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(NEW YORK) -- Here's the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus as of 9:40 a.m. ET.Latest reported numbers globally per Johns Hopkins University Global diagnosed cases: 7,540,679 Global d...

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Second Bat In One Week Confirmed Positive For Rabies

For the second time in one week, a bat collected from an Atlantic County homeowner’s property has tested positive for rabies. In this case, the bat was collected from the 1400 block of 12th Avenue in Weymouth Township on June 30. It was sent to the state lab for testing and confirmed positive on July […]

Three More States Added to NJ Quarantine List

Gov. Phil Murphy said today visitors from three more states must quarantine for two weeks under an advisory aimed at travelers from COVID-19 hotspots. Residents from neighboring Delaware as well as Kansas and Oklahoma should self-quarantine for 14 days if visiting New Jersey. The new states bring the total to 19. The advisory covers states […]

Latest COVID-19 Numbers

Atlantic County public health officials reported the death of a 54-year old Galloway man from complications of Covid-19 as well as 10 more residents who have tested positive for the disease. They include three males, ages 25-34, and seven females, ages 1-63.

Federal Loan Money on the Way

A total of over147,000 New Jersey businesses received $17.2 billion in loans from a federal program aimed at helping businesses hurt by the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Treasury Department reported Monday. Full-service restaurants were the industry with the most loans, followed by offices of doctors, lawyers and dentists. Religious organizations and beauty salons. Under the […]

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Police in Indiana investigating alleged gang assault of Black man caught on video

Police in Indiana investigating alleged gang assault of Black man caught on video

kali9/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS

(LAKE MONROE, Ind.) -- Viral videos depicting a group of white men allegedly assaulting a Black man in an Indiana park on the Fourth of July has caught the attention of Indiana investigators who are seeking more answers and community leaders who are seeking justice.

Vauhxx Rush Booker of Bloomington, Indiana, posted a video on his Facebook page of his confron...

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After enduring sexual abuse and racism in Hollywood, Thandie Newton hints she'll name names

After enduring sexual abuse and racism in Hollywood, Thandie Newton hints she'll name names

HBO/John P. Johnson(LOS ANGELES) --(NOTE LANGUAGE, CONTENT) In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, Westworld star Thandie Newton pulls no punches about coming up in the not-so-old, bad old days of Hollywood, and abuses she suffered as a result.

Now 47, the actress isnt holding back: "So careful what you do, everybody...Because you might find yourself f***ing over a little brown girl at th...

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Myriam Borzee/iStockBy JACK ARNHOLZ, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Jair Bolsonaro, Brazils 65-year-old president who has consistently minimized the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, announced Tuesday that he tested positive for coronavirus.

Appearing on live television, the far-right president said he took a coronavirus test Monday after developing symptoms, including a high temperature.

"I didnt know...

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EPA approves 1st disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces

EPA approves 1st disinfectant sprays that kill COVID-19 on surfaces

BrianAJackson/iStockBy HALEY YAMADA, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- The Environmental Protection Agency just approved two disinfectant sprays that can kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on surfaces.

The agency said that Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist were effective, based on laboratory testing, in preventing the spread of the virus on surfaces.

"EPA is commi...

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Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol

Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol

iStock/Wolterk(NEW YORK) -- BY: CATHERINE THORBECKE

Walmart has donated $100,000 towards efforts to replace Arkansas Confederate-linked statues at the U.S. Capitol with new statues of singer Johnny Cash and civil rights activist Daisy Bates.

The private sector donation comes as the nation is facing a racial reckoning in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody that h...

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Trump admin. to flood Jacksonsville with free testing ahead of GOP convention

Trump admin. to flood Jacksonsville with free testing ahead of GOP convention

OlegAlbinsky/iStockBy ANNE FLAHERTY, ABC NEWS

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration has picked Jacksonville, Florida -- the site of the planned GOP convention -- as one of three cities in the country where it will set up free "surge testing" sites to try to catch people who are infected with the virus but arent showing symptoms.

The idea behind the experimental push is to create pop-up sites ...

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