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Here's the latest for Thursday, July 2nd: Congress members demand Russia-Afghanistan intelligence answers; Coronavirus spreading quickly in India; California shuts down bars & museums; Delaware removes its last whipping post.
 
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Businesses are at risk of closing as local owners wait for Congress to approve a new stimulus package.

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GOP's top-ranking woman to deliver party response to SOTU

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Ore., the highest-ranking Republican woman in Congress, will give her party's official response to President Obama's State of the..
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White House Chief of Staff on the State of the Union

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'Feeling lucky': SI Sunita Maan on being invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan as corona warrior awardee

SI Sunita Maan on being invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan as coronavirus warrior awardee expressed happiness over her selection. She created awareness about COVID-19. "In lockdown, none knew about the virus. We distributed essentials and sensitizers. I feel lucky to be chosen from 1 lakh Delhi Police personnel. Can't describe the exact feeling," SI Sunita Maan said.

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Corona warriors lived mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served Indians: PM Modi [Video]

Corona warriors lived mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served Indians: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Independence Day said that corona warriors have lived the mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served the people of India. "We're going through distinct times. I can't see young children in front of me today (at Red Fort). Corona has stopped everyone. In these times of COVID, corona warriors have lived the mantra of 'Seva Parmo Dharma' and served the people of India. I express my gratitude to them," said Modi.

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Yay Or Nay? Drinking From A Water Fountain During A Pandemic [Video]

Yay Or Nay? Drinking From A Water Fountain During A Pandemic

So far, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by the water from water fountains. But according to HuffPost, experts say the virus may linger on surfaces. Therefore, it's best to avoid fountains if you can, or to limit any direct contact when using them. Filling a water bottle from a fountain, instead of drinking from it, means you won't leave saliva on the fountain. That makes it safer for you and for others.

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Meet Donald Trump, the incredibly shrinking president

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California California State in the western United States

California parents challenge school closure order

A group of Calif. parents have filed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Gavin Newsom's order barring schools from opening for in-person instruction until their counties..
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2/16: Severe winter weather chills economy; How much will federal aid help Calif. farmers?

Frequent winter storms and below average temperatures across many parts of the U.S. have caused many cities and towns to see their costs rise over budget; and,..
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CA's farmworkers risk COVID-19 to eat [Video]

CA's farmworkers risk COVID-19 to eat

Facing a devastating number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the California farming community, farmworkers say their hands are tied because without work, they can't eat. Gavino Garay has more.

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A missing wife and a wild confession. What caused a top chef to jump from a California cliff? Richard Schlesinger reports.
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Diver Warren Murray was photographing an octopus in the waters off Carmel, Calif., when the creature grabbed the camera. They wrestled for it, and, despite the..
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