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Planned Parenthood Elevates Interim CEO Alexis McGill Johnson To Permanent Status

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| McGill Johnson has been the group's interim leader for almost a year, taking up the position after the abrupt removal of its former president, Leana Wen.

After Ahmaud Arbery's Killing, Georgia Governor Signs Hate Crimes Legislation

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The killing of Ahmaud Arbery prompted calls for the state to pass a hate crimes law. Until Friday, Georgia had been one of just four states without one on the books.

Report On Deadly COVID-19 Outbreak At Holyoke Soldiers' Home: 'Gut-Wrenching'

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Since mid-March, at least 76 veterans in the 247-bed home have died from coronavirus. It is one of the deadliest examples of how the pandemic has devastated long-term care facilities.

Why Were Some Nursing Homes Spared The Devastation of COVID-19? Depends Who You Ask

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Researchers want answers to help combat the spread and prevent more infections. But conflicting opinions make that more challenging.

Florida Smashes Coronavirus Case Record: Nearly 9,000 Positive Cases On Thursday

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Florida suspends consumption of alcohol at bars as the state's daily count of coronavirus infections reaches nearly 9,000 — smashing the earlier record set on Wednesday of 5,000.

Texas Gov. Orders Bars To Close, Reduces Restaurant Seating As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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Gov. Greg Abbott imposes the state's first significant rollback on reopening yet in an executive order issued Friday morning. The day before, Texas reported a record 5,996 new coronavirus cases.

NYPD Officer Is Charged With Strangulation In Alleged Chokehold

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An NYPD officer has pleaded not guilty after allegedly using a chokehold Sunday on a man in Rockaway, Queens.

Illinois Cautiously Reopens Zoos, Fitness Centers And Movie Theaters Friday

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But state officials say the threat of COVID-19 remains strong and they need to continue wearing facemasks and social distancing.

NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer

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The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.