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Astronauts celebrate 4th of July from space and want to give you this message

3 hours ago   |   ABC

"Our flag is not only symbolic of our fervent love of our country but represents the spirit of american drive and exploration."
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DNA Linked to Covid-19 Was Inherited From Neanderthals, Study Finds

4 hours ago   |   NY Times

The stretch of six genes seems to increase the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus.
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239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

4 hours ago   |   NY Times

The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.
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Florida's Virus Cases Jump by Record for Single Day

7 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

Florida's Covid-19 cases jumped by the most during the pandemic, two days after the previous high, a sign that the outbreak is expanding and leading to more serious clinical...
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Nearly Half of US Teens Stalked or Harassed by Partners

Nearly Half of US Teens Stalked or Harassed by Partners

10 hours ago   |   Psych Central

A new study suggests adolescent relationships often include being stalked or harassed by a partner. Boston University School of Public Health researchers discovered 48% of 12...
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Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

14 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   11 articles

NEW YORK - Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government's plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care...
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Barr Asked If Probe Into Hacking of Environmentalists Is Limited

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

A Democratic senator is asking Attorney General William Barr whether “political pressure” is limiting a probe into the hacking of environmental groups in light of Barr's ouster...
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Brazil Burns Billions of Carbon Credits in Amazon Rout, CEO Says

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

The world's biggest wood-pulp producer says cutting down the Amazon makes no business sense.
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U.S. Cases Rise 2.1%; Baseball Reports First Tests: Virus Update

1 day ago   |   Bloomberg

U.S. cases rose 2.1%, higher than the seven-day average. The spread in the south and west continued, with Texas, Arizona, Alabama and North Carolina reporting above-average...
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Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down

1 day ago   |   NY Times

This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline.
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Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore, thrown into harbor

People tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it the Inner Harbor Saturday in Baltimore. Read more ...

Neil Young says he's 'not OK' with President Trump playing his music at...

Neil Young says he's 'not OK' with President Trump playing his music at Mount Rushmore event

Neil Young is among a number of other iconic rockers who have an issue with Trump's use of their music. Read more ...

Bellagio mistake leads to possibly biggest loss for Las Vegas sportsbooks

Bellagio mistake leads to possibly biggest loss for Las Vegas sportsbooks

The Bellagio might have suffered the biggest ever sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history when it allowed a quarter-million dollars in winning wagers to be placed on baseball... Read more ...

Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

Ron Rivera working on new nickname with Redskins owner

Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday he has been working for more than a month with owner Dan Snyder on renaming the team, and he hopes a change can be made... Read more ...

Kanye West announces he's running for president

Kanye West announces he's running for president

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” the Chicago rapper... Read more ...

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

Yanks pitcher Tanaka alert after hit in head by Stanton blow

NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was alert and sent to a hospital after being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of slugger Giancarlo Stanton during live... Read more ...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for...

What you need to know about COVID-19: US marks Fourth of July with pleas for people to skip parties

Without the right measures to stop the spread of the virus, health experts fear the holiday weekend could bring a wave of new infections that could overwhelm hospitals. Read more ...

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus

Yankees' DJ LeMahieu and Luis Cessa test positive for coronavirus

Two Yankees have tested positive for coronavirus before coming to New York, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Saturday. DJ LeMahieu, one of the Yankees' top hitters, and... Read more ...

Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Seattle Is Identified

Man Who Drove Into Black Lives Matter Protesters In Seattle Is Identified

The person who drove a car into a group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle early Saturday morning and left two of them in critical condition has been identified. The... Read more ...

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

Joey Chestnut downed 75 wieners and buns in 10 minutes and Sudo downed 48 1/2 in the same span, setting world records for both the men's and women's events. Read more ...