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Fresh Scrutiny For Fox's Tucker Carlson As Top Writer Quits Over Bigoted Posts





A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Monday.

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Man Treks 1,000 Miles From Alabama To Minnesota For 'Change, Justice And Equality'





Cheered on by supporters both online and on the road, Terry Willis walked from Huntsville, Ala., to the site of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis to protest the injustices faced by Black Americans.

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Florida Smashes U.S. State Record Of Daily New Cases: More Than 15,200





Gov. Ron DeSantis has not ordered a statewide mask mandate, even as the coronavirus sets new records in Florida. Some local officials have imposed their own restrictions to try to slow the spread.

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Iranian Report Details Chain Of Mistakes In Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger Plane





A missile operator who didn't properly calibrate his radar system fired on the Ukrainian passenger plane without authorization, Iran says. All 176 people on board were killed on Jan. 8.

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A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients


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Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida





After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as reservations.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit





"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

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Roger Stone Clemency Latest Example Of Trump Rewarding His Friends, Scholars Say





The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump's use of his authority.

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You Haven't Heard The Last Of Iowa This Election Cycle





After disastrous caucuses earlier this year, both Republicans and Democrats are giving the state a lot of attention and money in the run-up to November.

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How 6 Problem-Solvers Tackled Pandemic Challenges In Their Neighborhoods


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From a generous urban farmer to a roving mariachi band, people are using their talents to help others. Read their stories — then nominate a problem-solver in your community.

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Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit





"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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Thomas Chatterton Williams On Debate, Criticism And The Letter In 'Harper's Magazine'





A letter on the importance of open debate was published by Harper's Magazine this week and was signed by more than 150 prominent writers and thinkers, fueling a controversy over debate and privilege.

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Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida





After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as advance reservations.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients


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Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.

#news #npr #publicradio #usa
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'Unprecedented, Historic Corruption': Romney Joins Critics Of Stone's Commutation





The president's decision to grant clemency to his longtime confidant drew vehement criticism from Democratic lawmakers. Republicans largely kept silent, with one notable exception: Sen. Mitt Romney.

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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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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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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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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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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


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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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'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID Spike





Gov. Tate Reeves imposed the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.

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Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory





Conspiracy theories need just the right ingredients to take off within a population and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. How fear, wealth and social media all play a role.

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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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After Pleas From Officials, Republicans Signal Openness To More Election Funding


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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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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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Death Of Robert Fuller, Who Was Found Hanging From Tree, Ruled Suicide





Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.

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Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Indian Land





"Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation ... Because Congress has not said other­wise, we hold the government to its word," wrote Justice Gorsuch.

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WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission





After 239 scientists raised concerns about transmission by aerosolized particles, the World Health Organization has issued a brief on the role of aerosolized particles — and called for more research.

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