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President Trump told Fox Business Network that he plans to block additional funding and election assistance for the U.S. Postal Service in order to sabotage efforts to expand mail-in voting. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Opposes Postal Service Funding But Says He'd Sign Bill Including It

President Trump on Thursday evening reiterated his interest in denying the U.S. Postal Service funds, which he says would kneecap efforts to expand mail-in voting.

Two years after opening an investigation into Yale University's use of race in admissions, the Justice Department announced on Thursday that it found the university to have discriminated against white and Asian American applicants. Beth Harpaz/AP hide caption

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DOJ: Yale Discriminates Against Asian American And White Applicants In Admissions

The Justice Department said its two-year investigation found that race is "the determinative factor in hundreds of admissions decisions each year." Yale categorically denies the allegation.

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is calling on Americans to do their part to contain the coronavirus as flu season comes into view. Kevin Dietsch/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CDC Director Warns This Fall Could Be The Worst Ever For Public Health

In an interview with WebMD, CDC Director Robert Redfield warned of the dual threat of the coronavirus and flu season. He urged Americans to follow COVID-19 health guidance and get the flu vaccine.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks Thursday after a coronavirus briefing with health experts and his newly named running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, at the Hotel DuPont in Wilmington, Del. Biden took off his mask to speak. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Joe Biden: For The Next 3 Months, All Americans Should Wear A Mask When Outside

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said every governor should mandate mask-wearing as a way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, pictured last month, withdrew litigation against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the City Council over a requirement to wear masks in public and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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Governor Drops Lawsuit Against Atlanta Mayor Over Masks, But Fight May Not Be Over

Gov. Brian Kemp suggests he will wait out his existing executive order and address Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' refusal to lift her mask-wearing requirement when he signs a new one on Aug. 15.

Breonna Taylor, here in December, would have turned 27 on Friday. Her friends and family remember Taylor as a caring person who loved her job in health care and enjoyed playing cards with her aunts. Taylor Family hide caption

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Breonna Taylor's Mother Urges Criminal Charges: 'Every Day Is Still March The 13th'

"I absolutely expect there to be charges based on the evidence," attorney Benjamin Crump says after Taylor's family meets with Louisville's mayor and the Kentucky attorney general.

Jennifer Austin, a recovery coach who has struggled with addiction, usually hosts Narcotics Anonymous classes at this Salvation Army center in Ogdensburg, N.Y. They've been canceled because of the pandemic, leaving more people vulnerable to relapse and overdose. "I've had people I've never worked with before reach out to me and say, 'Jen, what do I do?'" Austin said. Brian Mann/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

"During the pandemic, basically everything is pointed in the wrong direction," says one federal health official, who calls the convergence of COVID-19 and America's addiction crisis "a nightmare."

U.S. Sees Deadly Drug Overdose Spike During Pandemic

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20 Questions To Help Decide What's Best For Your Kids (And You) This School Year

Families with children are in a serious bind. Whether you're looking for options for child care or need resources to keep your kid entertained, this episode will walk through some ideas to think about for this school year.

20 Questions To Help Decide What's Best For Your Kids (And You) This School Year

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Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks

Contrary to the image of sharks as lone predators, new research has found evidence that some species are social creatures, who return repeatedly to the same fellow sharks, often for years.

Everyone Needs A Buddy. Even Sharks

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A group solicits funds for weapons by asking for bitcoin, according to the Department of Justice. The Trump administration says al-Qaida and affiliated groups have used such donations to fund terrorism. Department of Justice hide caption

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Department Of Justice Seizes Bitcoin, Websites From Terror Groups

The DOJ calls this "the government's largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency in the terrorism context." It also seizes websites ISIS allegedly used to sell fake face masks during the pandemic.

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