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1st COVID-19 case in asylum seeker camp at US-Mexico border

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CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (Net) — An international disaster relief organization reported Tuesday the first confirmed case of COVID-19 among migrants living in a tent encampment of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Global Response Management said that one person in the Matamoros, Tamaulipas camp across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas had tested positive.
"Aggressive isolation and tracing measures have been enacted," the U.S.-based relief organization said via Twitter.
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Weinstein reaches tentative $19M deal with accusers

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NEW YORK (Net) — Harvey Weinstein and his former studio's board have reached a nearly $19 million settlement with dozens of his sexual misconduct accusers, New York state's attorney general and lawyers in a class-action lawsuit said Tuesday.
The agreement was announced by New York Attorney...

Covid-19 pandemic

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Global death toll crosses half million 
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The global death tolls from Covid-19 reached 504,851 on Tuesday morning while the confirmed cases crossed 10,275,392, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of the Johns Hopkins University.
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New Zealand reports no new cases of COVID-19

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WELLINGTON, June 30 (Net) -- New Zealand reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health.
This means the number of active cases in New Zealand remains at 22. All active cases are those who have recently returned from overseas and are in managed isolation...

Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

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WASHINGTON (Net) — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August.
The executions would mark the first use of the death penalty on the federal level since 2003.
The justices rejected an appeal...

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