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Coronavirus updates: Russia becomes first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 737,000 people worldwide.Over 20 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…read more »

ASU staff, students protest return to school

Wolterk/iStockBy CAMMERON PARRISH, ABC News(TEMPE, Ariz.) — Even as students have begun moving into housing at one of the biggest colleges in the United States, debate rages over if they should even be there in the first place. With the fall term scheduled to begin Aug. 20, Arizona State University is facing backlash from students…read more »

Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide still looms over the BOP one year later

Florida Dept. of Law EnforcementBy LUKE BARR, ABC News (NEW YORK) — One year after Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide inside New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center there have been no answers from the federal Bureau of Prisons on what happened Aug. 10, 2019 after a promised investigation and a call for more transparency.”We will get to the…read more »

Retired NYPD chief sues department over alleged ‘glass ceiling’ for female officers

tillsonburg/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A “glass ceiling” keeps women from climbing to the highest ranks of the nation’s largest police force, a retired New York Police Department chief alleged Monday in a new lawsuit.Lori Pollock, the department’s first female chief of Crime Control Strategies, contends she was forced into…read more »

New COVID-19 cases, deaths both down from previous week: FEMA memo

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, EMILY SHAPIRO and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 733,000 people worldwide.Over 20 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…read more »

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