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Protester dies after struck by speeding car at Black Lives Matter freeway demonstration in Seattle
iStock/Kameleon007 By: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (SEATTLE) -- A young protester has died from injuries she suffered when a luxury car plowed into her and another woman during a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday on a Seattle freeway that has been shut down for days due to the civil unrest, police said.Summer Taylor was pronounced dead at a local hospital hours after a 27-year-old man in a white Jaguar drove onto a closed section of Interstate 5 where ongoing demonstrations have been occurring and slammed into her and another protester, police said.Surveillance video captured the 2013 Jaguar apparently speeding down...
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Election monitors allege Putin referendum saw unprecedented ballot fraud
iStock/malerapaso By: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Data scientists and independent election observers have claimed statistical analysis suggests there was massive falsification of votes in a referendum this week that overwhelming approved constitutional changes to grant Russian President Vladimir Putin the right to extend his rule until 2036.The week-long referendum on a package of constitutional amendments that "reset" Putin's term limits concluded in Russia on Wednesday with a result hailed by the Kremlin as a "triumph." The official tally showed 77.92% of voters backing the amendments and 21.27% against, with a turnout of 65%.Those numbers are significantly above...
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#Kanye2020? Kanye West announces he’s running for president
PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP via Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- Kanye West decided to ring in the 4th of July with a major announcement: He’s running for president."We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future," the rapper wrote on Twitter Saturday evening. "I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION"It’s not clear if Kanye is serious about running or if he’s simply trying to drum up publicity for his upcoming album, God's Country, and its first single, "Wash Us in the Blood," which was released earlier this week. If he...
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Anxiety, depression increasing among mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic
SeventyFour/iStock By ALEXIS CARRINGTON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- More pregnant women and new mothers are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.The disruptions of the COVID-19 on daily life has left many feeling anxious or depressed, making the future seem uncertain, but these feelings are normal, according to a new study shedding light on the emotional toll the pandemic has had on new mothers.Researchers from the University of Alberta interviewed 900 new mothers and found that 40.7% of new moms had depressive symptoms compared to 15% before the pandemic. The study also...
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Washington Redskins to undergo 'thorough review' of team name
Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images By LAUREN LANTRY, ABC News(ASHBURN, Va.) -- The Washington Redskins, the NFL football team representing the nation’s capital, announced Friday it would begin a “thorough review” of its controversial name that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement the team said the decision was made “in light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community" and it comes after a month of protests calling for racial justice and equality.“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but...
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Want to be able to edit your Tweets? Convince 'everyone' to wear a mask
DKart/iStock By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twitter teased it will allow one of its most sought-after updates -- letting people edit Tweets -- on the condition that "everyone wears a mask."The company's announcement from its verified page has already garnered more than 2 million likes on the platform.Twitter declined ABC News' request for further comment, directing only to their message on Twitter that read, "everyone means EVERYONE."Nick Pacilio, a communications manager at Twitter, however, re-shared the original message saying, "this is not a joke." since multiple reporters are asking, this is not a joke https://t.co/rtmoP3O9Eo — Nick Pacilio...
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Pence's Arizona trip was delayed due to Secret Service agents testing positive for COVID-19
Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen By JACK DATE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Secret Service agents in Arizona on Monday tested positive for COVID-19 or showed signs of illness while preparing for a trip involving Vice President Mike Pence, leading to the government postponing the trip originally planned for Tuesday to Wednesday, a government official familiar with the matter tells ABC News.The delay was needed for the Secret Service to bring in a new team of healthy agents in to Phoenix to complete the trip, according to the official."The health and safety of our workforce, their families, and that...
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