U.S. Cases Rise 1.9%; California Deaths Up Again: Virus Update

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(Bloomberg) — U.S. cases rose 1.9%, matching the average daily rise over the past week. Texas hospitalizations topped 10,000 for the first time and California suffered its second-highest day of deaths, while Florida’s biggest county had a record number of patients in its intensive-care units.Elsewhere in the U.S., New Jersey’s transmission rate dropped to 0.98 … Read more U.S. Cases Rise 1.9%; California Deaths Up Again: Virus Update

Does Black Lives Matter apply to immigrants as well?

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The declaration that “Black Lives Matter” has been written on countless protest signs, hashtagged across social media and even painted on a street, with the words now visible from space. As a Black man in America, I’m encouraged that more Americans seem eager to affirm my dignity. But a series of recent immigration policy changes … Read more Does Black Lives Matter apply to immigrants as well?

Fourth day of virus protests in Serbia

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Belgrade (AFP) – Thousands of people protested for a fourth day Friday in several Serbian cities over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic with protesters hurling stones at police in front of the parliament in Belgrade. Some protesters also threw firecrackers and chanted nationalist slogans, according to AFP journalists. The protests were held as … Read more Fourth day of virus protests in Serbia

'This is not the summer for a spontaneous road trip': The case for canceling your vacation

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It’s time to cancel your summer vacation. COVID-19 cases are off the charts. Europe is off-limits to Americans. States are closing off access to attractions, beaches and parks. And experts say you’d be crazy to travel on during the pandemic.  “People should stay the (expletive) home,” says Cassandra Marcella Metzger, a travel designer based in Washington, … Read more 'This is not the summer for a spontaneous road trip': The case for canceling your vacation

Trump scrubs New Hampshire rally as campaign struggles to reboot

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Another study finds pregnant women can pass the coronavirus to their fetus, but it's rare

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WUHAN, CHINA – FEBRUARY 19: A doctor examines a pregnant woman in a private obstetric hospital on February 19, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Getty Images / Stringer / Stringer New research coronavirus may be able to infect fetuses if the pregnant mother has the virus.  Researchers looked at samples of breast milk, placenta, and … Read more Another study finds pregnant women can pass the coronavirus to their fetus, but it's rare

A woman who overdosed on enough caffeine powder to make 56 cups of coffee was hospitalized for a week, and doctors say her birth control didn't help

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pure caffeine Kevin Loria/Business Insider Caffeine, a stimulant in coffee and tea, can be dangerous or fatal in large amounts. Caffeine supplements can be especially risky since pills or powders are highly concentrated.  In a recent case study, a 26-year-old woman went to intensive care for a week after overdosing on 2 teaspoons of powdered … Read more A woman who overdosed on enough caffeine powder to make 56 cups of coffee was hospitalized for a week, and doctors say her birth control didn't help

U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

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By Lisa Shumaker (Reuters) – New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida. A total of nine U.S. states … Read more U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Counterprotesters said a passing driver pointed a gun at them Friday and said “All Lives Matter,” as competing groups gathered in front of South Carolina’s capitol building to mark the five-year anniversary of the state’s removal of the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds. The driver stopped in the middle of … Read more Protester: Man pulls gun on anniversary of flag’s removal