From AP Morning Wire:• America Disrupted: Troubles cleave a nation, and a city.• Trump donors among early recipients of virus loans.• Red Sox hit by claims of racism, sexual abuse.• Dozens dead in Japan as rain triggers flooding.SIGN UP: apnews.com/newsletter twitter.com/AP/status/12804427

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: Althea Gibson became the first Black tennis player to win a Wimbledon singles title (7/6/1957); President Gerald Ford hosted a White House dinner for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip (7/7/1976). apne.ws/VeitnAV twitter.com/AP_Archive/status/

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in 1777, during the American Revolution, British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga. Fort Ticonderoga is seen from Mount Defiance in Ticonderoga, N.Y., Aug. 21, 2002. | Photo Jim McKnight twitter.com/AP_Images/status/1

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From AP Morning Wire:• President Trump's leadership is being put to a test.• Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus.• Australia to shut state border as infections surge.• US Independence Day in a land of confusion.SIGN UP: apnews.com/newsletter twitter.com/AP/status/12800859

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From AP Morning Wire:• In 40 of 50 states virus cases are surging.• Kim urges NK virus fight vigilance.• Trump’s Rushmore trip to feature real and symbolic fireworks.• White Michigan couple arrested after gun pulled on Black family.SIGN UP: apnews.com/newsletter twitter.com/AP/status/12789931

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After a $22 million renovation, @HoopHall in Springfield, Massachusetts is ready to show off its new look.Full story by @jgolen: apne.ws/pMM8JtG twitter.com/AP_Sports/status/1

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in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law a sweeping civil rights bill passed by Congress. The Rev. Martin Luther King, third from right, head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was among national figures present. twitter.com/AP_Images/status/1

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From AP Morning Wire:• US Sunbelt cases surge, other states back off on reopening.• Closing bars to stop virus is backed by science.• Confederate general’s statue removed in VA.• Trump, officials defend response to Russia bounty threat.SIGN UP: apnews.com/newsletter twitter.com/AP/status/12786312

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Re The pattern is repeated when looking at deaths. States with Republican governors have seen an increase as an overall share of the national total. Democratic-run states, meanwhile, have dropped over time. twitter.com/AP/status/12784267

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Re One clear pattern: a state’s governor seems to matter. New cases in states with Republican governors – regardless of how those states voted in 2016 – now considerably outpace those in states run by Democrats. twitter.com/AP/status/12784265

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Re States that Clinton won in 2016 accounted for considerable majorities of the earliest cases. But since then, the trend lines have taken opposite trajectories. States Trump won account for about three out of four of the newest cases. twitter.com/AP/status/12784262

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Re The distribution of deaths has leveled off as well. The initial surge occurred in Democratic counties, which then saw a sharp drop in deaths per million residents. Trump counties moved upward, stabilized and then started falling, but at a lower rate. twitter.com/AP/status/12784255

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Re In the last week, counties that President Trump won in 2016 are seeing new cases at almost the same rate as counties that Hillary Clinton won, though cases are increasing for both groups. twitter.com/AP/status/12784253

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Re There’s also a striking shift in views about officers who cause injury or death in the line of duty: 86% of white Democrats say the system treats them too leniently, up from 46% in 2015. twitter.com/AP/status/12784135

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Re The poll finds a majority of white Democrats say police are more likely to use deadly force against a Black person than a white person, not unlike five years ago. But 64% now believe police violence is a very or extremely serious problem, compared with 29% in 2015. twitter.com/AP/status/12784132

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Epidemiologists track diseases and figure out what causes them — they’re crucial to understanding community health, especially during outbreaks like COVID-19. But 72% of local health departments in the U.S. don’t have even one on staff. apne.ws/kobgVl4 twitter.com/AP/status/12783957

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More than 38,000 public health jobs have disappeared over the past decade. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. @LaurenWeberHP @laura_ungar @MRSmithAP @hannah_recht @annabarryjester report. apne.ws/CjDSBh8 twitter.com/AP/status/12782769

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From AP Morning Wire:• AP Sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019.• US states reverse openings, require masks.• Confederate flag losing prominence 155 years after US Civil War.• China approves contentious HK security law.SIGN UP: apnews.com/newsletter twitter.com/AP/status/12779059

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