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Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots

Experts who run the US COVID Atlas say many current COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders. They say that's because different governments have taken different approaches to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes regions in Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi, which are effectively separated by the Mississippi River.

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'Government needed a villain': Louisiana lawmaker equates coronavirus mask mandates to Holocaust

Louisiana GOP state Rep. Danny McCormick called coronavirus mask mandates an assault on liberty: "Now is the time to push back before it's too late.'

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Should Bars Reopen? [Video]

Should Bars Reopen?

The U.S. national tally of COVID-19 cases stands at more than 2.4 million with nearly 125, 000 deaths. According to Gizmodo, a spike in cases happened when a number of states decided to reopen. Now states like Florida and Texas are reclosing bars or banning the consumption of alcohol at its bars. Kaiser Health News reported that bars in Idaho, Louisiana, Wisconsin and Florida are linked to coronavirus outbreaks.

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Rapper Hurricane Chris Facing Murder Charges [Video]

Rapper Hurricane Chris Facing Murder Charges

CNN reports Hurricane Chris is facing a murder charge in Shreveport, Louisiana. Around 1 a.m. Friday, a man was fatally shot at a Texaco convenience store. The man was identified by the local coroner's office as Danzeria O. Farris Jr., 32, of Shreveport. Police said the man died of his wounds at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Hospital. The 31-year-old rapper's real name is Christopher J. Dooley. He rose to fame in 2007, and was identified as a suspect in the shooting.

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California California State in the western United States

Glee star Naya Rivera 'saved son' before drowning, police say [Video]

Glee star Naya Rivera 'saved son' before drowning, police say

US police say Naya River "boosted son into boat" before she drowned at a California lake.

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As COVID Grows, California Shuts Down Again [Video]

As COVID Grows, California Shuts Down Again

California’s governor on Monday clamped new restrictions on businesses, reports HuffPost. The rules also include the state’s two largest school districts, Los Angeles and San Diego. He stated children would not return to class as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations soared. Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, ordered another round of shutdowns. “It’s incumbent upon all of us to recognize soberly that COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, until there is a vaccine and/or an effective therapy.

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In CA: $320,000 in overtime when your base salary is $25,000; It's the life in the LADWP

Gov. Gavin Newsom calls it a dimmer switch, but for many Golden State businesses, it's lights out. Again. And it's a good gig if you can get it — a security..
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Body found in CA identified as Glee star Rivera [Video]

Body found in CA identified as Glee star Rivera

[NFA] The body of "Glee" actress Naya Rivera has been discovered at Lake Piru near Los Angeles, the Ventura County Sheriff said on Monday. Gavino Garay has more.

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Boy, It's A Hot One: Death Valley Sets 2020 World Record [Video]

Boy, It's A Hot One: Death Valley Sets 2020 World Record

If you like to summer in Death Valley, California, you're tougher and braver than most. And according to Gizmodo, things are downright ridiculous right now. On Sunday, Furnace Creek's weather station registered a high of 128 degrees Fahrenheit, or 52.8 degrees Celsius. That’s a degree shy of the all-time hottest reliable temperature ever recorded on Earth. Which, incidentally, was recorded in Death Valley in 2013. The record heat isn't just in Death Valley. Closer to the U.S.

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