Joe Hernandez

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Alabama Hospitals Have Run Out Of ICU Beds As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Thursday, August 19, 2021

There are 29 more patients than there are open ICU beds as of Wednesday. The recent run, reminiscent of early in the pandemic, is occurring largely in states with the lowest vaccination rates.

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They Can't Afford Haiti Fatigue. So They Rally As Another Disaster Hits

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Activists and relief workers can't help but respond to mounting disasters in Haiti, even though they are fatigued from the constant churn of relief efforts.

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A Pharmacist Is Charged With Selling COVID-19 Vaccine Cards For $10 On eBay

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tangtang Zhao, 34, allegedly sold 125 authentic Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination cards to 11 buyers in March and April.

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July Was The Hottest Month In Recorded Human History

Friday, August 13, 2021

The global combined land and ocean-surface temperature was 1.67 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th-century average, according to NOAA, the hottest in 142 years of record-keeping.

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Florida Gov. DeSantis Expands Monoclonal Antibody Treatments Amid COVID-19 Spike

Friday, August 13, 2021

Monoclonal antibodies can be used to treat people with mild to moderate COVID-19, but the treatment doesn't work for those who've already developed more severe symptoms or are hospitalized.

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A California Father Claims QAnon Conspiracy Led Him To Kill His 2 Children, FBI Says

Friday, August 13, 2021

A California father took his two young children to Mexico and killed them after he claimed he had been "enlightened by QAnon and Illuminati conspiracy theories," federal authorities say.

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NCAA Won't Punish Baylor For Failing To Report Sexual Assault Claims Against Players

Thursday, August 12, 2021

The ruling is the culmination of a five-year investigation undertaken by the NCAA following the eruption of the sexual assault scandal at the Christian university in Waco, Texas, in 2016.

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Your Radio, TV And Cellphone May Start Blaring Today. Do Not Be Alarmed

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

At 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, the federal government will be testing two emergency alert systems on televisions, radios and certain cellphones across the country.

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Nearly 94,000 Kids Got COVID-19 Last Week. They Were 15% Of All New Cases

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Cases among children have been steadily growing, but the numbers appear to show that severe illness, hospitalization and death are rare in children infected with the coronavirus.

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How Home Field Advantage Gives Olympic Host Countries An Edge — And More Gold Medals

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Data shows, almost without exception, that Olympic athletes from the host country win more medals in the summer games than they did when they were competing away from home.

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Some Florida School Districts Will Require Masks. The Governor May Cut Their Funding

Friday, August 06, 2021

Several districts are keeping their mask mandates in place despite an executive order by Gov. Ron DeSantis that leaves it up to parents to decide whether their children wear face coverings in school.

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She's 14 Years Old And Just Scored 2 Perfect 10s To Win A Gold Medal In Diving

Thursday, August 05, 2021

China's Quan Hongchan performed two dives that received perfect 10 scores by all seven judges on her way to winning gold in the women's 10-meter platform final.

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Olympic Runners Are Fast. On Tokyo's Fast Track, They're Shattering World Records

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

It's no accident that the track feels fast to runners. The Italian company that designed the track says its goal is to take "human speeds to levels never reached before."

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NYC Becomes Largest U.S. City To Require Proof Of Vaccination For Indoor Activities

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio said enforcement of the new policy will take effect starting Sept. 13 and will apply to indoor dining, gyms and entertainment venues.

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Jamaican Sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah Wins Historic 'Double-Double' In Track

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

The Jamaican sprinter has nabbed gold in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes in Tokyo, after winning the same races at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Dolly Invested Royalties From Whitney's 'I Will Always Love You' In A Black Community

Monday, August 02, 2021

"It was mostly just Black families and people that lived around there," Dolly Parton said. "And I thought, 'This is the perfect place for me to be, considering it was Whitney.' "

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Belarusian Sprinter Is Granted Polish Humanitarian Visa After Refusing A Flight Home

Monday, August 02, 2021

Belarusian officials said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was being sent home from the Olympics because of psychological and emotional problems. She said she was being punished for crticizing her coaches

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U.S., U.K. Swimmers Bemoan Doping After Russian Takes Gold In Men's Backstroke Event

Friday, July 30, 2021

Neither swimmers Ryan Murphy nor Luke Greenbank directly accused Evgeny Rylov of doping. But both said it was frustrating not to know if any of their competitors had a drug-induced advantage.

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First Lady Jill Biden Undergoes Successful Procedure To Remove Debris From Her Foot

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jill Biden reportedly stepped on an object on a beach in Hawaii last weekend ahead of two official events there. She was in Hawaii after attending the start of the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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NBA Ceremonially Drafts Terrence Clarke, A Rising Star Who Died In An April Car Crash

Friday, July 30, 2021

Earlier this year, the basketball guard was preparing for the NBA draft after completing his freshman year at the University of Kentucky. He had signed to an agency associated with LeBron James.

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