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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Under normal circumstances, Brandon Legnion is a physical therapy technician in Lake Charles, Louisiana. But as of Wednesday, he’s one of nearly 11,500 Louisiana National Guardsmen preparing to respond to a direct hit by Hurricane Laura.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 27, 1776, British forces defeat George Washington’s Continental Army at the Battle of Brooklyn, also known as the Battle of Long Island. It was the first battle after the United States declared independence, and one of the largest engagements of the Revolutionary War. As a result of their victory, the British took control of the strategic Port of New York, which they held throughout the war. Despite the defeat, Washington’s forces were able to avoid capture by the British when they escaped to Manhattan in boats.

With more racial unrest roiling the United States, Vice President Mike Pence told voters Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention “you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America,” calling the Democratic presidential candidate a willing partner of those who want to curb police funding.

VIDEO: When Ghana closed schools in mid-March because of the coronavirus, it quickly shifted to remote learning. For the youngest learners, the government has partnered with USAID to provide a radio learning program for millions of students.

VIDEO: Stranded since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, many cruise ship workers have been living in hotels. Many just want to return home.

The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday it is considering investigating four states over rules requiring nursing homes to admit COVID-19 patients, saying the mandates may have led to the deaths of thousands of elderly people.

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