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Movie Theaters Sue New Jersey For Right To Reopen

Movie chains, including AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Cinemas, are seeking an injunction against Gov. Philip Murphy's phased reopening schedule unless it allows them to reopen.

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Texas Sets State Record With More Than 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Tuesday

Texas recorded 10,028 new cases, surpassing its previous single-day increase as statewide hospitalizations also set new records.

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Say Her Name: How The Fight For Racial Justice Can Be More Inclusive Of Black Women

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Kimberlé Crenshaw, co-founder of the Say Her Name campaign, about how the Black Lives Matter movement can be more inclusive of Black women.

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Why U.S. Schools Are Still Segregated — And One Idea To Help Change That

Rebecca Sibilia, founder of EdBuild, says a Supreme Court case shaped a funding model for public schools that reinforces inequity. She tells All Things Considered about a new model that could help.

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Trump Sets Date To End WHO Membership Over Its Handling Of Virus

In a letter to the U.N., the president said the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization effective July 6, 2021. He was met with a barrage of criticism.

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Regardless Of What You Think, 'Irregardless' Is A Word

Grammarians are up in arms over dictionaries including "irregardless." The Merriam-Webster dictionary responds: "We do not make the English language, we merely record it."

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Trudeau Won't Visit Trump. Most Canadians Don't Want To Cross The Border Either

When Canada's prime minister opted not to meet President Trump this week, it sent a message about his country's mood: Most of his fellow citizens want to keep the border closed over coronavirus fears.

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CFPB Strips Some Consumer Protections For Payday Loans

Federal regulators issue a new rule for payday lenders that strips out a key provision crafted during the Obama administration. Lenders no longer have to check that borrowers can repay a loan.

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'The Stakes Are Far Higher Than They've Ever Been': Trump's Niece Pens Tell-All

Mary Trump offers a scathing portrait of the president in a book that very nearly was blocked from publication. Now its publisher is bumping up the release date, and excerpts are starting to surface.

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Florida Orders Schools To Reopen In The Fall For In-Person Instruction

The state's largest teachers union says educators want schools to reopen, but the plan lacks detail on safety measures. "There's a lot of angst from teachers across the state," a union official says.

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U.S. Killing Of Iran's Gen. Soleimani 'Was Unlawful,' U.N. Expert Says

President Trump said the U.S. targeted Iran's Qassem Soleimani because of an imminent threat. A U.N. investigator says the U.S. has produced no evidence to back that up.

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Amid New Surge In Virus Cases, Israel's Top Public Health Official Resigns

Siegal Sadetzki said Tuesday that Israeli leaders ignored her warnings and the country reopened too fast. "The compass handling the pandemic lost its direction," she said in her resignation letter.

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This Company Wants to Rewrite the Future of Genetic Disease

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Tessera Therapeutics is developing a new class of gene editors capable of precisely plugging in long stretches of DNA—something that Crispr can’t do.
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White House Pushes To Reopen Schools Despite A Surge In Coronavirus Cases

The administration acknowledges the risk of students spreading the contagion to vulnerable populations but emphasizes that school closures disrupt "critical services to children and their families."

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A Plan to Make Police Data Open Source Started on Reddit

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 12:42
The Police Data Accessibility Project aims to request, download, clean, and standardize public records that right now are overly difficult to find.
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'Say Her Name': WNBA Dedicates 2020 Season To Social Justice Initiatives

The WNBA says this season, players will wear warmup shirts with the words "Say Her Name" on them to call attention to the "forgotten victims" of violence and police brutality.

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Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive, Sees 'Perfect Storm Of Distress In America'

Keisha Lance Bottoms' diagnosis comes at an intense time for the city, which is reeling from the police killing of Rayshard Brooks and a spike in violence over the Fourth of July weekend.

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'We've Got To Learn From Our History,' 'Demagogue' Author Warns

Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book. He says both McCarthy and Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The 65-year-old leader revealed the result Tuesday on national TV. Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the virus's dangers, despite Brazil suffering the world's second-largest outbreak.

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The Pandemic Is Pushing Scientists To Rethink How They Read Research Papers

Faced with a glut of pandemic research from around the world, scientists are confronting their biases and learning to engage with science conducted at institutions they're unfamiliar with.

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