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U.S. Broadcasting Agency Will Not Extend Visas For Its Foreign Journalists

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 04:25

Dozens of foreign nationals working in the U.S. for Voice of America may have to leave the country, putting some at risk of retribution from their nations' governments.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro Sued For Unmasking As He Announced Positive Test For COVID-19

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 23:16

The Brazilian Press Association, or ABI, said that Bolsonaro had unnecessarily endangered a small group of journalists who interviewed him at his official residence.

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New York City Schools To Open In Fall With Some In-Person Instruction

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 22:53

The plan will likely put students in school twice a week. Mayor Bill de Blasio said 75% of families wanted to send their kids back to school.

Houston Mayor Cancels Texas GOP's In-Person Convention, Citing Public Health Concerns

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 21:52

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the move on Wednesday, as the city reported hundreds of new cases of COVID-19.

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Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 21:32

On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.

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Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 21:32

On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.

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College Sports Falling Victim To Coronavirus And Financial Stresses

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 20:36

The Ivy League has put all sports on hold until at least January, while Stanford plans to discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity programs after this academic year.

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Census Bureau Expands Early Door Knocking For Count To 6 More States

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:55

Despite the pandemic, Census Bureau officials say they've determined it's safe enough for visits to unresponsive homes in parts of Connecticut, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.

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Transcripts Of Police Body Cams Show Floyd Pleaded 20 Times That He Couldn't Breathe

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:48

Filed as part of a motion to dismiss charges against one of the officers, the transcripts also appear to show an officer expressing concern about Floyd's well-being in the moments before his death.

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Georgia Congressman Asks DOJ To Investigate DA Handling Rayshard Brooks Case

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:34

Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., wants the Fulton County District Attorney investigated for "egregious abuse of power." Collins is running for a U.S. Senate seat in the fall.

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'I Didn't Want To Be A Hashtag,' Says Black Man Who Feared Being Lynched In Indiana

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:13

"I hear a woman in the crowd yell out, 'Don't kill him.' And in that second, I realize that she's talking about me," Vauhxx Booker tells NPR.

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Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 19:03

A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced its policy recommendations.

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Family Autopsy Finds Andres Guardado Was Shot 5 Times In The Back

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 18:58

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has put a hold on the medical examiner's official autopsy report while it investigates the deputy-involved shooting. The family wants that report released.

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United Airlines Tells 36,000 Employees They Might Lose Their Jobs

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:04

With bookings down and cancellations on the rise amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases, United's furloughs will be a "gut punch" to employees when federal coronavirus relief funding runs out.

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In Alabama, A City Debates How To Depict Its Past In The Present

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 16:17

When the city of Mobile, Ala., took down a statue of a Confederate naval officer it sparked a conversation about what the statue meant, and how the city's Confederate history should be portrayed.

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Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup Postponed Due To The Pandemic

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:36

Organizers announced on Wednesday that the Ryder Cup will be held in September 2021 instead of the initially scheduled 2020 date. It is the first postponement of the event since Sept. 11.

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Trump Acknowledges GOP Convention May Adapt As Florida Coronavirus Tally Rises

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:12

Trump's campaign has long wanted a sports arena packed to the rafters, but the president concedes in an interview that the worsening Florida outbreak may force those plans to shift.

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Trump Acknowledges GOP Convention May Adapt As Florida Coronavirus Tally Rises

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:12

Trump's campaign has long wanted a sports arena packed to the rafters, but the president concedes in an interview that the worsening Florida outbreak may force those plans to shift.

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Serbia Seems To Relent On Coronavirus Curfew After Violence Erupts In Belgrade

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 15:12

Thousands gathered for protests hours after an announcement that a curfew would be reinstated. Now, President Aleksandar Vučić says it "probably" won't happen — despite an "alarming" surge in cases.

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To Come To The Rescue Or Not? Rats, Like People, Take Cues From Bystanders

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:01

Experiments in people have long shown that the presence of indifferent bystanders hurts the chances that someone will help a stranger in an emergency. Rats, it turns out, behave the same way.

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