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At Alabama COVID Parties, Infection Comes with CashCollege students known to have COVID-19 have been attending parties in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as part of a bizarre game designed to infect others, according to local officials. What's worth the risk of serious illness or death? The chance at some cash, apparently. "They put money in a pot and they...
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Dozens of US Diplomats Fell Ill. Then, an 'Extraordinary Step'Diplomats in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak inside the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia went outside official channels to reach out to Congress last month, fearing their health was in jeopardy. Dozens had fallen ill following a birthday barbecue, and a Sudanese driver for the diplomats had died, the...
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French medics sue over mask, equipment shortages amid virusA collective of health care workers is seeking a broad legal inquiry into France’s failure to provide adequate masks, gloves and other protective equipment as the coronavirus swept across the country
The Associated Press6 hours ago
New Coronavirus Infections Top 50K in a DayAmerica passed yet another alarming milestone in the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday, with new infections rising about 50,000 in a day for the first time. There were at least 50,203 new infections reported Wednesday, according to CNN , with Arizona, California, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Texas reporting record numbers...
Newser8 hours ago
Guy With COVID-19 Admits His 'Stupidity,' Dies the Next Day"Hopefully with God's help, I'll be able to survive this." Thomas Macias wrote those words on Facebook after contracting COVID-19 at a party in June, then died the next day. The Southern California man, who was overweight and had diabetes, felt sick soon after the party near his Lake Elsinore...
Newser8 hours ago
A dealer wears personal protective gear while working at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Eager to hit the slot machines and table games after a 108-day absence, gamblers wore face masks and did without smoking and drinking Thursday as Atlantic City's casinos reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed things both inside and outside the casino walls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 statesThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. climbed to a new high of more than 50,000 per day on Thursday, with the infection curve rising in 40 out of 50 states, as the pandemic trended in the wrong direction in nearly all of the country outside of the Northeast
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A winery announces temporary outdoor seating Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a three-week closure of bars, indoor dining and indoor operations of several other types of businesses in 18 counties, including Los Angeles, as the state deals with increasing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
California reverses course from reopening amid virus surgeCalifornia has reversed course on its economic reopening as cases of the coronavirus surge
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Lives Lost: Brazilian toddler was saying her first wordsThe coronavirus death toll in Brazil keeps rising and among the dead is a little girl named Vitoria Gabrielle from a working class Rio de Janeiro neighborhood
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Salon owner Sian Rose Maclaren, right, sticks a label on a box that will house masks clients can buy if they don't already have one, as they prepare to reopen at a franchise branch of the Headmasters group of hairdressing salons, in Surbiton, south west London, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Millions of people in Britain will be able to go to the pub, visit a movie theater, get a haircut or attend a religious service starting July 4, in a major loosening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
The Latest: Louisiana governor's staffer tests positive Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says a member of his staff has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-quarantine, along with a dozen other governor’s office employees who were in close contact with the person
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2020 file photo, people gather at a bar in Pittsburgh. In July 2020, authorities are closing drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. In the words of one study, it comes down to the danger of “heavy breathing in close proximity." (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by scienceAuthorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE -- In this April 15, 2019, file photo, a vendor makes change for a marijuana customer at a cannabis marketplace in Los Angeles. Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona have turned in more than the necessary signatures to get on this year's ballot, overcoming a pandemic to get in front of voters in November. The organizers behind the Smart and Safe Arizona Act, which would legalize recreational marijuana use for those 21 and over, said they began gathering signatures last September. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Group says it has ample signatures to get pot on ballotProponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in Arizona say they have turned in 420,000 petition signatures _ far more than needed to get the measure on the November ballot despite challenges posed by the coronavirus
The Associated Press21 hours ago
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