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Today's Top News Compilation - Friday, May 29, 2020

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Coronavirus FAQs: Is It Safer To Fly Or Drive? Is Air Conditioning A Threat?

  • News source: Isabella Gomez Sarmiento
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I need to take a trip that would be either a few hours flying or multiple days driving. Which is safer?

As lockdown orders are relaxed to some capacity in countries around the world, travel is starting to see an uptick for the first time since mid-March. But when it comes to taking a longer trip, is it better to travel by car or by plane?

Dr. Henry Wu, a professor of infectious disease medicine at Emory University and director of its TravelWell Center, says there is no definite answer — but it all comes down to planning ahead.

Regardless of...
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GOP Fears Loss Of Reliable Senate Seat Amid Fractious Kansas Primary

  • News source: Jim McLean
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With control of the U.S. Senate up for grabs in November, Republicans may have fights on their hands in states they have long taken for granted: Kansas, for example.

The GOP has had a lock on both of the state's Senate seats since the Great Depression. However, as they approach a Monday, June 1, filing deadline, party leaders are not confident that any of the candidates now in the field are a lock to hold onto retiring Sen. Pat Roberts' seat.

Democrats hope that a victory in Kansas in November can help deliver them a majority in the U.S. Senate...
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'I Find Myself Very Seriously Feeling Hollow': Documenting A Pandemic Experience

  • News source: Jacob Fenston
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At 85, Margaret Sullivan felt that she had a comfortable life and was being well taken care of in a retirement home in Northern Virginia.

"Living in a bubble," she said.

But then she shared a piece of sad news: "My brother died about two weeks ago of the virus."

He lived a few states away.

"I'm the oldest and he's the youngest," she explained. "And that's outside the order of things."

For many, the pandemic has been long days of juggling kids and work. Worrying about money. Trying to schedule grocery deliveries.

But for Sullivan, the virus...
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Iowa's Steve King faces toughest primary fight in years

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Iowa Congressman Steve King is facing his toughest primary race in years on Tuesday, as Republicans who usually safeguard their incumbents have either shied away from defending him or backed his challengers.

While King has drawn headlines for years for his controversial comments, the message from those hoping to unseat him has focused more on what King isn't able to do in Washington.

In 2019, King was stripped of his House committee assignments after comments he made about white nationalism and white supremacy, which prompted a swift bipartisan...
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What Do Coronavirus Racial Disparities Look Like State By State?

  • News source: Maria Godoy
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In April, New Orleans health officials realized their drive-through testing strategy for the coronavirus wasn't working. The reason? Census tract data revealed hot spots for the virus were located in predominantly low-income African-American neighborhoods where many residents lacked cars.

In response, officials have changed their strategy, sending mobile testing vans to some of those areas, says Thomas LaVeist, dean of Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and co-chair of Louisiana's COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force...
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Minnesota protest updates: 'Prudent' to have Army units ready to deploy to Minnesota

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Protests following the death of George Floyd while in police custody continued across the U.S. Saturday
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Wife of officer charged with George Floyd's murder files for divorce

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter Friday.
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Protests Spread Nationwide On Fourth Night After Minneapolis Death Of George Floyd

  • News source: Vanessa Romo
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Angry protests nationwide on Friday followed the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis. Clashes erupted between activists and law enforcement in many of locations.

In most cases the demonstrations began peacefully, but as the day unfolded and night fell, they became increasingly violent.

"They are telling our stories and you are disgracing their building"

That was true in Atlanta, where a crowd of protesters outside of an entrance to CNN's headquarters on Friday evening repeatedly threw rocks at officers attempting to keep them...
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Rapper Killer Mike urges calm amid violence in Atlanta

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Rapper Killer Mike joined Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Friday night in an attempt to stem the violent protests raging through the city. The rapper gave an emotional plea for protesters to organize and vote for more progressive leaders to fight systemic racism -- but he urged them not to destroy the city.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters: "Go home"

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told protesters to "go home" after demonstrators set fire to a police car and vandalized a sign at the CNN center. "What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta," she said.
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Jeffrey Epstein victims' compensation fund to finally move forward

  • News source: ABC News: Top Stories
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Mark Zuckerberg explains why Facebook left up Trump posts

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg tried to explain Friday why Facebook has left up President Trump's posts about the Minneapolis protests. "Our position is that we should enable as much expression as possible unless it will cause imminent risk of specific harms or dangers spelled out in clear policies," Zuckerberg wrote.

Mr. Trump posted on Twitter and Facebook early Friday that Minneapolis protesters were "thugs" and wrote "when the looting starts, the shooting starts." The second tweet in the thread was quickly flagged by Twitter as "glorifying...
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