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Their father's death spurred them to create 'Friday minute' -- 60 seconds each week to mourn those lost to Covid-19

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 06:04
Every Friday, Carolyn Freyer-Jones encourages her family and friends to participate in #thefridayminute to honor her father Hugh and others who have died from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Apple Daily: Hong Kong newspaper defiant after crackdown

BBC - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:44
The pro-democracy paper vows to fight on after the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new security law.
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Analysis: Can majority rule survive America's widening political divide?

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:17
If Joe Biden maintains his steady lead in national polls over President Donald Trump through Election Day, Democrats will win the popular vote for the seventh time in the past eight presidential elections -- something no party has achieved since the formation of the modern American political system in 1828.
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By demanding a return to class and for college football to kick off, Trump is contaminating both areas of US life with his false narratives about the pandemic

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:13
More pillars are fast crumbling in President Donald Trump's frantic and lie-strewn attempt to convince Americans the nation is back to normal before the election, with chaos already afflicting the return to school and a rite of fall -- college football -- on the brink.
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Abuse victim accused of 'grooming' teacher awarded £1m

BBC - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:06
His convicted rapist teacher argued that the 13-year-old had groomed him - not the other way round.
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Fauci recommends 'universal wearing of masks' as schools reopen

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 05:01
In an interview on ABC News' "World News Tonight with David Muir," Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he feels that universal wearing of masks in addition to other public health measures are "very important" in preventing the spread of Covid-19 as schools reopen.
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College football players and coaches push to save season

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:46
As discussions about postponing the 2020 college football season continue, players and coaches are trying to save the season.
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Analysis: Journalists 'are bearing the brunt of the global surge in repression'

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 04:35
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Police officer fires gun and wounds man after accidentally being hit by deputy's Taser

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:59
Snippets of newly released body camera video show the moment a Nevada police officer unintentionally shot a man after that officer was hit with a Taser discharged by a sheriff's deputy, the Reno Police Department said.
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Apple boss Tim Cook joins the billionaires club

BBC - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 03:57
The company's share price has soared, helping to boost the personal wealth of its chief executive.
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Fact check: Interrupted by shooting, Trump continues to spin false narrative around mail-in voting and coronavirus

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:51
President Donald Trump turned his Monday news conference into a dishonesty spree, blitzing reporters with rapid-fire false claims on a variety of his favorite topics -- the coronavirus pandemic, mail-in voting, China, Democrats generally and President Barack Obama in particular. 
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He thought Covid-19 was like the flu. Then this happened

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:42
21-year-old Spencer Rollyson had a mild case of Covid-19 but ended up in the intensive care unit with organ failure. He tells CNN's Erin Burnett that he initially thought coronavirus was like the flu.
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He came out at 90. Then, he searched for his lost love

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:40
While writing his memoir, 90-year-old Kenneth Felts came out to his daughter as gay. He tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about Phillip, the man he loved, and his search to find him.
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Universities told to keep places open for A-level appeals

BBC - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:32
With uncertainty over replacement grades, universities are told to wait for the outcome of appeals.
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The 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died drowned in a bathtub after a seizure, coroner says

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:31
New information has been released on the 7-year-old Georgia boy with Covid-19 who died.
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Mount Rushmore is too small for Trump

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:29
Last month at Mount Rushmore, the President posed for a photo at an angle that aligned his head with the 60-foot-tall heads gazing out from the mountain. For a moment, Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Donald Trump formed a quintet in the warm evening light.
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Citing coronavirus, the Trump administration weighs more restrictions on the US-Mexico border that could include citizens and lawful permanent residents

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:26
The Trump administration is considering ways to restrict entry on the US-Mexico border that could include US citizens and lawful permanent residents over coronavirus concerns, according to a source familiar with the matter.
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Analysis: When the mail is politicized, everything is politicized

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:04
On Sunday night, President Donald Trump tweeted out a picture of himself standing in front of Mount Rushmore -- an image that made him look as though he was the fifth presidential bust on the iconic monument.
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Covid-19 misinformation is spreading in 25 different languages, leading to deaths and injuries, study finds

CNN - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 02:01
Covid-19 rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories have been circulating in 25 different languages across at least 87 countries -- including the United States -- and this spread of misinformation has led to deaths and injuries, according to a new study.
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