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Trump Criticizes Late Rep. John Lewis For Not Attending Inauguration

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:25

When asked in an interview whether he found the late civil rights icon impressive, Trump claimed to have done more for Black Americans than anybody else.

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Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:39

A lawsuit alleging that TikTok collects and sends American users' data to China could cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars.

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It's More Than Racism: Isabel Wilkerson Explains America's 'Caste' System

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:24

In Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the laws and practices that created a bipolar caste system in the U.S. — and how the Nazis borrowed from it.

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Can Love Conquer Travel Bans? Couples Divided By Pandemic Are Rallying To Reunite

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:16

Couples discuss how travel restrictions have kept them oceans apart for months. While they lobby governments to allow them to see each other, some have had to delay weddings or even miss a childbirth.

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Massive Explosion Rocks Beirut, Causing Injuries And Widespread Damage

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:54

The dramatic explosion was caught on numerous videos by people who had been filming a fire that was burning at an industrial port in Lebanon's capital.

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Touting Her Experience, Susan Rice Makes Her Case For Biden's VP Slot

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:48

The former national security adviser says her considerable experience in the executive branch would make her an effective vice president.

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2020 Flu Shot Strategy: Get Yours Early In The Season

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:00

With the flu season looming, public health officials urge nearly all Americans over 6 months old to get immunized starting next month. Strategize now to avoid getting the flu while COVID-19 is raging.

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Isaias Floods Parts Of Mid-Atlantic Coast, Speeding Toward The Northeast

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:26

"Very heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash and urban flooding are expected along the storm's track up the Eastern Seaboard," the National Weather Service says, adding that tornadoes are possible.

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Nursing Home Residents Moved Out To Make Way For COVID-19 Patients

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 09:00

Some nursing homes have switched to treating only COVID-19 patients, who bring in more government money. But to make room for them, the original residents are forced out of places they've called home.

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In Pandemic, Green Doesn't Mean "Go." How Did Public Health Guidance Get So Muddled?

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 06:00

Public officials continue to send mixed messages about the pandemic: We're open for business, but also, stay home if you can. Without clear guidance, people feel confused or stop trying to be safe.

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia On Losing His Mother To COVID-19

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:03

Garcia's mother, Gaby O'Donnell, was a medical assistant for decades. Discussions about her experience in health care influenced Garcia's approach to mitigating the coronavirus in Long Beach, he says.

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Despite Mask Wars, Americans Support Aggressive Measures To Stop COVID-19, Poll Finds

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00

Two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is handling the pandemic worse than other nations, an NPR/Ipsos poll finds. Majorities support more aggressive measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Senate Republican Primary In Kansas Highlights 5 Races To Watch Tuesday

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00

Some Republicans worry that Kris Kobach, a polarizing conservative who lost the Kansas governor's race in 2018, would put a solid GOP Senate seat in jeopardy along with their Senate majority.

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'It's A Disaster': German Expats Love U.S. But Not Its Handling Of Coronavirus

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 05:00

Germany has flattened its curve, and unemployment has barely budged. And some Germans living in the U.S. are mystified by how politicized the pandemic has become here.

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Census, Cut Short A Month, Rushes To Finish All Counting Efforts By Sept. 30

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 21:07

Under pressure to meet legal deadlines Congress has not changed despite pandemic-related delays, the Census Bureau announced a new end date after NPR reported that door knocking will be cut short.

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Mississippi On Track To Become No. 1 State For New Coronavirus Cases Per Capita

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 18:51

"We need to do something different," says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won't comply.

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'We Have Made Mistakes': Norway Cruise Company Reports COVID-19 Outbreak

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 18:20

Health officials worry the ship may have spread the coronavirus along Norway's coastline, according to reports.

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'I Was Asked If I Stole My Car': Black Diplomats Describe Harassment At U.S. Borders

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:46

Former diplomat Tianna Spears says she was pulled aside 20-plus times crossing from Mexico into the U.S. "One time, I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes when I spoke to him," she says.

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One Year After Walmart Massacre, El Paso Mourns — At A Distance

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:36

Some mourners from Mexico reportedly have been unable to visit the city because of border restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Airline Food For Sale. No Plane Ticket Required

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 16:18

"Chicken or beef?" A leading Israeli airline food company, which is struggling with most flights grounded, is selling its meals to the public as a low-cost delivery option during the pandemic.

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