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Oregon, other states putting names of ousted police online

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In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in police custody, Oregon has released the names of over 1,700 officers whose transgressions over the past 50 years were so serious that they were banned from working in law enforcement in the state. The online posting last week came after… Read

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American Airlines contacts Senator Cruz after he goes maskless on flight

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American Airlines said Monday it had contacted top Republican Senator Ted Cruz about its coronavirus prevention policies after a photo of the Texas lawmaker without a mask on a flight went viral on social media. "While our policy does not apply while eating or drinking, we have reached out to… Read

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10-year-old killed, 2 teens hurt in New Orleans gunfire

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A 10-year-old child was killed and two teenagers wounded by gunfire Monday afternoon in New Orleans, police said. Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said police responding to shots being fired around 5 p.m. found the three victims. A girl described as about 15 or 16 years old and a boy, age… Read

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Pub cluster in Australia's most populous state adds to 2nd-wave coronavirus fears

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Australia's most populous state reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers traveling the country adding to fears of a second wave of the virus. The new cases in New South Wales come after neighboring Victoria state last week… Read

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New Zealand mosque gunman to represent himself at sentencing

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The Australian white supremacist who admitting killing 51 worshippers in a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques has dismissed his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month. Brenton Harrison Tarrant had pleaded guilty in March to 51 charges of murder, 40 of attempted murder and… Read

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases in U.S.

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Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive,… Read

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Trump administration presses again for full school reopening, despite risks

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The Trump administration on Sunday again pressed for full school reopenings in the fall, even as resurgent COVID-19 infections raised mounting criticism that a premature return to classes could pose a danger of greater spread of the disease. With the virus setting new records by the day in many parts… Read

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30-year-old Texas man dies from virus after attending 'COVID-19 party'

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A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the new coronavirus after attending a "COVID-19" party hosted by an infected person, a doctor has revealed, underlining the risk to younger people. Jane Appleby, chief medical officer at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, said the man thought the virus was a… Read

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Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China

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China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing. The Trump campaign put out ads showing Biden toasting China's Xi Jinping, even though Trump did just that with… Read

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It's Trump's call on what the GOP convention will look like

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After months of insisting that the Republican National Convention go off as scheduled despite the pandemic, President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the late August event will not be the four-night infomercial for his reelection that he had anticipated. After a venue change, spiking coronavirus cases and… Read

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