Video shows deputies finding baby alive in plastic bag abandoned in Georgia woods

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More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff quarantined in several schools
For many US schools welcoming students back, a return to in-person learning was abruptly halted after new Covid-19 cases.
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U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Reflects Sun Belt Outbreaks
With the exception of three anomalous days this summer, Wednesday’s U.S. total of more than 1,470 deaths was the highest since late May. Experts say the nation’s new coronavirus database creates problems for hospitals.
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Maine Governor Janet Mills, women's rights activists among state's most influential women
Maine was the 19th state to ratify the 19th amendment after Gov. Carl E. Milliken brought the state legislature together for a special session.       
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Facebook’s new voter information center gives Americans fact-checked voting information
Facebook is rolling out a voting information hub to try to register 4 million Americans to vote | Photo by Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images But the company still won’t fact check President Trump’s misleading posts about voting by mail. Facebook is launching a tool on Thursday that’s meant to help register at least 4 million Americans to vote ahead of the 2020 election. The company’s new Voter Information Center is a hub on both Facebook and Instagram that will give you an easy way to check if you’re registered to vote. If you’re not, Facebook will prompt you to click a link where you can register in your state. The Voter Information Center will include information about how to vote — including how to vote by mail, if it’s an option where you live. Facebook is also using the initiative to ask users to sign up as poll workers, who are in short supply due to Covid-19. Facebook’s efforts are in part a response to the pandemic, during which more people than ever are expected to vote using mail-in ballots, rather than voting in person. Lately, there’s been a lot of confusion and anxiety about that process, perpetuated in part by President Trump and other politicians making false statements about the accuracy of mail-in voting on Facebook and other social media platforms. Facebook’s new voting center is an attempt to set the facts straight about voting, and the company said that it’s using politically neutral sources like the Bipartisan Policy Center to do so. But Facebook has stopped short of actually fact-checking or removing the misleading information that President Trump has shared on its platform about mail-in voting, something it has been sharply criticized for. Last month, Facebook started adding links to voter information underneath politicians’ posts about voting, and says it will start applying that label to all users’ posts about voting going forward. But these links don’t correct misinformation when politicians post it. Here’s what the new Voting Information Center will look like: In addition to the voting information hub, the company says it’s releasing a “Voting Alerts” feature to let state and local election authorities send notifications to users in their jurisdiction about updates about voting, including “potential late-breaking changes” to the voting process. For months, Democratic politicians, civil rights advocates, and some of Facebook’s own employees have been criticizing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for not taking action on President Donald Trump’s misleading posts about voting-by-mail. Trump has falsely asserted on the platform that the state of California will send mail-in ballots to “anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there” (in fact, California only sends ballots to registered voters) and that this would lead to “a Rigged Election.” While Facebook left Trump’s post up as-is, Facebook’s competitor Twitter labeled an identical post on its platform as containing “potentially misleading information.” In a previous announcement in June about the Voter Information Center efforts, Zuckerberg framed the company’s efforts to register people to vote as a better way of ensuring a healthy election than policing politicians’ speech. Zuckerberg wrote at the time, “Ultimately, I believe the best way to hold politicians accountable is through voting, and I believe we should trust voters to make judgments for themselves.” Today’s launch of the Voter Information Center is Zuckerberg showing he’s serious about his commitment to encourage people to vote, but it remains to be seen if that will be enough to counterbalance the politicians who use his platform to spread messages that encourage the very opposite to the 190 million Facebook users in the US.
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11 names, 120 hours of interviews: Inside the grueling VP search that led Joe Biden to Kamala Harris
Over three months, 11 women were vetted as possible running mates for Joe Biden. In the end, Kamala Harris got the call that would make history.        
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DJ LeMahieu belts out another four hits in Yankees’ win
Not much about 2020 looks the way it did in 2019. DJ LeMahieu does. Perhaps even better. The second baseman did it all Wednesday night, recording four hits and also making plays with his glove and legs in the Yankees’ 6-3 win over the Braves at Yankee Stadium. Even after a delayed arrival to spring...
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Mets’ Robert Gsellman’s return to rotation was a rocky one
Nearly three years later, Robert Gsellman is returning to the rotation. Though Walker Lockett appeared to be the favorite to fill Wednesday’s vacancy against the Nationals, Luis Rojas gave Gsellman his first start since Sept. 27, 2017, with plans to keep the right-hander in the injured Michael Wacha’s rotation spot. Gsellman, who made 29 starts...
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China says chicken wings from Brazil tested positive for coronavirus
A batch of frozen chicken wings exported from Brazil to China tested positive for coronavirus, Chinese officials announced Thursday. The infected poultry was discovered in the city of Shenzhen during routine screenings of imported meat and seafood carried out since June, the city government said in a notice. The screenings were implemented after a coronavirus...
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Hundreds of Oregon protesters delay ICE buses detaining 2 men for hours: report
Hundreds of protesters in Oregon delayed two Immigration and Customs Enforcement buses for hours Wednesday afternoon after officers detained two men.
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North Korea’s ‘Cold Noodle Fan’ Twitter account temporarily restricted
A North Korea state-backed English-language Twitter account was temporarily restricted Wednesday, with only a vague explanation given for the move.
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Salt Lake City suspends police K9 after it bit a black man with his hands up
The Salt Lake City Police Department is suspending its K9 unit after an officer’s body camera footage shows a dog biting a black man with his hands up, the department announced Wednesday. The disturbing video, published by the Salt Lake Tribune Tuesday, shows officers and the dog approaching Jeffery Ryans, 36, outside of his home...
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Andrew Lloyd Webber says he is participating in coronavirus vaccination trial: 'I am excited'
Andrew Lloyd Webber is joining the fight against coronavirus.
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Artist creates origami memorial for virus victims
An artist in Los Angeles is memorializing each of the thousands of people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States with a delicate origami crane. (Aug. 13)       
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School boards are at heart of reopening debate
The Rock Hill Schools Board of Trustees in South Carolina is like thousands of school boards across the country that face a simple but hefty question - do we return to school amid a pandemic? (Aug.12)       
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YouTube star Jake Paul speaks out about FBI raid
YouTube star Jake Paul is speaking out about an FBI raid at his Calabasas, Calif., home last week. 
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Chicago driver hit pedestrian, circled back for fatal blow, police say
CHICAGO — A man was ordered held Wednesday for using an SUV to strike and kill a pedestrian and injure her daughter while they walked along a Chicago street. During a bond hearing, Cook County prosecutors said they haven’t come up with the motive of Edgar Roman, 25, in using his vehicle to strike and...
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Ronald McDonald House in Chicago vandalized by looters
A Ronald McDonald House in Chicago, where families of hospitalized children stay, was targeted by looters overnight Sunday, according to reports.
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The general election bursts into life in dueling American dreams
America's choice in November has never been more clear.
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‘Rage,’ Bob Woodward’s new book, features letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un
Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Publisher Simon & Schuster says the forthcoming book follows “Trump’s moves as he faces a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial...
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Teen arrested for robbing son of NYPD counterterrorism head John Miller
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbing the 13-year-old son of NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller two days earlier near Central Park, sources said. The suspected thief was also charged with criminal possession of stolen property stemming from the robbery outside a building on Central Park West near West 91st Street at...
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DeVos accuses teachers unions of concern with 'alternative agendas' like 'defunding police' over students
Teachers unions have shown themselves as being more concerned with political agendas and posturing than they are about offering students a fulfilling learning experience, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday.
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Dodgers' offense and bullpen comes through to beat Padres and snap losing streak
The Dodgers break their two-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
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Kamala Harris just showed why Biden chose her as his running mate
When Kamala Harris appeared with Joe Biden on Wednesday as his running mate for the first time, she showed why he had chosen her.
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Editor's Note: Eastman's Newsweek Column Has Nothing to Do With Racist Birtherism
Some readers saw the essay's constitutional analysis as an attempt to ignite a racist conspiracy theory around Kamala Harris. That could not be further from the truth.
Lake fire: Evacuation zones, road closures, shelters
Evacuation zones, road closures and shelters for pets and people fleeing the Lake fire in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Cornel West Says Trump's Wrong on Kamala Harris: 'I'm a Radical, She's a Centrist'
"We have to tell the truth about even those we vote for," Dr. Cornel West said Wednesday. "That's why I don't endorse them, I vote for them."
Video Shows Hero Cop Saving Man in Wheelchair Stuck on Train Tracks
"A northbound train was traveling pretty fast, and she rushed over to get him unstuck... She only had a few seconds."
Birds and reptiles cry similar tears to humans, says new research
Birds and reptiles may not resemble humans in many ways, but they cry similar tears.
Birds and reptiles cry similar tears to humans, says new research
Birds and reptiles may not resemble humans in many ways, but they cry similar tears. That's important because understanding the makeup of various species' tears could give insight into better eye treatments and animal habitat conservation.
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Constitution bars Trump from spending without OK of Congress — courts should stop it
Under the separation of powers, Congress writes the laws, the president enforces them, and the judiciary decides what the laws mean and if they are constitutional. Since federal monies can only be spent by legislation, and since only Congress writes federal laws, only it can enact legislation that spends federal monies.
This is how the Mets offense was always supposed to look
Three weeks into the season, the most stunning statistic so far is this: Across Major League Baseball, the combined batting average of all 30 teams entering Wednesday’s games was .235. If that sounds bad, it should: 52 years ago, in 1968, the 20 big-league clubs hit a combined .237. You may recall: 1968 has been...
Southern Calif. fire threatens hundreds of homes
A wildfire erupted north of Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon, raging over thousands of acres and prompting evacuation orders for up to 500 homes. More than 15 square miles had burned by Wednesday night. (Aug. 13)
Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Kamala Harris 'Will Be Running the Show' if Joe Biden Is Elected
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is the "poster child for political opportunism," said Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), offering her remarks on Wednesday's edition of SiriusXM's Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Genome sequence from fresh New Zealand cluster "closely resembles" patterns from UK and Australia
NFL coronavirus positive test rate under 1 percent
The NFL extended daily coronavirus testing for players and staff until further notice even though the positive test rate from the first two weeks of camp has been less than 1 percent. Under the original agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association, players and staff needed three negative tests in a four-day period...
Schweizer claims Harris 'deep-sixed' release of documents ID'ing clergy accused of sex abuse as city DA
Presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris' handling of cases involving alleged child sex abuse by Catholic priests while she was San Francisco District Attorney should receive more scrutiny, investigative journalist and author Peter Schweizer told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Wednesday.
Group of unmasked people take over New York bus and hold party
Over a dozen people can be seen smoking and drinking during an impromptu party held on a New York City bus in a video confirmed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Inside an NYC grocery store during COVID-19 — and the city’s new reality
“People are more appreciative ... they got used to seeing us there helping them out when [the coronavirus] was really strong, and I think they appreciate it,” one Gristedes employee tells The Post.
The great rebuild
Deanna Sison at the takeout window of her Little Skillet restaurant in San Francisco in April. | Hearst Newspapers via Getty Imag The coronavirus has laid bare the flaws in our economy. Can we remake it to be more inclusive of all Americans? The Covid-19 pandemic is a tragedy, a massive policy failure, and an existential threat to the livelihood and health of millions of Americans — with the pain disproportionality falling on Black Americans. A problem this big demands a bold solution. With more than 5 million cases worldwide, 165,000 Americans dead, more than 16 million US jobs eliminated, and schools and businesses shuttered, half measures won’t cut it. It didn’t have to be this way. However, there is still much we can do to recover — and not just recover, but rebuild. Tapping the voices of prominent American thinkers, economists, and policymakers, The Great Rebuild imagines how we could marshal the power of the federal government and the potential of its citizens to fight back against the catastrophic effects of Covid-19, and in the process create a system steeped in fairness, inclusion, and sustainability. The Great Rebuild is made possible thanks to support from Omidyar Network, a social impact venturethat works to reimagine critical systems and the ideas that govern them, and to build more inclusive and equitable societies. All Great Rebuild content is editorially independent and produced by our journalists. Marcus Russell Price for Vox The failed dream of the American small business Small businesses were once pillars of communities, but economic and systemic forces left many fighting for survival. Then came the pandemic. By Laura Entis
August 12 coronavirus news
The coronavirus pandemic has brought countries to a standstill. In many places, as countries reopen, Covid-19 cases are on the rise. Follow here for the latest.
Texas fishermen win tournament with 737-pound marlin
A team of fishermen made history in Port Aransas, a coastal city in Texas, where they caught a 737-pound blue marlin.
AOC posts poem after told she’ll get 1 minute to speak at Dem convention
'Latinx' is mostly unknown term — even among US Latinos: Only 1 in 4 have heard of it, Pew study finds.
Only 23% of U.S. Latinos have heard of the term "Latinx" and just 3% use the word to describe themselves, according to the Pew Research Center.
College football in the spring presents its own set of coronavirus and scheduling problems
Can the Pac-12 hold spring football? It is unknown whether there'll be a vaccine or mitigated cases of COVID-19 come spring.
Inventor of the Pixel and First Person to Scan a Digital Photo Dies at 91
Computer scientist Russell Kirsch, credited with scanning the world's first digital image and creating the pixel, has reportedly died in Portland, Oregon at the age of 91.
What Kamala Harris' unique American story means to Black and South Asian Americans
Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris is the first woman of color on a major presidential ticket. Americans of color have been celebrating, analyzing and critiquing her elevation.
Clippers secure No. 2 seed in the West with win over Nuggets
The Clippers clinched the second-best record in the Western Conference with a 124-111 against the Denver Nuggets.