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Trump’s poll numbers improve amid intensifying protests

Thousands of protesters have filled the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, following the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was partially paralyzed after a white officer fired seven shots into his back as he climbed into his car, fleeing arrest.

Education

Back to school; back to quarantine

A growing number of schools nationwide are closing–either temporarily or longer term– just days after reopening as coronavirus outbreaks among students and faculty emerge.

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Trump approval rating drops amid multiple crises

Protests have occurred in all 50 states and D.C., as well as hundreds of smaller towns and cities, in support of Black Lives Matter following the murder of George Floyd who was killed during arrest by a Minneapolis police officer.

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#Reopen protests get support from President

Freelance photographer Alyson McClaran of Denver, Colorado, captures history as health care workers stand in the street to push back against hundreds of protestors who demand to lift the lockdown.

Lifestyle

Dixie Chicks are back

The Dixie Chicks dropped “Gaslighter,” a new, very personal single that explores lead singer Natalie Maines’ ugly and public divorce.

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Coronavirus made simple

The CDC does not suggest wearing a mask if you’re healthy (a virus is too small to be filtered by a “regular” mask). 

Lifestyle

Driverless delivery coming in hot in Houston

A driverless delivery vehicle just received a first-ever approval from the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to hit the streets even though it doesn’t meet federal safety standards for cars and trucks.