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Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

Man gets 1 year in jail for holding large parties against COVID-19 rules

Charles County Sheriff’s OfficeBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(HUGHESVILLE, Md.) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail after he hosted two parties against the governor’s COVID-19 large gathering orders, prosecutors said.Following a bench trial, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order,…

Oregon reports highest daily COVID-19 case total, may be linked to wildfires

Oregon reports highest daily COVID-19 case total, may be linked to wildfires

GarysFRPBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SALEM, Ore.) — After weeks of steady decline, COVID-19 cases are rising in Oregon — and wildfires may be contributing.The Oregon State Authority reported 457 new cases on Friday — the single highest daily total since the pandemic began. The state’s coronavirus total now stands at over 32,000 cases.Among the recent…

To Native Americans, reparations can vary from having sovereignty to just being heard

To Native Americans, reparations can vary from having sovereignty to just being heard

ABC NewsBy TENZIN SHAKYA and ANTHONY RIVAS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation.In Oklahoma, the people of the Muscogee Creek Nation Reservation have just won their long-standing…

Two former leaders of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home charged in COVID-19 deaths

Two former leaders of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home charged in COVID-19 deaths

Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty ImagesBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS and AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(HOLYOKE, Mass.) — Two former leaders of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts have been indicted in connection with the COVID-19 deaths of nearly a dozen veterans, Attorney General Maura Healey announced Friday.Former Superintendent Bennett Walsh and former Medical Director Dr. David Clinton each have been…

Coronavirus live updates: Virginia governor and wife test positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus live updates: Virginia governor and wife test positive for COVID-19

Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 984,000 people worldwide.Over 32.2 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…

Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

David Roark/DisneyBy GMA TEAM, ABC News(BAY LAKE, Fla.) — Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida.Weighing in at 156 pounds and a little over 6 feet tall, the baby girl is healthy and “feisty,” according to the animal care team at the park.”First time I came and saw…