Merrit Kennedy

Merrit Kennedy appears in the following:

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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In Israel, An Unexpected Political Twist Could Keep Netanyahu In Power

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After three inconclusive elections, Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are reportedly close to a deal to rotate as prime minister, with Netanyahu taking the first turn.

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Tougher ID Requirements For Domestic Flights Postponed To 2021

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Dept. of Homeland Security has pushed back the enforcement deadline for REAL ID from Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 1, 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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China Temporarily Closes Its Borders To Foreign Nationals

Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's not clear how long the measures, which affect foreigners holding valid visas and residence permits, will remain in place. Exemptions will be made for diplomats and plane crews.

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Judge Orders Environmental Review Of Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It is a major victory for the Native American tribes and environmental groups fighting against the project. The judge has not decided whether oil can still flow in the meantime.

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Putin Delays Vote That Could Help Keep Him In Power

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian leader says he's pushing back a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for him to remain in power until 2036.

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U.N. Calls For Countries To Reduce Prison Populations

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The U.N. human rights chief says authorities should look for ways to release people in detention who are especially vulnerable to the disease, such as those who are elderly or who have health issues.

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U.K. Prime Minister Tells Brits To Stay Home, Threatens Fines

Monday, March 23, 2020

Boris Johnson has ordered that people stay in their homes, aside from four exemptions. Only essential businesses will be allowed to stay open and the police will be empowered to enforce the measures.

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