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July 23, 2020 - 8:53 am
By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- There are three systems from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean that could threaten the U.S. with tropical rain and wind. The most imminent storm is tropical depression eight, which is forecast to become Tropical Storm Hanna. It is forecast to bring heavy rain...
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July 23, 2020 - 5:53 am
By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The civil unrest and tensions in Portland, Oregon, boiled over again Thursday night as federal agents sprayed tear gas into a crowd that included Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler. Protesters, according to ABC affiliate KATU-TV in Portland, say it's likely...
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July 23, 2020 - 5:46 am
By JAMES HILL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As Ghislaine Maxwell sits in a federal detention center in Brooklyn, New York, facing allegations that she conspired with the late Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse three minor girls, a federal judge in Manhattan is set to announce her decision Thursday morning...
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July 23, 2020 - 5:13 am
By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 623,000 people worldwide. Over 15.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for...
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July 23, 2020 - 5:00 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The start of the 2020-2021 school year is unlike any other. Amid the growing coronavirus pandemic, many students, parents and teachers across the United States have little idea what the upcoming school year will look like, even as some school districts...
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July 23, 2020 - 4:38 am
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A New York man who allegedly faked his own death last year in an attempt to avoid sentencing on felony charges was ultimately thwarted by a typo on his forged death certificate, prosecutors said this week. Robert Berger, 25, of Huntington, Long Island, was...
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July 23, 2020 - 4:34 am
By BECKY PERLOW, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The logistics of getting even one can of pinto beans into the hands of a hungry family is no small feat, but an army of volunteers in the nation's capital is banding together to make it happen. Those beans, and thousands of pounds of other food, often...
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July 23, 2020 - 4:29 am
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Scientists are flocking to Florida’s Gulf Coast for a glimpse of a mysterious 425-feet-deep "blue hole" on the ocean floor. The glowing mystery hole, about 155 feet below the water’s surface, is similar to the sinkholes seen on solid land, according to the...
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The Rev. Marshall Hatch, of New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, poses for a photograph in Chicago, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. The nation's third-largest city is on edge amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd. Now Chicago is also awaiting possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens of federal agents to the city. Activists say if the agents act as they did recently in Portland, Oregon, it could spark even more violence and attract the kind of agitators who attacked police during a recent downtown protest. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
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July 22, 2020 - 10:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Amid a surge in gun violence and protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, the nation's third-largest city is on edge, awaiting possible greater tension in the form of a plan by President Donald Trump to dispatch dozens of federal agents to Chicago. The White House plan emerged...
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July 22, 2020 - 6:41 pm
By KRISTOFER RIOS, MARJORIE MCAFEE, NEIL GIARDINO, ZOE LAKE, JOHN KAPETANEAS, and ANTHONY RIVAS (PORTLAND) -- Garrison Davis, a 17-year-old videographer and citizen journalist in Portland, Oregon, has documented the city's Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality nearly every night...
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