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Nathan Howard/Getty ImagesBy ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal agents dispatched to Portland, Oregon, would not be ordered to depart the city until “safety” was restored, appearing to contradict statements a day earlier by the state’s governor, who said she had been assured that officers would begin their […]

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias continues its path through the Caribbean leaving intense flooding in Puerto Rico. Multiple municipalities on the west and east side of the island have been hit the hardest by the storm. On the west side of the island at least 41 people have […]

Marilyn Nieves/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (SAINT LOUIS COUNTY, Mo.) — The former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown six years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be criminally charged, the St. Louis County prosecutor said Thursday. “This is one of the most difficult things I have had to do as an elected official,” […]

iStock/smolaw11BY: DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON and SONY SALZMAN (NEW YORK) — A new study at the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering showed ventilation systems can change the spread of aerosolized and potentially virus-containing particles in common indoor areas. The study looked at results in an elevator, a supermarket and a classroom. Although […]

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 668,000 people worldwide. Over 17 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 667,000 people worldwide. Over 17 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and […]

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) — The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 664,000 people worldwide. Over 17 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns […]

iStock/nathanphotoBY: 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 coronavirus pandemic and yet we have in fact persevered, and we […]

iStock/z1bBY: 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 Wednesday. The investigation was opened after the Colorado Department […]

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s OfficeBY: 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 courage, determination and kindness they displayed. … […]


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