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COVID-19 Test Results Get Faster, But Still Too Slow To Help Slow Disease Spread

13 hours 58 min ago

The average wait time for results of a coronavirus test has dropped to about three days, but that is still too slow to keep infected people from unknowingly spreading the virus, researchers report.

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A Pastor Rescues A Cemetery For Enslaved People, Then Buries Her Son In It

14 hours 54 min ago

After her teenaged son drowned, Pastor Michelle Thomas decided to bury him in a old burial ground she had come across earlier while searching for a new site for her church.

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Removing Cops From Behavioral Crisis Calls: 'We Need To Change The Model'

14 hours 59 min ago

San Francisco will soon launch the nation's largest experiment that diverts most nonviolent mental health and behavioral crisis calls away from police and to specially trained mobile units.

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Race For A (Ballot) Cure: The Scramble To Fix Minor Absentee-Ballot Problems

14 hours 59 min ago

Hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots could be rejected because of small mistakes. Many groups are rushing to help voters "cure" their ballots so they can be counted.

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China's Economy Bounces Back As Pandemic Is Brought Under Control

15 hours 46 min ago

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging globally, China will be the only major economy in the world to post positive growth this year.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Accuse Each Other Of Breaking Latest Cease-Fire Within Minutes

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 21:13

Each country said the other had promptly violated a humanitarian truce that took effect at midnight on Sunday, as fighting continues over the long-disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Black Man Serving Life Sentence For Stealing Hedge Clippers Granted Parole

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 20:06

Fair Wayne Bryant had committed four felonies over the two decades leading up to his 1997 theft of hedge clippers. His parole follows a failed bid for the state Supreme Court to review his sentence.

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TikTok Tightens Crackdown On QAnon, Will Ban Accounts That Promote Disinformation

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 19:11

The action hardens the video-sharing app's previous enforcement against QAnon that targeted specific hashtags on the app but let the videos remain.

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After Brutal Beheading, Rallies Erupt Across France To Honor Slain Teacher

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 16:55

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in solidarity in French cities on Sunday, as the number of people detained in connection with the history teacher's beheading rose to 11.

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Biden Campaign Warns Supporters: 'Donald Trump Can Still Win This Race'

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 15:43

In a memo, Joe Biden's campaign manager cautioned supporters not to get complacent, despite his polling lead over President Trump.

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Iowa Derecho This August Was Most Costly Thunderstorm Event In Modern U.S. History

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 14:50

The derecho, which raced through the Midwest and focused its attention on Iowa, led to $7.5 billion in damage. That's more expensive than some hurricanes.

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer Says Trump Incites Domestic Terrorism

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 12:05

The day after chants of "lock her up!" erupted during President Trump's rally in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer responded with a plea to turn down the political heat.

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In An Expensive And Partisan Missouri Redistricting Fight, Voters Get The Final Say

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 10:48

A first of its kind in the nation redistricting system is being second-guessed on this year's ballot in Missouri and may be replaced with a second unprecedented system.

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Undisclosed: Most Homebuyers And Renters Aren't Warned About Flood Or Wildfire Risk

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 09:00

Wildfires and floods threaten tens of millions of properties in the U.S. But most Americans get little or no information about climate risks when they move.

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The Consequences Of Dehumanizing Language In Politics

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 07:47

University of Massachusetts Amherst political scientist Alexander Theodoridis talks about dehumanizing language in politics, what it can lead to and what we can do about it.

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Lindsey Graham Warmed To Trump, And Some Republican Voters Feel Left In The Cold

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 07:01

The South Carolina senator used to depend on moderate GOP voters to survive primaries. Now, Graham is in an unexpectedly close race against Democrat Jaime Harrison, who's appealing to the middle.

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Early Voting Analysis: Historic Turnout Drives Long Lines, Administrative Errors

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 07:01

Early voting numbers continue to shatter records, and experts predict long lines will become less of a problem over the coming weeks.

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Emergency Rooms And Health Clinics Become Voter Registration Hubs

Sun, 10/18/2020 - 07:01

A nonpartisan program gives emergency room visitors and hospital patients the chance to register to vote during an election year when health care has the primary concern for many.

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New Zealand PM Ardern Wins Re-Election In Best Showing For Labour Party In Decades

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 14:55

The Labour Party now controls a majority of seats in Parliament, giving it a strong mandate to govern. The 40-year-old Jacinda Ardern has promised to be a voice for all New Zealanders.

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Women's Marches Being Held In Washington, D.C., Cities Nationwide

Sat, 10/17/2020 - 13:51

Saturday's events are expected to attract thousands, mobilized in part by the upcoming confirmation vote on President Trump's choice to replace liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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