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Data shows virus spread in nursing homes down sharply

Data shows virus spread in nursing homes down sharply

27 minutes ago   |   WCVB

The positive COVID-19 test rate in long-term care facilities remains above the state average, and a public health official said Wednesday that the gap is closing.
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Soccer-Bulgarian game to be played without spectators due to COVID-19 cases

33 minutes ago   |   National Post

SOFIA - The Bulgarian league match between Lokomotiv Plovdiv and CSKA Sofia on Thursday will take place without spectators after Lokomotiv players, officials and dozens of fans...
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Coronavirus Cases Show No Sign of Slowing in Worst-Hit U.S., Brazil and India

57 minutes ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

India on Thursday reported nearly 25,000 new coronavirus infections, as the disease continued its ominous spread through the nation of nearly 1.4 billion people. The virus is...
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The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections

The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections

1 hour ago   |   NPR

Conventional wisdom says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices.
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Meghan seeks to stop tabloid naming friends in UK legal battle

1 hour ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

LONDON - Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, on Thursday sought a court order to stop the publisher of the Mail on Sunday tabloid from publicizing the names of five friends...
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Africa's CDC urges more COVID-19 tests, masks, as continent's cases top 500,000

1 hour ago   |   National Post

NAIROBI - African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains...
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South Korea finds just one case of coronavirus antibodies out of 3,000 tested

1 hour ago   |   National Post

SEOUL - Just one person in a South Korean survey of more than 3,000 people showed neutralizing antibodies to the novel coronavirus, health authorities said on Thursday...
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Israel looked like a model for halting coronavirus. Now infections are spiking

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

"It has been several weeks since Israel's compass for handling the pandemic has lost its bearings," wrote the public health director in her resignation.
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Meghan seeks to stop publisher naming friends in UK legal battle

2 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

LONDON - Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, on Thursday sought a court order to stop the publisher of the Mail on Sunday from publicizing the names of five friends who could be...
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Calls for police reform shine spotlight on Oregon model for crisis intervention

2 hours ago   |   National Post

An emergency dispatcher picks up a call from a mother who says her adult son is angry and breaking things at home, but he may not react well to police officers.
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‘Glee' actress Naya Rivera is missing after renting a boat with 4-year-old...

‘Glee' actress Naya Rivera is missing after renting a boat with 4-year-old son in Lake Piru

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Country band Lady A files suit against Black singer with same name

Country band Lady A files suit against Black singer with same name

Country group Lady A, which dropped the word “Antebellum,” from their name because of the word's ties to slavery, has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has performed... Read more ...

Health official says Trump rally in Oklahoma is 'likely' source of virus...

Health official says Trump rally in Oklahoma is 'likely' source of virus surge there

Although masks were provided to rally goers, there was no requirement that participants wear them, and most didn't. Read more ...

President Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen

President Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen

Reopening schools "is important for the children & families," President Donald Trump said on Twitter. "May cut off funding if not open!” Read more ...

'What a hero': Passerby uses Ring security camera to let family know their...

'What a hero': Passerby uses Ring security camera to let family know their home was on fire

The Ware family was gone for the Fourth of July when a fire broke out in their garage. Read more ...

Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its 8 schools

Ivy League calls off fall sports, including football, for its 8 schools

The decision affects all sports for the group of schools happening before Jan. 1. Read more ...

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores over the next two years

Bed Bath & Beyond to close 200 stores over the next two years

The company said it lost 49% of net sales during March, April and May of this year compared to sales last year. Read more ...

Australia halts Hong Kong extradition agreement, expands visa program

Australia halts Hong Kong extradition agreement, expands visa program

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United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

United sending layoff notices to nearly half of US employees

United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half of its U.S. staff. Read more ...

SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to deploy "CAREN" against people making racially motivated calls to 911. Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the ordinance Wednesday, calling it... Read more ...