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Maryland uncovers $501 million fraudulent coronavirus unemployment scheme

July 15, 2020

Maryland is investigating a vast operation using identity theft to commit coronavirus unemployment insurance fraud on the order of more than half a billion dollars, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday.

'From worst to first': These states have tamed coronavirus, even after reopening. Here's how they're doing it, and why they can't let up

July 15, 2020

While more than half the states have paused or backtracked reopenings due to increased Covid-19, several states have decreasing rates of infection, hospitalizaions and deaths -- paving the way for full economic reopenings.

Covid data from hospitals is now going to Washington instead of the CDC. An epidemiologist explains why that's a problem

July 15, 2020

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to send data on coronavirus patients to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington rather than to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple and others apparently hacked

July 15, 2020

Twitter accounts belonging to Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Apple, among other prominent handles, were compromised on Wednesday and posted tweets that appeared to promote a cryptocurrency scam.

Esper lays out immediate actions to address race and inequality in the military

July 15, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday laid out a series of immediate actions the Department of Defense will take to address race inequality and inclusion in the US military, an issue that was thrust into the spotlight following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of a White Minneapolis police officer.

Biden opens up a 15-point lead over Trump in new national poll

July 15, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a 15-point lead over President Donald Trump, according to a new Quinnipiac University national poll that also spells out bad news for the President on the economy, his most important selling point for reelection.

Tunisia Prime Minister abruptly resigns

July 15, 2020

Fakhfakh handed his resignation to the country's president on Wednesday, as a campaign to oust him in a vote of no confidence gathered momentum.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg discharged from the hospital and doing well

July 15, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for a possible infection in her latest health scare.

Eating fish could help protect brain from air pollution

July 15, 2020

Eating more than one to two servings a week of fish or shellfish may counteract the effects of air pollution on the brain, a new study finds.

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