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Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge…

“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Happy raven wags tail like a dog

This raven wags tail like a dog when happy.

Wimbledon To Pay All Competitors In Canceled 2020…

Even though the Wimbledon tournament is canceled, the organization will pay players a total of $12.6 million.

After George Floyd Death, a Big Ask by Ford…

Ford Motor Co. makes about two-thirds of America's police vehicles , so a recent ask by some of the automaker's workers in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd, racism, and police brutality is a significant one: They want the company to consider not making and selling police...

Trump eyes 'road to citizenship' for DACA

President Donald Trump told a Spanish language network news anchor that during the next few weeks, he will be signing an executive order on immigration that will provide a "road to citizenship" for DACA recipients. (July 10)

Police Wrongfully Arrest Another Black Man…

For more than a year, people opposed to giving police access to face recognition technology. New cases of erroneous facial recognition matches are cropping up in Michigan says Gizmodo. Police arrested Robert Williams in January after he was falsely identified by face recognition software. He was arrested for shoplifting in front of his children and detained overnight in a city jail. The charges still weren't dismissed even after police noted a computer error was at fault. Democrats have introduced legislation aimed at banning the use of facial recognition by federal agencies.

The Latest: India cases pass 800,000 with record…

India’s coronavirus cases have passed 800,000 with the biggest spike of 27,114 cases in the past 24 hours, causing nearly a dozen states to impose a partial lockdown in high-risk areas

Valentina Sampaio Becomes First Transgender…

Valentina Sampaio Becomes First Transgender 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit Model The upcoming issue is out on July 21. The 23-year-old from Brazil has been named a 'Rookie' for this year's issue. Valentina Sampaio, via Instagram In an essay on the 'Sports Illustrated' Swimsuit website, the model expressed her gratitude. She thanked the magazine for seeing, respecting and understanding her for who she is. Sampaio has been making waves in the modeling industry since 2017 when she covered 'Vogue' Paris, German and Brasil. She is also Victoria Secret's first openly transgender model and has worked with Dior and Marc Jacobs.

One-Third Of ALL Coronavirus Tests Positive In…

One-third of COVID tests came back positive for the novel virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The county had a 14-day average of 24.87 percent, according to CBS News. Even 20 percent would be considered very high by most experts and medical professionals. The U.S. has set record-high rates for newly confirmed cases of the virus six out of the past 10 days. There were just shy of 60,000 reported nationwide on Thursday. Of those nearly 60,000, over 11,400 were in Florida, which has seen over 244,000 cases in total.

Amazon Says App Email Was a Mistake

Amazon told its employees Friday to remove TikTok from their mobile devices if they want to keep using them to get to their company email. The company cited security risks, the Wall Street Journal reports. But later in the day, Amazon sent another email, per the AP . "This morning’s email...

Hundreds hired to battle California wildfires

More than 800 additional seasonal firefighters have been hired to help combat wildfires across California, as peak fire season begins to rev up.

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat…

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

COVID-19 heroes must jump through hoops for…

Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes

Officials seek 'closure' for family in Rivera…

Authorities renewed the search Friday for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, who is believed to have drowned in a Southern California lake while boating with her 4-year-old son. (July 10)

Lawyers Distance Maxwell From Epstein in Bond…

Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein weren't so close, her lawyers have told a New York court. In fact, the longtime companions had no contact for at least the last decade of Epstein's life, a court filing Thursday maintains. Maxwell's lawyers made the statement in asking a judge to free her...

Trump lags Biden on people of color in top…

Amid a summer of racial unrest and calls for more diversity in leadership, President Donald Trump lags Democratic rival Joe Biden in the percentage of nonwhite senior aides on their campaigns

This underwater forest is home to ET-like creature

In 2017, while exploring a seamount during an expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer, a team of deep-ocean explorers came upon an extraordinary seascape. Dr. Chris Mah of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) dubbed the scene the “Forest of the Weird.” Among the different sponges within this alien-like community was one that could not be missed. Rising high on a stalk, this sponge had a body with two large holes. They're oddly reminiscent of the large eyes of the alien from the beloved movie, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.

Reports: Facebook Considers Banning Political Ads…

Thus far, the social media company has allowed political ads on its platforms, even if they're inaccurate.

Dow Reclaims 26K

On Friday, Wall Street investors decided to be optimistic again about the coronavirus recovery. The Dow rose 369 points to 26,075, the S&P 500 rose 32 points to 3,185, and the Nasdaq rose 69 points to 10,617. All the indexes posted gains for the week. The increases...

AP Top Stories July 10 5P

Here are the top stories for Friday, July 10th: Trump and Biden trade jabs on virus and economy; Trump cancels N.H. rally; Attorneys seek home confinement for Epstein associate; Hagia Sophia reverting from museum to mosque.

Jada Pinkett Smith Admits To Relationship With…

Jada Pinkett Smith took to her red table on Friday to sit down with husband Will Smith and finally address recent rumors regarding an affair with musician August Alsina. During the episode of the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk—which Pinkett Smith teased on Twitter last week but didn't announce an air date for—the actress admitted to having a relationship with Alsina, but went on to clarify that it took place during a period of separation between her and her husband. Pinkett Smith also explained that her relationship with Alsina initially started off platonically, but later blossomed into a stronger relationship at a time where she did not think she would be reuniting with her husband.

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools…

President Donald Trump is determined to reopen the country

10 Viral Trends That Have Emerged During the…

10 Viral Trends That Have Emerged During the Pandemic 1. Many people have fostered or adopted animals to help with anxiety and depression. 2. Nintendo Switch's 'Animal Crossing' is giving people an escape into virtual life. 3. Many people have started to utilize virtual communication platforms such as Zoom for work and being social. 4. More people are taking up baking. 5. Instagram Live videos have risen in popularity, especially among celebrities. 6. TikTok dance challenges are more popular than ever. 8. Everyone seems to love Dalgona coffee. 9. Puzzles are providing a much-needed break from technology. 10. Tie-dye has resurfaced in the fashion world.

COVID Causes California To Consider Release Of…

Thousands of inmates in California state prisons could be released as early as August. This is in an attempt to curb the spread of covid-19, a frequently deadly disease. The disease itself is caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 reports Gizmodo. An estimated 8,000 incarcerated individuals could be released by the end of next month. This measure is meant to create space to allow prisons to better implement safety protocols. Currently, standards like social distancing and quarantining cannot be met inside the prison.

Trump Stays in Zoolander, Says Ben Stiller

Donald Trump didn't get the reaction 20 years ago when he stepped before a camera that he gets now. When Ben Stiller was making Zoolander , he was filming at the VH1 Fashion Awards when Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived for the show, the New York Post reports. "As people...

Rare target for tropical storms, the Jersey Shore

Tropical Storm Fay continues head towards the Jersey Shore and the Northeast. A rare landfall for a tropical cyclone during July.

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines…

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.