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Twitter Restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s Account Over COVID-19 Misinformation

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:59

The company said Trump Jr.'s account would be limited for 12 hours. It said the president's son put out a tweet with "misleading and potentially harmful" information about the coronavirus.

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Biden Details Proposal To Advance Racial Equity In America

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:33

The Democrat's proposal seeks to address the country's racial wealth, opportunity and jobs gaps.

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Midwest Could See Surge In COVID-19 Cases Unless States Are More Careful, Fauci Warns

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:12

Early indications are that Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky could face similar increases to those seen in the South, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells ABC's Good Morning America. He urges states to be cautious.

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Twitter Removes Donald Trump Jr.'s Tweets Of Doctors Making False Coronavirus Claims

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 12:06

The tweets, shared by the president, undercut Trump's own recent statements about the importance of wearing masks.

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German And U.K. Officials Warn Of A Possible New COVID-19 Wave In Europe

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 11:16

"I'm afraid you are starting to see, in some places, the signs of a second wave of the pandemic" in Europe, says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 10:00

A new national effort aims to deliver better online learning to any district that wants it. Some worry the program is overpromising.

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'Tidal Wave' Of Power Shut-Offs Looms As Nation Grapples With Heat

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:11

Power shut-off moratoriums imposed at the start of the pandemic are beginning to expire. Customers and utilities face a backlog of missed bills that may eventually be passed on to ratepayers.

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Pandemic Is Overwhelming U.S. Public Health Capacity In Many States. What Now?

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:07

With the coronavirus spreading out of control in many parts of the U.S., some experts say the strategy of testing and tracing can't contain the pandemic until lockdowns bring case numbers down.

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Bigger And Brawnier: Clout Of Amazon And CEO Jeff Bezos Under Scrutiny

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:02

The first congressional testimony by Jeff Bezos comes at a time when he and Amazon are seeming at their zenith, occupying ever-growing space in American culture.

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Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:00

The Navajo Nation is having a farming renaissance in the era of COVID-19. More residents are turning to traditional agriculture as they're under strict travel limits due to the coronavirus.

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Study: Nursing Home Residents Not Protected From Antipsychotic Drugs Under Trump

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:00

Enforcement of rules protecting nursing home residents from antipsychotic drugs has declined during the Trump administration, according to a new report.

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Big Tech In Washington's Hot Seat: What You Need To Know

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:00

The heads of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple will face lawmakers' questions about whether they are using their power to squash competition.

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WATCH: Attorney General Barr Set To Testify On Justice Department Oversight

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:00

A long-awaited showdown is expected Tuesday between House Democrats and William Barr. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET.

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Demand Surges For See-through Face Masks As Pandemic Swells

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 05:00

Face coverings are key to stopping spread of the coronavirus, but also slow communication, especially for people who don't hear well. Volunteers and companies suggest some transparent alternatives.

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Former Malaysian PM Found Guilty Of Looting Sovereign Fund

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 02:52

Najib Razak was found guilty in the first of multiple trials related to the siphoning of billions of dollars from the country's 1MBD sovereign wealth fund.

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Portland Protesters File Suit Against Trump Administration Over Federal Response

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 23:41

Wall of Moms, Don't Shoot Portland and others sued several federal agencies on Monday, alleging federal officers in Portland are exceeding their legal authority and violating protesters' rights.

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California's Hard-Hit Central Valley To Get Federal Health Workers, More State Help

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 20:28

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced incoming funding, strike teams and federal health care workers to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in eight Central Valley counties where hospitals are overwhelmed.

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Deaths And Missing People Reported From Tropical Depression Hanna In Mexico

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 19:42

Mexican media reported several deaths from the storm, including children who were swept away by currents during flooding.

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UN To Install Asylum-Seekers' Housing In Mexico

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 19:24

The temporary units for people waiting to enter the U.S. are meant to bolster a shortfall in shelter caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Economic Uncertainty Drives Gold Price To A Record High

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 18:58

Gold has soared nearly 30% this year, reaching a record settlement price of $1,931 per ounce Monday. Many analysts see it heading even higher as investors look for a "safe haven."

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