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1. Democrats Prepare for Most Inclusive, Physically Distant Convention

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Tonight begins what is or could be four nights of the most inclusive, but physically distant, national political convention, a “Convention Across America.”

2. House Democrats Summon Postal Leaders To Hearing On Mail Delays

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As the Trump administration seeks to implement changes at the United States Postal Service via his Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, more questions are being asked regarding the “streamlining” of the system.

3. Coronavirus Update: Black and Hispanic Communities Experience Spike in Drug Overdoses During Pandemic

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As the U.S. grapples with the loss of lives resulting from coronavirus infections, Black and Hispanic communities are also experiencing a surge in drug overdoses during the pandemic. 

4. Kamala Harris Stands on the Shoulders of Another Black Female VP Pick, Charlotta Bass

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Charlotta Bass is not a well-known name in Black history, but as we celebrate the ascension of Senator Kamala Harris to Joe Biden’s VP pick, Bass deserves to share the spotlight. 

5. What States Are Recovering The Quickest From The Pandemic?

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The U.S. economy added another 1.8 million jobs in July, a sharp slowdown from June.

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