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COVID Surge Worries Experts: 'Early Wave of a Lot of Suffering'In mid-April, the daily COVID-19 death toll in the US began to subside, thanks to shutdowns that helped flatten the virus curve. Now, sobering news from the Washington Post : That daily mortality rate has spiked this week, with more than 800 deaths across the nation daily over the past four...
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Signs direct motorists to the various theme parks at Walt Disney World, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11. Disney World's other two parks, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, will welcome back guests four days later. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
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FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, patients wear personal protective equipment while maintaining social distancing as they wait in line for a COVID-19 test at Elmhurst Hospital Center, in New York. As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring — but also trying to prepare in case another surge comes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The Latest: India cases pass 800,000 with record daily jumpIndia’s coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk areas
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FILE - In this April 28, 2020, file photo Medical personnel attend a daily 7 p.m. applause in their honor, during the coronavirus pandemic outside NYU Langone Medical Center in the Manhattan borough of New York. Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19 on the job have no guarantee they'll qualify for workers' comp to cover lost wages and medical care. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for workers' compEssential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus pedals a cycle loaded with boxes and crates in Beijing, Saturday, July 11, 2020. New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state new cases drop to 216The beleaguered Australian state of Victoria has received some good news with health officials reporting 216 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from the record 288 the previous day
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2019, file photo, then senate second Vice President and now Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Anez arrives at Congress in La Paz, Bolivia. Interim President Anez has announced on Thursday, July 9, 2020, that she has tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
COVID hits dozens of Latin leaders, including presidentsThe COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through  the leadership of Latin America,  with two more presidents and a powerful official testing positive this week for the new coronavirus
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FILE - In this June 12, 2020, file photo, a nurse gestures for a patient as on-campus staff working on the grounds of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale are tested for COVID-19 by nasal swab before they can begin their shifts, in the Bronx borough of New York. As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation’s deadliest outbreak this spring — but also trying to prepare in case another surge comes. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debatePresident Donald Trump is ramping up his attacks on his government’s top health professionals as he pushes the country to move past the coronavirus
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, people gather in front of the Minneapolis police standing guard, as they protest the arrest and death of George Floyd. More than 150 Minneapolis police officers have started the process of filing for disability claims since the death of George Floyd and the ensuing unrest in the city, with the majority citing post-traumatic stress disorder as the reason for their planned departure, according to an attorney representing the officers. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP, File)
Lawyer: Over 150 Minneapolis officers seeking disabilityMore than 150 Minneapolis police officers have started the process of filing for duty disability claims since the death of George Floyd and ensuing unrest in the city
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)
Exclusive: Ex-WVa health chief says cuts hurt virus responseWest Virginia's governor forced out the state's public health leader in late June, and now Dr. Cathy Slemp says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic
The Associated Press18 hours ago
FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a patient receives a shot in the first-stage safety study clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
US bets on untested company to deliver COVID-19 vaccineWhen precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Cops Might've Missed the Illicit Party—if Not for the KFC OrderAustralian police say they broke up a birthday party that attendants will remember "for a long time" since it resulted in some $18,000 in fines. Victoria Police found 16 partygoers hiding out at a home in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong early Friday in defiance of coronavirus restrictions. Police...
Newser20 hours ago
Protesters clash with riot police on the steps of the Serbian parliament during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, July 10 2020. Hundreds of demonstrators tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, clashing with police who fired tear gas during the fourth night of protests against the president's increasingly authoritarian rule. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests heat upPolice fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators who tried to storm Serbia’s parliament
The Associated Press1 day ago
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