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NHL, Players Reach Tentative Deal to ReturnThe NHL and its players union have reached a tentative deal to return to the ice Aug. 1 for a 24-team playoff tournament. If approved by the league's Board of Governors and the union's membership, training camps would start July 13, ESPN reports. The proposal includes coronavirus precautions, including testing...
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Miami Backtracks on ReopeningAs coronavirus cases multiply in the area, Miami-Dade County has decided it's not ready for a full reopening after all. An executive order by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez again closes gyms and prohibits in-restaurant dining, per the New York Times . "I am continuing to roll back business openings," Gimenez said...
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Inter Miami MLS soccer team goalkeeper Luis Robles practices at the team's training facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
FC Dallas withdraws from the MLS is Back tournamentFC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus
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Mask Policy Has Faculty Up in ArmsAs a research university with a staff of scientists and engineers, Georgia Tech is an institution that shouldn't ignore the realities of science, faculty members say. More than 800 of them—out of a total of 1,100—have signed a letter complaining about the university's plans to reopen its...
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Theater union OKs 2 plans to return to post-virus live showsThe national labor union representing stage actors and managers has given the go-ahead for two Massachusetts theaters to resume theatrical performances, offering potential roadmaps for the return to live performances
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FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Lakewood, urges lawmakers to approve the state budget bill, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. A coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly's return to work from a scheduled summer recess. Rendon's office confirmed five people who work in the Assembly have tested positive for the coronavirus. They include Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, who is believed to have contracted the virus while on the Assembly floor last month. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California Assembly delays session after virus outbreakA coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly’s return to work from a scheduled summer recess
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FILE - In this April 17, 2020 file photo, emergency medical workers arrive at Cobble Hill Health Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York for an emergency call. On Thursday, April 23, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that nursing homes in New York must immediately report how they've complied with regulations for resident care during the coronavirus, and non-compliant facilities could face hefty fines or lose their licenses. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NY count: 6,300 virus patients were sent to nursing homesNew York hospitals released more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes during the height of the pandemic under a controversial, now-scrapped policy
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Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Gov. Kristi Noem greet President Donald Trump and first Lady Melania Trump upon arrival at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Friday, July 3, 2020, in Rapid City, S.D. Trump is en route to Mount Rushmore National Memorial. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jetSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump to Washington aboard Air Force One on Friday night despite having had close contact with Trump’s son’s girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus
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Members of the public are seen at a bar on Canal Street in Manchester's gay village, England, Saturday July 4, 2020. England is embarking on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants have the right to reopen for the first time in more than three months. In addition to the reopening of much of the hospitality sector, couples can tie the knot once again, while many of those who have had enough of their lockdown hair can finally get a trim. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in airMore than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air
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FILE - In this May 11, 2020 file photo, a medical worker wears a mask and face shield at the entrance of the SERMESA hospital in Managua, Nicaragua. While the Pan-American Health Organization urges Nicaragua to take more aggressive measures against the coronavirus pandemic and neighboring countries warily eye its outbreak, President Daniel Ortega’s increasingly authoritarian government seems more focused on hiding the virus than treating it. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga, File)
During pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors face political pressureInside Nicaragua’s public hospitals, the walls are plastered with political propaganda, ruling-party activists ensure no information leaks out, and doctors were once forbidden from wearing masks
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Indians participate in a health awareness run to mark World AIDS Day in Hyderabad, India. New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes such as fewer deaths and new infections. But there are also some tragic failures: Only half of children with HIV, the virus that causes the disease, are getting treatment. UNAIDS, a United Nations agency, reported last year's numbers Monday, July 6, 2020, at the start of an international AIDS conference. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
AIDS report: Kids are lagging and COVID-19 is harming careNew numbers on the global AIDS epidemic are showing some big successes, but also some tragic failures
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Hundreds of people line at sunrise up in vehicles in Phoenix's western neighborhood of Maryvale Saturday, June 27, 2020, for free COVID-19 tests organized by Equality Health Foundation, which focuses on care in underserved communities. Public health experts say wider testing helps people in underserved neighborhoods and is key to controlling a pandemic.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Latino, Black neighborhoods struggle with test disparitiesAs coronavirus infections explode in states like Arizona and Florida, people in communities of color are fighting to get tested
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