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News and Brief for the Week of september 28

Tennessee Titans' COVID-19 outbreak doesn't need to spell doom for NFL
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Disney to lay off 28,000 at its parks in California, Florida

Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.

Two-thirds of the planned layoffs involve part-time workers but they ranged from salaried employees to hourly workers, Disney officials said.

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News and Brief for the week of sept. 21st

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 'resting comfortably' after non-surgical  procedure | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | The Guardian
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US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

“It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher, eight months after the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medical supplies.

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News and brief for the week of sept. 14th

California Fires in Loyalton, Vacaville & More: What We Know
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Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air conditioning vents and preventing people already shut away by the coronavirus pandemic from enjoying a walk or trip to the park.

People in Oregon, Washington state and California have been struggling for a week or longer under some of the most unhealthy air on the planet. The acrid yellow-green smog may linger for days or weeks, scientists and forecasters said.

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news and brief for the week of sept. 7

A Timeline of Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Run | Billboard
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/9419942/kanye-west-2020-presidential-run-timeline

Arizona Supreme Court denies West’s bid to appear on ballot

The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Kanye West’s bid to appear on the state’s Nov. 3 ballot as an independent presidential candidate, just hours before eight of the state’s 15 counties faced a deadline for printing ballots.

The decision marked the end of the rapper’s attempt to run in Arizona. He had appealed a lower-court decision last week that barred him from the ballot.

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News and Brief – Week of August 17th

100 Years of Women Fighting for Equality

Tuesday marked the centennial anniversary of American women being granted the right to vote under the 19th Amendment, which was ratified and formally adopted in August 1920.

On that day the words “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged … on account of sex” were added to the U.S. Constitution.

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