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Job Picture Worsens: Millions More File For Unemployment, In Reversal

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 09:10

New claims for unemployment benefits rise to 1.4 million, a sign that the labor market is deteriorating as businesses close their doors again after the pandemic intensifies.

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Baseball Shouts 'Play Ball!' But For How Long? A Nervous 2020 Season Begins

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 06:03

Major League Baseball's delayed and shortened regular season gets underway Thursday. There will be no fans in the stands and plenty of health and safety protections for the players and team officials.

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Can Masks Save Us From More Lockdowns? Here's What The Science Says

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 06:00

How can communities stop coronavirus case surges without crushing the economy? Some scientists say widespread mask wearing may be more than a helpful precaution — it may the solution.

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China Launches Ambitious Mission To Mars

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 05:51

Tianwen-1, which combines an orbiter, lander and rover in a single shot, would be China's second attempt to reach the red planet, after a 2011 mission failed.

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'Maybe I'm Not As Safe As Before': Turkish Admiral Seeking Asylum In U.S. Speaks Out

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 05:10

Mustafa Ugurlu who was charged with staging a July, 2016 coup but denied any involvement, says while his family has been embraced in Norfolk, Va., he fears the Turkish state will track him down.

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GOP Senators And White House Tentatively Agree On Part Of Coronavirus Aid Bill

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 05:01

The agreement, which includes $105 billion for schools, is meant to be a starting point for bipartisan talks on a final bill.

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Democrats Go On Offense On Russian Election Interference As November Approaches

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 05:00

Democratic lawmakers want an FBI briefing on suspected attacks, and former Vice President Joe Biden says a Republican senator investigating him could be receiving disinformation from Russia.

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Qantas Retires Its Last 747 With A Dash Of Sky Art

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 04:13

With six pilots and no passengers aboard for the final flight from Sydney, QF7474's flight path sketched out a giant Qantas kangaroo logo off the east coast of Australia.

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Former Minnesota Police Officer Derek Chauvin Charged With Tax Evasion

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 02:15

The Washington County prosecutor's office says Chauvin and his wife underreported their joint income from 2014 through 2019 by $464,433.

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Masking Up In The Midwest: Ohio And Minnesota Announce Statewide Mandates

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 20:53

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said they would require people to wear face coverings in public, and in the East, Mayor Muriel Boswer expanded mask requirements in Washington, D.C.

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Tesla's String Of Profits Opens A New Door For World's Most Valuable Automaker

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 18:07

The electric car maker is now eligible to join the S&P 500 index, which means it would become part of the retirement accounts of millions of ordinary Americans.

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Suspected Killer Of Judge's Son In New Jersey Linked To Another Death In California

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 17:53

Investigators say they have evidence that Roy Den Hollander, the FBI's primary subject in the New Jersey killing, was involved in the killing of a rival attorney earlier this month.

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Trump Expands Deployment Of Federal Agents To End 'Explosion Of Shootings'

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 17:10

Trump says agents will go "into communities plagued by violent crime." He adds the administration has "no choice but to get involved."

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Trump Requested Help From U.S. Ambassador In Holding British Open At A Trump Resort

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 16:57

A former diplomat at the U.S. embassy says Ambassador Robert Wood "Woody" Johnson IV told him about the request. "I advised him that doing so would violate federal ethics rules," he tells NPR.

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Watch Live: Trump Holds News Conference

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 16:46

The president had said this week he plans to reintroduce daily coronavirus task force updates, following a months-long hiatus in the once-regular briefings.

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Fort Hood Soldier's Remains Are Found At A Nearby Lake

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 16:46

Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a nearby lake — the third service member from the Texas base to be found dead in the past month.

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U.S., U.K. Change Diplomatic Immunity Rules After British Man Was Killed

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 16:31

The change in policy comes nearly a year after the death of Harry Dunn, a 19-year-old. The wife of a U.S. diplomat is accused of killing him as she was driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Disaster Relief For The Elderly And Disabled Is Already Hard. Now Add A Pandemic

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 16:05

Natural disasters are already deadly for the elderly and people with disabilities. During the pandemic, advocates say disaster preparation has fallen short in meeting the needs of the most at risk.

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Timeline: The Unraveling Of U.S.-China Relations

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:58

On Tuesday, the Trump administration ordered China's Houston consulate to close, amping up tensions in already fraught relations. Here are some of the key developments reshaping U.S.-China relations.

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NAACP Sues Betsy DeVos Over Federal Aid Money For Private Schools

Wed, 07/22/2020 - 15:33

The civil rights organization argues the Department of Education has directed states to unfairly divert relief funds from public to private schools.

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