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Unleashing A Cooped-Up Public On National Parks For A 3-Day Weekend During A Pandemic

In a normal year, more than 4 million people flock to Yellowstone National Park, half of them during the summer months. They fill visitor centers, gift shops and lodges, which are staffed by thousands of workers who come from all over the world and live within the park. And they pack boardwalks to gaze at […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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Nova Scotia shooting: Canadian police failed to issue timely public alert about gunman

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said officers were informed by a witness on Sunday, between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., that the gunman was likely driving a lookalike police car and wearing an RCMP uniform. At that point, police said they started the process of issuing an alert but it took several hours to make […]

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CDC says cloth masks for public; US deaths top 7K

Health authorities changed their position Friday on the widespread use of non-medical masks and federal emergency workers say they are working around-the-clock to meet demand for medical supplies in an increasingly deadly COVID-19 outbreak in New York. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends the general public wear non-medical, cloth masks in public places […]

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Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored labels under those tweets. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, […]

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Eddie Johnson, Chicago police superintendent, fired for allegedly misleading public about car incident

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, saying her decision was based on his “ethical lapses.” Lightfoot said she decided to fire the superintendent, who announced last month he was retiring, after reviewing a Chicago inspector general’s report on its investigation into an October incident in which Johnson was found asleep […]

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Sudan has repealed its repressive ‘Public Order Law’ that had let police flog women for wearing pants

On Thursday night, the transitional government took a significant step in addressing Sudan’s troubled past by repealing a public order law that had granted police far-reaching powers to arrest people for a litany of infractions, including women who were found dancing, wearing trousers, vending on the streets or mixing with men who weren’t their relatives. […]

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‘Start Here’: House Judiciary Committee schedules 1st public impeachment hearing

It’s Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Let’s start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. Next phase The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled its first public impeachment […]

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