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Health care workers speak out as COVID-19 cases surge

Health care workers speak out as COVID-19 cases surge

iStock/narvikkBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Health care workers across the country are pleading with the public to follow COVID-19 guidelines as the nation struggles to contain another wave of the virus.The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 reached 260,000 on Wednesday, and almost every state in the U.S. is experiencing an increased rate…

‘Coronavirus live updates: Fauci gives ‘final plea’ before Thanksgiving

‘Coronavirus live updates: Fauci gives ‘final plea’ before Thanksgiving

Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 59.8 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is…

New York City buskers look back on a pandemic summer

New York City buskers look back on a pandemic summer

Michael Dobuski/ABC NewsBy MICHAEL DOBUSKI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Street performers are a common sight in New York City. Passersby can regularly catch a jazz performance on a Harlem street corner, a spoken word poet in the subway, or, as was the case on a warm Saturday afternoon last month, a punk rock concert in…

Food banks face growing hunger crisis ahead of the holidays during the pandemic

Food banks face growing hunger crisis ahead of the holidays during the pandemic

Massimo Giachetti/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Food banks have seen a spike in demand since the pandemic struck. In communities across the country, millions of Americans — even those who are employed — are becoming more food insecure. A report issued last month by the nonprofit Feeding America found that 50.4 million Americans have been…

‘Defund the police’ movement six months after killing of George Floyd

‘Defund the police’ movement six months after killing of George Floyd

John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy DEENA ZARU and TONYA SIMPSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, and other police-involved shootings of Black people, the movement to “defund the police” became a rallying cry at protests across the country.Critics have blasted…

Coronavirus live updates: US reports over 172,000 new cases

Coronavirus live updates: US reports over 172,000 new cases

Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 59.8 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern: Nov 25, 8:03 amFauci’s ‘final plea’ before Thanksgiving: ‘A sacrifice now could save…

Large weather system in Central US moves East bringing strong storms

Large weather system in Central US moves East bringing strong storms

ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A large storm system brought severe weather to parts of the southern U.S. on Tuesday.There were at least 41 reports of severe weather from Kansas to Louisiana with wind gusts of up to 65 mph reported in Denton, Texas.In the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, significant damage was…

COVID-positive staff allowed to work at veterans home where 27 residents died: Officials

COVID-positive staff allowed to work at veterans home where 27 residents died: Officials

WLS-TVBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(CHICAGO) — Staff working while COVID-19 positive, ineffective hand sanitizer and poor PPE practices were some of the concerns raised during the investigation of an outbreak at an Illinois veterans home that has killed 27 residents.The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs said Tuesday it has ordered an independent investigation of the…

Man run over, killed by three separate hit-and-run drivers who all fled the scene

Man run over, killed by three separate hit-and-run drivers who all fled the scene

ABC News/KABC-TVBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News (LOS ANGELES) — A man was struck and killed by three separate hit-and-run drivers who all fled the scene after colliding with him while he was crossing a street Sunday and now police are appealing to the public for help in finding the perpetrators.The incident occurred at approximately 7:39…

Health care workers speak out as COVID-19 cases surge

Health care workers speak out as COVID-19 cases surge

iStock/narvikkBY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Health care workers across the country are pleading with the public to follow COVID-19 guidelines as the nation struggles to contain another wave of the virus.The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 reached 260,000 on Wednesday, and almost every state in the U.S. is experiencing an increased rate…

‘Coronavirus live updates: Fauci gives ‘final plea’ before Thanksgiving

‘Coronavirus live updates: Fauci gives ‘final plea’ before Thanksgiving

Samara Heisz/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, IVAN PEREIRA and MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 59.8 million people and killed over 1.4 million worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is…

New York City buskers look back on a pandemic summer

New York City buskers look back on a pandemic summer

Michael Dobuski/ABC NewsBy MICHAEL DOBUSKI, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Street performers are a common sight in New York City. Passersby can regularly catch a jazz performance on a Harlem street corner, a spoken word poet in the subway, or, as was the case on a warm Saturday afternoon last month, a punk rock concert in…

Food banks face growing hunger crisis ahead of the holidays during the pandemic

Food banks face growing hunger crisis ahead of the holidays during the pandemic

Massimo Giachetti/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Food banks have seen a spike in demand since the pandemic struck. In communities across the country, millions of Americans — even those who are employed — are becoming more food insecure. A report issued last month by the nonprofit Feeding America found that 50.4 million Americans have been…

‘Defund the police’ movement six months after killing of George Floyd

‘Defund the police’ movement six months after killing of George Floyd

John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesBy DEENA ZARU and TONYA SIMPSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 25, and other police-involved shootings of Black people, the movement to “defund the police” became a rallying cry at protests across the country.Critics have blasted…