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A Texas ICU nurse is hospitalized with Covid-19 after testing negative

An ICU nurse in Texas has found herself in the position of some of the very same patients she’s spent the last few weeks treating — hospitalized with Covid-19 even after testing negative for the virus. Heather Valentine, 24, isn’t exactly sure whom she may have picked it up from and told CNN on Tuesday…

Police officer shot and killed near Seattle

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Washington is in custody, according to police. The Bothell Police Department announced in a Twitter post early Tuesday that the suspect was taken into custody after hiding on a rooftop near the scene of the shooting. Two officers were shot in the incident which…

10-year-old killed and two teens injured in New Orleans shooting

A 10-year-old was killed and two teenagers were injured in a shooting in New Orleans Monday evening, police said. “We as a society are talking about social justice versus social injustice. We as a community need to take a look at ourselves,” Police Chief Shaun Ferguson told reporters at the scene. All three were on…

Two NBA players are in quarantine after breaking the league’s campus bubble

Two NBA players are under quarantine after accidentally leaving the league’s Orlando, Florida, campus, just weeks before the league will resume play. Richaun Holmes of the Sacramento Kings and Houston Rockets player Bruno Caboclo each violated the protocols of the NBA’s “bubble,” according to statements obtained by CNN. The 2019-2020 NBA season will resume July…

Smugglers busted carrying 145 pounds of meth on an ultralight aircraft

Drug smugglers are getting pretty creative, but it’s not every day that they try to do it in an ultralight aircraft. US Customs and Border Protection seized 145.5 pounds of methamphetamine from an ultralight aircraft near the US-Mexico border Saturday, CBP announced in a news release Monday. The makeshift aircraft was flying in low altitude…

Here’s what the CDC recommends schools do as they reopen

In his push to get schools to reopen, President Donald Trump has complained that guidelines offered by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to safely reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic are “very tough” and “expensive.” If you’re one of the many parents and educators around the country agonizing over the upcoming start of…

A New Hampshire radio station cuts ties with conservative host after she filmed herself yelling at landscapers for speaking Spanish

A New Hampshire radio station cut ties with a conservative host after she filmed herself verbally attacking landscapers who were speaking Spanish. Dianna Ploss, who hosted the Dianna Ploss Show on WSMN 1590, livestreamed a video of herself on Facebook as she confronted a group of workers and asked if any were undocumented immigrants. “It’s…

43 new coronavirus cases have been linked to one large house party in Michigan

Forty-three new coronavirus cases have been linked to a large house party from early July in Washtenaw County, Michigan, according to health officials. Most of the new cases are young people between the ages of 15 and 25, the Washtenaw County Health Department said in a press release Monday. It is believed that the party…

Several big US school districts are extending remote classes into the fall

School districts across the country are being forced to reconsider their reopening plans and even reverse course for the upcoming school year, as coronavirus infection rates continue to spike and new hot spots emerge. With conflicting opinions and contradictory plans continuing to emerge, here is where school reopening plans stand in big cities across the…

Search for a potential mass grave from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre enters second day

The search for possible mass graves from the Tulsa race massacre is officially underway nearly a century after hundreds of Black people were brutally killed by White rioters who burned and looted their community. The test excavation, which resumed Monday, is part of a study to determine whether there are human remains in the area,…

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