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'We Still Face Much Uncertainty': Pandemic Hammers Big Banks





The dramatic collapse of the U.S. economy is pummeling America's largest banks. Wells Fargo posts its first quarterly loss since 2008 and JPMorgan Chase sets aside billions to cover bad loans.

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Federal Government Executes 1st Prisoner In 17 Years After Overnight Court Rulings





Daniel Lee, 47, was put to death on Tuesday morning in the federal death chamber in the first federal execution since 2003. Other inmates are scheduled for death this week.

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Conspiracy Theories Aside, Here's What Contact Tracers Really Do





Recently, the idea of contact tracing has triggered some colorful misinformation campaigns. It's actually a tried-and-true public health tool that can curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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French Health Care Workers Given A Raise, Honored On Bastille Day





Nurses and healthcare workers will get about $208 a month more in their paychecks. The annual Bastille Day celebrations are also being used to thank those on the front lines of the pandemic.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Closes Due To Coronavirus


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A city health official called the virus' spread in Hong Kong "a bit out of control," according to a report from Asia Times. Hong Kong has reported 1,469 cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths.

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The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won't Wear A Mask





In the age of COVID-19, most people follow social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines when they enter retail stores and restaurants. But then there are the nightmare customers who won't comply.

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Australia Grapples With New Surge In COVID-19 Cases





The chief health officer for Victoria state, where the city of Melbourne is located, announced 270 new cases Tuesday and warned of hundreds of hospitalizations in the coming weeks.

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


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

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New York To Require Contact Info From Air Travelers From States That Must Quarantine





New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state is deploying teams to check for proof that travelers getting off flights have completed forms before leaving airports across the state.

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California Closes Indoor Businesses Statewide As COVID-19 Cases Surge


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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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Schools, Businesses, Cities Push Back On Rule Blocking Some International Students


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The Trump Administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.

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U.S. Military Is Sending Medical Staff To COVID-19 Hotspots





More than 700 military health professionals are being sent to southern and western states where cases have skyrocketed, military officials say.

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Miami Hospital ICU Doctor: New Influx Of Patients Is Younger Than Before





Dr. David J. De La Zerda, the director of medical ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, says that many of the patients he's seeing are people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with no medical history.

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Red Ink Overflowing: In June, U.S. Borrows A Typical Year's Worth





The federal deficit balloons as the government tries to cushion the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. June's shortfall totals $864 billion — more than in an entire typical year.

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At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Recreate Iconic Album Covers





Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment were banned due to COVID-19. His ingenious idea: cast the residents as rock stars.

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U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push 132 Million People Into Hunger





The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.

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Los Angeles And San Diego Schools Announce Online-Only Fall





The districts cited "skyrocketing infection rates" in Southern California.

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Migrant Mother Given A Choice: Leave Her Newborn In U.S. Or Return To Mexico Together





As the Trump administration has effectively shut down the asylum system at the border during the pandemic, one mother was given the choice to go to Mexico with or without her newborn, a U.S. citizen.

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Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air





'Germicidal' ultraviolet light technology has a proven track record against indoor transmission of tuberculosis and other airborne viruses. It's now being used in some restaurants and on subways.

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Seoul Holds Funeral For Mayor As Accuser Details Years Of Alleged Sexual Harassment





A former secretary of Park's says she endured four years of sexual harassment. The mayor was found dead on Friday in a park, and the allegations have left the country divided about his legacy.

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Statues Of Conquistador Juan De Oñate Come Down As New Mexico Wrestles With History





Who was Juan de Oñate? Critics object to statues of the Spanish conquistador, the first European to colonize New Mexico and a despot who inflicted misery on Native Americans.

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South Africa Introduces Alcohol Ban And Curfew As Coronavirus Surges


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The country has more than 276,000 cases, surpassing Italy, Spain and other hard-hit nations. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the worst is yet to come.

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Judge Orders Halt To Federal Executions That Were Set To Resume This Week





A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has barred the lethal injections that were scheduled to commence on Monday, citing the likelihood of "extreme pain and suffering." A legal conflict is likely.

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Kelly Preston, Actress And Wife Of John Travolta, Dead At 57





Preston died after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She acted in various TV shows but rose to fame after her role in the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito comedy, Twins.

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Dozens Injured In Fire Aboard Navy Warship Docked In San Diego





The fire injured at least 57 people and sent giant plumes of smoke into the sky. It started on Sunday and continues to burn, as firefighters work to get the flames under control.

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NYC Has Its First Day In Months With No COVID-19 Deaths





Mayor Bill de Blasio calls on President Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to speed processing of coronavirus tests: "If you can't get the results in real time, it doesn't help you enough."

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Trump Again Casts Doubt On Fauci As COVID-19 Cases Surge





President Trump shared a tweet from game show host Chuck Woolery, who claimed the CDC is lying about the coronavirus pandemic to hurt the president in November's election.

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Body Found In California Lake, Presumed To Be 'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera





Rivera was best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a take no prisoners cheerleader/singer on Glee for six seasons. That character was also an inspiration for young LGBTQ viewers.

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After Mounting Pressure, Washington's NFL Franchise Drops Its Team Name


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The Washington Redskins have announced it will be dropping its team moniker, which is widely considered a slur against Native Americans. The head coach and team owner are developing a new name.

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Poland's Nationalist President Narrowly Wins Reelection





President Andrzej Duda's victory further empowers Poland's ruling Law and Justice party which has worked to weaken the country's independent judiciary and free press.

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Signed, Sealed, Undelivered: Thousands Of Mail-In Ballots Rejected For Tardiness





An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.

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A Senate Takeover Is Very Much A Possibility For Democrats. Just Follow The Money





Five Republican Senate incumbents are looking increasingly vulnerable, while fundraising reports provide glimpses of Democratic strength.

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Sessions Fights For His Political Life, As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race





Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. But his former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions' Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.

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CDC Employees Call Out Agency's 'Toxic Culture Of Racial Aggression'





Pointing to the coronavirus's disproportionate impact on people of color, 1,007 workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call on the agency to declare racism a public health threat.

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Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts





A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.

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


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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





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

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Palestine, Annexation and the Wrong Story

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A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients


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Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida





After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as reservations.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit





"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say





The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump's use of his authority.

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You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle





After disastrous caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.

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How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods


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From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit





"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In 'Harper's Magazine'


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A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper's Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida





After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as advance reservations.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients


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Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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'Unprecedented, Historic Corruption': Romney Joins Critics Of Stone's Commutation





The president's decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising


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The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers.

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