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Archive for July 6th, 2020
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.
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 letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads.
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.
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.
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.
Advocates Hope The Supreme Court's LGBTQ Ruling Will Help Them Overturn The Military Transgender Banhttps://scpr.org/archive | | July 06 2020, 3:54 PM
The recent Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ job discrimination doesn't directly affect the military's transgender service ban, but people opposed to the ban say it may help their own court fight.
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.
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.
Even as members of the Guard and Reserve are seeing longer and more frequent deployments, they don't always receive the same retirement, education, and housing benefits as active duty troops.
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.
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.
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to produce a full environmental review. Until then, oil must stop flowing through the controversial pipeline.
The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the pandemic.
The decision could directly affect the election, which will take place in November amid a pandemic and a partial economic collapse.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador's critics say he's making a mistake by going to Washington, and is giving in to the U.S. president's whims. But López Obrador says, "We are going ... with our heads high."
The government acknowledged problems with sharing evidence with the defense, but prosecutors argue the missteps were inadvertent, not malicious. A judge is assessing the matter.
Instead of running a coronavirus test on every specimen, a lab can combines multiple samples. If the batch is negative, then everyone is in the clear. A positive leads to a second round of testing.
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