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Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask

| Researchers want answers to help combat the spread and prevent more infections. But conflicting opinions make that more challenging.

Florida Smashes Coronavirus Case Record: Nearly 9,000 Positive Cases On Thursday

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Florida suspends consumption of alcohol at bars as the state's daily count of coronavirus infections reaches nearly 9,000 — smashing the earlier record set on Wednesday of 5,000.

Texas Gov. Orders Bars To Close, Reduces Restaurant Seating As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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Gov. Greg Abbott imposes the state's first significant rollback on reopening yet in an executive order issued Friday morning. The day before, Texas reported a record 5,996 new coronavirus cases.

NYPD Officer Is Charged With Strangulation In Alleged Chokehold

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An NYPD officer has pleaded not guilty after allegedly using a chokehold Sunday on a man in Rockaway, Queens.

Illinois Cautiously Reopens Zoos, Fitness Centers And Movie Theaters Friday

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But state officials say the threat of COVID-19 remains strong and they need to continue wearing facemasks and social distancing.

NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer

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The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

North Carolina Police Chief Fires Three Officers Over Racist Comments Caught On Tape

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Video is said to show the Wilmington officers exchanging racist and sometimes threatening remarks. The county's district attorney has thrown out cases involving the former officers amid a bias review.

Germany And France Promise New Financial Support To World Health Organization

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Less than a month after President Trump vowed to stop U.S. funding, Germany promised to give more than half a billion dollars and France pledged $100 million to a WHO research center in Lyon.

NASCAR Completes Noose Investigation; Can't Determine How It Got Into Driver's Garage

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NASCAR releases picture of the noose found in driver Bubba Wallace's garage at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The organization also completed its investigation into what happened.