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What it's like flying across the US right now

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 11:06
After months of lonely isolation in my one-bedroom Brooklyn apartment, I finally decided to bite the bullet and fly to Northern California on Saturday -- using the utmost precautions with a pre-assembled Covid-19 kit: mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and a straw.
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Advisor Kinahan to 'take time away' from boxing

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 11:02
Boxing advisor Daniel Kinahan will take time away from the sport after drawing scrutiny for his role in high-profile fight talks.
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Students using Instagram to reveal what it is like to be 'Black at' private schools

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 11:00
In high school, Aigner Picou was an honor student, held a job, led a club, participated in community service and played an instrument. But she says her college counselor told her, a Black student at a private school, that a college with a more than 50% acceptance rate would still be a reach for her.
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How hackers extorted $1.14m from University of California, San Francisco

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:57
BBC News witnesses a negotiation between ransomware hackers and a 'cash-strapped' university.
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Post-War Paris through the eyes of photojournalist Paul Almasy

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:54
Photojournalist Paul Almasy documented the capital's glamorous streets, bars and cafes.
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England captain Root set to miss first West Indies Test

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:41
England captain Joe Root is set to miss the first Test against West Indies next week to attend the birth of his second child.
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China to impose tit-for-tat visa restrictions on US officials over Hong Kong

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:39
China will impose visa restrictions on certain United States individuals in response to Washington's move last week to place similar limits on Chinese officials over Hong Kong.
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Children held in Islamic State group camps 'are a time bomb'

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:31
The Islamic State group says it will try to free women and children from detention camps in Syria.
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Analysis: Indians are being held up as a model minority. That's not helping the Black Lives Matter movement

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:28
"White silence is violence." It's a simple but powerful message shouted at Black Lives Matter protests around the world, and it marks a major shift in expectations: it's no longer OK to just not be racist, you have to be vocally anti-racist. If you're not, you're part of the problem.
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Pakistan's national airline has grounded a third of its pilots for having fake licenses

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 10:24
Pakistan's national carrier has grounded almost a third of its pilots after a government investigation revealed that hundreds across the country had fake licenses and were not qualified to fly.
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Millions more US homes are at risk of flooding than known, analysis shows

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:59
Millions more properties than previously known across the US are at substantial risk of flooding. And as climate change accelerates, many more will see their flood risk grow.
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Brit Awards 2021 pushed back by three months

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:46
The music ceremony will now take place next May, to have a better chance of staging a full live show.
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Bar owners in Texas and Florida fear impacts of second shutdown

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:42
The Houston bars Scott Repass co-owns had been open about three weeks before the governor shut down their business again in response to a surge in new coronavirus cases.
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Calls for resignation mount after St. Louis mayor releases names of individuals calling for police reform

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:33
Hundred of protesters marched to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson Sunday night while chanting "resign Lyda, take the cops with you," according to CNN affiliate KMOV.
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Beyoncé's BET speech: 'Vote like our life depends on it'

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:26
The star highlights racial injustices as she accepts a BET honour for her humanitarian work.
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'Wait to celebrate together when the time is right' - Klopp plea to Liverpool fans

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:25
Liverpool fans must wait until "the time is right" to celebrate the clubs's first Premier League title together, says manager Jurgen Klopp.
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Some US states return to previous restrictions hoping to slow surges of coronavirus cases

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:00
Weeks after most US states began lifting their lockdowns, parts of the country are clamping down on renewed restrictions hoping to slow staggering surges in new case numbers.
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Betelgeuse, the curiously dimming star, may be covered in giant star spots

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:00
Betelgeuse, the red supergiant star that acts as the shoulder of Orion in his constellation, intrigued astronomers when the normally bright star showed signs of unprecedented dimming in December. Many have suggested potential causes for this dimming, including dust or the fact that the star is likely to explode in a supernova between now and 100,000 years from now.
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Leicester 'faces lockdown extension' amid Covid surge

BBC - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 09:00
Leicester's mayor says current coronavirus restrictions may remain in place for an extra fortnight.
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Behaviors once considered extreme are now crucial to protect us during the pandemic

CNN - Mon, 06/29/2020 - 08:56
One of the hallmarks of obsessive-compulsive disorder is contamination fears and excessive hand-washing. Years ago, a patient with severe OCD came to my office wearing gloves and a mask and refused to sit on any of the "contaminated" chairs. Now, these same behaviors are accepted and even encouraged to keep everyone healthy.
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