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Here's the latest for Tuesday July 7th: Georgia activates National Guard; Coronavirus closes California capitol; Protests in Indiana over alleged assault of Black man; TikTok to stop operating in Hong Kong.
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Trump to call on National Guard to quell protests

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will call on the National Guard to Portland if violent protests continue. Trump was speaking as Oregon police..
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National Guard Officer Says Police Used ‘Excessive’ Force at White House Clash

An Army National Guard officer at Lafayette Square plans to tell lawmakers that the Park Police unleashed an “unprovoked escalation” on peaceful protesters..
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White House protest account disputed by National Guard officer

A National Guard major will say that police escalated the 1 June protest in Lafayette Park.
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National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper [Video]

National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper

U.S Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that the National Guard did not advance on a crowd of protesters nor did it shoot rubber bullets on June 1st.

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Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests [Video]

Top U.S. general regrets joining Trump church walk during protests

General Mark Milley said accompanying the president for a photo op preceded by a violent crackdown on protesters created the perception "of the military involved in domestic politics." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Coronavirus: Media to be barred from Trump election nomination

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Covid update: Russia mass vaccination from Oct plan; Delhi 2nd sero survey [Video]

Covid update: Russia mass vaccination from Oct plan; Delhi 2nd sero survey

From the Russian government planning to roll out a mass vaccination drive from October 2020 after getting vaccine clearance by August, to India's case fatality rate dropping to 2.15%, the lowest since the lockdown began - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. India's total case tally has crossed the 16.95 lakh-mark, with over 36,500 deaths so far. The national capital has kickstarted its second round of serological survey, aimed at gauging the extent of the virus' spread. The first survey had suggested that almost a quarter of Delhi's population had been exposed to the Covid-causing virus. Meanwhile, the Assam government is planning to reopen schools, colleges and other education institutions by September 1. However, the final decision would be taken by the Union government, said Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. In international news, the United States of America is still struggling to get on top of the virus wave, even as expert Anthony Fauci expressed 'cautious optimism' about a vaccine being available by the end of the year. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions (photos)

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands protested Germany’s coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called “the end of the..
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In CA: Coronavirus claims state's youngest victim, and $600 benefit expires

Complications related to coronavirus claim the life of the first Golden State youth. Congress leaves without extending unemployment benefits — your move,..
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Polk teacher writes children's book to ease fears over coronavirus [Video]

Polk teacher writes children's book to ease fears over coronavirus

‘C is for Coronavirus,’ which is now available to buy, was her way of communicating the changes her family was going through to her son.

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Hundreds Of Kids In Georgia Catch COVID At Summer Camp [Video]

Hundreds Of Kids In Georgia Catch COVID At Summer Camp

Georgia is facing a massive COVID-19 outbreak at an overnight summer camp this past June. Hundreds of children of all ages and teenage staff members have tested positive. The overnight camp opened on June 17, following the state’s easing of restrictions on May 31. 200 staff members and more than 300 children in total attended the camp, says Gizmodo. Two days into the camp, a staff member was sent home after feeling chills a day earlier.

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CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19 [Video]

CDC: 44% of attendees at Georgia overnight camp test positive for COVID-19

Nearly half of those who attended an overnight camp held in Georgia have tested positive for COVID-19. 344 campers and staff members have been tested and received their results. Of the 344 available results, 260 -- or 44% -- tested positive for the virus, according to UPI. 69% of the positive tests involved children aged 11 to 17. 20% were reported in children aged 6 to 10. The camp was held in compliance following issued ordered by republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp.

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Rent's due: Virus jolts personal trainer's business

Amid the virus outbreak, personal trainer Sakai Harrison left his New York apartment for more financial stability in Georgia. Americans struggling amid the..
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Lewis laid to rest at historic Atlanta cemetery

After nearly a week of observances that took John Lewis' body from his birthplace in Alabama to the nation's capital to Georgia, the late civil rights leader was..
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California California State in the western United States

U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July [Video]

U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Jonah Green.

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California has confirmed over 500,000 cases. Vietnam reported its third death. Florida, already pummeled by the virus, is now facing Hurricane Isaias.
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Dangerous heat wave forecast for south-western areas of US

Forecasters say temperatures could rise to 50C on Saturday in parts of Utah, Nevada and California.
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Joe Biden Shortens His Potential VP List [Video]

Joe Biden Shortens His Potential VP List

According to CNN, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has started to narrow down his personal list of potential running mates. A handful of women remain in consideration for Biden's VP spot. Biden allies, members of Congress, and top donors, and those close to the vetting process says that California Rep. Karen Bass is believed to be part of the list. Bass is also a 66-year-old chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Will Trump Carry Out His Threat To Ban TikTok? [Video]

Will Trump Carry Out His Threat To Ban TikTok?

President Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Friday evening that he plans to ban TikTok. The popular music and dance app is one of many owned by Chinese companies. According to Gizmodo, the Trump administration believes the app is funneling user data to the Chinese government. The allegation has not been substantiated. Despite increasing federal scrutiny, Microsoft is in talks to buy the app, purportedly valued at $100 billion.

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Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the U.S. [Video]

Trump says he will ban TikTok app in the U.S.

[NFA] China's ByteDance has agreed to divest the U.S. operations of TikTok completely in a bid to save a deal with the White House, after President Donald Trump said he had decided to ban the app, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. This report was produced by Jonah Green.

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TikTok responds to Trump's proposed ban: 'We're not planning on going anywhere'

Is Microsoft buying TikTok? Will TikTok be banned? The video app said that it's here for the long run while President Trump has threatened a ban.

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What’s Going On With TikTok? Here’s What We Know

President Trump is talking about banning the app. TikTok may also sell its U.S. operations. Let’s sort through it all here.
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Special administrative region of China

Hong Kong postpones legislative election citing coronavirus surge [Video]

Hong Kong postpones legislative election citing coronavirus surge

Delay by a year slammed by pro-democracy supporters who accuse authorities of using virus as excuse to avoid defeat.

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Hong Kong opens makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients

Shares Hong Kong opened a temporary field hospital with 500 beds on Saturday to house stable COVID-19 patients as the city battles a new wave of virus..
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Hong Kong 'seeking arrest' of fleeing activists

Six activists, including some now in the UK, are reportedly wanted under the new security law.
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China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei [Video]

China-UK relations suffer over Hong Kong and Huawei

China also accuses the UK of interfering in Chinese internal affairs.

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Hong Kong postpones elections by a year, citing coronavirus

HONG KONG — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Friday that the government will postpone highly anticipated legislative elections by one year, citing a..
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Indiana Indiana State of the eastern central United States

On the First Day of School, an Indiana Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus

As more schools abandon plans for in-person classes, one that opened in Indiana this week had to quarantine students within hours.
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US COVID-19 Resurgence Is Coming To South, Midwest [Video]

US COVID-19 Resurgence Is Coming To South, Midwest

A resurgence in coronavirus infections has rocked the US South and West. It is now making its way to Midwestern states, according to reports at CNN. Anthony Fauci is the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. "What inevitably is going to happen is that the states that are not yet in trouble, will likely get into trouble," Dr. Anthony Fauci States including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee are seeing an increase in positivity.

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Joseph Kernan, Vietnam P.O.W. and Indiana Governor, Dies at 74

He spent 11 months in a North Vietnamese prison after his plane was downed. He was later a long-serving mayor of South Bend. He died of Covid-19.
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Dr Fauci troubled by potential coronavirus surge in US states [Video]

Dr Fauci troubled by potential coronavirus surge in US states

Dr Anthony Fauci said there are early signs that a coronavirus resurgencecould be developing in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky. The leadinginfectious diseases expert expressed concern about those US states that arestarting to see a rise in case numbers.

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