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Wisconsin declares public health emergency due to COVID-19 spread on campuses

iStock/sshepardBY: MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(MADISON, Wisc.) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency Tuesday amid an “alarming” increase in COVID-19 cases since college campuses reopened.”We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a new and dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic…read more »

The men behind QAnon

ABC NewsBY: CHRIS FRANCESCANI, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — For nearly three years, QAnon followers have been feverishly deciphering thousands of cryptic clues and predictions posted online by the shadowy persona of “Q” at the center of a metastasizing movement that experts say is the first far-right extremist conspiracy theory in the modern era to penetrate mainstream…read more »

What we know about the alleged racist attack on a New York City jogger

iStock/Marco CurabaBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A woman has been arrested on hate crime charges one month after she allegedly hurled a glass bottle — and a racial slur — at a jogger, New York City police said.Around noon on Aug. 17, 37-year-old Tiffany Johnson was jogging in Queens when a woman flung…read more »

Coronavirus live updates: US death toll tops 200,000

narvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 965,000 people worldwide.Over 31.3 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 Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins…read more »

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