the NewsWorthy / AG Barr on Defense, Mystery Seeds Warning & #ChallengeAccepted Explained- Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

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The news to know for Wednesday, July 29th, 2020!

We'll tell you about:

  • which states health officials think could be the next COVID-19 hot spots
  • what to expect from the top four leaders of 'Big Tech' as they testify in front of Congress today
  • how the U.S. Attorney General handled tough questions from lawmakers
  • why there's controversy about the black and white photos trending on social media
  • what to do if you get 'mystery seeds' in the mail
  • all the Emmy nominations, including which platform broke a record

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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U.S. Outbreaks Status: Johns Hopkins, Reuters, NBC News

Kodak Shifts to Drug Production: WSJ, FOX Business, NPR

Russia Spreading COVID Disinformation: AP, NY Times, Al Jazeera

Big Tech to Testify: NY Times, Politico, Reuters, CBS News

AG Barr Hearing: WSJ, CBS News, AP, Reuters, ABC News

Americans Receive Mystery Seeds: WSJ, CBS News, Fox News

Netflix Breaks Emmy Nom Record: NY Times, CNBC, AP

Universal AMC Deal: TechCrunch, CNBC, The Verge, Reuters

Women Posting Black and White Selfies: CNN, NY Times, Forbes, Today

Influencers Paid to Use Instagram Reels: WSJ, Forbes

Work Wednesday: Business Travel Outlook: NY Times, Bloomberg, Axios