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August 6, 2020

Arizona's response to a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases appears to be paying off. Here's what the state is doing.
In late June, Arizona was confronting a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases, forcing officials to reimpose a slew of coronavirus restrictions about two months after the state started reopening its economy. ... click to read more

An influential model projects the US death toll could be 300,000 by December
The United States has what it takes to get Covid-19 case levels down to more manageable levels by Election Day in November if it uses masks and other "fundamental tenets of infection control" -- but it needs to get serious now, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Thursday. ... click to read more

'Reckless and irresponsible': Doctor reacts to DeSantis' claim
In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, Dr. Adrian Burrowes said it is reckless and irresponsible for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to say it is safe to hug with PPE on during the coronavirus pandemic. ... click to read more

Trump singles out Texas and Florida for help with response
President Donald Trump agreed to continue paying for the full cost of National Guard troops deployed to help with the coronavirus response in just two states -- Texas and Florida -- after their Republican governors appealed directly to him. ... click to read more

66 NFL players have opted out of the season due to the pandemic
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Opinion: Inequality makes school reopenings less fair
"in feb, i thought the failure to act was slowness. in april, i thought it was incompetence. i dont know how to process that it was malice," tweeted Prof. Ellie Murray. ... click to read more

147 Vermont inmates in Mississippi prison test positive for Covid-19
Nearly 150 Vermont inmates housed in a private prison in Mississippi have tested positive for Covid-19, according to a release from Vermont Department of Corrections (DOC). ... click to read more

Fauci says this is a predictor of trouble ahead
Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN's John Berman that he agrees with Dr. Deborah Birx's warning about rising coronavirus positivity rates in nine US cities and the central valley of California. ... click to read more

Biden campaign responds to Trump's baseless 'hurt God' attack
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign on Thursday countered President Donald Trump's baseless attack that Biden, who is a practicing Roman Catholic, would somehow "hurt God," saying in response that "Biden's faith is at the core of who he is." ... click to read more

Watch Trump's 'bizarre' and false claim about Biden
CNN's Jeremy Diamond reports that President Donald Trump has been trying to associate former Vice President Joe Biden with the "radical left" and shore up support among evangelical voters. ... click to read more

Fact Check: Is it legal for Trump to give his convention speech from the White House?
In an interview on Fox News Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump said he will "probably" deliver his Republican National Convention acceptance speech "live from the White House," prompting questions about the legality of such a decision. ... click to read more

For many small businesses, federal loan money has already run out
Georgie Lou's Retro Candy store is one of 5 million small businesses that received an emergency loan from the federal government's Paycheck Protection Program. But like many mom-and-pop shops, the money is nearly out and customers haven't returned. ... click to read more

US State Department lifts global 'Do Not Travel' advisory
The department on Thursday lifted its advisory warning US citizens against traveling abroad. ... click to read more

Pelosi rejects possibility of short-term extension of federal jobless benefits
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the possibility of a short-term extension of federal jobless benefits during her news conference on Thursday, taking a hard line in demanding that Congress approve a large-scale stimulus package that the White House has so far rejected. ... click to read more

Baldwin to Trump: The numbers are strong? Look at this
CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Gloria Borger react to President Donald Trump's speech at Whirpool headquarters in Ohio, where he boasted about what his administration has done for the economy. ... click to read more

Debate commission pushes back on Trump campaign's request for an earlier debate
The commission tasked with planning the general election presidential debates pushed back against the Trump campaign's request for a fourth debate earlier in the cycle on Thursday, noting that they will only back an additional meeting if both the candidates agree to the contest. ... click to read more

Why Trump can't let Greenland go
Last year, President Trump reportedly floated the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark, even after he was told it was not for sale. This summer on a trip to Denmark, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was asked again about the President's interest in buying Greenland -- and Pompeo did not shut it down... click to read more

Caroline Flack died by suicide amid fears of prosecution, coroner rules
British TV presenter Caroline Flack died by suicide after hearing she was definitely going to be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend and feared press intrusion, a coroner has ruled, according to PA Media news agency. ... click to read more

Saudi Crown Prince is accused of sending assassins to Canada to kill ex-Saudi official
A former top Saudi intelligence official who fell out with the Saudi Crown Prince is alleging that an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by members of the same group, according to a new legal complaint ... click to read more

'I'm sick of this crap': SE Cupp blasts Trump's first term
In this week's edition of 'Unfiltered from Home,' host SE Cupp discusses presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick for vice president, which has yet to be announced. ... click to read more

Louisiana Supreme Court upholds Black man's life sentence for stealing 20 years ago
A Black Louisiana man will spend the rest of his life in prison for stealing hedge clippers, after the Louisiana Supreme Court denied his request to have his sentence overturned last week. ... click to read more

Louisville city official and police chief walk out of meeting on Breonna Taylor protests
Louisville's police chief and chief of public services walked out of a government oversight committee meeting Monday, citing a recent lawsuit for keeping them from answering questions about the deaths of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee and police actions during protests, according to a city spokesp... click to read more

This rally is expecting 250,000 people. Masks aren't required
Sturgis, South Dakota, Mayor Mark Carstensen talks with CNN's John Berman about the city's upcoming motorcycle rally that expects more than a quarter of a million people to show up, during the coronavirus pandemic. ... click to read more

How judges responded to warnings about ammonium nitrate stored at the Beirut port
Newly released documents suggest multiple government agencies in Lebanon were informed about ammonium nitrate being housed at a warehouse in Beirut port, including the Ministry of Justice. ... click to read more

Chants of 'revolution' on streets of Beirut as France's Macron is mobbed by crowds
Large crowds mobbed French President Emmanuel Macron in Beirut as he toured a neighborhood of the Lebanese capital devastated by Tuesday's massive explosion. ... click to read more

Mortgage rates hit another all-time low
If it seems like you keep hearing about mortgage rates hitting yet another record low, that's because you are. The 30-year mortgage rate just hit its eighth record low so far this year. ... click to read more

Hasbro removing doll over complaints of an inappropriately placed button
Hasbro says it is pulling a Trolls doll from store shelves after a petition with over 150,000 signatures accused the toymaker of promoting child abuse by placing a button on the doll's "private area under her skirt." ... click to read more

Woman attacks another after she is asked to put on mask
A woman has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking another woman after she asked her to properly wear a face mask at a New Jersey Staples store, police said. ... click to read more

E! News is canceled after 29 years on air
Here's another casualty of Covid-19: E! News ... click to read more

George W. Bush to release 43 portraits of immigrants in new book
Former President George W. Bush will release a book of 43 portraits of immigrants in conjunction with an exhibition on the value of American immigration at the George W. Bush Presidential Center that will feature the paintings. ... click to read more

Three journalists of color resign from Bon Appétit's Test Kitchen videos
Three Bon Appétit journalists of color said Thursday they will no longer participate in the Condé Nast-owned food brand's popular video series. ... click to read more

Posing tourist breaks 200-year-old statue
Surveillance footage from a museum in Italy shows a tourist sitting on a 200-year old statue and breaking three of its toes off. ... click to read more

Scientists have unraveled the riddle of a real-life sea monster
For more than a hundred years, the fossil of the Tanystropheus has puzzled scientists. ... click to read more

When a nearly 12-foot alligator came toward his 4-year-old, this dad sprung into action
Andrew Grande didn't hesitate before jumping into action when he saw a massive alligator making its way to his 4-year-old daughter. ... click to read more

Jimmy Fallon mocks Donald Trump's use of charts in his Axios interview
Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon took shots at President Trump's defense of his coronavirus response during an interview with Axios on HBO. ... click to read more

Cameron Diaz reveals why she quit acting
Former Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has revealed her reasons for retiring from the movie business, saying she found "peace" when she quit acting. ... click to read more

Alyssa Milano thought she was dying and tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies
Alyssa Milano says she has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies after having tested negative for Covid-19. ... click to read more

FBI agents searched the home of YouTube celebrity Jake Paul
A law enforcement official confirms to CNN that FBI agents executed a federal search warrant at the Calabasas, California, home of YouTube celebrity Jake Paul Wednesday. ... click to read more

Zoe Saldana apologizes for playing Nina Simone in panned 2016 biopic
Actress Zoe Saldana has apologized for playing Nina Simone in a 2016 biopic, four years after she was heavily criticized for darkening her skin and wearing a prosthetic nose for the role. ... click to read more

Aimée Osbourne doesn't regret not appearing on 'The Osbournes'
"The Osbournes" made her siblings famous, but Aimée Osbourne now says she always knew she had no desire to appear on the hit MTV reality show. ... click to read more

New Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are clear winners in many ways
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Shop Amazon's Big Summer Sale Event now
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Going back to the office? Here's what to buy
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Here are the highlights of the new 27-inch iMac
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10 of the best breathable face masks for exercising
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The 1950s food trend sweeping the US
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down his restaurants, Colton Weiss knew that to survive, he would need a creative (and safe) solution to keep serving his customers. ... click to read more

Prehistoric 'hell ants' hunted their prey with unusual headgear
Sometime during the Cretaceous period, 99 million years ago, a prehistoric hell ant trapped a tasty treat -- a relative of the cockroach -- in its scythe-like jaw and protruding horn. ... click to read more

Video shows Beirut explosion interrupt bride's wedding day
A photographer in Beirut was filming a bride on her wedding day when an explosion suddenly ripped through the city. ... click to read more

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Seventy-five years ago, the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ... click to read more

Manhattan apartment sales plunge while the suburbs boom
Pending sales for apartments in Manhattan plunged by more than half last month, while deals for homes in the New York suburbs surged. ... click to read more

LEGO is launching braille bricks for students across the US
LEGO is launching a line of braille bricks. ... click to read more

Instagram's algorithm blocked negative coverage of Trump, but not Biden
A bug in Instagram's algorithm systemically shielded Donald Trump from negative hashtags without doing the same for rival Joe Biden, the company confirmed. ... click to read more

Susan Rice is the VP Biden needs
Joe Biden has a high-class problem. He has a short list of highly qualified women, who would all serve as excellent running mates. ... click to read more

Sen. Durbin: The only way to protect voting
Last week, John Lewis took his final leave of the US Capitol. He is home, after a long and noble life of service. John deeply believed that the right to vote was "almost sacred." He risked his life in Selma, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee, and so many other places to protect the right of every Ameri... click to read more

Kanye's 'campaign' will help Trump
We need to talk about Kanye. ... click to read more

Don't blame fate for Beirut's cruel tragedy
Sometimes, it seems as if fate is trying to prove its unlimited capacity for cruelty. When the skies over Beirut exploded on Tuesday, sending shockwaves felt all the way to Cyprus, 150 miles away in the Mediterranean, and devastating much of a city that was once known as the Paris of the Middle Eas... click to read more

Using one word in church could change everything
People keep asking of the ongoing wave of racial reckoning, "Is this moment different?" No wonder. Daily, public actions against racism across the nation haven't ceased -- even in small cities like mine in Iowa, one of the Whitest states in the nation. ... click to read more

What Pete Hamill brought to journalism
First, last and always, Pete Hamill, was a newspaperman from the old school -- happily at home in a newsroom roaring with profanity, poetry, punishing deadlines and quirky personalities. He dropped out of high school, worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a sheet metal worker, did a tour in the Navy ... click to read more

Axios interview reveals outrage of Trump's admin
President Donald Trump's interview with the Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, published this week, was an abject disaster -- not for Swan, who was admirably dogged and professional, but for the incoherent, appallingly ignorant President of the United States, and for all of us who live in the country he... click to read more

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5 stocks under $49 could be worth $2.2T
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The latest sign of Covid-19-related racism in England
Coronavirus conspiracy theorists have spread baseless rumors online -- frequently targeting minorities -- since the beginning of the pandemic. In England the latest wave of vitriol criticizes Muslims, blaming them for spreading Covid-19. ... click to read more

French President Macron: No blank checks will be given
French President Emmanuel Macron took aim at Lebanon's political class while speaking to reporters at Residence des Pins, the French ambassador's house in Beirut, Lebanon. ... click to read more

He spent 27 years in prison for murdering two children. Now a Chinese court has found him not guilty
A Chinese man convicted of murdering two children has had his conviction overturned after serving 27 years in prison, in what has been described as one of the longest-serving miscarriages of justice in recent Chinese history. ... click to read more

When movies need an alien planet, they shoot here
Ancient tales of trolls and magic live on in Iceland, an island nation of volcanoes, lava fields, glaciers and ice caves. ... click to read more

How Ethiopian art secured its spot on the world's stage
Over the last five years contemporary Ethiopian artists have been making a name for themselves on the global art market, but it's been a long time coming. ... click to read more

Virginia mayor urged to resign after allegedly saying Joe Biden picked 'Aunt Jemima' as his VP
Backlash in a small Virginia town was swift after a racist and sexist post showed up on the mayor's Facebook page. ... click to read more

25 named storms have never been forecast for a hurricane season, until now
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season will be "extremely active," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its revised forecast. ... click to read more

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