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Coronavirus updates: Daily US death toll rising; DeVos defends push to return to school; re-emergence of sports stumbles
Coronavirus updates: Daily US death toll rising; DeVos defends push to return to school; re-emergence of sports stumbles

The daily U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is rising. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says kids won't spread the coronavirus in classrooms. Latest news

Betsy DeVos Can
Betsy DeVos Can't Promise Teachers and Kids Won't Get Sick After Reopening Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday morning couldn't promise teachers, students and parents that they wouldn't get sick from coronavirus if schools fully reopen this fall, as the Trump administration has been aggressively pushing for in recent days.DeVos and President Donald Trump launched a pressure campaign this past week to force and threaten state and local school districts to fully reopen schools for full-time, in-person learning. DeVos herself has said she wants all schools to commit to being open five days a week and steer clear of remote learning, even as the pandemic rages to record levels in the country.Interviewing DeVos on CNN's State of the Union, host Dana Bash kicked...

Doc Rivers challenges Sen. Josh Hawley to acknowledge Black Lives Matter
Doc Rivers challenges Sen. Josh Hawley to acknowledge Black Lives Matter

"I'll make a challenge: We will do things for the troops as long as he acknowledges Black Lives Matter."

Uber, Lyft drivers aren
Uber, Lyft drivers aren't as poorly paid as you might think, study indicates

Rideshare drivers for Uber and Lyft stage a strike and protest at the LAX International Airport, over what they say are unfair wages in Los Angeles, California on May 8, 2019. Most ride-hail workers in Seattle are part-time drivers whose earnings are roughly in line with the city's median, a study of data provided by Uber and Lyft showed, defying some perceptions of drivers working full-time for little pay. The Cornell University study, published on Monday, comes as lawmakers in several U.S. cities and states debate the future of the gig economy and whether workers should be treated as employees rather than independent contractors.

Doctors thought a
Doctors thought a 'bubbly' 24-year-old would survive COVID-19. Then his organs 'shut down.'

"He gave off this energy that nobody else has ever given off, just this loving energy," Christa Sievers said.

'Moving target': Schools deal with new plans, Trump demands
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  • 2020-07-12 12:52:46Z

Last week, President Donald Trump and his administration demanded schools fully reopen right away, calling for new guidance from federal health officials and slamming schools that want to bring students back for only a few days a week. Here is a look at what several school districts are planning and discussing. Like many schools, the Forth Worth Independent School District in Texas will give parents a choice between in-person and remote learning.

Former MI6 chief claims there is
Former MI6 chief claims there is 'close linkage' between Huawei and Chinese military

There is "close linkage" between Huawei and the Chinese military, a former head of MI6 has claimed, as he urged the Government to strip the firm from the UK's mobile network. Sir Richard Dearlove insisted that there was a "strategic security reason" for the Government to U-turn on its decision to grant the telecoms giant access to Britain's 5G infastructure. His comments come ahead of a crucial meeting of the National Security Council on Tuesday in which ministers are expected to block the purchase of any new Huawei equipment by the end of this year, with the company removed from 5G by the mid-2020s. Sir Richard said that to remove the Chinese firm would make "good security sense". "I...

A 19-year-old aspiring astronaut is the only person who
A 19-year-old aspiring astronaut is the only person who's attended every NASA space camp. She's already positioning herself for a mission to Mars.

Alyssa Carson is one of a group of young people who are already positioning themselves to become NASA astronauts just in time to travel to Mars.

Trump on private border wall segment:
Trump on private border wall segment: 'It was only done to make me look bad'

A report indicated a section of the wall is already displaying structural troubles.

Man arrested after
Man arrested after 'heinous' double stabbing on subway

A "heinous and unprovoked" double stabbing onboard a subway in Queens was caught on camera.

It
It's Trump's call on what the GOP convention will look like
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  • 2020-07-12 12:04:42Z

After months of insisting that the Republican National Convention go off as scheduled despite the pandemic, President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the late August event will not be the four-night infomercial for his reelection that he had anticipated. After a venue change, spiking coronavirus cases and a sharp recession, Trump aides and allies are increasingly questioning whether it's worth the trouble, and some are advocating that the convention be scrapped altogether. Already the 2020 event has seen a venue change -- to more Trump-friendly territory in Jacksonville, Florida, from Charlotte, North Carolina -- and it has been drastically reduced in scope.

Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China
Trump, Biden try to outdo each other on tough talk on China
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  • 2020-07-12 11:42:37Z

China has fast become a top election issue as President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden engage in a verbal brawl over who's better at playing the tough guy against Beijing. The Trump campaign put out ads showing Biden toasting China's Xi Jinping, even though Trump did just that with Xi in Asia and hosted the Chinese leader at his Florida club. Spots from the Biden campaign feature Trump playing down the coronavirus and praising Xi for being transparent about the pandemic, even though it's clear China hid details of the outbreak from the world.

A Tokyo neighborhood is offering anyone who gets coronavirus a $935 check, and some worry it could lead to a wave of deliberate infections
A Tokyo neighborhood is offering anyone who gets coronavirus a $935 check, and some worry it could lead to a wave of deliberate infections

Shinjuku ward in central Tokyo says it will give 100,000 yen (around $935) to any citizen in the area who contracts COVID-19.

A year after leaving prison, he has a job, a fiancée and maybe only a week of freedom
A year after leaving prison, he has a job, a fiancée and maybe only a week of freedom
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  • 2020-07-12 11:04:00Z

Richard Midkiff spent 23 years behind bars. A dispute over his decades-old plea deal could send him back for 15 more.

These 7 stories from Mary Trump
These 7 stories from Mary Trump's book show Trump's deep-rooted, strained relationship with his family

"Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," a book by President Donald Trump's niece Mary is due out July 14.

Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing
Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing
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  • 2020-07-12 10:08:00Z

Iran said that the misalignment of an air defence unit's radar system was the key "human error" that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January. "A failure occurred due to a human error in following the procedure" for aligning the radar, causing a "107-degree error" in the system, the Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) said in a report late Saturday. This error "initiated a hazard chain" that saw further errors committed in the minutes before the plane was shot down, said the CAO document, presented as a "factual report" and not as the final report on the accident investigation.

Polls show Trump is losing to Joe Biden. They said the same thing 4 years ago against Hillary Clinton
Polls show Trump is losing to Joe Biden. They said the same thing 4 years ago against Hillary Clinton

Polls got it wrong when they showed Hillary Clinton defeating Trump in 2016. But pollsters say surveys showing Biden over Trump are more trustworthy.

Roger Stone: Robert Mueller defends indictment over Russia probe
Roger Stone: Robert Mueller defends indictment over Russia probe

Ex-US special counsel Robert Mueller intervenes after President Trump commutes an aide's jail term.

NBA rumors: Adrian Wojnarowski suspended by ESPN, sparking #FreeWoj push
NBA rumors: Adrian Wojnarowski suspended by ESPN, sparking #FreeWoj push

This gives new meaning to Woj Bomb.

'Big mistake': Barr, White House officials tried to keep Trump from getting involved in Stone's sentencing

Those around the president warned him that commuting Roger Stone was politically risky. But Trump, believing that his base would stick with him, did it anyway.

Two Texas police officers shot and killed while responding to assault report
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  • 2020-07-12 01:36:00Z

They were at the front door when the suspect opened fire on them before turning the gun on himself, the police chief said.

The White House Made a List of All the Times Fauci
The White House Made a List of All the Times Fauci 'Has Been Wrong' on the Coronavirus

The White House has undertaken behind-the-scenes efforts in recent months to undercut and sideline Dr. Anthony Fauci-even going so far as to compile a list of all the times he "has been wrong on things," according to The Washington Post. After canceling some of his planned TV appearances and keeping him away from the Oval Office, White House officials and President Trump have taken to publicly expressing a loss of confidence in the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and face of the administration's coronavirus task force. The apparent attempts to undermine Fauci come as he continues to counter the president's overly optimistic narrative on the state of...

2 police officers shot and killed in McAllen, Texas
2 police officers shot and killed in McAllen, Texas
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  • 2020-07-12 01:29:00Z

Two police officers were shot and killed in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday night, according to officials. "What I'm trying to tell you is the officers never had a chance to suspect a deadly assault on them," McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said at a press conference. The suspect shot himself and died as other officers arrived on the scene, Rodriguez said.

Jeep welcomes Bronco by teasing a Gladiator or Wrangler with a 392 Hemi
Jeep welcomes Bronco by teasing a Gladiator or Wrangler with a 392 Hemi

Automakers are warming up to trolling one another, Jeep being the latest to don a pointy hat for a dig at Ford. Roughly 48 hours before the Ford Bronco comes back from the dead, Jeep tweeted a sketch of either a Gladiator or a Wrangler with a hood scoop bearing the script "392." In Fiat Chrysler-speak, that has only meant one thing: Dodge's 6.4-liter Hemi V8.

Giuliani calls Biden a pathological liar and a big crook: I can
Giuliani calls Biden a pathological liar and a big crook: I can't understand how he's running for president

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to President Trump, joins Jesse Watters on 'Watters' World.'

2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town
2 officers killed in shootout in south Texas border town
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  • 2020-07-12 00:32:26Z

Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday in a South Texas border town after reportedly responding to a disturbance call, authorities said. The McAllen police officers were shot on the south side of the city and transported to an area hospital, said Lt. Christopher Olivarez, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. "We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City," McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez told The (McAllen) Monitor.

Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public
Coronavirus: Donald Trump finally wears mask in public

The US president previously said he could not see himself wearing a mask in public.

Trump wears mask while visiting wounded soldiers, medical workers at Walter Reed hospital
Trump wears mask while visiting wounded soldiers, medical workers at Walter Reed hospital

Trump, who has been criticized for not wearing a mask at public events, donned one while visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed hospital

Former Russia special counsel Robert Mueller defends Roger Stone prosecution in wake of Trump commutation
Former Russia special counsel Robert Mueller defends Roger Stone prosecution in wake of Trump commutation

Robert Mueller challenges President Trump: Roger Stone was 'prosecuted and convicted because he committed federal crimes.'

New records released in Flynn case as appeals court issues stay of dismissal
New records released in Flynn case as appeals court issues stay of dismissal

A federal appeals court on Friday delayed a decision to dismiss charges against President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge join Elaine Quijano to discuss.

Chop in Seattle: Why this police-free protest zone ultimately failed
Chop in Seattle: Why this police-free protest zone ultimately failed

On 8 June protesters set up a police-free protest zone in the city. Less than a month later, it had been dismantled.

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon
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  • 2020-07-11 22:48:04Z

Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of "paramount importance" and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, "remains a convicted felon, and rightly so" despite the president's decision to commute his prison sentence. The op-ed in The Washington Post marked Mueller's first public statement on his investigation since his congressional appearance last July. It represented his firmest defense of the two-year probe whose results have come under attack and even been partially undone by the Trump administration, including...

LeBron won
LeBron won't wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can't be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won't wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble. ''It was no disrespect to the list that was handed down to all the players,'' James said Saturday in a confernece call from Florida.

Eight arrested after protest of Detroit police shooting
Eight arrested after protest of Detroit police shooting
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  • 2020-07-11 22:29:00Z

"A handful of agitators became disruptive and started throwing projectiles at officers. Two were hurt, and that's when arrests started," a sergeant said.

Shooting of man by Baltimore police highlights
Shooting of man by Baltimore police highlights 'total failure' of city's behavioral health response, agency says

BALTIMORE - After Baltimore police officers shot a man who pulled a firearm while undergoing a behavioral health crisis last week, the organization that oversees the city's behavioral health services called the current system "a total failure" that needs better integration of mental health professionals with the police. There is no indication that police dispatchers attempted to connect ...

'Dungeons & Dragons' Book 'Oriental Adventures' Receives A Sensitivity Disclaimer

The book, criticized for its depiction of Asians, is one of several legacy D&D titles to receive the disclaimer.

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic
Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic
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  • 2020-07-11 21:43:35Z

President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. Trump flew by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to meet wounded servicemembers and health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients. As he left the White House, he told reporters: "When you're in a hospital, especially ... I think it's a great thing to wear a mask."

Fact check: Trump campaign T-shirt design similar to Nazi eagle
Fact check: Trump campaign T-shirt design similar to Nazi eagle

President Donald Trump's campaign shirt is being criticized for having a design resembling a Nazi eagle.

Live reports from opening day at Disney World: Park still
Live reports from opening day at Disney World: Park still 'magical' but modified for COVID-19

Walt Disney World reopened to the public Saturday, nearly four months after it closed due to the coronavirus. And what a different world it is.

Florida COVID-19 cases top a quarter-million; deaths exceed 90 for third straight day
Florida COVID-19 cases top a quarter-million; deaths exceed 90 for third straight day

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Cases of COVID-19 in Florida pushed past a quarter million Saturday, as the state reported 10,383 additional people with the disease. The state posted 95 additional deaths. A state summary released Saturday morning listed 188 additional deaths, but that appears to have been a miscalculation. Neither total is a record, but both reflect the worsening trends of the past ...

Roger Stone has escaped punishment for his crimes. Trump is sending a signal
Roger Stone has escaped punishment for his crimes. Trump is sending a signal
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  • 2020-07-11 20:55:55Z

By commuting Stone's sentence, Trump is telling others who might commit crimes on his behalf that he's got their back At America's birth, when delegates in Virginia were debating whether to ratify the constitution, a politician called George Mason had an objection. Mason, who was influential over the development of the bill of rights, wondered whether the presidential pardon power was too broad. Might not the president encourage people who worked for him to commit crimes, and then pardon them? If he could, there would be essentially no check on a president's power to break the law. Given that sort of leeway, an unscrupulous president could "establish a monarchy, and destroy the...

Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge
Walt Disney World reopens in Florida amid Covid-19 surge

Visitors are required to wear masks, socially distance and have temperature checks on arrival.

Jeff Sessions swings back at Trump for
Jeff Sessions swings back at Trump for 'juvenile insults' as fight for political future looms in Alabama

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions lashed out Saturday at President Donald Trump after his onetime ally launched another salvo ahead of the Republican Senate primary run-off on Tuesday in Alabama. Sessions, whom Trump has derided as "Mr. Magoo," touted himself as a trusted and independent conservative. "My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults," Sessions ...

In Parkland, one side of the street chanted
In Parkland, one side of the street chanted 'Black Lives Matter.' The other, 'U.S.A.'

Four lanes of road separated Black Lives Matter protesters and protesters supporting police Saturday afternoon in Parkland.

Romney, breaking with GOP, criticizes Trump for commuting Roger Stone
Romney, breaking with GOP, criticizes Trump for commuting Roger Stone's prison sentence

The Utah Senator was the first prominent voice in the Republican Party to publicly disavow the president's decision to erase Stone's prison sentence.

Man in viral Florida Costco video defends himself after outburst during face mask argument
Man in viral Florida Costco video defends himself after outburst during face mask argument

Daniel Maples, the Florida man in a viral video during a face mask argument at a Fort Myers Costco, says the video does not show the full story.

Migrant rescues in Arizona desert exceed 2019 total despite COVID-19 pandemic
Migrant rescues in Arizona desert exceed 2019 total despite COVID-19 pandemic

The number of migrants rescued by Border Patrol agents in the Arizona desert so far this year has already surpassed the total for fiscal year 2019.

Jeff Sessions blasts Trump
Jeff Sessions blasts Trump's 'juvenile insults' ahead of Alabama runoff election against Tuberville

Trump continued to promote Tommy Tuberville, Sessions' rival for Alabama's GOP nomination for Senate, on Twitter.

Fox News Condemns Remarks By Former Tucker Carlson Staffer
Fox News Condemns Remarks By Former Tucker Carlson Staffer

Top executives at Fox News Media condemned remarks made in an online forum by Blake Neff, a now-resigned member of the staff of primetime show "Tucker Carlson Tonight," and said the network parted ways with him as soon as it learned of his behavior. Carlson is expected to address the matter on Monday during his […]

Trump
Trump's defiant help for Stone adds to tumult in Washington
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  • 2020-07-11 19:21:42Z

President Donald Trump's intervention into a criminal case connected to his own conduct drew fierce rebukes Saturday from Democrats and a few lonely Republicans, with calls for investigations and legislation. Shortly before heading out Saturday morning for his Virginia golf club, Trump made unfounded accusations against his political foes while taking another swipe at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, which led to convictions for six Trump aides or advisers, including Stone, a larger-than-life political character who embraced his reputation as a dirty trickster. "Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place," Trump tweeted.

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