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Coronavirus updates: CDC predicts death toll could reach 200,000 by Labor Day

By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 753,000 people worldwide.Over 20.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at…... Read More

Fauci says temperature checks not reliable

By MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 753,000 people worldwide.Over 20.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science…... Read More

Kansas City police arrest alleged killer of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, namesake of 'Operation LeGend'

By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department announced on Thursday the arrest of a suspect in the murder case of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, whose tragic killing in late June inspired the namesake for the Justice Department's "Operation Legend" law enforcement initiative.Police charged 22-year-old…... Read More

DOJ accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian American, white applicants

By ALEXANDER MALLIN and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice has accused Yale University of illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants.A two-year civil rights investigation, in response to a complaint by Asian American groups, found that race was a factor in hundreds of admissions…... Read More

Jeffrey Epstein's estate lawyers accused of 'belittling' alleged victim

By JAMES HILL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A lawyer for an alleged child-sex trafficking victim contends in a new court filing that attorneys for Jeffrey Epstein's $655 million estate are engaged in a "concerted and coordinated effort" to delay the woman's lawsuit in an attempt to steer her claims into…... Read More

Five months later, Kentucky attorney general speaks with Breonna Taylor's family

By ELLA TORRES, STEPHANIE WASH and SABINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC News(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- More than 150 days after the killing of Breonna Taylor, a young Black medical worker fatally shot in Louisville, Kentucky, by plainclothes officers who were executing a no-knock warrant, it's still unclear whether any police will face charges,…... Read More

Wildfires spreading in West, Lake fire forces evacuations

By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Wildfire season is in full effect Thursday as multiple fires throughout the West are being fueled by bone dry conditions. The Lake fire broke out north of Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon and grew to 10,000 acres in just hours. It is currently 0%…... Read More

How a college with zero COVID-19 cases in three months safely reopened

By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A community college in Ohio has had no reported cases of COVID-19 traced to the school since reopening for in-person classes three months ago.As of Wednesday, the school, Stark State College, said it hasn't had any confirmed cases across its multiple locations. The…... Read More

Navajo Nation turns the corner on coronavirus

By KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Navajo community suffered one of the highest COVID-19 infection rates per capita in the country just three months ago but with the implementation of strict public health measures such as curfews and mandatory mask-wearing, Navajo Nation has curbed the spread of coronavirus.Overall,…... Read More

School district bans pajamas for students learning remotely from home

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- An Illinois school district is banning students from wearing pajamas during remote schooling -- a move making some parents unhappy.The specific guidance comes from Springfield School District's 2020-2021 student and family handbook. The handbook states that pajama pants are not allowed…... Read More

AMC announces timing for reopening theaters amid pandemic

By MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus has now killed more than 747,000 people worldwide.Over 20.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for…... Read More