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Grim projection: 200,000 dead by Election Day

Grim projection: 200,000 dead by Election Day

1 hour ago   |   Politico

As the United States surpasses 3 million coronavirus infections, forecasters are updating their models to account for the recent resurgence and reaching a grim consensus: the...
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The U.S. has already had 10 billion-dollar disasters this year

3 hours ago   |   NBC News

This makes 2020 the sixth consecutive year with at least 10 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, a new record, NOAA officials said.
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Belski's Blog - Billion dollar weather disasters this year

Belski's Blog - Billion dollar weather disasters this year

4 hours ago   |   WLKY

In the U.S. for the first 6 months of the year
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Merkel wants swift EU deal on COVID economic recovery to grow unity

8 hours ago   |   National Post

BRUSSELS/BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for a swift agreement on the European Union's mass economic stimulus to advance unity that would...
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Trump's hydroxychloroquine obsession cost taxpayers at least $88 million

Trump's hydroxychloroquine obsession cost taxpayers at least $88 million

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

President Trump repeatedly hyped an obscure antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine, as a potential miracle cure for COVID-19. But there was almost no solid scientific evidence...
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Two dead after rockfall in popular Austrian gorge

10 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

VIENNA - Two people died on Wednesday after a rockfall in the Baerenschuetzklamm, a spectacular mountain river gorge popular with hikers in the Austrian province of Styria, the...
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US sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 60,000

US sets single-day record for new coronavirus cases with over 60,000

10 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   5 articles

The United States saw over 60,000 new coronavirus cases Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University, making it aother record-breaking day. “There's nothing to stop this...
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Two dead after rockfall in Austrian gorge

11 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

VIENNA - Two people died on Wednesday after a rockfall in the Baerenschuetzklamm, a spectacular mountain gorge accessible to visitors in the Austrian province of Styria, the...
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Novak Djokovic accuses critics of a 'witch hunt' following Adria Tour disaster

Novak Djokovic accuses critics of a 'witch hunt' following Adria Tour disaster

11 hours ago   |   Sporting News

Novak Djokovic believes there is an agenda behind the criticism he has faced in the wake of the ill-fated Adria Tour event.
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India arrests South Korean CEO, 11 others for gas leak at LG Polymers

18 hours ago   |   National Post   |   2 articles

CHENNAI - Indian police have arrested 12 LG Polymers officials, including its South Korean chief executive, an officer said on Wednesday, two months after a gas leak at the...
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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 ...

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 and Beyond is closing 200 stores as quarterly sales tumble nearly 50%

Bed Bath and Beyond is closing 200 stores as quarterly sales tumble nearly 50%

Bed Bath & Beyond plans to shutter around 200 stores over the next two years. On July 8, the company published an investor relations presentation that revealed Bed Bath &... 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 ...

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 ...

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, impeachment witness, announces he will retire...

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, impeachment witness, announces he will retire from military

News of Vindman's retirement marks the culmination of a months-long saga dating back to his public impeachment testimony in November. Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with Trump administration in birth control opt-out case

Supreme Court sides with Trump administration in birth control opt-out case

The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration in its effort to allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women as required by the... Read more ...

Disney releases coronavirus safety measures as Central Florida parks set to...

Disney releases coronavirus safety measures as Central Florida parks set to reopen

Disney theme parks will look different when they reopen this weekend. Read more ...

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized in June after a fall

Chief Justice John Roberts was briefly hospitalized for a night last month after falling while walking near his home, a spokeswoman for the Supreme Court said. Read more ...