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States Shatter Coronavirus Records As Officials Eye Holiday Weekend With Alarm

| Both Florida and South Carolina reported their highest-ever daily totals for new cases. But they're not alone: The caseload is spiking across the U.S., and the Fourth of July may only make it worse.

FBI Files Charges In Vanessa Guillen Case


Spc. Vanessa Guillen went missing in April. Now federal investigators say she was murdered, and buried near a river outside Austin. Her family says the murder came after sexual harassment.

Major League Baseball Cancels 2020 All-Star Game Because Of Coronavirus


It had been scheduled for July 14, hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The next All-Star Game is set for summer 2021 in Atlanta.

Khashoggi Murder Trial Begins In Turkey


Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a leading critic of the kingdom's crown prince, was killed in Istanbul in 2018. Twenty Saudis are standing trial in absentia in Khashoggi's death.

Washington Redskins Say Team Name Will Undergo A 'Thorough Review'


The NFL franchise announced Friday that recent events have pushed it to examine its controversial name. In recent days, corporate sponsors and investors have put pressure on the team to take action.

England To Lift Quarantine Rule For More Than 50 Nations — But Not For The U.S.


Effective July 10, travelers from "reduced risk" countries, including Spain, France, Germany and Italy, won't have to self-Isolate for 14 days. The U.S. is not among the exempt countries.

As China Imposes New Hong Kong Law, U.S. And Allies Take Steps To Retaliate


The U.S. is cutting back its special treatment of the territory, while the U.K. offers a pathway to British citizenship for Hong Kongers.

Face Masks Mandatory In Most Of Texas, Starting Friday


With COVID-19 cases setting records, Gov. Greg Abbott is requiring most Texans to wear face coverings in public. The order takes effect Friday and applies to counties with 20 or more cases.

Amid Protests And Virus Fears, Firearm Background Checks Hit All-Time High


The FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System set a record in June with 3.9 million background checks. The previous record of 3.7 million background checks was set in March.