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Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Does the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spread through tiny aerosol particles in the air? Or is the main route of transmission the droplets people release when they talk or breathe? Some scientists are saying the World Health Organization needs to provide answers.

On This Day in American History
On July 7, 1981, President Ronald Reagan nominates Sandra Day O’Connor to be the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On Sept. 21, the Arizona appeals judge was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and was sworn in four days later. During her time on the court, O’Connor was seen as a moderate conservative. She retired on July 1, 2005, and was replaced by Samuel Alito. In 2018, she retired from public life after being diagnosed with early stage dementia.

Universities preparing for big declines in international enrollment and revenue will be further depressed by a federal decision to strip students of their visa status if they do not attend college and university in person this fall.

In the first sign that India and China are de-escalating tensions along their disputed border, both sides have agreed to a “disengagement process” and pulled back troops from the site of a clash that killed 20 Indian soldiers in mid-June.    

VIDEO: Teleworking during COVID-19 can be lonely. Enter Goat 2 Meeting, which brings people face-to-face with a goat, cow, sheep or llama, each staring at you with soulful eyes. VOA explains why these animals are attending online meetings.

Buffeted by social unrest, economic woes and the coronavirus pandemic, French President Emmanuel Macron is in the process of rebooting his government two years out from a reelection bid, hoping to best his immediate predecessors who served just one term.

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