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Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Mississippi Legislature
At least 26 members of Mississippi's legislature have tested positive for COVID-19. After lawmakers returned to session in May, safety precautions at the Capitol gradually slipped.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 20:13:50 -0400)

Trump Wears Mask In Public For First Time During Walter Reed Visit
"I love masks in the appropriate locations," Trump said Saturday. The president's frequent refusal to wear a face covering has stoked controversy, especially as coronavirus cases rise across the U.S.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 18:56:36 -0400)

San Antonio Pre-K Program Seeks To Fix Achievement Gap
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Sarah Baray, CEO of "Pre-K for SA," about the importance of early learning programs in mitigating education inequality.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 16:50:00 -0400)

Cities Divert Police Budget Funds To Youth Summer Jobs
Some cities are shifting money from police budgets into summer youth jobs programs. A new challenge is adapting them to be safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 16:50:00 -0400)

Left To Enforce Local Mandates, Front-Line Retail Workers Face Threats
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Rachel Michelin, the president and CEO of the California Retailers Association, about the role of retail workers in enforcing masks within their stores.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 16:50:00 -0400)

Masks And Mouse Ears: Disney World Reopens As Coronavirus Cases Climb In Florida
After 117 days being closed, Disney World welcomed guests back to its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks. Masks and temperature checks were required, as well as reservations.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 15:54:13 -0400)

A Phoenix Nonprofit Opens Up A Hotel To Homeless Coronavirus Patients
Scott Simon speaks with Thomas Salts, one of the COVID-19 patients treated and cared for in a Phoenix hotel by Circle the City, a group providing care and services to people experiencing homelessness.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 07:54:00 -0400)

The Latest On Several Violent Weekends In Chicago
At least seventeen people have been shot in Chicago just since yesterday afternoon – the latest in a string of violent weekends for the city.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 07:54:00 -0400)

The Racial Justice Reckoning Over Sports Team Names Is Spreading
In the wake of George Floyd's killing, Confederate monuments have fallen, food companies have scrubbed racist imagery from labels, and now, pro sports teams names are under fresh review.
(Sat, 11 Jul 2020 07:00:56 -0400)

Trump Says Upcoming Immigration Measure Will Include DACA
In an interview with Noticias Telemundo, Trump makes a series of seemingly conflicting comments about his next steps.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:39:18 -0400)

President Trump Commutes Roger Stone's Sentence
President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress about his efforts to contact WikiLeaks during Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:18:00 -0400)

Georgia Governor And The Mayor Of Atlanta In Turf War Over COVID-19 Restrictions
Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms ordered a return to Phase 1 restrictions. But Gov. Brian Kemp quickly pushed back, saying only he has that authority.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:41:17 -0400)

3 LAPD Officers Charged Over Allegations They Falsely Identified Gang Members
In a 59-count complaint, they are alleged to have wrongly marked dozens of people as having gang affiliation on field interview cards used by officers on duty.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:08:55 -0400)

President Trump Says He Is Planning To Sign 'A Very Major Immigration Bill'
President Trump in a Friday interview on Telemundo said that soon he may introduce new measures to protect "Dreamers" — people who were brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:03:00 -0400)

'In A Fight For Our Lives': Mississippi Issues New Mask Order Amid COVID-19 Spike
Gov. Tate Reeves imposes the order in 13 counties, including those that are home to some of the state's most populous cities. It comes on the same day the state saw more than 1,000 new cases.
(Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:26:10 -0400)

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