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India On Track To Surpass U.S. As Country Worst Affected By COVID-19

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| With more than 5 million coronavirus infections and the world's highest daily tally of new cases, India is expected to become the world's worst-affected country within weeks.

U.S. Agency Urges End To Below-Minimum Wage For Workers With Disabilities

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The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says a 1938 law created "exploitative and discriminatory" job programs and should be phased out, marking a new milestone in the debate over "sheltered workshops."

HHS Spokesperson Takes Leave of Absence After Disparaging Government Scientists

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Michael Caputo is taking a two-month leave of absence after a social media outburst alleging an unfounded "deep state" conspiracy involving government scientists.

Jon Stewart Uses His Celebrity To Bring Attention To Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

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The comedian and activist is helping to launch a new campaign to fight for war veterans who say they are sick because of exposure to burn pits and other toxins in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Trump Administration Appeals To Supreme Court Over Blocked Census Memo

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The administration is trying to overturn a court ruling in New York that blocks it from trying to omit unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers used to reallocate seats in Congress.

Yoshihide Suga Becomes Japan's Prime Minister, Pledging To Follow Abe's Course

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The former chief Cabinet secretary and government spokesman was sworn in as the country's first new prime minister in almost eight years after Shinzo Abe stepped down citing health concerns.

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Congressional Inquiry Faults Boeing And FAA Failures For Deadly 737 Max Plane Crashes

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An investigation into the troubled plane's development and certification finds a "disturbing pattern" of Boeing design flaws, management failures and "grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA."

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Whistleblower Alleges 'Medical Neglect,' Questionable Hysterectomies Of ICE Detainees

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Democratic lawmakers and immigration advocacy groups are calling for the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to investigate the claims, centered on conditions at a facility in Georgia.

Pennsylvania Officials Stand By Pandemic Response After Judge Rules Against Orders

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The governor and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.