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Launch of NASA Mars rover delayed again, 2 weeks left to fly

July 1, 2020, 9:00am Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has delayed the launch of its newest Mars rover yet again — to the end of July at the earliest — this time for a rocket issue. Read story

Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release

July 1, 2020, 8:53am Nation & World

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police will stop releasing the mug shots of people who have been arrested unless they pose a threat to the public, as part of an effort to stop perpetuating racial stereotypes, the city’s police chief announced Wednesday. Read story

Video of neighborhood dispute spurs anti-racism protest

July 1, 2020, 8:53am Nation & World

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — A dispute between neighbors over work being done at a northern New Jersey home this week sparked a brief anti-racism protest march after video of the confrontation was posted on social media. Read story

Detroit man gets 3 life terms for LGBTQ shooting deaths

July 1, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

DETROIT — A 19-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to three life terms in prison with no chance of parole for gunning down two gay men and a transgender woman who authorities believe were targeted because of their sexual orientation. Read story

France freezes role in NATO naval force amid Turkey tensions

July 1, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

PARIS — France announced Wednesday that it is suspending its involvement in a NATO naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea after a standoff with a Turkish warship, amid growing tensions within the military alliance over the conflict in Libya. Read story

Astronauts perform spacewalk to swap station batteries

July 1, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts completed their second spacewalk in under a week Wednesday to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Read story

Little evidence that protests spread coronavirus in U.S.

July 1, 2020, 8:51am Health

NEW YORK — There is little evidence that the protests that erupted after George Floyd’s death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections, according to public health experts. Read story

‘You broke my wrist!’ Police sued for taking down wrong man

July 1, 2020, 8:50am Nation & World

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Body camera video shows Antonio Arnelo Smith handing his driver’s license to a Black police officer and answering questions cooperatively before a white officer walks up behind him, wraps him in a bear hug and slams him face-first to the ground. Read story

Pfizer reports encouraging, very early vaccine test results

July 1, 2020, 8:43am Health

The first of four experimental COVID-19 vaccines being tested by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech showed encouraging results in very early testing of 45 people, the companies said Wednesday. Read story

Health experts slam U.S. hoarding of only licensed virus drug

July 1, 2020, 8:43am Health

LONDON — Public health experts on Wednesday criticized the U.S. for securing a large supply of the only drug licensed so far to treat COVID-19. Read story