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After a gunman killed 9, Gov. DeWine heard chants of 'Do something!' and rolled out a plan. A year later, Ohio laws haven't changed a bit.

Dayton mayor Nan Whaley says she has lost faith that any gun reform law will come out of Columbus.         [Author: The Columbus Dispatch]
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Hurricane Isaias, one year since Dayton mass shooting, Primary day in Michigan: 5 things to know Tuesday

Hurricane Isaias will keep moving north after making landfall, it's the one-year anniversary of the Dayton shooting and more to start your Tuesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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When politics hits home: Pandemic moms are descendants of soccer and votes-for-women moms

Over 100 years ago, legions of women found ways to convey to non-activist women that the vote was crucial to them and the well-being of their families.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Isaias makes landfall in southern North Carolina; downgraded to tropical storm

Isaias strengthened into Category 1 hurricane prior to making landfall late Monday night, and has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lakers' LeBron James considered joining nationwide protests for racial reforms

LeBron James has opted to focus much of his efforts on voting initiatives rather than being on the front lines of protests against racial injustice.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Millennials, Gen Zers say pandemic has derailed their financial independence

About 59% of young Americans say the pandemic has upended their goal to become financially independent from family, according to a new report from TD Ameritrade.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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California's Apple Fire scorches 26,000 acres and is 7% contained; smoke seen as far as Arizona

About 1,360 firefighters and multiple aircraft were battling the blaze as it spread to more than 26,000 acres in Southern California.         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
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'Zombie cicadas,' infected with a mind-controlling fungus, aren't a threat to humans. But they're killing each other.

The fungus is a death sentence to cicadas as it begins building up in the abdomen, eating away from the inside as fungal spores grow.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Southwest reduces aircraft cleaning between flights, focusing on tray tables over seat belts

Southwest's new cleaning procedure focuses on tray tables and lavatories between flights, not arm rests and seat belts, which are cleaned nightly.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Isaias makes landfall in southern North Carolina as Category 1 hurricane

Isaias strengthened into hurricane priort to making landfall in the Carolinas on Monday night, will bring dangerous storm surge and flash flooding.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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NFL owners, NFLPA reach agreement on Thursday for COVID-19 opt-out deadline

NFL players must make their decisions on whether to opt out of the 2020 season because of concerns over the coronavirus by Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Isaias strengthens to Category 1 hurricane ahead of projected landfall in southern North Carolina

Isaias strengthened into hurricane priort to making landfall in the Carolinas on Monday night, will bring dangerous storm surge and flash flooding.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'We're in for a bad and rocky ride:' Ex-WHO doctor who helped eradicate smallpox predicts COVID-19 turmoil for years

Larry Brilliant, an ex-WHO doctor whose team helped eradicate smallpox, predicts the U.S. could battle COVID-19 for the next 3 to 4 years.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Isaias strengthens to Category 1 hurricane ahead of projected landfall in the Carolinas

Isaias strengthened into hurricane priort to making landfall in the Carolinas on Monday night, will bring dangerous storm surge and flash flooding.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Former NFL offensive tackle Tootie Robbins dies after contracting COVID-19

Former Packers and Cardinals offensive tackle Tootie Robbins died at the age of 62 after succumbing to COVID-19.         [Author: Packers News]
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Joe Biden Democrats, welcome John Kasich and other Never Trumpers to national convention

Our View: Evict Donald Trump and elect President Joe Biden to make America great again. Before Election Day, Democrats need all the help they can get.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Big 12 sets college football schedule with nine conference games, one non-conference

With the Big 12 now complete, every conference in the Power Five has agreed to schedules that lean heavily toward conference games.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lifetime unwraps plans for first holiday films centered on LGBTQ romance, Chinese American family

Lifetime's holiday slate includes its first film centered on an LGBTQ romance, as well as its first centered on a Chinese-American family.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Maryland governor overturns order that would keep Barron Trump's school closed as president pushes reopening

Gov. Larry Hogan said the decision to reopen should be left to "schools and parents, not politicians."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Deborah Birx slammed by both Trump, Pelosi in her role as White House coronavirus coordinator

Pelosi told CNN Monday she didn't have "any confidence" in Birx, saying she has "enabled" Trump and not done enough to correct faulty medical claims.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: Donald Trump irked with Dr. Deborah Birx; British test yields results in 90 minutes; 7 Cardinals players infected

The WHO is continuing to study the origin of COVID-19. Two new tests in the UK can detect the virus – and flu – in 90 minutes. Latest updates.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Recall: Red onions expected in salmonella outbreak shipped to all 50 states and Canada

A salmonella outbreak in 34 states is linked to onions that were shipped to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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California's Apple Fire scorches 26,000 acres and is 5% contained; smoke seen as far as Arizona

About 1,360 firefighters and multiple aircraft were battling the blaze as it spread to more than 26,000 acres in Southern California.         [Author: Palm Springs Desert Sun]
Tags: News, California, Arizona, Southern California, Palm Springs Desert Sun


Trump weighs executive action as negotiations progress on next coronavirus stimulus package

The president on Monday said he was weighing executive action as Congress and the White House struggle to break the impasse.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Here's why Microsoft wants to buy TikTok and what Trump has to do with it

Why does Microsoft want to buy TikTok, a social media service favored by American teens? It could be the company's long awaited fountain of youth.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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MLB postpones Cardinals' next series after 13 test positive for COVID-19

Four-game series between St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers is postponed after seven Cardinals players and six staff members tested positive.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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'Doctors' opinions are a dime a dozen': Trump adviser Navarro again ignores experts, touts hydroxychloroquine

"Doctors' opinions are a dime a dozen," Navarro said of the administration's health experts' view that hydroxychloroquine isn't effective on COVID-19.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Cicadas and Palo Verde beetles? Harmless. But these Arizona bugs and reptiles can hurt you

Scorpion and bee stings or rattlesnake bites can hurt and in some cases cause death. Look out for these Arizona creatures, including Gila monsters.         [Author: Arizona Republic]
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Portia de Rossi defends Ellen DeGeneres as Brad Garrett, Lea Thompson, others react to scandal

After Ellen DeGeneres' apology following mistreatment allegations on Thursday, Portia de Rossi, Lea Thompson and others are giving their thoughts.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Wildlife sanctuary celebrates successful koala breeding season after devastating bushfires

The Australian Reptile Park is celebrating a successful koala breeding season following intense bushfires that devastated the koala population.         [Author: Storyful]
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