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Nevada regulators OK company buying Caesars…

Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17 billion deal creating a gambling giant with properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries

Jawbone Of Juvenile Dinosaur Found In Alaska

A partial jawbone that belonged to a juvenile dromaeosaurid dinosaur was found in Alaska.

Key Impeachment Witness Alexander Vindman Retires…

His attorney said Vindman was leaving amid a retaliatory campaign from President Trump after testifying in the impeachment inquiry.

Ivy League Drops the Hammer on All Sports

The Ivy League has scrapped all its sports until at least January—a move that throws Division I college football into question with preseason games only weeks away, CBS Sports reports. Ivy League presidents said Wednesday that due to "the continued spread of the virus," they couldn't create an intercollegiate...

California Gov: 50,000 hospital beds now available

California now has hospital capacity to treat 50,000 COVID-19 patients, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. Newsom made the announcement as the state recorded one of its largest one-day totals of new positive cases. (July 8)

Who Is Mukesh Ambani?

Indian businessman Mukesh Ambani is worth $68.4 billion. Business Insider says he's the richest person in India and all of Asia. What do we know about him? Ambani is the chairman and largest shareholder of oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries. He is almost four times richer than the second-richest person in India. He and his family live in a 27-story skyscraper in Mumbai that cost an estimated $1 billion to build. Ambani gets approximately $31,202 richer every minute. His income in 2018 was 7.2 million times the average annual salary in India.

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Country band Lady A files suit against singer…

Grammy-winning country group Lady A has filed a lawsuit against a Black singer who has been performing as Lady A as well

5 Ways to Manage Conflicts Caused by Social…

5 Ways to Manage Conflicts Caused by Social Distancing As the United States continues to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of opinions have formed over what is and isn’t safe. Different stances have caused issues between families, friends and even communities. Here are five ways to help manage conflicts that may arise over how to handle social distancing and safety precautions. 1. If you’re not seeing eye-to-eye with someone over their choices, take a moment and empathize with them. Even if your perspectives don’t align, it’s important to take their feelings into consideration and remain level-headed. 2. Communicate clearly. If you make your expectations for an outing known from the beginning, it will help you avoid conflict later on. 3. Although it may be easy to justify going to a group gathering because you’re already making trips for essentials, remember to stick to your values. 4. With tensions running high, it’s easy to take canceled plans and snide comments more personally than you usually would. Take a deep breathe and remember that different people are comfortable with different things; it’s not about you. 5. If you find yourself being pressured to participate in social activities, try to think outside the box and find a safer alternative.

How Telling People To Cheer Up Can Be A Form Of…

Some people are committed to looking on the bright side of every situation, no matter how grim. But according to HuffPost, that same healthy mindset can sometimes go too far, devolving into something called 'toxic positivity.' It’s the belief that if we ignore difficult emotions and the parts of our life that aren’t working as well, we’ll be much happier.” Heather Monroe, LCSW Director of Program Development, Newport Institute. Unblinking optimism and shutting the door on negative feelings doesn’t make them go away; if anything, it exacerbates them. Toxic positivity can encourage a person to remain silent about their struggles. However, isolation actually fuels these emotional issues. What's the solution? Accept that it's okay to recognize that multiple complex emotions can exist in you all at once. You can be devastated at the loss of life from COVID-19, or the brutal reality of systemic racism, and still enjoy spending more time at home. Once you've identified your feelings, take action to take care of yourself in a healthy, loving way.

Here's the Story Behind Mary Trump's Book

In line for a copy of Mary Trump's tell-all memoir ? You'll want to see a New York Times article about the family squabbles and drag-out financial rows that inspired President Trump's niece to write it. Seems the president's father, Fred Trump Sr., hated Mary's mother and blamed her for...

Hurricane-protected Dali Museum

Built in one of the most vulnerable areas to hurricanes in the country, the Dali Museum was built above code to protect priceless works of art inside created by surrealist painter Salvador Dali.

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines…

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.

Maryland governor: probably time to change…

Maryland Gov_ Larry Hogan says he believes the name of Washington's professional football team “probably should be changed.”

Trump: Lopez Obradoro rapport 'against all odds'

U.S. and Mexican businessmen and women joined President Donald Trump and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico for a working dinner at the White House Wednesday. Trump said his relationship with López Obrador was "against all odds." (July 8)

Trump Threatens School Funding Over Reopening

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be issuing revised guidelines on reopening schools—hours after President Trump slammed the CDC's current guidance, which includes mask-wearing and social distancing, as "very tough & expensive." "While they want them open, they are asking...

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Lawyer: TSA makes changes after whistleblower's…

The TSA has made some changes at airport security checkpoints after a whistleblower inside the agency complained about poor protection against the coronavirus

Loaned Jacket Contained $75K Lottery Ticket

A man in Ontario, Canada recently found his long-forgotten lottery ticket in the pocket a jacket he’d loaned to a friend months prior.

Audit Finds Facebook Made 'Devastating…

The audit stresses that the way Facebook handled some of President Trump's posts may set a precedent where politicians routinely exploit the platform.

6-Week Lockdown Begins in City With 860 Active…

Around 5 million Australians are now back under a strict lockdown after a resurgence in coronavirus cases in the country's second-largest city. As of midnight Wednesday, Melbourne residents will only be allowed to leave their homes for essential business, reports Reuters . The restrictions will be in place for at least...

Fauci "cautiously optimistic" over virus vaccine

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's leading infectious disease expert, says he is cautiously optimistic a vaccine "with some degree" of effectiveness will be successfully developed by the beginning of 2021. (8 July)

West Says He's Okay Taking Votes From Biden

Rapper and business mogul Kanye West has provided more details about his surprise bid for the presidency. In an interview with Forbes West said that he was OK taking Black voters from Democratic candidate Joe Biden. "To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy," West told Forbes. He said that though he no longer supports President Donald Trump, he would not run against him as a Republican. Instead, Business Insider said he said he is creating his own political party: The Birthday Party.

Delle Donne waiting to hear from WNBA medical…

WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is waiting to have her case heard by the league’s independent panel of doctors to see if she’ll be medically excused for the season, according to Washington Mystics

Kanye West Says He No Longer Supports Trump

Kanye West Says He No Longer Supports Trump The rapper opened up in a wide-ranging interview with 'Forbes.' Kanye West, via 'Forbes' West, who recently declared he is running for president in 2020, adds that his candidacy is not a stunt. He explained that his White House organizational model is based on the fictitious country of Wakanda from the movie 'Black Panther.' West also revealed that he had the coronavirus in February. Kanye West, via 'Forbes' West also said he is not interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccine when one is made available. Kanye West, via 'Forbes' Kanye West, via 'Forbes'

Alarming New Study Warns COVID-19 May Cause…

A new study from the UK suggests the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a wave of brain damage in infected patients. Experts at the University College London found COVID-19 could cause neurological complications including stroke, nerve damage, and brain inflammation. According to CNN, such complications could arise even if the patients didn't show severe respiratory symptoms associated with the disease. The virus that causes COVID-19 was not found in the patients' brain fluid, meaning the virus does not appear to directly attack the brain. One theory is that the complications are indirectly triggered by an immune response from the patient's body -- not from the virus itself. The researchers say follow-up studies will be necessary to understand the potential long-term neurological consequences of the pandemic.

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SF Lawmaker: CAREN Act 'Is the CAREN We Need'

A San Francisco lawmaker wants to deploy "CAREN" against people making racially motivated calls to 911. Supervisor Shamann Walton introduced the ordinance Wednesday, calling it the "CAREN Act," for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The San Francisco Chronicle describes the name as an "apparent nod to the popularized slang name...

Gusty winds and hail hit West Virginia

Strong winds accompanied by hail swept through Jefferson County, West Virginia, on July 7.

9% of Meatpacking Workers Have Been Diagnosed…

9% of Meatpacking Workers Have Been Diagnosed With COVID-19, CDC Reports The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says workers from facilities in 14 states have been affected. The health agency adds that as of May 31, COVID-19 has been linked to 86 employee deaths. 28 state health departments provided information for the CDC's analysis. Meatpacking plants have faced pressure to stay open and provide food amid the pandemic. Workers must be in close contact for long periods of time. The process makes social distancing guidelines almost impossible to follow. Throughout nearly two dozen states, over 16,200 workers have contracted the coronavirus. The CDC also reveals that safety precautions are being followed in most work areas, but are not being implemented in others. A survey says 86 out of 111 plants are enforcing face mask rules for employees. Only 41 are giving out COVID-19 tests, and 69 have installed barriers.