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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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Face Masks Mandatory In Most Of Texas, Starting Friday

Thursday, July 02, 2020

With COVID-19 cases setting records, Gov. Greg Abbott is requiring most Texans to wear face coverings in public. The order takes effect Friday and applies to counties with 20 or more cases.

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Pennsylvania Joins The Growing List Of States Mandating Face Masks In Public

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kansas are among the latest states to require face coverings in public settings as COVID-19 cases surge in much of the country. Health officials say masks can slow the spread.

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Protester Knocked Down By Buffalo Police Leaves The Hospital Nearly One Month Later

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Martin Gugino suffered a fractured skull after being shoved backward by officers at a protest against police violence on June 4. The 75-year-old will continue his recovery at an undisclosed location.

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With Big Summer Films Delayed, AMC Theatres Puts Off U.S. Reopening

Monday, June 29, 2020

The largest U.S. movie chain is resuming operations at approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30, two weeks later than previously announced. It's matching delays by movie producers.

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Famous New York Public Library Lions Mask Up To Set An Example

Monday, June 29, 2020

Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.

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New Jersey Puts Indoor Dining On Pause Indefinitely Because Of Coronavirus

Monday, June 29, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy is delaying the reopening initially set for Thursday. He cited COVID-19 spikes in other states as well as noncompliance at some outdoor restaurants in his state.

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Beyoncé To Drop Visual Album, 'Black Is King,' On Disney+ In July

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Beyoncé's upcoming visual album, Black Is King, is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift soundtrack. A press release calls it "a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience."

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Global COVID-19 Deaths Top 500,000

Sunday, June 28, 2020

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide surpassed 10 million on Sunday while deaths topped half a million. Health officials estimate the actual case count could be much higher.

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NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

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With COVID-19 Cases Rising, Some States Slow Their Reopening Plans

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Governors in several Southern and Western states are delaying their timelines, citing increases in cases and hospitalizations.

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Deadly Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The 7.4-magnitude quake struck mid-morning off the Pacific coast near the beach resort of Huatulco. The quake was felt in several states and triggered seismic alarms in Mexico City.

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