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At Least 25 Indian Lawmakers Test Positive For Coronavirus As Parliament Reopens

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 12:24

Indian lawmakers were required to get tested for the coronavirus within 72 hours before entering parliament — which met on Monday for the first time since March.

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A Possible Sign Of Life Right Next Door To Earth, On Venus

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 11:07

Scientists have found a gas associated with living organisms in a region of Venus' atmosphere. They can't figure out how it got there if it didn't come from life.

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'We Had To Take Action': States In Mexico Move To Ban Junk Food Sales To Minors

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:17

"The damage of this kind of diet is even more visible because of the pandemic," says a Oaxaca legislator who spearheaded a law against the sale of junk food and soda to minors. The idea is spreading.

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Sally Is Expected To Be A Hurricane When It Hits Gulf Coast Tuesday

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 09:54

Sally will bring an "extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and torrential rain with flash flooding" today, forecasters say.

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In Florida, Schools Under Pressure To Get Rid Of Police Officers

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 07:18

The demands by student activists face what could be an insurmountable obstacle: security fears in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.

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Microsoft, Oracle Lose Bids For TikTok, According To China State TV

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:58

In a surprise move, ByteDance rejected a bid made by tech giant Microsoft to acquire the U.S. assets of hit video-sharing app TikTok. The company also spurned Oracle.

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As Auto Industry Roars Back, Worker Shortages Throw Up Roadblocks

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:02

The U.S. auto industry has an absenteeism problem. The word might bring to mind people playing hooky, but during a pandemic there are lots of good reasons people might not show up to work.

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Army Marshals Resources To Aid In Race For Coronavirus Vaccine

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:01

The Army is working with private industry to create a coronavirus vaccine, but also working on its own. The military service has a history of creating vaccines and making medical breakthroughs.

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Redesigning The Office To Maximize Health

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:00

Architects are already looking beyond COVID-19 to imagine the office of 2025 and beyond — an office that will keep us safe on the job, whatever pandemic virus strikes next.

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Biden Pledges To Dismantle Trump's Sweeping Immigration Changes — But Can He Do That?

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:00

The Trump administration has undertaken more than 400 executive actions on immigration, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Biden vows to roll back many policies — but faces obstacles.

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Despite A New Federal Ban, Many Renters Are Still Getting Evicted

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ordered a nationwide eviction ban for people who can't pay rent and have no place to go. It's helping some, but many others are getting evicted anyway.

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Map: Mail-In Voting Rules By State

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 05:00

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of states have modified their rules for absentee voting in November's elections.

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Woodward Addresses Criticism That He Should've Detailed Trump Interviews Earlier

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 02:45

Journalist Bob Woodward has faced some criticism for not promptly sharing with the public what the president told him about the coronavirus in a series of interviews earlier this year.

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Trump Signs New Executive Order On Prescription Drug Prices

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 20:23

The order, which would include Medicare Part D and Part B, replaces a previous order the president signed in July, but the move is unlikely to have any immediate practical impact.

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Massive Protests Continue In Belarus As Demonstrators Demand Lukashenko Resign

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 17:46

Protesters in Minsk took to the streets in large numbers Sunday for the fifth weekend in a row, demanding that authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko step down.

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KPCC Journalist Tackled, Arrested While Trying To Cover L.A. Protest

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 15:44

Police say reporter Josie Huang didn't identify herself as a reporter, and was interfering with a lawful arrest. KPCC says Huang was just documenting the arrest on video when police tackled her.

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Tropical Storm Sally Moves Toward Gulf Coast As Bermuda Braces For Hurricane Paulette

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 13:54

Residents of Bermuda are being urged to protect life and property ahead of Paulette, while on the Gulf Coast, forecasters are warning of potentially life-threatening storm surge from Sally.

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Oregon Officials Warn Untrue Antifa Rumors Waste Precious Resources For Fires

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 12:10

Despite rumors circulating on social media, law enforcement officials say they have seen no evidence of people affiliated with antifa or other political groups starting fires.

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Mike Bloomberg Commits $100 Million To Help Joe Biden Win Florida

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 10:45

Bloomberg's investment is a potential game changer in Florida, a swing state with expensive media markets.

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Republicans Are Knocking On Doors. Democrats Aren't. Biden's Campaign Says That's OK

Sun, 09/13/2020 - 07:02

The big unknown for Democrats is whether organizing from your laptop is just as effective as pounding the pavement.

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