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Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Nepal agree to jointly fight COVID-19


July 28, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, China, Afghanistan and Nepal have agreed to jointly fight COVID-19 and resume economy. The agreement reached at a quadrilateral virtual meeting of foreign ministers hosted by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. Minister for Economic Affairs Khusro Bakhtiar represented Pakistan at the session. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang said that China stands ready to continue …

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WHO says COVID-19 pandemic is ‘one big wave’, not seasonal


July 28, 2020

GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Tuesday warned against complacency about new coronavirus transmission in the northern hemisphere summer, saying that this virus did not behave like influenza that tended to follow seasonal trends. “People are still thinking about seasons. What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and…this one is behaving differently,” …

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What you need to know about coronavirus, plus a map of every case in Texas


July 28, 2020

  Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses …

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Promotion from 5th, 8th grades won’t be tied to STAAR tests in 2020-21, but state’s A-F school grades will


July 28, 2020

Texas will alter some of the high-stakes nature of its standardized tests, but those tests will still be given to public school students next year, with grades still tied to schools and districts in part based on student testing performance, according to an announcement by Gov. Greg Abbott. A news release from Abbott on Monday declared that promotion requirements for …

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Teen killed in hit-and-run near Bowie High School in Arlington


July 28, 2020

A teenager was fatally struck by a car near an Arlington high school Monday afternoon, police say. Officers were called to the 2100 block of Highbank Drive, near Bowie High School, about 2:45 p.m. and found the teen with serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. According to police, two groups of people in separate cars …

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Will anyone face charges for fatally shooting Austin protester Garrett Foster?


July 28, 2020

AUSTIN — Police released a driver accused of killing Garrett Foster at an Austin protest this weekend, raising questions about whether the shooter will face charges. Experts said the case hinges on whether the driver has a solid self defense claim. In a statement to The News on Monday, the Austin Police Department said it was still investigating the shooting: “APD Homicide is …

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State releases COVID data for Texas assisted living facilities, nursing homes


July 28, 2020

Texas health officials began providing comprehensive coronavirus data Monday for nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, state-supported living centers and state hospitals. The data, posted online for case and death counts for nursing and assisted-living facilities statewide, cover only through July 13. But the Health and Human Services Commission said it would update the numbers by 3 p.m. on weekdays. The numbers come months …

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Jenkins says lower Dallas County coronavirus numbers could be a reporting glitch, but he’s ‘increasingly optimistic’


July 28, 2020

More than 600 deaths from COVID-19 were added to Texas’ toll Monday as the state began using death certificates to identify them — a method that officials say is more consistent. Previously, the Texas Department of State Health Services relied on local and regional health departments to publicly report deaths from the novel coronavirus. This process took too long, varied …

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Deadly crash killed a leading contender to replace US spy chief John Ratcliffe in Congress


July 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — The death of a Rockwall judge killed by a wrong-way driver on Saturday night has thrown an unusual congressional race into disarray. More than 15 Republicans have been vying to replace John Ratcliffe, who stepped down two months ago after winning Senate confirmation to serve as director of national intelligence. David Bridges of Rockwall, a justice on the 5th …

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