Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts

An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor’s offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most voters. And a medical student in Rhode Island has […]

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‘If We Get It, We Chose to Be Here’: Despite Virus, Thousands Converge on Sturgis for Huge Rally

STURGIS, S.D. — Tens of thousands of motorcyclists roared into the western South Dakota community of Sturgis on Friday, lining Main Street from end to end, for the start of an annual rally that kicked off despite objections from residents and with little regard for a public health emergency ravaging the world. It could have […]

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Group sends hundreds of thousands of ‘potentially misleading’ ballot applications

A voter registration group is sending hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots to voters in states that do not automatically mail the ballot applications themselves. The Center for Voter Information, a 501(c)4 nonprofit advocacy organization, is responsible for the mail-in ballot applications, in an apparent attempt to promote the voting method President Trump […]

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Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

Thousands of bikers are pouring into the small South Dakota city of Sturgis as the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally rumbles to life despite fears it could lead to a massive coronavirus outbreak By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press August 7, 2020, 7:50 PM 5 min read STURGIS, S.D. — Thousands of bikers poured into the small […]

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A New Hampshire Poet Laureate Lifts Her City’s Covid-19 Advisories

They arrive each week. Words of light encouragement. Moments to reflect. On Sundays, thousands of residents of Portsmouth, N.H., find a poem nestled inside the city’s Covid-19 newsletter. The poems, written by Tammi J. Truax, the city’s poet laureate, help offset the gloom of the pandemic while giving residents a chance to pause briefly and […]

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Video shows huge explosion rocking central Beirut

A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut, injuring thousands of people and blowing out windows in buildings across the city. The blast near the port in the Lebanese capital sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away. At least […]

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Thousands remain evacuated from Southern California wildfire

Thousands of people remain under evacuation orders early Monday after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size and forced crews to battle flames in triple-digit heat By The Associated Press August 3, 2020, 8:52 AM 2 min read BANNING, Calif. — Evacuation orders remained in place early Monday for thousands of […]

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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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Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfire grows

Thousands of people are under evacuation orders after a wildfire in mountains east of Los Angeles exploded in size as crews battle the flames in triple-digit heat By The Associated Press August 2, 2020, 7:54 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BANNING, Calif. — Thousands of people were under evacuation […]

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Thousands gather for ‘end of the pandemic’ protest in Berlin, ignore coronavirus safety measures

Thousands gathered in Berlin on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions as authorities raise concerns about a rise in new infections. MATT SCHLAPP ACCUSES FAUCI OF ‘PLAYING INTO THE POLITICS’ OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC The demonstration, called “The end of the pandemic – freedom day,” drew people from various parts of Germany after weeks of planning. Police used […]

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Amazon given go ahead to launch thousands of satellites to boost internet access worldwide

© Reuters. Amazon given go ahead to launch thousands of satellites to boost internet access worldwide Amazon (NASDAQ:) was on Thursday granted regulatory approval to create a satellite constellation as part of a $10 billion (€8.4 billion) project to provide affordable internet to underserved communities around the world. Amazon’s Project Kuiper will compete with the […]

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Americans flocking to New Zealand immigration website in hopes of avoiding coronavirus: report

Thousands of Americans have visited New Zealand’s immigration website hoping to escape and ride out the coronavirus pandemic on the island — with a US citizen visiting the site at a rate of once every 30 seconds last month, new data shows. More than 250,000 US natives have flocked to the country’s official immigration website to investigate […]

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Tyson Foods to increase virus testing in US meat plants

Tyson Foods says it plans to administer thousands of coronavirus tests per week at its U.S. facilities under an expanded effort to protect its workers By DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business Writer July 30, 2020, 11:00 AM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article Tyson Foods says it plans to administer thousands of […]

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As the Pandemic Forced Layoffs, C.E.O.s Gave Up Little

When the pandemic prompted companies to furlough or lay off thousands of employees, some chief executives decided to show solidarity by forgoing some of their pay. But it turns out that their sacrifice was minimal. A survey of some 3,000 public companies shows that the cuts — which, so far, have come in the form […]

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Portland: Big protest crowds again over US agents’ presence

Thousands of people gathered in Portland, Oregon, for another night of protests Saturday as demonstrations over George Floyd’s killing and the presence of federal agents sent by President Donald Trump showed no signs of abating Crowds began to march toward the city’s federal courthouse around 9:15 p.m. A big group of demonstrators in the North […]

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Federal agents use tear gas to clear rowdy Portland protest

Thousands of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, into the early hours Saturday, shooting fireworks at the building as plumes of tear gas dispensed by U.S. agents, lingered above. The demonstration went until federal agents entered the crowd around 2:30 a.m. and marched in a line down the street, clearing remaining protesters […]

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Thousands in Russia border city protest arrest of governor in challenge to Putin

Tens of thousands of people marched Saturday across the Russian city of Khabarovsk on the border with China to protest the arrest of the regional governor on murder charges, continuing a wave of protests that has lasted for two weeks in a challenge to the Kremlin. Sergei Furgal has been in a Moscow jail since […]

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Why Everyone’s Talking the ‘Green Banana’ Off Florida’s Coast

Sprinkled across the ocean floor, invisible from the surface, are hundreds — or maybe thousands — of sink holes. These “blue holes,” as scientists call them, do not swallow up everything incapable of fighting their gravitational force, like their black hole cousins. But to those who study them, they are still nearly as intriguing. This […]

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Huge Portland protest crowds, standoff with feds go on

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets for another night of protests Friday, the same day a U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during chaotic demonstrations that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. By 8 p.m. a few hundred people, most […]

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Huge Portland protest crowds, standoff with feds go on

Thousands of people gathered in Portland streets for another night of protests Friday, the same day a U.S. judge denied Oregon’s request to restrict federal agents’ actions when they arrest people during chaotic demonstrations that have roiled the city and pitted local officials against the Trump administration. By 8 p.m. a few hundred people, most […]

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Instacart user data reportedly for sale on dark web at $2 per account

Illicit merchants are selling personal data for thousands of Instacart users on the dark web at bargain-bin prices, a new report says. Information for as many as 278,531 of the grocery delivery service’s accounts — including names, order histories, email addresses and partial credit card numbers — was on sale in two dark web stores […]

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Twitter Takedown Targets QAnon Accounts

OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter said Tuesday evening that it had removed thousands of accounts that spread messages about the conspiracy theories known as QAnon, saying their messages could lead to harm and violated Twitter policy. Twitter said it would also block trends related to the loose network of QAnon conspiracy theories from appearing in its […]

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Thousands to walk off job to protest racial inequality

Organizers of a national workers strike say tens of thousands are set to walk off the job Monday morning in more than two dozen U.S. cities, to protest systemic racism and economic inequality that has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic By AARON MORRISON Associated Press July 20, 2020, 4:08 AM 5 min read Share […]

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UK police: Illegal rave saw thousands pack former airfield, ‘too big to stop’

Thousands of people attended a rave at a disused Royal Air Force station in the United Kingdom, with police struggling to shut it down, according to officials. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday night at the former RAF Charmy Down airfield, some three miles outside the English city of Bath. Upwards of 3,000 people were in attendance at […]

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Marco Rubio Tweets Photo of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Remembrance

Like thousands of other Americans, Senator Marco Rubio took to social media on Saturday to mourn the death of Representative John Lewis, a venerated figure of the civil rights movement. “It was an honor to know & be blessed with the opportunity to serve in Congress with John Lewis a genuine and historic American hero,” […]

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Lyft giving out car shields to protect drivers from coronavirus

Lyft plans to distribute thousands of car partitions in an expanded effort to protect drivers from the coronavirus. The ride-hailing giant will provide 60,000 drivers with polycarbonate shields to install between the front and rear seats of their cars, it said Friday. Lyft plans to give them out in 30 US regions over the coming […]

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