell her whether or not she loves America.On Tuesday night, with Duckworth's fiery response still gathering tons of attention, Carlson fired back by once again calling her love of country into question. "Senator Duckworth was asked if we should tear down statues of George Washington," the Fox host said. "We played that for you last night and we noted how grotesque it was. Only someone who hates the country would suggest ripping down monuments to its founder."Claiming that the Democratic lawmaker was unable to disagree with his argument, Carlson then added: "Inste

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Jul 07, 2020

Texas Governor Is ‘Putting Lives at Risk,' Local Officials Say
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo believes she knows what her county needs to fight back against COVID-19. But because of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, she says she isn't able to follow through. "I'm at the mercy of what powers he positively gives us," Hidalgo told The Daily Beast. "As opposed to being able to use my own tools." As Texas faces a resurgent coronavirus and some officials have emphasized concerns about hospitals in the state becoming potentially overrun or overwhelmed, Hidalgo can find plenty of reasons to worry. Hospitalizations started to increase in late May, she says, and haven't come down since. And recommending that people should stay home just isn't enough. "We need a stay at home order in Harris County," she said of her area that includes Houston. "And we need to be able to do that until the curve comes down on the other side." Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, is resisting calls to give local authorities more control to fight the coronavirus themselves after COVID-19 cases spiked in the state recently. Texas reported more than 10,000 new cases Tuesday, marking a new one day record for the state according to state health department data. Both Hidalgo and Steve Adler, the Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas made their case on national political shows Sunday that they wanted more local control. But at the moment, they're limited in what they can do locally and say they would need the governor's help to make aggressive moves, like a stay at home order.  In interviews with The Daily Beast thi

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Jul 07, 2020

White House pushes schools to open their doors on schedule
The Trump administration deployed some of its top officials — including both the president and vice president — to press school districts to reopen on their regular schedules for in-person instruction.

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Jul 07, 2020

California coronavirus cases surge more than 10,000 in single day
California is one of several U.S. states that have reported surging numbers of new COVID-19 infections over the past week, raising questions about how U.S. President Donald Trump has handled the crisis and impeding state plans to lift lockdowns. The 10,201 new cases reported on Tuesday took the total number of cases in California since the start of the pandemic to nearly 284,00. In June, California infections more than doubled with over 117,000 new cases.

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Jul 07, 2020

‘I have nothing to fear.' Puerto Rico governor denies allegations from fired justice official
Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez denied allegations Tuesday that she fired the island's secretary of justice amid claims that Vázquez mishandled aid for victims of ongoing earthquakes that have struck the island since last December.

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Jul 07, 2020

The Latest: Cory Booker wins N.J. Democratic Senate primary
Cory Booker has won New Jersey's Democratic Senate primary. The incumbent Booker had faced Lawrence Hamm, who was running on Bernie Sanders' "Not Me. Us." Booker arrived in the Senate in 2013 after serving as mayor of Newark.

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Jul 07, 2020

Trump administration says pandemic aid saved 51 million jobs. Did it?
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration touted its $660 billion small business pandemic aid program this week as a "wild success," unveiling data that showed the initiative saved 51 million jobs. For example, a Reuters analysis of the data found that 827 companies reported saving at least 400 jobs with a loan smaller than $150,000. Two hundred of those companies reported saving at least 400 jobs with a loan of just $5,000 or less.

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Jul 07, 2020

California is most restrictive state when it comes to coronavirus rules, report shows
California has more than 282,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as of Tuesday

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Jul 07, 2020

Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'
US President Donald Trump lashed out at Harvard University on Tuesday, calling its decision to move all its courses online in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic "ridiculous." Trump, who is campaigning for reelection in November, has taken a bullish approach to reopening the country even as virus infections continue to spike, particularly the south and west. "We want to get our schools open, we want to get them open quickly, beautifully, in the fall."

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Jul 07, 2020

Trump: 'I disagree' with Fauci on COVID-19 in the US
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he disagrees with the assessment of the country's top immunologist, Anthony Fauci, on the dire situation the United States faces as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread. "The current state is really not good," the highly respected Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in a Facebook and Twitter livestream on Monday.

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Jul 07, 2020

NASA hits Boeing with 80 recommendations before next space test
NASA has drawn up a list of 80 recommendations that US aerospace giant Boeing will have to address before attempting to refly its Starliner space capsule, following the failure of an uncrewed test last year. The recommendations primarily concern the on-board software, which was the main problem with the flight test last December. The capsule could not be placed in the correct orbit, due to a clock error, and a had to return to Earth after two days instead of docking with the International Space Station as planned.

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Jul 07, 2020

U.S. colleges scramble after new Trump order on foreign students
Many U.S. colleges were scrambling on Tuesday to modify plans for the fall semester in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic a day after the Trump administration issued an order that could force tens of thousands of foreign students to leave the country if their schools hold all classes online. The announcement blindsided academic institutions grappling with the logistical challenges of safely resuming classes, particularly after the federal government had granted exceptions to the rules limiting online learning for foreign students when colleges and universities in March rushed to shutter campuses and move to online classes as the pandemic forced lockdowns. There are more than a million foreign students at U.S. colleges and universities, and many schools depend on revenue from foreign students, who often pay full tuition.

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Jul 07, 2020

Several Republican senators say they will not attend GOP convention as COVID-19 cases in Florida spike
Several top GOP lawmakers say they would skip the Republican National Convention as coronavirus cases are climbing in Florida.

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Jul 07, 2020

Joliet Police Sgt. Stripped Of Powers After Blowing Whistle On Video Of Man Who Died In Custody
Joliet police Sgt. Javier Esqueda blew the whistle on the death of Eric Lurry in police custody, and now he has been stripped of his police powers and placed on administrative leave. CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini reports.

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Jul 07, 2020

Amid Black Lives Matter protests, more school districts are pushing to address racism. Is it enough?
School districts say they want to be more proactive in battling systemic racism, from hiring diverse teachers to desegregating schools. Is it enough?

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Jul 07, 2020

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage
Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects. "Whether we will see an epidemic on a large scale of brain damage linked to the pandemic - perhaps similar to the encephalitis lethargica outbreak in the 1920s and 1930s after the 1918 influenza pandemic - remains to be seen," said Michael Zandi, from UCL's Institute of Neurology, who co-led the study.

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Jul 07, 2020

PGA pro and kids among victims in Idaho plane crash, cops say. Here's what we know
Here's what we know about the victims of the Coeur d'Alene plane crash.

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Jul 07, 2020

New York mayor blames 'dislocation' caused by coronavirus for wave of shootings that left 10 dead and 54 injured over weekend
At least 10 people were killed among 64 shootings reported in New York City over the Fourth of July weekend, which saw a violent spree in several major cities still reeling from coronavirus infections and widespread protests against police violence.For the first time since 2016, the city surpassed 400 shootings by mid-year. The New York Police Department reported that the city saw 528 shootings by the end of June, one of the most violent halves of the year in more than 20 years.

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Jul 07, 2020

‘I'm the mayor's brother,' says man who stole car with 2 kids inside, Arkansas cops say
"Don't worry, I'm the mayor's brother," he told the children's parents over the phone, police say.

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Jul 07, 2020

Indiana officials probe alleged lynching of black activist
Vauhxx Booker says he was attacked by men with a Confederate flag who threatened to 'get a noose'.

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Jul 07, 2020

Don Lemon to Terry Crews: Don't like Black Lives Matter? Start your own movement
CNN anchor Don Lemon invited Terry Crews to discuss the actor's recent Black Lives Matter tweets, leading to a heated debate about the movement's merits.

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Jul 07, 2020

NASA adds more safety fixes for Boeing's crew capsule
NASA has added more safety fixes for Boeing's space capsule before it can fly astronauts following a pair of close calls during last year's test flight. In closing out the seven-month investigation, NASA officials said Tuesday they have now identified 80 corrective actions, mostly involving software and testing, that must be done before the Starliner capsule launches again. "It's a bit of a wake-up call for NASA and its contractors" across the board, said Steve Stich, manager of NASA's commercial crew program.

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Jul 07, 2020

Australian man fights off deadly snake that attacked him in his car while he drove down the highway
A man Queensland police identified as Jimmy was driving down the highway in Calliope, Australia, on June 15 when he saw a snake at his feet.

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Jul 07, 2020

Fact check: Researchers found coronavirus in March 2019 wastewater; more study needed
Yes, it's true a Spanish research group says it has found coronavirus in wastewater samples predating the pandemic, however more studies are needed.

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Jul 07, 2020

Trump 'going with his gut' in fanning racism, frustrating some White House aides
Aides prefer him to focus on his wins and offer sharp criticism of his opponent, Joe Biden.

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Jul 07, 2020

Why hundreds of scientists are asking the WHO to say the coronavirus is 'airborne,' and why the WHO is not jumping to do so
Scientists are stressing that the virus "needs a lot of people, breathing the same air, and it needs somebody contaminating that air with virus."

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Jul 07, 2020

Why hundreds of scientists are asking WHO to say the coronavirus is 'airborne,' and why WHO isn't jumping to do so
Scientists are stressing that the virus "needs a lot of people, breathing the same air, and it needs somebody contaminating that air with virus."

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Jul 07, 2020

BMW wants customers to pay a subscription fee to use features the car already has installed, like a heated steering wheel or adaptive cruise control
BMW's new setup is similar to Tesla's, which famously offers over-the-air updates for customers long after purchase.

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Jul 07, 2020

Black Lives Matter protesters face rare leak charge in Iowa
Prosecutors in Iowa have filed a rarely used leak charge against Black Lives Matter protesters accused of stealing a confidential police document and displaying it during a television news broadcast. Two protesters are charged with unauthorized dissemination of intelligence data, a felony that carries up to five years in prison. The Iowa Judicial Branch says it's only the second time that the charge has been filed since 2010.

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Jul 07, 2020

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson were criticized for wearing face masks early in the pandemic. Here's what changed.
Though masks don't provide full protection, health officials urge the public to wear them to prevent virus spread.

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Jul 07, 2020

Whitmer Says She Won't Be ‘Bullied' into Reopening Michigan Too Soon, Could Reimpose Restrictions
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday that she could reimpose social-distancing restrictions if cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in the state, adding that she refuses to be "bullied" into reopening before it is safe to do so."I want to re-engage this economy more than anyone, but I'm not going to do it if it is too risky to do so, and that's why we're staying focused on the epidemiology," Whitmer said in a CNN interview."If they keep moving up, we're going to dial back if we have to," Whitmer continued. "I'm not going to be bullied into moving back before it's safe, and if we have to move back, we're going to."The Democratic governor noted that she was heavily criticized when she imposed stringent lockdown restrictions on Michigan residents in early March when the state discovered its first coronavirus case but said she remains prepared to take the steps necessary to ensure safety. Cases of the virus peaked in Michigan in April."I took a lot of heat when we brought that curve down, we saved thousands of lives. I'm prepared to take heat if that's what is going to take to keep people safe," Whitmer said.On Sunday, Michigan reported no new coronavirus deaths for the first time since March, although three deaths were reported on Monday, just one day later.Whitmer added that she had hoped to move the southern part of the state into Phase Four of the state's six-phase reopening plan but had to put those plans on pause just before the

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Jul 07, 2020

Mexico finds remains of another missing student, attacks 'false' history of events
Investigators have found a bone fragment belonging to one of 43 students who disappeared in Mexico in September 2014, prosecutors said on Tuesday, only the second set of remains to be definitively identified in a case that roiled the country. The abduction and apparent massacre of 43 student teachers from the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers' College became a symbol of Mexico's chronic failure to tackle gang violence and corruption. When President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office 19 months ago, he pledged to shed light on the crime after the last government's conclusions about the case were widely criticized.

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Jul 07, 2020

As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns
With more tests coming back positive now than ever before — and with infections currently rising in 39 states — lockdowns in some form may be the only way to regain control over the coronavirus.

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Jul 07, 2020

Op-Ed: Mexico's president and Trump have this in common: They both trample human rights
Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Donald Trump, who meet face to face for the first time Wednesday, have parallel — and dismal — records on human rights.

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Jul 07, 2020

McConnell eyes virus aid as evictions, benefits cuts loom
Extra unemployment benefits are ending. With Congress bracing for the next coronavirus aid package, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining Republican priorities as earlier programs designed to ease Americans through the pandemic and economic fallout begin to expire. "This is not over," McConnell said during a visit to a food pantry Monday in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Jul 07, 2020

Nurses Who Battled Virus in New York Confront Friends Back Home Who Say It's a Hoax
Nurses who traveled from across the country to work in New York City hospitals saw the horrors of the coronavirus up close. They rushed patients to overcrowded intensive care units, monitored oxygen levels and held the hands of the sickest ones as they slipped away.But now that many of the nurses have returned home to states in the South and the West, they're facing a new challenge: persuading friends and family to take the virus seriously."A few times I've lost my temper," said Olumide Peter Kolade, a 31-year-old nurse from California who grew up in Texas and spent more than three months treating patients in New York. "When someone tells me that they don't believe the virus is real, it's an insult. I take it personally."On the way to his 12-hour shifts in Brooklyn, Kolade would scroll through Instagram and Snapchat and see photos taken the previous night of his friends partying in Texas. A few, adamant that the coronavirus was a hoax or that deaths in New York were overstated, texted him videos promoting the false internet conspiracy theory that links the spread of the virus to the ultrafast wireless technology known as 5G."I don't know, if I wasn't a nurse, I would've totally believed the videos," he said. "They made it seem like it was true."For nurses, the widespread skepticism about something they have witnessed is jarring. The United States has hit daily case records three times in the first six days of July, as the politicization of public health mea

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