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UPDATE: Storms In Indiana Kill One Woman, NWS Team Will Survey Possible Tornado Damage Near Wakarusa

NEW: Monday's storms caused damage linked to the death of a woman found clutching a young boy in her storm-battered mobile home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Officials say she died at a hospital after firefighters pulled her from debris, but the boy believed to be her grandson wasn't injured.

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Skepticism Greets Putin's Announcement Of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine

President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday that Russia has become the first country to approve a vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection, saying one of his daughters has already received a dose of the new prophylaxis even though that it is still under development. The announcement of the new vaccine, dubbed Sputnik-V, has been met with initial skepticism, as it has yet to complete Phase III trials in which large numbers of people are given doses to determine whether it is safe and effective...

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks After Midnight. NASA Says It's 'One Of The Best'

If you're tired of binge-watching TV during the pandemic, Mother Nature has an alternative. All you have to do is go outside between about 2 a.m. Wednesday and dawn local time, lie on your back and look up at the sky. The meteors and fireballs of the Perseid meteor shower should be streaking. NASA says it's "one of the best" meteor shows of the year. That's because of the sheer number of meteors — 50 to 100 meteors to catch per hour as well as their fireballs — larger, brighter explosions of...

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More than three months after its last case of community spread, New Zealand has four new cases of COVID-19 from an unknown source. The island nation, seen as a global exemplar in the battle to contain the coronavirus, moved quickly to identify the source of transmission and halt further spread.

All four cases are members of the same family, who live in South Auckland, the government said Tuesday.

The speaking lineup for the Democratic National Convention that kicks off next Monday, Aug. 17, includes a number of party stars that run across the ideological spectrum, ranging from Bill and Hillary Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Democrats unveiled on Tuesday morning a long list of party leaders and influential voices who will speak during this year's convention, with a mix of both moderate and progressive voices. They'll be featured across four nights of programming.

Seattle's Police Chief Carmen Best is resigning, abruptly announcing her departure just hours after the city council voted to strip the police department of some resources, including cutting around 100 jobs.

Best, the city's first Black police chief, will depart after a tumultuous few months in Seattle, where intense protests against racial injustice and heavy-handed police practices drew national attention after the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on Memorial Day.

Pandemic Or Not, Germans Still Prefer Cash

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Just as in other countries, grocery stores in Germany are hushed, angst-ridden places these days, where a controlled number of masked shoppers give each other a wide berth in the aisles. At the checkout, the cashiers — also masked — sit behind a plastic screen. Exchange with customers is kept to a minimum and contactless payment is encouraged.

But in a country where cash is traditionally used for most everyday transactions, some shoppers feel using a debit card is one coronavirus measure too many.

In her 2019 resignation speech, then-congresswoman Katie Hill said: "I am leaving because of a misogynistic culture that gleefully consumed my naked pictures, capitalized on my sexuality and enabled my abusive ex to continue that abuse, this time with the entire country watching."

She also could have said: I am leaving because I had an affair with a subordinate. Both statements would have been true.

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Donate Your Car - Support WVPE!

Parting is not such sweet sorrow when you break up with that old car of yours and decide to donate it to WVPE. Many of you over the years have heard WVPE Membership Manager, Tom Sibal, talking about this on the radio. Recently Tom and his family practiced what he preaches. After many years of loyal service, Tom's son, William, decided his 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix had seen better days. It was donated to WVPE so it could serve one last good cause. Tom says donating the car was easy and just took...

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