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U.S. California reports over 8,100 wildfires this year

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The U.S. state of California had experienced 8,155 wildfires this year, which scorched 3,863,216 acres, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported Tuesday.

Cops break up huge party of over 1,000 people at off-campus housing at FSU

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Now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis moved Florida into Phase 3 reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s all systems go for party animals, apparently.

5 more U.S. soldiers in South Korea test positive for COVID-19

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Five more U.S. soldiers in South Korea have tested positive for COVID-19 amid the lingering worry about the virus spread here, the U.S. Forces Korea said Monday.

Some parents are sending kids with COVID-19 to class. What can schools do about...

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School officials across the country are sharing in frustration, disbelief, and worry over a problem many didn’t anticipate when reopening America’s classrooms — parents deliberately sending their COVID-19-infected kids to class.

California worries about sign of second COVID-19 wave

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California's top health official said that the latest data of COVID-19 in the state was worrisome since it could be an early sign showing a "second wave" of the virus is coming.

Virginia governor and his wife test positive for coronavirus

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela Northam, have tested positive for COVID-19 and will isolate themselves for 10 days, the governor’s office said Friday.

San Francisco mayor announces expanded COVID-19 support for Latino community

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced an expanded coronavirus-related support scheme for the city's Latino community, a group that has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.

Fauci to FDA: ‘I got your back’ on COVID-19 vaccine safety standards

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The federal government’s top infectious disease official attempted to reassure the public Thursday that he’ll support safety standards set by federal officials for any COVID-19 vaccines and their work won’t be swayed by politics.

Mayo Clinic Q And A: Who should have a bone density test?

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Most young, healthy people do not need a bone density test. But as you age, your risk for osteoporosis increases because bone density tends to decrease as people grow older.

General becomes first Black superintendent of US Air Force Academy

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Lt. Gen. Richard Clark received a first-of-its kind homecoming Wednesday when he took command as the Air Force Academy’s superintendent.

Two U.S. police officers shot in protests over black woman’s death

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Two U.S. police officers have been shot and wounded in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, during protests over black woman Breonna Taylor's death.

70% of imported KN95 masks fail US filtration standards, study finds

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Up to 70% of KN95 masks do not meet the U.S. standards for effectiveness, according to a new study by ECRI, a Pennsylvania-based patient safety organization.

U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 200,000 — Johns Hopkins University

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With the national caseload topping 6.8 million, the death toll across the United States rose to 200,005.

Teddy becomes post-tropical cyclone near Nova Scotia; Beta weakens over Texas

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The National Hurricane Center had a crowded spate of systems to keep track of Tuesday with a post-tropical cyclone, tropical storm and depression all swirling throughout the Atlantic Ocean.

COVID-19 then and now: 6 reasons why death rates are improving

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The sickest coronavirus patients can live for weeks with a gripping headache, profound nausea, burning lungs, malaise, cough and waves of pain in their bones. They may be tethered to a breathing machine.

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Fauci to FDA: ‘I got your back’ on COVID-19 vaccine safety...

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The federal government’s top infectious disease official attempted to reassure the public Thursday that he’ll support safety standards set by federal officials for any COVID-19 vaccines and their work won’t be swayed by politics.