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Strict Rules Apply, But Visitors Will Be Allowed Back In New York Nursing Homes





The state issued new guidelines on Friday that require a facility to be virus-free for at least 28 days, limit the number of visitors and require masks and temperature monitoring for visitors.

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Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia





Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.

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Trump Commutes Sentence Of Longtime Friend And Adviser Roger Stone





The president has used his clemency power to spare Stone a prison sentence following his conviction in a federal court. It's the latest official intercession in a case involving a friend of Trump.

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Georgia Governor And The Mayor Of Atlanta In Turf War Over COVID-19 Restrictions





Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered a return to Phase 1 restrictions. But Gov. Brian Kemp quickly pushed back, saying only he has that authority.

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3 LAPD Officers Charged Over Allegations They Falsely Identified Gang Members


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In a 59-count complaint, they are alleged to have wrongly marked dozens of people as having gang affiliation on field interview cards used by officers on duty.

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'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID Spike





Gov. Tate Reeves imposed the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

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Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory


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Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. How fear, wealth and social media all play a role.

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California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus


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Anyone who is eligible for release would be tested for COVID-19 within seven days of their return to society, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says.

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PHOTOS: How Hong Kong Reopened Schools — And Why It Closed Them Again





Schools were shut when the novel coronavirus first became a concern. Here's how Hong Kong handled re-opening — and now, a second closing due to a spike in cases.

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Nation's Pediatricians Walk Back Support For In-Person School





In a new statement made jointly with teachers unions, the American Academy of Pediatrics now says "science and community circumstances must guide decision-making."

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S.C. Governor Imposes 11 P.M. Alcohol Curfew For Bars And Restaurants


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McMaster's order will go into effect Saturday night. The governor says it specifically targets young people, who account for nearly one in four of the state's coronavirus cases.

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'Who Does This To A Kid?' D.C. Family Mourns 11-Year-Old Killed By Crossfire





Davon McNeal was one of several children killed by gun violence over the July Fourth weekend while doing everyday things: playing in the yard, walking through a mall, watching fireworks.

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Nearly Every Major League Baseball Team Has Had A Coronavirus Test Come Back Positive





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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You May Be In Sweatpants, But COVID-19 Hasn't Stopped Haute Couture





In a fashion first, this season's collections were presented digitally, rather than in-person, in-Paris. The virtual venue was an opportunity for designers to experiment in the online space.

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More Than 20 U.S. States Now Require Face Masks In Public





An alarming surge in coronavirus cases is forcing more states to require face coverings. Two of the worst-hit states — Florida and Arizona — still don't have statewide mandates.

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At Least 82 Coronavirus Cases Linked To Missouri Sleepaway Camp





Kanakuk Kamps shut down its K-2 program after 41 campers, staff and counselors tested positive. That number has since doubled, according to county health officials.

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What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?





A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.

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In Minority Neighborhoods, Knocking On Doors To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus





Through a partnership between state and local government, volunteers and city workers in Richmond, Va., are passing out PPE in at-risk neighborhoods.

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Federal Executions Set To Resume After 17 Years With 3 Deaths Scheduled Soon





Authorities are preparing the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., for three executions next week. They'll be the first federal executions in a long time.

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Turkish Court Ruling Clears Way For Hagia Sophia To Be Converted To A Mosque





Istanbul's 6th century landmark was originally a Byzantine church and later converted into a mosque. Since 1934, it has been a museum, widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence.

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Cited In Many Operations, Russia's GRU Is Suspected In Afghan Bounty Case





Russian military intelligence, the GRU, is linked to the invasion of Ukraine and interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Now it's suspected of a bounty program to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms, A Possible Biden VP Pick, Sees Profile Rise Amid Crises


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The first-term Atlanta mayor has spoken out against the state of Georgia's Republican-led pandemic response and spoken forcefully to protesters in her city.

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After Pleas From Officials, Republicans Signal Openness To More Election Funding


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Senate Republicans say they are open to sending states more money to make it easier to administer an election amid a pandemic after initial fears that no more federal money would be spent.

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Police Viewed Less Favorably, But Few Want To 'Defund' Them, Survey Finds





A poll conducted in mid-June found that most respondents thought police officers should be held legally accountable for misconduct. But few respondents favored cutting funding for law enforcement.

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Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus





The announcement from the country's interim president, Jeanine Áñez, comes just days after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had contracted COVID-19.

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Starbucks Says Customers Must Wear Masks At Its Cafes


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Several states already require people to wear masks in public spaces like coffee shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many still have no such requirement.

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Death Of Robert Fuller, Who Was Found Hanging From Tree, Ruled Suicide


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Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.

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Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Indian Land





"Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation ... Because Congress has not said other­wise, we hold the government to its word," wrote Justice Gorsuch.

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WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission





After 239 scientists raised concerns about transmission by aerosolized particles, the World Health Organization has issued a brief on the role of aerosolized particles — and called for more research.

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An Enzyme That Increases With Exercise Can Improve Memory In Mice, And Maybe People





When scientists revved up the production of an enzyme called GPLD1 in older mice, it stimulated nerve growth in their brains and the animals navigated a maze better.

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'Please Scream Inside Your Heart,' Japanese Amusement Park Tells Thrill-Seekers


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Several park-goers have complained that the request for those on roller coasters to remain silent is unrealistic. "If a scream comes out, it comes out," one visitor said.

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Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday?





Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?

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Defense Secretary Esper, In Careful Exchange, Denies Being Briefed On 'Bounties'





The defense secretary and the chairman of the joint chiefs responded to careful prompts from Republicans on Thursday aimed at defending the Trump administration on the Russian bounty allegations.

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U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials, Including Politburo Member, For Xinjiang Abuses





The Trump administration's penalties are meant to punish China for its treatment of Uighurs and Muslim minorities in the region, and target a Politburo member for the first time.

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Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Massive Search





Mayor Park Won-soon's daughter told police he left a verbal message similar to a will, and later turned off his mobile phone. His body was found in a wooded park early Friday, police say.

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You Won't See Trump's Taxes Before Election Day, But He Could Face Bigger Problems





The Supreme Court's decision Thursday means Trump's financial records will likely need to be turned over to New York grand jury could imperil his brand and fortune.

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'Black Lives Matter' Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism





The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like "Fair & Lovely" from Unilever, to change their name.

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Pop Smoke Killing Update: L.A. Police Make 5 Arrests





Three men and two juvenile males were arrested, the Los Angeles Police Department announced on Thursday.

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'The Beauty In Breaking' Chronicles Chaos And Healing In The Emergency Room


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In a new memoir, Dr. Michele Harper writes about treating gunshot wounds, discovering evidence of child abuse — and drawing courage from her patients as she's struggled to overcome her own trauma.

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Some People Agree To Disagree Over What's Safe During The Pandemic





The coronavirus pandemic requires people to weigh risks and make choices about their activities. But there can be problems when a choice conflicts with what the people around us decide to do.

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Lack Of Unity Is A Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, WHO Chief Says In Emotional Speech





"How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?" WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asks.

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Biden Counters Trump's 'America First' With 'Build Back Better' Economic Plan


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The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's proposal would inject $700 billion into the economy through American products and research.

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The Long, Perilous Route Thousands Of Indians Have Risked For A Shot At Life In U.S.





The journey from India can zigzag to Russia, the Mideast, the Caribbean and Central America. U.S. Border Patrol figures show more than 7,600 Indians were detained on the U.S.-Mexico border last year.

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NYC Begins Painting Black Lives Matter Mural In Front Of Trump Tower





President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and antagonize the city's police as "a symbol of hate."

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Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, Pushes Back On Congress


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The vote on the New York grand jury case was 7 to 2 with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the opinion for the majority. The second case was about congressional subpoenas.

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'STOP GETTING Tested!' Ohio Politician Tells Constituents


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"This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested," Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on social media.

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Scrabble Association Bans Racial, Ethnic Slurs From Its Official Word List





On Wednesday, the North American Scrabble Players Association, which governs tournaments in the U.S. and Canada, said it was removing 236 potentially offensive words from its approved list.

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Planning For End-Of-Life Care Is More Crucial Than Ever. Here's How





With many Americans dying of COVID-19, it's important to document your wishes for your care should you get seriously ill. Doing so can ease the way for family in difficult moments.

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When It Comes To Reopening Schools, 'The Devil's In The Details,' Educators Say


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Teachers, parents and district leaders say the back-to-school season has fogged over with confusion. Will schools reopen? And if so, how?

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The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections





Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices.

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