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Cost of ensuring school safety complicates reopening plans

The cost of bringing students back to classrooms is proving a major stumbling block to safely reopening schools across the U.S. In the debate raging from the White House to local school boards about bringing students back, health concerns are getting most of the attention

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Ethiopia denies reports government has started filling dam

Ethiopia’s water minister has denied reports that the government has begun filling the massive hydroelectric dam that has caused severe tensions with Egypt

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfires

Portugal is experiencing a heat wave with temperatures way above average, sweltering nights and a heightened risk of wildfires

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

New pressure on Ohio governor, once hailed for virus action

Ohio’s Republican governor won wide praise for his quick response early during the coronavirus outbreak

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Oklahoma's governor says he's tested positive for COVID-19

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating at home

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Police in Belarus detained over 250 people during protests

Police in Belarus say officers detained more than 250 people, after mass protests against barring two candidates from the Aug. 9 presidential election erupted in the country

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine plan

More than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative intended to ensure that any effective shots are fairly distributed globally _ but which may also allow them to buy more vaccines for their own stockpiles

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Fire hits Museum Kampa in Prague, smoke reaches exhibitions

Prague officials say a fire broke out at a modern art museum in the heart of the Czech capital

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Census takers to visit homes that have not responded

Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

French prime minister defends police amid brutality concerns

France’s new prime minister is firmly defending the police despite growing concerns about police brutality

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Russian prankster acts as UN chief, reaches Polish president

A Russian prankster posing as the U.N. secretary-general managed to reach Poland’s president on the telephone and rendered Andrzej Duda speechless with questions about Ukraine, Russia and Duda's reelection on Sunday

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Courts get creative to restart jury trials amid pandemic

Courts are beginning to hold jury trials again after the coronavirus shut down much of the criminal justice system

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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