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Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state has record…

Australia’s Victoria state has reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which also reflects a record number of tests exceeding 37,500

The plant that can count

Carnivorous plants such as the Venus flytrap depend on meals of insects to survive in nutrient-poor soil. They sense the arrival of juicy insects, lured by the plants' fruity scent, with the aid of sensitive trigger hairs on the inner surfaces of their traps. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology looked more closely at exactly how the plants decide when to keep their traps shut and begin producing their acidic, prey-decomposing cocktail of enzymes. The short answer is: they count.

Michael Cohen Back In Prison After Refusing…

Cohen had been released from prison in May because of coronavirus concerns.

WHO Revises Position on How Virus Spreads

The World Health Organization recognized Thursday that research has shown the coronavirus can remain in the air in crowded indoor places—after earlier dismissing the possibility of such transmission as rare. The agency gave gyms and restaurants—even choir practice—as examples of places where floating particles could infect people,...

Today in History for July 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev killed; Singer Arlo Guthrie born; Cartoon voice Mel Blanc dies. (July 10)

California Suing Trump Admin Over New Visa Rule…

California is pursuing a legal challenge against the Trump administration. Their controversial new student visa policy will force foreign students to leave the country... ...Or switch schools if they attend a university doing online-only instruction this fall. These new rules are in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, reports HuffPost. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he’s filing a lawsuit against the administration. His office described it as an “unlawful policy that threatens to exacerbate the spread of COVID-19."

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Biden's Iowa hires signal tightening in state…

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has tapped a senior team in Iowa

6 Tips for a Successful Virtual Job Interview

6 Tips for a Successful Virtual Job Interview With a number of companies still operating remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual job interviews are a necessity. Here are six tips to help you confidently take on your next video interview. 1. Be ready for you interview at the scheduled time. There’s no point in being early and showing up late doesn’t look good. 2. Get rid of distractions. Turn off any notifications and set up in a quiet, noise-free area. 3. Pick the right background. Opt for something that's simple and neutral or that displays who you are as a candidate. 4. Make sure you have proper lighting. Sit facing a window to use natural light and make sure there’s no light source right behind you. 5. Wear headphones to improve sound quality, block out distracting noises and prevent an echo. 6. Always test your computer's camera and microphone. Making sure all your tech works beforehand will prevent any mishaps from occurring during your interview.

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Starbucks Changing Rules for Customers

Face masks soon will no longer be up for debate at Starbucks. The company said Thursday that customers who come inside will be required to cover their faces as of July 15, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rule will apply at all company-owned locations,...

Sheets of rain fall across Iowa

It was a good day to stay inside as storms brought downpours and strong winds to Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on July 9.

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat…

WHO Chief Says Lack of Unity Is a Bigger Threat Than COVID-19 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gave a passionate speech at a COVID-19 briefing in Geneva on Thursday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ghebreyesus added that divided countries and people give way to the spread of COVID-19. He also spoke about a lack of leadership just two days after President Trump began the formal process of withdrawing the U.S. from the World Health Organization (WHO). Trump has repeatedly accused the WHO of withholding information and having an inappropriately close relationship with China. Ghebreyesus continues to implore countries and governments to work together to stop the spread of the virus. According to Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 has killed over 550,000 people worldwide, and reported cases have passed the 12 million mark. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll…

Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded deadly floods and mudslides were bracing for more pounding rains through the weekend

Lawmakers: Free San Quentin inmates due to virus

State lawmakers and prisoner advocates call on Gov. Gavin Newsom to significantly reduce the state prison populations as officials struggle to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has infected 1,400 inmates at San Quentin State Prison. (July 9)

Florida Sets Record for COVID Deaths in 1 Day

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations had been increasing steadily for weeks in Florida, so health experts were pretty sure what was coming. The state set a record Thursday when 120 people died of the disease, the Hill reports. "There are the denialists who say these people are younger ... and all...

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Seoul mayor left note saying 'sorry' as South…

Seoul officials say the late mayor left a note saying he felt “sorry to all people” before he was found dead early Friday

World's Largest Beaver Dam Can Be Seen From Space

Beavers are known to be fastidious workers, but the ones in Alberta Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park really outdid themselves.

Disney World Orlando Resort To Reopen Amid…

Parades, fireworks displays and character meet-and-greets are canceled. But amid a local spike in cases, experts and workers are still worried.

City Leaves a Message at Trump Tower

Each of New York City's five boroughs is to have a Black Lives Matter mural. Those aren't empty words, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet , "We’re committed to the meaning of the message." And the Manhattan mural wasn't placed just anywhere: It's on Fifth Avenue in front of...

Pence brings 'law and order' message to Philly

Vice President Mike Pence told Philadelphia police officers that President Donald Trump "backed the Blue" and that presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden would cut funding for police if he wins the White House. (July 9)

Javicia Leslie Is Breaking Barriers As 'Batwoman'

Javicia Leslie has been tapped to become the CW's new Batwoman. According to CNN, the actress will debut in the iconic role in January 2021. "I am extremely proud to be the first Black actress to play the iconic role of Batwoman on television". Leslie went on to say that "as a bisexual woman, I am honored to join this groundbreaking show". "Batwoman" will air Sundays at 8 p.m. ET when the show returns.

Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at…

Austin Cindric won the first of two NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Kentucky Speedway, charging past Chase Briscoe on an overtime restart Thursday night for his first victory of the season and first on an oval

Supreme Court Grants NY Prosecutor Access to…

Supreme Court Grants NY Prosecutor Access to Trump's Financial Records According to CBS News, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday. Vance is conducting a criminal investigation into Trump's financial and business dealings and can now obtain his business records and tax returns. Chief Justice John Roberts, via CBS News A separate case dealing with congressional subpoenas reinforced the investigative power of Congress, but there are limits. The court added that Congress must be more targeted in its subpoenas for the president’s personal information. With both cases being handled by lower courts, Trump’s records will not likely be released before the election. Trump called the move "not fair." Donald Trump, via Twitter

Peacock To Stream Premier Soccer Free

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Trump Swipes at Lindsey Graham

Relations between President Trump and usual Senate ally Lindsey Graham appear to be fraying. On Thursday, in a series of tweets criticizing the Supreme Court's rulings on his financial records, Trump insisted he is being treated far more harshly than previous presidents, especially President Obama. “We have a totally corrupt...

Jupiter to dominate the night sky on July 13-14

You might have noticed Jupiter outshining many stars this month. The gas giant will reach opposition, its closest encounter to our planet, on July 13-14.

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines…

Trump Calls CDC School Reopening Guidelines 'Expensive' and 'Very Tough' President Donald Trump tweeted his sentiments about the guidelines presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday. Donald Trump, via CNN The CDC guidelines include staggered schedules, the use of masks, social distancing, barriers, hand-washing and staying home when necessary. On Tuesday, Trump threatened that he "may cut off funding" to schools that don't reopen in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. surpassed three million cases of the virus on Wednesday. Hours after Trump's tweet, Vice President Mike Pence stated that the CDC would be reissuing school guidelines next week. Education administrators have called on the federal government to provide funding to assist in making new safety guidelines a possibility.