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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman, 43, Dies from Colon Cancer

By AFP LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - Chadwick Boseman, the star of the ground-breaking superhero movie "Black Panther," has died from colon cancer, his publicist told AFP on Friday. Boseman, who was in his 40s, had not publicly discussed his condition -- which was first diagnosed in 2016 -- and continued to work on major Hollywood films. "It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther," said a statement posted to Boseman's social media accounts. "He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side." Boseman became the first black superhero to…
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Servicio Postal insta a votantes a solicitar y devolver boletas lo antes posible

Por Voz de América  El director general del Servicio Postal de Estados Unidos, Louis DeJoy, advirtió que los votantes deben solicitar boletas para votar por correo al menos 15 días antes de las elecciones del 3 de noviembre para asegurarse de que tienen tiempo suficiente para recibir su boleta, completarla y enviarla por correo a los funcionarios electorales a tiempo. Reconociendo un aumento esperado en las boletas por correo debido a la pandemia de coronavirus, DeJoy dijo que los votantes deben enviar sus boletas por correo al menos siete días antes de las elecciones. En un testimonio el lunes ante la…
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Senators Warn Postmaster General that USPS Service Changes Ordered by Trump Admin Are Harming Deployed Servicemembers

USPS is the only mail service that can deliver to our military overseas “Making absentee voting more difficult disenfranchises the very Americans who serve and sacrifice on the front lines in defense of our right to vote.” WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), the Ranking Member of the Armed Services Committee, and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, led a group of twenty-nine senators in sending a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to raise concerns over the heightened impact of harmful United States Postal Service (USPS) policy and operational changes to servicemembers and…
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BBB Warning: Puppy Scam Reports Skyrocket During COVID-19 Pandemic

By: IABBB Some families have turned to the internet to look for a pet, thinking a pandemic puppy or kitten would help ease some of the uncertainty of current events. Many have come across scammers advertising animals that don't exist and are never shipped. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has given scammers the idea to ask for money up front, or to make excuses as to why buyers can’t see the pet in person-- before heartbroken, would-be pet owners figure out they have been conned. This practice has also lead to a jump in online shopping fraud in general. BBB suggests, be…
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Statement from Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe on Decision to Reopen Schools

“The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented crisis, impacting New York’s students physically, emotionally and psychologically. Indeed, this has been one of, if not the most, challenging periods for education in our history. New York’s educators have heroically risen to the occasion, dedicating themselves to ensuring that students continued to learn as they also provided the level of care and compassion that our students need on a social-emotional level. “Districts and schools are now putting their reopening procedures into action, planning for teaching and learning whether that will be in-person, remote or a combination of both. The health crisis of COVID-19…
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California sobrepasa el medio millón de infectados por coronavirus

Según las autoridades, el virus ahora circula hasta en la zona más remota del estado y los funcionarios están preocupados por aumentos de casos en comunidades agrícolas, donde hay gran presencia de latinos. Por Verónica Villafañe LOS ANGELES, - El coronavirus sigue avanzando en California, los casos de personas contagiadas ahora suman  y, además, se han registrado  muertes, alcanzando hasta las zonas más remotas del estado, en donde hay grandes comunidades agrícolas. El condado de Modoc, por ejemplo, en la frontera con Oregón, que se había mantenido libre casos de COVID-19, acaba de registrar sus primeros contagios, luego que una pareja regresara de…
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US Forecasters: Atlantic Hurricane Season to Get Stronger

By VOA News The already record-breaking 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is going to get worse, and forecasters could run out of names for storms, government meteorologists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its forecast Thursday and is now predicting up to 25 named storms with as many as 11 becoming hurricanes and possibly six building into major hurricanes with winds of 178 kilometers per hour or stronger. An average number of Atlantic storms is 12. "First and foremost, oceanic and atmospheric conditions are now even more hospitable for hurricane formation and intensification,” lead hurricane forecaster Gerry Bell said. “These…
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Trump Orders Government to Buy ‘Essential’ Drugs From US Firms

By VOA News With coronavirus cases in the United States rising and states struggling to combat the outbreak, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday mandating that the government buy what he called “essential drugs” from manufacturers instead of foreign companies. “The United States must protect our citizens, critical infrastructure, military forces and economy against outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats,” the president's order said. “It is critical that we reduce our dependence on foreign manufacturers for essential medicines, medical countermeasures and critical inputs … to minimize potential shortages, and to mobilize our nation's…
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Isaías retoma fuerza de huracán; avanza hacia las Carolinas

El Centro Nacional de Huracanes ha advertido a los residentes de la costa que pueden haber marejadas de hasta 1,5 metros y hasta 20 centímetros de lluvia en algunos lugares. Los residentes de las zonas costeras aseguraron sus muebles de patio, los operadores de ferrys desalojaron las embarcaciones frente a la costa de Carolina del Norte, y funcionarios distribuyeron costales de arena y ofrecieron espacios para autos en garajes elevados el lunes conforme Isaías avanzaba hacia el norte, donde se prevé que golpee los estados de Carolina del Sur y del Norte como huracán de categoría ; El Centro Nacional…
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El Gobierno de EE.UU. restringe la contratación de trabajadores extranjeros

La firma del decreto 'Contrata Estadounidenses' se suma a otras medidas adoptadas por Washington desde el comienzo de la pandemia para garantizar que sus ciudadanos no tienen que competir con aspirantes de otros países. VOA News Por Rafael Salido WASHIGNTON - La Casa Blanca anunció este lunes que el presidente Donald Trump ha firmado un decreto que obligará a las agencias federales a priorizar la contratación de empleados locales frente a la de extranjeros. "El presidente Donald Trump se está asegurando de que los estadounidenses no se vean desplazados por trabajadores extranjeros mediante el uso de dólares federales", señaló el Gobierno…
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