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White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatalPress secretary Kayleigh McEnany came to her press briefing on Monday prepared to defend President Trump’s assertion that “99 percent” of U.S. coronavirus cases are “totally harmless” with two charts that inadvertently disproved his claim.

7/6/2020 2:17:25 PM

China detains professor who criticised Xi over coronavirusChinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticising President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and accusing him of ruling "tyrannically", according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China.

7/6/2020 5:45:06 AM

Sen. Chuck Grassley will skip the RNC for the first time in 40 years, citing coronavirusGrassley said it will be the first time he skips the convention since he was elected to the U.S. Senate.

7/6/2020 2:08:50 PM

College students are preparing to return to campus in the fall. Is it worth it?“No matter which way you slice it, it’s just a lose-lose situation,” one student said.

7/6/2020 1:44:22 PM

U.S. court orders Dakota Access oil pipeline to be shut, emptiedA U.S. District Court on Monday ordered Energy Transfer LP to shut and empty the largest pipeline from the North Dakota shale oil fields within 30 days, in a big win for the Native American tribes who have fought the line's route across a crucial water supply. Energy Transfer's 570,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) is a vital artery to transport oil out of North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to the Midwest and Gulf Coast refineries.

7/6/2020 9:31:11 AM

A rare case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in Florida. Officials are telling residents to avoid tap water, and to swim with nose clips.The Florida Department of Health had to issue a warning for residents to avoid nasal contact with tap water.

7/6/2020 9:38:00 AM

Christopher Columbus statue toppled and thrown into water in BaltimoreThe statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore‘s Inner Harbour has been pulled from its pedestal and thrown into the water, according to video posted on social media.One video shows the statue being pulled down after a loop has been draped around its chest.

7/5/2020 8:13:53 AM

Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn’t put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown, N.Y., preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.

7/6/2020 1:49:19 PM


Two studies reach very different conclusions about ride-hail earnings, as city officials consider setting a minimum wage.

7/6/2020 2:18:53 PM

For companies that haven't patched their BIG-IP products, it may already be too late.

7/6/2020 12:10:22 PM

This digital screen uses 3D sensors to correct your form, heralding a future without in-person trainers and physical gyms.

7/6/2020 8:00:00 AM

A quarter-billion years ago, huge volcanic eruptions burned coal, leading to the worst extinction in Earth’s history. Here’s how scientists hunted down the evidence.

7/6/2020 8:00:00 AM

The United Arab Emirates is preparing to launch its first Martian satellite, Hope, which will search for clues to the Red Planet’s atmospheric mysteries.

7/6/2020 7:00:00 AM

Companies and programmers are reexamining how technical terms are used amid Black Lives Matter protests. But some worry the changes are empty symbolism.

7/6/2020 6:00:00 AM

As the country heads into another fraught election cycle, you can easily get fooled if you don't know how to interpret those polling results.

7/6/2020 6:00:00 AM

Many schools are preparing for some form of virtual instruction in the autumn. For faculty and students, it won’t be perfect, and it certainly won’t be “back to normal.”

7/6/2020 6:00:00 AM

The Neobiological Revolution is here. Now's the time to put lessons from the Digital Revolution to use.

7/5/2020 10:00:00 AM

Neeva—formed by ex-Googler Sridhar Ramaswamy—asks users to be the customer, not the product.

7/5/2020 9:00:00 AM