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July 08, 2020 - 5:47 pm
iStock/RAUL RODRIGUEZ (NEW YORK) -- BY: KATIE KINDELAN Confusion over a Florida university's memo to employees about caring for children while working remotely has put a spotlight on the pain working parents are feeling during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly working moms. Several professors...
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July 08, 2020 - 5:31 pm
iStock/Javier_Art_Photography (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- BY: MARIYA MOSELEY and CRISTINA CORUJO, ABC News Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Puerto Rico is not only enduring a health crisis but also a worsening drought, forcing tens of thousands to go without running water every 24 hours. For...
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July 08, 2020 - 5:10 pm
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- BY: GENTRIX SHANGA, ABC News In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement took form first as a hashtag and then as protests across the country in response to Trayvon Martin's death. Now, that same cry for justice reverberates once again following the death of George Floyd at the...
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July 08, 2020 - 4:56 pm
Courtesy Jessica Carmine (NEW YORK) -- BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News There was no blaze to put out nor an injured victim to treat, but Maryland firefighters responded to a forlorn woman's call to help her see, in person, her 83-year-old mother, literally giving her a lift to facilitate the...
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July 08, 2020 - 4:28 pm
iStock/Rena-Marie (NEW YORK) -- BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News Words of hate and bias won't appear on any Scrabble board in official tournaments going forward. Hasbro, which owns the rights to the board game, and North American Scrabble Players Association announced that it will ban slurs and other...
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July 08, 2020 - 4:21 pm
iStock/TNTbomb_dot_com (RICHMOND, Virginia) -- BY: IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News The state of Virginia has eliminated its backlog of rape kits, some of which went untested for decades, according to its attorney general. Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that the state's $3.4 million...
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July 08, 2020 - 12:27 pm
FooTToo/iStock By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (AUSTIN, Texas) -- Texas is set to move forward with the execution of an inmate Wednesday, its first since a five-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Billy Wardlow, 45, was convicted of capital murder after he fatally shot an 82-year-old man, Carl...
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July 08, 2020 - 11:51 am
solarseven/iStock By OLIVIA RUBIN and LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to pummel states across the country, South Carolina is dealing with a brewing crisis of its own with daily case records akin to those in more notable hot spots across the south and...
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July 08, 2020 - 11:22 am
SteveChristensen/iStock By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif.) -- A white California couple has been charged with a hate crime after they were seen on video defacing a Black Lives Matter mural, according to a statement from the Contra Costa District Attorney's office. Two people,...
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July 08, 2020 - 8:51 am
Andrei Vasilev/iStock By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- During the first half of the year, 44 states and the District of Columbia introduced nearly 550 bills that protect reproductive health access, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report. The National...
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