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U.S. & World

Lawyers Attempt To Block Political Contributions From Purdue Pharma

Court filings filed by Purdue Pharma's creditors allege that the OxyContin manufacturer should not be allowed to engage in lobbying efforts while still under bankruptcy protection

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 In this April 28, 2020, file photo Medical personnel attend a daily 7 p.m. applause in their honor, during the coronavirus pandemic outside NYU Langone Medical Center in the Manhattan borough of New York. Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19 on the job have no guarantee they'll qualify for workers' comp to cover lost wages and medical care.

U.S. & World

Nevada Lawmakers Suspend Session Due To Case Of COVID-19

The Nevada Statehouse was to continue work on balancing Nevada's state budget, which includes a $1.2B shortfall

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This photo provided by Heritage Auctions on Saturday, July 11, 2020, shows the front of an unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game

Fun/Unusual

Vintage Super Mario Bros Video Game Sells For $114K

Check your closets

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Good News

I'm Running A 'Common Sense Camp' For My Kids This Summer

Forget Zoom Mandarin class, kids are learning how to change tires, balance checkbooks and read maps.

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Source: goodmorningamerica.com

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Health

Army Sending Medical Task Force To Houston To Help Fight COVID-19

The additional resources include an Urban Area Medical Task Force and a Disaster Medical Assistance Team set to arrive Monday.

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Source: abc13.com

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Faith

“Real Empathy Drives Us To Act” - Lessons From Minneapolis

Pastor Woller believes this moment should push citizens to know what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes.

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Source: news.ag.org

Beekeepers Sean Kennedy, left, and Erin Gleeson, right, prepare to capture a swarm of honey bees and relocate them to a bee hive, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Washington. The District of Columbia has declared beekeepers as essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak. If the swarm isn’t collected by a beekeeper, the new hive can come to settle in residential backyards, attics, crawlspaces, or other potentially ruinous areas, creating a stinging, scary nuisance.

Fun/Unusual

Even During Pandemic Beekeeping Remains An Essential Service

The “Swarm Squad” will come to all areas of the region to take away unwanted bees and give them a home

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Pedestrians struggle to control their umbrellas due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Fay, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. Beaches closed in Delaware and rain lashed the New Jersey shore as fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region.

U.S. & World

Fay Becomes Post-Tropical Cyclone Over Eastern New York

Fay had closed beaches and flooded shore town streets after it made landfall

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This Jan. 27, 2018, aerial file photo shows U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Okinawan officials said Saturday, July 11, 2020 that dozens of U.S. Marines have been confirmed to have infected with the coronavirus at two bases, Futenma and Camp Hansen, on the southern Japanese island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, and demanded adequate explanation from the U.S. military officials.

U.S. & World

Dozens Of Marines In Japan's Okinawa Get Coronavirus

They said in a statement Friday that the troops were taking additional protective measures to limit the spread of the virus

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In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk through the gates of Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday, July 8, 2020, challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. Some institutions, including Harvard, have announced that all instruction will be offered remotely in the fall during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. & World

Foreign Students Weigh Studying In Person Vs. Losing Visas

Universities have said A new directive would prevent many of its 5,000 international students from remaining in the U.S.

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