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COVID-19's impact could include 20 more firearm suicides per day this year: Analysis

suratoho/iStockBy DR. ALEXIS E. CARGGINTON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- COVID-19 could bring a 20-30% increase in firearm suicides this year, a new study has found.The uncertainty brought on by the pandemic has been impacting people's mental health and increasing feelings of anxiety and depression. The pandemic has also led to increases in gun purchases with an estimated 1.9 million additional guns sold during March and April 2020 compared to the same time period last year. Having access to a firearm in the home triples the ...

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#BlackOutDay2020: Skip Amazon and support these Black-owned bookstores

bitterfly/iStockBy SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- When Dawud Hakim opened a bookshop in Philadelphia in 1959 devoted entirely to African-American literature, it seemed that very few Americans were interested in the books he was trying to sell.“He got a rude awakening because, back in the day, people weren’t buying books by Black people, for Black people," said his daughter Yvonne Hakim, who runs Hakim's Bookstore today.But since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, Hakim said she's watched in amazement as ...

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Congressional races in New Jersey center around party loyalty

yorkfoto/iStockBy MEG CUNNINGHAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Yet another round of primaries are coming to a close Tuesday in New Jersey and Delaware, which both delayed their voting due to the coronavirus pandemic.New Jersey opted to mail postage-paid absentee ballots to every one of the state's 3.6 million registered Democrats and Republicans, while unaffiliated voters can request an absentee ballot on their own. New Jerseyans are casting ballots for the presidential race, U.S. House races and other local races further down the ballot.Ballot drop boxes ...

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Students on F-1, M-1 visas can't remain in US if all their fall classes are online

travelview/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- International students studying in the United States on an F-1 or M-1 student visa won't be able to continue their studies in the fall if their school only offers online classes, according to an announcement from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).The ruling comes as schools across the country attempt to navigate how to safely reopen this fall as COVID-19 cases continue to tick upward in many areas.Students enrolled in a school "operating entirely online" must either ...

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Situation 'really not good' as new COVID-19 cases break records: Fauci

ABC NewsBy STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. is "really not good," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert, said Monday amid an alarming rise in new cases and hospitalizations.His comments were in stark contrast with those of President Donald Trump, who has sought to play down the danger in states where governors and mayors are struggling to control outbreaks after reopening -- outbreaks the president has called "embers."Fauci said the current state of ...

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Coronavirus updates: US reports 45,000 new cases; death toll tops 130,000

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 538,000 people worldwide.Over 11.6 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' ...

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Jimmy John's fires employees after viral video of bread dough noose

iStockBy: KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- Popular sandwich chain Jimmy John's said that employees at one of its franchise restaurants in Georgia had been fired after a now-viral video showed them pretend to hang an employee with bread dough shaped like a noose."The actions seen in the video are absolutely unacceptable and do not represent the Jimmy John's brand or the local franchise ownership team," Jimmy John's said in an official statement released on Monday. "As soon as we were alerted to the video, ...

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YTMT Logo Robert Mueller is attempting a coup. Here’s why.

Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 12/8/17 http://www.youtellmetexas.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/youtellme.mp3 Download The initial reaction by the Left to Donald Trump’s election victory was predictable. The hair pulling and shrieking and shouting of vulgarities is pretty much standard lefty fare. The female-organ shaped hats and the marching in the streets and the foaming at the mouth on … Continue reading Robert Mueller is attempting a coup. Here’s why.

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