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July 30, 2020 - 6:29 am
tillsonburg/iStock By CATHERINE SANZ, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Authorities in New York City are ramping up efforts to crack down on massive parties and other large gatherings as more videos pop up on social media showing mask-less revelers flouting the rules. The city's Phase 4 regulations forbid...
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July 29, 2020 - 6:46 pm
kali9/iStock By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (MINNEAPOLIS) -- A masked, umbrella-wielding man accused of helping incite riots and looting in the aftermath of George Floyd's police-involved death has been identified as a member of a white supremacist group that aimed to stir racial tensions amid largely...
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Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
July 29, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office BY: ELLA TORRES (ATLANTA) -- Three inmates in Georgia are being praised after they came to the rescue of a deputy who lost consciousness and fell to the ground, splitting his head open, officials said. "We are deeply appreciative to these three inmates for the...
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July 29, 2020 - 5:42 pm
iStock/z1b BY: ELLA TORRES and CLAYTON SANDELL (HOUSTON) -- Colorado health officials have opened an investigation into the use of ketamine, a powerful anesthetic, in the wake of the death of Elijah McClain, which occurred after he was detained by police and administered the drug, officials said...
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July 29, 2020 - 2:36 pm
iStock/z1b BY: CHRISTINA CARREGA (HILLSBOROUGH, Fla.) -- A former Florida theme park security guard has been arrested for allegedly acting like a "vigilante" when he "racially profiled" and falsely detained a Black teen who was on his way to basketball practice, prosecutors said. The 18-year-old...
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July 29, 2020 - 2:16 pm
iStock/nathanphoto BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE (HOUSTON) -- Despite a global pandemic here on Earth, NASA is persevering with its mission to Mars -- launching its most advanced "Perseverance" rover to discover more about our neighboring red planet. "We are in extraordinary times right now with the...
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July 29, 2020 - 12:19 pm
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images By LUKE BARR and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (PORTLAND, Ore.) -- After unrest and public outcry over clashes between protesters and law enforcement, there will be a "phased withdrawal" of federal officers from Portland, the Oregon governor announced Wednesday. "...
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July 29, 2020 - 11:00 am
jetcityimage/iStock By ELLA TORRES and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- New York political leaders, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Human Rights Campaign are demanding answers after an 18-year-old protestor was arrested by plainclothes officers and thrown into an unmarked van on...
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Darren Mitchell
July 29, 2020 - 9:56 am
Darren Mitchell By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC NEWS (DEKALB, Ill.) -- A 17-year-old who has been named valedictorian is the first Black female to achieve the honor in her high school's 159-year history. Nina Mitchell graduated from DeKalb High School in DeKalb, Illinois, with a 4.549 GPA. "I was very...
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July 29, 2020 - 8:09 am
ABC News By DANIEL MANZO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A potential tropical cyclone is developing Wednesday morning in the Caribbean and is expected to become Tropical Storm Isaias Wednesday. When the system officially receives the name Isaias, it will be the earliest “I” storm on record. As of early...
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