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Georgia school district will now only offer virtual learning after 90 staff members are forced to quarantine

August 7, 2020

A school district in Georgia has decided to start the school year with virtual learning, after more than 90 staff members were forced to quarantine due to a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19, or due to being exposed to someone who did.

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SpaceX launches rocket overnight: 10th Starlink mission

August 7, 2020

SpaceX celebrated another successful launch overnight.

Widespread power outage across Upper Manhattan early Friday

August 7, 2020

For under an hour early Friday morning a widespread blackout hit Manhattan's Upper West Side, Upper East Side and Harlem areas on August 7, 2020.

Woman who says she has COVID-19 evicted from Memphis home

August 7, 2020

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman who says she has COVID-19 now has another problem. She doesn’t have a home. Leslie Nelson’s entire life was tossed on her front lawn Thursday. The…

O’Donnell guilty plea: ‘I intentionally killed her, then hid the body'

August 7, 2020

The woman accused of killing a former Arkansas state senator at her home in Pocahontas will spend the next 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to her murder.

GiveNKind connects companies with excess goods to Carlisle nonprofits

August 7, 2020

GiveNKind, which is based in the Chicago area, takes new items that were often destined for the trash from businesses and gives them to nonprofits.

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Los Angeles County district attorney's husband faces charges after pointing a gun at protesters

August 4, 2020

The husband of Los Angeles County's top prosecutor faces charges for pulling a gun on Black Lives Matter protesters outside the couple's house in March.

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Air India plane crashes in Calicut after skidding off the runway

August 7, 2020

An Air India Express flight crashed in the South Indian state of Kerala after skidding off the runway while landing at Calicut International Airport, CNN News 18 reports.

India now has more than 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

August 7, 2020

India has recorded more than 2 million total coronavirus cases, only three weeks after announcing it had hit 1 million confirmed infections, as the country's healthcare systems buckle under the pressure of the escalating pandemic.

US health chief to make most senior visit to Taiwan in decades

August 5, 2020

United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will lead a delegation to Taiwan, his office announced Tuesday, in a high-level trip that is almost certain to anger Beijing, which claims the self-governing island as part of its territory.

India's Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone at divisive Ayodhya temple

August 4, 2020

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay a foundation stone for the construction of a Hindu temple at a holy site that's been at the center of the country's most politically and culturally divisive land dispute.

Critics are accusing the Philippines government of using the coronavirus lockdown to crack down on dissent

August 3, 2020

Questioning the world's toughest coronavirus restrictions can be a risky business in the Philippines.

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