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Nearly 5 million COVID cases: How did US get here?

By PHIL MARCELO, CARLA K. JOHNSON and LISA MARIE PANE | Associated Press BOSTON — Fourth of July gatherings, graduation parties, no-mask weddings, crowded bars — there are reasons the U.S. has racked up more than 155,000 coronavirus deaths, by far the most of any country, and is fast approaching an off-the-charts 5 million confirmed infections, easily the highest in the world. Many Americans have resisted wearing masks and social distancing, calling such precautions an overreaction or an infring...
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Massachusetts Court Won’t Use Term ‘Grandfathering,’ Citing Its Racist Origins

The term was “adopted by some states after the Civil War in an effort to disenfranchise African-American voters,” the court noted.
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4 August tax moves to make during pandemic Dog Days

Hello August! These annual hot and, here in Central Texas, sticky days of late summer usually are a transitional time. Families take one last summer vacation. Parents and kiddos (but mostly parents) get ready for the return of school. Not so in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic continues to keep much of our lives on hold, like those final holiday trips and school openings. Taxes, though, are more persistent. Yes, COVID-19 did delay Tax Day until last month. But as far as the rest of the tax realm i...
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With Loan Money Gone, Restaurants Are At Mercy Of Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets. Government coronavirus loans in the spring helped eating establishments rehire laid-off employees and ride out the pandemic’s initial surge and wave of shutdown orders. But that Paycheck Protection Program money has now been spent at many restaurants, leaving them in the same precarious position they were in during outbreak’s early days: Thousands of restaurants are bei...
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Cannabis, Lies and Foreign Cash: A Mother and Daughter’s Journey Through the Underground Mask Trade

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In late April, as an escalating pandemic shut down most of the country and the federal government shelled out billions of dollars to untested contractors for protective masks, Juanita Ramos got a call from a friend in the marijuana business. Her friend and some other ganjapreneurs were buzzing over a potenti...
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United States: Massachusetts Designates Juneteenth As A State Holiday, Creating A New Obligation For Many Retail Employers - Littler Mendelson

On Friday, July 24, 2020, Governor Baker signed a bill designating Juneteenth (June 19th) as an annual state holiday in Massachusetts.
Tags: News, Massachusetts, United States, Baker, Littler Mendelson

Statue of white woman holding hatchet and scalps sparks backlash in New England

Hannah Duston, subject of the first publicly funded US monument to a woman, is implicated in the deaths of 10 Native AmericansThe statue is the earliest publicly funded monument to a woman in the US.It stands in the out-of-the-way town of Boscawen, New Hampshire. It shows a woman holding a hatchet in one hand and a fistful of scalps in the other. Her name is Hannah Duston. Continue reading...
Tags: Massachusetts, Race, US, US news, New Hampshire, Native Americans, New England, Boscawen New Hampshire, Hannah Duston, Hannah Duston Continue

Kasper Kotkansalo Announces Return to Finland, Citing Covid Concerns

Boston University rising senior Kasper Kotkansalo announced via his Instagram that he will remain in his native Finland this year, rather than playing his senior season with the Terriers due to Covid-19 concerns. Here is a screenshot, via Patrick Donnelly: Here is the full post:— Patrick Donnelly (@PatDonn12) August 2, 2020 Kotkansalo was a third round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2017 NHL Draft, and while his offensive game never quite deve...
Tags: Massachusetts, Sport, Finland, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Boston University, Chris Dilks, Terriers, Patrick Donnelly, Kasper Kotkansalo, Kotkansalo, COVID, Finland Kotkansalo


Turning now to the families of the Haskell wives, I'll begin with Elizabeth (Giddings) Haskell. She was the grandaughter of my 10x great grandfather George Giddings.George,his wife and their children were part of the Great Migration colonist. passenger on the ship The Planter. William Richard Cutter wrote this about George:George Giddings, aged twenty, came from England in 1635, and settled in the town of Ipswich, about twenty-five miles from lioston, Massachusetts, with their three servants. Th...
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SPC Tornado Watch 410 Status Reports

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Coronavirus: Why don’t people get sick despite being infected?

Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks. “I never felt sick. Not a cough, wheezing, headache. Absolutely nothing, “ said 63-year-old Wright of Redwood City, despite testing positive for the virus – 40 days, straight — after being exposed aboard the Diamond Princess cruise last February. Seven months into a pandemic that has kille...
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The housing crisis is here

The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:This summer's housing market is split into two alternate realities, said Heather Long at The Washington Post. Realtors' cellphones have been "ringing with eager buyers" looking to flee urban areas for the suburbs while mortgage interest rates are at record lows. One house on the market outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, "received 26 offers the initial weekend it was for sale." For renters, on the othe...
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How Many People in the U.S. Are Hospitalized With COVID-19? Who Knows?

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. In mid-July, the Trump administration instructed hospitals to change the way they reported data on their coronavirus patients, promising the new approach would provide better, more up-to-the-minute information about the virus’s toll and allow resources and supplies to be quickly dispatched across the country...
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First Circuit panel reverses death sentence of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Roughly five years after a jury handed down a death sentence to the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev back in May 2015, today a First Circuit panel reversed the sentence while affirming his convictions.  This local NPR piece provides the basics and some context: A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying the trial judge didn't do enough to ensure an unbiased jury. The First Circuit Court of Appeals Friday ordered...
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Democratic rep says red states are 'getting what was coming to them' for 'playing politics' with Covid-19

A Democratic congressman from Massachusetts said "we certainly have this perception in the Northeast that all the red states are getting what was coming to them because they refused to follow these mandates, and they're playing politics" with Covid-19, as cases continue to surge in conservative-leaning states like Texas and Florida.
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Ask the author: Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and “the loneliness of original work”

“[A] man of high ambitions … must face the loneliness of original work.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Brown University Commencement Address (1897) The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Catharine Pierce Wells in connection with her new book, “Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Willing Servant to an Unknown God” (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Catharine Pierce Wells is a professor of law and a Law School Fund research scholar at Boston College Law School, where she teaches and wr...
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First Indoor Play Approved By Actors’ Equity Won’t Be Indoors After All

Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires was all set to go with a production of playwright David Cale’s one-man play Harry Clarke — the union had given the go-ahead, and the theater had had seats removed and the bathrooms and air conditioning system redesigned to meet COVID safety guidelines. But the state of Massachusetts has refused to waive its ongoing ban on indoor performance. The show will go on, however — in a tent. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Massachusetts, Theatre, Harry Clarke, Berkshires, Barrington Stage Company, David Cale, 07.30.20

Made in Massachusetts: The Merida Collection of Modern Natural Fiber Rugs Designed by Sylvie Johnson

Several of us at Remodelista grew up in Massachusetts and remember seeing the many-windowed abandoned factory buildings in the mill town of Fall River. So we were heartened to hear that the collection of natural fiber rugs we were admiring is produced in a revived Fall River textile mill. Merida, we learned, is a company with a conscience and a mandate to celebrate craft and ingenuity. Under CEO Catherine Connolly and art director Sylvie Johnson, Merida has been creating top-of-the-line, artisan...
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Barrington Stage Company Forced to Move Equity-Approved HARRY CLARKE Outdoors

As announced on July 6, Barrington Stage Company was one of the first two theatres with Equity-approved plans to resume socially-distanced performance this summer. Now, according to the New York Times, BSC's Harry Clarke, which was set to begin performances indoors next week, will now perform outdoors in accordance with rules from the stage of Massachusetts which prohibit indoor theatre. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Massachusetts, Theatre, Harry Clarke, BWW News Desk, Barrington Stage Company, Barrington Stage Company Forced, New York Times BSC

Bruins News & Rumors: Bjork, Coyle & More

In this edition of Bruins’ News & Rumors, Anders Bjork has signed a three-year contract extension, Charlie Coyle has been named the winner of NESN’s 7th Player Award for the 2019-20 season and the Bruins expect Ondrej Kase to join them soon. Bjork Signs Contract Extension The Bruins took care of some housekeeping Wednesday when they’d sign Bjork to a three-year contract extension worth $4.8 million. This contract will carry a cap hit of $1.6 million for the next three seasons. Bjork ...
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Exclusive: Chinese-backed hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine firm Moderna

Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc , a leading U.S.-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, earlier this year in a bid to steal valuable data, according to a U.S. security official tracking Chinese hacking activity. Last week, the U.S. Justice Department made public an indictment of two Chinese nationals accused of spying on the United States, including three unnamed U.S.-based targets involved in medical research to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The i...
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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies from COVID-19 at 74

ATLANTA — Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain’s Twitter account on Thursday announced the death. Cain had been ill with the virus for several weeks. It’s not clear when or where he was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in ...
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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies from coronavirus at 74

ATLANTA —Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74. A post on Cain’s Twitter account on Thursday announced the death. Cain had been ill with the virus for several weeks. It’s not clear when or where he was infected, but he was hospitalized less than two weeks after attending Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in J...
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Joe Biden's running mate - none will satisfy all sections of the party

Kamala Harris? Val Demings? Democrats speculate but no single candidate will be able to satisfy all the interest groups and sectors of the partyIt doesn’t matter who Joe Biden picks as his running mate – somebody will be disappointed.The former vice-president and de facto Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday said he would make a selection in the first week of August.The selection process has largely been kept secret with as many as two dozen names floating around as potential running mates...
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United States: Updated Massachusetts Guidance Clarifies Lodging Providers' Responsibility For Ensuring Guest Compliance With Travel Order - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

As we previously reported, on July 24, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker issued an Executive Order announcing a $500 daily civil fine, effective August 1, for individuals traveling into the Commonwealth ...
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Honolulu grocers hit by COVID-19, Young Brothers threatens to stop interisland shipping without 47% rate hike, Kauai park shut down after bad behavior, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Coconut climber at Polynesian Cultural Center ©2020 All Hawaii News COVID-19 leads to layoffs at The Polynesian Cultural Center. Approximately 30% of the 260 full-time employee workforce may be reduced by September 26, 2020. Shipper asks for ruling on rates by Aug. 17. Young Brothers says it may be forced to discontinue interisland services and furlough employees if the state Public Utilities Commission does not approve its emergency request for a 47 percent rate hike by Aug. 17. Maui...
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Massachusetts becomes the latest state to make Juneteenth an official state holiday

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has made it official: Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday.
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Prison labor in Massachusetts is used to manufacture Blue Lives Matter merchandise

As long as prisons exist, I've generally been a fan of the idea behind work release programs like the one in the Maine State Prison system, where incarcerated people learn skills like woodworking that will help them get jobs upon release. Or at least, it's the least worst work-related prison program I've come across. Most people who spend time in prison are usually driven there through a series of events complicated by poverty, so it makes sense to provide them with rehabilitative opportunities ...
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[UPDATED July 28] Trump's Memorandum on Not Counting Undocumented Immigrants for Purposes of House Reapportionment Calculations

Contrary to what you might have read, President Trump’s “Memorandum on Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census,” which he issued [on Tuesday, July 21], doesn’t change the way the Department of Commerce will conduct the 2020 census.  It is, instead, an announcement of the way that Trump himself plans to report the results of that census to Congress next January, for purposes of establishing how the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be allocate...
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TPC Southwind Profile: A Stiff Challenge At The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

(CBS Miami) — TPC Southwind’s been a regular stop on the PGA Tour since 1989. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the private golf club hosted the FedEx St. Jude Classic through 2018. The title sponsor, whose corporate offices are nearby, then took over what was then the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, moved the event to to TPC Southwind and rechristened it the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. The heightened Tour status — WGC events offer larger purses and additional FedExCup points — rubs off on the h...
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