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Today in History for June 20th

USATODAY.com Saturday, 20 June 2020
Highlights of this day in history: Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain's Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; 'Jaws' premieres. (June 20)
 
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A new painting of Queen Victoria's African goddaughter, Sarah Forbes Bonetta, has gone on display. Her portrait is part of a project by English Heritage, to commission and display paintings of black people whose stories it says have been previously "overlooked". Report by Fullerg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Detroit Detroit Largest city in Michigan, United States

Michigan Woman Found Alive at Funeral Home Dies 8 Weeks Later

Timesha Beauchamp, 20, was declared dead in August, only to be found alive hours later at a funeral home near Detroit. She died on Sunday.
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Michigan voters could play critical role in 2020 election

"CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil hits the streets in suburban Detroit with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the 2020 presidential election...
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Water advocates call shutoff moratorium in Detroit "an absolute lifeline"

But some fear the recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling could leave residents without access to water amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Study: COVID Infections May Now Be Less Severe

According to Business Insider, new research from Wayne State University in Detroit found that the average viral load among COVID patients declined from April to June. That finding also coincided with a trend of infections getting less severe over time. This may mean that taking precautions, like mask wearing and/or social distancing helps to decrease exposure to the virus.

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Vietnam War Vietnam War 1955–1975 conflict in Vietnam

The 1960s meet 2020 in Sorkin's 'Chicago 7' film [Video]

The 1960s meet 2020 in Sorkin's 'Chicago 7' film

It may be set in the late 1960s but “The Trial of the Chicago 7", with its themes of protest, civil rights and police brutality, has much to say about America today. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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