Merrit Kennedy

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'The Thing I Dread The Most Is Not Knowing': Western Wildfires Rage Amid Race To Flee

Friday, September 11, 2020

One hundred large fires are burning in 12 states across the West — but just five of them have been contained, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

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A Mining Company Blew Up A 46,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Site. Its CEO Is Resigning

Friday, September 11, 2020

In May, mining giant Rio Tinto blasted through two ancient rock shelters in Western Australia in order to mine iron ore. The company has been under rising pressure to hold executives accountable.

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57 People Face Federal Charges Of Defrauding Coronavirus Relief Program

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Prosecutors say those charged attempted to steal more than $175 million from the Paycheck Protection Program, which is meant to provide relief to small businesses impacted by the pandemic.

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Huge Fire At Beirut's Port Causes Panic Following Last Month's Explosion

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The fire erupts at a warehouse storing oil and tires in the port's duty-free zone, sending waves of fear through the devastated city. By early Thursday evening, the fire was reportedly under control.

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George Washington Professor Who Reportedly Faked Being Black Resigns

Thursday, September 10, 2020

The university says Jessica A. Krug has quit, effective immediately, after a blog post published under her name said she had assumed various Black identities even though she is a white woman.

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Ex-Columbia University Gynecologist Accused Of Abusing Dozens Of Patients Is Indicted

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Robert Hadden has been arrested in connection with the abuse of dozens of female patients, including minors. He has been accused of abuse in the past but avoided jail time in a previous case.

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U.S. Says It Will Cut Number Of Troops In Iraq By Nearly Half This Month

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Gen. Frank McKenzie, who is responsible for U.S. forces in the Middle East, says the U.S. presence will drop from 5,200 to 3,000 troops in a move he says shows confidence in Iraqi army.

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Congress Launches Investigation Into Fort Hood Deaths

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The probe will focus on whether the recent tragedies "may be symptomatic of underlying leadership, discipline, and morale deficiencies throughout the chain-of-command."

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House Democrats Investigating Postmaster General Over Campaign Finance Allegations

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney calls on Louis DeJoy to be suspended amid allegations that he might have violated rules on political donations. DeJoy denies any wrongdoing.

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'At Any Cost': Japanese, IOC Officials Insist Olympics Will Happen In 2021

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

In the past week, multiple Japanese organizers and International Olympic Committee officials have said that the Tokyo Games will proceed regardless of the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United, Delta, American Say They Are Dropping Change Fees For Domestic Flights

Monday, August 31, 2020

United's CEO says the change was a top request from customers. Delta and American followed suit after United's announcement. Airlines are trying to coax wary customers to return amid the pandemic.

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John Thompson Jr., Legendary Georgetown Basketball Coach, Dies At 78

Monday, August 31, 2020

The Hall of Famer led the Georgetown men's team to 24 consecutive postseason appearances. He was the first Black coach to win a national men's college basketball title.

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Trader Joe's Working To Remove Product Branding Criticized As Racist

Monday, July 20, 2020

The grocery store chain has carried product lines such as Trader José's and Trader Ming's. Critics say the branding employs racial stereotypes.

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Former VA Medical Worker Pleads Guilty To Murdering 7 Patients In West Virginia

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Reta Mays was charged with killing seven patients by injecting them with insulin. She worked as a nursing assistant on the night shift at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Clarksburg.

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Nearly Every Major League Baseball Team Has Had A Coronavirus Test Come Back Positive

Friday, July 10, 2020

So far, 71 players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the MLB said on Friday. "I'm actually kind of pleased it's as low as that," the league's medical director says.

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Turkey Converts Istanbul's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.

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California Governor Outlines How The State Will Decide To Open Again

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

"There's no light switch here. It's more like a dimmer," Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. "That dimmer is this toggling back and forth between more restrictive and less restrictive measures."

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World Bank: Coronavirus Is Pushing Sub-Saharan Africa To First Recession In 25 Years

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies. But the World Bank projects its economies could pull back as much as 5.1% this year, driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gov. Cuomo Says N.Y. Cases Are Increasing, But At A Slower Rate

Friday, March 27, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in New York is doubling every four days — a marked decrease from early on in the outbreak, when it was doubling every 2 1/2 days.

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Harlem Globetrotters Great Fred 'Curly' Neal Has Died At 77

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The team remembers him as "one of the truly magical dribblers and shooters in basketball history." Neal played 22 seasons for the Globetrotters.

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