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California Gov. Newsom makes face masks mandatory amid rising coronavirus cases | NPR News

California is taking it a step further by requiring all people in public spaces to wear face masks. These spaces would include in parks that are open, shopping, federal buildings, and medical facilities. The California Governor Gavin Newsom released this in a statement Thursday although there are some exceptions. Those with medical conditions or mental health issues that prevent them ... Read More »

Nursing homes represent more than 1 in 4 COVID-19 deaths | AP News

According to AP, those in nursing homes will account for every 1 in 10 people with Corona Virus along with a quarter of the deaths. Many residents of nursing homes have had to hunker down in the facilities and isolate themselves from the outside world. Nursing homes seem to be the perfect environment for the virus to run rampant as ... Read More »

US-China row moves underwater in cable tangle | BBC News

The Pacific Light Cable Network would operate underground and help speed up Internet connectivity. This new cable is in the hands of companies like Facebook, Google, and others. However, the US government committee Team Telecom is urging the government to shut it down because of concerns for being a national security threat. Tensions between China and the US rise in ... Read More »

Watchdog: DEA lacks oversight of money laundering operations | Jacksonville Action News

The Inspector General findings that came out Tuesday revealed that there has been tens of millions of dollars moved in an undercover money laundering scheme. This fraud was able to pass through many government approved fronts. According to a WatchDog report the DEA failed to look over this operation only for it to highlight the problems that remain in the ... Read More »

George Floyd protests: Who are Boogaloo Bois, antifa and Proud Boys? | BBC News

These people have all died while in police custody these past few months. Streets all around the world have been flooded with protestors ready for a change. Facebook timelines have videos and images of peaceful protests turning violent and it is important to understand which groups are fighting for what. BBC took a look into three main groups that have ... Read More »

India-China clash: Modi says soldiers’ deaths ‘will not be in vain’ | BBC News

Much of their dispute is over the border, specifically the self-proclaimed border that Chinese soldiers tried to put up, the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Recently many Indian soldiers have died in the rocky terrain of the Galwan Valley despite there being no gunfire in 42 years. The clash of soldiers ended up with the Chinese outnumbering the Indian soldiers ... Read More »

As soldiers deploy amid pandemic, they fight 2 battles | AP News

AP News talked to various families who will have to say goodbye to their loved ones while they serve on the battlefield both figuratively and literally. However, these deployments require extra steps and are different than ones before. Soldiers will be required to quarantine for two weeks, either on base if not married or at home if they are. They ... Read More »

Rising Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations underscore the long road ahead | STAT News

According to public health experts, as long as people come into contact with each other the more the epidemic will drag on. There have been rising hospitalizations in the Carolinas, Texas, Arizona, and Alabama according to STAT News. The initial reason of the stay in place shut out was to decrease transmission as much as possible. Decreasing transmission would buy ... Read More »

First drug proves able to improve survival from COVID-19 | AP News

According to researchers in England they might have come across a drug that can improve COVID-19 survival. The drug is Dexamethasone, which is widely available and less expensive than other possible options. However, according to Nick Commack of Wellcome, it might only be effective for those in critical condition and on breathing machines. There is still various research going on ... Read More »

India soldiers killed in clash with Chinese forces | BBC News

Tensions rise between the countries as according to an Indian Army spokesperson; three Indian soldiers had been killed. There have been no reports of any Chinese casualties during the incident. According to a Chinese spokesperson India crossed the border and ignited a confrontation between soldiers. Apparently, there were no gunshots. No bullets have been shot at the border in four ... Read More »