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Mauritius asks France for help as stranded ship leaks oil

The prime minister of Mauritius says the government is appealing to France for help with a brewing environmental disaster after a ship that ran aground almost two weeks ago off the Indian Ocean island nation began leaking oil

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Europeans urge fair election in Belarus, criticize run-up

Top European officials are urging Belarusian authorities to ensure a free and fair presidential election and denounced “unacceptable” restrictions ahead of the vote

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Two new sobering government reports show racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Data shows rise in overdose deaths during the pandemic

Health experts in Colorado warn that early 2020 data indicates a rise in overdose deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, even as the federal government has distributed grants to rural hospitals for prevention and treatment programs

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Eye candy: More than 50,000 pink flamingos mass in France

An unusually high number of pink flamingos have amassed in the wetlands of southern France along with their offspring

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Appeals court sides with teen who spoke out against assault

A federal appeals court has ruled that a lower court was justified in blocking the suspension of a Maine high school student who posted a note in a bathroom to draw attention to sexual assault

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Michigan county official defends slur, says he's not racist

A county official in northern Michigan has acknowledged using a racial slur but says he's not a racist

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Comedian Andy Dick sues man who punched him in New Orleans

Comedian Andy Dick has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans against a man who punched him last year outside a French Quarter nightclub

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Agency determines all of Colorado abnormally dry, in drought

Gov. Jared Polis has activated Colorado’s drought plan to track impacts, save water, coordinate local responses and help hard-hit farmers following a federal assessment that determined that the state is abnormally dry or in drought for the first time in eight years

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Q&A: Cineworld CEO on re-opening Regal theaters in U.S.

Regal movie theaters have been closed for almost five months in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they are gearing up to open on August 21

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Kansas poised to elect its first openly transgender lawmaker

A retired music teacher would become the first openly transgender member of the deeply conservative Kansas Legislature if she’s elected from a Democratic-leaning district she’s expected to win in November

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UK to spend millions to ease Brexit red tape for N Ireland

The British government has pledged up 355 million pounds ($465 million) to help businesses in Northern Ireland deal with red tape caused by Brexit

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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