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'May karma find you all': A woman's obituary for her late husband condemns Trump and people who don't wear masks

Stacey Nagy told CNN's Erin Burnett she wrote an obituary for her husband's coronavirus death where she blamed President Trump, Texas Gov. Abbott and those who do not wear masks because she felt a need to "put blame where it belonged."

5 things to know for August 5: Beirut, coronavirus, election, airlines, Taiwan

Why is coronavirus testing in the US still a debacle? CNN spoke to more than 20 testing experts including state health officials, testing labs, test suppliers, hospitals and industry insiders, and the overwhelming consensus is that a federal plan is needed to help fix it. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

5 things to know for August 5: Beirut, coronavirus, election, airlines, Taiwan

A cooler air mass which has helped steer Isaias is pushing east, leaving the Great Lakes and portions of the Midwest with a much needed break from the record breaking heat. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.

NYC health commissioner resigns amid pandemic, tells staffers 'your talents must be better leveraged'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio responds to the resignation of Oxiris Barbot, the city's health commissioner, who helped lead efforts to contain Covid-19.

Man charged with shooting at an employee after being asked to wear a mask in a Pennsylvania cigar shop, police say

A Pennsylvania man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide after he allegedly shot at an employee of a cigar shop who asked him to wear a mask.

5 things to know for August 4: Coronavirus, census, election, economy, Spain

Hurricane Isaias made landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center. Isaias currently has winds of 85 mph, making it a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

An Alabama high school principal turned 'U Can't Touch This' into Covid-19 safety video

A high school principal in Alabama parodied MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" to encourage students to be safe when they return to school in the fall.

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Sports

Megan Rapinoe says 'we all have a responsibility to make the world a better place'

Megan Rapinoe, soccer world champion, discusses her new HBO special 'Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe' and the movement for racial justice.

Justin Thomas returns to world No. 1 ahead of PGA Championship

Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are just two buddies who love to golf. They just so happen to have four major titles between them. But who is funnier?

How family, fight and fortune fashioned India's very own sporting 'Wonder Woman'

At the age of just 25, badminton icon P V Sindhu is already India's most marketable female athlete. Catapulted to stardom by her silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, Sindhu has become a sporting, social and cultural female figurehead.

Kendall Kemm: 16-year-old with one-armed swing gets golf lesson from six-time major winner

Kendall Kemm got a lesson from golf legend Nick Faldo after showing off a one-armed swing. The 16-year-old lost the use of her left hand in 2014 after a stroke.

The golfer who drove over 4,000 miles across the US to play in tournaments

Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Viktor Hovland has been driving between tournaments all across the country for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus pandemic, traveling over 4000 miles in the process.

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty won't play in Western & Southern Open or US Open

2019 French Open women's champion Ashleigh Barty of Australia talks about her run to the title and what it meant to her to win.

No sex and no fans, but the beer is flowing fast in the NBA 'bubble'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he would cancel the season if the health of his players was jeopardized and talks about the protocols in place for the NBA bubble in Florida.

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Entertainment

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' actor who appeared in Quaker Oats commercials, dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, the actor who appeared on the big screen, television shows and Quaker Oats commercials, has died. He was 85.

Jennifer Holliday took us to church to honor John Lewis

Former President Bill Clinton recounts a story Congressman John Lewis told him when they first met in the 1970s while delivering a tribute at Lewis' memorial.

Stolen teddy bear with dying mother's voice returned to daughter after actor Ryan Reynolds and others offered a $15,000 reward

A woman's teddy bear that was outfitted with a voice recording from her dying mother has been returned to her after it was stolen during a move.

Garth Brooks explains why he removed himself from the 'CMA' entertainer of the year category

Country singer Garth Brooks responded to a fan's tweet telling the singer he should withdraw himself from contention for the Country Music Association's "Entertainer of the Year" award.

Malik B., founding member of The Roots, dead at 47

Malik Abdul Basit, a rapper, singer and founding member of The Roots, has died at 47, according to a statement from the hip hop group.

'Enter The Dragon' actor John Saxon dies at 83

Actor John Saxon made over 200 film and television appearances spanning his more than 7-decade career. His wife tells CNN that Saxon died at the age of 83.

Olivia de Havilland, star of 'Gone With the Wind,' dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, a two-time Oscar winner and for decades the last surviving star of "Gone With the Wind," has died at age of 104, her publicist Lisa Goldberg told CNN.

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Business-Consumer

4 new products that show Corporate America is getting serious about climate change

Top consumer brands like Nestlé and Unilever are partnering on a new service called Loop that lets customers buy household items in innovative reusable containers and return them once they're finished. Here's how it works.

Here's how experts think the press should cover the run-up to the November election

"Baseless voter fraud claims" are causing a lot of confusion, "Thank You For Voting" author Erin Geiger Smith says. "We have to do our jobs and let the voters know about the part they can actually control, which is voting. We really need to educate on how vote-by-mail works and what the voter can do to make sure their own vote counts. It's not the sexy part. It's the brass tacks part." Susan Glasser and Rick Hasen also weigh in.

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp, citing 'disagreements over certain editorial content'

James Murdoch, the youngest son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, made a dramatic break from the family business. CNN's Fareed Zakaria reacts.

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp, citing 'disagreements over certain editorial content'

Jim Rutenberg, the co-author of a new investigation about the Murdoch media empire, says Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan is doubling down on Fox's conservative slant.

Nike's viral 'You Can't Stop Us' ad is winning big on social media

Nike's latest ad sends a powerful message about Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. At a time when professional sports are struggling to start up amidst the pandemic, the ad has quickly become popular online.

US economy posts its worst drop on record

The US economy contracted at a 32.9% annual rate from April through June, its worst drop on record. CNN's Julia Chatterley reports.

How bad is the US recession? Investors are about to find out

Responding to questions from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that he viewed Instagram as a "competitor" before the social media giant purchased the company, as newly-revealed emails raise questions about the $1 billion 2012 deal.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Health

Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands

Emergency room physician Dr. Desmond Carson says people who are not wearing a mask, washing their hands, and observing social distancing guidelines are being disrespectful to health care and front line workers who have to deal with Covid-19 every day.

90-minute tests that detect Covid-19 and other viruses to be rolled out in UK

According to the UK's Department of Health, the British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests that can detect not only coronavirus but several other viruses, providing "on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes." Dr. Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the US has the ability to do the same thing.

Coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled and one doctor says it's time for stricter measures

White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx defends the US response to the coronavirus outbreak to CNN's Dana Bash.

20,000 more Americans could die from Covid-19 in the next 21 days, CDC ensemble forecast shows

As the "warp speed" trials race to bring vaccines to market, who should be prioritized to get the first doses? Should race and income be included among factors? CNN's Michael Smerconish speaks with a medical ethicist.

Health experts urge caution for school reopenings as coronavirus safety plans are put to the test

CNN's Gary Tuchman speaks with children and parents in Jefferson, Georgia, where a school district just opened back up amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Human sperm roll like 'playful otters' as they swim, study finds, contradicting centuries-old beliefs

Using complex mathematics and 3D imaging, a group of researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered human sperm doesn't move the way we have believed for centuries

A variety of responses by US states hurt the country's ability to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci gives his take on if there is a need to lock down the US again to help fight the spread of Covid-19.

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Social Media-Technology

This odd flying metal cylinder is a prototype for Elon Musk's Mars rocket

Watch SpaceX's Starship SN5 perform a hop test in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says it will one day transport humans to Mars.

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 20 and its latest foldable phone

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Note20 phones, which feature faster processing speeds and an 8K video camera.

As Trump threatens ban, TikTok says it wants to fight foreign interference in the November election

While TikTok's future remains uncertain, there's no denying the cultural impact the app has already made. Here's a look back at some of the platform's biggest trends from Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" to the pandemic-themed "Bored in the House."

Trump's real goal is for TikTok to disappear entirely, ByteDance CEO says

Peter Navarro, White House trade adviser, discusses Microsoft's potential purchase of TikTok, noting that there is "suspicious stuff" between China and Microsoft. He questioned whether Microsoft should "divest its Chinese holdings" if it buys the app.

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splash down after historic mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down into the Gulf of Mexico marking the end of a historic two-month mission.

NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splashdown after historic mission

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off of Pensacola Beach, Florida, after returning from the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard in a joint operation between SpaceX and NASA.

Microsoft says it is still talking with Trump about buying TikTok from its Chinese owner

President Donald Trump said that he will ban the popular short-form video app TikTok from operating in the United States, rejecting a potential deal for Microsoft to buy the app from its Chinese-owned parent company.

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Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 57162

Reported Deaths: 1660
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin18197820
Ramsey7047261
Dakota4049103
Anoka3410113
Stearns284220
Washington193843
Nobles17496
Olmsted163523
Scott141017
Mower10842
Rice10028
Blue Earth8595
Wright8205
Carver7922
Clay75240
Kandiyohi6771
Sherburne6577
St. Louis45319
Todd4202
Lyon4163
Freeborn3551
Steele3331
Nicollet32013
Benton3103
Watonwan2990
Winona24916
Crow Wing21313
Martin2045
Le Sueur2021
Beltrami2000
Chisago1821
Otter Tail1793
Goodhue1778
Cottonwood1730
Becker1471
Pipestone1439
McLeod1400
Unassigned14040
Polk1353
Itasca13412
Douglas1320
Waseca1300
Pine1280
Carlton1260
Dodge1230
Murray1221
Isanti1100
Chippewa991
Brown852
Faribault840
Meeker832
Morrison821
Wabasha820
Sibley802
Rock750
Koochiching743
Pennington731
Jackson700
Mille Lacs683
Cass622
Fillmore610
Renville605
Lincoln540
Swift521
Grant511
Yellow Medicine490
Roseau460
Pope450
Houston390
Norman370
Hubbard320
Redwood320
Marshall290
Kanabec281
Wilkin283
Aitkin270
Mahnomen241
Wadena230
Big Stone220
Red Lake200
Lake180
Stevens160
Clearwater150
Traverse100
Lac qui Parle60
Kittson30
Cook20
Lake of the Woods10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 46100

Reported Deaths: 887
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk9781203
Woodbury365651
Black Hawk302262
Linn214587
Johnson195915
Dallas179635
Buena Vista178612
Scott161512
Dubuque154929
Marshall139424
Pottawattamie122723
Story111714
Wapello85032
Muscatine83048
Webster7366
Crawford7213
Sioux6022
Cerro Gordo57917
Tama53929
Warren5341
Jasper45825
Wright4441
Plymouth4438
Louisa37814
Dickinson3754
Clinton3213
Washington28810
Hamilton2411
Boone2312
Franklin2256
Bremer1927
Clarke1883
Carroll1821
Emmet1812
Clay1711
Shelby1691
Hardin1660
Marion1550
Allamakee1504
Poweshiek1508
Benton1451
Jackson1411
Des Moines1392
Mahaska13617
Floyd1312
Guthrie1285
Jones1242
Cedar1201
Hancock1172
Butler1152
Buchanan1141
Henry1143
Pocahontas1141
Lyon1060
Madison1052
Clayton993
Cherokee981
Harrison980
Lee973
Taylor930
Humboldt921
Delaware911
Iowa901
Monona900
Winneshiek861
Mills830
Calhoun822
Fayette810
Sac810
Palo Alto800
Kossuth780
Osceola780
Jefferson770
Winnebago770
Mitchell760
Page760
Grundy741
Union721
Monroe677
Worth610
Chickasaw510
Davis501
Lucas504
Howard490
Cass481
Montgomery453
Appanoose433
Greene380
Fremont350
Van Buren331
Keokuk311
Ida290
Audubon281
Decatur220
Adair210
Ringgold211
Wayne181
Adams160
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