FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, people wear masks while exercising at a gym in Los Angeles. On Thursday, July 9, 2020, the World Heal

WHO says indoor airborne spread of coronavirus is possible

The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

589 new COVID-19 cases as Minnesota passes 40,000 mark

July 9
Commuters embark on a light-rail train at the Nicollet Mall station during the morning rush hour.
In the past week, the number of COVID-19 cases among people in their 20s increased 13%.
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Live: Latest updates and what you need to know about COVID-19

July 10
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As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak.
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Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visas

International students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America.
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July 10
Patty Secrest held a small urn with part of the ashes of her partner of 18 years, Don Lydick, in her Stillwater home. Both Secrest and Lydick were hos

After the virus, hellish recovery

Hospitals are reporting better-than-expected survival rates but worse-than-expected complications even after patients have technically recovered.
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July 10

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening…
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July 10

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag.
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July 10
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 10, 2020, before boarding Marin

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump's campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag.
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July 10

The Latest: China rejects food imports after virus detected

New coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in China, and authorities are turning their attention to concerns that the virus could spread through imported food.
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July 10

Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term

Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled.
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July 10
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a discussion, that also included Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, about safely reopening Americ

Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate

The White House seating chart spoke volumes.
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July 10

NY eases visitor ban aimed at curbing virus in nursing homes

Certain nursing homes in New York can allow visitors — with restrictions — starting July 15 as the state eases a ban aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 among vulnerable elderly residents.
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July 10

US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

Determined to proceed with the first federal execution in nearly two decades, the Justice Department plans to appeal a judge's ruling that would halt authorities from carrying it out on Monday.
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July 10

Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'

Urgent calls for field hospitals. Cars lined up for hours at drive-thru testing centers. Bars boarded up and grocery stores enforcing masks.
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July 10

Church singing ban strikes sour note with California pastor

Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he's drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.
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July 10

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they…
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July 10

American Airlines threatens to cancel some Boeing Max orders

American Airlines is warning Boeing that it could cancel some overdue orders for the grounded 737 Max unless the plane maker helps line up new financing for the jets, according to people familiar with the discussions.
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July 10

Trump threatens to pull tax exemption for schools, colleges

In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening…
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July 10

Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage

A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law.
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July 10

Walz formally calls special session to convene Monday

Gov. Tim Walz on Friday formally called a special legislative session to convene on Monday, and he urged lawmakers to work together to pass the police accountability and public works bills that they were unable to agree on last month.
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July 10

Minnesota care centers to let 'essential caregivers' visit

Minnesotans who qualify to be designated as "essential caregivers" will be allowed to visit family members in senior living centers under new guidance Friday from the state health department, which loosens restrictions that have kept loved ones under a near-lockdown for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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July 10

Ex-Trump fixer Cohen returned to prison where sentence began

President Donald Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was transferred to the same federal lockup in Otisville where he was serving time for tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance crimes before the coronavirus pandemic prompted his early release, his attorney said Friday.
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July 10
Mississippi legislators, staff and Capitol employees took advantage of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center July 6 on the Capitol grounds in Jackson,

Mississippi seeing big virus outbreak in state legislature

Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and Senate floor. People standing close to each other and talking, sometimes leaning in to whisper, without a mask in sight.