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AP Top Stories July 7 AHere's the latest for Tuesday July 7th: Georgia activates National Guard; Coronavirus closes California capitol; Protests in Indiana over alleged assault of Black man; TikTok to stop operating in Hong Kong.
 
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National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper [Video]

National Guard 'did not advance' on crowd at Lafayette Park: Esper

U.S Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday told the House Armed Services Committee that the National Guard did not advance on a crowd of protesters nor did it shoot rubber bullets on June 1st.

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Coronavirus Coronavirus Subfamily of viruses in the family Coronaviridae

Coronavirus leads to unexpected reunion between two half sisters after more than a half century

A bad break and surprise case of the coronavirus led to one unlikely reunion more than a half century in the making. Chip Reid shares the story of two long-lost..
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'Will commit suicide if Ganesh idols left unsold': Bhopal sculptor's desperation amid COVID [Video]

'Will commit suicide if Ganesh idols left unsold': Bhopal sculptor's desperation amid COVID

Coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted small-scale businesses across the country. As 'Ganesh Chaturthi' approaches, sculptors in Bhopal are staring at losses due to low demand due to COVID-19. A sculptor said, "We have mortgaged money markets, relatives and jewelry. Where will we bring the money we have spent. If these idols are not sold, we will commit suicide."

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Covid: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar resumes training after 5 months [Video]

Covid: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar resumes training after 5 months

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar resumed training after more than five months. Karmakar was on a break due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The athlete was back in gym to enhance her gymnastic skills. Karmakar was seen flexing muscles to get back in action. "I am feeling glad that after over five months I came to the gym. All the gyms were shut due to coronavirus pandemic in March. I thank Tripura Sports Council for giving me training opportunity. We were undergoing online fitness training all this while," Gymnast Dipa Karmakar said. The gymnast resumed training under supervision of her coach BS Nandi. "I started giving online classes during the lockdown. As of now, the aim is to get these players back in their form," Dipa Karmakar's coach, BS Nandi said. The Coronavirus pandemic took a toll on sports activities across the world. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was also postponed until next year. The event has been scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

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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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Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia (U.S. state) State in the southeastern United States

QAnon supporter Greene wins primary in Georgia

Congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene wins a Republican primary in Georgia. Greene is a supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory who's been..
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'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger [Video]

'Squad' sweep: Omar holds off primary challenger

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar held off a well-funded challenger Tuesday and won the Democratic primary in her congressional district, putting her on track for re-election in November along with other members of the "Squad" of four liberal freshmen. Gloria Tso reports.

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QAnon backer wins congressional primary in Georgia

The northwest Georgia district is a Republican-stronghold, meaning she will be the likely winner in November.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon Supporter, Wins House Primary in Georgia

Ms. Greene’s victory came as six states were holding elections on Tuesday, with Ilhan Omar facing a well-funded primary challenge in Minnesota.
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Confederate monument removed from downtown Athens

A Confederate monument in downtown Athens, Georgia is being dismantled and removed from busy street. The monument was completed in 1872 and was built in memory..
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California California State in the western United States

California gov. hails Harris VP pick a 'proud moment'

California Governor Gavin Newsom calls the choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's vice-presidential running mate a "proud moment", a "meaningful moment for..
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Biden with Harris: 'It's a great day for America'

Joe Biden introduced his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, with the former vice president and California senator appearing for the first time..
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Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Joe Biden Picking Kamala Harris as Running Mate | THR News [Video]

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Joe Biden Picking Kamala Harris as Running Mate | THR News

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon responded to Tuesday's big political news that the California senator became the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.

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Local Matters: Kamala Harris' political roots in California

Senator Kamala Harris has made history as the first woman of color on the presidential ticket for a major political party. She is also the first Californian..
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How Joe Biden decided on Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are making their first joint campaign appearance since the California Senator joined the Democratic ticket on Tuesday. CBS News chief..
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TikTok TikTok Video-sharing application

Sarah Cooper Lands Comedy Special at Netflix | THR News [Video]

Sarah Cooper Lands Comedy Special at Netflix | THR News

Sarah Cooper, who has broken out during the pandemic on TikTok for her Trump impersonations, including her viral "How to Medical" video, has landed a variety special at Netflix.

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Survey finds more than half of all Americans back potential ban on TikTok

A new Harris Poll sheds light on how Americans feel about the President's plans to ban TikTok if it's not sold by Sept. 15.

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U.S. ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores [Video]

U.S. ban on TikTok could cut it off from app stores

President Donald Trump's executive order banning China's TikTok could prevent U.S. app stores from offering the popular short-video app and make advertising on the platform illegal, according to a White House document seen by Reuters. Libby Hogan reports.

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Selena Gomez Invites Everyone To Her Virtual Movie Premiere [Video]

Selena Gomez Invites Everyone To Her Virtual Movie Premiere

Selena Gomez is inviting everyone to the virtual premiere of her new movie, "This Is The Year." The actress co-stars with David Henrie in the film. The film is also Henrie's directorial feature debut and focuses on a guy who meets his dream girl at a music festival. Gomez and Henrie co-starred on the Disney Channel hit show "Wizards of Waverly Place" from 2007 to 2012. The digital premiere will be held on August 28 and hosted by TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D'Amelio.

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Hong Kong Hong Kong Special administrative region of China

Hong Kong lawmaker says, "I don't know how I can protect myself"

"We were supposed to have rule of law. But now it's rule by law, or even rule by fear," pro-democracy legislator Tanya Chan told CBS News.
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Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai freed on bail amid Hong Kong crackdown [Video]

Pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai freed on bail amid Hong Kong crackdown

Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai was released on bail over a day after he and other critics of China were rounded up by police as part of a widening crackdown on dissent.View on euronews

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China imposes sanctions on 11 Americans, including 6 Republican lawmakers

China announced sanctions on 11 Americans for their critical views of Hong Kong. Six Republican lawmakers are on the list, including Senators Marco Rubio and Ted..
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"Fight on!": Pro-democracy media mogul released in Hong Kong

Jimmy Lai implored staffers of his Apple Daily newspaper to keep publishing the kinds of stories that infuriate Beijing – and that led to his arrest.
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Trump Calls Biden Weak On China But Refuses To Condemn China's Current Actions Himself [Video]

Trump Calls Biden Weak On China But Refuses To Condemn China's Current Actions Himself

In a pair of interviews on Tuesday, President Donald Trump railed against his competitor. He attacked Biden for being weak on China... but stopped short himself, reports CNN. Trump refuses to condemn China's repression of its Uyghur ethnic minority. He has also avoided commenting on China's crackdown on political freedoms in Hong Kong. "China will own the United States if this election is lost by Donald Trump." Trump, referring to himself in the third person.

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Indiana Indiana State of the eastern central United States

Deadly derecho leaves path of destruction across Midwest, 1 million without power

A derecho lashed through Illinois, Indiana and Iowa, flipping cars, downing trees, causing widespread property damage and knocking out power.

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Powerful storm leaves devastation across Midwest

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds and with power similar to an inland hurricane swept through the Midwest on Monday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, and..
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Unusual ‘Derecho’ Storms Rip Through Midwest

The powerful storms, which covered hundreds of miles, brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour to Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Indiana.
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Mom's viral Facebook post about Indiana football player's COVID-19 issues serves as warning

Debbie Rucker, the mother of Indiana freshman Brady Feeney, says the lineman could face heart issues after a long, tough battle with COVID-19.

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