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Jul 06, 2020

The Dentist Will See You Now. But Should You Go?
Dentists spend their careers eye to eye with infectious patients, their hands inside gaping mouths, and have a vested interest in making sure everyone stays safe. Here's how they do it.

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Jul 06, 2020

Mexico's President Weathers A Torrent Of Criticism Over Meeting With Trump
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's critics say he's making a mistake by going to Washington, and is giving in to the U.S. president's whims. But Lopez Obrador says, "We are going ... with our heads high."

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Jul 06, 2020

Ennio Morricone, The Sound Of The American West, Dies At 91
The iconic Italian composer, who scored The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and more than 500 other films, died Monday in Rome.

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Jul 06, 2020

Federal Prosecutors Discussed 'Burying' Evidence In Troubled New York Case
The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.

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Jul 06, 2020

Trump Presses 'Cancel Culture' War, But Here Are 6 Numbers That Matter More
Over the holiday weekend, President Trump warned of an attempt to erase American history and values. But other factors are likely to play bigger roles in his reelection effort.

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Jul 06, 2020

Early Coronavirus Testing Restrictions Led To Some Big ER Bills
People with COVID-19 symptoms in March and April were often billed for expensive scans and bloodwork because they didn't qualify back then for a confirmatory coronavirus test. Some are crying foul.

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Jul 06, 2020

Pooling Coronavirus Tests Can Spare Scarce Supplies, But There's A Catch
Instead of running a coronavirus test on every specimen, a lab can combines multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear. A positive leads to a second round of testing.

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Jul 06, 2020

Want To Create A Better Mask? It's Harder Than It Seams
Brothers Billy and Nick Smith have designed a reusable mask that's knit, not sewn. It's seamless, sustainable, and made from polyester, spandex, nylon, and an antimicrobial silver-coated yarn.

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Jul 06, 2020

An Uneasy July 4th In Richmond, Va., As Armed Groups Gather Warily
Black protesters and Boogaloo boys, both carrying weapons but offering radically different visions of America, assembled in the former capital of the Confederacy over the holiday weekend.

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Jul 05, 2020

'A Nightmare': Georgia Tech Faculty Push Back Against In-Person Reopening Plans
The University System of Georgia is holding in-person classes this fall, with no masks required. It's an anomaly among top public universities — and it will put people at risk, professors say.

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Jul 05, 2020

Vanessa Guillen Remains Identified By Army Investigators, Lawyer Says
More than two months after Vanessa Guillen was last seen, her remains were identified by Army investigators, a family lawyer said Sunday.

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Jul 05, 2020

121 University Of Washington Students Infected In Greek Row Outbreak
At least 112 fraternity house residents, as well as nine additional students identified as close contacts, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday.

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Jul 05, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Near 130,000; Florida And Texas Report Record Case Numbers
Florida and Texas reported their biggest daily rise in new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past few days as deaths in the U.S. continue to rise.

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Jul 05, 2020

Third Ex-Police Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Released From Jail On Bond
With Tou Thao's release on Saturday, three of the four former officers involved in George Floyd's death are free on bond. All face criminal charges, and one remains in custody.

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Jul 05, 2020

3rd Ex-Police Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Released From Jail On Bond
With Tou Thao's release on Saturday, three of the four former officers involved in George Floyd's death are free on bond. All face criminal charges, and one remains in custody.

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Jul 05, 2020

Baltimore Protesters Topple Columbus Statue
Demonstrators in Baltimore pulled down the statue and threw it into the harbor, adding it to the growing list of Columbus monuments toppled nationwide in response to his controversial legacy.

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Jul 05, 2020

The Kung Fu Nuns Of Kathmandu
They call themselves the "fearless ones." They've built a reputation not just for their martial arts prowess but for teaching girls to stand up for their rights. And they love watching horror movies.

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Jul 05, 2020

Despite Rising Coronavirus Cases, Trump's Focus Appears To Be Elsewhere
The president has focused on the economy and the culture wars, but these days says little about the pandemic that has killed 130,000 Americans.

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Jul 05, 2020

My Gym Is Reopening. Is It Safe To Work Out There?
As gyms open for business, new rules aim to limit the spread of COVID-19, including spacing equipment, regular cleanings and limiting attendance. But experts say it's still safer to exercise at home.

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Jul 04, 2020

In Fourth Of July Remarks, Trump Attacks 'Radical Left'
At the "Salute to America" event, Trump referred to protesters calling for the removal of statues as an "angry mob" and likened the defeat of the "radical left" with defeating Nazis and terrorists.

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Jul 04, 2020

Trump Signs Small Business Loan Program Extension
The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted to help small businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, had expired Tuesday. With Trump's signature Saturday, the new deadline to apply is Aug. 8.

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Jul 04, 2020

States Shatter Coronavirus Records As Officials Eye Holiday Weekend With Alarm
Both Florida and South Carolina reported their highest-ever daily totals for new cases. But they're not alone: The caseload is spiking across the U.S., and the Fourth of July may only make it worse.

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Jul 04, 2020

At Least 15 Feared Dead After Torrential Rains Sweep Through Southern Japan
Japanese officials say it's the heaviest rainfall ever recorded in the region. More than 200,000 people were asked to evacuate.

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Jul 04, 2020

2 People Injured After Vehicle Careens Into Protesters In Seattle
Police have the driver in custody, but no motive has been given. Videos on social media depict the vehicle apparently swerving into a group of protesters on a freeway overnight.

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Jul 04, 2020

1 Killed, 1 Injured After Driver Strikes Protesters In Seattle
Police have the driver in custody, but no motive has been given. Videos on social media depict the vehicle apparently swerving into a group of protesters on a freeway overnight.

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Jul 04, 2020

1 Killed, 1 Injured After Vehicle Careens Into Protesters In Seattle
Police have the driver in custody, but no motive has been given. Videos on social media depict the vehicle apparently swerving into a group of protesters on a freeway overnight.

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Jul 04, 2020

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.

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Jul 04, 2020

Tracking The Pandemic: Are Coronavirus Cases Rising Or Falling In Your State?
View NPR's maps and graphics to see where COVID-19 is hitting hardest in the U.S., which state outbreaks are growing and which are leveling off.

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Jul 04, 2020

Experts Say Intel Should Have Reached Trump On Russian Bounty Program
The president says no one told him about a suspected Russian bounty program. Reports say the information was available in a detailed intelligence file called the President's Daily Briefing.

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Jul 04, 2020

New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents
Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.

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Jul 04, 2020

Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries
Activists say the pandemic and racial justice protests have contributed to a climate that is more favorable to progressive candidates and ideas.

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Jul 04, 2020

International Flights Are Ramping Up. Slowly. And With Plenty Of Caveats
Many countries shut down international air travel when the pandemic began. Routes are reopening again, but you may need a COVID-19 test before you board.

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Jul 04, 2020

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19
It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.

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Jul 04, 2020

Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of 'New Far-Left Fascism' At Mount Rushmore Event
In a speech on the eve of July Fourth, the president denounced protesters who call for the removal of Confederate statues and announced he would establish a National Garden Of American Heroes.

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Jul 04, 2020

Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of 'New Far-Left Fascism' In Speech Ahead Of July 4th
In a speech given at Mount Rushmore on the eve of July 4th, the President denounced protestors who removed Confederate statues and announced he would establish a "National Garden Of American Heroes."

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Jul 03, 2020

FBI Says Soldier Vanessa Guillen Was Killed
The main suspect's girlfriend has been charged with helping dismember the body. Guillen's family says the killing came after sexual harassment.

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Jul 03, 2020

FBI Files Charges In Vanessa Guillen Case
Spc. Vanessa Guillen went missing in April. Now federal investigators say she was murdered, and buried near a river outside Austin. Her family says the murder came after sexual harassment.

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Jul 03, 2020

Khashoggi Murder Trial Begins In Turkey
Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a leading critic of the kingdom's crown prince, was killed in Istanbul in 2018. Twenty Saudis are standing trial in absentia in Khashoggi's death.

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Jul 03, 2020

Major League Baseball Cancels 2020 All-Star Game Because Of Coronavirus
It had been scheduled for July 14, hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The next All-Star Game is set for summer 2021 in Atlanta.

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Jul 03, 2020

FBI Reveals New Details In The Case Of Missing Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen
Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen has disappeared in April. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with attorney Natalie Khawam and Vanessa's sister Lupe Guillen about new details in this case.

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Jul 03, 2020

Business As Usual During The Pandemic, This Time Through Plexiglass
Demand for plexiglass has skyrocketed due to the coronavirus as businesses worldwide install protective barriers.

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Jul 03, 2020

Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project
Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens thousands of lives across the US can be saved by more people wearing face masks.

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Jul 03, 2020

Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Easier Voting By Mail In Alabama During Coronavirus
A lower-court judge had allowed less rigorous terms for absentee voting because of the pandemic. That ruling was blocked a dozen days before a primary run-off there.

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Jul 03, 2020

Washington Redskins And Cleveland Indians Are Rethinking Their Names
Corporate sponsors and investors have put pressure on the D.C. football team. Cleveland's baseball team says it wants to embrace the need for social justice.

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Jul 03, 2020

Washington Redskins Say Team Name Will Undergo A 'Thorough Review'
The NFL franchise announced Friday that recent events have pushed it to examine its controversial name. In recent days, corporate sponsors and investors have put pressure on the team to take action.

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Jul 03, 2020

England To Lift Quarantine Rule For More Than 50 Nations — But Not For The U.S.
Effective July 10, travelers from "reduced risk" countries, including Spain, France, Germany and Italy, won't have to self-Isolate for 14 days. The U.S. is not among the exempt countries.

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Jul 03, 2020

Planning To Celebrate The 4th? What To Know About The Risks Of Parties And Bars
Alcohol makes people lose inhibitions. And maybe take off their masks, and get up close and personal. Here's why you may want to reconsider going out this weekend. Or how to stay safe if you do.

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Jul 03, 2020

'Make The Climate A Priority Again,' Says Germany's Student Activist Neubauer
NPR sits down with Germany's prominent youth climate activist to discuss lessons from the coronavirus and next steps for the movement.

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Jul 03, 2020

Drill Down To County Level And The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Looks Even Worse
Local data reveal a deeper picture of where the current hot spots are in the United States — and where new ones could surface.

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Jul 03, 2020

Reflection On A 4th That Seems Far from Glorious
We do need a holiday just now. And not just a moment of leisure but an occasion for unity, healing and hope.

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Jul 03, 2020

Revisiting Sacred Cows: Which Figures From History Do We Honor, And How?
Statues have been taken down; names scrubbed from institutions. The national reckoning over race has reenergized debates over historical figures and the scrutiny goes beyond Confederate monuments.

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Jul 03, 2020

For Some Black Americans, Love Of Country Means Holding It Accountable
For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren't fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.

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Jul 03, 2020

On The Brink, Rural Hospitals Brace For New Surge In COVID-19 Cases
Rural "critical access" hospitals, often some of the largest employers in small towns, have been operating on razor-thin margins throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jul 03, 2020

U.S. Surpasses Global Record For New COVID-19 Cases Recorded In A Day
The U.S. reported more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — reaching a daily global record for the coronavirus pandemic. The previous record was set last month by Brazil.

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Jul 02, 2020

No Federal Mandates For Masks On Planes Or Empty Middle Seats
As some airlines try to sell every seat on every flight, the Trump administration urges them to leave some seats empty and wants passengers to wear masks, but neither will be required.

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Jul 02, 2020

Washington NFL Team's Sponsor FedEx Formally Asks For Team Name Change
FedEx, which paid $205 million in 1999 for the naming rights to the Redskins' stadium, says it has "communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name."

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Jul 02, 2020

LA Sheriff To Fine $300 For Not Wearing A Mask In Public
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department West Hollywood Station said in a Facebook post that it would issue citations for not wearing a mask that come with a $250 fine and $50 in fees.

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Jul 02, 2020

Need A Polling Place With Social Distancing? 3 NBA Teams Offer Venues
The offers come as many NBA players have upped their involvement in social causes. Superstar LeBron James has a new group aimed at protecting Black citizens' voting rights.

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Jul 02, 2020

Landslide At Myanmar Jade Mine Kills At Least 162
The death toll makes the disaster the worst known in the jade mining industry, surpassing an accident in 2015 that killed 113 people.

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Jul 02, 2020

In Arizona, Nearly 1 In 4 Coronavirus Tests Now Comes Back Positive
The percentage of positive tests in Arizona is more than three times the national average, and hospital capacity has become a concern.

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Jul 02, 2020

The NFL Will Play 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' Before Each Season-Opener Game
The song known as the Black national anthem will play before "The Star Spangled Banner." The league is working with players on a variety of measures to recognize victims of racism.

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Jul 02, 2020

Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safe To Dine Indoors — Or Outdoors?
We look at the risks to consider (and precautions to take) before a restaurant meal. Also: How risky is it to fly on fully booked flights?

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Jul 02, 2020

Hong Kong Activist Nathan Law Says He Has Fled Abroad Amid Beijing-Backed Crackdown
Law, who spoke to NPR's All Things Considered, announced late Wednesday that he had left the country following the enactment of a draconian new national security law targeting the territory.

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Jul 02, 2020

Senator Puts Rare Hold On Military Promotions Over Ousted Army Officer
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified in impeachment hearings. He's been due for promotion to the rank of full colonel, but that has not happened. Sen. Tammy Duckworth wants assurances that it will.

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Jul 02, 2020

Face Masks Mandatory In Most Of Texas, Starting Friday
With COVID-19 cases setting records, Gov. Greg Abbott is requiring most Texans to wear face coverings in public. The order takes effect Friday and applies to counties with 20 or more cases.

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Jul 02, 2020

As China Imposes New Hong Kong Law, U.S. And Allies Take Steps To Retaliate
The U.S. is cutting back its special treatment of the territory, while the U.K. offers a pathway to British citizenship for Hong Kongers.

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Jul 02, 2020

NBA Says 9 More Players Test Positive For Coronavirus
That brings the total to 25. Put another way, that's 7% of the league. The news comes as games are scheduled to resume later this month. Team staff has fared better — 10 positive tests out of 884.

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Jul 02, 2020

Supreme Court Acts To Postpone More Controversies, From Mueller Report To Abortion
The decisions ensure none of these cases will be decided before the November election.

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Jul 02, 2020

Maine Fireworks Businesses Struggle As Public Displays Are Canceled
Pyrotechnics companies are struggling to make ends meet during what is usually their peak season. One company has seen more than 90% of its business dry up amid the pandemic.

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Jul 02, 2020

Amid Protests And Virus Fears, Firearm Background Checks Hit All-Time High
The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System set a record in June with 3.9 million background checks. The previous record of 3.7 million background checks was set in March.

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Jul 02, 2020

Amid Virus Fears And Protests, Firearm Background Checks Hit All-Time High
The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System set a record in June with 3.9 million background checks. The previous record of 3.7 million background checks was set in March.

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Jul 02, 2020

Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For Two Weeks
The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.

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Jul 02, 2020

Some States To Out-Of-Towners: If You Come Visit, Plan To Quarantine For 2 Weeks
The 14-day quarantine rule — which in some areas carries fines of up to $10,000 — is meant to help contain the spread of COVID-19, but enforcement varies from state to state.

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Jul 02, 2020

Another Day, Another Coronavirus Record In Florida
The surge of coronavirus cases in Florida shows no signs of slowing down. The state hit another daily record with more than 10,000 cases reported on Thursday. Hospitalizations are increasing too.

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Jul 02, 2020

'We Have A Black People Problem': Facebook Worker Claims Racial Discrimination
The complaint alleges a hostile environment for Black workers echoing longstanding criticism of the tech company's lack of diversity.

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Jul 02, 2020

Slain Singer Is Laid To Rest After Days Of Deadly Turmoil In Ethiopia
Since Haacaaluu Hundeessaa was shot dead in Addis Ababa, the country has been riven by ethnic discontent. At least 80 people have died in clashes between protesters and security forces this week.

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Jul 02, 2020

For Skipping The Census, Homes In These 6 Places Get Door Knocks First
After delaying in-person visits because of COVID-19, Census Bureau workers are heading to unresponsive homes in Idaho, Maine and West Virginia, as well as parts of Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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Jul 02, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Charged In Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Case
The British socialite has previously been accused of helping Epstein run an alleged sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls.

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Jul 02, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, Charged In Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Abuse Case
The British socialite has previously been accused of helping Epstein run an alleged sex-trafficking ring that victimized teenage girls.

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Jul 02, 2020

Hiring Surged In June With 4.8 Million Jobs Added Before New Spike In Infections
The unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. But there are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

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Jul 02, 2020

Hiring Surged In June. Employers Added 4.8 Million Jobs Before New Spike In Infections
U.S. employers added 4.8 million jobs last month as the unemployment rate fell to 11.1%. There are indications that the job growth has slowed recently amid a surge of new coronavirus infections.

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Jul 02, 2020

How Chile Ended Up With One Of The Highest COVID-19 Rates
It's a wealthy nation with a robust health care system. So why does Chile have one of the highest coronavirus infection rates per capita of any country in the world?

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Jul 02, 2020

COVID-19 Exploits Cracks In Chilean Society
It's a wealthy nation with a robust health care system. So why does Chile have one of the highest coronavirus infection rates per capita of any country in the world?

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Jul 02, 2020

Trump And McConnell, Via Swath Of Judges, Will Affect U.S. Law For Decades
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been advancing the White House's judicial candidates with single-minded focus. Two hundred have been confirmed.

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Jul 02, 2020

Wave Of Young Judges Pushed By McConnell Will Be 'Ruling For Decades To Come'
The Senate majority leader, boosted by President Trump, hits a new milestone in his effort to "leave no vacancy behind." The judges, who are far from retirement age, are largely white men.

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Jul 02, 2020

Drive-Through Naturalizations Make New U.S. Citizens In The COVID-19 Era
After months of not naturalizing new U.S. citizens due to the coronavirus shutdown, immigration officials have begun offering drive-through naturalization ceremonies that take just a few minutes.

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Jul 02, 2020

Biden Faces Pressure To Pick A Black Running Mate. But Warren Remains A Top Contender
Despite calls for Joe Biden to choose a Black woman as his vice presidential pick, many progressives are urging him to choose Sen. Elizabeth Warren instead.

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Jul 02, 2020

Another Unwanted U.S. Record: 50,000 New Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day
Johns Hopkins University's tracking site shows almost 2.7 million confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Wednesday. Total U.S. deaths from COVID-19 are more than double those of Brazil, which ranks second.

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Jul 01, 2020

Biden Outpaces Trump As Campaigns Report Record Fundraising
The former vice president and the Democratic National Commmittee raised a combined $282 million in the last quarter, compared to $266 million for Trump and the Republican National Committee.

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Jul 01, 2020

Germany Disbands Elite Military Unit Following Reports Of Right Wing Extremism
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the Special Forces Command, or KSK, had created a "wall of secrecy" around itself and she announced the partial disbanding of the commando force.

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Jul 01, 2020

Boston To Remove Statue Depicting Abraham Lincoln With Freed Black Man At His Feet
Emancipation Memorial has stood in Park Square since 1879. It is a version of the original, in Washington, D.C., which was funded by formerly enslaved people but designed without their input.

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Jul 01, 2020

Referendum In Russia Passes, Allowing Putin To Remain President Until 2036
The vote approves constitutional changes, including a reset on presidential terms that will allow Putin to run twice more after his current six-year term expires in 2024.

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Jul 01, 2020

House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans
The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $3 trillion pandemic response package passed by Congress in March, has been extended to Aug. 8.

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Jul 01, 2020

Mount Rushmore Fireworks Revival To Feature Trump But No Social Distancing
Environmental dangers, including wildfires and groundwater poisoning, ended the Rushmore pyrotechnics a decade ago. Now they're back, defying a pandemic and protests.

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Jul 01, 2020

Revived Mount Rushmore Fireworks Will Feature Trump But No Social Distancing
Environmental dangers, including wildfires and groundwater poisoning, ended the Rushmore pyrotechnics a decade ago. Now they're back, defying a pandemic and protests.

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Jul 01, 2020

It's 'Our Fault': Nextdoor CEO Takes Blame For Deleting of Black Lives Matter Posts
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Nextdoor CEO Sarah Friar outlines new measures the popular neighborhood app is taking to address reports of racial profiling and censorship on the platform.

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Jul 01, 2020

Pennsylvania Joins The Growing List Of States Mandating Face Masks In Public
Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.

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Jul 01, 2020

Alabama's Top Health Officer: Without Compliance, Health Orders Can Only Go So Far
Alabama extended its health orders in response to the jump in coronavirus infections. But State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says officials have had trouble enforcing the orders already in place.

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Jul 01, 2020

International Doctors Start Residencies At U.S. Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Surge
Totaling about 4,000, they began working Wednesday. They'll face two historic challenges: the coronavirus pandemic and some of the most restrictive immigration policies the U.S. has seen in decades.

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Jul 01, 2020

A User's Guide To Masks: What's Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)
They're made of cotton. Or polyester. Or paper. Or polypropylene. Here's what researchers say about the effectiveness of the different types of face mask during this pandemic.

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