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Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Ross will sit out 2020 MLB season over COVID-19 concerns

Major League Baseball has decided to go ahead with plans for a 60-game 2020 season amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but some players are making the decision to not participate. As part of the league and the MLB Players Association (MLBPA) COVID-19 health and safety protocols, any MLB player can decide to opt out of…

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Pence falsely claims Arizona hospitalizations on decline

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego says her city is in need of more testing and medical personnel to handle the coronavirus crisis there. Reporter Vaughn Hillyard discusses.July 9, 2020

Dr. Gottlieb: U.S. is likely to see hospitalizations rise

Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb discusses the country's current infection rate, why the country is seeing more younger people get infected and why he believes hospitalizations will rise.July 9, 2020

State will not be ‘threatened’ to resume schools, says Maryland gov.

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., discusses the rate of infection in his state. Maryland's hospitalization rate due to virus just fell under 400 for first time since March. Gov. Hogan also discusses the idea of reopening schools in the fall and a potential 2024 run.July 9, 2020

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