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Global Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 600,000, With U.S. Accounting For Nearly A Quarter

Sunday, July 19, 2020

The U.S. has reported more than 140,000 total coronavirus deaths. Over the weekend, leaders around the world tightened restrictions in response to increases in cases.

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100-Year-Old Tom Moore, Who Raised Millions By Walking Laps, Has Been Knighted

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Moore raised more than $40 million for health care workers this spring, and won hearts in the U.K. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle on Friday.

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Solar Orbiter Probe Snaps Closest Photos Ever Taken Of The Sun, Revealing Tiny Flares

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The first snapshots capture an unprecedented level of detail, including miniature solar flares that scientists are calling "campfires."

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New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art Will Open Its Doors Again In Late August

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The country's largest art museum will be open to the public five days a week starting at the end of August. It had been closed since March as New York City grappled with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Ireland Delays Further Reopening, Keeping Bars Closed As Case Numbers Grow

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Prime Minister Micheál Martin said on Wednesday that current restrictions will remain in place until Aug. 10. The country had been set to begin the final phase of its reopening plan on July 20.

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Organizers Nix 2021 Rose Parade, Its First Cancellation Since WWII

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association is canceling the 132nd Rose Parade because of the coronavirus pandemic, but is still tentatively planning for the Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1.

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George Floyd's Family Files Civil Lawsuit Against Minneapolis And Police, Lawyers Say

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ben Crump and Antonio Romanucci — attorneys representing the family of George Floyd, who was killed by police on Memorial Day — laid out the lawsuit at a news conference in Minneapolis.

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ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A federal judge announced on Tuesday that ICE has reached an agreement with schools that sued it over the rule change. The directive will now be rescinded nationwide.

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Oregon And West Virginia Will Shrink Social Gatherings To Combat COVID-19

Monday, July 13, 2020

Officials in both Oregon and West Virginia are tightening the limits as coronavirus cases rise in their states.

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California Closes Indoor Businesses Statewide As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Monday, July 13, 2020

Restaurants, movie theaters and museums are among the businesses required to suspend their indoor operations statewide under Gov. Gavin Newsom's Monday announcement. Bars must close entirely.

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Man Treks 1,000 Miles From Alabama To Minnesota For 'Change, Justice And Equality'

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Cheered on by supporters both online and on the road, Terry Willis walked from Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis to protest the injustices faced by Black Americans.

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Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as coronavirus cases set new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.

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Houston Mayor Cancels Texas GOP's In-Person Convention, Citing Public Health Concerns

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the move on Wednesday, as the city reported hundreds of new cases of COVID-19.

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College Sports Falling Victim To Coronavirus And Financial Stresses

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The Ivy League has put all sports on hold until at least January, while Stanford plans to discontinue 11 of its 36 varsity programs after this academic year.

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Texas Sets State Record With More Than 10,000 New Coronavirus Cases Reported Tuesday

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Texas recorded 10,028 new cases, surpassing its previous single-day increase as statewide hospitalizations also set new records.

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ICE: Foreign Students Must Leave The U.S. If Their Colleges Go Online-Only This Fall

Monday, July 06, 2020

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

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121 University Of Washington Students Infected In Greek Row Outbreak

Sunday, July 05, 2020

At least 112 fraternity house residents, as well as nine additional students identified as close contacts, have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sunday.

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3rd Ex-Police Officer Charged In George Floyd's Death Released From Jail On Bond

Sunday, July 05, 2020

With Tou Thao's release on Saturday, three of the four former officers involved in George Floyd's death are free on bond. All face criminal charges, and one remains in custody.

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Baltimore Protesters Topple Columbus Statue

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Demonstrators in Baltimore pulled down the statue and threw it into the harbor, adding it to the growing list of Columbus monuments toppled nationwide in response to his controversial legacy.

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The NFL Will Play 'Lift Every Voice And Sing' Before Each Season-Opener Game

Thursday, July 02, 2020

The song known as the Black national anthem will play before "The Star Spangled Banner." The league is working with players on a variety of measures to recognize victims of racism.

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