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Jul 15, 2020

Nick Cannon fired by ViacomCBS for 'hateful speech' and 'anti-Semitic conspiracy theories' in recent podcast
Nick Cannon has been fired by ViacomCBS amid outrage over anti-Semitic comments the actor made in a recent podcast. Cannon has faced mounting criticism over his 90-minute discussion with Professor Griff, a former Public Enemy member who was dismissed from the rap group in 1989 after making anti-Semitic statements in an interview with the Washington […]

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Jul 15, 2020

Citing educational risks, scientific panel urges that schools reopen
Online learning is ineffective for most elementary school children and special-needs children, the panel of scientists and educators concluded.

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Jul 15, 2020

'Bottom line is that this is silliness'
"Either he's looking at bad data or is learning the wrong lessons."

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Jul 15, 2020

'Either he's looking at bad data or is learning the wrong lessons'
"Either he's looking at bad data or is learning the wrong lessons."

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Jul 15, 2020

The U.S. is the accidental Sweden, which could make the fall ‘catastrophic' for COVID-19
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences. And check out STAT's COVID-19 tracker.   With the Covid-19 pandemic rampaging across the U.S. in April and 20 million people filing for […]

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Jul 15, 2020

How to fix the COVID-19 dumpster fire in the U.S.
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences. And check out STAT's COVID-19 tracker.   There's no point in sugar-coating this. The U.S. response to the Covid-19 pandemic is a raging […]

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Jul 14, 2020

'I've never been this way about any president': Mendon man shares why he isn't voting for Trump again in now-viral video
The video, shared on Twitter by Republican Voters Against Trump, has been viewed roughly 2.4 million times.

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Jul 13, 2020

Top Harvard doctor: Florida and other states 'opened up too early and too aggressively'
"I think we all know how we got here."

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Jul 13, 2020

Florida breaks U.S. coronavirus record for most new cases in a day
The state recorded 15,300 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, easily passing the previous one-day high of 12,274 set at the height of the outbreak in New York in April.

Boston.com National News
Jul 10, 2020

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally, citing weather
MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump is postponing his planned rally Saturday in New Hampshire, the White House said, citing a tropical storm threatening parts of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters traveling to Florida with the president on Friday that the event — slated to be held in […]

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Jul 10, 2020

Mexican American man charged with hate crime in fatal crash
"Navarro said that if President Donald Trump and white people are going to create the world we are living in, he has no choice and that people are going to have to die."

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Jul 10, 2020

Goya CEO, praising Trump, sparks online culture clash
"We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder."

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Jul 10, 2020

Trump is selling white grievance. The suburbs aren't buying it.
As the president casts himself as a bulwark against "angry mobs," there are signs that he is alienating voters in bedroom communities who view him as a deeply flawed messenger on issues of race.

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Jul 09, 2020

GOP eyes narrowing second round of $1,200 stimulus payments
WASHINGTON - The White House and congressional Republicans are exploring whether to restrict the number of Americans receiving the next round of stimulus payments, as conservative lawmakers face internal pressure to limit the size of the next relief package. In March, Congress approved $1,200 stimulus payments for individuals that have since been sent to as […]

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Jul 09, 2020

Harvard public health experts warn coronavirus is as ‘lethal as ever'
"A false narrative is wrongly taking hold that COVID-19 has lost its teeth."

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Jul 09, 2020

What will Trump's rally in New Hampshire be like? It's anyone's guess.
The president's campaign is treating the Saturday evening rally as a potential prototype for future events.

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Jul 08, 2020

United Airlines is sending furlough warnings to 36,000 U.S. employees
United Airlines is sending layoff warnings to 36,000 employees, nearly half its U.S. staff

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Jul 08, 2020

United Airlines is sending layoff warnings to 36,000 U.S. employees
United Airlines is sending layoff warnings to 36,000 employees, nearly half its U.S. staff

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Jul 08, 2020

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal money if schools don't reopen in the fall

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Jul 07, 2020

Portsmouth mayor resists calls for Trump rally mask requirement
"There is no politics behind masks, only science."

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Jul 06, 2020

239 experts with 1 big claim: The coronavirus is airborne
The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.

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Jul 06, 2020

With department stores disappearing, malls could be next
Brick-and-mortar retail was in the midst of seismic changes even before the pandemic. Analysts say as much as a quarter of America's malls may close in the next five years.

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Jul 03, 2020

Cops fired over photos of chokehold used on Elijah McClain
"We are ashamed, we are sickened, and we are angry," Aurora's interim police chief said.

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Jul 03, 2020

Does asthma increase COVID-19 risk?
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences. And check out STAT's COVID-19 tracker.   A growing body of research on Covid-19 suggests that the virus' link to asthma is far […]

Boston.com National News
Jul 03, 2020

Colleges are rescinding admissions offers as racist social media posts emerge
Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd's death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students.

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Jul 03, 2020

How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with COVID-19 risks in their everyday lives
As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity. The experts: Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of […]

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Jul 03, 2020

A problem for college in the fall: Reluctant professors
Most universities plan to bring students back to campus. But many of their teachers are scared to join them.

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Jul 02, 2020

Party guests wouldn't talk after 9 tested positive. Then subpoenas came.
"They hang up. They deny being at the party even though we have their names from another party attendee."

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Jul 02, 2020

The young cut loose in Myrtle Beach. The virus followed them home.
A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.

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Jul 02, 2020

Video shows white woman pulling gun on Black people in Michigan
The county's prosecutor's office is in the process of determining whether charges would be filed.

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Jul 02, 2020

White Mich. couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family
The county's prosecutor's office is in the process of determining whether charges would be filed.

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Jul 02, 2020

White Michigan couple arrested after gun pulled on Blacks
The county's prosecutor's office is in the process of determining whether charges would be filed.

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Jul 01, 2020

Charlie Baker responds to report that feds initially downplayed coronavirus to Massachusetts officials
"I hesitate to point too many fingers."

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Jul 01, 2020

Coronavirus autopsies: A story of 38 brains, 87 lungs, and 42 hearts
What we've learned from the dead that could help the living.

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Jul 01, 2020

A story of 38 brains, 87 lungs, and 42 hearts
What we've learned from the dead that could help the living.

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Jul 01, 2020

Why a pediatric group is pushing to reopen schools this fall
Guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage "having students physically present in school." Dr. Sean O'Leary, an author of that advice, explains why.

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Jul 01, 2020

The virus didn't stop a Washington socialite from throwing a backyard soiree. Then the tests came back positive.
This is A Cautionary Tale featuring well-intentioned people making poor choices. It is also the tale of a socialite with an Instagram habit who recently held a fabulous backyard soiree during a pandemic. The upside of living on social media is the admiration and envy of your friends. The downside is when your dinner party […]

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Jul 01, 2020

Fox News fires anchor Ed Henry after sexual misconduct allegation
Fox News Channel has abruptly terminated anchor Ed Henry after a former co-worker accused him of what the network described as "sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago." According to a memo sent to employees on Wednesday morning, an attorney representing a former Fox employee sent a complaint to the network last Thursday. The network […]

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Jul 01, 2020

Lauren Boebert, gun-rights activist, upsets House GOP incumbent in Colorado
The political novice, who has defied pandemic restrictions to keep her restaurant open and has spoken approvingly of the QAnon conspiracy theory, challenged Scott Tipton on his conservative credentials.

Boston.com National News
Jul 01, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech shows positive results
The first clinical data on the vaccine were disclosed Wednesday.

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Jun 30, 2020

Judges question warrants in Robert Kraft prostitution case
A Florida appeals court is questioning the legality of police video recording that show New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft receiving massage parlor sex he allegedly paid for

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Jun 30, 2020

Anthony Fauci tells Elizabeth Warren that new coronavirus cases could 'go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around'
WASHINGTON — Anthony Fauci issued a dire warning at a Senate hearing Tuesday about the rate of the coronavirus pandemic's spread amid a spike in new cases, noting that new cases may reach 100,000 per day if the United States continues on its current trajectory. The nation's top infectious-disease expert gave the warning in response […]

Boston.com National News
Jun 30, 2020

Most people with coronavirus won't spread it. Why do a few infect many?
Growing evidence shows most infected people aren't spreading the virus. But whether you become a superspreader probably depends more on circumstance than biology.

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Jun 30, 2020

What a family that lost 5 to the coronavirus wants you to know
"These idiots are out there and not taking precautions ... They're out of their minds."

Boston.com National News
Jun 29, 2020

Serious coronavirus-linked condition hit 285 U.S. children
At least 285 U.S. children have developed a serious inflammatory condition linked to the coronavirus

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Jun 29, 2020

Pressley on protests, progressive victories: It's 'a moment of reckoning'
"We should not have to incentivize justice," the congresswoman told MSNBC.

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Jun 29, 2020

How Elizabeth Warren responded to the Supreme Court's ruling on her brainchild agency
The decision Monday had both bad news and good news for CFPB fans.

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Jun 29, 2020

Gilead's $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism
The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries

Boston.com National News
Jun 29, 2020

2 friends in Texas were tested for the coronavirus. One bill was $199. The other? $6,408.
It's an example of the unpredictable way health prices can vary for patients who receive identical care.

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Jun 29, 2020

Harvard doctor: 'Anything that gathers people indoors has to be dialed back'
He said bars, nightclubs, and restaurants are particularly risky.

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Jun 29, 2020

How the Trump campaign is drawing Obama out of retirement
More than three years after his exit, the 44th president of the United States is back on a political battlefield.

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Jun 27, 2020

2 dead after shooting at a Walmart distribution center in California
The shooting by a man with "AR-type weapon" started about 3:30 p.m. at the Walmart distribution center south of Red Bluff.

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Jun 27, 2020

Activists push for removal of D.C. statue of freed slave kneeling before Lincoln
The bronze memorial in Lincoln Park dates back to 1876.

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Jun 26, 2020

YouTube personality Jenna Marbles apologizes for old videos, says she's halting channel
"I am ashamed of things I have done and said in my past."

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Jun 26, 2020

Ayanna Pressley and Ed Markey want to eliminate public transit fares. Here's how.
The two Massachusetts Democrats are proposing a federal grant program for local governments that make their transit systems free.

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Jun 26, 2020

Texas and Florida clamp down on bars again as new virus cases hit an all-time high in the U.S.
Texas and Florida clamped down on bars again Friday in the biggest retreat yet amid a surge across the South and West

Boston.com National News
Jun 26, 2020

Mary Trump once stood up to her uncle Donald. Now her book describes a ‘nightmare' of family dysfunction.
Mary L. Trump was embroiled in a feud over her inheritance two decades ago when her uncle Donald Trump and his siblings punched back in classic style. In an obscure court filing, they belittled her, alleging she "lives primarily off the Trump income" and is "not gainfully employed." Actually, Mary Trump had embarked on a […]

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Jun 26, 2020

As virus surges, younger people account for ‘disturbing' number of cases
People in their 20s, 30s, and 40s account for a growing proportion of the cases in many places, raising fears that asymptomatic young people are helping to fuel the virus's spread.

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Jun 25, 2020

Ed Markey and Ayanna Pressley are proposing a federal ban on facial recognition technology
The bill would also withhold grant money from states that don't do the same.

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Jun 25, 2020

Ayanna Pressley calls for a quarter-trillion dollars to support transit agencies and subsidize fares
"Our investments continue to fall short of sustaining the growing needs that our public transit systems will face throughout this unprecedented crisis."

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Jun 25, 2020

Three North Carolina cops fired after racist talk of killing Black residents
All three officers were fired Wednesday.

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Jun 24, 2020

Obama urges Democrats: 'Whatever you've done so far is not enough'
In his first event with Joe Biden of the 2020 campaign, the former president warned Democrats not to get complacent ahead of the November election.

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Jun 24, 2020

Greg Glassman, embattled owner of CrossFit, to sell his company
Glassman was excoriated for tweets and comments he made in early June, and is accused of sexual harassment.

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Jun 24, 2020

Icons of 1960s civil rights movement voice cautious optimism
"What we are experiencing now as a nation has only happened a couple times in our history."

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Jun 24, 2020

Chinatown restaurants may have a harder time bouncing back from COVID-19
"It won't be until next year that we will see some sort of bouncing back," said Su Li, owner of Su Su Gourmet.

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Jun 24, 2020

Joe Biden takes dominant lead as voters reject Trump on virus and race
A New York Times/Siena College poll finds that Joe Biden is ahead of the president by 14 points, leading among women and nonwhite voters and cutting into his support with white voters.

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Jun 23, 2020

Madison Cawthorn, 24, upsets Trump-endorsed favorite in North Carolina
A 24-year-old real estate investor won the Republican nomination Tuesday to fill a western North Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, unexpectedly defeating the former congressman's handpicked successor who had been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

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Jun 23, 2020

Harvard's Dr. Ashish Jha thinks the U.S. needs a national mask policy
"Just as I can't walk into a retail store and light up a cigarette, I shouldn't be able to walk into a retail store without wearing a mask."

Boston.com National News
Jun 23, 2020

Health officials had to face a pandemic. Then came the death threats.
State and local health officials have found themselves at the center of regular news briefings amid the coronavirus outbreak, making them targets for harassment and threats.

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Jun 23, 2020

Trump tweets videos of Black men attacking white people, asks ‘Where are the protesters?'
As protesters demanding an end to police brutality and systemic racism again clashed with authorities outside the White House on Monday night, the president took to Twitter to ask why he didn't see a different kind of demonstration instead. Above a retweeted video of a black man repeatedly punching a white department store employee, Trump […]

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Jun 22, 2020

How Trump rallygoers explain Black Lives Matter protests to their children
"I don't think they even understand what they want."

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Jun 22, 2020

Ayanna Pressley had a Father's Day message for children with incarcerated parents
"Know that growth, redemption and forgiveness are possible."

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Jun 22, 2020

‘This is unfortunately not a joke'
"This is incredibly frustrating for the millions of Americans who have gotten sick and have not been able to get tests."

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Jun 19, 2020

Joe Kennedy says he cut ties with his college fraternity over its 'racist record'
"Perhaps we have stayed silent for too long."

Boston.com National News
Jun 18, 2020

Bianca de la Garza is firing back — at the media
Facing a $15 million lawsuit, the former WCVB anchor has hired a lawyer known for representing President Donald Trump and threatening to sue news outlets.

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Jun 18, 2020

Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants' protections
The justices rejected administration arguments that the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal.

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Jun 18, 2020

Court says young immigrants can stay, rejecting Trump order
The justices rejected administration arguments that the 8-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program is illegal.

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Jun 18, 2020

After Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben and Mrs. Butterworth feel the heat
Cream of Wheat and Chiquita Bananas are also in the crosshairs.

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Jun 17, 2020

`That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes
Prosecutors say "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson has been charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s

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Jun 17, 2020

'That 70s Show' actor Danny Masterson charged in 3 rapes
Prosecutors say "That '70s Show" actor Danny Masterson has been charged with the rapes of three women in the early 2000s

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Jun 17, 2020

John Bolton says Trump asked China to help him get reelected
A new book by former national security adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump asked China's president during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects by purchasing more American farm products

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Jun 17, 2020

Why people are still avoiding the doctor (it's not the virus)
Nearly half of all Americans say they or someone they live with has delayed care since the onslaught of coronavirus.

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Jun 17, 2020

'White Lives Matter' sprayed on Arthur Ashe memorial
The monument was dedicated in 1996 to memorialize the African American tennis legend, a Richmond native.

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Jun 17, 2020

'Of course not': Anthony Fauci says he personally wouldn't attend Trump's Tulsa rally, citing coronavirus
It is unclear whether Fauci had been asked to attend or whether he ever planned to do so.

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Jun 17, 2020

Aunt Jemima brand to change name and image over 'racial stereotype'
Its Black female character has often been seen as a symbol of slavery.

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Jun 17, 2020

Protest in Boston calls for reopening cases of Black people killed by law enforcement
On Tuesday, protesters called on Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to reopen cases including that of Terrence Coleman, a Black man who was fatally shot by police in Boston's South End in 2016.

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Jun 16, 2020

A drug offers hope amid spikes in coronavirus infections
A widely available drug is showing promise of treating the most seriously ill coronavirus patients

Boston.com National News
Jun 16, 2020

Flushing the toilet may fling coronavirus aerosols all over
A new study shows how turbulence from a toilet bowl can create a large plume that is potentially infectious to a bathroom's next visitor.

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Jun 16, 2020

Mike Pence misleadingly blames coronavirus spikes on rise in testing
On a private call with governors, the vice president played down new outbreaks, stressing that some states were seeing what he called "intermittent" spikes. Experts have warned it's not that simple.

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Jun 16, 2020

Ilhan Omar announces father's death from COVID-19 complications
Nur Omar Mohamed died Monday.

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Jun 16, 2020

Boston Children's ranked best in nation for 7th year in a row
The Boston institution claimed the top spot in the 2020-2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the Best Children's Hospitals.

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Jun 16, 2020

Analysis: 50 years on, court decision is an unexpected milestone for LGBTQ rights
"As of today, nowhere in the United States is it legal to fire someone for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That's a big deal."

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Jun 15, 2020

How 6 now-former eBay employees allegedly intimidated a Natick couple over their newsletter
One executive texted another: "We are going to crush this lady," court documents say.

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Jun 15, 2020

She survived the coronavirus. Then she got a $400,000 medical bill.
"Oh my God, how am I going to pay all this money?"

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Jun 15, 2020

Photos: Sunday's local protests against racial injustice
Protests were held in Boston, Quincy, Somerville, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Westford, Concord, and Lexington.

Boston.com National News
Jun 13, 2020

Atlanta police chief resigns after fatal police shooting
The mayor of Atlanta also called for the immediate firing of the unidentified officer who opened fire at Rayshard Brooks.

Boston.com National News
Jun 12, 2020

Massachusetts is out of the coronavirus surge. But now officials have a different health care concern.
"People aren't stopping having heart attacks and strokes because of the pandemic. What's happening is they're not seeking needed medical care."

Boston.com National News
Jun 12, 2020

Melania Trump was in no rush to move into the White House. That's when she renegotiated her prenup, a new book says.
When Melania Trump stayed behind in New York after her husband's presidential inauguration, she said it was because she didn't want to interrupt their then-10-year-old son Barron's school year. News stories at the time concentrated on an apparent frostiness between the first couple and the exorbitant taxpayer costs to protect Melania and Barron away from […]

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Jun 12, 2020

Trump supporters must waive right to sue over virus to attend rally
As part of President Donald Trump's push for America to return to life as it was before the coronavirus pandemic, he is resuming indoor campaign rallies this month even while health officials continue to say people should avoid crowded places.

Boston.com National News
Jun 11, 2020

Photos: Thursday's protests seeking justice for George Floyd
Rallies were held at Boston Medical Center and in Saugus and Tyngsborough.

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