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Coronavirus updates: California governor urges county to lock down; Trump administration will fund Texas testing sites

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Coronavirus cases shot up in states across the country this week as the U.S. saw its highest single-day increase in cases. The latest news Saturday.
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Simon Cowell Uses Dreadful Accident To Deliver Sage Words Of Advice [Video]

Simon Cowell Uses Dreadful Accident To Deliver Sage Words Of Advice

British talent judge Simon Cowell has been hospitalized for an accident in which he broke his back. According to CNN, Cowell's spokeswoman said the former 'American Idol' judge broke his back in several places while testing a new electric bike. Cowell tweeted his thanks to hospital staff and well-wishers and reminded first-time electric bike users to read the manual first. The accident took place in the courtyard of Cowell's home in Malibu, California.

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California's top public health official resigns

The glitch caused up to 300,000 records to be backlogged, according to the California Health and Human Services Secretary.
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When will Disneyland reopen? COVID-19 surge keeps California theme parks in limbo

It's unlikely that the Anaheim, California, park will reopen anytime soon. The state leads the nation in coronavirus cases, with more than 550,000.

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Donald Trump Donald Trump 45th president of the United States

White House: states can access aid in week or two

Governors were scrambling Monday to determine if they could implement President Donald Trump's executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance..
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Trump whisked away after shooting outside WH [Video]

Trump whisked away after shooting outside WH

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly interrupted by the Secret Service moments after his coronavirus news conference began, to later come back to the podium to say there had been a shooting outside the White House fence. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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Trump escorted out of briefing room after shooting

US President Donald Trump was abruptly taken out of the White House briefing room on Monday because of a nearby shooting. He returned to the briefing room after..
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Secret Service interrupts Trump after shooting outside WH [Video]

Secret Service interrupts Trump after shooting outside WH

U.S. President Donald Trump was abruptly whisked out of the White House briefing room on Monday after reports of a shooting outside the White House. Trump later returned to the podium and said he did not know if it was a threat towards him.

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Trump says Secret Service shot armed suspect outside the White House

President Trump says an armed suspect was shot by the Secret Service outside the White House Monday. It happened right in the middle of his press briefing. CBS..
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Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers [Video]

Covid update: Pranab Mukherjee infected; WHO on virus; Yediyurappa recovers

From former Indian President getting infected to Karnataka Chief Minister recovering from Covid-19, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Mukherjee requested people who came in contact with him to self-isolate. World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is a need to “suppress, suppress, suppress” the virus. Tedros said there is still hope of conquering Covid-19. Over 90% Covid-19 patients in Delhi have recovered, according to the latest statistics. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the people of Delhi are slowly and steadily defeating corona. Also, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was on Monday discharged from hospital after he recovered from Covid-19. Meanwhile, Paris made it mandatory for tourists to wear a mask in outdoor spaces. WHO chief praised Paris’ move and called it “strong and precise”. Watch the full video for more details.

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Independence Day 2020: Security tightened, Armed Forces band wows spectators [Video]

Independence Day 2020: Security tightened, Armed Forces band wows spectators

Delhi police stepped up security in  and around the capital ahead of the Independence day celebration on August 15. Police were seen checking vehicles in the India gate and Connaught place region. Similar checks are also underway in other regions of the capital. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Indian Armed Forces (Tri-Service) Band gave a musical performance at the North Block. The Defence Ministry has said that the Independence Day event will be marked by musical performances by the bands from the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force. 'These performances are intended as gestures of gratitude and appreciation of the nation towards the Corona warriors who have been steadfastly fighting to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in the country even at the risk of their lives,' said the Ministry of Defence in a press statement. Military and Police Bands will also perform in Imphal, Bhopal and Jhansi on August 12. The final performance of the series will be held on August 13 in Lucknow, Faizabad, Shilong, Madurai and Champaran, it stated. Watch the full video for all the details.

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Covid update: 100 virus-free days of New Zealand; Amit Shah's next test [Video]

Covid update: 100 virus-free days of New Zealand; Amit Shah's next test

From the testing of Union Home minister Amit Shah, to New Zealand completing 100 days without domestic transmission of the virus - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Shah is likely to be tested for Covid infection again in the next couple of days. He is currently admitted in a private hospital, Medanta, in Haryana's Gurugram. He reportedly continues to be asymptomatic and is working from his hospital bed. Maharashtra saw another big jump in cases with over 12,200 new infections being reported. This took the state's total tally past the 5.15 lakh-mark. In Madhya Pradesh, minister Vishvas Sarang tested positive for Covid infection. The news came just days after MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was discharged from hospital after recovering from the disease. India has so far reported a total of 21.53 lakh Covid cases with over 43,300 deaths. A little over 6.28 lakh cases are active, while over 14.8 lakh patients have been discharged. In international news, Paris has tightened rules regarding wearing of face masks. The French capital has reportedly made masks mandatory in certain crowded areas for people aged 11 and above. In the neighbouring United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson called reopening of schools in September the government's moral responsibility. Watch the full video for other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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Your Hot-Weather Guide to Coronavirus, Air-Conditioning and Airflow

Indoor air is riskier than outdoor air. So what do you do if it’s really hot out?
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Frontier CEO says CDC should update coronavirus travel advice: 'Flying is not dangerous'

The CDC says travel increases the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. It also says most viruses don't spread easily on flights.

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Texas Texas State in the southern United States

Democrats eye elusive presidential prize: Texas [Video]

Democrats eye elusive presidential prize: Texas

[NFA] For the first time in 25 years a Democratic presidential candidate is running TV ads specifically targeting Texas, and Democrats say even a small investment in the Lone Star state could boost down-ballot contests and force Republicans to shift resources from other battlegrounds. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road [Video]

Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road

With a novel coronavirus case count nearing five million, the United States now holds about a quarter of all the COVID-19 cases in the world. According to CNN, more than,162,000 Americans have died in the pandemic so far. As of this week, five states account for more than 40% of US infections: California, Florida, Texas, New York, and Georgia. The pandemic shows no sign of slowing. However, that hasn't stopped the surge of school districts across the country from planning to re-open schools.

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Texas woman convicted in husband's murder: "He wasn't supposed to die"

The woman at the center of a case prosecutors say was all about "sex, lies, money, and murder" tells "48 Hours" what happened the night of the murder.
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Texas Prison Has More COVID-19 Cases Than 85% Of US Counties [Video]

Texas Prison Has More COVID-19 Cases Than 85% Of US Counties

A low-security men's prison in Texas presents a cautionary tale about the danger of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in congregate living settings. CNN reports the former holding facility for WWII Japanese and German detainees is the hardest-hit federal prison in the United States. The Bureau of Prisons says more than 1,300 of the roughly 1,750 prisoners at FCI Seagoville prison and camp have tested positive for the virus. Put another way, that's a stunning three out of every four inmates.

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Ex-Angels employee charged in player's drug death

Prosecutors in Texas say a former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose..
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