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5 things to know for July 29: Infrastructure, Covid-19, Capitol riot, Taliban, Cuba

5 things to know for July 29: Infrastructure, Covid-19, Capitol riot, Taliban, Cuba

Several key Covid relief projects are ending soon, which could leave millions with renewed financial risks including housing issues, unemployment, student loan payments and more. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your…MORE

This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19
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This Florida mother has been living in her teen daughter’s ICU room for days, praying she survives Covid-19

Agnes Velasquez remembers the last words her teen daughter said before Covid-19 severely attacked her respiratory system. “She told me that she loved me,” said Velasquez, who rushed her daughter to the hospital. Velasquez spoke with CNN on a video call from the ICU room where her 15-year-old daughter, Paulina, has been battling Covid-19 for…MORE

Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says
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Alaskan coast 8.2 magnitude earthquake was the strongest one in decades, official says

The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the…MORE

A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City
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A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Naved Durrni, 30, faces charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon in the recent physical and verbal attacks on Muslims…MORE

Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show
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Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a decades-long sentence in federal prison for sexual abuse, has been delinquent in his payments toward court-ordered criminal penalties, according to a new court filing. A motion filed Wednesday by the US Justice Department said that since Nassar’s incarceration, he had received deposits into…MORE

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

A man is in custody in connection with the shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left a woman dead and a well-known TikTok user in critical condition, police said Wednesday. Rylee Goodrich, 18, and Anthony Barajas, 19, were at a showing of “The Forever Purge” at a movie theater in Corona, California,…MORE

Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86
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Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86

Infomercial king Ron Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner. He was 86. Popeil started his sales career in Chicago-area flea markets at the age of 16, according to his official biography. In 1959 he appeared…MORE

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19
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Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state’s unvaccinated population. The hospitals, located in Little Rock and Springdale, said 24 pediatric patients were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Wednesday, a 50% increase over any previous peak during the pandemic. Of the 24…MORE

MLB game postponed due to 12 positive coronavirus tests within Washington Nationals team
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MLB game postponed due to 12 positive coronavirus tests within Washington Nationals team

The Washington Nationals game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday has been postponed due to a dozen Covid-19 cases within the Nationals organization. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said on a video news conference that four players and eight staff members had positive tests results for the coronavirus. The manager said some people had symptoms and…MORE

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