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Twitter Points Users To Fact Checks Of Trump Tweets For The First Time

The link is added to a tweet in which the president claims without evidence that mail-in ballots are fraudulent. A Twitter spokesman says the tweet wasn't deleted because it didn't discourage voting.

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Trump's Threat To Move Convention Causes Overnight Scramble

On Friday, the RNC chairwoman was looking to local officials in Charlotte to guide convention plans. Now, the president has given North Carolina an ultimatum, as governors pitch other states to host.

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Trump Unveils Plan To Cap Insulin Costs For Seniors, Takes Jabs At Biden

Some polls show Trump's support slipping among seniors. His new plan will help diabetic seniors limit insulin costs to $35 per month, starting next year.

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Obituary Writer Aims To Show How Coronavirus Impacts 'All People In Our Society'

Maureen O'Donnell of the Chicago Sun-Times says obituary writers aren't able to cover the life of each person who has died of COVID-19. But they do their best to tell "a variety of stories."

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Muslim Comics Gather Over Zoom To Celebrate Eid With Jokes And Joy

Forty comedians came together for 2 hours of stand-up to celebrate a socially distant Eid-al-Fitr. They cracked wise about everything from smelly burps to parents who share misinformation on WhatsApp.

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Justice Department Closes Investigations Of 3 Senators; Burr Inquiry Continues

Investigators won't pursue insider-trading investigations into one Democrat and two Republicans, but Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., remains a subject of interest to the FBI and prosecutors.

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Feds Arrest 'The Mask Man,' New York Pharmacist Accused Of Profiteering On N95 Masks

"I feel like a drug dealer standing out here," Richard Schirripa allegedly said as he was recorded selling 16 boxes of N95 masks to a customer on the street, a criminal complaint says.

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Trump’s New Space Force Missile Might Be Too ‘Super-Duper’

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To go that fast, it would need a ridiculous amount of fuel—and even then, it might never come back down.
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4 Police Officers Fired After A Black Man Dies In Minneapolis Police Custody

In a video, the man repeatedly cries out and says, "I cannot breath," while the officer continues to push down on the man's neck with his knee. The man has been identified as George Floyd.

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Nearing 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths, U.S. Is Still 'Early In This Outbreak'

"The speed with which this has happened is really devastating," says Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He warns the outbreak will leave no part of the U.S. untouched.

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Mayor Of Montgomery, Ala.: 'We Have Not Won The Battle With COVID-19 Yet'

Almost half of the COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County, Ala., were confirmed in the last 14 days. Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed says one problem is people who "have decided that the pandemic is over."

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With Oil Collapse, A Geologist Struggles For Prospects; She's 'Just A Little Lost'

Keri Belcher has worked in the oil and gas industry. But she's considering switching careers — even if it means less time outdoors, which is what attracted her to geology in the first place.

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ER Visit For A COVID-Like Cough Stuck Man With A $3,278 Bill

A dad in Denver tried to do everything right when COVID-19 symptoms surfaced. But he got a surprising bill from his insurer, which had waived cost sharing for treatment of the coronavirus infection.

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Unlikely Allies Band Together In Laredo To Oppose The Border Wall

Landowners, bankers, city officials and a congressman are all trying to keep the wall from coming and destroying the 265-year-old city's historic downtown.

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New California Relief Program for Undocumented Overwhelmed By Demand

Response far outstrips resources as the state partners with nonprofits and foundations in a one-time program that aids undocumented workers and their families during the pandemic.

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Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19

"If that rule had gone into effect, then every hospital, every nursing home would essentially have to have a plan," said David Michaels, former Occupational Safety and Health Administration chief.

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White Woman Who Called Police On Black Bird Watcher In Central Park Placed On Leave

A black man says he asked a white woman in Central Park to put her dog on a leash. His video, which has gone viral, shows her telling emergency operators that the man is threatening her and her dog.

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Six Flags Will Reopen Its First Park On June 5, Requiring Masks And A Health Check

Six Flags says it will also use thermal imaging to screen temperatures of guests and employees before they can enter.

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Memorializing Those Who Died In The Time Of COVID-19

Since it's impossible to hold mass public gatherings to mourn those who have died of COVID-19, people are creating new ways to memorialize the dead.

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New Spaceship Prepares To Blast Off And Make History

NASA and SpaceX plan to launch astronauts to the International Space Station on Wednesday. It'll be the first time a new kind of spacecraft has launched astronauts into orbit since the space shuttle.

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