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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising
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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Kids Feel Pandemic Stress Too. Here's How To Help Them Thrive
For children, the distress shows itself in difficult moods, stomachaches or even regression to behaviors from earlier childhood. Here are seven ideas to help anxious kids feel better.
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The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading
In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.
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A Powerful Chief And Unexpected Splits: 6 Takeaways From The Supreme Court Term
From abortion to religion and immigration, the recent court term featured just about every flashpoint in American law. Here are the highlights, including the influence of Chief Justice John Roberts.
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Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air?
Researchers say airborne transmission is possible, especially in cramped, indoor settings, but it's unclear how much it contributes to the spread. Here's how to lower your risks, just in case.
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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
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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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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California Will Release Up To 8,000 Prisoners Due To Coronavirus
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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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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'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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S.C. Governor Imposes 11 P.M. Alcohol Curfew For Bars And Restaurants
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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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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Education Dept. Announces It Won't Punish Colleges For Reconsidering Student Aid
In June, NPR reported that the department was making it harder for colleges to reconsider aid for students whose finances have changed. On Thursday, the agency reversed course.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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After Pleas From Officials, Republicans Signal Openness To More Election Funding
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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Keisha Lance Bottoms, A Possible Biden VP Pick, Sees Profile Rise Amid Crises
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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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
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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