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Famous New York Public Library Lions Mask Up To Set An Example

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:50

Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.

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New York Announces Lowest Number Of Hospitalizations During The Pandemic

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:22

On Sunday, the state saw 853 hospitalizations because of the coronavirus, which was the lowest since March 18. Also, only 391 people tested positive of more than 46,000 people tested that day.

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New Jersey Puts Indoor Dining On Pause Indefinitely Because Of Coronavirus

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:36

Gov. Phil Murphy is delaying the reopening initially set for Thursday. He cited COVID-19 spikes in other states as well as noncompliance at some outdoor restaurants in his state.

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Reddit Bans The_Donald, Forum Of Nearly 800,000 Trump Fans, Over Abusive Posts

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:10

Reddit unveiled an update to its hate speech policies on Monday, including shutting down about 2,000 subreddits. It is the latest example of a popular online platform cracking down on hate speech.

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Atlanta Hawks Arena To Host Voting Site, Team Challenges Rest Of NBA To Follow

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 17:01

The 700,000 square foot arena will allow voters to spread out. The arena's staff will serve as poll workers and the team's players will encourage local residents to vote via social media.

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Tentative Trial Date Set For Ex-Minneapolis Officers Accused In George Floyd Death

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:47

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former officers would be tried together, but that he expected motions to be filed for separate trials.

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Facebook Boycott Grows: Ford Joins Coca-Cola, Starbucks And Other Brands

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:45

The list of major advertisers pulling out of Facebook continues to grow as the company weathers criticism over its handling of racist, violent and other hateful rhetoric on the platform.

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4 Officers In San Jose, Calif., Put On Leave After Racist Social Media Posts Surface

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 16:18

The police department is investigating allegations that surfaced in an anonymous blog post. It details current and retired San Jose officers posting racist messages in a private Facebook group.

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What More Than 300 College Admission Deans Are Looking For During The Pandemic

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:07

The college deans say they recognize that students and their families may be struggling right now. They say students will not be disadvantaged by not participating in extracurricular activities.

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Golden State Killer Suspect Pleads Guilty To More Than A Dozen Murders

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:05

The string of killings in the 1970s and '80s terrorized California. Joseph James DeAngelo, 74, sat in a wheelchair on Monday as he rasped out "yes" and "I admit" to charges in 13 murders.

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'I Will Kill You' — Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 14:53

A doctor in Yemen says he was threatened at gunpoint when treating a patient infected with the virus. The incident is part of a larger trend of pandemic-related attacks worldwide.

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Ohio's State Capital Grapples With Anti-Columbus Sentiment

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:47

Statues of Christopher Columbus are being dismantled, torn down or removed in cities across the country. Now that movement has reached the city that's named after the explorer.

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Supreme Court Clears Way For Federal Executions To Resume

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:38

Four men are scheduled to be executed in the coming weeks, which would be the first use of the federal death penalty since 2003.

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CDC Says Singers Could Be Virus Superspreaders — But 100 Sang Unmasked With Pence

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:16

At a campaign rally in Dallas that featured Vice President Pence, a choir of about 100 people sang unmasked. Epidemiologists worry that singers are particularly likely to spread the coronavirus.

'Scared, Confused And Angry': Protester Testifies About Lafayette Park Removal

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 13:09

Members of Congress are holding a hearing to examine the forced removal of peaceful protesters by U.S. Park Police near the White House in early June.

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U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:33

The dangers of social isolation outweigh the risks of in-person classes for most children, says the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Congress Unites To Demand Answers From Trump On Russian Bounties In Afghanistan

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 11:40

Lawmakers in both parties demanded to learn more the Trump administration after press reports suggested that Russian operatives have paid Afghan insurgents to target U.S. forces.

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Supreme Court Gives President Power To Fire Key Independent Agency Chief

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:38

But the court left intact the rest of the statute that crated the CFPB. The decision was a victory for President Trump and others that have long sought to trim the sails of independent agencies.

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Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:23

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals, citing the court's adherence to precedent, to invalidate a law that required abortion providers to have hospital admitting.

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Some Of China's Freed Labor Activists Start New Lives, But State Pressure Lurks

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:13

At least 15 Chinese workers' rights advocates who were rounded up in recent years have been released from detention, some taking on new identities and jobs, on condition that they abandon activism.

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