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Fauci says he predicted 100,000 new coronavirus cases a day to “jolt” people into listening

The US can turn the resurging coronavirus pandemic around, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said during an interview with NPR Wednesday afternoon. “It does not have to be 100,000 cases a day,” Fauci told host Mary Louise Kelly. “I used that number because I wanted to jolt people,” to get their […]

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Air travel to Hawaii set to ease in August following strict quarantine

Travel to the nation’s most isolated state is set to become much, much easier in August. Hawaiian Airlines said Wednesday it will add hundreds of weekly flights to its schedule between Hawaii and the US mainland as the state government eases a strict quarantine. The restrictions have mandated a 14-day quarantine for nearly all travelers in

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A 12-year-old whose song protesting police killings of African Americans

Keedron Bryant’s song I Just Wanna Live, about his fears growing up as a black man in America, will be released on Friday, which is the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the US. Bryant first posted the acapella gospel song on his Instagram account on May 26, the day after another African American,

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Louisiana added 4,200 new Covid-19 cases in 7 days, governor says

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news conference on Thursday the state added 4,200 Covid-19 cases in seven days. “Since June 10, we’ve added more than 4,200 new Covid-19 cases across the state, that is in seven days,” he said. “Most of these new cases did not come from nursing homes or other congregate settings.

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Disregard Rumours About Ajimobi – Spokesman

Social media was abuzz with rumours about Ajimobi’s death late Thursday. But Special Adviser to Ajimobi on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, dismissed the rumours in a statement obtained by Channels Television. “Kindly disregard,” he said. “We, however, continue to pray for him. Thank you all for the show of concern.” Ajimobi is reportedly battling COVID-19.

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Democracy Is A Process That Evolves With Time – Senate President

In his message late on Thursday, the Senate President said June 12 has become a metaphor in our country for free, fair and credible elections and a memorial for the day in which Nigerians stoutly rose above ethnic and religious sentiments to deliver a pan-Nigerian mandate for the revival of hope in their country unity

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Protesters in Atlanta danced to Childish Gambino and a live band played to families on the street

Earlier today in Atlanta, the marches saw pockets of joy, as protesters danced to blaring music on the crowded streets. They danced to Childish Gambino’s “This is America,” and did the electric slide dance near Centennial Olympic Park in the city’s downtown. The mood was light, with cheering and applause. Families marched with children; at

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UK will need British workers to help pick summer harvest

The United Kingdom will need Britons to help pick the summer harvest because the novel coronavirus has prevented the arrival of many of the seasonal workers that usually travel from Eastern Europe, the country’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, said on Tuesday. “Probably only about a third of

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Hawaii is now paying for visitors to leave

Hawaii’s state tourism agency, typically dedicated to welcoming visitors, is now paying for them to leave. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has set aside $25,000 for the costs of sending tourists away if they refuse to abide by the state’s 14-day quarantine. Outbound travel arrangements are being handled by the non-profit group Visitor Aloha Society, the

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