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A black bear attacked a napping woman. She smacked it away with her laptop. A black bear attacked a napping woman. She smacked it away with her laptop.
A Southern California teenager survived a bear attack using the only tool she had at her disposal: A laptop. The 19-year-old, who remains unidentified but lives in Sierra Madre — around 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles — was napping in a chair at her backyard Monday evening. A black bear approached her, and suddenly struck, scratching at her arms and legs and biting her. As she was being at...
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Will the Black Lives Matter movement finally put an end to Confederate flags and statues? Will the Black Lives Matter movement finally put an end to Confederate flags and statues?
The national protest movement that has erupted in the wake of George Floyd's death has rekindled a fire under the cultural tinderbox known as the American Confederacy. In the past week, public officials, military leaders and sports executives have made moves to take down Confederate statues and ban the Confederate flag, iconography that remains inextricably linked to the Southern cause that la...
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Police across US speak out against actions of Minneapolis police in George Floyd's death Police across US speak out against actions of Minneapolis police in George Floyd's death
LOS ANGELES – Murder. Brutality. Reprehensible. Indefensible. Police nationwide, in unequivocal and unprecedented language, have condemned the actions of Minneapolis police in the custody death of a handcuffed black man who cried for help as an officer knelt on his neck, pinning him to the pavement for at least eight minutes. But some civil rights advocates say their denunciations are empty wor...
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US pledges up to $1.2 billion to access 300 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine US pledges up to $1.2 billion to access 300 million doses of experimental COVID-19 vaccine
The United States has pledged to pay as much as $1.2 billion to get early access to 300 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed and tested in England. The vaccine is being developed by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute and licensed to British drugmaker AstraZeneca. It is expected to be delivered as early as October, though that only means the doses will be...
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Aftershock: If coronavirus swells in a second wave later this year, will the nation be ready? Aftershock: If coronavirus swells in a second wave later this year, will the nation be ready?
Paul Romer, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, envisions a day when all Americans are tested regularly for COVID-19, and they present proof when dining out or visiting a dentist. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said that if a "big peak" of coronavirus floods hospitals this winter, "we have the potential here to g...
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SoCal has the sun, surf and most coronavirus cases SoCal has the sun, surf and most coronavirus cases
Five California counties have more than 70% of the entire state's coronavirus cases and when it comes to hospitalizations, the number's even higher. And Tesla CEO Elon Musk joins those requesting to reopen faster, but he didn't wait for an answer. It's Arlene Martínez, with news for Monday. But first, Disneyland Shanghai reopens, and tickets for the rest of the week are sold out. Is Anaheim...
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'Bad economies are as hurtful to health as viruses’: US lurches toward reopening despite ominous coronavirus models 'Bad economies are as hurtful to health as viruses’: US lurches toward reopening despite ominous coronavirus models
SAN FRANCISCO – Millions of Italians were allowed to return to work this week after nearly two months in lockdown because of the coronavirus. Children are free to play outside in Spain again after the pandemic kept them indoors for six weeks. About half the states in the USA have taken similar steps to loosen the social distancing measures imposed to keep the virus from spreading, and others ar...
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Colson Whitehead: Author wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time Colson Whitehead: Author wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time
US author Colson Whitehead has become only the fourth writer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction twice. The African-American author was honoured for The Nickel Boys, which chronicles the abuse of black boys at a juvenile reform school in Florida. Whitehead, a 50-year-old New Yorker, won the 2017 prize in the same category for his book The Underground Railroad. Before him, only Boot...
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Shopping malls could reopen soon. Here are the changes you can expect. Shopping malls could reopen soon. Here are the changes you can expect.
When shoppers return to their local Simon mall or outlet, they'll likely find food courts with lessseating, directional signs and dividers to control the flow of foot traffic, and free temperature testing via infrared thermometers. The safety protocols are outlined in a comprehensive guide that Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, the nation's largest owner and operator of shopping malls, p...
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Which states have relaxed restrictions? Find out what your state is doing Which states have relaxed restrictions? Find out what your state is doing
Dozens of states have announced plans to relax social distancing restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus – but few have yet to enact major changes. Georgia has become a high-profile outlier after it set in motion aggressive plans to ease stay-at-home restrictions over the objection of some local officials and even President Donald Trump. Gov. Brian Kemp announced that gyms, ...
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