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Recent articles by Joel:

Police cars burn as violence mars National Day of Protest: George Floyd protests live updates

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz promised to bring "the full force of goodness and righteousness" as law enforcement upheld a curfew in the Twin Cities. → Read More

Historic SpaceX rocket must launch at just the right second Saturday — or be postponed again

NASA and SpaceX teams are targeting exactly 45 seconds after 3:22 p.m. for Saturday's historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. → Read More

'Ultra-rare' blue bees found in Florida. It's been years since they were last seen.

The bees hadn't been seen since 2016 and experts thought they might have died out. But researchers found them again in an isolated Florida habitat. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Trump touts 'Operation Warp Speed'; J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy; NY beaches open for Memorial Day weekend

President Donald Trump unveiled 'Operation Warp Speed' to find a vaccine and parts of New York are beginning to reopen. Latest COVID-19 news Friday. → Read More

Georgia officials trying to stop large, invasive lizard that eats 'anything they want'

Argentine black and white tegus have not been a threat to humans and common household pets, but do pose a danger to native species. → Read More

Fauci taking 'precautions'; 2 other coronavirus task force members to self-quarantine

Dr. Anthony Fauci had less exposure to confirmed cases than other members of the Coronavirus Task Force who are self-quarantining. → Read More

US coronavirus response a 'chaotic disaster,' Obama tells former staffers in call

Obama’s comments came during a Friday call with 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association, people who served in his administration. → Read More

Claim in viral 'Plandemic' video 'could lead to imminent harm,' Facebook says

A slickly-produced interview with discredited scientist Judy Mikovits promotes conspiracy theories and is being removed by multiple tech platforms. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Unemployment could top 20%; health officials to quarantine; Obama says response a 'disaster'

A series of developments have have brought COVID-19 close to the inner circle of the White House in recent days. Here is the latest news Sunday. → Read More

Some bees can 'cook' dreaded 'Murder Hornets,' NYPD bee keeping officer explains

An officer in the NYPD's beekeeping unit told local media he's in "preparation mode" for the possible arrival of "Murder Hornets" in New York. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Outdoor access on the rise; virus rates vary between neighborhoods

Access to beaches, parks, golfing and other outdoor activities is on the rise across the nation as leaders make moves to lift social distancing rules. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: Thousands of deaths tied to nursing homes; testing holds back California from reopening

Alarming outbreaks at nursing homes, long-term care facilities, prisons and meatpacking plants raise concerns as states slowly move to reopen. → Read More

Refrigerated trucks used as morgues during coronavirus pandemic can transport food again, FDA says

What happens to a truck used as a temporary morgue as COVID-19 fatalities climbed? The FDA says it can be cleaned and begin transporting food again. → Read More

Police arrest 3 people protesting closed beaches at SoCal beach set to reopen Monday

Encinitas mayor Catherine Blakespear said she believed the protesters “were trying to make a political point" at a beach scheduled to reopen Monday. → Read More

Coronavirus updates: 3 children in New York die from virus-linked illness, Cuomo says; Feds shipping remdesivir to states

New York Gov. Cuomo says three children there have died from a coronavirus-linked illness similar to Kawasaki disease. More COVID-19 news Saturday. → Read More

'Pizza Groundhog' looks fearless and hungry in this adorable video

For many, it's bringing back memories of 2015's famous pizza rat. But this critter is staring down Pennsylvania dogs through a glass door. → Read More

A class war? A global power shift? A world isolated? How experts see the future after coronavirus.

Authors of a report imagine a changed world after the COVID-19 pandemic. But the future isn’t written yet, and we have some say in how it plays out. → Read More

Maryland police remind residents to wear pants to mailbox: 'This is your final warning'

As working from home becomes the new norm during the coronavirus pandemic, shirts have become more essential than pants, according to Walmart. → Read More

Coronavirus live updates: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of hospital; Fauci says reopening US not 'a light switch'

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from the hospital to continue his recovery from the coronavirus. Here is the latest news. → Read More

10,000 now dead of coronavirus in US, more battlefield fatalities than six wars combined

U.S. officials have repeatedly likened the coronavirus outbreak to a military struggle, and members of the armed forces have joined in the fight. → Read More