the NewsWorthy / Beirut Explosion, Promising COVID Research & Flight to Nowhere- Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

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The news to know for Wednesday, August 5th, 2020!

We'll tell you about:

  • a deadly explosion in the Middle East
  • new promising COVID-19 research
  • which sports leagues seem to be doing better than others & why
  • a big change to the 2020 Census count
  • what now rivals Apple's AirDrop
  • who is offering a flight to nowhere

Those stories and more in just 10 minutes!

Award-winning broadcast journalist and former TV news reporter Erica Mandy breaks it all down for you. 

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Deadly Beirut Explosion: AP, CBS News, Reuters, NBC News, How to Help

Isaias Damage, Deaths: AP, USA Today, ABC News, Axios, CBS News, National Hurricane Center

U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll: Johns Hopkins

Another Vaccine Shows Promising Results: CNN, CNBC, Stat

Convalescent Plasma Study: WSJ, WaPo

US Census Schedule Cut: AP, NBC News, ABC News, NY Times, Fill Out Census

Millennials, Younger Now U.S. Majority: CNN, AP, Brookings

Android Version of Airdrop: Engadget, CNBC, Google

NHL Success: NBC Sports, ESPN, CNN, CBS Sports, DraftKings, NYMag

Taiwan’s Flight to Nowhere: CNN, Travel + Leisure, STAT News

Work Wednesday: Virtual Internships: Reuters