Rick Renteria acknowledges “unique situation” with Zach Collins’ playing time

Rick Renteria walks back to the dugout during a game last month in Cleveland. | AP Photos Before Friday, Collins had played in just five games with 10 at-bats. No, that’s likely not how the Sox envisioned developing the former first-round pick, but not much in 2020 is how anybody envisioned. In an ideal world, […]

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Kansas House speaker had coronavirus; governor to get tested

A top Republican legislator in Kansas was hospitalized last month after testing positive for the novel coronavirus and didn’t disclose it to colleagues until this week By JOHN HANNA Associated Press August 7, 2020, 2:48 AM 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TOPEKA, Kan. — A top Republican legislator in Kansas […]

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How NYC plans to restart TV, film and stage productions

As New York prepares for TV and film production to gradually resume next month, the city’s entertainment chief is keeping her focus on efforts to help the Broadway and live events sector, which still face an uncertain road to recovery. In the latest episode of Variety podcast “Strictly Business,” Anne del Castillo, commissioner of the […]

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Lawsuit Demands Sign Language at White House Virus Briefings

ImagePresident Trump’s coronavirus briefings, which he suspended in April and revived this month, do not include an American Sign Language interpreter.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans have sued the White House, arguing that the lack of a sign language interpreter at President Trump’s coronavirus briefings violates […]

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Mexico’s students to be homeschooled with television instead of in-person classes

Schools in Mexico will not reopen for the new academic year later this month, and children will instead be homeschooled using television during the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s education secretary said Monday. Secretary Esteban Moctezuma Barragán said the government struck a deal with the country’s largest television networks to bring educational instruction to Mexico’s 30 million […]

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Worries about 2020 census’ accuracy grow with cut schedule

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count’s deadlines stalls in the U.S. Senate. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change will miss hard-to-count communities, including minorities and immigrants, and […]

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Census ending data collection for 2020 count a month early

The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count’s deadlines stalls in the U.S. Senate. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say the change will miss hard-to-count communities, including minorities and immigrants, and […]

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Covid Tests and Quarantines: Colleges Brace for an Uncertain Fall

This month, many colleges around the country plan to welcome back thousands of students into something they hope will resemble normal campus life. But they face challenges unlike any other American institution — containing the coronavirus among a young, impulsive population that not only studies together, but lives together, parties together, and, if decades of […]

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Alienated by Trump, Suburban Voters Sour on G.O.P. in Battle for the House

BALLWIN, Mo. — For Heather Vaughn, a substitute teacher and graduate student, the decision last month to place the black sign with colorful lettering in her front yard — the one that said, “Black Lives Matter” and “Science is Real” — felt like an act of courage. In previous years, such a placard might have […]

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Rent’s due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1. Many left jobless by the crisis are already behind on payments. And the arrival of August brings new anxieties. A supplemental $600 in weekly federal unemployment […]

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Camilo Villegas: 5 Things To Know About Golfer Whose Daughter, 22 Mos., Died Of Cancer

Camilo Villegas’ daughter Mia sadly died on July 26, one month after he revealed she was undergoing treatment for malignant tumors on her brain and spine. Here are five things you should know about him. Camilo Villegas, 38, and his wife Maria are grieving the heartbreaking loss of their 22-month-old daughter Mia after she tragically […]

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Trump says he won’t throw out first pitch at Yankees game

President Trump won’t be throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium next month after all. Trump tweeted Sunday that he wouldn’t be able to make the trip because of his “strong focus” on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy. Trump said in the tweet: “We will make it later in the season!” He had […]

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Regis Philbin: 5 Things About The Legendary Television Host Who Died At 88

Regis Philbin died of natural causes just a month before his 89th birthday. Learn more about the longtime talkshow host who was best known for hosting ‘Live!’ with Kelly Ripa & Kathie Lee Gifford! Regis Philbin passed away at 88 years old on Friday, July 24. “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved […]

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Regis Philbin Dead At 88: Longtime Television Host Dies Of Natural Causes

Regis Philbin has died at the age of 88 on July 24, his family confirmed. The sad news comes one month before his 89th birthday. Regis Philbin has sadly died. “We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday,” […]

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Malaysia’s June CPI falls 1.9% year-on-year, in line with forecast

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s economy remained in deflationary territory for the fourth month in a row in June, with the consumer price index (CPI) falling 1.9% from a year earlier, government data showed on Wednesday. The drop in the CPI was in line with the median forecast among 12 economists surveyed by Reuters. In […]

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Lightfoot enlists sports teams in full-court-press to convince young people to stop risky behavior

Young people gather at Lake Michigan earlier this month. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times The mayor has tried just about everything to convince young people to wear masks and stop socializing in large groups. Now, she’s joining Chicago sports franchises in a marketing campaign called, “We Are All One Home Team.” Mayor Lori Lightfoot is enlisting […]

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Worried About Crowded Planes? Know Where Your Airline Stands

As air travel has ticked up in the last month, airlines have divided into two camps: those blocking strategic seats to offer more space, and those willing to fill planes to capacity. In the latter camp, United Airlines never instituted limits and continues to sell all available seats as demand allows. As of July 1, […]

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Black Children Are More Likely to Die After Surgery Than White Peers, Study Shows

Black children are more than three times as likely to die within a month of surgery as white children, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday. Disparities in surgical outcomes between Black and white patients have been well established, with researchers attributing some of the difference to higher rates of chronic […]

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Disgraced ex-Rep. Fattah released from federal prison, will serve rest of sentence at home or halfway house

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., was released from a federal lockup near Scranton last month to serve the rest of his sentence in either a halfway house or under house arrest in Philadelphia, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has confirmed. Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat who served 20 years in Congress, was convicted in 2016 of misusing more […]

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The Pandemic Has Pushed Aside City Planning Rules. But to Whose Benefit?

ImageA closed-off street in Oakland in April.Credit…Jeff Chiu/Associated Press One month into the coronavirus crisis this spring, Oakland, Calif., began to restrict car traffic on some streets — ultimately on 21 miles of them — to create outdoor space for residents who suddenly had nowhere else to go. Other cities have also responded with remarkably […]

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U.S. Rep. John Lewis, civil rights icon, dies at age 80

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, talks with reporters last month. | AP file The Georgia congressman had been treated for pancreatic cancer. ATLANTA — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long […]

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Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock has had more on his mind than baseball

AJ Pollock tested positive for the novel coronavirus about a month ago. He felt symptoms for two days. Headaches. Body aches. Congestion. He lost his sense of smell and taste. “I had good ice cream that someone sent me,” Pollock said, “and it was just a waste of time because I couldn’t taste it.” The […]

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