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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID-19 cases

By: Tamara Lush, Terry Spencer

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases. California had the previous record of daily...

Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rate

By: Sophia Tareen

CHICAGO — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on whatever pills she could find. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety, she survived two more attempts at suicide, which felt like the only way to stop her pain. Years of therapy brought progress, but the 31-year-old...

How coronavirus spread through JBS’s Greeley beef plant

By: Shelly Bradbury

Left: Courtesy of San Twin, Right: Kevin Mohatt, Special to The Denver PostLEFT: Tin Aye and her daughter, San Twin, in a Thai refugee camp around 2000. Tin Aye, a JBS employee, died in May after contracting the novel coronavirus. RIGHT: Tin Aye’s body rests in her casket during her...

Ask Amy: Daughter wants to clean up after messy mom

By: Amy Dickinson

Dear Amy: My Mom is 90-years-old and has had a hoarding/messy home problem, gambling addiction, and money issues for the past 25 years. She is a compulsive shopper and was shopping almost every day when she was driving. Last year she had a minor car accident that totaled her car,...

U.S. Navy welcomes 1st Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot

By: The Associated Press

KINGSVILLE, Texas — The U.S. Navy has welcomed its first Black female Tactical Aircraft pilot. “MAKING HISTORY!” the U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday in response to a post that Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle had completed naval flight school and would later this month receive the flight officer insignia known as the “Wings of...

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations continue to increase in Colorado

By: Saja Hindi

The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases continues to rise as does the number of people hospitalized because of it. On Saturday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced 400 new coronavirus infections — most of which were reported in recent days — bringing the total since March...

Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000

By: The Associated Press

DALLAS — An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago. Emily Clemens, Heritage Auctions via APThis photo provided by Heritage Auctions on Saturday, July 11, 2020, shows the front...

LeBron James won’t wear social justice message on Lakers jersey

By: Greg Beacham

LeBron James says his thoughts on social justice can’t be contained on the back of a basketball jersey. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar won’t wear one of the NBA-approved social justice messages on the back of his jersey when the NBA resumes competition later this month in the Orlando bubble....

President Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

By: Jonathan Lemire

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. Trump...