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80 American artists are writing messages in the skies above ICE detention centers
Over Independence Day weekend, the project "In Plain Sight" aims to bring attention to the complex network of facilities and landmarks related to US immigration around the country.
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Our country is in chaos. But it's a great time to be an American
It's easy to be cynical this Fourth of July. Racial protests have rocked every major US city, and Americans can't even agree if they should wear face masks during a pandemic. But what some see as chaos, others see as an explosion of patriotism.
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As coronavirus cases skyrocket, US marks July Fourth with pleas for people to skip the parties
After a week of skyrocketing coronavirus cases in the United States, officials are issuing a stark warning this July Fourth: Skip the parties.
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Military vets and fireworks: It's a complicated relationship
While the Fourth of July can be likened to one of America's biggest street parties — at least in pre-pandemic times — our celebration of the sacrifices made by our nation's warriors can cause intensely painful trauma reactions for some who fight our wars.
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Britain has one of the world's worst Covid death rates. Now many fear it's about to drink itself into chaos
After four months of coronavirus lockdown closure, England's pubs are opening their doors again amid fears that this thirst for normality may risk further infections.
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Fireworks canceled this year? Watch the lunar eclipse 'Buck Moon' instead
If your family's Fourth of July fireworks plans are up in smoke because of the pandemic, watch the sky for a lunar eclipse instead.
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More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers sign letter asking governor for more coronavirus restrictions
More than 1,400 Georgia healthcare workers have petitioned the state's governor asking that he impose further restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19.
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Gamblers can (legally) bet on the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest for the first time in the July Fourth event's history
Bettors with the stomach for it can now legally put up their money to see how many hot dogs Joey Chestnut will take down.
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Transgender advocacy group launches Spanish language hotline service
After experiencing a surge in calls, a transgender advocacy group launched a Spanish language version of their hotline on Wednesday.
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As US cases rise, here are tips from afar on how to keep coronavirus in check this holiday weekend
Fireworks, pool parties and drinking at bars with friends — that's how many Americans would liked to be celebrating the Fourth of July this weekend. But many local leaders and health officials hope things will be a lot less festive this year.
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Cracks in the Trump-Europe relationship are turning into a chasm
For more than 70 years, the transatlantic alliance has served as the unshakable foundation of European stability and underpinned the values of the US-led Western order. In 2020, it appears that relationship is being rethought on both sides of the Atlantic.
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The best Fourth of July sales to shop this weekend
In honor of July 4th weekend, tons of stores are offering up special savings on tech, home goods, the latest fashions and much more. We've rounded up more than 100 brands and retailers to shop now, so you can score savings worthy of the most magnificent fireworks display this Independence Day.
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MIT-designed robot can disinfect a warehouse floor in 30 minutes -- and could one day be employed in grocery stores and schools
MIT has designed a robot that is capable of disinfecting the floor of a 4,000-square foot warehouse in only half an hour, and it could one day be used to clean your local grocery store or school.
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The UK is reopening for business. London may never be the same
London has seen more than its share of crises. The 2000-year old metropolis has endured an influenza pandemic, the Blitz and several financial meltdowns over just the past century.
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Instagram star flaunted lavish lifestyle but was actually conspiring to launder hundreds of millions of dollars, US prosecutors say
A Nigerian man nicknamed "Ray Hushpuppi" who flaunted his Rolls Royces, fancy watches and designer clothing on Instagram faces money laundering conspiracy charges in the United States, according to the Department of Justice.
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If the United States were my patient: We aren't ready to celebrate yet
Back in the middle of May, I wrote an essay titled "If the United States were my patient," pondering what it would be like if the United States were a flesh-and-blood person who had gotten sick with coronavirus.
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Kimberly Guilfoyle -- Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend and top Trump campaign official -- tests positive for coronavirus
Kimberly Guilfoyle has tested positive for coronavirus, a person familiar with the matter and a campaign source familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN.
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2 more death row inmates at San Quentin die from coronavirus complications
At least three death row inmates at California's San Quentin State Prison had coronavirus and died, corrections officials says.
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Cleveland Indians to 'determine the best path forward' regarding team name
The Cleveland Indians are taking a hard look at their name. The MLB franchise released a statement Friday, saying the team is "committed to engaging our community and appropriate stakeholders to determine the best path forward with regard to our team name."
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Dozens of administrators attended a school reopening meeting in California. One of them tested positive for Covid-19
Dozens of administrators from a California school district are in self-quarantine after attending an in-person meeting last month where an attendee tested positive for coronavirus.
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New York Times: New US memo highlights gaps in intelligence reports on Russian bounties
A recent memo from the council helmed by the nation's intelligence chief confirmed accounts that Russia offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill US troops in Afghanistan -- but cast the reports as incomplete and potentially dubious, The New York Times reported Friday.
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US Senator blasts American Airlines for packing the middle seats on his flight
A United States Senator said he would introduce a bill to ban the sale of middle seats during this coronavirus pandemic, one day after he criticized American Airlines for selling the middle seats of a flight he had boarded, calling it "incredibly irresponsible" and warning it was contributing to the spread of the disease.
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In pursuit of Ghislaine Maxwell, authorities allege mysterious financial dealings with Jeffrey Epstein
In their pursuit of Ghislaine Maxwell for what they say is her role in Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking ring, federal prosecutors claim to have unearthed a series of unusual financial transactions involving the two that add a new layer to the mysterious financial complexities underpinning the larger Epstein saga.
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US reports over 50,000 new coronavirus cases for third straight day
As Americans find some beaches closed and Fourth of July fireworks scare, authorities fear the holiday weekend may worsen the already ravaging coronavirus pandemic.
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Hong Kong was once a home for critics of Beijing. Now they might not even be safe at the airport
A year ago, Chinese-Australian dissident artist Badiucao was searching for a place in Hong Kong to display some of his political works, many of which are critical of the Chinese Communist Party.
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Officers fired over photos taken near Elijah McClain's memorial
Two Aurora, Colorado, police officers involved in taking selfie photographs at the memorial site for Elijah McClain and an officer who failed to alert supervisors about the photos were fired on Friday.
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July 3 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.
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Liz Cheney, a key voice in House Republican leadership, increasingly breaks with Trump
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third ranking Republican in the House, is publicly taking on President Donald Trump — and unlike with most of his other critics, the President seems wary to hit back.
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The FBI is assisting a hate crime investigation after a noose was found at a Kalamazoo, Michigan, high school
A hate crime investigation is underway after a noose was found hanging from the press box of a high school football stadium.
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US Navy to send two aircraft carriers and several warships to South China Sea
The US Navy will send two aircraft carriers and several accompanying warships to the South China Sea in the coming days to participate in a military exercise, according to two US Navy officials.
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