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Letter signed by J.K. Rowling, Noam Chomsky warning of stifled free speech draws mixed reviews
The letter, which was published by Harper’s Magazine, boasts a lengthy list of signatories including cultural icons such as author Margaret Atwood, jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, choreographer Bill T. Jones and famed feminist Gloria Steinem, as well as other prominent public figures like historian Nell Irvin Painter and author Malcolm Gladwell.
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‘It’s my calling to help’: A nurse travels to coronavirus hot spots during the pandemic
Tonya Waddell left her home in Virginia to work in overwhelmed hospitals in Newark, Boston and Chicago.
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Tech CEO apologizes for racist tirade against Asian American family caught on video
Michael Lofthouse, the CEO of cloud computing firm solid8, was caught on camera berating an Asian family with racial slurs at a California restaurant.
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What the ‘black-on-black crime’ fallacy misses about race and gun deaths
The majority of the gun deaths in the United States are not homicides but suicides, and white men account for 74 percent of them.
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The Atlantic hurricane season is off to a record fast start and is likely to get worse
Unusually warm waters, boosted by climate change, are likely playing a role.
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Live updates: Dozens of Florida hospitals run out of ICU beds as U.S. approaches 3 million coronavirus cases
Arizona is also swiftly approaching full capacity for ICU beds, while Texas, another hotspot, reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday alone.
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Injectable drug more effective at blocking HIV than daily pills
The new method holds promise as an easier, reliable way for people at risk of acquiring HIV to protect themselves.
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Florida invited the nation to its reopening — then it became a new coronavirus epicenter
Florida is one of a handful of states whose spiking numbers are driving a resurgence of the virus
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As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line
Some say attacking the likenesses of people who played key roles in establishing the nation is going too far.
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Victims’ relatives seek to delay federal execution, saying pandemic poses ‘grave risk’ if they attend
The first federal executions since 2003 are scheduled for next week.
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A high-risk Florida teen who died from covid-19 attended a huge church party, then was given hydroxychloroquine by her parents, report says
The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner found that Carsyn Leigh Davis, who battled cancer and a rare autoimmune disorder, went to a church event with roughly 100 other children where she did not wear a mask and social distancing was not enforced. Davis, 17, died of complications from covid-19 on June 23.
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White House presses for schools to reopen in fall
It’s unclear whether the schools push will be a political winner for President Trump. Some parents are eager to return to normal but many others, fearful of the coronavirus, have told districts they want to keep their children home this fall.
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Black activist says he was victim of ‘attempted lynching’ by white group in incident partially caught on video
The Monroe County human rights commissioner said a group of white men pinned him to a tree and beat him after accusing him and his friends of trespassing on private property.
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Park Police did not record their radio transmissions during Lafayette Square operation on June 1
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It’s America vs. world as coronavirus spreads and hospitalizations rise
President Trump moves to leave the World Health Organization, and the Brazilian president has the virus.
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The retired inventor of N95 masks is back at work, mostly for free, to fight covid-19
Peter Tsai set up a makeshift lab in his home to run experiments on how the masks could be decontaminated and reused during the dire shortage.
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The inventor of N95 masks had retired. But he now works 20 hours a day, mostly for free, to fight covid-19.
Peter Tsai set up a makeshift lab in his home to run experiments on how the masks could be decontaminated and reused during the dire shortage.
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U.S. might separate families after federal judge orders ICE to free migrant children
A judge has set a Thursday deadline for ICE to determine whether it will continue holding more than 100 parents at family detention centers.
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Pompeo says the U.S. is ‘certainly looking at’ banning TikTok and other Chinese apps
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview comes amid rising tensions with China, which Trump has repeatedly blamed for America’s escalating coronavirus pandemic. It also follows an underwhelming crowd at Trump’s rally in Tulsa that some blamed on a disruptive campaign led by TikTok users.
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Tucker Carlson suggests Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who lost her legs in Iraq, hates America
Duckworth responded on Twitter: "Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?"
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Columbus statues are falling across the country. Will ‘Columbus,’ Ohio, fall, too?
Ohio’s capital city removed its statue of the Italian explorer last week. But removing a name is harder.
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China seeks to compromise U.S. firms researching virus, Wray says
The FBI director offered what he called the FBI’s most detailed criticism to date about the counterintelligence threat posed by China’s efforts to spy on U.S. industry and government amid the pandemic.
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Roger Stone again seeks to delay reporting to prison
The confidant to Trump is asking for a two-month extension because of covid-19 risks in prison. He is scheduled to surrender to a federal prison in Georgia next week.
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