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Oregon And West Virginia Will Shrink Social Gatherings To Combat COVID-19

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 22:01

Officials in both Oregon and West Virginia are tightening the limits as coronavirus cases rise in their states.

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New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 21:33

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.

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California Closes Indoor Businesses Statewide As COVID-19 Cases Surge

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 18:15

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

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Miami Hospital ICU Doctor: New Influx Of Patients Is Younger Than Before

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 17:35

Dr. David J. De La Zerda, the director of medical ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, says that many of the patients he's seeing are people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with no medical history.

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U.S. Military Is Sending Medical Staff To COVID-19 Hotspots

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 17:34

More than 700 military health professionals are being sent to southern and western states where cases have skyrocketed, military officials say.

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Schools, Businesses, Cities Push Back On Rule Blocking Some International Students

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 17:31

The Trump Administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.

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At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Recreate Iconic Album Covers

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:56

Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment were banned due to COVID-19. His ingenious idea: cast the residents as rock stars.

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Red Ink Overflowing: In June, U.S. Borrows A Typical Year's Worth

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:47

The federal deficit balloons as the government tries to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. June's shortfall totals $864 billion — more than in an entire typical year.

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U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push Up To 132 Million People Into Hunger

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:30

The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.

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Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 16:21

The districts cited "skyrocketing infection rates" in Southern California.

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Migrant Mother Given A Choice: Leave Her Newborn In U.S. Or Return To Mexico Together

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 15:32

As the Trump administration has effectively shut down the asylum system at the border during the pandemic, one mother was given the choice to go to Mexico with or without her newborn, a U.S. citizen.

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Seoul Holds Funeral For Mayor As Accuser Details Years Of Alleged Sexual Harassment

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:30

A former secretary of Park's says she endured four years of sexual harassment. The mayor was found dead on Friday in a park, and the allegations have left the country divided about his legacy.

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Statues Of Conquistador Juan De Oñate Come Down As New Mexico Wrestles With History

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 14:26

Who was Juan de Oñate? Critics object to statues of the Spanish conquistador, the first European to colonize New Mexico and a despot who inflicted misery on Native Americans.

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Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:58

Germicidal ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It's now being used in some restaurants and on subways.

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South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:45

The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come.

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Body Found In California Lake, Presumed To Be 'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:36

Rivera was best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a take no prisoners cheerleader/singer on Glee for six seasons. That character was also an inspiration for young LGBTQ viewers.

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Trump Again Casts Doubt On Fauci As COVID-19 Cases Surge

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:20

President Trump shared a tweet from game show host Chuck Woolery, who claimed the CDC is lying about the coronavirus pandemic to hurt the president in November's election.

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NYC Has Its First Day In Months With No COVID-19 Deaths

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 13:19

Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed processing of coronavirus tests: "If you can't get the results in real time, it doesn't help you enough."

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Dozens Injured In Fire Aboard Navy Warship Docked In San Diego

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:38

The fire injured at least 57 people and sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky. It started on Sunday and continues to burn, as firefighters work to get the flames under control.

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Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57

NPR Headline News - Mon, 07/13/2020 - 11:54

Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins.

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