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Amazon Satellites Add to Astronomers' Worries About the Night Sky

13 minutes ago   |   NY Times

The F.C.C. approved the company's 3,236-satellite constellation, which aims to provide high-speed internet service around the world.
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Fed's Kashkari warns that unless a stricter US lockdown is imposed, the last six months could feel just like a 'warm-up to a greater catastrophe'

Fed's Kashkari warns that unless a stricter US lockdown is imposed, the last six months could feel just like a 'warm-up to a greater catastrophe'

31 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari warned that the US coronavirus case count can only be controlled under a stricter lockdown, without which the last few...
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Federal agency to reopen 53 Native American schools despite coronavirus fears

1 hour ago   |   NBC News

"Life is what is important right now. I wouldn't take that risk. I just wouldn't," one Bureau of Indian Education educator told the agency in mid-July.
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States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

5 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in...
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8 Dead After Attack in a Wildlife Reserve in Niger

7 hours ago   |   NY Times

French humanitarian workers, their Nigerien driver and a guide were killed, according to the authorities. The group was visiting an area known for its West African giraffes.
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Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

Amid pandemic, future of many Catholic schools is in doubt

8 hours ago   |   WGN TV   |   2 articles

NEW YORK - As the new academic year arrives, school systems across the United States are struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Roman Catholic educators have an extra...
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Will Trump's Executive Directives Provide Relief?

9 hours ago   |   NY Times

Because Congress controls federal spending, at least some of the measures will almost certainly be challenged in court. Or they may become moot if Congress reaches a deal.
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States Wary of Trump's Move For Them to Kick In on Federal Aid

12 hours ago   |   Bloomberg

A day after President Donald Trump took executive action to offer $400 per week in supplemental unemployment benefits, including 25% he said should be kicked in from state...
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Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

12 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

BATH, Maine - Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers reached a tentative agreement to end a strike that has stretched on for more than a month during the...
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7 cabbies robbed in one week in B'klyn, now want special police hot line

7 cabbies robbed in one week in B'klyn, now want special police hot line

12 hours ago   |   New York Post

Seven cabbies have been robbed at gunpoint in as many days in Brooklyn, industry advocates said Sunday - as they urged the NYPD to set up a special police hot line for drivers...
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Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash from skeptics of...

Ohio governor's conflicting COVID-19 tests raise backlash from skeptics of mask mandates

The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates. Read more ...

Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting For Centers That Never Received Ballots

Puerto Rico Halts Primary Voting For Centers That Never Received Ballots

Hundreds of frustrated voters were turned away from centers across Puerto Rico that never received ballots. Read more ...

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world's most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering with a price tag of $1.5 million. Read more ...

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

Researchers created a test to determine which masks are the least effective

A group of researchers at Duke University created a simple technique to analyze the effectiveness of various types of masks, which have become a critical component in stopping... Read more ...

Poland urges EU to hold extraordinary summit on Belarus after Minsk clashes

Poland urges EU to hold extraordinary summit on Belarus after Minsk clashes

Poland on Monday called for an emergency European Union summit on the situation in Belarus after night clashes in Minsk following a presidential election in the country. “The... Read more ...

‘Collusion with foreign powers': Billionaire Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy...

‘Collusion with foreign powers': Billionaire Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai detained, his Apple Daily offices searched

Billionaire media tycoon and Hong Kong protest-backer Jimmy Lai has been arrested on suspicion of “collusion with foreign powers.” Police also searched the offices of his Apple... Read more ...

Trump mocks NYT for ‘fake news' claim he wants his face on Mt. Rushmore, but...

Trump mocks NYT for ‘fake news' claim he wants his face on Mt. Rushmore, but says it ‘sounds like a good idea'

Donald Trump has denied a New York Times report suggesting that he inquired about updating Mount Rushmore to include his own face, but noted, perhaps jokingly, that he was open... Read more ...

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell breaks back while testing electric bicycle

Simon Cowell broke his back Saturday while testing his new electric bicycle at his home in California, according to a spokesperson. Read more ...

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

A plan from President Donald Trump to extend additional unemployment benefits requires states to provide 25% of the funds, and it's unclear whether states have the money or the... Read more ...

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

TORONTO - Joonas Korpisalo stopped 33 shots and the Columbus Blue Jackets advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs with a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in a... Read more ...