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May 20, 2020 - 10:30 am
By CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (MIDLAND, Mich.) -- The governor of Michigan declared a state of emergency Tuesday night after rapidly rising waters crashed through two dams and forced thousands to evacuate. Officials with the city of Midland warned residents that the Edenville Dam, along the...
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May 20, 2020 - 10:22 am
By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Officials in Ohio have declared racism a public health crisis in the state's most populated county. Commissioners in Franklin County passed a resolution Tuesday makes the declaration, as well as vows to support community efforts on racism and ensure that...
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May 20, 2020 - 9:10 am
By MATT GUTMAN and LISSETTE RODRIGUEZ, ABC News (GALLUP, N.M.) -- It felt like haunted ground. The only sounds left at the traditional Najavo hut were the notes of the wind chimes and the whines of the puppies. COVID-19 had taken away the 11 family members who had lived in this dwelling. Three...
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May 20, 2020 - 6:10 am
By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- In just 48 hours, parts of Mid-Michigan got hit with more than 8 inches of rain forcing local rivers to record levels, bursting dams and producing catastrophic flooding. Tittabawassee River rose so high that the Sanford and Edenville dams failed causing...
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May 20, 2020 - 6:04 am
By ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- More than 125 people are set to become the U.S. Army's newest medical professionals during the service's first virtual nationwide commissioning ceremony for future health care officers on Wednesday. There are 127 current and future Army officers...
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May 20, 2020 - 5:55 am
By CAMMERON PARRISH, ABC News (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Homeless encampments are on the rise in San Francisco, especially now, with the novel coronavirus pandemic increasing unemployment and threatening shelter space. In order to address the issue, the city is setting up sites called "Safe Sleeping...
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May 20, 2020 - 5:44 am
By KAREN TRAVERS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- It is the burning question for working parents -- how and when will their kids get back to school? "There's just not enough hours in the day," Lorey Johnson told ABC News. Johnson has two children, ages 7 and 4. She and her husband are juggling full-time...
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May 20, 2020 - 5:09 am
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 323,000 people worldwide. Over 4.9 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 Center for...
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May 20, 2020 - 3:30 am
By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Doorsteps across a suburb in Detroit are covered in gift baskets randomly delivered by a group that calls itself the Sisterhood of the Traveling Wine, named after The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants , a book that tells the story of four inseparable female...
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May 19, 2020 - 6:33 pm
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Hailing it as a tested killer of the novel coronavirus , New York City transit officials announced on Tuesday that they are launching a pilot program using ultraviolet light to disinfect its subway cars and buses. “To our knowledge, this is the first...
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