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'Zero to 60': Phoenix mayor says Arizona opened too soon; NJ can't 'go through hell again' -- The Phoenix mayor said the state reopened too soon. The FDA chief declined to support President Donald Trump's views on the pandemic. Latest news.

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Will new rules, testing be enough to keep colleges safe this fall?

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Biden has big lead, but Dems still haunted by 2016

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Who Trump wants in 'National Garden of American Heroes'

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Mexican workers in Michigan: We were cheated out of pay, tricked into deportation -- Migrants from Mexico came to Michigan to work at a greenhouse, but were cheated of pay and tricked into being detained, according to a lawsuit.

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Columbus statue toppled by protesters in Baltimore -- Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor Saturday night. Video captured by reporter Louis Krauss of The Baltimore Brew shows the moment the statue came down. (July 5)

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Coronavirus: How 1 school district tends to students' emotional health -- The Saddle Brook district was taking the lead in social and emotional health practices. Then came the pandemic.

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Assault charges for man who refused to wear mask, coughed on women -- A Massachusetts man is accused of coughing in the faces of two female customers at a restaurant and saying he hoped they got COVID-19.

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Trump targets 'Marxists' in July 4th speech -- Trump said his administration is defeating "Marxists" in his July 4th speech and defended his coronavirus response despite record high cases.

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'We refuse to celebrate': July 4th protesters say Americans still aren't free -- Protesters held marches, rallies and sit-ins in cities and towns across the nation on July 4th.

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Senator wants to ban sale of middle seats on planes -- "This is incredibly irresponsible," Sen. Jeff Merkley wrote after taking a crowded American Airlines flight.

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US celebrates 4th of July holiday amid increasing coronavirus cases -- Backyard gatherings have been of special concern to some health officials heading into the Fourth of July weekend.

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Family attorney: Vanessa Guillen was killed, dismembered at Fort Hood -- Authorities have released the names of two suspects thought to be involved in the death of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

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Hard-hit New York county resorts to subpoenas for coronavirus contact tracing -- The party in mid-June was hosted by someone who was sick with coronavirus at the time, Rockland County Executive Ed Day told USA TODAY on Thursday.

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Teachers struggle with retiring during pandemic -- Wisconsin teachers retiring during coronavirus long for a better goodbye.

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Fight over monuments asks: Who is an American hero? -- From presidents to explorers, Americans are delving into the often abusive histories of former leaders honored by statues and monuments.

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Why you should set up a COVID-19 social bubble -- A recent study in Nature shows reducing your contacts could dramatically slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Texas comes from a word that means 'friends': How each state got its name -- You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. To compile the list, 24/7 Tempo reviewed state resources.

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Heavy rain, flooding, deaths in southern Japan -- Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan .

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Reverse mortgages in Puerto Rico cause financial calamity for many seniors. Here's why. -- Reverse mortgages are failing at nearly double the U.S. national average in Puerto Rico, a problem magnified by natural disasters.

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Facebook fatigue? Here are some alternatives -- New rivals pale in size to the social network and stress their differences: freedom of thought and no spyware. But will you find your friends there?

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It's a tough time to celebrate America, many say this year -- This Fourth of July, American pride is at a 20-year low. Anti-racism protests and the pandemic have created divisions around national identity.

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Mapping coronavirus outbreaks: All of the COVID-19 cases in the US -- Track coronavirus outbreaks across the US and in your state with daily updated maps, total cases and deaths.

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COVID-19 vaccine still far off, experts say -- USA TODAY created a panel of nationally known experts to estimate how far we are from when a COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Americans.

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COVID-19 cases rise in most of U.S. See a state-by-state map -- Governors roll out a patchwork of constantly evolving plans to relax social distancing restrictions. We look at the cases and mobility in each state.

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We looked at coronavirus in 8,500 ZIP codes across America. Here's what we found. -- USA TODAY analysis of COVID-19 infection rates at the ZIP code-level shows how the virus has spread rapidly, but unevenly, across the U.S.

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Your guide to COVID-19 -- What you need to know about coronavirus, including what to do if you think you might be sick, how to keep you and your family safe and tips on what to do while staying home.

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The day in pictures -- A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.

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FDA commissioner refuses to comment on Trump's coronavirus claim -- Trump calls 99% of COVID cases "harmless" in his July 4 speech. FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn refused to comment on the claim.

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There is no evidence yet that Kanye West is running for president

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Facebook groups pivot from targeting stay-at-home orders to misinformation on BLM protests

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Ex-Minneapolis office charged in George Floyd's death posts $750K bond

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People flock to beaches on July 4th weekend

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Station Casinos, Red Rock Resorts president dies in watercraft accident

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Columbus statue thrown into Baltimore Harbor

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Protesters threw Christopher Columbus statute into Baltimore harbor

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Today in History for July 5th

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People scream after woman falls at Grand Canyon

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President Trump hosts Fourth of July celebration

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Fourth of July celebrations draw protests around US

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Independence Day festivities around the US

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Saharan dust cloud hits Caribbean, heading toward US

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Photos: A look back at Supreme Court's same-sex ruling

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