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Volunteers in Brooklyn step in to help low-income, immigrant residents
Elena Medoks/iStock By PAULINA TAM, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Whitney Hu knows the route by heart. Every Saturday morning, the 29-year-old wakes up at 6 o'clock to go to a theater-turned-warehouse in the heavily immigrant neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in New York City. There, she slips into the routine she has been performing since the start of New York state's coronavirus lockdown in mid-March.On this particular day, Hu, the head of South Brooklyn Mutual Aid, a local food relief group in the borough, is joined by Shahana Hanif, another 29-year-old spearheading an emergency food program of her own with...
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Father outliving his brain cancer prognosis shares his battle, love for life
Trinity Daniel By HAYLEY FITZPATRICK, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The headaches came first. "Terrible" migraines that would last throughout the day.Osmond Nicholas, then 26, was working as a police officer in his hometown of Oceanside, California, after earning his Bachelor's degree in criminal justice and his Master's in homeland security at San Diego State University. While out on the job in May 2017, the former college football player had what he described as "a little blackout" moment while driving his police car. He said he remembers questioning where he was at the moment, and his partner at the time reminded...
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Coronavirus updates: Houston see some 300 social distancing complaints over weekend
Myriam Borzee/iStock By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 345,000 people worldwide.Over 5.4 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 University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has...
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Despite Trump opposition, it's 'difficult to tell' if country may need to close again: Birx
iStock/JTSorrell By: ADAM KELSEY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As Americans continue to emerge from quarantines and stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump declared this week that "we are not closing our country” if the United States is hit by a second wave of infections.But in an interview on ABC's This Week Sunday, one of the leaders of the government's response to the virus, said it is "difficult to tell" whether such a step may be necessary."We're trying to understand during this period of coming out of the closure: How do we maintain openness and safety? And...
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Remote Amazon tribe decimated by epidemic braces for COVID-19
iStock/mattjeacock By: NEIL GIARDINO, ABC News (SEPAHUA, PERU) -- Mario Dispupidiwa recalls a way of life that is only a distant memory now."I watched my mother give birth in the forest and cradle the baby by the fire to keep it warm," he recalled. "We moved constantly from place to place."But then the loggers and oil workers arrived, bringing with them terrifying diseases without cure, ending that life forever.Dispupidiwa is a member of the Nahua tribespeople, who crossed a threshold into the modern world after their forced contact with the outside world in Peru's southeast Amazon nearly 40 years ago....
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Georgia issues "Best Practices" safety list for film and TV shoots post COVID-19
iStock/brightstars By: STEPHEN IERVOLINO, ABC News (GEORGIA) -- With Georgia successfully becoming one of the first states to open for business following the COVID-19 lockdowns, Gov. Brian P. Kemp issued a "best practices" guide for film and TV crews working in the Peach State. Georgia has become a massive hub for Hollywood productions, with everything from the Marvel movies to MacGyver and The Walking Dead shooting there -- some 391 productions in all in 2019, Deadline reports. Governor Kemp's guide seeks to cut down on possible means of transmission of coronavirus -- or any easily communicable disease -- on sets,...
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NFL player files lawsuit against United saying he was sexually assaulted on a flight
fstop123/iStock By ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS(NEWARK, N.J.) -- An NFL player has sued United Airlines after he was allegedly sexually assaulted on a flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey.The player, who was not named, was flying home to New Jersey on Feb. 10 when the alleged incident occurred, according to the lawsuit. During the trip, a woman sitting next to him "continued to sexually assault and abuse [him]," the lawsuit states, including by grabbing his penis and groping his thigh.The woman also stroked her hand across his lap near his genitals, according to the lawsuit, which was filed...
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