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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 10:21

The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers.

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A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:54

Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.

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A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:54

Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.

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Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:30

For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better.

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The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:00

In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.

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A Powerful Chief And Unexpected Splits: 6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Term

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:00

From abortion to religion and immigration, the recent court term featured just about every flashpoint in American law. Here are the highlights, including the influence of Chief Justice John Roberts.

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Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air?

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 07:00

Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped, indoor settings, but it's unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here's how to lower your risks, just in case.

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Strict Rules Apply, But Visitors Will Be Allowed Back In New York Nursing Homes

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 22:58

The state issued new guidelines on Friday that require a facility to be virus-free for at least 28 days, limit the number of visitors and require masks and temperature monitoring for visitors.

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Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 21:17

Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.

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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Longtime Friend And Adviser Roger Stone

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 19:57

The president has used his clemency power to spare Stone a prison sentence following his conviction in federal court. It's the latest official intercession in a case involving a Trump friend.

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Georgia Governor And The Mayor Of Atlanta In Turf War Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 19:41

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered a return to Phase 1 restrictions. But Gov. Brian Kemp quickly pushed back, saying only he has that authority.

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3 LAPD Officers Charged Over Allegations They Falsely Identified Gang Members

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 19:08

In a 59-count complaint, they are alleged to have wrongly marked dozens of people as having gang affiliation on field interview cards used by officers on duty.

'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID Spike

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 18:26

Gov. Tate Reeves imposed the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

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PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — And Why It Closed Them Again

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 17:07

Schools were shut when the novel coronavirus first became a concern. Here's how Hong Kong handled re-opening — and now, a second closing due to a spike in cases.

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California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 17:00

Anyone who is eligible for release will be tested for COVID-19 within seven days of their return to society, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says.

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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 16:08

In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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'Who Does This To A Kid?' D.C. Family Mourns 11-Year-Old Killed By Crossfire

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:45

Davon McNeal was one of several children killed by gun violence over the July Fourth weekend while doing everyday things: playing in the yard, walking through a mall, watching fireworks.

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Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:45

Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. How fear, wealth and social media all play a role.

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S.C. Governor Imposes 11 P.M. Alcohol Curfew For Bars And Restaurants

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:43

McMaster's order will go into effect Saturday night. The governor says it specifically targets young people, who account for nearly one in four of the state's coronavirus cases.

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Nearly Every Major League Baseball Team Has Had A Coronavirus Test Come Back Positive

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 15:21

So far, 71 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the MLB said on Friday. "I'm actually kind of pleased it's as low as that," the league's medical director says.

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