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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, a Big 12 pylon marks the end zone at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium before an NCAA college football game between Texas and Kansas State in Austin, Texas. Big 12 schools have agreed to play one nonconference football game this year to go along with their nine league contests as plans for the pandemic-altered season continued to fall into place. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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August 12, 2020 - 3:04 pm
Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall. “You could just see the joy,” Aranda said. “Everyone was smiling. Guys were...
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People wearing face masks wait their turn to be called for a PCR test for the COVID-19 outside a local clinic in Santa Coloma de Gramanet in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
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August 11, 2020 - 1:32 pm
It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double. The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 20 million on Monday, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India...
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Andrew Limberg
August 11, 2020 - 12:54 pm
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is responding to pleas he reconsider his recommendation against playing high school sports this fall. Talks continue between the PIAA and state health officials to determine if any sports can be played and when.
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President Donald Trump prepares to sign four executive orders during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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August 10, 2020 - 10:49 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Governors and state labor department officials were scrambling Monday to determine whether they could implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-...
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Penn State University Football Coach James Franklin
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Jason Barsky
August 10, 2020 - 3:31 pm
The Detroit Free Press is reporting the Big Ten is expected to cancel all 2020 fall sports, including the entire college football season over concerns during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kenny Kuhn
August 10, 2020 - 10:10 am
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have reversed course by now requiring all customers to wear masks when shopping at their retail stores amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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FILE - In this July 23, 2020 file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami. Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday, Aug. 7. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at hospitalizations of children with COVID-19. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
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August 07, 2020 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were...
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Health worker Ivan Mandujano collects a nasal swab sample from a resident to test for COVID-19, in Xochimilco, Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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August 06, 2020 - 8:29 pm
MEXICO CITY — Mexico has jumped above 50,000 dead from the coronavirus with the latest daily report of 819 newly confirmed deaths. The report from the Health Department on Thursday brought the country’s accumulated death toll to 50,517. That is the third-highest death toll in the world, behind only...
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August 06, 2020 - 5:11 am
Two days of legislative hearings are giving Pennsylvania state lawmakers little reason for optimism about the set of problems ahead as schools plan to reopen during the pandemic.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, right, accompanied by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, left, take a question from a reporter following a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. as negotiations continue on a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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August 04, 2020 - 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Senate Republicans re-upped their complaints Tuesday that Democratic negotiators are taking too hard a line in talks on a sweeping coronavirus relief bill, but an afternoon negotiating session brought at least modest concessions from both sides, even as an agreement...
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