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July 12, 2020 - 2:53 pm
By: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MOSCOW) -- Standing at border control in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in early April, Gaylen Grandstaff wasn't sure what was about to happen. A 53-year-old American from Texas, Grandstaff had been trapped in Russia for almost three years, stuck in a nightmare because...
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July 12, 2020 - 2:34 pm
By: ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) -- When Gov. Gavin Newsom put out a call this spring asking California health care workers to volunteer at overwhelmed hospitals in New York City, the early U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Dr. Louis Tran signed up immediately. Tran, an...
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July 12, 2020 - 2:15 pm
By: MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (LONDON) -- LONDON -- Bongani Sibeko was just a toddler when he and his family were forced to flee their home in apartheid South Africa, as Black men, women and children were dying at the hands of authorities upholding the country's legal system of racial segregation. As...
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July 12, 2020 - 2:01 pm
By: DANIEL MANZO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Powerful thunderstorms across the Central U.S. and gusty storms in the Northeast have caused at least 327 reports of severe weather in the last 24 hours. The wind reports have been quite notable in the central U.S. A 90 mph gust was reported in Scott County...
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July 12, 2020 - 1:50 pm
By: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Penn.) -- LAA Pennsylvania man has been charged with the kidnapping of an Amish teenager who has been missing since last month and has yet to be found. East Lampeter Township Police in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, charged 34-year-old Justo...
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July 12, 2020 - 1:24 pm
By: JON HAWORTH and MATT ZARRELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 566,000 people worldwide. Over 12.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the...
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July 11, 2020 - 12:10 pm
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS (MERRITT ISLAND, Fla.) -- SpaceX scrubbed its launch of dozens of Starlink satellites Saturday from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX wrote on Twitter that the mission needed "more time for checkouts" and the team was working to identify the next launch...
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July 11, 2020 - 11:18 am
By ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC NEWS (BOSTON) -- Every year, more than 20 million visitors flock to Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, which, after being closed for several months, reopened July 1. But for the first time in its nearly 300-year history, it's largely empty. "There is no foot traffic,"...
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July 11, 2020 - 11:15 am
By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) -- "I think I made a mistake. I thought this was a hoax, but it's not." Those were the final words of a 30-year-old patient who died at a San Antonio, Texas, hospital this week after attending a so-called "COVID party," according to the hospital's chief...
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July 11, 2020 - 11:06 am
By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS (ZUURBEKOM, South Africa) -- At least five people are dead and more than 40 people arrested in South Africa Saturday following an attack at a church in Zuurbekom, a town in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. Four people were found shot and burnt to death in a car...
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