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SPACE STATION — Two NASA astronauts take a spacewalk to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. UPCOMING: Spacewalk scheduled for 7:30 a.m.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARE HOME RECKONING — In France, a reckoning is beginning for 14,000 deaths among care home residents, a cataclysm that scythed through the generation that endured World War II. Families whose elders died behind the closed doors of homes in lockdown are filing wrongful death lawsuits, triggering police investigations. They are hiring lawyers and banding together to bust through walls of silence erected by homes that failed to keep families updated about COVID-19 deaths and infections. By John Leicester. SENT: 1,550 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,040 words is available.
HOUTHIS-FLOATING BOMB — The U.N. says an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or exploding, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life, desalination factories and international shipping routes. Meanwhile, Houthi rebels who control the area where the ship is moored have denied U.N. inspectors access to the vessel. Documents obtained by the AP show that seawater has entered the engine compartment of the tanker, which hasn’t been maintained for over five years, causing damage to the pipelines and increasing the risk of sinking. By Maggie Michael. SENT: 1,880 words, photos. An abridged version of 940 words is available.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-GLOBAL — While China moves closer to containing a fresh outbreak in Beijing, the coronavirus takes a stronger hold elsewhere, including the United States, where surging infections across southern states have highlighted the risks of reopening economies without effective treatment or vaccines. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 1,070 words, photos. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-THE-LATEST.
HEALTH OVERHAUL — In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration urges the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s latest high court filing came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through HealthCare.gov. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Mark Sherman. SENT: 480 words, photos.
GEORGE FLOYD-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE — The Minneapolis City Council votes on a proposal to change the city charter to allow elimination of the city’s police department, a…
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