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Airbnb Bans All Parties At Its Listings Worldwide, Citing Public Health Mandates

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Airbnb properties are prohibited from hosting parties or accommodating groups larger than 16 people until further notice. The company said the new policy is "in the best interest of public health."

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Los Angeles Mayor Shuts Off Power At Hollywood Hills House That Hosted Large Parties

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Eric Garcetti announces on Wednesday that he authorized the city to disconnect utility service at the property, which he says had become "a nightclub in the hills" despite repeated warnings.

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Georgia Teachers' Back-To-School Rap About Virtual Learning Goes Viral

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Callie Evans and Audri Williams rap about online learning and the COVID-19 pandemic from the empty halls of Monroe Comprehensive High School, backed up by mask-wearing, move-busting cheerleaders.

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Michigan State And Notre Dame Suspend In-Person Learning Over COVID-19 Concerns

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The University of Notre Dame is moving all undergraduate instruction online for two weeks after a surge in cases, while Michigan State University is asking students to stay home for the fall semester.

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UNC Experience Should Be A Lesson To Other Universities, Says Faculty Chair

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill had to cancel in-person classes after a surge in coronavirus cases. Mimi Chapman tells NPR that "should give every other large public university in the country pause."

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Investigation Finds 'Abuses' And 'Failures' In Handling Of First Jussie Smollett Case

Monday, August 17, 2020

A special prosecutor's investigation found "abuses of discretion and operational failures" in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office handling of the case, but nothing to support criminal charges.

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CDC Study Finds Hispanics Hit Disproportionately Hard By Workplace Outbreaks

Monday, August 17, 2020

A study out Monday found that Hispanic and nonwhite workers made up 73% of cases associated with workplace outbreaks in certain industries, despite representing 24% of the workforce in those sectors.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Classes To Move Online After 130 Students Test Positive In First Week

Sunday, August 16, 2020

All undergraduate learning will be remote starting Wednesday. Administrators said the campus positivity rate jumped from 2.8% to 13.6% during the first week of classes.

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One Week After Election, Belarus Sees Giant Protests Against 'Europe's Last Dictator'

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Tens of thousands took to the streets to demand change on Sunday, as incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko defended election results that international observers have decried as illegitimate.

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CDC Director Warns This Fall Could Be The Worst Ever For Public Health

Thursday, August 13, 2020

In an interview with WebMD, CDC Director Robert Redfield warns of the dual threat of the coronavirus and flu season. He urges Americans to follow COVID-19 health guidance and get the flu vaccine.

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DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asian American and White Applicants In Admissions

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Justice Department said its two-year investigation found that race is "the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year." Yale categorically denies the allegation.

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Big 12 Is Moving Ahead With Fall Football Season

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The conference hopes to hold its title game in December, as it normally would, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks After Midnight. NASA Says It's 'One Of The Best'

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The light of the moon will reduce the visibility of some fainter meteors, but NASA says it's still worth staying up late — or rising very very early on Wednesday — to see "nature's fireworks."

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Global Coronavirus Case Count Surpasses 20 Million

Monday, August 10, 2020

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 20 million people worldwide have tested positive for the virus. The milestone comes almost exactly five months after the WHO declared it a pandemic.

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Democrats Slam Trump's Executive Actions, Critiquing Both Substance And Legality

Sunday, August 09, 2020

One expert told NPR that the unemployment measure is particularly controversial because it is "using appropriated funds by Congress in ways that Congress might not have intended."

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Tests Positive, Then Negative For COVID-19

Thursday, August 06, 2020

DeWine was tested Thursday as a requirement before a scheduled meeting with President Trump. The antigen test yielded a positive result, but a PCR test later in the day came back negative twice.

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Los Angeles Mayor Says City May Shut Off Water, Power At Houses Hosting Large Parties

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that he is authorizing the city to suspend water and electricity service to properties hosting large parties, which have drawn scrutiny in recent weeks.

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North Carolina Will Pause Further Reopening Until September To Start The School Year

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday the state will stay in Phase 2 of its Safer at Home plan for five more weeks as students return to school, saying "now is the time to double down on safety measures."

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New York And Connecticut Call For Probes Into Utility Companies' Response To Isaias

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Ned Lamont are seeking investigations as thousands of customers remain without power in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias.

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Stranded Mariners Rescued From Island In Micronesia, Thanks To 'SOS' Etched In Sand

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

U.S. and Australian responders spotted the three-person skiff crew on tiny Pikelot Island after they had been missing for nearly three days.

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