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Girl, 7, and teens among the victims in Chicago’s violent July 4 weekend

(CNN)A 7-year-old visiting a relative on Chicago's West Side was fatally shot while playing with a group of kids -- among the victims of a violent holiday weekend, the Chicago Police Department said Sunday.A 14-year-old was killed in a separate shooting, police said. The violence comes amid an uptick in shootings and homicides in American…

Coronavirus on track to overwhelm Houston hospitals in two weeks, mayor says

Healthcare workers move a patient in the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas Thursday, July 2, 2020.MARK FELIXHospitals in Houston, Texas are on track to be overwhelmed in approximately two weeks as coronavirus cases mount, Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Sunday."The number of people who are getting sick and going to…

Protesters tore down, threw a statue of Christopher Columbus into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Associated Press Published 10:00 a.m. ET July 5, 2020 | Updated 10:48 a.m. ET July 5, 2020CLOSE Protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Maryland on Independence Day and threw it into the Baltimore Harbor. USA TODAYBALTIMORE — Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's…

Susan Rice sees stock rise in Biden VP race | TheHill

Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJaime Harrison seeks to convince Democrats he can take down Lindsey Graham Senators push foreign media to disclose if they are registered as foreign agents Warnock raises almost M in Georgia Senate race in second quarter MORE (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden chips away at Trump's fundraising…

These Are the Statues Trump Wants to Include in the “National Garden of American Heroes”

The Slatest President Donald Trump arrives for the Independence Day events at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB/Getty Images At a time when many protesters around the country have been calling to tear down Confederate statues as well as other monuments that honor the country’s racist past, President…

With inflammatory July 4 message, Trump distracts from the real threat to America

(CNN)As the nation marked a somber Fourth of July with many Americans confined to their homes amid an alarming rise in coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump used his stage on the White House's South Lawn Saturday to put forward a mystifying -- and dangerously misleading claim -- that 99% of coronavirus cases in America are…

Warning signs flash for Trump in Wisconsin as pandemic response fuels disapproval

Dennis Boyer, a former lawyer who retired years ago to his farm in southwestern Wisconsin, says there's no question whom he and many people he's talking to are voting for in November: It's Joe Biden.Boyer, a self-described independent voter who said he didn't vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2016, said the coronavirus…

‘We’ve got to do something’: Republican rebels come together to take on Trump

A slew of organized Republican groups have sprung up to do all they can to defeat Trump in November. Will their effort work?

Trump repeats vow to defeat ‘radical left’ in July Fourth speech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday vowed to defeat the “radical left,” in an Independence Day speech at the White House that condemned recent protests against monuments to historical figures as attempts to destroy the United States. Trump claimed without evidence that 99% of coronavirus cases in the United States were “totally…

Car slams into two protesters on closed Seattle highway

Two women have been struck by a fast-moving car with one critically injured after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on a freeway in Seattle. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle suffered critical, life-threatening injuries, while Diaz Love, 32, of Portland, Oregon, suffered serious wounds early Saturday, Washington State Patrol Captain Ron Mead said. The…

Texas sees highest number of coronavirus cases recorded since start of pandemic

Texas on Saturday reported its largest daily rise in confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic -- 8,258 -- following a facial mask mandate from Gov. Greg Abbott in an effort to slow the uptick in cases.Texas health officials said the state’s total number of confirmed cases is now up to 191,790, The Associated Press reported.In addition, there were reportedly 33…

White House prepares to tell the nation that COVID-19 will become a part of life

'Learn to live with it': White House prepares to tell the nation that COVID-19 will become a part of life as Trump rails against more lockdowns amid case surgeAdministration officials are trying to intensify their messaging on the pandemic in the next week, senior administration officials shared The White House is planning to offer up that…
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2 dead, 8 others injured in Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub shooting

Two people were killed and eight others injured in a nightclub shooting in Greenville, South Carolina, during a musical performance early Sunday.Deputies who had been patrolling in the area rushed into Club Lavish after hearing shots fired and began evacuating people. Authorities have suspect information but did not identify a person of interest, Greenville County…

Epstein accuser: ‘Prince Andrew should be panicking’

A US woman who says she was brought to Britain aged 17 to have sex with Prince Andrew has said he "should be panicking" following the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell. Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's accusers, says she was trafficked to London by Epstein in 2001. She spoke to Australia's…

FDA commissioner ‘concerned’ quarter of Americans could reject coronavirus vaccine

July 5, 2020 | 1:44pm | Updated July 5, 2020 | 1:44pm Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said it was “concerning” that a new survey found more than a quarter of adults would “definitely” or “probably” not accept a free coronavirus vaccine. During a discussion about the possible timetable for developing a vaccine,…

Too soon to say if safe to hold Republican convention in Florida, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Trump administration health official said on Sunday it was not clear whether it will be safe to hold the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville next month, as Florida sees record numbers of coronavirus cases. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to attendees as he hosts a 4th of July…