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July 08, 2020 - 5:29 am
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight last month after suffering a head injury from a fall while walking near his home, a Supreme Court spokeswoman confirmed. The incident was first reported by the Washington Post late Tuesday based on a tip...
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July 08, 2020 - 5:22 am
By LAUREN PEARLE, CAITLIN FALLON and ALLIE YANG, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Army soldier Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance and death has sparked outrage across the country and calls for change in Congress. Her case also raises troubling questions about harassment and sexual assault in the military, and...
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July 08, 2020 - 5:07 am
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 544,000 people worldwide. Over 11.8 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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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1998, file photo, Mary Kay Letourneau listens to testimony during a court hearing in Seattle Letourneau, who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted for raping him, has died. She was 58. Her lawyer David Gehrke told news outlets Letourneau died Tuesday, July 7, 2020, of cancer. The former suburban Seattle teacher was arrested in 1997 after she became pregnant with Vili Fualaau's child. She later pleaded guilty to second-degree child rape. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times via AP, Pool, File)
The Associated Press
July 07, 2020 - 11:45 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Mary Kay Letourneau, a teacher who married her former sixth-grade student after she was convicted of raping him in a case that drew international headlines, has died. She was 58. Her lawyer David Gehrke told multiple news outlets Letourneau died Tuesday of cancer. He did not...
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July 07, 2020 - 7:55 pm
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS (LAKE MONROE, Ind.) -- Viral videos depicting a group of white men allegedly assaulting a Black man in an Indiana park on the Fourth of July has caught the attention of Indiana investigators who are seeking more answers and community leaders who are seeking justice. Vauhxx...
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July 07, 2020 - 7:37 pm
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC NEWS (FORT MYERS, Fla.) -- A Florida teenager who died of complications from COVID-19 had attended a church event with a hundred other children two weeks before her death and was given hydroxychloroquine by her parents, health officials said. Carsyn Leigh Davis of Fort Myers...
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ABC News
July 07, 2020 - 7:10 pm
By JOHN KAPETENEAS, CLAYTON SANDELL, and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC NEWS (BOX ELDER, Utah) -- In mid-March, as the coronavirus began to spread through the U.S. and the possibility of stay-at-home orders became real, scores of people became toilet paper hoarders. As companies scrambled to meet the demand...
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ABC News
July 07, 2020 - 1:49 pm
(ATLANTA) -- BY: STEPHANIE EBBS As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the country this summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday meatpacking plants still present challenges in preventing transmission of the virus and that racial or ethnic minority workers are at much...
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July 07, 2020 - 12:50 pm
By JORDYN PHELPS and SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has been clear about where he stands in the debate over whether schools should resume in-person learning amid the global pandemic, tweeting Monday in all-caps that “SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!” The president's...
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms appears on "Good Morning America," July 7, 2020. - (ABC News)
July 07, 2020 - 12:23 pm
By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday that she, her husband and one of their children are now among a rising number of Georgia residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are "paying the price" for the state reopening its economy too soon...
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