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How We'll Know When The COVID-19 Crisis Is Over

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 08:04

Life might feel like it's getting back to normal. But we're not out of the woods yet. Here's what the end of the pandemic might look like.

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Opinion: A Blue Suit, Dusted By Insurrection, Goes To The Smithsonian

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 07:22

Rep. Andrew Kim, a New Jersey Democrat, has given his blue suit to the Smithsonian. Scott Simon explains its significance as an artifact from the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.

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This Education Minister Is A Renaissance Man (And He's Got A Music Video To Prove It)

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 07:17

Sierra Leone's education minister and MIT graduate David Moinina Sengeh is shooting for the moon when it comes to his country's future, from schools to health-care to ... space travel.

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Broadway Is Reopening This Fall, And Every New Play Is By A Black Writer

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 07:00

Seven new work by Black playwrights are scheduled to make their Broadway debut in 2021; Five of these writers are set to see their work performed on the Broadway stage for the very first time.

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A Report Clears Federal Officials Who Were Suspended By A Trump Appointee Over VOA

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 06:00

The State Department inspector general says six executives at the U.S. Agency for Global Media were unfairly punished after they raised concerns about steps taken under Trump appointee Michael Pack.

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Here's A Peek Inside Sun Valley's 'Summer Camp For Billionaires'

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 05:01

After a pandemic pause last year, the top brass of tech, media and markets descended in central Idaho for an annual gathering. This is what it was like to be there this year.

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What happens to Guantánamo now that U.S. troops are leaving Afghanistan?

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 05:00

The U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, was created to hold people captured in Afghanistan and the broader war on terror. As the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan, what happens to its detainees?

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2 Pivotal Soccer Matches This Weekend Could Turn Around Long Histories Of Heartbreak

Sat, 07/10/2021 - 05:00

Fans of England's men's team, who play in the Euro finals Sunday, have waited 55 years for an international championship. Argentina could end a 28-year title drought in Saturday's Copa America final.

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Binx The Cat, A Survivor Of The Florida Condo Collapse, Was Reunited With His Family

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 20:31

Binx was found in the vicinity of the collapsed building and brought to an animal shelter. He was reunited with his family on Friday.

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6 Months After The Insurrection, The Remaining Capitol Fencing Comes Down

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 18:01

Although the last of the temporary fencing will be removed in the next few days, the Capitol itself will remain closed to most members of the public.

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Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 16:07

Hungary is banning LGBTQ content from classrooms and media that reaches minors. Not if these educators can help it.

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A Houston Man Is Arrested For Alleged Illegal Voting As Texas GOP Seeks Tighter Laws

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 14:56

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is prosecuting Hervis Rogers, who allegedly voted before his parole ended. Paxton has made prosecuting alleged cases of voter fraud a core mission of his office.

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Confederate Monument That Sparked Deadly Charlottesville Rally To Be Removed Saturday

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 14:39

Statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be removed in the Virginia city almost four years after the deadly Unite the Right rally.

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More Abortion Restrictions Have Been Enacted In The U.S. This Year Than In Any Other

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 13:41

Legislatures across the country have passed a record 90 abortion restrictions and bans in 2021. Anti-abortion activists hope a conservative Supreme Court will uphold those laws.

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The Death Toll In The Florida Condo Collapse Rises To 78

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:56

Another 62 people remain unaccounted for. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava called the updated death toll "heartbreaking" and "staggering."

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The Death Toll In The Florida Condo Collapse Rises To 78

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:56

Another 62 people remain unaccounted for. Miami Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava called the updated death toll "heartbreaking" and "staggering."

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Finally Some Good News! China Says Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 12:32

The announcement comes five years after the International Union for Conservation of Nature officially removed giant pandas from its endangered list.

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GM Is Recalling Almost Half A Million Pickups Because Their Side Air Bags Can Explode

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:51

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevy and GMC pickup trucks in the U.S. Safety regulators say the air bag inflator can rupture or the end cap can fly off on both sides of the trucks.

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Coronavirus FAQ: What's The Latest Advice To Protect Kids In School And On Vacation?

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:06

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance for schools. In the meantime, parents are wondering how to protect kids too young for a vaccine on a summer outing.

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Texas Republicans Have A New Voting Bill. Here's What's In It

Fri, 07/09/2021 - 11:01

The latest bills include new identification requirements for people voting by mail and prohibit local election officials from sending vote-by-mail applications to someone who hasn't requested one.

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