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News 2020-06-28T21:27:26Z
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Four men were charged for trying to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White House

Jackson owned at least 95 slaves at his Tennessee plantation and brought some of them with him to the White House.
News 2020-06-28T20:29:00Z
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Starbucks suspends advertising on all social media platforms, becoming the latest company to boycott Facebook

Starbucks said it isn't joining the #StopHateForProfit movement that is encouraging companies to boycott advertising on Facebook.
News 2020-06-28T20:00:32Z
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New Yorkers who travel to Florida, Texas, and other states with high COVID-19 infection rates will lose paid sick leave benefits

Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas all currently have positive test rates higher than 10%.
News 2020-06-28T18:25:36Z
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News 2020-06-28T16:22:54Z
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Connecticut and Rhode Island are the only 2 states where coronavirus cases are declining as the virus surges in the US

Meanwhile, at least 36 states have seen a surge in new cases, and the US has reached a record 2,510,337 confirmed cases.
News 2020-06-28T16:19:01Z
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HHS Secretary Alex Azar says the US 'window is closing' to control coronavirus spread

Azar said the US is in "a very serious situation" and "individuals have to act responsibly" with social distancing and wearing face coverings.
News 2020-06-28T15:53:29Z

Coronavirus: The 17 US states where you must wear a face mask if you want to mix with other people

In these states, residents are required to wear a mask outside at all times when social distancing isn't possible.
News 2020-06-28T08:14:00Z

Photos show how one of the world's largest slums defied the odds and contained its coronavirus outbreak

The Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, managed to contain its COVID-19 outbreak through meticulous mass testing and strict containment.
Politics 2020-06-27T23:20:19Z

The Trump campaign reportedly ordered venue workers to remove thousands of labels meant to encourage social distancing ahead of his Tulsa rally

Stickers reading "Do Not Sit Here, Please!" were mandatorily placed on seats as part of the venue's new health safety protocol
Politics 2020-06-27T23:01:09Z

Mississippi's governor says he'll sign a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag

Mississippi lawmakers are moving forward with a bill to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag, and the governor says he'll sign it.
Politics 2020-06-27T19:52:26Z

Trump campaign postpones Pence's scheduled appearances out of caution amid record spikes in US COVID-19 cases

On Friday, the vice president falsely claimed the US had flattened the curve while the nation saw its highest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases.
Politics 2020-06-27T18:56:00Z

Texas Republican lawmaker says he won't wear a mask on the House floor unless he tests positive for coronavirus

Rep. Louie Gohmert is among a group of Republican lawmakers including the president and vice president who have been photographed without a face mask.
News 2020-06-27T17:13:36Z

President Trump's home county is sending 2 reusable masks to all of its households as coronavirus cases spike in Florida

Every household in Florida's Palm Beach County will receive two masks as the state reported a record number of new coronavirus cases on Friday.
Healthcare 2020-06-27T16:57:00Z

As coronavirus cases surge to a record, the Trump administration's top doctor says some places likely opened up too early

Dr. Jerome Adams said some states may have reopened too early, but in others people didn't go along with public health practices like wearing masks.
Politics 2020-06-27T15:28:51Z

The Trump administration's decision to spend Pentagon funds on the US-Mexico border wall was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled

The Trump administration's actions violated the Constitution's Appropriations Clause, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said on Friday.
News 2020-06-27T15:05:53Z

Donald Trump claims 'Christian figures are now in the crosshairs' as he moves to protect US statues from 'mob rule'

Trump has signed an executive order demanding long prison sentences for anyone who damages public monuments.
Science 2020-06-27T13:25:00Z

New research offers details about the mysterious 'COVID toes' symptom — but raises questions, too

Purple, swollen toes have been identified among a growing number of coronavirus patients, but some studies suggest that the link is tenuous.
Science 2020-06-27T12:55:00Z

Explorers in Antarctica found the largest soft-shelled egg ever seen. It may have come from an ancient reptile that preyed on sharks.

Researchers think the creature that laid the egg, which is about 66 million years old, was more than 20 feet long.
Opinion 2020-06-27T12:27:00Z

Zero tolerance cancellations won't create a more just society

Criminal justice reform requires the strength to believe in second chances. Cancelling relatively powerless people is in conflict with those efforts.
Transportation 2020-06-27T11:35:00Z

Here's Tesla's pitch to get millions in tax rebates from Texas in exchange for building its new Cybertruck factory in Austin — and why some residents don't want it

The proposed factory — and how local leaders enticed it — has pitted Tesla and its fans against labor advocates and Austin citizens.
News 2020-06-27T11:22:21Z

Nancy Pelosi goads 'cowardly' Trump for not wearing mask and says the CDC has not made them mandatory yet because it would 'embarrass the president'

The Speaker's comments come as the country reports more than 40,000 coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time.
News 2020-06-27T05:11:15Z

A federal judge ordered children detained with their families in US Immigrations jails must be released due to coronavirus concerns

The family detention centers "are 'on fire' and there is no more time for half measures," US District Judge Dolly Gee wrote, according to the AP.
News 2020-06-27T03:47:49Z

Fauci says US has 'a serious problem' with the coronavirus, as younger people drive the surge of new cases

"The only way we're going to end it is by ending it together," Anthony Fauci, a top infectious disease expert said.
News 2020-06-27T02:52:59Z

A journalist who covered Trump's Tulsa rally tests positive for COVID-19

A reporter who covered US President Donald Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has tested positive for the coronavirus.
News 2020-06-27T01:35:59Z

The US reported more than 40,000 coronavirus cases in a single day for the first time

Eleven states, from Florida to Utah, broke daily records for new coronavirus infections, spurring some to roll back efforts to reopen the economy.
News 2020-06-27T00:19:23Z

Lawmakers in Canada and Scotland have pointed to the US as an example of failed coronavirus containment

On Friday, the European Union said they would likely bar travelers from the US and other countries that have not curbed the coronavirus.
Military & Defense 2020-06-26T21:57:38Z

Trump jokes that he helped design US Navy's newest 'yacht with missiles'

"That's a terrible-looking ship, let's make it beautiful. It'll cost you the same, and maybe less," Trump joked.
Science 2020-06-26T21:55:00Z

A doctor tested her oxygen levels and heart rate while wearing face masks to show they don't make it hard to breathe

A doctor tested her oxygen levels and heart rate while wearing four different masks to debunk myths about their effects on breathing.
Transportation 2020-06-26T21:44:06Z

Europe will bar Americans traveling from the US as the coronavirus pandemic spirals out of control in the states

The European Union will bar American visitors because of the spread of the coronavirus in the US. Dozens of other nations are also banned.
Military & Defense 2020-06-26T21:29:20Z

Russia reportedly paid Taliban-linked militants bounty money to kill American troops

Russian officials said they were not aware of the allegations that the country's military offered bounties to kill US troops.
Science 2020-06-26T21:22:00Z

Pence says the US has 'flattened the curve,' but 14 charts shown by his White House Coronavirus Task Force show why that's false

"The truth is we did slow the spread. We flattened the curve," Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday. That's false. These charts show why.
Science 2020-06-26T20:13:00Z

Nearly half of states reopened before meeting the White House safety criteria. Their new surges were entirely predictable.

The majority of states that reopened without meeting White House safety criteria in May are now seeing new cases rise.
Transportation 2020-06-26T20:02:13Z

Delta and United are resuming flights to China for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began

Delta and United announced their first flights to China since the coronavirus pandemic began. They last flew to China on February 6.
Science 2020-06-26T20:02:00Z

10 states and cities are pausing or reversing their reopenings as coronavirus cases spike — here's how their plans are changing

Texas is rolling back its reopening, and it's not alone. As case counts skyrocket in many states, some are waiting to see how the virus spreads.
Politics 2020-06-26T18:54:43Z

Trump is going full steam ahead with his Jacksonville GOP convention speech, but the city is a COVID-19 hot spot and locals don't want him there

The RNC and the GOP mayor of Jacksonville both expressed confidence they could pull off the event without a hitch, despite rising COVID-19 infections.
Science 2020-06-26T18:33:00Z

Florida reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus infections on Friday — the highest single-day total of any state since mid-April

The number of coronavirus cases in Florida jumped 8% in 24 hours, bringing the state's total case count to 122,960.
Tech 2020-06-26T18:21:26Z

Elon Musk trolls Jeff Bezos, calling him a copycat after Amazon acquires self-driving-car startup Zoox

The Tesla CEO tweeted a cat emoji at Bezos on Friday after Amazon took another step into the autonomous-driving world.
Transportation 2020-06-26T17:51:10Z

American Airlines will start selling middle seats again as airlines bet that customers won't care about social distancing in flight

American Airlines said it will stop blocking middle seats and capping capacity, but will allow passengers to move to emptier flights when possible.
Politics 2020-06-26T17:30:15Z

Pence falsely claims the US 'flattened the curve' the day after it broke its single-day record for new COVID-19 cases

Pence once claimed that the US's coronavirus outbreak would be "behind us" by Memorial Day. The US reported more than 39,000 new cases on Thursday.
News 2020-06-26T17:11:48Z

It took me 19 years to become a US citizen. Here's how my journey compares to the average immigrant.

Attaining US citizenship took me 19 years. This is what the process that cost thousands, required legal access, and caused tons of stress was like.
News 2020-06-26T16:31:00Z

As soon as an astronaut stepped outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk, he lost a mirror

A spacewalking astronaut added to space junk orbiting the Earth Friday, losing a small mirror as soon as he stepped out of the ISS for battery work.
Transportation 2020-06-26T16:26:00Z

Pakistan's national airline has grounded 150 pilots after an investigation into the Karachi crash highlighted exam cheating and fake flying licenses

An inquiry into a crash in Karachi last month in which 97 people were killed pointed to the pilots not following procedures.
News 2020-06-26T16:16:29Z

Europe is set to impose a travel ban on Americans due to the high number of coronavirus cases in the US

The European Commission has recommended arrivals from countries, like the US. with high numbers of coronavirus cases should be banned.
Retail 2020-06-26T16:12:04Z

Walmart workers get another bonus applied to their paychecks for working amid the coronavirus pandemic

Walmart's second bonus to employees comes as cases of COVID-19 spike around the country and other companies roll back coronavirus-related pay bumps.
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