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In Troubled Times: Independence Day in A Land of Confusion

In Troubled Times: Independence Day in A Land of Confusion

BUSINESS | By Ted Anthony | Jul 4
On Independence Day, we Americans — if there is in fact a "we" in American life — celebrate the anniversary of a time when a lot of people, feeling really angry and scared, decided to do something about it.

How EVO3 CBD Oils Evolved Into an Industry Game-Changer

How EVO3 CBD Oils Evolved Into an Industry Game-Changer

BUSINESS | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 4
EVO3 CBD Oils has demystified a rapidly evolving industry with high-quality, lab-tested products that can be traced to the source.

Paint Schemes Go Political as NASCAR Season Heats Up

Paint Schemes Go Political as NASCAR Season Heats Up

NEWS | By Michael Marot | Jul 4
In NASCAR, the colorful paint schemes on the stock cars themselves have taken a decidedly political turn in recent weeks — and will again this weekend.

Alabama Health Officials Can't Verify 'COVID Party' Reports

Alabama Health Officials Can't Verify 'COVID Party' Reports

NEWS | Jul 4
The Alabama Department of Public Health said it could not verify reports of so-called COVID-19 parties where students deliberately tried to become infected, but also warned people not to try it.

Queer Nightlife Rallies in the Age of COVID-19

Queer Nightlife Rallies in the Age of COVID-19

NIGHTLIFE | By Matthew Wexler | Jul 4
"Anytime we get together as a community, it allows us to celebrate ourselves in safety with others," says DJ Nina Flowers. "I believe that space is still needed."

Feeling Depressed? Eat More Fish

Feeling Depressed? Eat More Fish

STYLE | Jul 4
Humans don't naturally create Omega-3 so it is recommended we eat at least two portions of fish per week, including one of oily fish.

Trump, Biden Fight for Primacy on Social Media Platforms

Trump, Biden Fight for Primacy on Social Media Platforms

NEWS | By Alexandra Jaffe and Amanda Seitz | Jul 4
On an average day, President Donald Trump sends about 14 posts to the 28 million Facebook followers of his campaign account. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, delivers about half that many posts to an audience of just 2 million.

As Much of Us Dials Back July 4 Plans, Trump Goes Big

As Much of Us Dials Back July 4 Plans, Trump Goes Big

NEWS | By Aamer Madhani | Jul 4
While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big.

At Mount Rushmore, Trump Digs Deeper Into Nation's Divisions

At Mount Rushmore, Trump Digs Deeper Into Nation's Divisions

NEWS | By Stephen Groves, Darlene Superville and Aamer Madhani | Jul 4
At the foot of Mount Rushmore and on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump dug deeper into America's divisions by accusing protesters who have pushed for racial justice of engaging in a "merciless campaign to wipe out our history."

AP Exclusive: Prince Royce Gets a Wake-Up Call with COVID-19

AP Exclusive: Prince Royce Gets a Wake-Up Call with COVID-19

HEALTH/FITNESS | By Sigal Ratner-Arias | Jul 4
Bachata singer Prince Royce says he got a wake-up call with a COVID-19 diagnosis and now he wants to try and wake others too.


Business

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Not Real News: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

CORPORATE | By Ali Swenson, Beatrice Dupuy, and Abril Mulato | Jul 4
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts.


Technology

AP Fact Check: Trump's Empty Assurance on Controlling Virus

AP Fact Check: Trump's Empty Assurance on Controlling Virus

SCIENCE | By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Jul 4
April and May brought the deadliest stretch of COVID-19 to date. And this past week, the number of new coronavirus cases per day hit an all-time high of 50,000. The message all along the way: "It's under control."


Finance

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

If You've Lost Your Health Plan In The COVID Crisis, You've Got Options

HEALTH | By Julie Appleby | Jun 19
Some newly unemployed people are taking advantage of special enrollment periods to sign up for plans offered on the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces, while others find they qualify for Medicaid.


Cars

Edmunds: 4th of July Deals Less Generous but Still Solid

Edmunds: 4th of July Deals Less Generous but Still Solid

AUTO NEWS | By Cameron Rogers of Edmunds | Jul 3
With summer in full swing, we typically see car dealerships heavily discounting excess inventory for the Fourth of July holiday. But the novel coronavirus and its effects make this year different than most.


Style

Style Alert: 6 LGBTQ Fashion Designers to Watch and Wear

Style Alert: 6 LGBTQ Fashion Designers to Watch and Wear

FASHION | By Andrew Villagomez | Jul 4
Pride means more than rainbow T-shirts, especially for these innovative LGBTQ designers who are redefining what it means to be fashion-forward for the next generation.


Health/Fitness

Huge Bummer': July Fourth Will Test Americans' Discipline

Huge Bummer': July Fourth Will Test Americans' Discipline

NATIONAL | By John Seewer | Jul 4
The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control.


Travel

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Brings Luxury Back to Las Vegas Strip

Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace Brings Luxury Back to Las Vegas Strip

Jul 4
High rollers can once again return to Las Vegas for all the glamour and glitter that Sin City has to offer. Given the current pandemic, bathing in luxury has become a semi-private affair.


Nightlife

San Francisco's People's March And Rally : Unite to Fight  :: June 28, 2020

San Francisco's People's March And Rally : Unite to Fight :: June 28, 2020

PHOTO ALBUMS | Jun 30
SF Pride may have been canceled but community leaders Juanita Moore! and Alex U. Inn planned a march along the original Pride route followed by a rally and a second march to the Castro to show support for the black and brown members of the LGBTQ Community