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A poultry vendor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus prepares birds at a wet market in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in April.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 22:55

Zoonotic pathogens, which include not only COVID-19, but HIV/AIDS and Ebola, have increasingly emerged due to stresses humans have placed on animal habitats, according to a new United Nations report.

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a military officer at the National Security Council who testified during the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill, is seen at the White House complex in January.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 21:23

Sen. Tammy Duckworth tells NPR that she'll hold up hundreds of Army officer promotions unless she gets an assurance that the Trump administration won't interfere that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new set of rules for foreign students in light of the coronavirus pandemic. International students cannot enter or stay in the U.S. if their college offers courses only online in the fall semester.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:23

New federal rules will prohibit international students from completing fully online courses of study while in the U.S. Monday's announcement comes as more colleges release their plans for the fall.

A sneeze can carry the coronavirus pathogen in droplets and in aerosols — and they could land on a surface, making it a fomite.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 18:20

A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace stands during the national anthem before a NASCAR auto race Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:33

The president follows up a pair of divisive speeches over the holiday weekend by castigating the racing body for banning the Confederate flag and saying Wallace should apologize to his fellow drivers.

Food delivery has been a bright spot for Uber during the coronavirus pandemic, as people stuck at home are ordering out more.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:15

The deal is a sign of how the coronavirus pandemic has turned Uber's business model upside down, with customers shunning ride-hailing and flocking to delivery services.

New South Wales health officials interview passengers as they arrive from a Qantas flight that flew from Melbourne at Sydney Airport in July.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 17:08

Victoria, whose capital city is Melbourne, has logged 127 cases in the last 24 hours, which accounts for more than 90% of Australia's infections during that period, according to national data.

Students move out of dormitories at San Diego State University in March, after the university cancelled the rest of the semester and has asked students to move out within 48 hours. Nine percent of young adults say they've moved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:58

Among the young, the numbers shot up: 9% of adults 18-29 have moved due to the coronavirus. Some people moved to avoid catching the virus, while others were forced by the closing of college campuses.

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law letting federal debt collectors make robocalls.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:43

Federal debt collectors were granted an exception from the general robocall ban in 2015. The high court ruled that Congress can't favor some speech over others.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to the media during a news conference on April 27 in Atlanta.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:37

Georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency and called up the National Guard. It follows weeks of violent crime and property destruction in Atlanta. Thirty people were shot last weekend.

The Manhattan district attorney says he will prosecute Amy Cooper, who called police after a black man asked her to leash her dog in New York's Central Park.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 16:04

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office says it is initiating a prosecution of Amy Cooper over false reporting of an incident. In a cellphone video, she claimed a Black man was threatening her.

Lines and lines of cars are seen as drivers wait on Monday to be tested for COVID-19 at a coronavirus testing site in Miami Gardens, Fla.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:25

In Miami, local officials have ordered a rollback of some reopening measures because of the region's soaring coronavirus cases. Gyms have to close and in-person dining at restaurants is prohibited.

Visitors wearing face masks wait to see the <em>Mona Lisa</em> at the Louvre Museum on Monday. The most visited museum in the world reopened to the public after closing in March.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 13:26

One museumgoer says it's a "much more comfortable experience" to view the Mona Lisa without the mobs of tourists. The Louvre put in place mask-wearing, one-way paths and other distancing measures.

"We don't have a whole lot of options that don't involve risking our lives," says New Orleans resident Lauren Van Netta, who has asthma and other health issues.
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:33

An extra $600 a week in federal unemployment runs out at the end of July — even for people with underlying health conditions who are at much greater risk if they contract COVID-19.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms condemned weekend violence that included the killing of an 8-year-old girl. "You can't blame this on a police officer," Bottoms said. "You can't say this is about criminal justice reform."
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:33

Police are searching for those responsible in the death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner. She was shot over the weekend near the Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed last month.

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