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September 18, 2020

CDC updates, again, guidelines on testing people without coronavirus symptoms
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website has updated, yet again, guidelines for testing people who do not have symptoms of coronavirus. ... More >>

Alabama governor on Hurricane Sally damage: 'It's really, really bad'
Alabama governor Kay Ivey flew over the coastal areas of the state on Friday to view the destruction left by Hurricane Sally. ... More >>

Trump-backed GOP Senate nominee mocked elementary school sexual harassment in 1999
Jason Lewis, a former GOP congressman running for a US Senate seat in Minnesota, dismissed in a 1999 television show sexual harassment and assault in K-12 schools as being insignificant cases of children teasing each other and argued against a school's legal responsibility to limit harassment betwe... More >>

Pregnant women with Covid-19 may be at increased risk of preterm delivery, CDC study suggests
Pregnant women with Covid-19 who are hospitalized may be at an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests. ... More >>

An Idaho pastor skeptical of masks lands in the ICU for Covid-19
• Hundreds pose nude wearing only masks • As many as 51% of all school employees are at increased risk of Covid-19, study finds • The US doesn't need a vaccine to get Covid-19 under control, nation's top doctor says ... More >>

Understanding mail-in voting in the US
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What Trump and Biden said when asked similar questions
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump answered questions on Covid-19 and policing at two separate town halls hosted by CNN and ABC News. ... More >>

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Americans abroad face major obstacles ensuring their vote is counted in November
For Americans living abroad, voting in US elections has always required extra patience and planning. ... More >>

How to make sure your 2020 mail-in vote is counted
A lot of people have concerns about mail-in voting (is the Postal Service being sabotaged? Will their vote be counted?), and also about the state of American democracy in general. ... More >>

Send your stories about voting issues
Are you having difficulty registering or voting, whether in person or by mail? Are you worried about receiving or returning your mail-in ballot? Do you believe you have seen or received disinformation relating to voting information or the election? ... More >>

Workers fear humans implanted with microchips will steal their jobs
Workers worry that in the not-too-distant future they will be sidelined by humans implanted with performance-enhancing microchips. ... More >>

Amazon's stock is getting beat by a warehouse chain this year. And it's not Costco
For years, Costco and Sam's Club have dominated warehouse club retail, where members pay an annual fee to buy large quantities of goods at low prices. But a much smaller warehouse chain has gained steam as shoppers load up on groceries in the pandemic: BJ's Wholesale Club. ... More >>

Why people are flocking to ugly produce during the pandemic
When the pandemic hit the United States in March, Imperfect Foods found itself scrambling to keep up with a sudden spike in demand. ... More >>

Teenager brings awareness, diversity to CT community discussion
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Organization has 40 yrs of helping moms, kids
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Man puts bible on door during Hurricane Sally
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Judge rules censorship clause is unconstitutional
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71 students and faculty quarantine after COVID case
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Church offering desks for virtual learners
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Nurses say patient care prompted union vote
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Baby boy safe from vehicle stolen with him in it
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Condo with walls of Budweiser beer cans on sale
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Senators hope to reawaken cruise industry with bill
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Bowling alley going out of business after 98 years
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Adults attend racial training course
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America's longest living couple celebrate 85 years
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Hospital chopper nearly crashes into drone
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Homemade boat brings awareness to nonprofit
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